Designer Job Openings - 27 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,000

    NEW
    Web designer
    Global Channel Management, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,787

    Principal Instructional Designer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,740

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    Designer Kitchen Bath
    The Home Depot

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,207

    Senior UX Designer - Web
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    NEW
    Job Title Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,020

    UX UI Senior Designer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,985

    Conversational Designers
    IBM

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Telecom Designer
    VAE, Inc.

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

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    Telecom Designer - Fort Belvoir, VA (1512-677)
    NES Associates

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Distribution Designer
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Pncpl Designer
    Deltek Systems

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Cabinet Designer
    Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

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    Restoration Stream Designer
    Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,000

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    Designer
    City Winery

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

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    Designer
    Streetshares

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,985

    Content Designer
    IBM

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Designer
    Capital One

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Email Designer
    Robert Half

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

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    Substation Designer
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Telecom Designer - Fort Belvoir, VA
    NES Associates, LLC

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Designer I (0-3 yrs exp) - Washington DC
    Cooper Cary

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,000

    Content Designer
    IBM

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,000

    Conversational Designers
    IBM

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    NEW
    Stream & Wetland Designer
    Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC

    Warrenton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,325

    Pega Designer
    Capgemini Government Solutions

    Arlington, VA

Designer Jobs

average

$60,325

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive
  • Stressful

What does a Designer do

A Designer is a person who plans the form, look, or workings of something before it is made or built, typically by drawing it in detail. They work as part of a team with copywriters, stylists, and executives.

how to become a Designer

Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field is usually required. However, those with a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue technical training in graphic design to meet most hiring qualifications.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits about 320 postsecondary colleges, universities, and independent institutes with programs in art and design. Most schools include studio art, principles of design, computerized design, commercial graphics production, printing techniques, and website design. In addition, students should consider courses in writing, marketing, and business, all of which are useful in helping designers work effectively on project teams.

High school students interested in graphic design should take basic art and design courses in high school, if the courses are available. Many bachelor's degree programs require students to complete a year of basic art and design courses before being admitted to a formal degree program. Some schools require applicants to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

Many programs provide students with the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of their designs. For many artists, including graphic designers, developing a portfolio—a collection of design ideas that demonstrates their styles and abilities—is essential because employers rely heavily on a designer’s portfolio in deciding whether to hire the individual.

Graphic designers must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on their own or through formal software training programs. Professional associations that specialize in graphic design, such as AIGA, offer courses intended to keep the skills of their members up to date.

Other Experience

Graphic designers often gain their initial experience through internships. It provides aspiring graphic designers an opportunity to work with designers and experience the design process from concept to completion while completing a design program.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally available through software product vendors. Certification in graphic design software can demonstrate a level of competence and may provide a jobseeker with a competitive advantage.

Advancement

Experienced graphic designers may advance to chief designer, art director, or other supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.

Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

Computer skills. Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.

Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients.

Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

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Real Designer Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Designer Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 30, 2015 $190,000
Designer Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 19, 2015 $190,000
Designer III Amazon Corporate LLC East Palo Alto, CA Feb 16, 2015 $160,000
Designer 2 Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA Nov 07, 2016 $160,000
Designer 2 Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA Jul 09, 2016 $160,000
Designer 2 Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA Jan 04, 2016 $160,000
Designer Yourpeople, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 09, 2015 $150,000
Children's Designer E. S. Originals, Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2015 $150,000
Hi Designer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 16, 2016 $146,100 -
$233,900
Designer Lever, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 07, 2016 $145,725

Top Skills for a Designer

Know what it takes to get the job done

WEBLayoutProductDevelopmentAutoCADAdobeIndesignDesignConceptsCustomerServiceAdobePhotoshopGraphicDesignSolidModelsCatiaV5P3DModelsTWindowsAdobeCreativeSuiteHvacPl/SqlHtmlProjectManagement

Top Designer Skills

The three most common skills for designer jobs are:
  1. WEB
  2. Layout
  3. Product Development
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for designer jobs is Project Management.

Layout, Product Development, Html, Catia V5, 3D Models, Pl/Sql, Design Concepts, WEB, Customer Service, Windows, Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Adobe Indesign, P, Auto CAD, T, Graphic Design, Solid Models, Adobe Creative Suite, Hvac

Top Designer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Designer Employers

There are currently 10 companies with Designer jobs. The company with the highest employment for a Designer is Jcpenney.

Other companies that have high employment for Designer jobs are:
  1. Charleston Fashion Week
  2. Closets By Design
  3. Chemic Engineers & Constructors
  4. Willbros

Jcpenney, Charleston Fashion Week, Closets By Design, Chemic Engineers & Constructors, Willbros, Sony Electronics, Subway, CADD, Flowerbox Designs LLC, Randstad

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