Digital Designer

Minneapolis, MN

The Walker Art Center is more than a museum.   

  • We commission and present pioneering contemporary art; 
  • We foster collaboration among visual, performing, and media artists; 
  • We engage diverse audiences in the excitement of the creative process;  
  • We serve communities by inspiring and encouraging social and civic dialogue and participation; and 
  • We are home to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 

The Walker Art Center searching for a Digital Designer who is extraordinary at crafting audience-centric digital materials with a real passion for online publishing, transformative power of art and design. Working closely with the Walker’s worldly renowned design studio, this role is right for a creative that is motivated to push the boundaries of digital design and while ensuring a robust user experience. This individual will be part of a vibrant group of creatives, including designers, copy editors, as well as print, digital and interactive creators. Reporting to the Director of Design, they will serve as a key operational leader and partner in the ongoing structuring of communication and content output of Walker Art Center. 

ROLE RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Design and oversee the Walker's digital design materials and systems including websites, environmental and wayfinding systems, as well as digital publishing for programming areas of the institution.
  • Connect the Museum's design, digital media, and publishing efforts and assist in the development of new forms of communication that emphasize design and publishing innovation across know and emerging digital mediums.
  • Assist in the development of new digital design initiatives and tools for digital strategies, including site maps, URL structures, UX strategies, and how digital interconnects with the physical environment. 
  • Act as point person for all digital design, working closely with design studio and digital media staff, content producer, marketing staff, as well as outside digital resources.   
  • Design and oversee design matter, including apps, social media content, invitations, banners, exhibition graphics, brochures, identity programs, posters, etc.
  • Work with the Content and Communications division to develop materials that communicate effectively to our various audiences. 
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the stakeholders to ensure the timely production of all materials.
  • Assist the Design Director in the development, training, and mentoring of fellows, interns, and other new staff members to the Division. 
  • Provide constructive criticism for Departmental work, assisting others in their projects as necessary. 
  • Participate in the on-going discussions of design in the professional community. Attend appropriate seminars, conferences, competitions, and lectures on design and related fields.
  • Help foster a creative, healthy, and responsive studio environment for the Department and Division.

POSITION SPECIFICS

  • Full-time (35 hours), Exempt; $60-65k annually, dependent on experience; excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in graphic design required. 
  • 3-5 years professional design experience with an emphasis on digital design. 
  • Demonstrated experience in digital publishing and interest in bridging the worlds of graphic design, editorial, and web innovation. 
  • Experience in digital production, motion graphics, web design, and interactive media, possessing understanding of online publishing, social media, and online communication trends. 
  • Excellent visual design skills and in comprehensive design standards related to institutional or corporate identity.
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS/SASS, and Basic jQuery/JavaScript required. Proficiency in computer-based design on a Macintosh platform with related software programs, in particular: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. 
  • Excellent typographic skills with the ability to create, adjust, and modify digital fonts. 
  • Possess understanding of current issues and trends in contemporary culture, particularly design and the arts. 
  • Ability to excellently communicate, being able to work alongside, instruct and collaborate with others including leaders, fellow designers and institutional peers, and interns and fellows.
  • Keen ability to balance several projects simultaneously and complete projects on scheduled deadlines.
  • Must also demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.


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.

The Walker Art Center requires all employees to comply with our COVID vaccination policy, which requires staff to be fully vaccinated or test every 6 days. The Walker Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider request for reasonable accommodations based on disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs possible without undue hardship.