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Visual/Graphic Designer

Visual/Graphic Designer

Job Title: Visual/Graphic Designer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-07-11
Reference: V-39453
Contact Name: Kym Hinds
Contact Email: kymh@whizdom.com.au
Job Published: July 12, 2021 13:39

Job Description

Our Federal Government client is seeking experienced information designers to provide graphic design, visual communication, and project management support to a strategic User Centred Design Team.

The team is responsible for establishing design traceability and capability and working closely with the broader Architecture, Design and Delivery Branch that enables the Digital Solutions Division to build the right things and then build things right.

This role will develop a wide variety of presentation visuals and infographics that help leaders and technical staff understand and adopt various strategies, benefits, and programs. As part of a motivated multi-disciplinary team and branch you will analyse complex information and data to visualise it in innovative ways, teasing out the narrative that effectively tells the user-centred story.

InDesign, PowerPoint, and other software in a Microsoft environment will be used to communicate that story to a non-technical audience in print, online, multimedia and in events/presentations.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Distilling complex and/or technical written information into effective visual communication products (such as diagrams and infographics).
  • Working as a member of a team to design materials for multiple channels, including print and online distribution to meet business objectives.
  • Working collaboratively on projects, providing expert and timely creative advice to ensure high design standards across key projects.
  • Ensuring materials for publishing comply with WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines and Digital Transformation Agency recommendations.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships both internally and externally
  • Appropriate management of time and workload
The ideal candidate will be able to showcase their work through a design portfolio and present a narrative that tells the visual story as to why they are the right person for the role.

Essential criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels by clearly articulating your vision, design concepts and recommendations through thoughtful storytelling in the context of the business problems to be solved and desired behavioural outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in typesetting for (print) and UI/UX (digital) design experience for online products and using Adobe Creative Suite software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and XD, in a Microsoft environment
  • Experience in designing with / translating visuals into Microsoft products, such as PowerPoint, Publisher etc.
  • Exceptional visual communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information graphically to non-technical audiences.
  • Project management support, including excellent time management skills, a high level of attention to detail, and flexibility and resilience to work in and support staff in a demanding team environment

Desirable criteria:
  • Understanding of the Australian Government’s Digital Service Standard and/or the UK Design Council’s Double Diamond Model
  • Qualifications in graphic or visual design or another related field would be highly regarded.
  • Versatility across a wide range of user experience practices, including user research, stakeholder engagement, information architecture, interaction design, UI/visual design, prototyping and testing.
How to Apply:

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you will be required to complete a selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates.

Call Kym 1300 944 936 for any further information.


Please note:  12-month contract with extensions options.  Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be an Australian Citizen and have the ability to obtain a baseline clearance.

 

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