Design Job: Infographics Designer at the California Academy of Sciences

Ever dream of being an infographics designer? The science- and education-focused California Academy of Sciences is looking for an infographics designer in San Francisco. Click through to learn more and apply:

The Infographics Designer works in the Creative Studio to create engaging visuals that transform scientific data and research into design for exhibits, print and screen. This is an opportunity for a talented and conceptual designer to join an in-house design department of a forward-looking San Francisco institution.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Conceive and develop information graphics (e.g., charts, diagrams, maps, icons) for print, exhibit or screen
  • Create illustrations (eg, earth processes, evolution diagrams, biological illustrations)
  • Design screen interactives incorporating infographics for the public floor
  • Integrate information graphics into the design of Academy exhibits and collateral, (ie brochures and maps)
  • Design educational and programmatic materials for the public floor
  • Execute accurate production-ready final mechanical/specifications in a timely manner
  • Follow Academy identity and design guidelines for all work
  • Work directly with individuals in the Exhibit, Research and Education departments to obtain content for graphics
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a professional design situation, including design with science-related topics

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Experience in creating infographics (maps, charts, diagrams) and visualizing data
  • Ability to create vector illustrations, scientific illustrations and icons
  • Ability to interpret complex information to produce engaging visualizations
  • Familiarity with scientific data sources and biological sciences content
  • Ability to illustrate in various styles
  • Experience in designing engaging user experiences (interface design and interactive design)
  • Ability to define functionality, and produce flowcharts, wireframes and templates
  • Have excellent facility with typographic communication
  • Able to manipulate and retouch photographs
  • Understanding of spec’ing and preparing work for a variety of production outputs
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

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