RAND is currently recruiting for a talented lead designer to join our team and drive digital projects from concept to completion. As a lead designer, you should excel at creating innovative design solutions that tell clear, concise stories about complex subject matter. This will require the ability to think both creatively and critically—to quickly find the signal in the noise and work with a team of researchers and communications professionals to amplify it. You should be versatile and expect to lead throughout a project's lifecycle, including requirements gathering, concept development, project management, prototyping, and production.
This position is part of the Office of External Affairs, which works to promote RAND's public policy research to diverse audiences. You will collaborate with colleagues to produce digital articles and essays, data visualizations, interactives, and apps. As a part of this process, you will analyze research and datasets, find compelling narratives within them, validate your approach, and implement the final product. Additionally, you will lead project teams, track milestones, mentor staff, and delegate work as needed.
Qualified candidates will be expected to share references and a relevant portfolio of work that speaks to conceptual skills, design thinking, and teamwork in a digital-first environment.
BA/BS (design, communications, marketing, HCI, or related field preferred)
Minimum of 7 years of related design experience with a minimum of 4 years digital project experience.