Graphic Artist/Illustrator
Job Details
Remote - Irvine, CA
Full Time
Are you up to the challenge of re-imagining math education using your creative talent? Do you have the passion, commitment, and expertise to join a team designing instructional coursework with visualization and promote students capability of solving the worlds most challenging problems?
MIND Research Institute is dedicated to research on learning, the brain, and developing effective math education programs. MIND's uniquely visual math education process engages the learner's spatial-temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems. We are currently seeking an experienced and creative professional artist who is able to design and deliver innovative instructional content that will transform the way teachers teach and students learn mathematics.
Do you have what it takes to join our team?
  • Is your attention to detail unprecedented?
  • Do you have an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
  • Are you able to depict a diversity of racial and cultural demographics with authenticity?
  • Do you pride yourself in being able to foster an atmosphere of autonomy and trust where candid feedback is welcomed in the quest for continuous improvement?
  • Are you ready to partner closely with an inspiring group of highly intelligent folks to carry out a vision to impact education?
Did you answer, Yes! or even, Absolutely! to ALL of the above? Great! Let's get down to specifics. In addition to the requirements above, our ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Create layout, graphics assets, and illustrations for student, teacher, and family learning materials based on reference content. Requires close communication with the design team and other artists. All work will be produced digitally with Photoshop.
  • Translate math concepts into visual representations that are impactful and imaginative. The most important principle is to communicate through art while maintaining mathematical integrity.
  • Multiple revisions may happen while delivering high-quality artwork. Feedback will be taken during user tests and expect multiple editing or rework of the content.
  • Be able to adapt and adjust your style to match the overall design and collaborate with other visual artists.
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently; motivated to anticipate and meet tight deadlines.
Additional Skills & Requirement
  • 3+ years of visual design or illustration experience
  • Online Portfolio available to showcase your skills
  • Understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Able to depict a diversity of racial and cultural demographics with authenticity
  • Ability to transform math content through illustration and visual storytelling techniques (e.g. graphic novels, comic style)
  • Flexibility to handle graphic design and layouts for informational pages and material
  • Embrace design feedback
  • Passion in reshaping math education with your professional skills
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about visibility and representation of marginalized identities in math and media
  • Knowledge and consideration of user experience is preferred
After reading about the opportunity on our team, are you more excited than you were before? Are you committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and integrating it into your work? Do you have experience with visual design or illustration? Still saying, Yes!? Then we absolutely want to talk with you!
This position is part of the Curriculum and Instruction Team and reports to the Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction. This is a fully remote role, and can be anywhere in the United States, as long as you don't mind turning on your webcam to build a rapport, even from a distance. This role will require occasional travel (when safe to do so).