Graphic Designer (Temporary)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States - Remote

Middle Seat is a digital consulting firm founded by former Bernie 2016 digital and organizing staff. We work with campaigns, nonprofits, advocacy organizations and causes on the front lines of racial justice, climate action, privacy and tech policy, immigrant rights, and economic justice. We’re looking for a full-time graphic designer with experience creating art for the web and print.

NOTE: This is a temporary, full-time position on our team starting June 2024 and ending in November 2024.

Why Middle Seat

  • Competitive salaries and great benefits
  • We only work for progressive organizations, candidates, and causes
  • We’re a proudly unionized team — part of the Campaign Workers Guild
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing operation

Job Responsibilities

Design and Creative Ideation

  • Work with clients to assess their needs and style requirements
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, logos, visual identities, & graphics
  • Collaborate with team members and clients on digital creative creation
  • Generate print creative (flyers, proposals, literature, decks, mailers, etc.)
  • Create and optimize of static web graphics
  • Apply client branding and build web graphics for product web design templates 
  • Assist on website design with client communication, brand application, custom graphic creation, and UX design
  • Create and optimize animated GIFs and more advanced motion graphics in video format
  • Edit videos and DTCs Support in video production as needed
  • Create and generate branding assets and collateral 
  • Amend final designs to align with team and client comments in order to gain final approval
  • Other responsibilities as requested

Collaboration and Thought Leadership

  • Work as part of a team with digital strategists, developers, client representatives, and other designers
  • Collaborate in design discussions between the creative team and other Middle Seat teams
  • Understand the current creative landscape in political design and ensure that we are helping set trends in the space -- not just responding to them
  • Offer creative direction and feedback to designers on the Middle Seat team and design contractors as needed 
  • As needed, lead team training sessions on new tools, processes, and best practices
  • Contribute to new client pitches
  • Other responsibilities as requested


  • 2+ years of experience in digital design field — including a portfolio of your work
  • Desire to learn and improve design skills as a part of a growing team
  • Advanced proficiency in standard design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, and Figma
  • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, or similar software
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive politics
  • Attention to detail and organization while managing tight deadlines and multiple projects
  • Enjoy working with a team but also a self starter who will work with their manager to take on new projects 
  • Able to work extended hours when needed. Comfortable being available for urgent client requests outside of normal business hours


  • Experience working with multiple clients or at a consulting firm
  • Experience designing websites, landing pages, splash pages, and web elements
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS for translating design into code
  • Experience designing logos
  • Experience with Invision, Figma, and other UI design software
  • Experience editing and optimizing video content


  • Salary starts between $57,000 and $62,000
  • 100% premium coverage for health, dental, and vision
  • Zero deductible health plan
  • $50 monthly mobile phone subsidy upon presentation of supporting documentation
  • Mental health expense subsidy of up to $300 per month upon presentation of supporting documentation
  • $100 monthly student loan reimbursement upon presentation of supporting documentation
  • 10-15 paid vacation days off, depending on the anticipated length of employment
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Professional development stipend
  • Commuter benefits for public transportation for staff in the DC Metro Area
  • Coworking space stipend for cycle hires outside of the DC Metro Area
  • Flexible work from home schedule (or work in our D.C. office)

We are committed to building a diverse and passionate team. We encourage creative-minded individuals with a strong technical aptitude to apply for this position. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. 

Our firm is values-driven. We are intentional with the decidedly left-of-center clients we work with— and we strive to make our work environment and benefits reflect that, including salary transparency, healthy work-life balance, and consistent employee feedback and communication. We’re happy to talk more about our company culture with prospective applicants.