Openings

Junior Designer

We are a small interdisciplinary communication studio of designers, writers, and thinkers based in New York. Our approach to design is holistic and our work includes everything from branding and strategic positioning to user experience design and animation. We work with a range of clients from nonprofits and political candidates to value-aligned commercial brands. 

 

We are searching for a passionate candidate who understands design in the context of history, culture, and politics. We need someone who can ideate and iterate quickly with a collaborative spirit and an open mind. 

 

What we’re looking for

 

Conceptual Skills:

– Strong critical thinking skills

– Strong sense of empathy

– Great communication and collaboration skills

– An ability to articulate your strategic approach

– An ability to create systems and frameworks

– A conscientious and strategic approach to problem solving

 

Technical Skills:

– An ability to draw, draft, or sketch

– Excellent design, color, and typographic skills

– Excellent grasp of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign

– Experience with Sketch, XD, Invision, Balsamiq, etc.

– Experience with branding, marketing, and research 

 

General Skills:

– A comfort with technology

– An interest in learning and improving 

– Technical writing or copywriting abilities

– A comfort with feedback and critique

– Strong organizational skills 

– An explicit attention to detail

 

Experience with nonprofits and advocacy organizations is a plus as are drawing skills and Spanish language skills. 

 

Cover Letter Prompt 

We read every cover letter and value diverse perspectives. Tell us a little bit about yourself: do you draw and paint in your free time, read and write for fun, volunteer on the weekends, have an interesting hobby? Tell us why you think you will be a good fit at Tandem. Send this along with a resume and work samples to hello@tandem.nyc.

Intern

We are always looking for interns to join our team. 

Our ideal candidate posses these qualities: 

 Excellent grasp of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign

– Ability to think conceptually beyond pure design skills

– Ability to articulate design approaches and creative concepts

– Ability to strategize and think systematically 

– Great communication and collaboration skills

– Ability to sketch ideas and iterate quickly

– An interest in learning and improving 

We read every cover letter and value unique and diverse perspectives. We want to hear about who you are and why you think you will be a good fit at Tandem. You can send this along with your resume and work samples to hello@tandem.nyc