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American Heart Association Intern -Graphic Designer - Web Development in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Temporary Intern position in our Business Technology team for a Graphic Designer position at our office located in Dallas, TX.

In this role, you will work in a highly collaborative environment, creating beautiful, inspiring, and sometimes wacky content to support, delight and inspire our customerss responsible for translating business and technical objectives into creative strategies, concepts, and designs. The Graphic Designer recommends the most effective way to translate and communicate technical concepts across multiple media channels and to business-oriented audiences. This position will work on graphic design, website development, landing page design and correlating specs, collateral development, digital advertising, promotions, and custom coding HTML for Pardot.

This role is people-oriented and involves working with internal technical team and business personnel, developing communication strategies, and understanding business objectives

Job Functions:

  • Create visually stunning, engaging, innovative infographics, presentations, Board materials, department communications and customer materials

  • Translate complex technical concepts into simple easy to understand business material

  • Work closely with leadership to ensure precision, meet deadlines and exceed expectations.

  • Develop communication strategy encompassing the services, work and value of the technology department

  • Must be able to help make recommendations, visually improve existing graphics, as well as develop new ideas to deliver alternatives

  • Able to clearly articulate ideas and concepts

  • Multi-task while maintaining direct focus on top priorities

  • Maintain consistency within all brand principles and ensure all work accurately represents from the AHA brand.

  • Use the latest tools to push the envelope to position technology in business terms using typography, icons, infographics, and visual storytelling.

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all requisite software applications relative to digital and print media: Sketch & Adobe CS INDD, PS, AI.

  • Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence, and accountability.

  • Experience in Graphic or Visual Design, Design Communications, Fine Arts or a related field with proven ability to work across web, print, Mobile, etc.


Minimum skills required:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience communicating complex concepts concisely

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Working knowledge of graphic designing software in a Mac environment

  • Mastery in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects is a plus

  • Experience with Sketch

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint) and iWork (Keynote)

  • General knowledge of HTML and CSS (understanding of how comps translate to code)

  • Page Maker

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Requisition ID 2019-4673

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Information Technologies