Graphic Designer 2


About Us:

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Watch Our Story:

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

We create connections between people and the projects and services that move communities forward.

Position Details

Graphic Designer 2
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

We are looking for a Graphic Designer 2 to be a member of our Strategic Communications program, a global team of communicators who are passionate about putting people first in planning and infrastructure. As a full-service community engagement and creative practice, we develop and implement ideas to bring people together in projects of every size and sector. We help people get to know each other, foster understanding, and build more connected, equitable, and sustainable communities.

The successful candidate is a visual storyteller who demonstrates excellent creative and communications skills and interprets internal and external client needs to deliver effective design solutions with high visual and emotional impact. The successful candidate will be prepared to take ownership in the full lifecycle of projects, from design brief to production, and to develop relationships with internal clients, external vendors, and other service providers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working as an integrated part of our design team, provide creative direction and mentorship to junior designers, present design solutions, coordinate client feedback, and balance workload across multiple deadlines to develop creative, high-quality deliverables. 
  • Think strategically to provide cohesive messaging and visual identity across ongoing projects and multiple disciplines. 
  • Work with internal and external clients to identify the purpose of visual communication projects and provide effective, creative solutions including new design concepts, messaging, graphics, and layouts. 
  • Develop compelling, professional visual design that informs and educates clients, stakeholders, and the public about community projects. 
  • Interpret and distill highly technical information for easy understanding by mainstream audiences. 
  • Create a wide range of collateral for internal and external audiences, including digital graphics (social media posts, website assets, email campaigns, surveys, and presentations); support interactive media production (assets for gifs and video); branding (logos, style guides); traditional print graphics (exhibits, flyers, direct mailers; large-scale design reports; and technical and illustrative maps). 
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design, Fine Arts or related field of study or equivalent experience 
  • A strong portfolio website, bonus points for interest in specialties like animation, illustration, document layout, infographics, mapping, etc. 
  • 5 years of professional experience 
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud programs 
  • Strong emphasis in digital design 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong emphasis on data-driven and information design

About You:

  • Creative leader who excels in a deadline-driven, dispersed team environment 
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and set and meet deadlines 
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • Service and client-oriented personality 
  • Demonstrated interest in ongoing training/education to stay relevant with rapidly changing technology 
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Art Design, Communications Design, or related discipline OR an AA degree with 7 years of industry experience 
  • Experience working remotely or semi-remotely 
  • Client-facing experience


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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