Graphic Designer – LEAD at Krea University

Posted 3 weeks ago

Type: Full-time 

Employer: LEAD at Krea University

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Application Deadline: Applications will be received until the position is filled

Location: Chennai

About LEAD at Krea University:

LEAD is an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), that leverages the power of research, innovation, and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD is a collaborative hub that brings experts from diverse disciplines and sectors together to develop innovative solutions by harnessing innovation, technology and analytics. 

About the Position: 

The primary role of the Graphic Designer will be to create compelling and distinctive communication materials sharing complex research insights in a variety of formats, including both print and digital. The position will contribute to LEAD’s storytelling, through cutting-edge visualisations and clean information graphics. The ideal candidate will be passionate about graphic design and digital communication and will have a sharp eye for design. Early-career design professionals are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position based at LEAD’s head office in Chennai, and the selected candidate will be expected to come to office as per the organisational work policy and schedule at the time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translate complex research into visually compelling print and digital materials while maintaining brand voice and consistency as per the creative brief provided by the team. This entails working closely with the team to conceptualise, design and layout external communication materials and knowledge products including policy briefs, brochures, learning notes, reports, social media posts, high-level slide decks and event assets. 
  • Design graphics and visualisations for video, web (UI/UX) and email marketing campaigns. 
  • Fulfil design needs in collaboration with LEAD’s Communications team and other colleagues.
  • Work closely with external vendors, including freelance graphic designers and printers, as necessary. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Degree in Design, Fine Arts or related fields. 
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in a design role. 
  • Excellent knowledge and fluency in the Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and knowledge of stock portals, digital licensing, typography, email marketing platforms and copyright-free digital resources. 
  • Experience in formatting and designing presentations, with proficiency in MS Office suite. Animation skills and knowledge of HTML/CSS/Canva are a plus. 
  • A strong eye for visual composition and experience in producing concepts and designs for multiple projects with attention to detail. Ability to work with numerical information and graphics such as tables, charts, and figures. 
  • Collaborate with team lead and stakeholders to bring stories, concepts, and insights to life through branded assets and visuals while being open to incorporating their feedback into the final design.
  • Effectively work through multiple iterations of each project while adhering to the creative brief and timeline.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, while managing parallel priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English. 

Deadline: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. 

Application Requirements: Please submit your resume and portfolio link(s) in one PDF and apply in the form here. Links to online portfolios (on Behance, Dribble etc.) may be included as well.  

Note: We are an equal opportunity employer and all candidates will be considered for employment. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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