Graphic Designer

FASTSIGNS of DC - Washington, DC

Position also known as: Assistant Graphic Designer

Are you highly motivated, detail oriented, and creative? Are you up for a challenge, eager to learn, and passionate about design? Do you want to put your artistic skills to work for an established and fast-growing company? If so, we’re looking for talented and inspired candidates who are focused on teamwork, task completion, and customer satisfaction. If you are looking for a rewarding career in graphic design, not just another job, then come join our team as a Graphic Designer!

As a Graphic Designer, your primary responsibility will be to create computer generated vinyl and/or full color graphics output that can be weeded, cut, and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. You will work closely with customers to ensure complete satisfaction with the final product. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated team player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and who is determined to make every project his or her absolute best.

Works with co-workers and customers with file transfers, FTP access, photo library options, online proofs, etc.
Prepares comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor
Inspects jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer
Performs customer logo maintenance and sourcing
Creates proofs and sends to customers using the online proofing system
Maintains accurate electronic and paper records
Works on different projects simultaneously
Helps in the production area as needed
Establishes and maintains effective team relationships with all support departments
Follows all company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes

High school diploma or GED required; advanced education degree preferred
Strong PC and Mac skills and internet, publishing software, and sign production software skills
Previous sign or print industry experience desired
Previous service business experience desired
Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
Able to effectively and efficiently organize, prioritize, and manage clients, team members, and work
Understanding of and experience in the signage industry preferred
Able to manage several projects concurrently using FASTSIGNS tools and resources
Able to take direction
Basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions and converting fractions to decimals and vice versa)
Good composition and writing skills, including proof-reading/editing skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong proof-reading skills, including spelling and grammar
Able to work effectively in a team environment
Detail oriented, organized, and able to multi-task
Strong PC and Mac skills and internet, publishing software, and sign production software skills

Casual and creative work environment
Formal On-the-Job Training Program
Direct Deposit
Performance Bonus