Graphic Illustrator

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As a Graphic Illustrator at Esri, you’ll work with developers and designers to craft icons for our software, online, and mobile applications, technical diagrams, presentations, and more! You’ll have the opportunity to combine visual communication, user experience, creativity, versatility and problem-solving when creating product and marketing illustrative designs and showcase your skills in symbolic language and metaphorical depictions. Through research and teamwork, balancing literal and conceptual depictions while adhering to traditional visual design principles, you’ll develop creative concepts, assets, and solutions.


  • Conceptualize, design, and produce specialized graphics and illustrations within established Esri iconography guidelines
  • Create icons for Esri products, including desktop, online, and mobile applications, as well as technical diagrams and presentations
  • Develop illustrations that explain processes and relationships, interpreting project requirements to create clear metaphors of purpose and action
  • Collaborate with other departments to understand needs and develop graphic directions, concepts, and requirements for projects
  • Plan production schedules for various design process steps, providing technical advice and maintaining accurate workflow records and design files for archiving


  • 2+ years of experience in icon design and illustrative work related to the specified responsibilities
  • Experience in illustration, technical drawing, and vector-based design, with a solid foundation in color, lighting, form, concept, composition, and basic illustration techniques
  • Ability to identify and solve visual design issues, incorporating feedback from design, product management, and marketing teams
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal abilities, and the capability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within tight deadlines, with strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and icon design skills
  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in graphic design
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this posting; applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience in concepting and creating icons with specialized knowledge of iconography
  • Include a link to your online portfolio or samples of recent work, and a link to your blog, demonstrating design skills
  • Ability to create automated processes using scripting



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$66,560-$83,200 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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