We are excited to engage a Graphic and Web Designer who will be responsible for providing design support and guidance on both externally facing products as well as key internally facing communications. The successful candidate is a mid-level creative who can maintain a clean, high-quality, unified brand and style across all Thousand Currents’ products and materials. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the designer should be an out-of-the-box creative who can simultaneously design print and digital products, manage visual web content, and effectively project manage to ensure that all collaborators are equipped to leverage our brand for maximum impact. We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible team player who is self-driven, pays attention to detail, can consistently develop creative ideas, and produce quality work in a virtual and global environment. The designer should have an understanding of, or commitment to, Thousand Currents mission, vision, and values.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Artistic Sensibility: Creativity and ability to create current, timely, aesthetically pleasing, and invitational designs are essential; candidates must have knowledge of and experience in applying design principles and design elements.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Figma.
Experience upholding organizational brand identity and guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to use technology and user-centered design.
Awareness of and commitment to best practices for creating accessible design products.
Excellent communication skills, particularly writing, editing, and synthesizing complex information;
Commitment to Thousand Currents’ vision; proven strategic planning experience; outstanding critical thinking skills, and the flexibility to change course as needed;
Ability to work collaboratively, independently, proactively, creatively, and respectfully in a virtual team environment with multiple constituencies and audiences;
Strong judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive information;
Ability to participate in team and staff meetings that may occur during early morning or later evening hours, depending on local time zone;
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required and proficiency in additional language(s), in particular Spanish and/or Portuguese and/or French and/or Arabic, is an asset;
Proficiency in, or willingness to learn, MS Office, Salesforce, Egnyte, Slack and Asana;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Strong graphic design portfolio demonstrating creative problem-solving for digital, event, and publication materials. Additional experience with or interest in illustration, video and audio editing, photography, or animation is a plus.
Minimum five years’ design experience in either communications, marketing, branding, or storytelling.
Track record of operational effectiveness including project management, timelines, invoicing, and database management.