Information Designer (contract)

Job type: Contract
Location: Remote working
Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience

Longitude is a thought leadership specialist that is part of the Financial Times Group. We are looking to recruit a skilled, passionate and dedicated Information Designer to join our dynamic, fast-growing team.

Role overview
The person in question would collaborate closely with our design team and external agencies to design immersive storytelling experiences and report layouts. The person will have a keen interest in data visualisation and most importantly is passionate about designing great experiences tailored to brand, platform and audience. You will report to the Head of Information Design.

Key requirements

  • Take direct responsibility for designing high-end design outputs for both print and digital.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and InDesign primarily (Sketch or XD beneficial).
  • Experience in designing on Foleon.
  • Developing and maintaining design templates and materials as we build up a library of design assets.
  • Develop creative concepts, communicate these to client or PM, and see concepts through to final design deliverable aligned with guidelines and as outlined in brief upon client sign-off.

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to understand quantitative and qualitative information and use it efficiently and effectively;
  • Comfortable with data and spotting patterns/stories within. Able to distil complex themes into easy to understand concepts that go beyond traditional, linear infographics;
  • Ability to create accurate and engaging data visualisations that organise statistics, research and other information into a cohesive story for a variety of media and channels;
  • Talent for making the complex visually simple and easy to understand;
  • Employ a rigorous design process, and deliver to a high standard;
  • Excellent communication skills, especially around capturing and communicating a brief;
  • Manage multiple projects of varying sizes and complexity at once, while remaining adaptable;
  • Ideally 3–5 years of relevant experience in information design or equivalent;
  • Ideally a degree in information design or equivalent;
  • Comfortable working independently, and delivering high quality outcomes with minimal oversight.

Remote working, very flexible, varying contract levels available for the right candidate.

Please note – Due to the expected volume of applicants we may not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.

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