Graphic Designer (Junior to Mid-Level)
Silver Spring

Gallagher & Associates seeks an exceptionally talented graphic designer with a great attitude and the ability to inspire and motivate.

Graphic Designer for Exhibitions

Our Washington, DC Studio is looking for a highly motivated Graphic Designer with strong technical skills, a good eye for typography, background working on exhibitions and/or other spatial design and several years of design studio experience. This person should have a passion for design, flexible attitude, and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.

The Graphic Designer will work closely with the creative team to design and coordinate the design, production, fabrication, installation of exhibit graphics for museums throughout the United States. This talented and goal-oriented person would play a key role in creating memorable visitor experiences for museums, interpretive centers and visitor centers across the U.S.

Core Responsibilities

  • Under the mentorship of Senior Graphic Designers, work collaboratively with 3D designers, media team and content developers to create immersive, story-driven spaces
  • Reports to Graphics Manager
  • Develop graphic standards and hierarchies per project style and content
  • Attend internal and client meetings to understand the content and materials available to bring the exhibition graphic elements to life both interpretively and creatively
  • Develop designs from conceptual, ideation stage to the final design, construction design and implementation

Qualifications

  • B.A or M.A in Graphic Design & Environmental Design with a minimum of 4 years experience in experiential graphic design or a related field
  • Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process, including concept design, design development, and final artwork
  • Good knowledge of fabrication techniques and materials standards of exhibit design
  • Excellent typography skills
  • High level of fluency with Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), MS Office and Keynote
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Optional skills or working knowledge in: Identity and branding design, touch-screen interactive interface design, or indoor/outdoor wayfinding signage design is a plus
  • Optional skills or working software knowledge in: After Effects, Google Sketch-Up, Filemaker Pro a plus.

Benefits Include:

Competitive Salary, Vacation, Sick, Vacation and Personal Holiday, Company Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Employee Referral Bonus Program, Medical Plan & Dental Plan, Summer Fridays and more…

Our Culture:

It is an exciting time to join the G&A team and we have the core values to prove it — Excellence, Impact, Integrity & Balance shape our future and are designed and defined to help our team understand the link between strategy and culture. These values explain how the day-to-day translates into supporting aligned efforts and goals across the board. Join us as we continue to develop our culture together, to fit our style and your success!

Our Values & Ways of Working @ the Individual Contributor Level:

EXCELLENCE

We are committed to creating our best work:

  • Build working relationships with team members and cross-functional colleagues to come up with your best work
  • Seek different perspectives, inputs and feedback when working through hurdles
  • Get out there and see what’s new in the world of design; request a conference or team field trip for inspiration  

We create a culture of curiosity and learning:

  • Be passionately curious; show eagerness to learn
  • Challenge assumptions and suggest different approaches
  • Stay current in our area of expertise; G&A. and our industry
  • Applaud others for their accomplishments
  • Share helpful information and best practices with team members

Always be proactive:

  • Do not over-commit yourself; speak up
  • Utilize resources (i.e. people, templates, workshop request, supplies) to meet your goals and needs
  • Be detail oriented in all that you do (spell check!) to put your best foot forward

We are true ambassadors:

  • Follow G&A on social media (“like” our photos; make suggestions for improvements)
  • Give marketing something cool to post about your or your work contributions
  • Be credible and always put your best foot forward

IMPACT

We are locally and globally conscious:

  • Say no to plastic and use less paper around the office
  • Bring a new perspective to our clients – think sustainability where it counts

Inclusion brings us together:

  • Take ownership of how your work  supports the shared objectives of the team
  • Understand the work of your team and how it contributes to the project/team priorities
  • Look for opportunities to help your neighbor when in need: printing, guidance, support, get out and go for a walk or take a lunch break together to break up the monotony

INTEGRITY

Trust and respect is a must:

  • Be intentional, and respectful in all conversations
  • Listen with an open mind to different viewpoints
  • Be responsive, on time, and on task for your team; work together, to be honest with each other when challenges arise

We have open lines of communication:

  • Stay up-to-date on company news (e.g. newsletter, Instagram – follow @GandA_Design)
  • Ensure that manager and team members are kept informed of progress or hurdles – they can help!
  • Listen and ask questions to gather information and understand other viewpoints  
  • Explore new ways to be more efficient

BALANCE

Adaptability is key:

  • Always think beyond the problem and toward the solution
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes in priorities
  • Embrace new ways of doing things

Work-Life blend for success:

  • Take time to unwind
  • Take lunch
  • Participate in a wellness activity or challenge

To Apply

Please send resume and digital portfolio as a PDF file to [email protected]

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