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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
The Communications Department's mission is to provide the tools, strategies, products and programs to support the brand and its content, and to continually grow Brookings’s impact and effectiveness as a change agent for public policy in the United States and around the world. This purpose is realized if we help our scholars raise awareness, set the agenda and shape the debate around the public policy issues they choose to address.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Visual Designer will design, wireframe and assist with prototyping interaction and other web-based experiences on the Brookings website; Create graphic visuals for digital mediums. Utilizing data visualization best practice, create information graphics that display quantitative and qualitative information; Serve as an arbiter and guardian for the Brookings visual brand and visual system.
Data Visualization and Graphic Content Creation (50%)
Visual/User Experience Design (30%)
Design Systems & Other Design (20%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Minimum bachelor’s degree required, bachelor of fine art degree in a design-related discipline preferred. Minimum of five years of work experience designing for the web. Must present online portfolio of work that shows versatile design aesthetic and examples of thoughtful interaction and data visualization design.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Some experience with After Effects preferred. Knowledge of wireframing/prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision and/or Adobe XD. Familiarity with design/UX best practice for the range of display types from desktop to mobile. Demonstrated expertise in industry standards and best practices in the areas of interaction/UX design, color theory, typography, layout & composition and presentation design. Working knowledge of web development and technologies, as they relate to design. Training provided to applicants that show a basic understanding and willingness to grow. Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use required. Tactical understanding of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube required. Excellent spoken, written, and visual communication skills. Exceptional creativity, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism. Ability to meet tough deadlines and juggle multiple projects.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.