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Contract Graphic Designer

February 08, 2018


(Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, or Washington, DC)

GPS Impact has a great opportunity for a full-time contract Graphic Designer looking to join a progressive public affairs firm at one of our offices in Des Moines, Kansas City or Washington, DC. The skilled applicant will work directly with the Creative Director, fellow designers and development team on a variety of projects. Applicants must have a stellar portfolio, experience with the fundamentals of website design, strong communication skills, an eagerness to learn and improve with a determined work ethic.

Responsibilities –

  • The role of this creative is to design beautiful Online Advertisements, Social Graphics, Emails and Print Pieces.
  • Occasionally code HTML and CSS (including latest HTML5 & CSS3 features).
  • Present your work mockups for internal critique and client review.
  • Work creatively and quickly meeting quality and accuracy standards.
  • Must be able to work in a professional, fast-paced and team environment.
  • Collaborate with fellow colleagues on various project types.
  • Capable of multitasking, prioritizing, managing time efficiently and meeting deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Creative Director on all projects.

Experience & Qualifications –

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of web and print design and production experience, with at least 2 years of experience working with clients.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred in graphic design or related field.
  • Demonstrate expert level skills in the latest Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be a self-starter who takes pride in their work.
  • Be highly creative and innovative with excellent attention to details.
  • Skills in creating modern designs for print, web and production.
  • Strong understanding of modern web design principles, user experience, information architecture, and social media.
  • Knowledge in creating and producing advertising for print, web and email.

Bonus –

Strong passion for politics and progressive movements

Familiarity with coding CSS and HTML

Experience with UX design, WordPress and working with developers


Why GPS?

We work with meaningful causes, movements, campaigns, and organizations, for example:

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, NARAL, Priorities USA, Florida Water & Land Legacy, ACLU, Women’s Foundation, Georgia Democratic Party, Tom Wolf, Roy Cooper, and more.

  • Potential for growth in the role and within the company
  • A highly-creative, award-winning team that strives to innovate
  • Competitive compensation

GPS Impact is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply: How to Apply – To apply for this position, email with the subject line: “Graphic Designer Position” with your application materials: 1. Your resume 2. A link to your portfolio or work samples 3. A short description of why you want to be a Graphic Designer at GPS Impact 4. An example of an artist/designer or piece of work that inspires you

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