Texas Public Policy Foundation Creative Director Austin, TX · Full time

TPPF is seeking a dynamic and innovative Creative Director to serve as our Graphic Designer and Brand Czar.


About TPPF:

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research-based think tank in Austin, Texas. Established in 1989, TPPF promotes conservative principles and develops free-market approaches to public policy challenges affecting Texans and all Americans. To achieve its mission, TPPF analyzes complex issues, creates legislative policy solutions, and advocates for those solutions at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and other public forums.

Life at TPPF:

The Foundation offers a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that shapes the future of Texas & beyond through innovative thought leadership. At TPPF, you will have the opportunity to be part of an engaged team whose mission is to create a freer future for all Texans and Americans. We look for individuals who are passionate about advancing conservative public policy and embody servant leadership. With a strong belief in personal responsibility, we trust our people and want to empower them to make the right decisions for the right reasons - this is why it is crucial we bring the right people on board. We value our team and work to cultivate a culture of hard work, entrepreneurship, intellectual curiosity, and collaboration. As a team, we support one another and strive to create an environment in which our team members are inspired to excel, motivated to innovate, and empowered to be servant leaders for the cause of liberty.

The Role:


This role is pivotal in shaping and communicating the Foundation’s brand identity through various digital and print mediums. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership skills, ensuring our brand is consistently represented across all platforms.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Brand Management: Develop and maintain TPPF’s brand guidelines to ensure consistent visual identity; oversee all creative projects, from conception to execution, ensuring alignment with TPPF’s mission and values; lead the design and implementation of branding initiatives, including logos, color schemes, typography, and other visual elements.
  • Graphic Design: Create visually appealing and impactful designs for digital and print media, including reports, infographics, social media graphics, newsletters, and event materials; collaborate with various departments to produce creative assets that support TPPF’s policy initiatives and campaigns; manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring high-quality and timely delivery.
  • Strategic Leadership: Work closely with the communications and marketing teams to develop creative strategies that enhance TPPF’s public image and outreach efforts; provide art direction and creative guidance to team members and external partners; stay updated on design trends and tools to continuously improve the Foundation’s creative output.
  • Team Collaboration: Foster a collaborative and respectful work environment; mentor and support communications managers, promoting a culture of growth and development; actively participate in brainstorming sessions, providing constructive feedback and innovative ideas.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in graphic design, brand management, or a similar role.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other relevant design software.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of creative projects and design capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.
  • High ethical standards, a positive attitude, and a commitment to TPPF’s mission and values.

Benefits at TPPF:

TPPF values our team members and strives to provide a comprehensive benefits package so that our people can focus on achieving the mission. We offer competitive salaries and excellent health insurance, for staff & dependents. In addition, we have generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policies, including holidays and parental leave, and retirement contribution matching.


To apply, please click the button below, please include a cover letter, resume, references, and work sample in a single document.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.