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Graphic Designer

Department: Marketing
Location: Reston, VA

Amazing opportunity for an A-Player! Guidance Residential, LLC and Guidance Home Services, LLC are expanding its marketing team and seeking a conceptual, smart, motivated, detail-oriented and friendly designer. Working as a key member of the marketing department under the direction of the VP of Marketing, the Graphic Designer will design and produce marketing collateral across print and digital mediums as well as maintain our brand standards.

Guidance Residential, LLC and Guidance Home Services, LLC are strong, growing firms that specialize in Islamic Home financing and real estate, respectively.  Our team members are a vital strength in our ability to grow and continue to serve our customers. We are seeking an exceptional designer to produce marketing material to target the Guidance Residential & Guidance Home Services customer communities. The successful candidate will bring passion for design and a consistent desire to raise the bar and innovate. They will have the ability to manage their work and successfully coordinate with outside vendors, while being able to work on concurrent assignments under tight deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Required qualifications include a Graphic Design or related design degree and 3-5 years of experience. Background in the residential housing or home financing industry is preferred. Advanced experience and proficiency in graphic programs including: Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Adobe Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), CSS, HTML and Javascript, HubSpot, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook required. Dreamweaver, WordPress, and Joomla knowledge a plus.

Primary Duties: 

  • Assists in the long-term marketing plan, including advertising, promotions, and collateral to reach desired market segments.
  • Manages the graphic design work for the companiesí overall internal and external marketing and communications efforts including website (mobile, tablet, desktop friendly), videos, mobile apps, email campaigns, collateral, print and electronic/digital advertisements, conventions, and signage for offices.
  • Creates designs that carry creativity and goodwill for organizationís products or services among customers and prospects while maintaining strict adherence to companyís corporate identity graphic guidelines.
  • Assists in website design and creation. Plans, designs, develops, tests, edits, maintains, and documents look and feel of website and the external email marketing campaigns that increase traffic toward it.
  • Acts as liaison with printing vendors in such areas as placing orders, proofing, delivering and maintaining inventory of companiesí marketing materials.
  • Organizes and maintains electronic inventory of photo work, artwork, and film, and maintains marketing literature, archives sample files.
  • Directs the activities related to website content maintenance.
  • Assists the Vice President of Marketing with vendor and customer relations building efforts.

 Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.F.A.) preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in graphic design
  • Strong knowledge of graphic design, video creation and editing, front end website development, UI/UX best practices, and layout
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment & under tight deadlines
  • Must possess great copywriting and strong written & oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Muslim American market and Residential Real Estate a plus
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Adobe Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), CSS, HTML and Javascript, HubSpot, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook required. Dreamweaver, WordPress, and Joomla knowledge a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, 401K, Profit Sharing, and Life/ADD, STD, & LTD.

Please click the link below to apply and include your resume along with a link to your portfolio.  

Guidance Residential is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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