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Cartographic Designer

Remote
17 days ago
Contract position

Company

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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Job Description

Spherical is hiring a Cartographic designer to implement digital experiences across a series of tools and games supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles. 

What You'll Do

  • Create and generate internal alignment around a cartographic design system for a suite of map-based tools and games supporting climate resilience
  • Align the cartographic design direction with a broader world design system incorporating conceptual, artistic, user interface, and editorial considerations
  • Prototype mockups of maps based on wireframes from User Experience Design in order to inform the cartographic design language and support the design evolution of the tools themselves
  • Collaborate with engineering to ensure designs incorporate considerations of feasibility, simplicity, and performance

What You Need

  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Experience designing aesthetic and clear cartographic experiences for communication of map-based data sets
  • Experience with map-based cameras, animations, and transitions preferred
  • Ability to communicate rationale and process behind design decisions
  • Ability to collaborate with and present to stakeholders to generate alignment
  • Please provide a link to your portfolio when applying

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems.

Current Project

Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, our tools support diverse communities in dreaming into collective visions of whole, more-than-human futures. Our field kit includes interactive media for teaching whole-systems approaches to climate resilience, a tool to support collaborative visioning, and a game for sketching possible scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage women and people of color to apply. 

Below is a sample of prior work for this project:

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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