The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks a graphic designer to conceptualize, design and produce visual products that translate complex policy concepts for a variety of audiences. Demonstrated experience with typography and the full suite of Adobe creative products required. If you want to join a collaborative and multifaceted organization working toward pragmatic, positive impact, this may be just the opportunity you need.
A typical day at R Street may include updating existing design templates, producing product layouts, creating infographics, working closely with the Creative Director and our policy teams to maximize the impact of their scholarship, and helping the Director of Research Publications to develop and standardize new policy products. This role is nested within the Publications department, which is housed alongside R Street’s policy team; however, this is not a policy position and, as such, does not require a political or ideological affiliation representative of R Street’s policy positions.
Key roles and responsibilities
The responsibilities of this role include:
- Design a wide range of routine-to-complex projects such as charts, graphs, diagrams, infographics, illustrations, publication layouts, reports, cover designs, palm cards and logos
- Create materials that enhance R Street’s brand and policy expertise
- Layout all published assets to ensure overall quality, proper placement, balance, grammar, accessibility and typography
- Collaborate with the Creative Director and Director of Research Publications to determine the style, brand identity and target audiences for designed products
- Update existing templates to match company brand and style
- In coordination with the Director of Research Publications, create and standardize new publication products
- Manage workflow to meet scheduled deadlines and rapid response needs
- Work on ad-hoc projects and tasks as assigned
Experience and skills
- At least 3-5 years of design experience, preferably within a publishing environment
- Strong communication skills—must be able to present concepts in a clear, convincing manner to a range of audiences
- Detail-oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
- High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
- A sense of humour and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization
- Experience with web design a plus, but not required
- A desire to work as part of a highly functional and productive team
- A profound love of cats is specifically encouraged!