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Illustrator or Graphic Designer - Gold Coast


Employer: Griffith University
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Media & Arts
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 26 September, 2019.

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The MedMagLab (www.medmaglabs.com) based at the School of Medicine brings this to life by developing innovative medical supply solutions for compromised healthcare settings such as in armed conflict, disasters and poverty. We develop medicinal maggot production and maggot therapy solutions that can be deployed to field hospitals and islolated communities lacking access to even the most basic of healthcare.

Our work is funded and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Grand Challenges Canada under the Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge initiative. It is the aim of this Grand Challenge, to identify and support ground-breaking solutions that engage the private sector and draw from the experiences of affected communities in order to significantly improve and save the lives of vulnerable people affected by conflict. The goal is to identify solutions that allow communities to respond more nimbly to complex emergencies and take steps to create better lives for themselves.

The opportunity

We are looking for an illustrator or graphic designer responsible for the creation of visual instructional communication material for the MedMagLabs project. This will include the production of highly visual information sheets, infographics, treatment instructions, user manuals, standard operating procedures and more. The primary focus of this role is to communicate complex instructions and information visually to multilingual and multicultural audiences. Success in this role requires close collaboration with the team leader Dr Frank Stadler and the illustration / design lead Dr Mike McAuley.

While the project is based on the Gold Coast campus, there is the expectation that the candidate will work mainly off-site. Suitably qualified candidates that do not reside in the South-East Queensland region may also apply.

About you

To be successful within this role, you are a qualified graphic designer or illustrator with at least 5 years of experience in the industry. You are comfortable working closely with your clients on complex technical briefs, and you work productively with minimum supervision. You will have produced infographics and instructional technical illustrations such as for products and user manuals. You are a creative who can work both to a tight brief but also think outside the box if required. Experience in visual communication to non-expert audiences, and audiences with diverse cultural backgrounds, would be highly regarded.

Salary range: Casual Research Assistant, Grade 2 rates will apply.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to apply for this job

Please submit your application through our website and ensure your application includes the following:

  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
  • A link to an online portfolio of your work and/or a PDF portfolio (up to ten pages) of work you consider relevant to this position.

If shortlisted, you will be asked to prepare an illustration according to a technical brief typical for this project.  You are then expected to present and discuss this work at the interview.

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Frank Stadler, Research Fellow, School of Medicine on +61 (0) 4 2273 1540.

For application queries, please contact Ms Jinita Dhall, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.