Communications Designer

YLabs is seeking a Communications Designer to join our growing design team. You will work on a variety of projects to help design creative, impactful solutions to improve young people’s health and economic opportunity globally. You will also work collaboratively with our communications team on internal branding, marketing, and communication tools.

You are:

  • Excited about the opportunity to help build a vibrant, creative and collaborative working culture in our studio

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Motivated by designing exceptional solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing young people

  • Curious, humble, and empathetic, fascinated by others’ lives, loves, and perspectives

  • Creative thinker and able to help others understand and build on your ideas

  • Passionate about social impact, global health, and youth

  • A self-starter, able to work both independently as well as collaboratively

  • Proactive problem solver with effective time-management and strong attention to detail

  • Able to articulate ideas, communicate proactively, and envision concepts and ideas to team members, partners, and funders

  • A strong conceptual thinker who can connect creative ideas across different forms of media

You have:

  • Three years + of experience in a relevant design discipline (communications design, visual design, graphic design)

  • Expertise in human-centered design / design thinking

  • Strong communication skills

  • Expertise in the following discipline(s): graphic design, typography, print, layout, motion, and illustration

  • An understanding of visual and communication design principles

  • Strong command of Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign or similar


  • Previous experience working on health, education or employment programs

  • Worked or lived in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia


This role is based in Berkeley, CA. Applicants must be legally able to work and live in the US.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio to All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.