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Visual Designer

Publication or Company  Code for America
Industry  Internet/Online/New Media, Non-profit, Web Development
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA
Experience Level 3 years
Job Requirements Responsibilities:

Leading the development of organizational materials and best practices around design
Creating designs and/or redesigns: websites, apps, materials, collateral, event materials (stickers to websites)
Coaching new fellows on their design work, providing feedback, and ensuring alignment
Producing pixel-perfect deliverables and assets
Communicating your design thinking clearly
Collaborating with team members (especially Marketing Team, UX lead, and Frontend Developer) to ensure high-quality, professional products
Translating concepts into simple and elegant interfaces and interactions
Pitching in - we’re a startup and sometimes we need all hands on deck - including yours

Strong portfolio of visual design: digital and print
Minimum of three years professional design experience
Familiarity with modern web technologies (HTML/CSS/Javascript)
Ability to rapidly conceive, visualize, and iterate design solutions in a collaborative highly environment.
Expert with the tools of the trade (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Interest in non-profits, technology, government
Ability to articulate design choices, and provide thoughtful feedback and coaching to other designers/fellows
Ability to adhere to organizations design principles and style guide while creating kickass new designs
Ability to accept feedback
Ability to manage a project from start to finish with little supervision
About Our Company Code for America is helping build a government by the people, for the people, that works for everyone in the 21st century. Through our programs, educational and policy work we are building a network of cities, citizens, and community groups committed to reimagining civic society.

Code for America has grown from a small team with a big idea to an international network. As we expand, we’re committed to furthering our mission by expanding and deepening our relationships with cities and citizens.

We are looking for an amazing visual designer to create interfaces for the organization that are simple, beautiful, and easy to understand. You will work as key member of the marketing/communications team to help establish the look and feel for a range of materials including websites, apps, digital campaigns, and print materials, and everything else that needs to look beautiful and be functional. You will be in charge of “designing for America.”

The designer will work hand-in-hand with the fellowship teams, staff, and other programs coaching them on design principles, giving them feedback, and helping them grow.

Founded in 2009, Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders, and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways. CfA is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st Century -- and you can help.

This position is based in San Francisco.

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