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Multimedia + Graphic Designer

Posted November 2, 2023 | Open until position is filled

About the position

Zan Associates is in search of a full-time multimedia and graphic designer with skills and experience in graphic design, print design and production, illustration, digital/social media assets with 2D motion graphics and animation. Experience in video editing experience is a plus. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, and career advancement opportunities.

In this role, you would be part of a creative team to create assets for engagement activities that provide communities with a voice during the planning, designing, and building phases for public projects. The majority of our projects are infrastructure projects where people walk, bike, roll, take transit and drive; and place-based projects where people gather like urban cores, parks and community centers. Our creative team works with our project managers and clients to develop materials for print and digital mediums that range from designing public meeting promotions and materials to visually interpreting complex engineering drawings, so they are suitable for a public audience.

You would be responsible for collaborating with project managers and staff in a fast-paced environment to create design deliverables. You will use independent judgment and creativity along with oversight and work direction from our creative team leader. You must possess a strong and varied graphic design skillset that can support the creation of deliverables – in accordance with client-style standards and guidelines – that include infographics, handouts, map illustrations, social media graphics, 2D animations, basic video editing and captioning, long-form documents, and digital presentations. You must also be (or be eager to become) skilled at creating deliverables that are compatible with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.

The abilities and experience we are looking for

The ideal person would have the following skills, experiences, and education:

  • Aligns with Zan’s core values

    • We are passionate about the work

    • We’re resourceful

    • We get the job done

    • We are experts and are professionally opinionated

    • We believe in excellence and innovation

    • We’re fun to work with

    • We care about and support our staff

  • Degree in graphic design and/or animated graphic design; or equivalent relevant experience.

  • 3+ years of experience working in the graphic design field.

  • Skilled and experienced in creatively using graphics, illustration, and type, to communicate concepts/stories across different platforms.

  • Strong editing, layout and visualization skills.

  • Skills and experience creating 2-D animation; skills in producing and creating videos is a plus.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

  • Experience developing and maintaining websites (Wix, SquareSpace, WordPress, etc.) and digital communications platforms such as Social Pinpoint.

  • Familiar with ADA website and print material accessibility requirements, including WCAG and Section 508.

  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, can work independently and on multiple creative design projects at a time.

  • Enjoys collaborating with a team and is confident in communicating creative ideas and receiving team feedback.

  • Experience working for a consulting or professional services firm or a job where you need to track and report the hours you work to specific projects or clients; experience as a consultant in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is a plus


Salary range is $63,650-$74,260. Final salary is negotiable and based on experience.

Position location

Downtown Minneapolis. We offer a flexible work environment.

About Zan Associates

Zan Associates’ core focus is to build communities by giving people a voice. Our purpose is to provide creative and authentic engagement, communications and planning primarily for public infrastructure projects. We hire people who want to influence and shape the communities we live, play and work in. We value diverse perspectives, and we seek to elevate historically underserved communities. We provide employees with competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental and retirement, and perks like a flexible work schedule and location, a transit pass or bicycle/vehicle parking, cell phone, and frequent company and team outings. We are located in downtown Minneapolis and work with a wide range of public agencies in the Twin Cities, throughout Minnesota and in the Pacific Northwest. More information about our firm can be found at

How to apply?

If you are ready to be part of the Zan Associates team, please send a cover letter with an explanation of why your experiences are relevant for this position along with your resume and references to Dan Pfeiffer:

Zan Associates is a certified minority- and woman-owned small business, committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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