Graphic Designer in London, UK 🌎
The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation is enthusiastic about the internet remaining a global public resource that is open and accessible to all. Our work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto and focuses on fueling the movement for an open and healthy internet. The Foundation does this by connecting open Internet leaders and mobilizing grassroots activists from around the globe.
MozFest is the world’s leading event for and by the internet health movement, and one of our largest annual networking opportunities. It’s a seven day extravaganza of interactive workshops, films, art installations and engaging talks across 2 venues in London. The festival welcomes over 2500 passionate advocates of the open web from all over the world and is one of our flagship events, taking place October 21-27, 2019.
What makes MozFest different from other tech festivals is that the program is designed by the community, from the open call to the curation of session proposals, to the festival weekend narrative. Through workshops, talks, art and installations we aim to bring together advocates to support and expand an open web, keep the Internet healthy and free, and an inclusive space for all.
The MozFest team at the Foundation is responsible for planning and producing MozFest each year, and are seeking a Graphic Designer who will join us full time from June until the end of the Festival in late October. In this role, you will help us use various design and brand elements creatively to craft an outstanding experience for MozFest attendees. Designing and producing a wayfinding system, assets that bring the program to life in print and digital, and supporting social and comms.
You will be working closely with the Production team in London, UK and collaborate with the larger distributed design and engagement team based in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada.
What you will do
- Scope, design and produce assets across various mediums for all venues and events that make up the Festival.
- Working with our Design Lead to build off an existing style guide and to improve and iterate from it.
- Facilitating production of specific key assets determined through site visits, and from previous events feedback with teammates and key partners.
- Designing assets and user experiences which can include a range of social and web assets (social graphics, email graphics or infographics), sponsorship materials and event swag.
- Conceptualising and designing a publication layout for our annual printed booklets based on the festival.
- Research, plan, build and produce assets for a wayfinding around the venues for the festival while ensuring that various accessibility needs are met in the final products.
- Prepare speaker slides for keynotes or speaker sessions templates for Google Slides.
- Both giving and receiving feedback with other designers, engineers, and program staff and occasionally public contributors.
- Advocating for users and improve attendee experiences.
- Documenting your work flow in an open process.
- Working across any other design requirements as requested by the team.
- You have an existing portfolio of design work, with some work directly related to events and festivals.
- Previously you would have been working in at a middle-weight design role or above.
- You should have previous experience working on both digital and print production, from concept through to production stages
- You’re knowledgeable about standard methodologies for event design (e.g. Wayfinding and Signage)
- You’ll have a real passion for crafting user-centered design and collaborative work
- Experience working to a pre-defined style guide
- You have extensive experience using Adobe CC design tools (e.g. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
- Previously you have designed for GSuite (Slides, Docs and Sheets) or another similar office suite.
- You are keen to learn, expand your skills, and try new tools
- Having motion graphics or animation skills (e.g. After Effects) is helpful
- Familiarity with designing for usability, accessibility, localisation, customizable or social media
- Previous experience documenting your process openly and working with a range of contributors and partners (both internal and external) is desirable.
- Knowledge of GitHub is an advantage, but help will be provided if needed.
If you are deeply interested in open event design, please don’t hesitate to apply even if your experience and skills doesn’t precisely match our ideal credentials. We seek to hire a person who collaborates well, committed to producing quality work and who is eager to learn.
In your application, please be sure to include a link to your online portfolio of your work.
- Full Time Temporary
Anticipated start date
- June 2019
- End of October 2019
- London, UK Office
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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