Digital Designer, Formation Team, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

East Melbourne (close to CBD) - 2 year contract - Flexible working - 2 days from the office - 3 days at home!

Come join our small, friendly team in an innovative and talented work environment, immersed in a project bursting with creative potential!

We are seeking a Digital Designer with extensive capacity in Graphic Design with strong abilities in illustration, specifically in Adobe Illustrator. An opportunity exists on a 2 year contract where you can come display your creative talent to develop visually engaging web-based interactive content. Additionally having capacity or an interest in front end UI development would be highly regarded.

The religious education resources team within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne produce rich, interactive, cutting edge and innovative digital content for Catholic schools throughout Australia. This role is required to work in our East Melbourne office 2 days per week.

Supporting the ‘To Know, Worship & Love’ (KWL) series of religious education content, currently consumed by 150,000+ student and teacher subscribers each year, the Digital Designer will work under the Product Manager on the innovative creation of newly revised content.

If you want to know more about what we do and want to see if you’ve something to offer, please visit the sites below:

As a Digital Designer within our team you will be responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with content (text) contributors to design visual concepts and mechanics to create effective and visually engaging Religious Education (Digital) learning objects.
  • Using your creative design skills you will conceptualise written content from text contributors or existing products for the creation of drafts, storyboards or prototypes. You will also be required to create and modify static and interactive digital content assets.
  • Collaborating with our Solutions Architect/Full Stack Developer to work on the mechanics of new assets such as templates, interactive content and Religious Education (Digital) learning objects.
  • Front-end development of static and interactive digital content, User Interfaces and Religious Education (Digital) learning objects.
  • Learning and adapting to new web design methods and trends in relation to business products and evolving technologies.
  • Supporting the teachings of the Church and the ethos of the Melbourne Archdiocese with a motivation to work within the Church environment and possess a strong commitment to its values.

To be successful in this role you will need:

Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Adobe Creative Suite, with the ability to articulate and formally present creative concepts as well as finished products for a variety of platforms
  • Ability to produce Motion Graphics with a working understanding of animation principles, colour, form, composition, timing and layout.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript/ JS libraries, CMS principles and version control systems with the capability of developing for cross-browser environments and creating responsive web content.
  • Experience with front-end development, using a variety of frameworks with a working knowledge of relevant extensions and plug-ins.
  • Knowledge of UI design with the ability to implement best practices and principles.

Key selection Criteria

  • Strong illustration and visual communication skills
  • Extensive capabilities and experience in Graphic Design
  • Knowledge of Adobe Software including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects.
  • Advanced and efficient vector art creation capacity.
  • Motion Graphics skills, with a focus on content made for web technologies.
  • Abilities in Animation, including a sense of timing, spacing, analysing and originality. Knowledge of ‘Lottie’ (Bodymovin) highly favoured.
  • Front-end Development knowledge, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript best practices, including experience in working with JavaScript libraries like JQuery
  • Abilities in Testing and Debugging and experience with software bug tracking tools such as Jira is a plus.
  • Git and Version Control Systems knowledge is an advantage

About you:

As a part of our team, the right candidate will demonstrate:

  • Sound communications skills and ability to work with a variety of technical people across multiple organisations.
  • Support the teachings of the Church and the ethos of Archdiocese with a motivation to work within the Church environment and possess a strong commitment to its values.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to ensure that the outcomes are achieved within the program timeframes.
  • Sound time-management skills and ability to prioritise.
  • High level of attention to detail, quality and accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and efficiently.

Please provide a cover letter, CV and supporting statement outlining your experience for this role.

In your application please provide the following:

  • Examples of your illustrations
  • Describe your interest in the opportunity to work in both spaces of graphic design and front-end UI
  • Share your thought about working as Digital Designer in a small team?

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.