Swing Left is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Graphic Designer to help us accomplish our mission. This is a part-time volunteer position.
Swing Left is a grassroots network of 300,000+ volunteers working to take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections. Our organization is led by professionals from the tech, media, finance, nonprofit and art worlds in collaboration with veteran political organizers and strategists.
As a graphic design volunteer with Swing Left, you’ll be an integral part of the team that’s working on social media, marketing, print and digital communications, and designing tools to empower our national network of grassroots volunteers.
The Graphic Design Volunteer is expected to contribute a minimum weekly commitment of 10 hours per week. Timing is flexible, with the expectation you respect your fellow volunteers and the organization’s mission by setting and meeting commitments. The work is entirely remote.
You're a passionate advocate for great design. You live in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. You love a good slab serif and a strong grid system. You can spot something that's 1 pixel off from across the room. You design with emotion and for emotion. You're ready to teach and preach what you know. You wholeheartedly believe that good design builds trust, and will stand up for that principle.
You're unafraid of the complex, and you understand and appreciate the fine line between complex and complicated. You're a storyteller at heart and design is how you communicate those stories. You understand the importance of clear communication—visual, verbal, and written.
You're comfortable taking on a number of projects at one time. You instinctively have your pulse on the workloads of others, and know how what you do impacts them. You respect deadlines and help your team stick to them.
You're excited by the opportunity to volunteer with a progressive organization alongside experts in digital + marketing strategy, online engagement, and community organizing, as well as grassroots leaders from across the country. You're eager to help empower others to make change in their communities.
We believe that the GOP's bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. As a result, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do and we welcome all applicants regardless of age, citizenship, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other differences.