Senior Graphic Designer (282)

Salary:  $59,009.60 – $88,400 annualized


Location:  Fort Worth, TX




Position Summary:


The Senior Graphic Designer provides high-level graphic design in the Department of Communications and Community Outreach, to enhance marketing, print collateral, digital assets, community relations and the organization activities of Tarrant Regional Water District. The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for producing a multitude of print and digital assets, collateral, and artwork in a timely manner, adhering to established brand and graphic standards, in support of TRWD’s internal and external efforts.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.


  • The Senior Graphic Designer reports to the Creative Head and helps steward TRWD’s visual identity system and monitor its usage on all visual communication touchpoints produced throughout the district.
  • Track and communicate job progress in project management software and meet project schedules and deadlines assigned by the Creative Head, Project Manager and/or department director
  • Collaborate with the department director, Web Management team, the News & Media Relations team, the Community Relations and Marketing team, and the Communications Project Manager to provide creative solutions, strategies, etc. to support key initiatives, projects, etc.
  • Responsible for proofreading and design review of creative projects to ensure quality design and accuracy that meets TRWD’s brand and style guidelines
  • May lead and guide the work of student and intern graphic designers
  • Participate in production and/or marketing planning and meetings, strategic planning processes, etc. and provide recommendations on complex design challenges
  • Collaborate with the communication teams on asset creation, proofing, and implementation, with the ability to self-manage a large volume of design projects at one time while ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Design team projects include but are not limited to logo creation, creative campaign execution and branding systems involving deliverables such as print, online and social advertising and promotion; event materials such as catalogs, programs, brochures, invites and booth and signage systems; presentation design and execution, giveaways, etc.
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required



Required Experience:


  • The selected candidate must be experienced working daily in a Windows platform.
  • Five (5) years or more in graphic design services
  • A team player that can produce fresh, exciting graphics with the experience to take a project from conception through final delivery
  • Extensive knowledge of specialized, multi-faceted design concepts and media
  • Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques, and knowledge of printing procedures and requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple, complex assignments on tight deadlines and tight budgets
  • Strong understanding of branding strategies and associated marketing concepts, and the ability to professionally present concepts
  • Superior design, typographic ability, and ability to work with visual art that speaks to a diverse audience
  • Expert knowledge of design-related software: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat; and knowledge of printing production processes
  • Ability to use project management software, i.e. Asana, Trello, etc.



Desired Experience:


  • None



Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communication design, or a closely related field, or 4 years of related experience
  • Valid Texas driver’s license



Desired Education/Certification/License:


  • None



Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Collaboration/Synergy – Works with others, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships; fosters enthusiasm and maintains mutual trust, candor and respect. If applicable, manages groups effectively and builds partnerships with others
  • Communication – The ability to listen actively; to impart thoughts, views, information, and ideas persuasively and adaptively
  • Cooperation/Teamwork – Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across departments to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others
  • Critical Thinking/Judgement – Uses analysis, wisdom, experience, and logical methods to make good decisions and solve difficult problems with effective solutions; appropriately incorporates multiple inputs to establish shared ownership and effective action
  • Customer Service – Seeks to understand the needs of internal and external customers; delivers products and services that meet customer needs/objectives; is committed to continuous improvement and providing high quality products and services; communicates with customers to improve processes and provides updates on the delivery of services
  • Engagement – Demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, TRWD, and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its goals
  • Initiative – Proactively identifies ways to contribute to TRWD’s goals and missions; achieves results without needing reminders from others; identifies and takes action to address problems and opportunities
  • Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes
  • Listening – Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when personal opinion differs
  • Prioritization – Spends his or her time and the time of others on what is important; focuses on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal
  • Professionalism – Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work, including job sites or construction locations, that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.21 550.00 -1.79
Benbrook 694.43 694.00 0.43
Bridgeport 827.95 836.00 -8.05
Cedar Creek 321.86 322.00 -0.14
Eagle Mountain 645.85 649.10 -3.25
Lake Worth 591.49 594.00 -2.51
Richland-Chambers 314.72 315.00 -0.28
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

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