• Visual Designer

    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving federal, commercial and non-profit clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

     

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long, including a summer getaway for you and your family.

    Overview

    We are currently seeking a visual designer with 3-4 years’ experience to create compelling, high quality print and digital products for a fast-paced growing internal team. The designer should have a solid understanding of design principles and excellent visual design skills. Candidate should possess proven expertise in designing for print and digital design, as well as the technologies used to create them including but not limited to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint. The visual designer will be a part of our Excella Corporate Marketing team and will be integral to executing and supporting a wide variety of design work, such as presentations, infographics, slicks, brochures, proposals, animations and more. Attention to detail, willingness to accept feedback, and a team-centric mindset are required!

    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with product owners and stakeholders to translate business problems/opportunities into usable designed solutions
    • Carry custom designs from concept to finished product
    • Work closely with the visual design lead to support project goals
    • Determine use cases and user interactions to design solutions that support business objectives
    • Develop and maintain designed slicks, presentations, infographics, proposals, animations and more
    • Work with Marketing team to develop and scope design projects
    • Support team timelines and production schedules for all design projects
    • Analyze stakeholder and user feedback to enhance design solutions
    • Champion Excella brand standards
    • Work with vendors to complete production of print pieces

    Qualifications

    • 2-4 years of experience in print and/or digital design.
    • BFA in visual design or design related field
    • A solid foundation in typography, layout and design
    • Strong portfolio featuring past design work
    • Familiarity with current design trends and best practices
    • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
    • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
    • Be able to support simultaneous projects
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills to clearly convey information to upper management and clients
    • Animation or video experience a plus

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