Graphic Designer / Orlando, FL

MFC is seeking a candidate for a graphic design position on the Visual Communications team in Orlando, Fla.

Reporting to the manager of visual communications, this position will be responsible for creating compelling, story-driven visuals for internal and external publishing platforms. The selected candidate will work independently in collaboration with all disciplines of communications, functional and line of business clients to conceive and translate concepts, messages and stories into engaging visuals including logos, hero graphics, infographics, web designs, animations, e-cards, event and tradeshow collateral and executive-level presentations. The selected candidate will be expected to expand their skillset within and across visual communication job families and represent the team in providing solutions to difficult technical issues to increase team agility.

Expectations:

Work collaboratively with all disciplines of Communications and external creative resources in the development of a variety of projects.

Generate story-driven creative solutions across existing and emerging visual communications mediums including presentations, advertising, tradeshows, digital media (web, social media, interactives, animations) and videos.

Collaborate with stakeholders to help shape requirements and produce creative treatments to reflect project vision and positive end-user engagement.

Execute projects from concept through delivery as part of a team and/or independently.

Adapt to the changing landscape of visual communications technology by researching the latest trends in graphic design, web design, interactive media and visual media.

Digital and print media publishing requirements may include logos, advertisements, event promotion/collateral, web design, social media, digital signage, large-format graphics, tradeshow collateral, brochures, posters, magazines, whitepapers and proposals.

Candidate will collaborate with stakeholders to help shape requirements and produce creative treatments to generate story-driven creative solutions across existing and emerging visual communications mediums that reflect project vision and engage end-users.

Executive-level presentation development will include working closely with Communications representatives and executives to develop key program messages, learning and understanding technical program content and transforming ideas and messages into high-quality visuals using Microsoft PowerPoint as the final delivery medium.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate and lead elements of visual communications functionality (creative/technical) from planning through delivery, which includes clarifying business objectives/requirements, defining project scope, dimension, value, and timeline as well as ensuring alignment with initiatives and adherence to Lockheed Martin standards/guidelines.

Provide guidance on graphic technology and determine the best applications for the assigned task, properly prepare artwork for use in the final format and adapt as needed to the changing landscape of visual communication technology by researching the latest trends techniques.

Translate facts and features of subject material into visual media that best conveys intended meaning and tell a compelling story and develop interpretive themes to convey ideas and information.

Create graphic presentations that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint and similar visual impressions.

Provide responsibility or input on reproduction and printing processes through in-house resources or outside vendors (pre-press knowledge and coordination is desired).

Candidate will be required to provide portfolio of work.

Candidate may be expected to travel and work overtime as needed.

Selected candidates will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (secret clearance level will be required).

Basic Qualifications
Candidate must exhibit excellent artistic and graphic-design skills to create high-end conceptual art on-the-fly for use in digital and print media and executive-level presentations

Candidate must be a creative team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and demonstrate a positive attitude

Candidate must be proactive, be willing to take direction and be willing to respond with a sense of urgency

Candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple deadlines and work effectively and collaboratively across organizational boundaries

Exhibit strong knowledge and expertise in Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Knowledge of and expertise with the PC and/or Mac platform (both are desired) and with scanning software and hardware

Desired skills
Knowledge of aerospace and defense industry products and customers (AMD, Tactical Missiles, Fire Control, etc.) and commercial lines of business (Energy)

Skills in other visual communications job families are desired: web design, interactive media and visual media (photography and videography)

Familiarity with:

•Adobe AEM and Drupal CMSs
•SharePoint 2013
•HTML5
•CSS3
•Google Analytics
•Adobe Edge
•3D modeling and animation (e.g., 3DS Max, Maya, Unreal)
•After Effects
•Premiere
•Final Cut Pro
•DSLR cameras
•High-speed cameras

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Orlando Florida


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