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Junior Designer

Location
Brisbane/LA (remote)
Applications close
Thu 30 September, 2021

Junior Designer

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:

  • working closely with the design, product, content, motion and tech teams
  • learning how to create beautiful user experiences
  • helping create minimum viable brands
  • exposed to our Recon process and learning how to design for digital product
  • learning how to work quickly but think deeply
  • learning how to think like a product and brand strategist
  • assisting with style guides and brand manuals
  • assisting with the production of various deck designs
  • participating in workshops with clients

YOUR MISSION:

  • to create high-quality work that challenges the norm
  • to work resourcefully, efficiently and collaboratively
  • to bring new thinking and new ideas to the table

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH:

  • a great design eye – knows what looks and feels good
  • a good level of execution and attention to detail
  • a strong grasp of design principles such as typography, layout, and grid systems
  • some experience in designing for digital experiences
  • an understanding of design processes
  • a curiosity for learning skills beyond design (motion/code/business)
  • an eagerness to help and be a team player
  • a keenness to learn about designing for inclusivity
  • solid communication skills
  • eagerness to pitch in and roll with the punches

YOU KNOW HOW TO USE (OR CAN LEARN QUICKLY):

  • Figma, FigJam, Adobe Creative Suite, G Suite, Pitch
  • Float, Forecast, Notion
  • would be a bonus: Adobe After Effects, Cinema4D

YOU SHOULD ALSO BE:

  • resourceful
  • a team player
  • thirsty to learn
  • open and eager for feedback
  • organised
  • positive and motivated
  • proactive and autonomous
  • eager to try emerging tools
  • curious (about design, tech and humans)

YOU’RE PARTIAL TO:

  • flexible work hours
  • work BFFs (specifically with these people)
  • snacks
  • mentoring
  • sick beats
  • competitive frisbee

Applying to work at Josephmark

About diversity:

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!



Jay van Deurse

Want to know what it's like to be on the Design team at JM? Meet one of our Designers, Jay.

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

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