Graphics Designer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Business
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 105144
Job Code: Graphics Designer (586.1)
Date Posted: April 10 2019

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a graphics designer. You will contribute to the production of publications, brochures, posters, illustrations, and dynamic presentations for technical and non-technical audiences. This position is in the Technical Information Department which supports customers throughout LLNL with their communication needs.
Essential Duties
- Prepare, create, and design various printed and online content to be used in publications, presentations, displays, signage, websites, and multimedia projects using a variety of computer software and conventional tools.
- Collaborate with co-workers and supervisors on special projects involving multimedia design, presentations, and web design.
- Collaborate with clients/editors to define, develop, and establish objectives to meet the design specification requirements for graphic projects and publications; frequently responsible for initial customer contact and consultation.
- Communicate with team lead/workload coordinator about deviations in project costs and progress.
- Solve moderately complex technical problems and assignments using established guidelines, techniques and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent with some graphic design or related experience in graphic/multimedia design.
- Intermediate knowledge in the use of design concepts and typography principles.
- Ability to communicate conceptual ideas.
- Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to manage timelines and shift priorities to support workload demands.
- Understanding of current industry standards for print, presentation, and web.
- Intermediate skills to create design assets using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Experience working within a team and building relationships with customers.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills necessary to interact tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of personalities, disciplines, and customers.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience working within production teams that are comprised of other communication disciplines, e.g., photographers, editors, writers, animators, and print production.
- Continued education and/or 3–4 years’ work experience as a graphic designer or production artist.

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.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, 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.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.