Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon's mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon's unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Reporting to the Art Director, the Graphic Designer will create design solutions for projects across Audubon's vast network of state offices, centers, and sanctuaries. S/he will use a discerning eye and a detail-oriented approach to design beautiful layouts for brochures, booklets, reports, signage, invitations, and posters, as well as web and social graphics and visualizations. The Graphic Designer will also help educate and support the Audubon network in adopting the organization's newly refreshed brand guidelines, ensuring all materials reflect the Audubon brand. We are a small team doing big things and we're looking for someone who can hit the ground running.
YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.
Use Adobe Creative Suite to design and produce elegant and refined layouts and communications, including brochures, posters, manuals, reports, etc. for Audubon's state offices, centers, and sanctuaries.
Work collaboratively with teams throughout the Audubon network in executing projects and campaigns.
Employ a strong knowledge of typography, grid systems, layout design, and color theory, as well as an eye for photography.
Be a brand ambassador to the Audubon network, supporting and addressing questions about the brand.
Conceptualize with art and photography directors.
Bring creativity and fresh thinking to the design of print and online publications.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor's degree in related field along with 1-2 years' experience in a competitive, deadline-driven, and professional design environment is essential.
Experience in print design and corporate communications.
Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Strong understanding of typography, color theory, hierarchy, and balance in a layout, and knowledge of printing and digital design processes are required.
Experience with brand development and strategy.
A definitive creative vision, a high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and strong typography skills are essential.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects simultaneously are essential.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
Ability to take design critique with ease and to take that feedback and incorporate it effectively into the design.
Experience with infographic design, conceptualizing data a plus.
National Audubon Society