Hiring a Graphic Designer (CfC Systems of Care)


Center for Complexity at Rhode Island School of Design

Fall 2021 – Graphic Designer (CfC Systems of Care Portfolio)

Work to be completed January 18th to February 11th, 2022

Total payment: TBD

Positions: 1



Center for Complexity (CfC) seeks to contract with a professional graphic designer who can provide creative leadership to help CfC improve translation between written content and graphic representation relating to our work in healthcare. The aim is to apply innovative graphic and information design practices to make legible in new ways the abstract concepts and the imperfect information of systemic challenges. The work should improve communication with the general public and support graphic design innovation in our practice.

CfC currently has approximately FIVE artifacts / graphic assets to bring to the highest level of fidelity in a coherent manner. The successful candidate will be a thought partner with the necessary critical thinking skills to understand the CfC goals and translate them into unique and innovative design to achieve the necessary impact.

CfC is soliciting emails of interest through December 1st and will be available to answer questions via Zoom meetings before crafting a detailed Scope of Work and selecting 1-3 preferred candidates for further consideration.


This work can be conducted remotely and will require several meetings via Zoom with CfC team members. See the Schedule below for additional details.


Please email a letter of interest and samples of work by 12/17/2021 to: complexity@risd.edu Please put Graphic Designer – Systems of Care Portfolio in the subject line.



Nov 15 – Dec 17, 2021

CfC accepts emails of interest and portfolios

Dec 20 – 22

Based on emails of interest and portfolios, CfC will narrow down applicants

Jan 6 – 7, 2022

Q&A sessions — mutual interviews — with the narrowed pool of applicants

CfC explains 5 artifacts and goals

Jan 12 Midnight

Deadline for interested applicants to submit proposals to CfC email

Jan 13-14

CfC to review proposals

Jan 14

CfC to notify applicants of decision and secure written agreements

Jan 18

Begin work with chosen candidate

Jan 18 – Feb 11

Several check-ins + CfC provides feedback

Feb 11

Finished deliverables due (mail / email)