Graphic Designer (Freelance) at Mellon Foundation

Posted on: 06/16/2022

Location: (ON-SITE)

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The Mellon Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. We make grants in four core program areas; Higher Learning, Arts and Culture, Public Knowledge, and Humanities in Place. The Foundation is seeking a freelance Graphic Designer for a minimum of six months. **Summary** The graphic designer will execute a new visual identity created by the design firm, Pentagram, to visual content and assets. This role reports into Mellon’s internal Creative Director. The role entails approximately 30 hours per week. Most work will be done remotely and visits to the Manhattan office will sometimes be necessary. **Position Details** Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Design assets and content for web, print, video, and social media • Research, art direct, and produce illustration assignments • Create wireframes • Create motion graphics • Design project briefs and presentations • Redesign templates for internal and external use **Qualifications** Applicants should possess: • BA in Graphic Design (or commiserate) • 3–6+ years of professional graphic design experience • Experience in brand-building, typography, and illustration art direction • Proficient command of Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects, Figma, Microsoct Office Suite including PowerPoint • Ability to develop and complete designs from concept through production • At ease working independently with brand guidelines and collaboratively with creative direction • 3D design or animation experience preferred but not required The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive pay and excellent working conditions. Candidates should apply by submitting a thoughtful cover letter describing fit for the position together with a resume and a digital portfolio of relevant work. The Foundation will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals it believes are most qualified for the position.