We are always looking to enhance our team and network of contract technologists and designers with talented individuals who stand out in the fields of cartography, GIS, design technology, and interactive software development. If you are an interactive developer or designer who is excited about the intersection of design and technology - we’d love to hear from you, even if there isn’t an open role that feels like an exact fit. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and links to your portfolio, github account, or anything else you’d like to show us.
You’re a digital generalist, someone who’s as comfortable designing an interface for an insurance company as choosing colors to communicate about changing bird habitat ranges due to climate change. You are a self-starter, good collaborator, professional hard worker with a great eye & great attitude. You are very comfortable presenting work to clients and with juggling multiple competing priorities. You are eager to design and deliver functional, engaging, user-centered interfaces, experiences, and products.
• Create interface sketches, wireframes, and prototypes (both static and dynamic) that communicate clearly with client and rest of team
• Design data visualizations that communicate clearly, tell the appropriate story, and are graphically compelling
• Work with data artists and others in concept development, data and content investigation, and drawing out key messages, stories and themes
• Define personas and use cases, perform user research interviews and user testing where applicable
• Execute responsive design systems that are tailored to complex data interactions and exploration
• Work closely with design technologists during final implementation to ensure vision and design standards are met
Skills and Experience
• Demonstrated experience designing useful and engaging interfaces
• Skilled with your toolset—whether Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, Zeppelin, etc.—you make it get the job done
• Well-versed in designing across platforms and devices
• Willingness to immerse yourself in unfamiliar data, bringing fresh eyes and a beginner’s mind to learning about the complex and nuanced communication goals our clients face
To apply, email your resume to email@example.com with a cover letter and links to your portfolio, GitHub account, and anything else that will show us your work live on the Internet. We are evaluating candidates for both contract (project-specific) relationships and potential full time employment.
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.
• Design and develop interactive maps for a variety of use cases, spanning consumer products, business tools, and purely artistic work
• Collaborate in small-team environments with designers, program directors, cartographic professionals, and other developers in the pursuit of said work
Skills & Experience
• Demonstrable experience designing and creating interactive maps and spatially-oriented experiences
• Adept and strong with both verbal and text-based communication (vc, slack, email software collaboration tools, etc)
• Ability to manage one’s own work across more than one project at a time. While we appreciate and value the benefits of focus, agency work often requires working for multiple clients at the same time.
• We are specifically hoping to find someone who’s worked on designing maps for a first-person / nav oriented view as opposed to a god’s eye view. First-person game designers might be as relevant / beneficial here as trained cartographers.
• Expert knowledge of modern GIS platforms and technologies, especially open-source tools like QGIS, PostGIS, and GDAL/OGR