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Graphics Designer – Journeyman 

Category Other  

Position Location: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Telework/Work-from-Home Authorized: No

Who You’ll Report To: This position will report directly to the task lead on-site for this contract.

The Work You’ll be Doing:

The Graphics Designer – Journeyman will support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) by preparing illustrations, conceptual drawings, posters, technical drawings, schematic diagrams, and 3D renderings using a variety of digital design applications.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Digitally manipulates and edits photographs for high-resolution output.
  • Adhere to the established AFRL branding style guide, in the layout and design of graphic materials to include: Logo choice, fonts, colors, format and overall aesthetic effects.
  • Review products with higher grade illustrator or supervisor and make changes as necessary.
  • Prepare marketing materials for commercial printing, and coordinates with printers to ensure accuracy and quality while maintaining all deadlines.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of graphics production equipment, including vinyl cutter, wide format printers, and laminators.
  • Support exhibits process, as needed.
  • Provide artwork, custom signs, headers, posters and display-related products to include: camera-ready text, single-page, tri-fold and multi-page brochures, photographs, photographic manipulation, original artwork, black and white and multicolored illustrations, and two- and three-dimensional perspective illustrations.
  • Provide editing, copying, mounting, and laminating as needed to support the display/exhibit.
  • Integrate into the display any customer-supplied multi-media products.
  • Provide the government with the original layered graphic file upon completion of each graphic work order.
  • Support the design and procurement of marketing, branding, and recruitment materials to include event items promoting the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • The position not only involves graphics design, but also includes art production, administrative duties, and display installation.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of functional experience


  • Associates degree with a minimum of two (2) years of functional experience; or Bachelor’s degree.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient in the use of the full Adobe Suite, to include but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign.
  • Must be able to navigate and utilize the toolbox in both graphic software, skillfully and creatively.
  • Willingness to learn new software and graphics processes.
  • Must have a strong art portfolio.
  • High level hand skills and cutting skills, utilizing graphics substrate, such as foamcore, PVC and acrylic.
  • Basic knowledge and skills with hand tools.
  • Curiosity and desire to think outside of the box, thinking 3D, in terms of interior environments.
  • Ability to verbally communicate ideas, using proper graphics terminology and conceptualize visually, through hand drawn or digitally produced concepts and renderings.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Security Clearance:

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Benefits at Sawdey Solution Services:

At Sawdey Solution Services, we offer an extensive benefits package. Our employee-focused benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Vibrant Company Culture: Become an integral part of our positive, encouraging, and uplifting team culture; we are all on this mission together!
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance: We place a strong emphasis on work-life balance; we don’t just ‘talk the talk’ in terms of work-life balance, we ‘walk the walk’! We not only support, but highly encourage, prioritizing your health and well-being.
  • Competitive Compensation Package: Competitive rates with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
    • Health Saving Account (HSA) with employer contributions.
    • Dependent-care Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
    • Competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Federal Holiday Observance.
    • Immediately vested 401 (k) with employer matching.
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Employee Referral program with compensated referrals!
    • Additional benefits offered.
  • Grow With Us: We offer a paid Training and Tuition reimbursement program to help you advance and excel in your career. We also offer an employee mentorship program and prioritize internal promotions and success.

Sawdey Solution Services firmly believes in our employees and advocates an environment to promote from within, which serves to boost morale while keeping high performers engaged and challenged. We also place the utmost importance on team building and collaboration in a remote environment. To promote these beliefs, you will also find additional benefits and programs that will enrich your career here at Sawdey Solution Services:

  • Wellness Challenges.
  • Focus on internal career advancement and growth.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number OTH-24-00006  
Location Wright Patterson AFB, OH  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporation, has built a nationwide and global footprint as a leading government contracting organization. Specializing in cybersecurity, systems engineering, and operational support, Sawdey invites you to be a part of a team that's at the forefront of securing our nation. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  

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