New York
May 13, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Human Resources
Design, Other
Full Time
EDF is looking for a Designer to join our Creative Team and develop aesthetically engaging concepts, compositions, and campaigns for our interactive experiences, brand communications, and digital media. Reporting to the Creative Director, this individual will work closely with members of the Creative and Web teams to develop and execute ideas and visual designs, and will be responsible for accomplishing and maintaining the quality of design—as well as the EDF brand—throughout all phases of the project.

If you are a highly creative designer with a great portfolio of online design work—along with a strong interest in conveying ideas and inspiring action—this position is for you.

Key Responsibilties

•Meet with creative, program, and Web Team staff to gain an understanding of the audience and the message to be conveyed
•Develop and propose ideas for the look, tone, and feel of conceptual site experiences, online visual storytelling pieces, infographics, and campaigns
•Create and manage designs through conceptualization, creation, revision, and production
•Collaborate with EDF’s interaction designers and developers to refine user experience and final execution
•Create graphic elements for various projects across media (Web sites, interactive media, video, and some print)


•Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and at least 5 years of graphic design and/or art direction experience, with at least 3 years designing for online
•Ability to think conceptually and work independently
•Strong Web design skills and working understanding of usability and information architecture / interaction design
•Strong working knowledge of design tools common to design and Web development, such as HTML and Flash
•Expert with Photoshop and Illustrator
•Impeccable typographical skills and a disciplined eye for visually organizing information and graphic treatments
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to analyze own work and that of others
•Ability to create motion graphics / animations a huge plus
•Portfolio of strong design and conceptual work will be a key deciding factor
•Agency experience or other demonstrated versatility across content and audience types preferred

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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