Art Director-Fully Remote

The Gig

We’re looking for a talented Art Director in the Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia area to join our highly creative team. You’ll be the visionary leading the charge alongside our creative director and brand strategist, creating captivating visual stories that bring our clients’ missions to life. Your artistic prowess and strategic mind will help shape the future of design that dares to make a difference. You’ll need to be able to think through concepts and through tight sketches before jumping on the computer. 


Creative Leadership
  • Problem solver, critical thinker who can sketch innovative concepts from initial ideas to final execution with keen attention to details.
  • Bring expertise across various projects (branding, events/meetings, publications, reports, data visualization, motion graphics, website, etc.).
  • Stay updated on design trends and bring conceptual, innovative ideas to the table.
  • Ensure every design solution aligns with our clients’ values and aspirations.
Project Management
  • Manage multiple projects, ensuring timely and budget-friendly deliveries.
  • Collaborate with the creative director, brand strategist, designers, illustrators, copywriter, and project manager.
  • Present your concepts to clients and internal teams with confidence and flair.
  • Review and proof projects ensuring quality control.
Team Development and Mentorship
  • Lead and mentor a team of four designers, fostering a culture of collaboration and creativity.
  • Encourage continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Conduct performance reviews and offer constructive feedback to help the team excel.
  • Attend and speak at conferences and be an exhibitor promoting GRAPHEK.

Why Join Our Team

  • A purpose-driven agency that’s changing the world, one design at a time.
  • Collaborate with a passionate and talented team in a fun, creative, supportive, and inclusive environment while taking work-life balance seriously.
  • Work on impactful projects with clients who share your values and vision.
  • Team-building outings to recharge and have fun.
  • Fully remote with set business hours to promote work-life balance.
  • Access to continuous learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Comprehensive benefits (matching 401k, flexible PTO, paid holidays off, continuing education, and healthcare).


  • B.A. in Graphic Design/Communication Design
  • 2+ years as an Art Director or in a similar leadership role in a creative agency
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your design expertise and technical skills across various projects
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), design principles, typography, and color theory
  • Experience in After Effects, PowerPoint, and Figma - a big bonus
  • Strong sketching skills to visually communicate concepts before jumping on the computer
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, soft skills, and time management

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to and let’s create something amazing together! Please ensure you meet the qualifications above before applying. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every applicant. Potential candidates will only be contacted for an initial interview within 2-3 weeks of applying. No phone calls please. 

GRAPHEK is an equal opportunity employer and certified minority- and woman-owned business. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment


About Us

GRAPHEK is a small and mighty design agency where creativity meets cause! We are a passionate team grounded in global good, on a mission to change the world one design at a time. We believe in the transformative power of purpose-driven design to inspire, engage, and make a real impact. We view design as a responsibility that we take seriously, both as a service to the world and to our client partners. If you’re driven to create compelling visual concepts that stand for something meaningful, then you’ve found your new creative home.

We’re good-hearted, talented designers who love what we do. We come from different backgrounds with diverse voices for a common interest and passion for concept-based design to help make our world a better place. Egos are not welcome here. Rather, everyone on our team is open to creative input and critiques to elevate every project that goes out the door.



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