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Graphic Designers (on staff or as consultant)

The World Justice Project
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Note: When applying for this position, please ensure that you submit all of the required documents listed in the "How to Apply" section of the position description.

The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking junior to mid-level graphic designers to join our growing design team in Washington, D.C., or Mexico City. Candidates must have either data visualization experience or editorial design experience, and fluency in English is required. Additional skills of interest are UI/UX design and design for social media/digital marketing campaigns.

The new designers will be hired at the junior graphic designer or graphic design associate level, depending on experience. They will report directly to WJP’s Washington-D.C.-based Creative Director, which is a new position in the communications department, created to lead our growing design team and to champion visual communication as central to WJP’s mission of advancing the rule of law worldwide. The new designers will assist with the planning and production of the WJP’s full portfolio of internally designed products, including data-driven reports, thematic microsites, digital-facing campaigns, and branded media collateral.

For those applying to work in the DC office, WJP maintains a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Staff are expected to be located within commuting distance of our DC office and to work from the office at least three days per week. Those who are not eligible to work in the U.S. and will be working from our Mexico office will be considered consultants.


The main responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contribute to the design, layout, and overall production of the WJP’s existing and future products, including the annual WJP Rule of Law Index and graphical country reports;
  • Assist with the development of a new web platform as well as conceptualization, planning, and execution of thematic microsites featuring WJP products and initiatives;
  • Work closely with colleagues, including those on WJP’s research, engagement and development teams in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City, to produce high-level presentations, infographics, graphs, and communications materials;
  • Provide general design support, including rapid production of social media graphics, event marketing assets, and other promotional materials;
  • Work within brand standards to produce unique, engaging campaigns that are effective across a variety of platforms;
  • Support the evolution and expansion of WJP’s visual language across digital and print media.
  • Work collaboratively with WJP internal teams and external consultants as needed to ensure deadlines are met and material is produced to the highest quality and in-line with WJP brand standards.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will either be a recent graduate or junior-level designer with 6 months to 2 years of professional experience, or a designer with 3-5 years professional experience. Ideal applicants will have a strong academic record and references, and be motivated, highly dependable, and passionate about the ways in which design can be used for social good. Candidates should also demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Experience with either data visualization or editorial design required; experience with both strongly preferred.
  • A portfolio demonstrating advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Experience with Adobe XD or Figma; Skills in Premiere/After Effects are a plus.
  • Experience with both digital and print production and optimizing products to translate across multiple channels;
  • Experience with illustration and icon development (animation a plus);
  • Skills in visualizing and translating large amounts of complex information into digestible and eye-catching illustrations and infographics; Experience with Tableau or coding in R are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently in English, with the ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritize workload and daily assignments;
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels, work in a collaborative team environment, and work independently;
  • Interest and willingness to develop new skills;
  • A degree in graphic design or related field.

Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. In addition, the employee may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive reading and data analysis.

Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP's employment page: In order to be considered, please include all of the following required documents with your application (combined as one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio or a link to portfolio

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

The World Justice Project


Washington, DC
20005 USA


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