Remote - UK based
Initially until 30th April 2021
£19-21 per hour
The team requires two Creative Artworkers with a comprehensive technical understanding of structuring documents correctly for good accessibility. The roles will focus on remediation of existing print documents (primarily PDFs produced from InDesign files) to ensure they meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards if published online. This work needs to be in-line with the Government Digital Service guidance for publishing accessible documents. Document remediation experience would be highly beneficial and a technical understanding of preparing print files for web viewing. The role may be required to design high quality on and offline material following brand guidelines. Working independently and part of the wider design team, liaising with key stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and managing expectations.
- Remediate source files to ensure any required PDFs meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards and are published in line with the Government Digital Service guidelines for accessible formats;
- Troubleshoot files and overcome formatting issues;
- Maintain an efficient design workflow managing your own workload effectively;
- Work collaboratively and flexibly within a team of graphic designers providing a supporting role for the team;
- Create high quality on and offline material, adhering to brand guidelines;
- Communicate with key stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and managing expectations;
- Develop and uphold consistent and professional design standards and principles across the organisation.
- Experienced designer able to work with Adobe Creative Cloud products, particularly Adobe InDesign and Acrobat with the flexibility to work on either Apple Mac or PC platforms.
- Experience working with documents to understand complex problems and provide design and layout solutions.
- Knowledge of accessibility and how screen readers interact with documents.
- Confident and competent designer able to develop designs based on evidence of user needs and organisational outcomes;
- Able to manage internal client expectations and be flexible, building consensus between services and stakeholders;
- Capable of proactive and reactive communication, working collaboratively and taking evidence-based decisions balancing differing opinions;
- Understands the importance of accessibility and can design and make decisions to meet users' needs in the government context;
- Can absorb large amounts of conflicting information and use it to produce simple designs;
- Sees design development as a team activity, actively sharing work and testing with others;
- Proficient, fast and fluid in the use of software. Knows shortcuts and tricks as well as what not to do. Is responsible for choosing the technology and outputs, for example paper size and weight;
- Can adapt and reflect with the ability to see the bigger picture;
- Understand constraints and uses them to inspire creativity, challenging when necessary.
- Degree in graphic design or significant work experience in a relevant environment