Creative Design Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Security Clearance Requirement
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. As we enter our 50th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best! Our pledge to you is stability, opportunity, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission.


SPA's Critical Infrastructure Group (CIG) has an immediate need for a Creative Design Specialist to support a broad range of customers to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Health and Human Services (HHS). The designer will support Senior Management and PMs to produce high impact presentations, information sheets, logos, graphics and video/animation to support customer information campaigns and corporate marketing and proposal initiatives. We offer an exciting work environment, great team culture, and flexibility on telework.


The Creative Design Specialist will be responsible for creating multimedia content in support of communications, outreach or branding campaigns, including social media platforms.Participates in project teams supporting high-profile or complex projects, often in tight-turnaround situations. Participates in all stages of the multimedia development life-cycle, including gathering requirements, concept development, tools selection, prototypes, development, and delivery. Produces videos/graphic animations and assists with planning, execution, and editing of digital media content production. Prepares graphics to support meetings and conferences including overhead slides, workbook illustrations, signage, displays, etc. Work with capture team personnel, proposal teams, and other internal clients to conceptualize what they are trying to convey and the best way to visually communicate that information. Participate in design meetings to identify new product ideas and optimize existing products as well as research, interpret, implement, and adhere to company and customer style guides, policies and guidelines.


Required Qualifications

  • Active Secret clearance required.
  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience in multiple digital media functional areas, including video/animation, web production, and graphic design.
  • Knowledge of graphic design software applications (e.g., Adobe Photo Shop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, etc.) to produce multi-media, digital imaging and on-line publishing projects.
  • Ability to take abstract concepts and apply creativity and artistic talent to create visually appealing graphics or logos.


 Desired Qualifications

  • Background working with executives and senior management personnel.
  • Experience supporting Federal Government clients.
  • Experience developing computer based training solutions and working knowledge of the Government Printing Office’s printing regulations and processes for submission of camera-ready art in electronic formats.


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