Port of Seattle seeks Graphic Designer

Port of Seattle – Hiring FT Graphic Designer

Some of what you’ll be doing:

 **Please include a link to the website of your portfolio on your resume showcasing your work, or kindly upload attachments with the application submittal.

As a Graphic Designer, you will work within a creative team to create graphics that will help tell the Port of Seattle’s story. Everyday will be a new adventure; whether it is creating visuals for social media or a billboard, laying out an annual report, or animating graphics and maps, for visual production, you will be able to maximize your graphic design skills across a wide array of media, audiences, and deliverables while creating interesting work.

  • You will visualize and create graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts, and photo editing. Content includes presentations, publications, web graphics, video graphics, apparel, email templates and infographics.
  • You will create and edit visual content including maps, charts, and graphs. Additionally, you will transform data sets both quantitative and qualitative analysis into compelling images, and provide visual, technical, and editorial guidance on effective data visualizations and infographics.
  • You will create artwork for the web, video, or television in addition to using visual effects, animation, and other cinematic techniques to aid in the understanding of the topic. Content includes animated explainer videos, GIFs, and video loops for social media.
  • You will be responsible for the overall production and execution of visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign and coordinate the work with clients in addition to supervising vendors, production, and assets.
  • You will attend press checks, installation of artwork, and manage a large volume of production.
Who you are:

 Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have three (3) years of visual design experience with hands on production of communication materials in a government agency, corporate communications group, or communications agency.
  • Educated – You possess an Associate’s Degree in Advertising, Design, Marketing, or related field.
  • Desired – We hope you have a Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of experience in visual design with hands on production of communication materials in a government agency, corporate communications group, or communications agency.
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.  At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Effective Communicator – You can work efficiently with stakeholders and employees to intake new projects, feedback on work, and deliver a final result.
  • Technically Skilled – You are proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, and PowerPoint, with the ability to generate multiple concepts with different visual messaging and strong collaboration skills to manage review cycles and implement feedback in a manner that is consistent to brand style. Additionally, you are skilled in illustration and storyboarding, and have basic photography and videography skills to provide as backup when needed.
  • Knowledgeable – You possess a strong understanding of core design principles such as layout, typography, color theory, and presentation design. You have excellent design skills and understand the technical specifications to produce creative content across multiple media from printed layouts, large format, social media, and assets for video production. In addition, you are knowledgeable of creative services, design and marketing best practices, creative development and material production workflow.
  • Collaborator – You are able to work with diverse internal and external stakeholders at various levels of the organization, with the ability to build relationships and resolve problems while providing excellent guidance and customer service.

What else you need to know: 

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. You may be required to work any and all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays. You may be required to work during emergencies.
  • Work Environment – This work can take place in a hybrid remote/in-office setting.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.

Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental, and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – The Port of Seattle values diversity as a source of innovation and strength. We are actively working across the organization to create a culture where all employees – regardless of race, gender, and other identities – succeed and reach their fullest potential.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

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