Associate - UnBox Graphic & Web Design

Delhi, Bangalore, or Goa Full-time

Job Purpose and Description

As the Graphic and Web Designer you will lead the design of communication material for our UnBox platform, working either as a core member of the various event and festival teams or assisting in developing and maintaining the platform website and web- and print-based promotional materials. Equally important is to work with the platform’s diverse team to constantly enhance the quality of visual design of UnBox’s manifold communication assets (publications, presentations, posters, etc) that evolve from event to event and need to represent the culturally and visually rich nature of our efforts to keep UnBox eclectic and dynamic. You’ll need to have a keen understanding of emerging design aesthetics and approaches and articulate them effectively and in a time-sensitive manner, through visual design tools - focusing primarily on print and web-based graphics.

A successful Communication Designer will be able to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to bring the various topics and interests UnBox explores to life. The ideal candidate has broad experience in communication strategy, brand identity, and creative visual storytelling, and can articulate the same across a wide range of media. You’ll collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to tackle all aspects of the visual design process.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Be an enthusiastic storyteller who is excited about exploring diverse topics in the arts, culture, and design space through compelling visual narratives
  • Have an understanding of brand communications and its role in creating stakeholder buy-in and unifying communications
  • Direct creative campaigns including setting style and tone and working with a wide variety of mediums including photography, illustrations, and animations
  • Lead the design of online / digital communication material including the most often used assets such as presentations (keynotes / powerpoint), emailers, online newsletters and publications for online viewing
  • Candidate should be able to lead the entire publication design process, including information structuring and layout design, typography, illustrations and final artworking for print production
  • Work with other specialists (illustrators, photographers, animators) to bring a creative campaign to life through key visualisations (posters, campaign billboards, print ads)

 

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have great graphic design and art direction skills, a strong work ethic, work experience with high quality print and web publications, and a capacity for quickly assimilating and visualizing large amounts of information. Some specific qualifications you would need to have are:

  • 2-3 years of work experience in graphic design and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in graphic design, visual design, or art from a competent program in India or abroad
  • A nuanced understanding of relevant graphic design disciplines: print, web, information, digital, and packaging
  • High level of skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and presentation softwares (Keynote)
  • Strong information and visualization design skills including typography and layout
  • Experience in managing the print design and production process
  • Skills in design and development of interactive media will be an added advantage though not mandatory for this specific role
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of any other languages (including Hindi) would be a definite plus but is not mandatory
  • Ability to think critically and have exceptional attention to detail
  • A strong interest in working with design research and a commitment to communicate in a succinct, crisp and engaging fashion
  • Evidence of experimentation with mediums and technologies and a body of independent creative work would be viewed very positively

 

Location

The position can be based out of Delhi, Bangalore or Goa. It will also involve a chance to meet and work with consumers across the spectrum for events, as well as travel to and for workshops, labs, fellowships, and events.

 

Compensation

A compensation package commensurate with your skills and experience will be designed for you.

 

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About Quicksand

Quicksand (www.quicksand.co.in) is a leading design strategy and innovation consultancy in India, recognised globally for its expertise in user-centered design. Our work spans both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors across emerging markets, and has involved envisioning innovative new programs, products and services that are future facing, and still rooted in the everyday reality of people they aim to serve.

Quicksand was set up in 2005 in New Delhi, and now has studios in Bangalore and Goa as well. Our work over the last 13 years has contributed to a global discourse on human-centered design and design thinking— a new approach to creating solutions that are sensitive and relevant to the end user while driving business and social impact. We make this possible through our expertise in learning from the field— distilling meaning from the lives of people, communities and cultures - and applying this knowledge in building solutions that are at the intersection of business, technology and design.

Today, Quicksand consists of close to forty full-time employees and consultants with diverse profiles and qualifications - ranging from management, technology, engineering, product design, communication design, design research, new media, film and photography, sound design, social sciences and entrepreneurship.

Some of our noted clients include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Unilever, World Bank, Wellcome Trust, Nokia, Unicef, Samsung, Cisco, Google and Coca Cola.

Working at Quicksand

In the interest of full disclosure, the Quicksand office structure is likely different from what you’re used to. We are a collection of professionals with diverse backgrounds that are united by an ideology, not an industry. We are passionate about applying user-centered processes to improve people’s lives and a typical project requires everyone on the team to roll up their sleeves and dive in.

Our work tends to be a mix of collaborative as well as independent, self-driven effort. There will be times when you are asked to take on responsibilities that may fall outside of those specified in the job description and at other times you’ll be expected to lead the team on a skill or a domain you specialise in. You will have the freedom to explore, create, and push-the-envelope.

This seemingly fluid nature of operations can be rewarding and frustrating in equal measures. We expect team members to figure the balance of openness vs structure they need at work, and unlearn top-down structured approaches that they might have experienced in other organisations or previous engagements. We expect to learn as much from you as you will learn from us.

Finally, regardless of the position you are applying for, there are a few traits that define us as individuals and as a team. We value a strong work ethic and thrive in a collaborative, cross-cultural, multidisciplinary, startup environment with minimal supervision. By extension, it is part of our job profiles to reach out to people - regardless of whether they are our clients, users or partners - and build genuine, respectful relationships that can make work both meaningful and fun. We value thinking on one’s feet, being resourceful and entrepreneurial. Deadlines energise us and no matter how constraining the circumstances may be, we would never drop our standards of high quality work.

 

Get in Touch

In case this resonates with you, please apply via the Recruiterbox posting with your most current resume/CV, a portfolio of work samples and projects that demonstrate your skills and credentials, and links to relevant online work, personal website, and/or blog. Please also include a thoughtful cover letter that shares a bit about yourself, and why you are excited about working with Quicksand. Submissions without these essentials will not be considered for the position.

In the course of our initial conversations, we might also require you to work on a small case study, which would help us gauge your skills and also enable you to understand our requirements better.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply for this opening at http://quicksand.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01lja?apply=true