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Graphic Designer, Design for Change

In a nutshell:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (or link to) by Friday, November 1st, 5pm PST.

IDEO San Francisco is in search of a Graphic Designer to join our Design for Change studio. The studio is primarily focused on helping catalyze change across organizations through design.

A Graphic Designer collaborates with teams to bring voices, stories, and concepts to life. The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in graphic design and has experience in brand identity, packaging, print, digital and motion with extra credit for illustration. In this role, you’ll work in multidisciplinary teams and tackle all aspects of the design process from user research to physical prototyping and communicating the overall project story to the client team.

Once you are here you will:

  • Work on projects that solve problems across a variety of client work
  • Collaborate with designers with different backgrounds such as design researchers, industrial designers, business designers, and interaction designers to develop a holistic design for our clients
  • Create looks like/works like prototypes that help tell a project’s story
  • Be an advocate of exceptional design

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Relevant experience:

  • 3-5 years of graphic design and branding experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or an equivalent degree
  • Experience in concept ideation, design strategy, prototyping, and combining graphic design and motion design
  • Ability to tell compelling project stories to clients
  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds and integrating your design ideas with theirs
  • Strategic communication skills in verbal, written, and visual presentation experience. You understand the value of design and brand within a business context
  • Extensive experience across a variety of media and current tools

Some previous projects to check out:

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (or link to) by Friday, November 1st, 5pm PST.

Your portfolio should include at least 4 examples of work-related projects. In particular, we want to hear about the process involved in developing the design or project. Bonus points if you include 2-3 projects you have worked on for fun.


Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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