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Volunteer Graphic Designer and Illustrator​/Remote

Job in FL Florida - USA
Posted by Save the Water™
Part Time, Volunteer position
Listed on 2020-06-16
Job specializations:
  • Marketing/PR
    Digital Marketing
  • Creative Arts/Media
    Creative Design, Graphic Design, Content Writer, Creative Writer
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Volunteer Graphic Designer and Illustrator (Remote)
•This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity and as an Associate,  you are required to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per week.

•Associates must be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST Timezone and be responsive to emails within 36 hours.

•STW™ will provide a "letter of recommendation" to interns, students & professionals who are able to showcase outstanding performance for school/university credit and for professional references.

The Role:
Reporting to the Education Content Manager, the Education Associate: Graphic Designer and Illustrator is responsible for creating high-quality graphics and illustrations for our education content projects in increasing public awareness about water issues. As the Graphic Designer and Illustrator of the team, you are required to work closely with the Education Content and Curriculum Development teams to develop inspiring artwork that will attract our target audience. You will be responsible for formulating concepts and rendering draft illustrations from written words, models, sketched ideas and from your imagination.
To be successful, you should be a highly artistic person with a passion for creative technologies. You should be able to draw and work on digital software in a variety of styles and mediums. In essence, you are a creative individual who can turn concepts into artistic, marketable images. You will work closely with the Education Content and Curriculum Development teams,  and other stakeholders to identify opportunities, resolve roadblocks/issues and grow STW™’s Water Education Materials (WEM) Education Programs.

What you will be responsible for...
•Brainstorming with the education team to come up with image ideas and concepts.

•Preparing and designing rough draft illustrations according to client specifications.

•Identifying and defining constraints and timelines in relation to your activities.

•Creating complete illustrations by using digitally created images.

•Refining image design using illustration software.

•Enhancing the design concept using a wide range of colors and graphics.

•Applying complex isometric techniques to add perspective to design shapes.

•Formatting final illustrations using CAD software.

•Ensuring that printed illustrations meet specified color and quality standards.

•Assist the Education Content Manager in brainstorming content ideas and developing strategies to execute.

•Deliver project updates at Education Group meetings.

•Support the program development progress that aligns to Save the Water’s mission in educating the public about world water issues. 

•Work collaboratively with the team members in the Water Education Materials (WEM) team.

•Increasing SEO of our website using keywords as developed by our Web Analysts.

•Be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST timezone (GMT -4:00) and respond to emails within 24 hour

Position Requirements
•Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work.

•Strong ability to self-motivate, multi-task and prioritize effectively. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and online environment.

•Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills to elicit information and provide accurate information clearly and concisely.

•Very comfortable working in a virtual team environment incorporating group problem-solving; shares information and responsibility. 

•Committed to attending team meetings. 

•Strong relationship-building skills, both internally and externally.

•Outgoing, persistent and energetic. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner.

•Good project management skills.

•Creative problem solving skills, capacity for innovation. 

•Enjoy taking initiative, adaptable, and able to work under pressure. 

•Apply Now if you have …
•Minimum requirement of a diploma in graphic design, illustration, or fine arts. Equivalencies of education and experience may also be considered.

•Portfolio of completed illustrations, graphic design projects, and other multimedia-related works of art.

•Prior work experience as an Illustrator, graphic designer, or similar.

•Work experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.

•Drawing, painting and digital drawing skills.

•Proficiency with required desktop publishing tools, including Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, and Illustrator.

•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

•Able to give and receive constructive criticism.

•Strong conceptual and artistic skills.

•Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.

•Effective oral communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with staff.

•Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, product packaging, advertisements, and multimedia design.

•Innovative thinker who is passionate about our cause.

•Familiar with current graphic design trends and best practices.

•Experience using Google product applications or GSuite.

•Experience planning and designing storyboards, and developing animations.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Save the Water™
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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