Employer Profile: AKQA, Washington, DC



The world’s most awarded independent creative and technology agency, AKQA employs 1,100 people globally. We deliver meaningful innovation which dramatically improves client business performance.

– Strategic innovation
– Integrated digital marketing and media services
– Social media strategy
– App development
– Usability, accessibility and user experience design
– Digital commerce effectiveness
– Digital product development and technology solutions

Associate Designer

Full Time/ Paid/ Date: TBD

Creatives at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. Skilled storytellers and conceptors, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labors of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients. The Associate Designer play essential roles in the strategy, conception and design of beautiful ideas, products and services. They bring exception creative though and craft output, developing and delivering projects from brief to end user.

Located on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, D.C., as part of AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs.

At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients. You will work in an environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.


  • An excellent portfolio
  • Experience in graphic design and/or advertising; digital and/or traditional sector
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design or from a portfolio school
  • Proficiency with the latest versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and other design programs
  • Ability to use animation programs desired, but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail


  • Have a compelling and excellent portfolio
  • Have a drive to break boundaries and craft the best ideas in the world of their kind
  • Exceptional design aesthetic, variations on styles and awareness of design trends and innovation
  • Understands the technical possibilities and limitations of web development
  • Exceptional design aesthetic, variations on styles, and awareness of design trends and innovation