Fjord London

Visual Designer

Visual designer

Location: London (flexible), Edinburgh

Career Level: Specialist  / Consultant

We are a family of Fjordians. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do.

Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits.

We believe there is nothing more important than creating products and services that will positively impact the world we live. Keeping the human at the centre of our design ensures that impact. Be part of a team that is curious, driven by empathy, and relentless in our pursuit of meaningful and impactful design.

This is your opportunity to be part of a team that is creating positive impact for our clients and the world through a powerful empathetic lens of the people we serve.

As a Visual Designer in London, you will work with blended teams to define concepts, strategies, and create visual design artifacts at a project level. You have a strong appreciation for every aspect of Visual Design, and you are able to collaborate closely with service designers, interaction designers, and technologists to craft great experiences and consistently adapt designs across devices and channels.

As a team, we:

  • Create products that provide real value for our clients and their customers.

  • Nurture a new generation of outstanding design practitioners

  • Lead, lean in, be creative, and have fun.

  • Believe strategic thinking should be supported by tangible solutions that help clients to connect to their users through memorable experiences

Working together, we will:

  • Have specific opportunities to use design theory and practice to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Engage in ongoing activities that enable us to learn, practice, and evolve our discipline.

  • Collaborate on products and services that change the way our clients do business.

As a Visual Designer, you will:

  • Solve visual design challenges, from helping to create new Design Systems to crafting beautiful micro interactions and deliver production-ready designs.

  • Be passionate about visual design trends and push the boundaries of our discipline

  • Communicate visual design concepts through various artefacts such as mood boards, screen designs and interactive prototypes.

  • Support the detailed definition of visual design artifacts based on relevant business, technical and design considerations.

  • Explain, discuss, and justify your design decisions effectively.

  • Participate to the visual design deliverables on a project, with oversight from the Senior Designer or Design Lead on the project.

  • Create designs to support new business development efforts and client meetings.

  • Attend studio and community events, workshops, and conferences

  • Collaborate with other designers, developers, and researchers to bring integrated value to our clients.

  • Be proactive and spot opportunities to improve the Visual Design practice at a project and studio level and participating to the Visual Design Guild activities.

  • Relevant in-depth experience in a Visual Design or Digital Product Design role.

  • Any form of experience in one or more of the following: higher education in a design related degree, a course or similar experience in a visual or product design role.

  • Experience in translating business and customer requirements into visually compelling solutions.

  • Experience working with a Design System to create production ready deliverables

  • High dexterity in speed and quality with the tools of your trade such as Sketch, Figma, Invision, Adobe CS, Miro or Mural

  • Experienced in creating low and high-fidelity prototypes

  • Knowledge of and curiosity about technology, translating its impact on design solutions.

  • Proven strong collaborative and teamwork skills working collaboratively with cross-functional team members.

  • Proven history of delivering projects on time.

  • Proven strong collaborative and teamwork skills

  • A general understanding of areas of specialisation within the greater visual design landscape, including but not limited to illustration, motion design, typography, and data visualisation.

Set yourself apart:

  • Working knowledge of delivery management tools such as Trello, JIRA or Asana and delivery methodologies such as Agile, DevOPs etc.

  • Experience in coding and in creating coded prototypes.

  • Ability to share design decisions with clients and partners

  • Data visualisation skills

  • Illustration skills

  • Motion design and animation skills

  • Experience in running online and offline workshops and interviews with clients and users to validate design decisions.

Other notes

Applications without a design portfolio which demonstrates experience in Visual Design will not be considered.

What’s in it for you

In addition to a competitive basic salary, you will have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.


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