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Creative Design Associate

Job ID 1654-3

Position Description:
Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. 

Read more about our benefits here:https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance.

We are currently seeking candidates for a Creative Services Associate. Locations available are Princeton, NJ, Washington, DC, Ann Arbor, MI,Chicago, IL, Cambridge, MA or remote. This candidate has a passion for aligning the audience experience with Mathematica’s design standards and those of our clients.  With limited supervision, this individual works with senior designers to help co-workers translate diverse data, research, and evidence into user-friendly, integrated designs in multiple formats, including long-form PDF reports, animations/videos, corporate and client websites, presentation decks, data visualizations, infographics, as well as promotional materials and dissemination products.

  • Apply and maintain consistent design standards to content across all materials as specified by Mathematica/client brand guidelines
  • Apply UX/UI principles and approaches that enhance accessibility
  • Serve as an ambassador and effectively communicate the importance of strong design fundamentals to staff throughout the organization
  • Incorporate storytelling and compelling narrative into visual design
  • Participate in brainstorms and develop creative concepts
  • Format high volumes of detailed content for static documents in InDesign for PDF and PowerPoint
  • Assemble images, typography, and motion graphics to create compelling designs
  • Meet tight deadlines and update teams on progress through project management software, email, and in person
  • Act as an informal resource for associates with less experience; provide guidance and support to team members
  • Provide attention to detail needed for producing polished, professional-grade work in published, printed, and electronic media
  • Stay up-to-date with industry standards, best practices, and software
  • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity and inclusion lens across job responsibilities


Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, UX/UI, data visualization, or related field
  • High school diploma + 5 years of relevant job experience.
  • A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
  • 3+ years of experience in producing complex designs in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, and Word
  • 2+ years of experience with designing icon-based illustrations from scratch
  • 2+ years of experience with formatting content based on existing styles
  • 2+ years of experience developing annotated mocks for software development teams

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, location preferences, writing sample, and salary requirements at time of application.

Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Remote          

We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work remotely/virtually full-time.

This position offers an anticipated base salary of $54,000 - $65,000 annually.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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