Visual Designer

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), a leading nonpartisan think tank located at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Visual Designer to help communicate the latest indepth economic research through graphics, data visualizations, videos, and other digital products. Join a nimble and growing communications team that takes pride in producing news-driven, fact-based, and creative content for policymakers, journalists, global business leaders, and the general public.    

The Visual Designer will primarily work with writers, editors, and economists, with plentiful opportunities to pitch original ideas and have an impact on the public’s understanding of major issues of the day. The ideal candidate will be comfortable creating varied and compelling content for social media and web platforms, sometimes under quick turnarounds. Responsibilities include designing original graphics and illustrations, concepting, storyboarding, and basic video/audio editing. Animation/motion graphics skills are a plus, as well as any data visualization experience.

Applicants must have a strong background in visual communication and storytelling for the web, an exceptional eye for detail, an organized work style, and the ability to work well in a mutually supportive, collaborative environment. For examples of PIIE’s previous work, check out @PIIE or piie_economics on Instagram.

Qualifications

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a clear command of design  (if possible, please include journalistic, data-based, or research-based design examples)
  • At least 1-3 years of experience
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite programs, specifically: Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere. After Effects and Audition are a plus.
  • Strong ability to create original design assets in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • An excellent eye for composition and visual storytelling
  • Experience with animation and/or data visualization is a plus

The Institute offers a professional work environment, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Please email applications to hr@piie.com with the subject line "PIIE – Visual Designer.” No phone calls please.

Posted May 1, 2018