Graphic Designer (Freelance)

We live in a complex and evolving security landscape.  The Cipher Brief helps you figure out how to navigate it and what it means.  Our unique website produces high-level analysis and reporting and offers expert and local perspective on national and global security issues that impact readers around the world.

We’re constantly growing and now we’re looking for an amazing Graphic Designer to add to our team.  The ideal candidate should have an eye for artful design and possess superior creative and organizational skills.

Here’s your part:

  • An appropriate ‘find a way to yes’ attitude
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • Design and execute creative for The Cipher Brief website and social media outlets including marketing and sales materials, digital and full motion graphics and website ads, banners, maps, infographics, charts, and photography
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards and adhere to the company’s overall brand guidelines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ensure final products are accurate and error free, including file construction, organization and prepping of files for printing and/or online posts
  • Ability to take ownership for all projects given to them and communicates effectively to team
  • Ability to think creatively and alternatively to develop new ideas
  • Ability to accept feedback and work effectively in a high stress environment
  • Willingness to work weekends, nights and long hours
  • Knowledge of national security news issues a plus


  • BS degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media or related field
  • 2+ years of graphic design and print production experience
  • Must be Mac proficient
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Strong design sense, strong typography
  • Good listener and exceptional communication skills
  • Careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-project managing skills required
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript is helpful
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Proven work experience as a web designer; experience with WordPress and PHP strongly preferred
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Knowledge of the latest digital marketing trends, techniques and technologies
  • Atlanta based preferred, but not required.

Oh, one more thing: The Cipher Brief values its diverse team of entrepreneurs and we’re committed to providing equal opportunities and to creating an inclusive work environment. We want to hear from you.

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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