Associate Visual Designer Contractor

  • Freelance
  • East Coast
  • Applications have closed



Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in this fight, and we create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift policies and change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy and powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, and ultimately drives targeted action and creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!


Purpose is seeking a standout Freelance Visual Designer. You’ll play an integral role creating content, and digital experiences with the power to inspire real change.

The ideal candidate is an exceptional and polished visual designer who plucks unexpected solutions from the world around them and has trouble turning off their problem-solving brain. You are an ever-passionate creative and can work at our pace, innovating with every project that comes your way. Your portfolio showcases solid digital work (UX experience is a must) and branding that is as beautiful as it is smart. Your work reflects the most up-to-date design thinking as well as a masterful understanding of the basics of typography, color, and composition.

This is a Freelance-based role set to run through December 2021, with the potential to extend based on business need.


  • Work closely with art directors to create strategic and beautiful designs based on the incubators established vision and concept.
  • Participate throughout all phases, from concept to completion, to develop thoughtful design solutions that incite participation and engagement. Including but not limited to: brand identity, responsive web design, infographics and data visualization, print collateral, illustration, mock-ups, and video graphics.
  • Work collaboratively with other designers, copywriters, video team members, as well as with strategists, technologists, analysts and online campaigners.
  • Contribute actively in brainstorms and ideation sessions with the ability to present concepts and design to your team.
  • Think critically and strategically, learn quickly from mistakes, and receive and incorporate creative feedback gracefully.
  • Manage your time and workload effectively and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Coordinate production processes with internal teams and external vendors.


  • Proven expertise across branding, digital, and print design, with strong understanding of the creative process, a clean and thoughtful design aesthetic, and very high creative standards.
  • A passion for issue-based or political activism and belief in Purpose’s work combining storytelling and technology to inspire people to remake the world.
  • Strong knowledge of brand development and the creation of comprehensive brand identity systems and style guides. Expert eye for typography, color, layout and user experience.
  • Keen understanding of best practices and technical processes for web development and print production. You must be able to set up files for pre-press or handoff to a web developer, as well as be able to conduct quality assurance for your designs.
  • Work well under pressure, maintaining quality and attention to detail under real-world deadlines.
  • Self-motivated positive attitude and collaborative nature.
  • 2+ years experience designing and concepting at a digital agency, consumer facing web company, or start-up environment.
  • Thorough fluency with Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of additional design or prototyping tools is a plus, as is expertise in front or back-end coding, motion graphics, video production, illustration, or photography.

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion and qualifications for the role.

Purpose is an equal opportunity employer! We take on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities and backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.