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Graphic Designer

Gryphon Scientific
Takoma Park, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

This position offers options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote (within the US) work

Company Description

Gryphon Scientific is a small, growing consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. We capitalize on our staff’s rich, past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and from the field, combined with literature-based research and interview data collection, to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of US government. Abroad, we collaborate with international partners to address daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines, throughout the company, and between junior and senior staff, including a large cadre of PhD scientists. Personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence, attracts staff with interesting and impressive backgrounds as well as recent graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career. Gryphon boasts a friendly work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life integration, which has afforded us excellent employee retention. Gryphon strives to maintain diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging in our daily work. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity.


Gryphon Scientific is seeking applicants for a visual information and graphic design position. At Gryphon, you will collaborate on projects in health and security to develop and create informative and visually compelling graphics and other multimedia in digital and print. Successful applicants will work independently and with senior staff at the company to hone skills in data, science, and health communications by contributing to branding and other collateral, infographics, social media and web content, animations, training videos, posters, and technical reports. Projects involve collaboration across multidisciplinary teams and incorporate meeting support, project management, UI/UX, and user-centered design components. Staff hired to this position will be an active and engaged participant in the communication and coordination programs for several high-profile NIH-funded research consortia, contributing meaningfully to promote these scientific networks, advance clinical and translational sciences, and combat public health threats. The available positions will primarily support projects in Gryphon’s Data Management and Communications practice, but staff will have the opportunity to work on projects in other practices.


  • Design visual communications materials, including newsletters, web content, social media graphics, figures, and infographics to convey data and information to scientific, clinical, government, and patient communities
  • Create layouts and templates for collateral, digital content, and printed materials
  • Develop storyboards for and assist in animations and video production
  • Support UI/UX and web design tasks, emphasizing user-centered design principles
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to understand assignments, target audience, and messaging to develop design materials
  • Adhere to branding, best practices in visual design, and accessibility standards
  • Track and manage development and dissemination of visual communications products in collaboration with project leaders
  • Perform task-related logistics and support functions, including remote and in-person meeting coordination
  • Provide status updates to project managers and team members and coordinate across multidisciplinary teams
  • Stay current with design trends, technologies, and professional best practices
  • Additional communications and logistics services as needed


Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in fine arts, graphic design, multimedia design, communications, or a related field
  • Two years of work experience and a portfolio
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0) during final two years of college
  • U.S. citizenship is required due to government client requirements
  • Employees must be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to enter Gryphon’s Takoma Park office (have received all doses in the primary series and all recommended boosters, when eligible). Please see the CDC webpage for additional details: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in graphic design software, including Adobe Creative Suite products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Figma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with email marketing platforms (MailChimp)
  • Working knowledge of branding, marketing, and communications strategies
  • Demonstrated experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into collateral, including digital accessibility and 508 compliance
  • Experience working with brand identities, developing and maintaining visual libraries, and understanding of typography, color, and visual design best practices
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow processes and standard operating procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and without errors both in writing (e.g., email correspondence, scientific writing, posts) and verbally (e.g., stakeholder interactions)
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work on assignments that are moderately complex under indirect supervision
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take trainings as needed

Additional Skills and Experience (not required)

  • Basic animation and video editing experience, including using Adobe Creative Suite products like After Effects or Animate
  • Experience or training in user-centered design, web design, and UI/UX
  • Science, health, or risk communications experience
  • Experience coordinating virtual and in-person meetings with diverse stakeholders

Gryphon is seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, including those who can demonstrate the above skills and abilities developed through non-traditional work history, experiences, and education. We encourage applicants who may have some but not all additional skills and experience.


Gryphon Offers:

  • Fully paid health insurance for staff, and discounted rates for family members
  • Dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote work (within the U.S.)
  • Paid time off, in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • Continuing education benefits (after 6 months of employment at the beginning of the year)
  • Generous year-end profit sharing and performance bonuses
  • Wellness benefits (funds gym memberships, exercise classes, etc.)
  • Up to 12 weeks leave, per the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Parental leave
  • Flex spending account (FSA)
  • 401K with 3% match (after 6 months of employment)
  • Bereavement leave

Salary: $44,000 - $62,000

Gryphon Scientific


Takoma Park, MD


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