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Graphic Designer



Software Engineering, Design
Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Contract Position Full-time position, for 12 months with the possibility of extension

Location Remote

Start Date As soon as possible, March 2024

Fee Range $4,000- 5,500 USD/month
This is a contractor role, which means you will be responsible for payment of all income taxes, health insurance and any other remittances that may arise, including other obligations required in your place of residence.

Looking for more than your standard graphic designer role?

We need a creative powerhouse who’s eager to dive into the world’s toughest health and global development challenges. If you’re passionate about crafting compelling visuals, designing creative prototypes and communication strategies, and sparking joy for clients, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

The Role

Here’s some of the exciting things you can expect to be doing as part of this role:

Support the technical design and implementation of projects (60%)

  • Create original content and developing slide decks, tools, project reports, proposals, etc.
  • Create or source illustrations, pictures, and infographics to reflect the desired theme and tone of the communications.
  • Support the creative strategy and direction for CT to ensure quality, consistency and creativity of it’s deliverables
  • Collaborate with external partners and clients in developing creative solutions, design and approaches
  • As necessary, plan and manage the creation of client solutions to be on brief, on time and within budget
  • Design creative & innovative tools or services that convey complex issues in a tailored yet simple and replicable way
  • Ensure the designs and content reflect consistently and positively CTs values

Support content development for our online platforms (20%)

  • Provide design support for Common Thread’s social media and other regular communications, including designing features for the Stitch, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
  • Provide graphic design and layout support to update Common Thread’s website on an ongoing basis
  • Update and implement Common Thread’s branding as required
  • Ensure brand consistency throughout various marketing materials

Support business development (20%)

  • Provide tailored graphic design for proposals
  • Contribute to the development and ensure a consistent creative approach in proposals to new clients
  • Suggest best practices and designs to engage new clients and respond to complex problems

What we’re looking for

This role requires:

  • 3-7 years experience leading and implementing graphic design projects for clients
  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Figma)
    • Nice-to-haves: digital and traditional illustration, animation/motion and video skills
  • Portfolio showcasing a range of design projects demonstrating creativity, skill, and versatility
  • Strong understanding of design principles, typography, and colour theory
  • Ability to conceptualise and develop creative visual solutions for various mediums and platforms
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with clients, team members, and stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and the ability to consistently deliver high-quality designs under tight deadlines
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new techniques and stay updated on industry trends
  • Problem-solving skills to address design challenges and meet project objectives
  • A high level of digital literacy and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to use online collaboration and project management tools to effectively work with a remote team
  • Fluency in English

The characteristics and values we’re looking for:

  • Ability to work as a “Manager of One” – you are highly independent and can build goals and execute on them independently
  • Mission-driven and passionate about applying your skills and time towards improving the lives of others, particularly those who are most vulnerable
  • A growth mindset – you are curious, have a passion for learning, and see feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow

Who we are

We are a curious and creative bunch of experts and innovators who share in the belief that a change in behaviour can change the world. We believe that human behaviour—however illogical—is never a fault or a flaw. It’s a feature. We seek to understand it. We see people as a critical, yet too often ignored part of successful health initiatives. Our clients include the world’s leading organisations in public health, international development, and philanthropy. By connecting behavioural insights with community insights, we design public health solutions rooted in the social and cultural minutiae of communities across the globe.

How we work

We’re a virtual company, based across multiple time zones and countries. All our team members are contractors who have the flexibility to choose where they live, though we commit to a core block of hours when everyone can be collaborating. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential to success in this role! We search hard for creative team players who can work independently, but also collaborate with a talented team, learn together, and design powerful behavioural solutions that blend the best of human-centred design, behavioural science, anthropology, marketing and other disciplines.

What we offer

As a Graphic Designer at Common Thread we offer a pay range from $4,000- $5,500 USD per month, based on skills and expertise. This is a contractor role, which means you will be responsible for payment of all income taxes, health insurance and any other remittances that may arise, including other obligations required in your place of residence.

  • Flexible working hours and location. You may design your hours, and work from a location of your choice, provided you are available during the company’s “golden hours” (12-4pm GMT)
  • An annual bonus target for all full time, 12 month contractors that can amount to up to 15% of your annual earnings, depending on individual and company performance (eligible after 6 months of continuous work on a 12 month contract)
  • We offer our Core Team members 20 days of paid time off and 7 days of national holidays, based on your place of residence.
  • We are constantly listening and responding to our team’s needs. For example, where possible Common Thread offers one additional paid week during the December holiday season and for the past two years, we have experimented with reduced summer hours (4.5 day week in July/August).
  • We aim to hold a global retreat once a year, where we all come together in a beautiful part of the world.
  • Professional development stipend for professional growth opportunities
  • A wellbeing stipend to help cover the costs for something you feel could help you maintain your health, balance and vigour (paid annually, available after 1 year at CT)
  • Accrual of additional paid time off after 3 years of being on our team

How do I apply and learn more?

Please submit your CV and portfolio using this form.

(Having technical difficulties with the form? Don’t worry, we’ve been there. Feel free to send your materials directly to hello@gocommonthread.com with the position title in the subject line.)

Not-so-fun fact: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. Think you have what it takes, but don’t meet all the criteria? Please apply anyway. We’d love to talk and determine together whether you could be a great fit!

Common Thread is an equal opportunity company, and we value diverse voices, backgrounds, and perspectives on our team. We don’t discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or status as an individual with a disability.