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Creative Design Specialist (On-Call) - Data Visualization

Company: Mathematica
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description: Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the companys growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance. We are currently looking for anon-callCreative Design Specialistemployeeineither ourAnn Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA,Oakland, CA,Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, Princeton, NJ,Washington, DClocationsor work from hometo support the user-centereddata visualizations of research-focused work.Someoneskilled attranslatingcomplex analytics andresearchfor a wide range of audiencesand fine-tuning the fundamental design details thathelp drive impact and influence evidence-baseddecision makingwill make a great fit. Thisindividualunderstands that the time our audience has to find and absorb ourcontentis limited,and our work must grab and hold their attentionand facilitate action.ResponsibilitiesWork with project and communications teams to help implement communication strategies across client-driven projects and corporate initiativesReview design requests and work with design and project teams to determine the best course for meeting client and company goalsWork with staff throughout the organization to co-create design products and help translate technical findings and data to user-friendly, integrated designs in multiple formats, including long-form PDF reports, corporate and client websites, animations/videos, presentation decks, data visualizations, dashboards, infographics, as well as promotional materials and dissemination productsWork with software developers and in-house data scientists to generate user/industry-influenced wireframes and prototypesDesign and produce products that are in compliance with Section 508 standards for accessibilityAbility to collaborate, remain level-headed and empathetic when partnering with project and initiative teams who are working under short timeframes to meet multiple requirementsCommunicate the importance of strong design fundamentals to colleagues throughout the organizationIncorporate storytelling and compelling narrative into visual designParticipate in brainstorms and co-create creative conceptsStay up-to-date with industry standards, best practices, and software, and share these learnings with the teamAble to work independently and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team.Meet deadlines and update teams on progress through project management software, email, and in personPosition Requirements:Candidates must have a portfolio representing experience in interactive and static data visualization for user interfaces and documents. Portfolios showing experience in foundations, international, health, and social issues are a plus.Bachelor's degree or higher in graphic design, UX/UI, data visualization, or related fieldEight or more years of experience in producing complex designs in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, and WordExpert knowledge of front-end development languages (HTML, CSS, jquery) is a plusExperience in directly creating or working with development teams in D3, R Shiney, or Tableau is a plusExperience developing annotated mocks for software development teams using Adobe software or other prototyping tools such as Sketch or Balsamiq is a mustExpert knowledge of front-end development languages (HTML, CSS, jquery) is a plusCertificate in ADA/508 compliance training is a plusUnderstanding of ever-changing social media content requirements is a plusMust be able to work on a PC To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at time of application. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you work on such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. The salary range for this role is$27.84-$42.64Available Locations: Washington, DC; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL or Seattle, WAWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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