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Senior Graphic Designer 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Washington, D.C.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  


The Clearing is a management consultancy that offers a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including corporate strategy, communications, change management, finance, policy, design, engineering, and corporate leadership. Our particular expertise is focused on helping leaders develop and gain internal and external support for their innovation, cause, or value initiative and assessing the value of this new initiative. Distinctive from other management consultancies, we focus first on addressing the social complexity inherent in innovation in large corporations and institutions. Using a mix of creative change management, financial analysis, and strategic communication techniques, we help leaders and their teams achieve clarity on what is at stake, understand and manage the external and internal resistance to their value initiative, and define the critical path to achieve operational results and return on investment. The Clearing supports public and private clients, both domestically and internationally.


The Senior Graphic Designer is a key member of our in-house design team, working collaboratively with team members to translate complex customer requirements into simple and elegant design products, and craft the overarching look and feel of all client deliverables. This position involves project coordination and oversight, requiring a management approach that is both responsive and adaptive to support a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. Senior Graphic Designers work with delivery teams and external clients to define visual design requirements and proactively consult on potential solutions.

As a result of producing exceptional work products and developing relationships, the Senior Graphic Designer can help capture new leads and business opportunities.

All applicants are required to provide an online portfolio that displays a range of technical capabilities, design styles, and materials to include:

  • Infographics
  • Complex vector-based imagery
  • Presentations
  • Multi page documents
  • One Pagers

Additionally include, if available:

  • Animations
  • Video


  • Design a full range of print and digital collateral, including, but not limited to: infographics and data visualization, presentations, one-pagers, and documents (including animated interactive PDFs)
  • Work with consultants and clients to develop conceptual designs supporting an overall messaging strategy
  • Transform concepts and words into clear approaches and visual outputs
  • Productize assets for consultant and client use, to include document and presentation templates, graphic templates, and visual resource libraries
  • Support entire corporate structure (client delivery, internal functions, marketing, and business development)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external customers
  • Orchestrate projects, working with consultants and team members to define scope, build out schedules, delegate tasks, monitor progress and ensure quality control
  • Manage labor distribution and define levels of efforts based on budget constraints and strategic objectives
  • Train and mentor creative team members on design fundamentals and software
  • Raise and enforce standards for quality, professionalism, and creativity within and outside of the team
  • Assist in the administration, as well as the development, of team processes and best practices
  • Foster a positive and productive work environment
  • Prioritize graphic projects when conflicting timelines arise
  • Increase client delight through tailored customer service, responsive communications, quick turn-arounds
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (graphic design, computer graphics, and/or information graphics)
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience
  • Thorough knowledge of visual design principles including: graphic design, layout, typography, color, and corporate identity
  • High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team focused environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects all at once, with competing deadlines
  • Can provide rapid response to continuously shifting demands
  • Can clearly articulate and present creative ideas and reasoning using strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to receive and respond to feedback and creative direction from internal peers and external clients with the intent of improving upon his/her work
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated, deadline-oriented, and willing to take accountability for project outcomes
  • Willingness to teach others, with a goal of building internal design capacity
  • The drive to learn and teach new design tools/techniques as technology changes
  • A strong work ethic and a positive attitude


  • Motion Graphics Development (Adobe After Effects)
  • Video Editing/Videography
  • Graphic recording
EOE Statement The Clearing is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal legal requirements, The Clearing complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training and career development programs.  
About the Organization The Clearing is a management consulting firm that helps leaders identify underlying causes of organizational obstacles, resolve highly complex challenges, prioritize the fewest, most important initiatives to tackle regardless of conflicting needs and make informed decisions in the context of an agreed-upon mission, vision, and strategy.

We help create peak performance organizations through strategy, organizational development, leadership training, and change management. Our experienced consultants bring a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including change management, finance, engineering, communications, education, policy, design, and corporate leadership.

To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with The Clearing are subject to a background investigation, conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. For positions requiring access to classified information, U.S. citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.  

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