Graphic Designer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1730 M Street, NW
Suite 700
United States


The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training. Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era four decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally-recognized independent research and education organization whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. Support for the Institute's research and programs comes from a mix of private foundations, state and federal government agencies, and Associates Program revenue.

Position Description

ELI seeks a Graphic Designer to be responsible for giving visual impact to ELI’s print and electronic materials. This includes taking abstract concepts and turning them into clever and creative designs, laying out text for books and journals, and designing graphics and logos. 

Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Publications, the Graphic Designer will: 

  • Work with a wide range of media using graphic design software
  • Think creatively while developing new design concepts, graphics and layouts
  • Implement multiple projects on schedule
  • Ensure consistency in the look and feel of ELI print and electronic products
  • Coordinate with print shops to ensure print material complies with printer requirements

The Graphic Designer will work in ELI’s Washington, DC office. Business travel is generally not required for this position.


  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • Broad knowledge and experience in graphic design for print and electronic media
  • Ability to create graphics and performing layout for research reports, books, journals, logos, brochures, newsletters, ads, flyers, webpages and templates, and e-marketing.
  • Proficient using Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, in addition to Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage projects effectively and efficiently while collaborating effectively with others
  • Excellent eye for detail

ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


ELI offers excellent benefits including:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Fitness Incentive
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match
  • Paid time off

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal at Applications must be received by Monday, November 5, 2018. Applications must include the following as separate PDF documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • Portfolio or other sample of work
  • Three professional references. We will notify you before contacting any references.

You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please.