Data Visualization Designer, DC Area

Data Visualization makes data tangible for our company and customers, thereby empowering us all by transforming what’s unknown into something that’s known. We enable these outcomes by digging into data sets, large and small, to manifest it in enlightening, understandable ways to fuel decision-making.

We’re looking for a designer to help build this new practice, which partners with Tech and Product to create ultra-powerful, ultra-helpful experiences for internal teams and customers, alike.


  • Because we’re aiming to Change Banking for Good, which means being brave enough to change how people interact with us AND their money, for the better
  • Because we want to know things that’ll enable us to make strategic decisions with the greatest degree of confidence, driven by real-time data
  • Because insights should be accessible to us, both as employees of Capital One, and as customers who are trying to make sense of their money


  • Is deeply creative and driven by playfulness, wonder, and a thirst for understanding
  • Is a problem solver with a knack for uncovering elegant solutions
  • Is a confident person who’s humble and never pretends to be someone you’re not
  • Enjoys fully immersing yourself in data, business constraints, and customer problems you’re interpreting.
  • Asks questions to get at the deeper-level “why” because you prioritize relevance and meaning over the artifact or visualization itself
  • Is outcome-focused and have an exceptional track record to prove it

As a Capital One Data Visualization Designer, you may work on everything from customer-facing interfaces, physical installations, and internal tools. Here’s what you’ll be doing:

You’ll spend the majority of your time exploring the shape of data visually. Tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Tableau are extremely familiar to you. You also like to dabble with specialized tools such as Gephi, RAW, and Your sketchbook is your constant companion. You’re passionate about layout, typography, and color and have the expertise and awareness to defend your design choices. You recognize that data visualization design optimizes for comprehension, engagement, and contextualization, and you’ve done your research on perception and cognition.

You love to show your work in context so tools like Sketch, Balsamiq, and/or Axure are in your toolbox. You like to test out ideas with quick prototypes. For the finished product, and working closely with engineers, you’ll apply your designs primarily through CSS which you know inside out and backwards. While you’re not a developer, you have a strong opinion of pacing, transitions, and overall experience of the finished product and you’re comfortable jumping into code to visually refine it.

You’ll work closely with Data Scientists, UI/UX Designers, and Data Visualization Engineers. These roles will sometimes overlap a bit, and you’re comfortable adjusting your expectations to facilitate the group effort. You’ll work under the guidance of the Creative Director and are at ease communicating your ideas and thrive on collaborating creatively.

Passion for your craft drives you to stay on top of the latest developments in the field. You’re comfortable reaching out to experts and your peers alike to facilitate your understanding of techniques and tools.

Your participation in external and internal communities alike is expected and encouraged.

Let’s talk everything you’ve just read is intended to be a jumping-off point for our conversation. So if you’re intrigued and would like to learn more, please email about what’s particularly interesting to you about this opportunity.

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