Graphic Designer (with layout/editorial emphasis) - Contract


25-30 hours per week


Available to collab during PST business hours


Up to $70 per hour


Creative Director

We're looking for someone super organized, detail-oriented, and ready to take the lead. If you're a Graphic Designer who loves whipping up reports, you're the one we want.

Beyond being organized and detail-savvy, nailing layout design is a big deal to us. As a Graphic Designer, you'll be the go-to person for creating compelling and dynamic reports that keep things interesting and easy to grasp.

Our work involves teaming up with nonprofits, so your creative touch will play a key role in telling stories that make a real impact for these organizations.

Acton Circle originated from a desire to serve and motivate others to contribute positively to the world. We aim to cultivate a community of creatives and businesses dedicated to social good, empowering clients to enhance their message through strategy and design for a better future. If our mission resonates with you please keep on reading!

Key responsibilities:

  • Study creative briefs and work with Creative Director to produce designs.
  • Identify the best ways to illustrate and communicate clients’ vision while complying with design best practices and creative briefs.
  • Develop layouts, accompanying charts/diagrams/simple illustrations or icon using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Canva.
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand.
  • Produce drafts for client review and make revisions based on feedback received.
  • Review designs for errors every step of the way.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies.

This role is for you if:

  • You are a self-starter, creative thinker, and have great problem-solving skills.
  • You have a great understanding of design principles.
  • You understand the importance of typesetting.
  • You have a great eye for detail.
  • You can deliver projects and quality work on a tight deadline when needed.

What success looks like in this role:

  • Delivering top-notch design solutions that consistently exceed client expectations.
  • Meeting project deadlines reliably, enhancing overall workflow efficiency.
  • Creating error-free, visually appealing reports that align with client goals and agency standards.
  • Infusing creativity into designs, contributing original ideas that elevate project visuals.
  • Aligning design work with our agency's purpose-driven mission, positively impacting society.

Skillset & Qualifications

  • Utilizes programs such as Google Workspace, ClickUp, Adobe InDesign + Illustrator, FileStage, and Canva.
  • Proficient in design principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Adaptable, prioritizing and meeting deadlines consistently.
  • Highly resourceful and thoughtful in decision-making.
  • Expert in managing multiple projects with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Maintains a consistently positive attitude.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor.

Education & Experience

  • Recent design portfolio required.
  • Graphic design degree or equivalent is advantageous.
  • Preferred: Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.