Since 2001, Stamen has developed a reputation for beautiful and technologically sophisticated projects in a diverse range of commercial and cultural settings. We work and play with a surprising and growing range of collaborators: news media, financial institutions, artists and architects, car manufacturers, design agencies, museums, technology firms, political action committees, and universities.
Find out more about who we are, or view Stamen client work and research projects. A selection of essays and works-in-progress may be found at our studio blog.
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We're designing a worldwide terrain map and making all the data all available in one place, for free, funded by the Knight Foundation
Eric at EYEO: How to (keep) running a successful data visualization design studio
Fellowship with Harvard, SPUR and Grey Area
Stamen is an award-winning design and technology studio in San Francisco whose work has had a significant impact on the field of online mapping and data visualization. We are looking for a skilled interactive developer who is excited about the intersection between design and technology roles to work at our busy Mission District studio.
Stamen is lucky; we get to work on a wide variety of projects for clients all over the world. We are committed to maintaining a constant state of learning, both about our tools and about the world. We want to continue to work with people who know a lot—and are excited to learn even more. You'll be working with a small team of designers and engineers led by a creative director who looks to you to make his ideas feasible. You're excited by the possibility of cutting and bending data to fit it through the thin straw of the internet.
You're up for the excitement of a continuous flow of new projects, and you mix creative re-use with trying new things. You're able to work well with multiple inputs from a variety of sources: creative direction, technical direction, production expediency, and client feedback. You're friendly and courteous, good at finding ways to have fun under the pressure of deadlines, ready to sell your approach but also OK with our clients having the final say.
- Work closely with designers, project director, and other developers
- Work with data artists and others to implement interfaces that will work on all modern browsers on a variety of devices
- Communicate directly and clearly with clients
- Know what the best thing is to be doing at any given moment or to ask if you’re unsure
- Strong understanding of D3, Leaflet, and Node.js
- Experience making sites that perform well and follow best practices
- Design and UX sensibilities
- Comfortable with both verbal and text-based communication (whiteboarding + Slack)
It would also be nice if you
- Are familiar with Heroku
- Have experience with React
- Have an opinion about front-end build systems (or lack thereof)
- Have worked with clients
- Have experience contributing to open source projects
- Have done things using OpenStreetMap
- Like maps & data visualizations (a lot)
- Full benefits package
- 5 weeks vacation / year
- Work with a group of talented people for whom designing maps and data visualization is a passion as well as a career
- Get paid to learn new things
- Surround yourself with plants, art, and maps
- Work in the Mission, eat great food every day
- Stamen is not a tech startup and there are no tech bros here
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and links to your portfolio, GitHub account, and anything else that will show us your work live on the Internet.
Custom Cartography & Identity for MapZen
Mapping Climate Change
Mapping Methane Leaks
Read about the project in Wired
Visualizing Sea Level Rise
Mapping Social Media and Parks
Visualizing Bitcoin MtGox 500
Mapping the Golden Gate Recreation Area
Surging Seas v2
Mapstack: Maps for All
Mapping the Health of the Chesapeake Bay