Open until filled
REPORTS TO: Design Director, Karis Cady
OFFICE LOCATION: Seattle, WA (Remote Optional)
TO APPLY: Submit resume, letter of interest, and portfolio or work samples to: email@example.com
SALARY: $60,000 - $80,000
We offer our employees a competitive benefits package, including full health, dental and disability insurance, subsidized transportation, appealing vacation time, wellness reimbursement, flexible hybrid remote/in-person working environment and retirement plans.
We encourage all members of our team to pursue ongoing professional development and provide an annual budget to support these activities.
Great designers wake up every day knowing they can create something beautiful and engaging. At Pyramid, we also ask, “How can we use that compelling design…to change the world?”
We are a full-service communications firm. We blend dynamic creative and smart strategy to help clients who are providing housing for those in need, protecting our forests, reducing nuclear arsenals, defending Indigenous rights—people who are fighting the good fight.
Pyramid Communications is hiring a visual designer: an experienced creative who is passionate about strategic design and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, adept at taking and giving creative direction and feedback, and motivated in managing and leading their own projects. They know branding and web design, and are comfortable presenting their rationale and creative ideas with clients and internal teams. This role will work on a wide range of projects for a diverse client base.
The design specialist will:
Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to take projects from concept to completion
Participate in brainstorms and meetings, effectively communicating ideas and work to project teams and clients
Work as part of a small design team, mentoring and encouraging each other
Continually build skills and share knowledge of cutting edge work with the broader Pyramid team
Report to Pyramid’s Design Director
We recognize there are many paths and ways to grow into a career. While these are suggested skills, experiences, and capabilities, we encourage you to apply if you believe you have relevant experience that may not neatly align with the following suggested experience. Some of the skills and experience that would help you succeed in this role include:
Three to five years of visual design experience (agency and nonprofit client experience preferred) in web design, brand and graphic design, motion graphics, and illustration
A strong aesthetic sense with knowledge of color, layout, typography, as well as user-interface design principles and standards
High level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
Experience in designing for web and mobile
Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to confidently and successfully present creative concepts and rationales to internal teams and clients
Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage a project load that works across a wide range of clients and issue areas
Proven experience working in collaborative teams
PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
Experience in print production and collateral design
Experience using AfterEffects, Adobe XD, and/or Figma
Experience designing infographics, data visualizations and other information-rich materials
Pyramid is a team of creative strategists helping people make positive change. We want to partner with people who bring new ideas and ways of thinking and can help us seize on opportunities to drive actions on behalf of our clients that can change the world, whether that’s through a vote, a donation, or something even more impactful.
At Pyramid, we respect and celebrate the diversity, creativity and strength of our community. Equity, inclusion, and decolonization are a priority across all areas of our organization. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity—internally in our organization and externally with clients—and to promote equitable access and opportunity for all.
This job can involve long hours sitting (or standing) at a desk, and using a computer.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.