SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

Graphic Designer
Desktop Publisher

Based in Seattle, WA


SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is looking for an in-house Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher to use their Adobe Creative Suite skills to create designs, layout and visual images used in print and online media. This position may require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Works with internal clients and under general supervision; reporting to a supervisor or manager. Role is currently 80% remote with one day a week in the office for printing; will return to 100% in-office once COVID-19 emergency has ended.


  • Creates designs, layouts and images used in print and online media, such as newsletters, posters, banners, social media graphics and website link images
  • Prints finished jobs on internal printers
  • Stays current with trends in design applications and print techniques
  • Interprets internal client needs and quickly turns their ideas into design solutions
  • Communicates with offsite print and paper vendors
  • Maintains organization’s design and communications standards on documents produced
  • Updates and uploads content to our WordPress websites and social media platforms
  • Acts as back-up on bulk mail production tasks


  • Two – five years of experience; BA or AA a plus
  • Expert proficiency with current version of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator) on MS Windows platform
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Print technology and pre-press process knowledge preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects and concepts simultaneously
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to articulate design solutions
  • Ability to communicate creative concepts verbally
  • Strong project management skills as they relate to creative design from concept to completion
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with WordPress and social media platforms a plus
  • Proficiency in After Effects/Premier a plus
  • Reading/writing proficiency in a language other than English a plus, especially Spanish, Tagalog, Amharic or Somali

Competitive salary scales are set by the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW staff union collective bargaining agreement and range from $52,400 to $70,900 annually with starting rate dependent on experience. Benefits include fully paid employer healthcare, defined benefit pension and 401k, and vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and how you meet the desired skill/experience and educational requirements. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Current résumé which includes dates of all employment
  • Link to online portfolio or provide samples of your design work
  • List of at least 3 references from previous employer(s)

Send cover letter, résumé and references to: Penny Lowry, pennyl@seiu1199nw.org

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is an equal opportunity employer committed to organizational equity and inclusion. People of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.