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Graphic Designer - Military Veterans

at Central Intelligence Agency

Agency-wide Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area

  • Able to complete security and medical evaluations

  • Registered for the Selective Service

About the Job

As a Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and producing visual solutions for a wide variety of formats and dissemination outputs.

You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team managing multiple design projects under minimal supervision. You will work with customers to define project requirements and provide advice on best processes and procedures for optimal visual presentation. CIA visual products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web, and print. Graphic Designers are responsible for a wide-range of routine-to-complex projects such as: charts and graphs, flow diagrams, infographics, presentation visuals, illustrations, publication design, cover designs, brochures, posters, and logos.

Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.

Who You'll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation's strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

Read more about diversity and inclusion

What You'll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional's life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you'll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission : to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

Learn more about working at CIA

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields, or a related area of study:

    • Fine Arts with strong emphasis in graphic design

    • Graphic Design

  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions are made for extenuating circumstances

  • Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment

  • Experience with the Adobe create suite of tools, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work and interface with customers, coworkers, and management

  • Knowledge of production tools and methodology and a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware

  • Ability to work periodic shift work, including nights and weekends

  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong focus on continuous learning

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Washington, DC

Salary Range
$0 to $66,061
Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency's primary mission is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence information to assist the President and senior US Government policymakers in making decisions related to international security.

CIA carefully selects well-qualified people in nearly all fields of study.  Science, engineering, economics, foreign languages, mathematics and computer specialist are but a few of the professional continually in demand.  Military experience is a plus.  Applicants can view all positions vailble on the website ( and must apply online to be considered for a position.

Applicants must have US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete medical examinations and security procedures including a polygraph interview.  All positions are located in the Northern Virginia area. 




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