Graphic Designer (Associate I, Creative)

The Pew Charitable TrustsinWashington, D.C


The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today's big challenges - and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution's reputation. Communications The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew's reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew's resources.

Position Overview The Pew Charitable Trusts seeks an associate I, creative for the Communications department. This role reports to the associate manager, creative, and is responsible for producing visual solutions for the communications needs of the organization in both print and online. He/she applies artistic sensibility, technical skills, communications and problem-solving abilities to advance research and advocacy goals. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across a variety of teams and projects with unique topics and objectives.


  • Produce practical, user-centric design solutions that enhance and amplify our public education and campaign efforts.
  • Partner with digital and creative team to conceptualize creative solutions for a wide variety of projects from initial ideation through execution and optimization.
  • Work collaboratively to manage multiple projects and timelines at once.
  • Employ a thorough understanding of branding and apply design sensibilities to create visually engaging content across a wide variety of digital channels.
  • Produce a wide range of media, including print, web, social, advertising, and multimedia.
  • Continue to learn, adapt and adopt new techniques to produce creative results.
  • Maintain knowledge of creative marketing trends and best practices.
  • Bachelors degree in graphic arts or related field required.
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience is required. Agency and client service experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of modern design requirements and best practices across all digital and mobile channels.
  • A strong working knowledge of cross-channel digital design principles, experience design, brand development, and the relevant creative processes required to deliver an effective mix of digital content.
  • Must be proficient in print production, layout, and web design
  • Experience working with data to identify insights that lead to effective digital content for a variety of channels and formats.
  • Experience working with creative teams to concept, storyboard, produce, and optimize a wide array of digital content.
  • Demonstrated experience working with strategy, creative, and advertising teams to plan and execute multi-channel paid programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to articulate and defend creative ideas but also able and willing to accept feedback.
  • Experience with GIS and creating maps from data strongly preferred.
  • Experience with wire-framing and prototyping tools and related design approaches and workflows strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of major design applications, especially Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience working with and creating motion graphic and data visualization solutions a plus but not required.
  • Exceptional creativity, organization, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism.

Please Note: This is a visual design position. While knowledge of relevant interactive technologies from a design perspective is a requirement, this is not a programmer or developer position.

Travel Minimal travel anticipated.

Total Rewards We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance. The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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