Graduate Trainee Scheme: DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Application deadline: 3rd June 2013
Interviews: week commencing 10th June 2013
Start date: 1st July 2013
We’re The Connected Set, a multiplatform producer based in Shepherd’s Bush, London. We make fun digital products for TV channels and the wider cultural sector. We’re on the look out for a gifted graphic design graduate (or someone due to graduate this year) to join our digital design team. This is the perfect entry level position for someone who wants to roll up their sleeves and learn on the job while designing anything from mobile apps to website interfaces for our upcoming slate of projects.Over the last 12 months we’ve designed and built a range of products for clients – from Spotify apps for E4 and CANAL+, to smartphones apps for 6 museums including TATE Britain, and iPad apps for the BBC and Virgin. You can check out some of our recent work at the bottom of this post. The stuff we have coming up is even more exciting, working with some of the world’s biggest entertainment, TV and cultural brands.If you’re a recent graphic design graduate with a passion for digital product design (both UX and art direction), and you have a portfolio of concepts to prove it then please get in touch. We will be interviewing candidates in early June and the position would start in July.Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!Anna Collins, Recruiter
This role will suit a recent graphic design graduate who has a relentless appetite for digital product design and can demonstrate this in their portfolio. Having an intuitive understanding of what makes good interface design across a variety of platforms is really important, and being an avid user of new and emerging technology is a big plus.With this role you will be expected to take initial concepts through all stages to delivery – including wireframing, moodboards, initial concepting, through to fully rendered high-fidelity designs to pass on to our development team. You’ll often be working with more senior designers, but with new business pitches you’ll often have completely free-reign – if that excites you then you might fit in well with us!Beyond being able to create great looking and intuitive user-friendly designs you’ll need to be disciplined – creating and following style guides, good version management, designing on a grid and annotating your work to explain your thinking – this job needs attention to detail and good verbal and written communication.
A complete and unquestionable understanding of photoshop is fundamental to the role, as is being able to work quickly and with a good attitude. Knowing how to make pitches look fantastic in InDesign and Keynote/Powerpoint is a bonus, as is some knowledge of balsamiq or omnigraffle. More than anything though it’s a demonstrable flair for great digital design mixed with a pixel perfect eye for detail.
If you think you’re the ideal candidate, thrive on the ‘all hands on deck’ mentality of a start-up, like to work hard, and have a genuine desire to learn then get in touch and you could be working with huge career defining brands from your first day on the job. If you have further questions please email.
Please send us an email setting out in 100 words or fewer why you would like to be a graduate trainee in digital graphic design, along with your CV. It is also essential we see a portfolio of your work – our preference would be that you send a PDF (up to 25 MB) featuring relevant work/concepts and short text summary of what the project was, your design approach, and your role in the project (if it wasn’t a solo project). If this is not possible you can send us links to an online profile but please direct us towards the most relevant projects. Please send this to Anna Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society.
We can only accept applications from people who are graduates or graduating in 2013. Please do not telephone the office – we will reply to all candidates’ emails. Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience placements. We are not interested in talking to recruitment agencies. We will not consider any applications without a portfolio. We can only employ people with a right to work in the UK. Thank you.