Illustration / Infographic Artist
Weather Underground - California

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Illustrator/Infographic Artist to work in our fast-paced environment and generate a wide array of graphical data. This position will report to the Art Director and support content creators by illustrating graphics and data in a way that is clear, effective, and engaging, while maintaining the visual brand of Weather Underground.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with Atmospheric Scientists and Meteorologists to convert data into concise, visually-pleasing charts, graphs, maps and illustrations for use in blogs, articles, and other digital media

Create original, highly illustrated infographics tackling science-based educational topics such as climate change and weather

Design and illustrate interactive modules and parallax scrolling pages

Create icons

Maintain a database of illustrated assets

Follow existing design guidelines and help establish new ones

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Deep understanding of fundamental design principals

Advanced Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Ability to parse data and chose the most effective and creative way to display it

Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision; quick turnarounds

Excellent attention to detail and organization in all aspects of work

BFA or BA in Graphic Design, Illustration, or equivalent experience

Preferred Skills:
Creating and editing Flash files

UNIX experience

Actionscript

Understanding of HTML5

Mobile App development

Knowledge and understanding of print production

Experience:
3 - 5 years of illustration and design experience, preferably with a focus on infographics and data display

Preferred Education:
BFA or BA in Graphic Design, Illustration, or equivalent experience