Senior Graphic Designer

at CDM Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

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CDM Smith is seeking a creative design professional to join our marketing team. This role will support municipal water and environmental proposal efforts in offices in the North Central Group (NCG) region, which includes offices in: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. We are open to this position being based at any of our offices in the United States or working remotely. If you are a visionary thinker and enjoy collaborating with teams to lead the development of graphically oriented storylines for proposals and presentations, we are interested in talking to you. Candidates must be highly creative and able to bring ideas to life that visually engage our clients and convey the distinguishing features of our approach and technical solutions. High importance is placed on a positive attitude, being flexible with change, and working well with others in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of work that showcases visually engaging and highly innovative approaches to presenting technical content.

As a member of this team, you will contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

•\tCollaborating with marketing and technical team members on the design and production of complex proposals, presentations, and marketing materials.

•\tSupporting the development of persuasive proposal documents through thematic infographics, technical and nontechnical graphics.

•\tDeveloping and refining layouts to enhance readability and effectively deliver technical concepts.

•\tActively participating in sessions where strategy and approach for key pursuits are discussed and storylines are developed.

•\tStoryboarding page-by-page content with the proposal manager.

•\tResearching and bringing fresh ideas to the team for highly engaging client presentations and proposals.

•\tConferring with marketing staff and internal clients on proving graphics and concepts, themes, and approaches.

•\tReviewing work to ensure the accuracy and quality of all materials produced.

•\tConducting final quality review of all artwork before final production.

•\tCounseling pursuit teams on methods to improve graphic presentation of theme statements, materials, and audience fit.

•\tEnsuring integrity of communications by maintaining the firm’s identity, brand, standards, and programs.

•\tMaintaining specialized knowledge of graphics software applications.

•\tPopulating and maintaining graphics databases.

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Senior Graphic Designer



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Minimum Qualifications:

•\tBachelor’s degree.

•\t4 years of related experience.

•\tDomestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

•\tStrong command of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint), Spark, and Google Earth products.

•\tPrior experience doing graphic design work in the architecture/engineering/construction industry strongly desired.

•\tPrevious experience using Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

•\tStrong page layout skills to efficiently create long-form documents.

•\t3D rendering skills and experience.

•\tVideo editing skills and experience.

•\tThe ability to complete tasks within tight time schedules and under strict layout controls.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

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United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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Job Posting: JC187824960

Posted On: Jul 15, 2021

Updated On: Aug 04, 2021