Expression of Interest: UI, UX, or Graphic Designer

This is an expression of interest, rather than a role we've formally opened. We will assess applications on a rolling basis, using the process described here. Because we aren't actively focused on hiring for this role, we will tend to have a higher bar for inviting you to the next stage of the process.

Nonetheless, we want to make the first step easy, and we recommend that you apply even if you aren't sure you're a good fit.


You will design the visual identity of EA, particularly EA's online presence.

Your work could include:

  1. Creating a style guide for both online and printed products
  2. Lead the design of the EA Forum and
  3. Create designs for new features and products
  4. Testing designs with users and responding to their feedback

As a small example of the kind of work you might do, here are some mockups made for the new community and events pages.

You will be the first design hire at CEA, and must be comfortable pioneering design work.

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This expression of interest is fairly broad, as we have a need for those who can do UX design, UI design, as well as the creation of some graphic assets. We expect that a single candidate may not be able to do all of these, but are interested in applications from anyone who can do some subset of them.

However, we expect that you will:

  • Be capable of creating mockups and understand core principles of web design. We generally use Figma for mockups, but experience with this is not required.

  • Have career plans that are driven, in large part, by a desire to maximize your social impact.

  • There are no formal requirements for previous experience for this position, however we expect that most candidates will have 2-5 years of professional experience.

Please link to your portfolio or past work in the Additional info section of the expression of interest application.


  1. Develop and maintain a distinctive visual style for effective altruism (online and printed) which is in keeping with our goals and values.
  2. Implement that visual style across our online products, and help others to implement it for physical products.
  3. Design and deliver wireframes and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  4. Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate.
  5. Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  6. Ask questions, take risks and champion new ideas.

Your coworkers

You will report to Ben West, and work on the online team.

You may also work with the Lightcone/LessWrong team, as the EA Forum shares a codebase with LessWrong.

Salary, benefits, and location

This is a full-time remote role. We prefer applicants who are able to work in time zones between US Pacific Time and GMT.

Salary for candidates in Oxford is £50,700-£81,400 depending on experience, with some flexibility above this range for an exceptional candidate. Salaries for candidates who prefer to work remotely will be decided based on location and skills. (As a rough calibration point, the salary range for San Francisco is $96,400-$157,600, with flexibility for exceptional candidates.)

UK benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible work hours, a £1,000 annual training budget, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, a 3% pension contribution, and 25 days of paid vacation. We have similar benefits in the US.

CEA serves a global community, and our team works with people and organizations all over the world. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact

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