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Graphic Designer

Cognito k

This is a Remote Position

Jun 24
Job Description

Cognito, a communications agency committed to bringing unseen injustices to light, is in search of a creative, collaborative, and experienced graphic designer to support the agency’s work with a specific focus on the Create CA account. We are looking for someone with a personal connection to the issue of arts education (ideally someone who grew up in the California public education system) who can help us bring our channels to life. This will require you to become an expert on this complicated issue and think broadly about how to tell the story so that people will start to pay attention and see this as something to add to the list of issues they’re fighting for.

Please explore the project here:
Instagram: @create_ca
Twitter: @create_ca
Facebook: @createcalifornia

This role will report to the Director of Communications and Strategy. This is a part-time independent contractor role of 5-15 hours per week. The rate is $35/hour.

Design and create several pieces of collateral for social media, website, newsletters and presentations each week.
Amend designs after feedback and ensure that final designs are aligned with campaign strategy, goals, and branding.
Work with the team to brainstorm ideas for the campaign.
Be available for weekly check-in meetings with the team.
Work under deadlines and with sometimes tight turnarounds. Regular communication on project status.
Keep current on education and arts news for inspiration and execution of relevant designs.
Keep current on events in the news that are relevant to arts education as a public health and social justice issue.

Significant graphic design experience, and familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
Experience working with multiple stakeholders and layered approvals processes.
Ability to transform concepts, ideas, and research into captivating graphics.
Ability to collaborate and brainstorm with the team.
Attention to detail and strong design sense.
Understanding of social media platforms and trends.
Invested in social impact, ideally has experience in the arts, education and/or social impact.
Strong communication skills.
Experience working in a variety of content platforms social media, email, website, PR, and others
Familiarity with Google Drive including Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms and Google Presentations
Familiarity with project management tools, such as Asana.
Preferred experience with MailChimp and WordPress (or similar platforms)

To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to

Cognito is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a healthy and equitable culture.


Cognito Agency is an issue-driven communications company dedicated to bringing unseen injustices to light. Cognito serves causes and brands that want to elevate their visual content, branding, digital, traditional PR, and marketing strategies across the most relevant platforms.