Graphic Designer (Data Visualization)

San Francisco, CA, USA
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Job Description

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

This position will produce high-quality print and digital designs and infographics that reflect Earthjustice’s established brand standards, while advancing the evolution of our brand identity. As an integral member of the Creative Team, the Graphic Designer / Data Visualization will work closely with other members of Communications, Development and program staff on design projects that support both fundraising and marketing efforts, as well as high-impact programmatic work.

Candidates willing to work from San Francisco under a hybrid model are preferred, but we will consider candidates interested in working remotely within the U.S.


Graphic Design (55%)

  • Serve as an in-house designer on a variety of institutional print collateral, including brochures, calendars, magazines, and reports.
  • Design materials for marketing and fundraising events, including event banners, invitations, giveaways, and promotional materials.
  • Actively participate in Creative team sessions on storytelling, campaign brainstorms, and strategic planning.
  • Work with Development and Communications staff to create high-value pitch decks for major funders.
  • Organize and archive images on digital asset management system.
  • Monitor brand consistency across all creative and graphic materials. Maintain existing brand standards and further develop organizational brand identity.
  • Knowledge of printing techniques and ability to handle prepress file preparation.
  • Conceptualize and coordinate unified materials within context of a larger campaign.
  • Meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Data Visualization (45%)

  • Create and edit visual content including infographics, charts, and maps.
  • Use critical thinking and communication skills to convert raw facts and numbers into usable graphics that further our programmatic goals
  • Transform sets of data into compelling visuals that advance our narratives.
  • Provide guidance on data visualization to wider Communications team.
  • Create assets for digital platforms (website, social media, email, etc.), such as infographics, charts, image macros, animated gifs, and PowerPoint decks.


  • BA in Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, or equivalent combination of training and design experience required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in the field of graphic design.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in data visualization, ideally 4-5 years.
  • Advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Thorough knowledge of visual design principles, including photography, typography, iconography, color theory.
  • Ability to work with scientific and/or legal data and distill the ‘big picture’.
  • Expertise with chart-making and other data visualization techniques.
  • Comfort with analyzing data sets to find the best visual solution.
  • Ability to multitask while being extremely organized, productive, timely and reliable.
  • Ability to synthesize constructive feedback into responsive designs while still maintaining strong, cohesive vision.
  • Ability to work independently on projects from initial stages to completion and take direction well while showing initiative.
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness, especially in image selection.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and on teams; possesses strong communication skills.
  • Freehand illustration skills are a plus.
  • Knowledge of social media is a plus.
  • Cartography skills are a plus.
  • Experience with data-based journalism and tools is a plus.
  • Experience creating high-value pitch decks for major funders is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues preferred.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Salary is based on experience and location.

Salary range in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY: $81,000 - $90,000

Salary range in Seattle, Washington, D.C. or Chicago: $77,000-$85,500

Salary range in Denver, Philadelphia, or Juneau: $72,900-$81,000

Salary range in Miami, Texas (State), Atlanta: $68,900-$76,500

Remote salary range for other locations in the U.S.: $68,900 - $90,000

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by June 23rd:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing their interest in this position and how their skills align with the described duties and essential skills and abilities
  • Portfolio that includes both graphic design projects and data visualization projects (1-2 portfolio links preferred or attachment included in application materials).

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.