• Graphic Design Fellow

    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Seasonal, Full-Time
    Job Category
    New York
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



    Position Summary

    The graphic design fellow will be an integral part of Audubon’s art team. S/he will create design solutions for a wide variety of channels for Audubon’s network of centers, sanctuaries, and state offices. These include marketing and communications materials, reports, brochures, invitations, posters, digital ads, and other print and web collateral, all under the supervision of the art director. The fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week in Audubon's New York City headquarters and spans a period of up to six months.


    **Please submit a cover letter (include a link to a portfolio site in the letter) and resume.***

    Essential Functions

    • Use Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) and pre-press techniques to design and produce layouts
    • Use a strong knowledge of typography and layout design to perform detail-oriented and creative work with an ability to work innovatively within a format
    • Manage Audubon’s brand guidelines throughout the network, answer questions about our brand, and create and edit items like brochures, handouts, reports, etc, to add to our ever-evolving set of templates
    • Bring creativity and fresh thinking to the design of marketing and corporate communications, brochures, postcards, posters, banners, digital ads, social media designs, board reports, invitations, Powerpoint decks, signage, etc
    • Conceptualize and collaborate with art team to create innovative visual solutions

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field, plus internship or one-year experience in a competitive, deadline-driven, and professional design environment
    • Experience in designing print communications and creating and maintaining branding systems
    • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and CMS knowledge.
    • Strong understanding of graphic design best practices, typography, and knowledge of printing and digital design processes
    • A high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for photography, and strong typography skills are essential
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as well as the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
    • Ability to distill information into visual formats, including through infographics and visualizations a plus
    • Must take critique with ease and be open to adjustments in designs


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