Graphic Designer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for a Graphic Designer that will create complex visuals for a diverse range of communications products and media. We are looking for exceptionally talented, creative, and strategic graphic designers with relevant professional experience and solid skills and talent in print, web, and graphics production. You will use your creative talents to create publications, brochures, posters, illustrations, web content, and dynamic presentations for technical and non-technical audiences. This position is within the Technical Information Department and may support recharge or matrix divisions.

These positions will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level

In this role you will

  • Apply originality to create, plan, direct, and coordinate production decisions for various content to be used in publications, presentations, displays, signage, websites, and multimedia projects using a variety of computer software and conventional tools.
  • Partner with co-workers and supervisors on special projects involving multimedia design, presentations, and web design.
  • Collaborate and interact with all levels of administrative, management, and scientific staff including other clients/editors to understand, define, develop, and establish objectives to meet the design specification requirements for highly visible or large complex graphic projects and publications, frequently responsible for initial customer contact and consultation.
  • Communicate frequently with team lead/workload coordinator about deviations in project costs and progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition at the G02.2 level:

  • May provide guidance and assistance to less experienced designers–including training, mentoring, and instructing co-workers in various aspects of design and production processes.
  • Solves complex technical problems and function as a technical lead, providing technical direction and guidance, demonstrating methods and procedures, performing ongoing quality control checks, making routine commitments related to assignments, and interpreting guidelines and procedures.
  • Establish standards for quality of work, guidelines, techniques or procedures; oversee projects from receipt to completion, coordinate work with other team members; estimate time and cost, choose appropriate work methods, and may set work priorities and production schedules.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Animation, Web Design, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience in graphic design and illustration or related field.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Dreamweaver). Experience with technical illustrations.
  • Experience communicating conceptual ideas and understanding of current industry standards for print, presentation, and web, and UX design principles and methodology.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions.
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills and ability to manage timelines and shift priorities to support workload demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills necessary to interact tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of personalities, disciplines, and customers. Experience working within a team and building relationships with customers.

In addition at the G02.2 level:

  • Experience leading large print production and multimedia projects; and experience establishing production team commitments of cost, schedule, and quality for communication projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize and effectively design, plan, direct, and coordinate production of multiple and complex graphic design and multimedia design projects using advanced knowledge of computer programs and design methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Dreamweaver), and experience with CMS (WordPress, Drupal) and applying UI/UX design methodology. Relevant knowledge in the use of design concepts and typography principles.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working within production teams that are comprised of other communication disciplines, e.g., photographers, editors, writers, animators, and print production.
  • Experience with workflow, asset management, and production of print magazine publications.

Reposted position. Originally posted on 12/15/21. Previous candidates need not reapply.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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These positions will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level

In this role you will

  • Apply originality to create, plan, direct, and coordinate production decisions for various content to be used in publications, presentations, displays, signage, websites, and multimedia projects using a variety of computer software and conventional tools.
  • Partner with co-workers and supervisors on special projects involving multimedia design, presentations, and web design.
  • Collaborate and interact with all levels of administrative, management, and scientific staff including other clients/editors to understand, define, develop, and establish objectives to meet the design specification requirements for highly visible or large complex graphic projects and publications, frequently responsible for initial customer contact and consultation.
  • Communicate frequently with team lead/workload coordinator about deviations in project costs and progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition at the G02.2 level:

  • May provide guidance and assistance to less experienced designers–including training, mentoring, and instructing co-workers in various aspects of design and production processes.
  • Solves complex technical problems and function as a technical lead, providing technical direction and guidance, demonstrating methods and procedures, performing ongoing quality control checks, making routine commitments related to assignments, and interpreting guidelines and procedures.
  • Establish standards for quality of work, guidelines, techniques or procedures; oversee projects from receipt to completion, coordinate work with other team members; estimate time and cost, choose appropriate work methods, and may set work priorities and production schedules.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Animation, Web Design, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience in graphic design and illustration or related field.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Dreamweaver). Experience with technical illustrations.
  • Experience communicating conceptual ideas and understanding of current industry standards for print, presentation, and web, and UX design principles and methodology.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions.
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills and ability to manage timelines and shift priorities to support workload demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills necessary to interact tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of personalities, disciplines, and customers. Experience working within a team and building relationships with customers.

In addition at the G02.2 level:

  • Experience leading large print production and multimedia projects; and experience establishing production team commitments of cost, schedule, and quality for communication projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize and effectively design, plan, direct, and coordinate production of multiple and complex graphic design and multimedia design projects using advanced knowledge of computer programs and design methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Dreamweaver), and experience with CMS (WordPress, Drupal) and applying UI/UX design methodology. Relevant knowledge in the use of design concepts and typography principles.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working within production teams that are comprised of other communication disciplines, e.g., photographers, editors, writers, animators, and print production.
  • Experience with workflow, asset management, and production of print magazine publications.

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