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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Associate Graphic Artist in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis to develop future concepts and architectures for executing the most challenging missions of the Department of Defense (DoD). Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches. The group works directly with DoD senior leadership to understand their needs and briefs leadership regularly to inform critical acquisition decisions. Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Position Description

The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group is seeking an Associate Graphic Artist to support the group’s assessments of Department of Defense (DoD) systems and architectures.

The Associate Graphic Artist assists in the design, layout, and production of presentations, technical illustrations, and posters in both electronic and printed media formats. The artist will work under the limited direction of more experienced artists to create presentations leveraging the technical results and rough sketches generated by the technical staff. The artist will aid in the artistic rendering of technical concepts and the formatting/merging of technical data into presentations using Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft PowerPoint. The artist will be required to communicate effectively with technical staff, and to adapt to different security and design standards in different environments . Additional responsibilities include contributing to the development of enhancements to the graphics team workflow, and archiving graphic materials (e.g., briefings, presentations, clip art).


  • BA/BFA in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Illustration or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of graphics design experience and/or applicable experience

  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

  • Ability to work to time-critical deadlines while handling multiple, simultaneous tasks under limited direction

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance

  • Candidate should be highly motivated, detail oriented, and capable of solving problems independently

  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team

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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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