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Graphic Designer, Arlington, VA US ID# 17121

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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The contractor will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing and producing visual solutions for a wide variety of formats and disseminated outputs. The ideal candidate has a passion for visual storytelling and a proven ability to convey compelling imagery through visual design, layout, typography, and branding. As the dedicated designer for the Countermeasures Directorate’s offices, the contractor must be flexible and show a willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The contractor must be able to gracefully present and defend design decisions to senior leadership. The contractor must provide feedback to internal and external clients as well as partner with clients on design ideas. The designer shall shape, communicate and maintain brand consistency throughout all projects and related materials; reviews graphics/documents to ensure they align with brand guidelines and follow the correct set of standards in coherence with Department of State guidance. Daily tracking of all multimedia projects and tasks assigned must be provided, as well as maintaining an internal library of all projects completed.




  • Be 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
  • Meet with clients to determine the scope of a project; plan concepts by studying information and materials
  • Provide art direction and be a strategic advisor on overall design themes
  • Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and express ideas orally and in writing
  • Exercise judgment and project management skills to balance priorities and communicate to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments; keep internal clients informed of projects and progress
  • Identify opportunities to create and update templates, charts, and printed collateral
  • Stays up-to-date with new design technology and trends
  • Format documents and procedures and assist in the review, edit, and coordination of technical projects, business processes, guidance, processes and procedures, branding, newsletters, and other required documents
  • Serve as the office photographer; maintain a media library of all graphics and photos in a shared file and maintain and organize a file archive for other staff to access; responsible for providing photography for the following types of events:
    · Conferences and recruiting events
    · Graduation ceremonies for staff members; and
    · Special Government official visits



No supervisory or management responsibilities




  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent experience and/or three to five years of experience in graphic design
  • Proven graphic design experience including portfolio
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop



  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must possess a SECRET clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance within six months of start date if required.
  • Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment
  • Confident typographic and layout skills
  • Strong focus on continuous learning
  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional skills in multitasking, time management, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using SharePoint preferred




  • Work is performed in a secured federal office environment


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;   and

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