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Graphic Designer

Remote
  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Product Management

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Graphic Designer.


COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org


OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


Job Purpose

The design team is looking to add new talent. We are a group of dedicated designers that enjoy close collaboration with the writers and editors in the humanities department, as well as the production designers in our operations department. We work in print and digital, creating functional and appealing designs for our customers and users (teachers, students, and administrators).

The Designer's role will be to answer, “What are we making?” with deliverable layouts and concepts for peers and leadership to react to. Oftentimes, they will explore iterations of established designs, while highlighting the unique aspects of content through their design decisions. In other cases, they may collaborate with the Creative Director in exploring prototypes for new products.

A designer for Great Minds products should have an interest in design for children or teachers and their portfolio should demonstrate an understanding or empathy for one of those user groups.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Content to gain understanding of user needs, to ensure optimal product experience, and that expectations are met and exceeded
  • Research user landscape, through a design lens
  • Create prototypes for Content and Leadership to react to and to iterate from
  • Iterate on approved prototypes and frameworks to execute designs for a product (exploring ways to make each instance unique and memorable, while adhering to established constraints)
  • Some art direction
  • Illustration and photo retouching
  • Photo research
  • Collaborate with production designers to ensure templates have been vetted for use.


Job requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years experience designing for kids or for the classroom
  • 3+ years of experience in a designer role
  • Fluency in the following Adobe Programs: InDesign, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Powerpoint, HTML and CSS (not required, but preferred)
  • Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office and Google Documents

Qualifications

  • Ability to take criticism and feedback on work
  • Interest in learning new processes and collaborating with colleagues, company-wide

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Remote

The base salary range for this position is $57,000-$64,000, however the offered salary may be higher or lower than the above range dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to location, work experience, skills and internal equity considerations.. The base salary is not inclusive of benefits or other incentives.


A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law.


Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains greatminds.org or greatminds.recruitee.com. If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact security@greatminds.org


Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.


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