Thirst Project

Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA

*All candidates must include link to portfolio on LinkedIn or Resume to be considered.

Thirst Project is the world’s largest  youth water organization. We exist to educate students about the water crisis and mobilize them to fundraise for global water projects. Since 2008, we've funded 1,977 clean water projects that have provided safe, clean water for life to more than 302,000 people in 13 countries. We plan to double that in the next two years. To deliver on that goal, we’re building a best-in-class team of hella smart people ready to roll up their sleeves (or their skinny jeans) and grow with us. We believe in hiring people who are smart, solution-oriented, a little weird, and ambitious. We can teach you the skills, as long as you bring the passion and cookies; preferably the chewy kind. Oh, and we don’t require a college degree because, life.You’ll get to work alongside every member of our tight-knit Taylor Swift-obsessed team while learning how a best-in-class student organization is built from the ground up.

The Role

We’re looking for a detail oriented individual with a passion for the global water crisis. This individual will play a significant role in making us look as sexy as possible, while doing good. Our designer must be a team player in a highly collaborative and fast-paced working environment. We have loads of fun, but you gotta know when to get down to business. This individual can produce quality content under strict deadlines.You could be designing an info card for a student fundraiser, merchandise to be sold on our School Tour, or a step-and-repeat for one of our A-List events. The mediums are endless. Our designer must be able to talk with printers, match pantones, and know what works well for different environments.If you love Blue Sky exercises, are constantly browsing Pinterest, and have a thang for typography, we want you!*Side note: Must love cookies (especially Milk Jar cookies).

Most importantly, you’ve gotta love young people and know what young people love. We exist to serve young people, mainly students, so you must be with it on all of the latest trends or Snapchat updates. With that being said, we are looking for a rad designer who has an eye for relevant, bold, and clean design. This person must be equally stoked to help people get access to clean water!


  • Design Web (Web Banners, Facebook ads, Infographics, e-blasts)
  • Design Social Assets (Skins and Ads)
  • Design Event (Step-and-Repeats, invites, wristbands)
  • Design Print (promo materials, info cards, postcards, thank you notes, love letters)
  • You get the picture, you’ll be designing a lot.

Experience/Qualities Desired

  • Passionate about seeing the END of the global water crisis through a MOVEMENT of young people.
  • Nothing is cooler than helping a sixth grader from Delaware plan a badminton tournament to give people halfway around the world clean water. Believe in the power of young people.
  • Team player: You’ll be our right hand, our go-to, for all things design. You must be able to give the people what they want and have an awesome #winning attitude doing it.
  • Attenttion to detail (if you didn’t notice a spelling error, Houston, we have a problem).
  • Must be proficient in all Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are your precious babies.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and UI/UX design is a plus.
  • Strong written & oral communication skills required.
  • Youthful, FUN, highly relational, student leadership experience preferred.
  • Must have good jokes (can negotiate) and be willing to laugh at ours (non-negotiable).
  • Must love to work with young people.
  • Flexible and adaptable to different schedules, projects.
  • Agility: Looking for someone with a flexibility level between Gumby and a US gymnast. We move fast, we learn & shift even faster. You must be able to keep up.
  • Some days you’ll work past your 9-5 schedule. Other days, you need to be willing to leave work 1 hour early to get a FastPass at Tower of Terror.
  • Ability to multi-task is a must, detail oriented, logistically sound, with a self starter mentality. If you can’t rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time…we have a problem.

Perks of working at Thirst Project

  • 15 vacation days, 3 sick days for sniffles, 3 personal days for those days when you just wanna stay in with your boo, all national holidays, AND the week between Christmas & New Year’s.
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance. (AKA… Bandaids, fillings for those cavities, sexy new hipster glasses).
  • FREE Trip to Swaziland to see the impact of our work every 2 years of working with us.
  • Employer matching savings plan…because…working for a charity shouldn’t mean you go broke.
  • Living in the City of Angels. Let’s be honest… Weather. Is. Perfect. All. Year.
  • Working alongside a BEST in class team who share a passion and desire to end the water crisis 

*All candidates must include link to portfolio on LinkedIn or Resume to be considered.

Thirst Project

Tracie Umali

School Tour Coordinator
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