Senior Graphic Designer

Position Description

We are looking for a full time New York based Senior Graphic Designer to join our team. Our Design team works closely with the institution and its artists to create unique solutions for a wide variety of projects in both traditional and non-traditional media with a focus on publications, exhibitions, wayfinding, branding, motion graphic, environmental and web design that support strategic marketing and branding goals. The Senior Graphic Designer will report to the Director of Design and be responsible for creating and managing graphic design projects for the organization’s robust offering of exhibitions, concerts, multimedia interventions, education and public programs.

The Senior Graphic Designer will assist in the maintenance, inventory and general operation of the Design Lab: an in-house, Designer run, print and production space for the institution and its artists. Additionally, the Senior Graphic Designer will also assist in the coordination of activities in the Lab during public events and open studios.

The Senior Graphic Designer will be joining a dynamic team in our open and flexible 25,000-square-foot warehouse space which encourages a transparent, collaborative environment where international artists, musicians, scientists and educators co-exist and work together.


  • Work with the organization to apply and maintain a visual brand identity across all media outlets
  • Conceptualize and produce creative across multiple media and messaging platforms (print, online, social media, branding, presentations and more)
  • Act as point person to field departmental design requests, and undertake role as project manager on appointed projects
  • Produce technical publication and print files ready for final production
  • Prioritize tasks, deadlines, scheduling conflicts, revisions and technical challenges effectively
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external decision makers and influencers
  • Ability to work with and throughout a broad organization and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work/communicate with outside vendors in required media
  • Support other graphic design and marketing projects as requested
  • Documentation and display of completed projects across all media


• BFA or BA degree in design (Unless job experience is sufficient)

• 2+ years of related design experience

• Design experience in the fields of Art & Design preferred

• Experience and fluency in current Adobe Creative Suite design programs and Figma

• Design portfolio containing branding, print, digital and motion design

• Strong understanding of design and print production processes, experience on press strongly preferred

• Fluency with web design, (CSS, HTML and wireframing) strongly preferred

• Proficiency with equipment including: large-format inkjet plotter, risograph, vinyl-cutter, & hand tools

• Experience managing budgets

• Design portfolio containing both branding and print design

• Strong written and verbal communication skills


Compensation is commensurate with experience. Range: $70 - 80K

Please provide a CV, cover letter, and a portfolio or website link.

Pioneer Works offers a competitive benefits  package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K with a company match, a hybrid work environment, and a generous PTO policy.


Please send a cover letter and resume and a link to your portfolio/website link via email to: with “Senior Graphic Designer” in the subject heading. Please do not call to inquire about your application. Should you match our needs, we will be in contact with you.


Pioneer Works is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve.

Pioneer Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.