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Graphic Designer / Cartographer

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Published: January 5, 2017
Washington, DC
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                                                   POSITION SUMMARY


NFWF’s graphic designer/cartographer is responsible for producing and continually enhancing the Foundation’s print and interactive graphic communications, including maps, graphics and presentations.



  • Design print and digital communications for the Foundation as needed, including maps, infographics, fact sheets, reports, interactive graphics, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Manage and continually improve the Foundation’s mapping and graphics processes and assets across print and digital channels.
  • Manage library of Foundation maps and collaborate between departments to establish and ensure consistency and accuracy for Foundation map-making.
  • Working with the Communications Team, provide significant support for web site management and graphic materials to be used for online content generation, especially for social media channels.


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or visual communications from an accredited college or university or equivalent education/experience in the field required.
  • At least 1 year experience in professional graphic design spanning print and digital, with emphasis on map-making and infographics.
  • Exceptional skill with and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite graphic design programs, especially Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Exceptional skill in using GIS mapping software and systems to render sophisticated, accurate and user-friendly maps and infographics.
  • Exceptional graphic sense and intuitive understanding of design principles.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using a PowerPoint to create presentations.
  • Proficiency in using Drupal to manage websites.
  • Knowledge of web protocols and standards such as HTTP, XHTML, HTML5, XML, RSS, and CSS.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting a large staff in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
  • Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.

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