Graphic Designer (as needed, variable hour)

Location: San Francisco, CA/Hybrid

This is a great opportunity for a freelancer, someone who wants additional graphic design work on occasion and is comfortable with variable hours.

What You Will Be Doing

Our Graphic Designer is responsible for using their design and artistic wizardry to solve a variety of visual communication challenges. When engaged, you will work as part of a project team or teams to help achieve success for each client program. You’ll work closely with our Communication Managers to identify client visual communication needs. You will conceptualize, create storyboards, and design using different styles and approaches for deliverables. Designs will be original and compelling, for both offline and online materials involving a variety of integrated steps and processes. This role is hands-on, you will be responsible for the successful implementation of your creative vision and you will be the point of contact for any creative plan delivered to the client. You’ll also produce reports and create website content and new business proposals that are engaging.


Who You Are

You are a visual storyteller. You have strong desktop publishing skills, a natural creative instinct, a good eye, and you like to make suggestions and stretch outside of your comfort zone. Just doing the status quo does not suit you. Y
ou will rely on your knowledge of design fundamentals, while also demonstrating your creativity, adaptability, and ability to inspire through design. You are a strong communicator who understands how to effectively convey others’ messages to diverse audiences through visual media. You have been blessed with the innate ability to be creative, flexible, and adaptable. You are self-motivated and an independent thinker. You demonstrate sound judgment, often solve problems on your own, and are quite comfortable working on project components with minimal direct supervision to independently design and conceptualize reports, branding, advertisements, marketing collateral and more. you are comfortable jumping into a project on a moment’s notice and quickly add value. You are proactive, organized, and have the ability to execute and meet demanding deadlines with minimal supervision and guidance. You can easily multi-task and stay on top of all the necessary details. You are the consummate collaborator and the epitome of team players. Perhaps most importantly, you can keep your artistic ego in check to respond quickly to feedback and adapt to dynamic expectations. If you have photography and/or videography experience, that is a plus!

Key Responsibilities

    • Professionally represent D&A Communication interacting with clients and their stakeholders
    • Work as part of multiple project teams to develop and execute comprehensive communication, advertising, outreach and engagement, and marketing plans for clients
    • Work closely with Project Managers to identify project design needs, opportunities, and possibilities
    • Produce creative and strategic visual content for public outreach campaigns, marketing materials, advertising, web/digital media, etc.
    • Contribute to project team strategic visioning and problem-solving
    • Exercise independent judgment in the preparation of client deliverables with minimal supervision
    • Keep up to date on the latest in digital and print communication tools and tactics to inform recommended strategies
    • Contribute to internal D&A functions such as firm marketing and new business development activities
    • Maintain and manage D&A’s website content and design
    Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience 

    • BA/BFA in graphic design, communication, or related field
    • At least a few years of full-time experience in graphic design for both print and digital media (including web design)
    • You have good working knowledge of HTML5, CSS and or WordPress/Squarespace.
    • Strong talent for presenting complex, technical information in a visually compelling and accessible way
    • Specialized knowledge of methods and techniques of graphic design, printing, and layout
    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite in a Mac environment, as well as Google applications
    • Experience developing new business development proposals/RFPs strongly desired
    • Experience working at a Design Firm or Agency (advertising, public relations, or marketing) a plus
    Motion graphics experience, a plus

About Us

D&A Communications is an equity-first communications agency creating meaningful and lasting social change for 25 years. We are devoted to bridging the needs of diverse communities and our client’s goals through integrated communications, authentic engagement, and public participation programs that create real-world transformation. Our mission is to build human connections and empower all people to make a transformative change that elevates our communities, creating a more just and equitable society.

At D&A Communications, we believe in transparency and open communication. We value everyone’s feedback, creativity, and innovative thinking. We are an eclectic team of self-motivated warriors working together to impact our community positively. Our goal is to grow and develop all our team members to their fullest potential. The common thread that ties us all together is our passion for making a difference.

About Our Culture 

We encourage your ideas and input, and as an equity-first agency, your voice and lived experience make a significant impact both internally and on the communities we serve. We believe in work/life balance and are constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees and our community. We champion making space for our team members to have the freedom to openly and actively contribute their diverse perspectives. We believe that people work best in an environment where they are recognized for their efforts and respected as individuals. We work collaboratively as a team. We measure our success against our values:

Grit – We get s##t done

Courage – We are brave and daring

Intentional – We are committed to meaningful work

Fluency – We are experts in the language of Communications

Impact – We believe in doing good by doing better

Resilient – We are quick to respond and recover with optimism and conviction

Creative – We believe in bold, future-focused ideas

We foster a hardworking, energetic, passionate, creative, and remote-first culture. D&A also promotes a dynamic working environment, offering full-time jobs with no travel requirements and optional remote flexibility. Eligible employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation that includes medical, dental, and health benefits and LTD, STD, ADD/Life. Benefits include vacation and sick time, holidays, a 401(k) matched by D&A, a professional development stipend,  and a monthly phone/internet reimbursement. We strongly believe in and gladly support investing in our employees, their health and well-being, future retirement, and professional development.

Application Process: JoinUs and Be a Part of Something That Matters


Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and other necessary information (i.e., link to your portfolio or writing samples) to  Please include the position you are applying for in the email subject line. No faxed applications will be accepted. Please no phone calls.