Graphic Designer

Friday, 09 February 2018 14:20

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Terms: 50% position

Application deadline: 2 March 2018, 23:59 CET.

Join our international non-profit research organization and help create a sustainable future for all. The SEI Stockholm Centre is a dynamic, expanding workplace that employs around 90 people from 25 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen).

The role

We are looking for a creative and curious Graphic designer to show our work in new ways and increase engagement and clarity for the work we do.

This new role will fill our need to evolve and reimagine the way we communicate. You will explore possibilities for visual communication, collaborate with colleagues to develop ideas, and execute those ideas.

This role will include:

  • creating visual assets for web and print;
  • collaborating with researchers, analysts and communicators to find opportunities for visual storytelling;
  • turning multi-dimensional data into attractive and accessible graphics;
  • clarifying and discussing early ideas, possibly with sketches or mockups;
  • turning concepts into engaging graphs, infographics, simple animations and more;
  • developing a design process that complements existing products and workflows;
  • working within branding guidelines and helping to improve and evolve them; and
  • helping us find ways to communicate the best parts of our data (but not doing the data crunching itself).

Who you are

We’re looking for a designer with at least 4 years of relevant experience, ideally with a focus on the web. An education in graphic design is preferred.

You have an impressive design portfolio including real-world examples showing your work from the concept stage through to the final visual design.

You ask in-depth questions to understand the context and purpose of your work, both about the data being communicated as well as the audience being communicated to. You enjoy working with other people in an international and diverse environment. You are creative, curious and humble in your approach, and patient when working with colleagues who may be unfamiliar working with graphic designers.

Due to the international nature of SEI and our projects, you must be fluent and comfortable working in English. Swedish is not required.

How to apply

We continuously review applications and encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The final application deadline is 2 March 2018 at 23:59 CET. As we only accept applications through our system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A portfolio showing highlights of your work (PDF or link/s).

Apply online


For inquiries about the position, please contact Moa Engström ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI is ranked as the most influential environment think tank in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2016, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

SEI has about 230 employees working at research centres in six countries around the world. Our Head Quarters and Stockholm Research Centre are co- located in Stockholm, Sweden with other centres in Estonia (SEI Tallinn); United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (SEI Boston with sub-units in Seattle and locations in California); Bangkok, Thailand (SEI Asia Centre); and Nairobi, Kenya (SEI Africa Centre).