UX/UI DESIGNER: NEW POLICY TOOL 780 views0 applications


The Center for Good Food Purchasing is seeking a UX/UI designer to collaborate in creating a new web-based policy decision support tool. The designer will map how users employ the tool to achieve their objectives, and will develop a visual and interaction design that achieves these functional requirements. Our goal is an effective, elegant “go to” resource for users.

Project objectives

We are creating a public-facing, interactive tool to support public policy and advocacy efforts. It will enable policymakers, advocacy organizations, and communities to visualize and demonstrate the impacts of shifting to value-based food procurement, which can be used as an evidence base to support adoption of good food policies. It will also provide strategies and best practices to support good food purchasing on a practical level. 

Features include:

  • A scenario planner that projects the benefits of food purchasing shifts to local economies and worker wages, environmental sustainability, and community health and nutrition
  • Regional spotlights that display current food purchasing trends and estimates of overall impact
  • A resource library for public policymakers (e.g., sample policy language) and public institutions purchasing food (e.g., case studies)

The Center is partnering with the Institute for People, Place, and Possibility (IP3) and Seabourne Consulting to develop the tool and site.

Key responsibilities

The UI/UX designer will collaborate with the Seabourne development team to ensure that users have a crisp interaction with an elegant site that supports the Center’s branding and objectives. The designer will:

  • Actively participate in discovery and design sessions with end users
  • Refine user personas and synthesize themes from design sessions
  • Ensure creation of end to end wireframes, and prepare and present wireframes and rough drafts to the Center and key stakeholders
  • Participate in designing graphic user interface elements and navigation
  • Integrate Center’s style guides (visual and writing) into the site for a consistent branding, and create new style guides as needed
  • Test for intuitivity and experience, identifying and troubleshooting UX/UI problems
  • Participate as needed in iterative feedback cycles with end users, and conduct layout adjustments based on feedback


  • Experience in UX/UI, including a design portfolio
  • Excellent communication skills to present to and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Client and user-centered mindset with an emphasis on storytelling to bring projected impacts to life for the user
  • Ability to self-manage and work remotely, including regular access to phone, internet, and video conferencing
  • An understanding of how public policy is enacted and the roles diverse stakeholders play in the process is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with the Center for Good Food Purchasing’s mission, work and branding is preferred
  • A background in food systems or a related field is preferred

Timeline & hours

The start date is as soon as August 3, 2020 with engagement through soft launch, estimated for March 31, 2021. The project consultant will be part-time and manage hours as needed. Hours will fluctuate depending on project activities, with an estimated range of 0-10 hours per week.  

Application process & contact

Please send the following by July 24, 2020 to info@goodfoodpurchasing.org with subject line “UX/UI Project Consultant – [your name].”

  1. A brief paragraph discussing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this consultancy
  2. Your resume or link to your updated LinkedIn profile
  3. Link to your portfolio or website
  4. 2-3 professional references
  5. Proposed costs for your services

You will receive a response within 2 weeks of submission of your application. Please email any questions to info@goodfoodpurchasing.org.

We strongly encourage​ and seek applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as women, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

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The Center for Good Food Purchasing uses the power of procurement and partnerships to create a transparent and equitable food system that prioritizes the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment. We do this through the nationally-networked adoption and implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program by major institutions.

Since its founding in 2015, the Center, along with its national and local partners, has enrolled 48 institutions in 20 major US cities, with a collective annual food spend of over $1 billion. These institutions and cities are committed to directing their purchasing power toward the five Program values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition.

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