Cartographic Designer

Cartographic Designer


Spherical is hiring a Cartographic designer to implement digital experiences across a series of tools and games supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles.

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 currently developing simulation and visualization technologies to support ongoing efforts to accelerate the climate resilience of Los Angeles County (population 10M). Designed in collaboration with established community advocates, bioregional planners, game designers, policy analysts, economists, and hydrological modelers, these tools are designed to illuminate the cascading benefits of integrated watershed management. They will enable residents and decision makers to interactively explore the complex dynamics and hidden relationships between ecological health, economic justice, urban infrastructure, and community well-being in the context of a rapidly changing climate.

We value a diverse team and encourage women and people of color to apply.

What You'll Do

  • Create and generate internal alignment around a cartographic design system for a suite of map-based tools and games supporting climate resilience
  • Align the cartographic design direction with a broader world design system incorporating conceptual, artistic, user interface, and editorial considerations
  • Prototype mockups of maps based on wireframes from User Experience Design in order to inform the cartographic design language and support the design evolution of the tools themselves
  • Collaborate with engineering to ensure designs incorporate considerations of feasibility, simplicity, and performance

What You Need

  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Experience designing aesthetic and clear cartographic experiences for communication of map-based data sets
  • Experience with map-based cameras, animations, and transitions preferred
  • Ability to communicate rationale and process behind design decisions
  • Ability to collaborate with and present to stakeholders to generate alignment
  • Please provide a link to your portfolio when applying


Remote (UTC -8 to -4)