Kittelson is seeking a full-time graphic designer to create impactful designs that help communicate complex transportation ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences while promoting our company’s work and expertise.


YOU ARE: an experienced graphic designer with a sharp eye for detail who enjoys transforming written content or ideas into innovative visualizations. You thrive as part of a team and have a meaningful connection to serving others.

WE ARE: a transportation engineering and planning firm that is committed to developing thoughtful and creative solutions, with the goal of improving the performance of transportation systems and equitably serving all members of a community. Listen to how our colleagues describe Kittelson values and culture here.

"I love this company’s flat structure. I get to lead projects I am passionate about and organize project teams around tasks, not titles."

- Amanda Leahy, Associate Planner, Oakland

We invite you to learn about our team of creative professionals at Kittelson, and the projects they are working on across our offices by searching “Visualization” under the “Project Focus” section of the Work page on our website.

Position Summary

In this role, you will be a member of our Creative Services Group which includes other graphic designers, GIS and data visualization specialists, and technical writers. You will be involved with the entire creative process as you collaborate and work with project teams to develop products for our clients and community partners. As a graphic designer at Kittelson, you will:

  • Create various designs for reports, flyers, logos, charts, vector icons, illustrated maps, and more.
  • Incorporate accessible designs that align with client needs and help us raise the bar in the profession.
  • Bring a service-oriented and problem-solving mindset to your work.
  • Be proactive and flexible, organizing your own work schedule around internal and external deadlines.

Note – applicants are required to be physically located in the United States and we are not interested in hiring third party consultants or independent freelancers.


Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of progressive graphic design experience
  • Associate degree (or higher) in art, graphic design, or other related field or comparable work experience
  • Experience preparing highly graphical content (portfolio required)
  • Advanced skill in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Proficient skill in Microsoft Word
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at a time and arranging your workload accordingly
  • Demonstrated self-management skills for both short and long-term projects
  • Experience working with teams, taking direction, and providing feedback
  • Exceptional creativity, curiosity, professionalism, and humility

Preferred Soft Skills

  • An entrepreneurial and consulting spirit with motivation to serve internal and external clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships
  • Commitment to a high level of client service

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits that include comprehensive employer-paid health insurance, a generous paid-time-off program (in addition to parental leave), an outstanding retirement program, and a culture that seeks and values diversity.

The range for this position is $60,000-90,000, which is a combination of your base salary plus an employer-funded 401K retirement contribution. Position in this range is determined by candidate’s experience and location.

In addition, you will share in firmwide profits each year and earn an annual bonus. Kittelson also provides meaningful support for involvement in industry associations and/or conference participation, as well as the pursuit of professional licenses and certifications.

Flexible Work Environments

The health and safety of our staff and their loved ones is more important to us than where they work. We trust team members to make the decisions that are right for them. Kittelson continues to encourage and support flexible work environments, including providing stipends for cell phones and support for remote/mobile office setups.


If you have a passion for making a difference in transportation and want to work with a team that puts you in the driver’s seat of your career, we want to hear from you! Take the first step by using the “apply now” button to express interest.

Kittelson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

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