Burness is seeking a junior to mid-level designer to join our creative strategy team in producing design work for digital, print and video. As a designer at Burness, you would have the opportunity to design for well-known, mission-driven foundations, think tanks, research organizations, policy experts, and nonprofit groups worldwide.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience working directly with clients and understanding client direction.
  • Ability to present your work and articulate rationale for design decisions.
  • Conceptual design thinking and ideas for how to best visualize complex concepts and ideas.
  • Passion for addressing critical issues in health, science, and public policy alongside leading nonprofits in the US and abroad.
  • Dedication to creating social change and impact through design. 

What you’ll get to do:

  • Create conceptual and data-driven graphics.
  • Design websites, digital campaigns and social media content.
  • Develop illustrations and animations for video.
  • Work and collaborate with a tight-knit group of creative strategists

The skills you’ll need:

  • Experience designing for the web, social media, and print. 
  • Proficiency with Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and XD or other prototyping software.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, content management systems, UX design.
  • Experience with the Office suite—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—and the use of themes and templates.
  • Illustration, motion graphics and data visualization skills are a major plus.
  • Knowledge of digital and offset printing methods.

Experience level:

  • BA or equivalent in graphic design.
  • 2-5 years of experience. 


Burness is a mission-driven firm advancing social change worldwide. Our office is located in Bethesda, MD. Burness offers excellent benefits, competitive salary and a friendly working environment. This position is temporarily remote through at least March 2021. Candidates who are local to the DC metro area are preferred. Candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with a portfolio to Kara Basabe at art@burness.com.