Brooklyn Public Library

Visual Designer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/17/2021 11:46 AM)
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Marketing & Communications
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Marketing & Communications


Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. As a leader in developing modern 21st century libraries, we provide resources to support personal advancement, foster civic literacy, and strengthen the fabric of community among the more than 2.6 million individuals who call Brooklyn home. We provide nearly 65,000 free programs a year with writers, thinkers, artists, and educators—from around the corner and around the world. And we give patrons millions of opportunities to enjoy one of life’s greatest satisfactions: the joy of a good book. 


BPL is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced senior designer to join our Marketing & Communications department. The designer will be focused on digital design, but will also contribute to a wide range of design projects including: campaign branding, social media assetsand printed collateral. Marketing & Communications is the creative powerhouse behind the BPL brand, responsible for showing Brooklynites what the Library can do for them – books, yes, but so much more than books! – and the 14-person department serves as an in-house marketing and design shop for the departments and branches that make up the organization. 


This person will report to the Creative Director. 



  • Own user interface and visual design for internal and patron-facing digital tools, such as the BPL websitemobile apps, email service providers. 
  • Collaborate with our internal front-end development team and 3rd-party vendors to implement, iterate, and refine designs. 
  • Provide knowledge and leadership around current digital and web standards, including best practices for accessible design. 
  • Design for various media including posters, brochures, invitations, logos, exhibitions and promotional materials from concept to production. 
  • Work closely with the Creative Director to understand goals, objectives and visual direction/strategy of internal stakeholders. 
  • Uphold and expand upon BPL’s digital brand guidelines, helping to create and organize the visual language of our brand. 
  • Collaborate with other members of the marketing team, including copywriters, social media managers, digital engagement teamand production manager.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, critiques and brainstorming sessions



Preferred Experience 

  • A strong design portfolio demonstrating knowledge of web design and responsive layout. 
  • Deep knowledge of UX best practices, patterns, and requirements 
  • Strong experience in Adobe CC and web design tools (Adobe XD preferred, Figma or Sketch also acceptable) 
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS 
  • Experience with animation/motion graphics and basic video editing (After Effects, GIF design) 
  • Familiarity with Drupal and Salesforce Marketing Cloud a plus 


Required Skills

  • Strong project management, organization skills, and creative thinking skills, and attention to detail 
  • Be able to manage multiple ongoing projects of varying scope and deadlines. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. 
  • 4-6 years digital design experience; previous in-house or not-for-profit environments a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Communications, User Experience Design, or related field preferred. 


Application Instructions 
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio. Work should include some examples of printed material.


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