Graphic Designer

NOVA ParksinFairfax Station, VA 22039, USA

NOVA Parks is seeking a GRAPHIC DESIGNER to join our team. In this role, create visually engaging graphics and marketing materials to elevate the NOVA Parks brand and effectively reach customers through the promotion of our many activities, parks, amenities, and events.

If you are a creative with best-in-class print, social, web and video design skills, and a thorough understanding of effective multi-modal marketing, we want to hear from you! To be considered for this position, please submit a portfolio of recent work that exemplifies your design aesthetic across a variety of mediums.

Hiring Salary Range: $57,000 - $75,000


  • Develop and uphold branding and identity values for the corporate brand and its sub-brands that position NOVA Parks as a leader in the outdoor and recreation space.
  • Work closely with various teams to develop custom designs for proposals, reports, newsletters, and various promotional documents that support NOVA Parks platforms.
  • Elevate identity and storytelling formats across a variety of channels (social, presentation design, email newsletters, motion) with cutting-edge, best-in-class designs including data visualization.
  • Develop and maintain a library of high-quality creative work across platforms.
  • Create and manage identities, such as logo designs, for NOVA Parks different product offerings.
  • Create data visualization and layouts for analytics and trend reports.
  • Assist with production of print assets, emails, digital ads, marketing collateral, materials for press and partners, as well as internal and external presentations.
  • Collaborate with the creative team on various projects in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Maintain accuracy and attention to detail throughout the creative and production process.
  • Support the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.
  • Offer input to creative meetings and share ideas.
  • Produce attractive and effective designs for all forms of media.
  • Communicate with senior team members to receive feedback.
  • Manage vendor relationships and collaborate with vendors to ensure marketing campaign outputs are delivered to all our clients.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college/university with a bachelor's degree in design, digital communications, marketing, or related degree.

Experience: One to four years of experience in graphic design/digital design working with a creative team in marketing, advertising, media, or publishing, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides:

  • Digital video, animation, and motion graphics experience.
  • Expert knowledge of branding and identity design and management.
  • Proven comfort level with data visualization and transforming complex data sets into visual narratives.
  • Proven understanding of illustration, graphic elements, layouts, and photography.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator minimum).
  • Experience in Adobe Premiere is a plus.
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing and designing creative assets for social media platforms including, but not limited to, Instagram (in-feed + Stories), TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
  • Working knowledge of email marketing automation tools, such as Campaign Monitor.
  • Experience creating animations and GIFs is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of print and digital best practices (e-commerce, emails, online branding).
  • Strong typography skills and clean design aesthetic.
  • Strong organization skills with ability to prioritize, communicate, and excel in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask across projects/accounts, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter who is eager to dive in, learn, and grow.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Pension Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off Flexible work schedule
  • Competitive salaries and incentives
  • Training programs / Discounted and free park activities

Duties and responsibilities are designed to be the essential elements of the job. They do not preclude the performance of related, or even unrelated, jobs which may be necessary to properly and efficiently complete all work assignments. NOVA Parks reserves the right to amend job specifications to meet current needs.

It is the policy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-352-5900 and ask for the Human Resources Department for assistance.

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