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VHB Senior Creative Design Specialist in Watertown, Massachusetts

Senior Creative Design Specialist

About Us

VHB’s innovative and inspired professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real est​ate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers

  • We work hard, and we give back

  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

  • We share a passion for making meaningful contributions to the world through our work

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Designers at an engineering firm? Yes!

We are seeking a Senior Creative Design Specialist to join our Corporate People Teams. This role supports marketing, business development, employee engagement programs, and brand stewardship activities across our footprint through high-quality digital and print marketing and communication pieces.

We are looking for a design partner that can help elevate our messages and strategies through innovative digital design practices. This designer will actively collaborate within a network of VHB’s in-house graphic designers and serve as a brand ambassador. Working closely with marketing, communication, and graphic design colleagues, as well as the broader People + Culture Team and technical practitioners, this individual will be comfortable conceptualizing and producing design concepts and solutions.

Candidates will be requested to show design portfolios.


  • Lead graphic design and preparation efforts through all phases of development and final production of materials, which may include dynamic presentations, employee engagement initiatives, internal promotional and communication materials, video, and/or external visibility projects

  • Participate in and present at kick-off meetings, check-ins, and final review meetings with limited supervision

  • Serve as brand and culture ambassador

  • Verify deliverables comply with VHB corporate branding standards, formats, and template styles

  • Ensure QA/QC standards are met

  • Conceptualize, collaborate, and execute on design briefs and assignments while maintaining project vision

  • Coordinate interaction with third parties, including print vendors, photographers, and advertisers

  • Actively learn about VHB’s culture, leadership, organizational goals, markets, and services

Skills and Attributes

  • Proactive project management

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to think critically

  • Ability to quickly and accurately edit materials while under time constraints

  • Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Excel in working in a highly collaborative environment


  • 4-7 years of graphic design experience, preferably in A/E/C environment.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, or similar.

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs, including InDesign and PowerPoint

  • Skills in photography, video, animation, and social media preferred

  • Involvement in industry affiliations, preferred (ie. AIGA)

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

ID: 2021-1427

External Company Name: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

External Company URL:

Street: 101 Walnut Street

Telecommute: No