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Designer

at William Joseph

Salary: £35,000-£40,000

Location: Remote-first (London office)

Deadline: 26 Jul 2021

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There are no specific qualifications listed for this role. We are more interested in your experience and attitude than where you learned your skills.

Who we are

We are an independent digital and branding studio that enjoys creating solutions which actually work, for the most important organisations in our society. We are a proud B Corp – meaning we are legally bound to consider the wider implications of our work rather than just generate profit. Our clients are almost all charities, universities or social enterprises. See more about them here: https://www.williamjoseph.co.uk/work

We’re a small but effective team that collaborates constantly. We can handle complex briefs, because all our people operate at a high level, while being expert in the best practices that produce great creative work.

Who we’re looking for

We’re steadily growing our team and eager to bring on board new voices and perspectives.

As more and more of our work is being delivered through digital, we need a designer that is excited about creating modern, accessible, audience-led products and services for some of the most important organisations in our society.

Things you might find yourself doing

The main purpose of this role is to design user-centred digital products and services in partnership with clients to meet their organisational objectives. You will achieve this in a variety of ways:

  • Working in sprints alongside a product manager and developers to define and deliver new products or iterations, based on real user insight.
  • Observing user testing and contextual interviews, to identify improvements to existing designs.
  • Participating in collaborative workshops to identify solutions for client challenges.
  • Wireframing solutions to challenges based on a combination of audience insight, testing and workshop outputs.
  • Working with a developer and product manager to balance client scope, budget and user needs as part of prioritisation
  • Advocating for accessible design decisions and continuously improving your knowledge about best practice.

This doesn’t describe everything you might find yourself doing in the role, and we encourage you to apply even if you haven’t done some of this before.

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Have a good understanding of layout, typography and hierarchy or experience of working with modular design systems.
  • Are excited about using your design skills to develop user experiences that are accessible to everyone.
  • Want to collaborate in order to create better solutions for people who do good in the world.
  • Have an excitement for the new opportunities that digital can provide to our society.
  • Want to progress your career in design by getting lots of experience working with many different clients.

What our team say about working here:

“Working at William Joseph means being part of a talented team who all love what they do. Everyone’s creative and driven, which is inspiring to be around. We also do plenty of social things together, like visiting exhibitions and having team lunches, mostly during work hours. I genuinely enjoy coming to work every day.”
– Ellie, Senior Product Manager

What our clients say about us:

“William Joseph are the first agency I’ve worked with that actually deliver what you need, give the right amount of challenge, and work in partnership with us as an extension of our team.”

“William Joseph have felt more like an extension of our team throughout the process; happy to challenge when needed but always pushing the project forward. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.”

What other benefits you’ll get*

  • Training and active support from Dan and Ed our Senior Designers and Steph, our Creative Director to develop skills and progress within the team
  • Flexible working approach – choose working patterns that suit you
  • Fully remote (with occasional, planned visits to London office)
  • Regular team activities to build relationships and take a break from work
  • Group life insurance
  • 25 days paid holiday + days between Christmas and New Year. After 2 years, this will increase by 1 day per year up to 30 days.

How to apply

We’ve developed a unique application process with Collaborative Future, which will ask you to share the following with us:

1. Two to three examples of your work that between them best demonstrate the following aspects of the job description:

  • Good understanding of layout, typography and hierarchy or experience of working with modular design systems.
  • Using your design skills and knowledge to make something more accessible

Alongside the links to or uploads of your work please provide a brief summary of the key client, user or audience needs you were designing for and design considerations you made to achieve the final outcome (up to 250 words)

2. Provide an example when you’ve worked in collaboration with others (it can be the same as the above), and what you personally did to ensure you collaborated effectively (up to 250 words)

If you have any issues with Typeform you can email your responses to hello@collaborativefuture.co.uk

We’ll be inviting any successful candidates to complete a design task and interview in August for which you will be paid £250 for your time.

If you would like to find out more then email james@williamjoseph.co.uk

Deadline 26th July

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