Johns Hopkins University seeks a Graphic Designer for the new Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University which is focused on public sector innovation, government transformation, and civic engagement. The new Center is a growing, globally recognized organization focused on advancing the art and science of public sector innovation, especially among local governments. The Center works to increase awareness of the impact of local government innovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residents contribute to the design, development, and delivery of new services and policy approaches.

Reporting to the Creative Director and working closely with the Director of Communications, the Graphic Designer will support the build-out of the Center’s expansive communications efforts. Specifically, the Graphic Designer will contribute to a growing content team to help produce visually compelling informational and programmatic materials—including programmatic guides, case studies, stories about grantee work, social media content, webpages, and videos—city leaders, funders, and partners. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing communications for world-class and mission-focused organizations.

Our Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for individuals who are committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, as we advance this work in communities.

Are you a design specialist interested in all things related to design?

Do you want to be a strong advocate for great design, in all its forms?

Do you believe that great design has the power to improve the lives of people? Let’s connect.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and link to their portfolio and/or PDF of work samples. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the design, layout, illustration, and pre-production for all communication materials for print and digital platforms, including program curricula, website, infographics, case studies, videos, impact stories, and event invites
  • Help build brand recognition for the Center, through supporting brand development, brand management, and asset development activities (e.g., web layout, Powerpoint)
  • Working with the Creative Director, help members of the Communications and program teams in developing new tools, marketing collateral, and program resources.  
  • Working with the Creative Director, help to define requirements and meet delivery timelines for a growing library of tools and resources.  
  • Manage the Center’s nascent photo assets for ongoing utilization
  • Support the Director of Communications and Creative Director to continually assess and improve the Center’s public and online presence
  • Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field. 
  • Two (2) years of experience and a portfolio.

 JHU Equivalency Formula:  18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.  

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in an in-house creative services department or agency
  • Expert-level experience with image editing and design software (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports
  • Excellent content creation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace

Level of Independent Decision Making:

  • Medium