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Associate I, Creative (Visual Design)

Associate I, Creative (Visual Design)

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

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The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.


With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.



The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.


Position Overview

The Pew Charitable Trusts seeks an Associate I, Creative for the Communications department. This role reports to the Manager, Creative, and is responsible for producing visual solutions for the communications needs of the organization in both print and online. He/she applies artistic sensibility, technical skills, communications and problem-solving abilities to advance research and advocacy goals. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across a variety of teams and projects with unique topics and objectives.




  • Produce practical, user-centric design solutions that enhance and amplify our public education and campaign efforts.
  • Partner with digital and creative team to conceptualize creative solutions for a wide variety of projects from initial ideation through execution and optimization.
  • Work collaboratively to manage multiple projects and timelines at once.
  • Employ a thorough understanding of branding and apply design sensibilities to create visually engaging content across a wide variety of digital channels.
  • Produce a wide range of media, including print, web, social, and advertising.
  • Continue to learn, adapt and adopt new techniques to produce creative results.
  • Maintain knowledge of creative marketing trends and best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related field required.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant professional experience is required. Agency and client service experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of modern design requirements and best practices across all digital and mobile channels.
  • A strong working knowledge of cross-channel digital design principles, experience design, brand development, and the relevant creative processes required to deliver an effective mix of digital content across channels.
  • Must be proficient in print production, layout, and web design with an understanding of designing for integrated, multi-channel campaigns.
  • Experience working with data to identify insights that lead to effective digital content for a variety of channels and formats. 
  • Ability to illustrate (digitally or by hand) in a wide variety of styles a plus, but not required.                                          
  • Experience working with creative teams to concept, storyboard, produce, and optimize a wide array of digital content across digital and social channels.
  • Demonstrated experience working with strategy, creative, and advertising teams to plan and execute multi-channel paid programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to articulate and defend creative ideas but also able and willing to accept feedback.
  • Experience with wire-framing and prototyping tools and related design approaches and workflows strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of major design applications, especially Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience working with and creating motion graphic and data visualization solutions, a plus but not required.
  • Experience with GIS and creating maps from data, a plus but not required.
  • Exceptional creativity, organization, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism.


Please note: This is a visual design position. While knowledge of relevant interactive technologies from a design perspective is a requirement, this is not a programmer or developer position.



We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.



Minimal travel anticipated.


The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.