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Information/Graphic Design Fellow | Foresight Design Initiative

Project Period      3 months, starting late-April/early-May

Location               4518 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL

Stipend                 $3,000/month plus monthly public transit reimbursement.


Seeking a resourceful, progressive design talent to generate information graphics and develop new visual strategies for depicting complex, multivariate systems. Other, more traditional graphic design projects are likely as well.


The Design Fellow will support Foresight’s sustainability-focused projects by participating in productive team discussions and producing visual renderings that convey complex information about local sustainability efforts. We are looking for someone who can both bring innovative ideas to visualizing systems over time and space and expertly diagram them. The successful candidate will be flexible, highly responsible, respect confidentiality and be able to work within a nonprofit, studio, entrepreneurial, and highly collaborative environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Information Design, or Communications with an emphasis in either of the former;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and visually communicate complex information;
  • Thrives in collaborative workspaces;
  • Experience working both independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to adapt and quickly and respond to changing situations and new ideas;
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (minimum); experience with OmniGraffle, Powerpoint and/or other diagramming and presentation software desired.
  • Interest in, if not experience with systems thinking and sustainability issues is a big plus, as is a sense of humor.

Application Requirements

Please send a resume and portfolio to, no later than April 11, 2014.

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