Creative Designer

Democracy Works

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



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Location: Remote within the US

Salary Range: 

  • Most regions in the United States: $58,500- $65,250

  • California-specific: $58,500- $72,500

  • NYC-specific: $65,000- $72,500

Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations.

  • Level: Junior

  • Supervisory role: No

  • Classification: Exempt, Full-time

About our organization:

Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that collaborates with election officials, leading tech platforms, and world-class partners to drive voter access and participation. We help Americans vote by providing reliable, useful voting guidance through the sites, apps and groups they trust. This includes TurboVote, Democracy Works Election Data, the Voting Information Project (VIP), and Ballot Scout. We also co-founded the Civic Alliance alongside the CAA Foundation. Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that's representative of the voters we serve. 

The impact you’ll make: 

As a part of the Marketing & Communications team, you will shape our visual communications, both internally and externally. Your creativity and content creation abilities will help enhance our branding and messaging efforts.

You will:

  • Work with Marketing & Communications Team to finetune creative strategy

  • Visualize design concepts, in the form of wireframes, sketches, or illustrations, that are based in broad design principles and available internal data

  • Present design concepts to key internal stakeholders to earn buy-in and obtain feedback, and incorporate feedback into prototypes to finalize designs

  • Develop visuals in adherence to key design principles. Visuals may include but are not limited to marketing materials, email templates, social media content, website elements, website layout, presentation materials, annual reports, and physical merchandise 

  • Ensure that all visuals are in adherence to brand guidelines

  • Help bring all brand guidelines into one centralized Brand Guide

  • Regularly reviews digital assets to identify areas for improvement, with a focus on accessibility best practices

  • Apply design changes and improvements across platforms

  • Support other teams in the creation of visual materials via Canva templates

  • Use performance data (sourced internally and sector) to inform design enhancements

  • Shares monthly analytics findings with the Marketing & Communications Team

  • Execute on other tasks as may be assigned

You are someone with:

  • Proven graphic design experience (including interactive media)

  • Proficiency with design platforms such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch, and/or Canva

  • A UI-centered design approach

  • Experience implementing accessibility best practices

  • Awareness of nonprofit and/or civic tech industry design trends

  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Attention to detail in your work

  • Time management skills, and experience balancing multiple projects and priorities

It’s a plus if you have:

  • Relevant coding experience (CSS, HTML)

  • Experience implementing website design on SquareSpace, Webflow, or adjacent platforms

  • Video editing skills and experience

  • Knowledge and/or experience related to elections and/or civic technology

How we work

Because elections take place everywhere, our employees work from all across the country. We embrace working remotely as the default. Our positions require regular, daily use of a computer (including the use of G-Suite and Slack) to conduct work and communicate with colleagues. We also have regular operating hours (10 am to 6 pm Eastern, Monday to Friday).

For those who prefer to work from an office, we are headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. We are happy to share more details about the office, including accessibility information, as on-site visits are planned. 

There may be travel for occasional staff retreats or meetings as part of certain roles.


As a member of the team, some of the benefits you’ll enjoy include:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision option for you and your dependents

  • 12 floating holidays and 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

  • $1000 towards professional development activities

We also offer a 403(b) retirement plan, stipends for equipment and internet reimbursement, and annual Calm or Headspace subscription reimbursements.

To Apply

Please attach your resume and answers to the following questions:

  • How did you find this job listing?

  • Why are you interested in this role and working at Democracy Works?

  • What design software programs do you have experience using? 

  • Please submit 2-3 design samples. 

  • Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Democracy Works?

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Hiring

Democracy Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. 

As part of our application, you’ll see an optional form used to collect U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demographic information. Please note the categories used in this survey are set by the EEOC and may not reflect all existing categories.The data collected in this form is anonymized and is used in our EEOC reporting and in ongoing assessment of our recruitment practices. 

Democracy Works follows the I-9 requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position, and you must possess your own work authorization in the U.S. now and in the future to continue working in this position.

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