Senior Graphic Designer

Posted May 16

Palo Alto, CA


Learning Policy Institute

We're a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a focus on pre-K through high school.

We are currently seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to join our Communications Team. The ideal candidate should be well-rounded, with experience in both layout and design, as well as the development of graphics and infographics. The ideal candidate is a strong visual communicator who can leverage design to convey complex information and solve problems. This position will be based in our Palo Alto, California, office.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and collaborate on production of Learning Policy Institute publications, including book-length monographs, reports, policy and research briefs, and collateral content for print and the Web.
  • Conceptualizeand create clear and compelling infographics, images, and memes for use across publications, presentations, the web and social media platforms.
  • Provide creative and technical support to ensure clear and compelling PowerPoint presentations.
  • Oversee the selection and preparation of photos for publications and the web site.
  • Curate LPI photos, graphics, and presentations.
  • Coordinate external graphic designers, as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent in Graphic Design or Art discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in publication and graphics design
  • Proficiency with Adobe CS, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Exceptional attention to detail in work quality and technical precision
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Desired Attributes:

  • Highly collaborative with the ability to translate feedback into exceptional creative design
  • Committed to continuous learning by seeking, sharing, and applying best practice and team feedback
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work on tight deadlines, while maintaining quality standards
  • Outstanding team player and collaborator
  • Video and photography skills, web and social media experience a plus

How to Apply

Submit a resume, three work samples, and a cover letter indicating how you think your experience and skills can best contribute to our team. Include when you can be available. Send pdf versions and links to

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