We’re looking for a Junior Designer to join our team who has a strong design eye, is curious about brands and understands what it takes to create beautiful digital experiences. You’re someone who gets excited by new challenges, working across numerous verticals for enterprise and early venture start-ups. Not only are you fun to be around, you’re a team player able to work collaboratively and proactively. You’re able to think about both the big picture and drill down to the finer details. You know the difference between good and great design, and you thrive in a learning environment.
IN THIS ROLE YOU’LL BE:
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH:
YOU KNOW HOW TO USE (OR CAN LEARN QUICKLY):
YOU SHOULD ALSO BE:
YOU’RE PARTIAL TO:
JM knows better products begin with diverse teams. That’s why we strongly (see bold and underline usage) encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.About qualifying:
If you’re reading this and thinking, “oh no, I only tick a few of those boxes so I’m not going to apply.” Don’t be silly. If you’re a standout human, we won’t care that you play squash like a newborn giraffe. Ya feel?About remote work:
While we prefer a Brisbane-based designer for this specific role, if you’re a shoo-in poised to bring the noise, we could find a way to make it work. Don’t let location stop you from applying if you’ve got your heart set on it!
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on at JM? One of the first projects I worked on still shines as one of my favourites. EarthOffset (now Monty) is combatting the climate crisis with a solution that’s accessible for everyone: composting. It allowed me to get my hands dirty (pun most definitely intended) testing and improving my strategic and design thinking. Plus, Monty were absolute gems to work with – truly inspiring to see their drive to change the world.
How long have you been in the industry for? I’m closing in on my first anniversary as an official designer. However, I have worked in the startup space for the last three years. Wearing many hats as a founder, I soon realised that the design hat was the one I loved to wear the most. I decided to dive into my passion and build those skills.
What’s the best thing about working at JM? High performance and support. Everyone’s super talented, but no one has an ego. If you need help, time or advice, you will receive it. It makes being a junior rewarding, as you can pick brains and get support from the best. Plus, work is a lot easier when you genuinely enjoy the company of the people beside you (even if that’s remotely).
What’s the worst thing about working at JM? The fast-paced nature of our work can take its toll, but that’s the industry and that’s why we love it. When feeling the burn, it’s great to remember that the team around you are always there. Team retreats are the perfect way to unwind and remind us of why we do this!
What’s something people might not know about being a designer at JM? You get to delve into so much more than just design. Over the past year I’ve had the chance be a strategist, a marketer, a motion designer, a UI and UX designer and even a developer (…even if very basic).
What advice do you have for anyone looking to kick off their design career? Immerse yourself. Keep heading to places and sites that inspire you and think about what makes it appealing to. Experiment with your own work and be critical to see how you could improve it.
Link us to something cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7C69HqnV8s