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Job Description: Graphic Designer

Burness Communications is seeking a graphic designer to join our team. The designer will work with the design team to produce print and marketing materials, websites, and information graphics. As a Graphic Designer for Burness Communications, the successful candidate would have the opportunity to design for well-known, mission-driven foundations, think tanks, researchers, policy experts, and nonprofit groups worldwide.

The designers duties will include:

  • Designing brochures, fact sheets, reports and other publications, often using magazine-style visual techniques.
  • Designing websites and email templates.
  • Creating charts, graphs, and information graphics from data.
  • Designing visually appealing slideshow presentations using PowerPoint and Prezi.
  • Developing graphics and animations for video.
  • Developing website frontend designs.
  • Collaborating with a team to create innovative design solutions across all media.


  • Proficiency with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with the Office suite--Word, Excel, and PowerPoint--and the use of themes and templates.
  • Illustration skills are a big plus.
  • Javascript is a big plus.
  • Experience with digital and offset printing methods is desired.
  • B.A. or equivalent in graphic design.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience

Successful candidates are:

  • Capable of juggling multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail and a sense of humor.
  • Organized with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about addressing critical issues in health, science, and public policy alongside leading non-profits in the US and abroad.
  • Dedicated to creating social change and impact through innovative design approaches.

Burness Communications is a mission-driven firm advancing social change for nonprofits worldwide. Burness offers excellent benefits, competitive salary and a friendly, collegial working environment. Candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with their portfolio to Shannon Ryan at sryan@burnesscommunications.com.