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Production Designer - Ada Focus 🔥

Salary: $55-65hr/DOE


Remote Opportunity: Production Designer | ADA Focus

With a firm grasp of design principles, color theory, and typography – along with a mastery of design tools and software – the ideal candidate will elevate the content they are given to create unique, meaningful, and impactful designs that are targeted to the needs of the intended audience(s). But they will also be willing and capable of executing the less glamorous production file prep and layout work that requires organized work habits, efficiency, and attention to detail.

This role will directly support the design needs of several of the client's federally-funded centers. As such, creating, and ensuring that all designs comply with funder brand guidelines and are accessible to everyone, following federal section 508 compliance guidelines (under the Americans with Disabilities Act), will be a critical component of this role. Therefore, a strong grasp of compliance processes is highly desirable, but minimally, the individual must be interested in building their knowledge in this area through training, mentorship, and self-learning.


Design and develop layouts as well as seamlessly work from existing templates on reports and briefs
Design and develop materials focused on visibility and dissemination, including social media posts, email newsletter designs, brochures, etc.
Ability to create engaging, visually stunning, and complex infographics and data visualizations
Participate in intake meetings focused on gathering project specs, information related to the goals and intended audiences of the project, and any other relevant details necessary to launch and complete the work.
Develop production plan including timelines and manage production plan from intake meeting to completed project.
Develop and be prepared to present multiple mock-ups and/or design options with the ability to effectively communicate to the team your design rationale and approach for each option.
Design and develop templates for things like briefs, reports, and presentations.
Design, develop, and layout briefs, reports, information flyers, and presentations.
Ensure a consistent look and feel across the work being developed for each of the centers that also reflects and upholds the WestEd and funder brand.
Gather design feedback and exhibit flexibility and willingness to integrate changes to improve the work.
Connect and collaborate with other designers and communicators across the agency.
Understand and work within the design constraints for accessible documents and graphics.
Manage budget and time allocations as specified.


Bachelor's degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, web design, and advertising.
3+ years of professional agency or in-house experience in a graphic role that heavily focused on data visualization and infographic development.
Strong knowledge of design principles, color theory, and typography with the ability to put that knowledge to use in your work.
Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Acrobat DC.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
Working knowledge of and experience with creating accessible designs and ensuring the accessibility of existing designs is strongly desired.
Familiarity with the field of education is an added bonus.

Additional Skills:

Personal commitment to education and WestEd’s mission to build a more equitable society through research, development, and service.
Ability to calmly juggle and navigate multiple projects at once.
Flexibility and ability to adapt to shifting priorities and timelines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Superior attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills.
Intellectual curiosity fosters creative thinking and problem-solving to arrive at unique solutions to design challenges.
Ability and willingness to take initiative and work independently.
Ability to receive and integrate constructive design feedback to arrive at solutions that meet client needs and expectations
Ability to approach design work in a way that balances the pragmatic with the interesting and unique.
Flexibility to adjust and adapt workflow processes when needed to meet a deadline
A sense of humor and the ability to work well with many different types of personalities is a must

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