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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Graphic Artist in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Laboratory provides technical expertise to the US government in domains ranging from cybersecurity to novel radar design to advanced microelectronics, and more.

The Optical/Quantum Communication Technology Group develops impactful classical and quantum technologies and system prototypes for use in a wide range of challenging environments including terrestrial, space and underwater applications.

Primary areas of research include the development of novel entangled-photon source technologies; sensitive, single-photon receivers; multi-format modems; robust and compact optical beam directors; precision beam pointing, link acquisition and tracking systems; and novel modulation and coding approaches. The group is leveraging these technologies for use in prototype systems that are deployed in the field to inform next-generation classical and quantum optical system capabilities. The group is also working to enable new mission areas including extended-range and extended-utility undersea communications and entanglement-based quantum communication networks.

Job Description:

The Optical/Quantum Communication Technology Group is seeking a Graphic Artist which is highly motivated and proactive, working closely with multiple team members, supporting with presentations and visual communication.


The graphic artist will contribute to all aspects of the presentation and visual communication processes for the Group. These include:

  • Create and edit PowerPoint presentations for Group staff members

  • Create templates with appropriate markings for staff use based on previous examples

  • Coordinate the preparation and review of presentations with LL staff and graphics team

  • Ensure consistency within and across all presentations for a particular meeting

  • Design and develop concepts and illustrations for project posters

  • Coordinate and incorporate the proofing work done by our internal graphic design and quality control department

  • Use enterprise file sharing system to set up repositories for meeting documents; informing staff

  • Prepare PDFs and mockups for print books/coordinate the print job with our internal print production team

  • Make meeting announcement signs and posters of slides for tours

  • Load and test run presentations on conference room computer

  • Meeting room and tour area set up/enhancement (deploy posters & signs, computer equipment, phones, supplies)

  • Provide administrative and staffing support as needed during meetings

  • Proposed revisions to our work process


  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) required

  • Experience working with a range of software and design tools to create graphic output that can be incorporated into documents with stringent requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of current graphic art production standards, practices, and terminology along with solid working knowledge of color theory, perspective, composition, and information design

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proven ability to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to turn written, numerical, and existing content into compelling graphic representations

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing customer demands in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Effective time management and project management skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail, with excellent editing and proof-reading skills for both spelling and grammar

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and track many tasks, and bring to closure is essential

  • Strong concept, design and layout skills

  • A portfolio sample of work is required at the time of interview


  • Experience with Visio a strong plus, but not essential

  • Experience doing basic web design, e.g. wiki page development, is desired

  • Ability to help the staff in developing ‚Äúlaboratory presentations‚ÄĚ to enhance tours

  • Some experience with general esthetics for work space signage and posters is a plus

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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