Design Fellow

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The Walker Art Center is seeking a Mildred S. Friedman Design Fellow to work on graphic design projects ranging from developing graphic identities for specific programs and exhibitions, including the design of all related collateral materials, to assisting the Design Director and Associate Curator of Design and other designers. Long-term projects include the British Arrows Awards identity, one or two exhibition identities, Performing Arts season identity and Walker magazine design.  This individual will also contribute writing to the design department blog.

Design Fellows are involved in all aspects of the design process, including client meetings and presentations through production and supervision of printing. They gain a deeper understanding of design; work on projects with rich, interesting content; and are expected to produce work to the highest standards of design excellence.

Ideal candidates are firmly grounded in visual design principles and the print design process, with some experience in interaction design.  In addition to print projects such as exhibition identities and collateral materials, the Fellow will also work on select projects, online publishing initiatives, small campaigns, and signage. More information about fellowship specifics can also be found here:


  • An undergraduate or graduate degree, or equivalent knowledge, in graphic design is required

  • Work reflective of interest in contemporary arts and current cultural trends

  • Macintosh proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator software and excellent typographic skills are required

  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS/SASS, Basic jQuery/JavaScript is desired but not mandatory

  • Good communication and organizational skills and the proven ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged. In the Walker’s terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender, and other classifications

  • International candidates must be in possession of a valid US work visa prior to the start of the fellowship and for the entire fellowship period 

Schedule & Compensation:

Full-time; September 3, 2019 – August 28, 2020; $35,000/year with up to $2,000 travel allowance for necessary travel related to your work while at the Walker or your relocation to/from Minneapolis, excellent benefits package, Walker membership and discounts, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals as well as support some remarkable artists, events, and programming. 

For Consideration: include a cover letter, resume, name/contact information for 3 references, and a PDF of your portfolio consisting of 8-10 samples of graphic design work (no larger than 19 MB) to the posting itself at:

Application Deadline: Return materials as soon as possible; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by May 10, 2019. We respectfully ask that there be no phone calls or follow-up emails. 

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals. 

Location: Fellowship in Minneapolis, MN
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