Visual Designer

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 28, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11222, US

Part-time position available April 1:
Visual Designer

Triple Canopy, a nonprofit online magazine of art and literature with studios and a venue located in Brooklyn, seeks a visual designer. The ideal person for this position is an experienced graphic designer capable of developing and implementing a visual identity that spans print and digital media, including online magazine articles, print-on-demand publications, e-books, and broadsheets. This person will shape the overall aesthetic and practice of Triple Canopy by providing visual direction for projects by artists and writers and by regularly participating in conversations regarding Triple Canopy’s overall approach to publication.

The Visual Designer will:
- Develop and guide the application of a style guide for all Triple Canopy publications by editors and Web development staff;
- Work with our creative director, editorial technologist, editors and development staff to implement designs, both online and in print, with a particular emphasis on typography;
- Work closely with the managing editor to oversee the styling of individual projects via Triple Canopy’s custom CMS and to shepherd print publications to press;
- Play a leading role in Web development projects for major clients in the arts through TC Labs, a consulting wing that supports our nonprofit activities (

The ideal candidate is:
- Based in New York City and possesses a minimum of three years of experience working in a collaborative studio, publishing, or arts environment;
- Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, typographical practice, and print production;
- Conversant in front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3 and, to a lesser extent, JavaScript;
- Knowledgeable of twentieth-century design history and theory, contemporary publications, and interaction design practices, from Web 2.0 to mobile apps;
- Personable, resourceful, and enthusiastic about creative experimentation and about participating in regular conversations with Triple Canopy’s staff and collaborators.

This is a part-time position based out of our offices in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. We imagine this position to be well-suited for active freelancers in search of a broader network of collaborators or seasoned designers who desire some critical engagement with issues pertaining to culture and visual design outside of an academic or teaching environment. An initial commitment of one day per week plus biweekly editorial meetings is necessary, though this commitment is likely to increase as work on the website’s redesign increases in the spring, and during the production of print publications.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé, portfolio, and any other relevant work (such as writing samples) to no later than February 28. Payment is commensurate with experience. Additional income via TC Labs is negotiated on a project basis. Affordable healthcare options are available.

For more information on the mission and staff of Triple Canopy, as well as a selection of notable press, visit: No calls, please.

Triple Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.