The Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL) has an opportunity available in our Citizen Science department for an experienced Visual Graphic Designer. The Visual Designer will lead visual design, UX, and UI decision making and implementation for the Zooniverse (www.zooniverse.org), home to the web's best and most popular Citizen Science projects.
Who we are
We're a small group of developers, educators, and scientists based at the Adler Planetarium, creating online citizen science web apps that change the world. Though we work on a peninsula in the middle of a lake (with the best views in Chicago!), our work is not insular. We collaborate with the Adler's education, astronomy, public programs, and experience design departments; we partner with world-leading universities and research institutions from Tanzania to Tokyo; and our websites are visited by hundreds of thousands of passionate citizen scientists from more than 195 countries.
What we do
We take huge quantities of scientific data and create web apps that allow people to make a real contribution to scientific research. Our projects contribute to research in zoology, astronomy, climatology, and more. Just a sampling of our projects enable our web visitors to find new planets, listen to bat calls, classify distant galaxies, track animals in the Serengeti, transcribe WWI ships' weather records, and monitor for extraterrestrial radio signals.
Who you are
You're a passionate advocate for great design. You live in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. You love a good slab serif and a strong grid system. You can spot something that's 1 pixel off from across the room. You design with emotion and for emotion. You're ready to teach and preach what you know. You wholeheartedly believe that good design builds trust, and will stand up for that principle.
You're unafraid of the complex, and you understand and appreciate the fine line between complex and complicated. You're a storyteller at heart and design is how you communicate those stories. You understand the importance of clear communication, visual, verbal and written.
You're comfortable managing a large number of varying projects at one time. You instinctively have your pulse on the workloads of others and how what you do impacts them, and vice versa. You respect deadlines and help your team stick to them.
You're happy with a job that sometimes extends beyond the 9-5, but rarely feels like work. You're excited by the opportunity to work in a leading space science institution and to learn about all science disciplines in general. You don't know what a bat sounds like, or what the radiosphere is, but you can't wait to find out.
Are we a good fit for each other?
If we're who you want and you're who we want, let's chat!
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
April 5, 2013
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