Senior Data Visualization Designer
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Visualize a Better World

Graphicacy, a mission-driven data visualization, design and interactive studio, is recruiting a senior data visualization and user experience (UX) savvy designer to join our growing team.

The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about data visualization, UX design and visual storytelling. They will be designing, and iterating, cutting-edge interactive web experiences for high-profile NGOs, nonprofits, and top-tier consulting firms. We are looking for a talented senior data visualization designer to continue to set Graphicacy apart as a leader in innovative and well-designed digital products.

We are a dynamic team that works fast — as such, we want to work with people who are forward thinking, self-motivated and excited about new opportunities.

About this role:

  • Work with Graphicacy’s design staff and clients to design beautiful and informative interactive and static data visualizations, web applications and information graphics.
  • Contribute ideas, and participate in discussions about data visualization best practices, next-generation digital trends, and innovative data visualization practices.
  • Work with design staff, project managers and clients to create graphic designs for a variety of online applications.
  • Work with software engineers to review and refine interactive data visualizations and web applications.
  • Must have proficiency in working with data, using Excel, R, Python, Tableau or equivalent statistical application(s) or business intelligence tools.
  • Will create high-fidelity mockups for vetting and user testing.
  • Proficient with Adobe products and strong skills in Sketch, Figma, Zeplin or equivalent applications.
  • Able to clearly communicate design thinking in both written and verbal forms to non-designers.

About you:

  • 5+ years of related data visualization and/or UX design experience.
  • A good understanding of statistics, data cleaning, and data analytics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in design (Information, Graphic, Visual, UX, Web)and/or related field(s), or significant equivalent experience.
  • A strong visual design and technical portfolio.
  • A passion to innovate and create work that pushes the boundaries of data visualization and graphic design.
  • A good understanding of visualization libraries like D3.
  • Able to lead or facilitate discovery and exploratory workshops with clients to outline user personas, user journeys, and content mapping.
  • Creative ideas with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Be open to giving and receiving objective criticism.

Bonus points:

  • Experience in digital journalism.
  • Portfolio work that includes dashboard designs in Tableau and experience with Tableau Server and Prep Builder.
  • Familiarity with web development, including HTML/CSS, Javascript frameworks like Angular or React, and CMS frameworks such as Drupal or WordPress.
  • Motion graphic design, animation and/or illustration skills.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum development process.
  • Understanding of accessibility web standards.

We are looking for a smart, passionate person, and do not expect that every applicant has experience in everything we listed above. If you are interested in the role, but worried you don’t meet all our criteria, apply anyway. Demonstrate your creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to learn on the job, with projects in your portfolio, and in your cover letter.

About Us
Graphicacy is a mission-driven data visualization and design studio in Washington, DC, Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

Graphicacy partners with clients to tell engaging stories with data. Graphicacy’s team combines storytelling, thoughtful human-centered design and deep technical capabilities to build and deploy strategic, data-rich digital projects. Graphicacy’s team has created data visualizations and websites for top-tier organizations and companies, domestically and internationally, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the World Bank, the Center for American Progress, the Anti-Defamation League, and many others.

Graphicacy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures, and we strongly encourage applicants from a wide array of backgrounds and communities to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or medical condition.

Graphicacy Benefits
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary ranging from $85k to $100k, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance and retirement matching. We also offer our team flexible and liberal leave policies to ensure a healthy work-life balance.


How to Apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and examples of work or a link to your portfolio, to with “Senior Data Visualization Designer” in the subject line.