Design Associate


Hattaway Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a mission: We help visionary leaders and organizations use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet.

Every day, our team works with high-profile, high-impact clients in advocacy, philanthropy, politics, government, and business. We help leaders figure out how to change the conversation on pressing issues like economic inequality, racial equity, public health, and education. We’re in the business of communications for impact, not self-promotion.


As a Designer, you will design documents including presentations and client manuals, social media posts and a wide variety of other products. You will work with the teams to help develop campaigns and visual communications for clients and internal use. You will:

  • Work as a team with the research, strategy and creative teams to develop and execute communications campaigns, including advertising, brochures and other collateral, and other outreach activations.
  • Conceptualize and execute design assets and content for a variety of clients and Hattaway's digital platforms, including social media, email, website and mobile; assist with the creative vision with projects and coordinate design concepts for campaigns.
  • In collaboration with the Art Director, develop templates, toolkits, processes, and design resources, for in-house and client use.
  • Help manage and update the Hattaway Communications website along with the Marketing Team.


  • A bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree with relevant academic experience, including communications design and digital design. Expert-level proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator).
  • Three to five years of experience designing with a strong portfolio to show for it. School portfolios are acceptable.
  • Ability to work on several clients simultaneously.
  • Ability to clearly present your work and the strategy behind your design choices.
  • Desire and willingness to expand, grow, and learn by incorporating feedback on your work.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • A desire to work with others in a collaborative, thoughtful, and focused environment.
  • A commitment to an equitable workplace and the effort it takes to maintain one.
  • Excellent Creative Cloud skills.
  • Experience with non-profit and mission-driven organizations preferred.


  • Knowledge of content strategy and content creation to drive results.


We believe in passion, rigor, and imagination. Our passion is shown in our commitment to our clients and their causes, and in reaching the fullest potential in everything we do—always striving for the highest quality products and experiences for our clients, rather than just being “good enough.” Our rigor is demonstrated through the thoughtful, deliberate, and disciplined approach in all that we do, delivering on the promise of strategic communications that actually achieve meaningful impact—not just add to the noise. Imagination drives all of our work, because it lies at the heart of our creative problem-solving.

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We know bringing talented, diverse people together—especially women and people of color—sharpens our insights, and helps us better serve our diverse clients. We recognize and value the experiences of minoritized peoples, and prioritize prospective hires whose cultural backgrounds and experiences give them unique perspectives, and who share our goal of creating a workplace and world that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders. We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.

We value each person’s professional development, and have a budget and support for pursuing those interests. Our offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C., between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations. We provide our employees excellent benefits, such as 100% employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance, a flexible work environment, and a fantastic parental leave policy. The salary range for this position is $56,000 - $70,000, depending on experience.

Hattaway Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Subject line: Design Associate. No phone calls, please.