Associate - Visual Communication Design

Aldona, Goa, India Full-time

Job Purpose and Description

As the Communication Designer you will contribute to the design of communication material for Quicksand, working either as a core member of project teams (where communication strategy and design is a specific project mandate) or assisting projects where communication is an internal mandate but vital to successfully landing the project outcome amongst a diverse set of stakeholders. Equally important is to work with the studio communications team to constantly enhance the quality of visual design of Quicksand’s own communication assets (publications, presentations, posters, etc.). You’ll need to understand complex issues and articulate them effectively and in a time-sensitive manner, through visual design tools. 


A successful Communication Designer will be able to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to bring design solutions, user stories, and studio services to life. The ideal candidate has 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 design process from user research to physical prototyping to communicating the overall project story to the client team. You’ll be a member of a diverse team of designers who are working to identify and creatively address  the challenges of users across manifold contexts.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Be an enthusiastic storyteller who is excited about uncovering insights around people, behaviours and systems, and communicating them in compelling visual narratives 
  • Clearly articulate and visualize complex charts, data sets, information flows, ecosystem maps. 
  • Have an understanding of brand communications and its role in creating user buy-in and unifying communications
  • Work with research and strategy teams to convert user insights into visual identities and the accompanying identity system including elements like typography, imagery, tone of voice etc. across various touch points of the brand (offline and online)
  • Contribute to creative campaigns including setting style and tone and working with a wide variety of mediums including photography, illustrations and animations
  • Be part of the design process for 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 display an understanding of 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)



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 and interest in quickly assimilating and visualizing large amounts of complex 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 working on the entire 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


This position is based at our Goa studio, with frequent, project related travel to other studio locations. It will also involve a chance to meet and work with consumers across the spectrum for projects, as well as travel to other studios of Quicksand, workshops, client meetings and the occasional studio offsite! 



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

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