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ISN Volunteer Position Description: Artist

If you are interested in applying for any volunteer position with the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network, or if you have further questions about any position or possible openings, please email [email protected]

Title: ISN Artist

Create original art for our web site and publications


Open position for illustrations on our medical pages

Position Reports To

ISN President, and eventually to other publications or web site manager

Language Requirements

Candidate must be able to read and write English

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

The International Scleroderma Network (ISN) is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency founded in MinnesotaWe provide healthcare information and support via our 5,000+ page SCLERO.ORG website in 23 languagesWe publish the Voices of Scleroderma book series, and we support international research efforts for scleroderma

Scleroderma is a rare arthritis/autoimmune disease that is popularly known as the "disease that turns people to stone" because it causes a hardening of the skin, blood vessels and/or internal organs

Essential Functions

  1. Recommends appropriate designs to the webmaster for approvalProjects may include animations, logos, banners, newsletter illustrations, and original art for patient story pages
  2. Determines the animation dimensions, colors and file size to create animations that will be appropriate and visually appealing for all platforms
  3. Designs and creates individual images using a readily available graphics program such as Paint Shop Pro, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or MS Paint Shop Pro
  4. For animations, assembles the images into a single GIF89a file with the appropriate timing for transitions such as wipes, spits, sandstorms, rasters, and tiles.Uses readily available GIF assembly and compression software such as GIF Construction Set or GIF Animator
  5. Completely tests the animation to determine that results match expectations before submitting the file to the ISN's SWA Webmaster for display on the website
  6. Uses personal creativity to assure that all designs or applications are original, and that they are not "borrowed" from any other website, nor in any way a violation of intellectual property lawsUses only licensed and registered software in the creation of SWA materials

General Requirements

  1. Ability to determine appropriate animations for website viewing
  2. Creative design and development capabilities
  3. Disciplined and committed in completing projects within the requested timeframe
  4. Comfortable working in a team environment, and in doing revisions until the artwork meets all criteria for placement on the website
  5. Ability to work within creative constraints, such as the SWA's penguin mascot and red, white and blue color scheme


  1. Previous experience in designing, creating, assembling and compressing GIF image files
  2. Excellent creative design and development capabilities
  3. Demonstrated ability to successfully complete projects within requested timeframes
  4. Ability to utilize own PC and appropriate software to produce the necessary graphic files
  5. Upon approval by SWA Webmaster, this artist may also request custom artwork from ISN artists, for example, developing designs from paintings of a surfing penguin done by Ione Bridgman
Go to Position Descriptions: ISN Volunteer Services Assistant

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