Updated: Jun 2
Opportunity to join our team of volunteers in the role of Graphic Designer! Although we can’t pay you in money, we can pay you in great chat, an opportunity to read/view a lot of wonderful art and a monthly published professional magazine with your design and name on it which can go straight into the experience section of your CV! We are looking for two people to fill this role.
If you are interested, then please check out our previous issues first of all as it’s important that our branding remains consistent and then email a cover letter, your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 13th at 5pm (BST). The role requires c. 5 hours of work per month. You can find the full job description below:
The Graphic Designer Role
The Graphic Designer role at Continue The Voice has three main areas of focus which are detailed below.
Working with InDesign to assemble page spreads, making design decisions on layout, composition, spacing, and best-fit order.
Create the layout and formatting for each piece and attempt to design each in a fitting way for each subject.
Checking text, ensuring line breaks and paragraphing is visually appealing.
You should maintain consistency across publications by making use of standardised house fonts, mastheads, titles, page order, and colour schemes.
If necessary, sourcing relevant and copyright free imagery to go alongside articles or should create relevant illustrations and graphics.
Ensuring final checks are completed – including any edits from the editorial team and ensuring all hyperlinks are added to the publication.
You should have prior knowledge, or be able to become familiar with, the Issuu interface to ensure correct exportation and upload of the digital files.
Website & UX Design:
Apply concepts of UX design to ensure ease of accessibility of our content on the website.
Maintain consistency of design.
Updated the source code for the new issue each month for the website housing.
Check through any changes on both desktop and mobile viewing.
Ensuring links and buttons function correctly.
Visual Identity and Content Design:
The brand and visual identity has been created by the graphic designer and subsequently ensuring brand consistency is important. Any future alterations in terms of rebranding would be the graphic designer’s responsibility.
Creation of digital content including banners, profile images and customised promotional content where required.
Design of any print media (and ensuring they are correctly formatted for print) that may be required for the magazine inclusive of posters, leaflets, or printed versions of the magazine.
To be involved in team calls every second Sunday (most likely on Zoom).