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> Cal Academy of Sciences seeks an Infographics Designer
The California Academy of Sciences is currently seeking an Infographics Designer to join the Creative Studio.
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
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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
The Ideal Candidate will:
•Be very organized, responsible and resourceful
•Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
•Be able to work on multiple projects at once
•Be detail-oriented and work well in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
•Be able to take direction and seek help when needed
•Be able to communicate directly with researchers to obtain and clarify key information
•Have a sense of humor
•Have a refined modern design sensibility
•Be aligned with the mission of the Academy
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 75% of the time. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit your cover letter and resume online at
Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.
July 18, 2012 |
..If the California Academy of Sciences is interested in a design agency, specialized in data visualization and information design: have a look at: www.emphase.ch
We are in charge of design research projects about knowledge visualization and used to work in a scientific context, for scientific reasons. We also work for privat and institutional clients, and we are teaching info-design at the University of art and design in Geneva (Switzerland).
August 13, 2012 |
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