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Information Designer

Information Designer

ID 
2017-4106
Job Locations 
United Kingdom-London
Function  
Design

More information about this job

Introduction

Signal Noise is a design studio for a data driven age. We began in 2010 with 3 Founders, and we are now a team of 34 based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford East London. Our clients include UBS, Wired Magazine, The Economist, 
The Guardian, BCG, Open Systems, Formula One and Trading Screen to name a few.
We create data visulisations, tools and dashboards and our clients include Accenture, EE and Unilever. Acquired by The Economist Group in October 2016. This partnership will enable us to step up the innovative and disruptive quality of the visual data storytelling we produce for our clients, and to create cutting edge content and tools for a data-driven age.

 

We are searching for an Information Designer to join the Information design team lead by our Design Director and work alongside some of the best information designers in the industry. The projects you will work on will range from static information design, interactive data visualisations, animations and physical data led installations and experiences.

 

Accountabilities

In this role you will be expected to:

 

• Ensure projects are delivered against agreed timelines and budgets
• Work on both live projects and proposals
• Ensure that the project objectives are met and that work is to a high standard
• Carry out accurate time-sheeting on a daily basis

 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must demonstrate:

 

  • That Illustrator is your native language, and that InDesign is second
  • Experience in Photoshop for photo editing
  • Working knowledge of HTML CSS 
  • Experience in After-effects / Sketch a bonus
  • That you care that things make sense and you take pride in your work
  • That you ask why. A lot
  • That you believe that form follows function
  • That you have an eye for detail, balance, contrast, rhythm, tension, surprise and intrigue
  • That you believe in your ideas
  • You are obsessive about type and naturally inquisitive. You question the brief, yourself and others
  • You are very connected to the design community
  • You balance user needs, business objectives and technological constraints
  • You are methodical and want to learn
  • You understand that you are not your target audience/user (even if you are)
  • You have an interest in data-visualisation, and probably win at Pictionary
  • You are comfortable explaining your ideas
  • You make rational, defendable design decisions
  • You are client facing
  • You trust your intuition, and thrive in a team, but take ownership of your work
  • You are not afraid to ask question and get stuck in
  • You create solutions, not problems
  • You are punctual in every sense of the word
  • You have a strong command of the English language
  • You have a positive and motivated attitude and are prepared