Designing Information

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit company publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. We make history engaging and exciting, delivering the highest-quality articles on ancient history, videos, interactive maps, and news to millions of people from across the globe.

To illustrate our history articles, videos and educational material we often need maps and infographics. Without them, it is often difficult to place historical information in space and time. If you are able to draw or paint places, events and people, we also want to hear from you!

If you are a graphic designer or illustrator, we do need your help. Join us in creating resources that will be used by literally millions of people all over the world, including teachers, students and the general public.

This position is a volunteer role; you will not get paid for your work. If you can communicate well and you are able to devote at least six hours per week to this position, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Skilled at creating maps, timelines and other infographics
  • Can work independently based on a brief from an editor
  • Ability to take in feedback from people without graphic design experience
  • Can synthesize existing information into a new design (such as creating a map from a collection of other maps)
  • Personally owns Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or other graphic design software
  • An eye for detail and beauty
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to WHE's mission and identity. Passion for history a huge plus.


  • Create image assets for the encyclopedia, Youtube videos or teaching materials
  • Work is generally based on existing materials, such as maps, photos, or data to be presented in new ways

Job Snapshot

Job Type
Graphic Design / Illustration

No degree required; we're looking for skill

Manages Others

Required Travel
None; virtual home-based position

Volunteer position (none)

How to Apply

Please send the following to editor [at]
  • Resume / CV and cover email, explaining why you would be a good fit for WHE
  • Examples of relevant work, such as maps, infographics or illustrations
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