DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest global orgs for young people and social change, our 3.9 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere.
Overview: This Jack/Jill of all trades is a part of the Creative team. He or she will create energetic and badass graphic assets for web and print, bring new ideas to the team, and always act as a brand defender, and keeper of a consistent visual design language.
What you'll do
Graphic Design: create purposeful beautiful graphic/web design work that drives the DoSomething.org brand
Pitch decks: create emotionally compelling presentations that help us land big sponsors
Photography: improve our in-house photo projects with props, model management, location scouting, and shooting.
Social Media: design assets like sharable graphics, sourced photos, banners, twitter backgrounds, tumblr images, etc. Super plus if you’re on top of new social media platforms that are popping up all the time
Challenge us: show us how to visually improve graphic assets through hierarchy, fonts, and photography
What we're looking for
Attention to detail: you notice the little things, like weird spacing, colors that don’t match, and typos
Collaborative thinker: you give useful feedback and are receptive to others helping to make your work better.
Design skills: you can use design programs (especially Adobe Creative Suite) and are eager to teach yourself new tools. Understand how to send documents to print, how to optimize for the web and stay organized. You also obsessively read blogs about fonts, icons, color theory, hierarchy, UI/UX, art and photography.
Photography skills: Shooting, retouching, and sourcing stock will all come in handy. Knowledge of lighting and audio is a plus.
Let Your Freak Flag : Love minimalism? Graffiti? Museums? Hip Hop? Robots? Donuts? We want the funky and weird to shine through in your work.
What you'll learn
Improve and refine your graphic design skills while flexing your UI/UX muscles
Great portfolio pieces that you’ll be proud of
Work in tandem with corporate sponsors ie: H&M, Aeropostale, Sprint, Toyota, AARP, VH1, 3M, JetBlue
Develop your design perspective and voice (ie, learn how not to start a sentence with “I like…”,
How to work in an office environment amongst many different types of people and teams
Have your work featured on multiple marketing platforms
How to apply
Your cover letter should be no longer than 250 words
Link to your portfolio site, Behance, or a PDF of your most recent work
3 Websites or campaigns that you think are designed well for 13-25yrs olds