One of the country’s tippety-toppetiest design firms is on the serious lookout for a visual designer to create some delicious-looking, eminently sensible visual editorial content for an important client. If you’re a mid level designer with some serious experience in editorial design, we want you on the case.
You’ll be creating a nice variety of graphic information, pulling heavily on your skills in data and analytics and a strong grid-oriented approach to produce the kinds of elements that instantaneously do a ton of intellectual work on the viewer’s behalf. What’s that mean? It means infographics that are so jaw-droppingly intuitive that nobody’s jaw drops at all, because in the magic of this kind of thing, they practically fade to invisibility, eclipsed by the user’s fresh new understanding of what you meant to convey. Of course it’s the same old story (art, athletics, performing): Those feats least suggestive of effort are the ones that require the moving of mountains in the background. And so you’ll pore over data, wracking your brain to arrive at its essence; you’ll arrange and rearrange until the pieces seem to fit; you’ll try and fail and try again; you’ll test; and at last you’ll know you’ve got it, when a new viewer takes one look and understands. And you shall rejoice, and have a cocktail.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve done at least five years of visual design now, mainly on the agency side, with a considerable heap of that spent doing decidedly editorial work. You approach every project with some important questions in mind: Who’s my client? What’s my client trying to change or accomplish here? Who’s the user? What does the user know? What does the user need to know? How will the client’s brand and voice impact what I build?
Not the type to toil alone in a silo, you constantly seek feedback and input from others, even when you’re on a solo assignment, knowing that there’s no substitute for the kind of buzz that happens between two humans looking at the same thing. And finally, of course, you have some kind of weird obsession with getting people to understand things — the more complex the subject matter and the more readily the audience gets it, the greater the thrill. Hey, we get it; that’s you; we love you for it.
Your initial assignment will be with an educational nonprofit, so be sure to sing out about any experience along those lines, howsoever tangential.
This is a great opportunity with a perfect challenge/reward profile at a shop any serious design pro would be thrilled to work for.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.