Illustrator

Illustrator

Overview

Spherical is seeking an Illustrator to develop production assets and concept art for a suite of tools supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles. We are seeking a style that lends itself to revealing the hidden dynamics of living systems (ecologically rooted while also enchanted with possibility). This position is remote.

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems. Learn more →

Current Project

Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, these tools support collaborative dreaming into visions of equitable futures. The field kit includes interactive media for exploring cascading benefits of whole-systems approaches, community mapping and storytelling tools, and a game for sketching scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage women and people of color to apply.

A sample of prior work for this project:

What You'll Do

  • Develop illustration assets for a suite of map-based tools and games supporting climate resilience, including urban environments, infrastructure components, characters, and iconography
  • Document an illustration style guide to inform consistency across assets and tools
  • Align the illustration direction with a broader world design system incorporating conceptual, user interface, cartographic, and editorial considerations
  • Develop concept art assets to inform the technical implementation of immersive worlds and graphics

What You Need

  • A portfolio of illustration work demonstrating facility across environments, characters, iconography, and/or infrastructure
  • Experience developing illustration assets for software or web-based projects preferred
  • Ability to collaborate with teams to align on style and content direction

Location

Remote (UTC -8 to -4)

Term

Contract

Hours

10-30/week, depending on phase of project

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