San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s award-winning design team is seeking an inspired and versatile designer to engage our audiences through compelling graphic design for environments,

digital platforms, and print. This position is a member of a design team that plays an instrumental role in translating the vision of

our institution into a vibrant and cohesive brand. From concept to implementation, your approach is holistic and inspiring. You love a challenge, have an eye for detail, work well in a team, and pride yourself on your ability to balance aesthetics, innovation, and versatility.


 Conceptualize and design communications that support museum initiatives and increase audience engagement through a range of media, including print communications, environmental graphics,

outdoor media, mobile and online media, print and digital publications, e-communications, and ingallery digital resources.

 Develop creative design solutions, applying a finely tuned sense of typography to all projects. Demonstrate an ability to carry concepts through a series of related projects and/or subsequent iterations, and the capacity to design materials and experiences that contribute to a cohesive and vibrant brand.

 Meet with client departments to plan the scope and schedule for individual projects; communicate deadlines, schedules, and production information to all necessary museum departments; attend

project meetings as a representative of the SFMOMA Design Studio.

 Schedule, bid, produce and deliver projects within established budgets, on time, while maintaining museum quality standards. Ability to manage time appropriately, prioritizing projects within a moderate to heavy workload.

 When necessary, review proofs, supervise pre-press production, and attend press checks when necessary. Communicate production issues affecting design, schedule, or budget to supervisor (and internal client, if appropriate).

 After establishing design, production, and budget parameters for various ongoing projects with supervisor and client(s), independently manage all aspects of these projects, from implementation to delivery.


Education & Training: Undergraduate degree in design, or equivalent professional experience.

Work Experience: Two (2) to four (4) years of professional experience working at a design studio, inhouse design team, or similar organization.

Desired Skills & Abilities

 Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite.

 Demonstrated experience designing for responsive web and print.

 Working knowledge of hand-coded HTML, HTML 5, CSS3, JQuery, and JavaScript.

 Mac OS proficiency.

 Solid understanding of branding, visual design principles, typography.

 Thorough understanding of print and digital production, competitive bidding, project management, and signage production; familiarity with video editing and animation a plus.

 Understanding of user interface, user experience and information architecture, and user testing.

 Knowledge of implementation and integration with back-end systems a plus.

 Familiarity with accessibility standards and concepts of responsive design.


Physical Demands: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods.

Special Environmental Factors: Close office setting.

How to Apply

To apply online you will need a portfolio and a cover letter

Posted on October 7