Educurious | Graphic Artist Pool (Curriculum Materials)

April 4, 2024
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Job Description

Graphic Artist Pool (Curriculum Materials)


Educurious is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA that aims to empower and motivate young people to achieve academic, career, and personal success and to provide educators with tools for engaging students as active participants in their education.

Educurious is a leader in the development of project-based learning (“PBL”) experiences that engage students with challenging and relevant problems studied by experts in contemporary fields and disciplines. We use best practices in learning sciences and literacy to scaffold students’ authentic participation in projects. In our curriculum and professional learning experiences, Educurious leverages principles grounded in equity and justice to support teachers and youth in transformational learning.

Educurious partners with 60 districts across 16 states and our reach is growing. We do the work in three (3) main ways:

  • Large-scale competitive adoptions of instructional materials;

  • Custom programs, with a focus on community-based curriculum co-design and curriculum-based professional learning;

  • Partnering with school systems and organizations to transform learning experiences inside and outside classrooms.

Stakeholder feedback demonstrates that Educurious is a trusted partner with a reputation for quality, care, collaboration, and responsiveness. The organization as a whole and the individuals on staff are highly regarded for their expertise.

We offer a flexible working arrangement, growth opportunities, and most importantly, the ability to innovate and engage in professional and personal curiosity!

The Role: Contract Graphic Artist Pool (Curriculum Materials)

Reporting to the Educurious Humanities staff, the Contract Graphic Artist is responsible for developing graphic art for posters and icons that help deepen student engagement, interest, and understanding of curriculum units. This role involves participating in regularly scheduled meetings to collaborate on the development and design of the graphic art.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

Unit Poster Design:

  • Develop visually compelling posters for Civics and USH units that resonate with the target student demographic.

  • Incorporate relevant themes, historical imagery, and engaging design elements to capture students’ attention and enhance the learning experience.

  • Ensure consistency with existing branding guidelines and educational standards.

Unit Icon Design:

  • Create unique and recognizable icons for each Civics and USH unit to be used across various educational materials and platforms.

  • Design icons that effectively communicate the essence of each unit while maintaining a cohesive visual identity throughout the curriculum.


  • Work closely with the curriculum development team to understand unit content, key concepts, and educational objectives.

  • Incorporate feedback and revisions from stakeholders to ensure the final designs align with educational goals and standards.

Deadline Management:

  • Adhere to project timelines and deliver high-quality designs within specified deadlines.

  • Communicate proactively regarding project progress, potential challenges, and proposed solutions.


  • Proven experience as a Graphic Designer, with a strong portfolio showcasing relevant work.

  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).

  • Understanding of educational design principles and the ability to tailor designs to the target student audience.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with the Curriculum Development team.

  • Ability to take creative direction, incorporate feedback, and iterate on designs accordingly.

  • Ability to transfer

    all assets to the Educurious Canva account:

  • Poster to be sized to 8.5×11 PDF print quality (less than 25MB)

  • Poster to be sized to 8.5×11 PDF w/ print bleed (less than 25MB)

  • Poster PNG (less than 25MB)

  • Icon PNGS hi res (less than 25MB) —

    w/ transparent background

    Icon SVG (less than 25MB)

    w/ transparent background

As an ever-evolving organization, we have made a steadfast commitment to actively integrate equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism practices into every aspect of our business. We know that this commitment will strengthen our internal structure and culture and enhance the products and services we deliver to our partners. At the center of our policy is our company’s adherence to a non-discrimination policy. These tenants are central to our mission, culture, and vision, driving meaningful change and sustainable progress both within our organization and across our network of partners.


Classification, Location, Salary and Benefits

  • Classification:

    Independent contractor (



  • Start date:

    As needed between April 12 and August 30, 2024.

  • Location:


  • Preferred availability

    : Varies by project. Monday- Friday during business hours

  • Contractor compensation:

    Per project rate determined with the artist.

  • Eligibility:

    Contractors are


    benefits eligible

Ready to Join Our Team?

We encourage all interested applicants to apply! Studies have shown that women and people of color (BIPOC) may be less likely to apply for open roles unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the role. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. Please apply by submitting a resume (cover letter optional) and curriculum writing samples to – if you have any questions, please reach out to Oliver


, COO Educurious by contacting

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application window closes on April 15, 2024.

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