Are you looking to get into a web design role?
We are looking for a person that has some experience with wordpress and who wants to enhance their portfolio within web design.
Essential skills we are looking for:
Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
Basic Knowledge of Wordpress
Solid graphic design skills and a portfolio to show you have what it takes
Experience with Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
Good understanding of the Mac operating system
Have strong attention to detail
Advantageous skills (not required)
Basic Knowledge of CPanel
Basic Knowledge of SEO standards is plus
Basic Knowledge of Usability
It's very important that you are familiar with WordPress, writing/reading CSS, and have some experience tweaking WordPress themes / using Child themes.
You will be working closely with our experienced web design team. You will be responsible for the design of many aspects of our digital presence across our group of companies, and a drive to ensure the best possible customer outcomes. You will improve and learn the best practice design and usability standards across web, mobile and apps.
Who We Are:
Prosper is an education technology startup with offices in Sydney and London. We’ve been furiously building an ELT blended learning offering for Chinese kindergartens. At the same time we have been building relationships with our customers. Our product is being launched for the start of the new school term in China in September and we are growing our team for the sprint.
We have huge ambitions to improve children’s lives around the world through education, and we’d love you to be part of realising that ambition. We do this through delivering blended learning experiences using the power of intuitive well built technology that enable teachers to deliver quality education in the classroom: connecting them with their students and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.
Prosper’s customers are major progressive kindergarten groups in China and Japan, with plans to expand to other countries. Our corporate philosophy and cultural ethos is built on Growth Mindset - the fundamental belief that we are all capable of learning and growth through persistence, collaboration and being able to make mistakes no matter what our background. We love diversity, and celebrate you being you, and what unique awesomeness that will bring to our organisation.
Who You Are:
Working in a dynamic global startup means we have our fair share of sprints. You need to be agile and ready to create. Having a fast paced mind and a laser like focus to executing your tasks, while being across the broader suite of interdependencies will be an asset. We will encourage you to stretch yourself and take us on the journey with you as you find neat solutions to solve problems. You’re pretty relaxed and enjoy creating and learning new things. You want to do something that is bigger than you are, with other people who work hard and celebrate the wins and the falls together. You understand that work and life aren’t separate, and so do we, and we want you to harmoniously integrate both elements with us in a flexible, inclusive workplace.
From day one in the job you will need to bring your:
Passion for user-focused design
Do it in your sleep photoshop competency
Ideas, and lots of them
Ability to plan effectively while juggling multiple simultaneous projects
Creativity, curiosity and can do
Minimum of 3 years in a forward-thinking digital design role.
Online portfolio that demonstrates:
Expertise in design for web and mobile
Contemporary curve leading style & aesthetics
Creative thinking and marketing savvy
Attention to detail
Use of Sketch, Photoshop, Invision, Framer like a native.
Good organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
The ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, while still maintaining the capacity for self-direction with little supervision.
Communication skills, verbal, written and social.
Clear understanding of the role of design in marketing and communications and how to connect and storytell to and with our customers.
Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, New Media Design, Web Design, HCI, Graphic Design or related degree. If you have all of the above without a formal degree, show us how you meet and exceed our needs. We’re listening.
Knowledge of or experience designing for the Chinese market or a strong cultural knowledge of China (highly desirable)
As part of the Marketing + Product Design team, this is what you’ll get up to in the role:
Help drive and lead the design and creative expansion of Prosper and its associate brands.
Design interactive and creative visual solutions for Prospers product, marketing campaigns, landing pages, and a wide range of other digital and offline communications.
Generate creative ideas while building upon existing best practices in design and technology.
Translate designs into fully functional Web pages
Collaborate with the Marketing, Learning and Product teams to refine, test and iterate projects.
Add your stamp to our culture, help us constantly improve and grow.
Ready to apply? Here’s how.
Communicate to us creatively in a web based digital medium of your choice:
who you are,
what you do,
how you fulfill our criteria for skills; and
why you think you will be our next digital designer.
We will shortlist and get you into our Sydney based office to see the rubber hit the road where you will undertake a project task with our marketing team so we can play in the sandbox.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Polly via The Loop or our website www.prospereducation.com
Smart Sparrow is hiring a Visual Design Lead for an exciting opportunity within our growing, VC-backed startup. We are revolutionizing online learning, and are looking for a strong visual designer to join as a key member of our [...].
You will be responsible for setting design direction on projects, collaborating with other designers on the team, and creating the best design solutions for our clients and students.
Applicants should be confident leading the full scope of design; from designing pixel perfect icons, to developing a visual language and identity across a course. You should be capable of exploring many different design approaches to a problem, and iterating fast with the team to find the best solution.
You will work closely with subject matter experts, Learning Designers, UX designers, developers, and product managers – so the ability to convey design decisions with confidence and receive feedback with candour are a must.The position will be based in Sydney.
Bachelor’s degree in a creative field (Graphic Design, Visual Design etc)
4+ years experience in digital production/visual or UX design
1+ years management or mentoring designers a plus
Expert-level proficiency in common graphics and web design tools
Experience developing or updating a Style Guides or Art Direction
Understanding of interaction design patterns related to web and mobile design
Experience and some level of proficiency with designing interactive experiences
Detail oriented and organized with the ability to manage multiple deliverables
Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Experience using oral and written communication skills to present and track ideas
Desired Personal Qualities:
Passion for making online learning better
Enjoy whiteboarding and brainstorming as a team
Flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
A positive attitude, open mind, and a desire to collaborate and learn
Desire to mentor and help grow a team with a creative point of view
Smart Sparrow Perks:
Casual office environment
Snacks and drinks
Centrally-located officesOccasional travel