Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, & redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe's growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, & more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing & building new organisms.
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The Ginkgo Sociotechnical Studio is a multidisciplinary team designing & communicating the future of synthetic biology. We work at the intersection of design, technology, biology, art, & communications. Although we're immersed in this incredible technology, we also recognize that synthetic biology is not always an easy thing to communicate - or understand. We're passionate about finding new ways to tell the story of synthetic biology, through creative marketing, PR, digital interfaces like syntheticbiology.com
, social media like our Twitter account, creative projects in museums, booths at conferences, workshops & community building events, our annual event Ferment, & our magazine Grow by Ginkgo. We're not only vision-setters who spend our time dreaming of possibilities but also go-getters who make those ideas a reality.
The Studio works across Ginkgo's divisions by creating reusable & extensible materials to support the creative & communication needs of internal teams. The Studio works closely with Ginkgo's commercial teams including the Business Development & Growth teams as well as Ginkgo's leadership to develop the best strategies for customer acquisition, public engagement, & growing the bioeconomy.
If you don't meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role's requirements.
As a Creative Specialist, you'll work directly with Studio team members spanning our creative, marketing, & communications functions as well as team members focused on impact & initiatives. You'll also work with designers, artists, photographers, videographers, biologists, scientists, & businesspeople. Your role will be to conceive, create, & execute visual designs across Ginkgo's brand under the direction of the Studio's Director & team members. With your creative expertise & enthusiasm about all things science & technology, you'll have a critical role in our growing team of multidisciplinary individuals who thrive at the intersection of design, biology, & communication.
Please submit a portfolio or collection of your prior work (at least 4 examples) which demonstrates your range as a graphic designer, visual designer, or artist & shows your keen eye for good design & attention to detail. Brief explanations of your prior work is highly welcome. We'd love to hear you gush about your past projects!