Job: Middleweight Information Designer

We’re looking for a full-time middleweight designer to join our crack creative team working in our London (Shoreditch) studio.

30th Sep 2013

You’re demonstrably into data visualisation and infographics, with numerous self-initiated or freelance projects to show us.

You’ll know your treemaps from your icicle trees, and how to choose the right visualization device for the right data. You’ll understand the concept of ‘information hierarchy’. You’ll have a solid grounding in graphic design, typography and layout.

 An extra bonus would be interactive, coding or motion graphic experience. Or an editorial background.

Yes – we’re looking for a data-viz unicorn. Does such a thing exist?

Job entails:

* Working in a tight-knit, co-operative team

* Concepting, sketching, working up ideas

* Artworking, fine-tuning and anal graphic design nit-pickery

* Exploring colour, style and typographical routes

* Plotting, mapping & schematising data

* Liasing with researchers to refine data and answer questions

* Creating moodboards for self-inspiration

Qualities we’re after:


* Unfailing enthusiasm for dataviz & infographics

* Passion for information, knowledge and understanding things

* Familiarity with IIB’s considerable library of beautiful work

* Strong visual sense, good design taste, good feel

* Incredible attention to detail, triggering proper “upset” if elements are mis-aligned or wrong

* Excellent written & verbal communication

* Not “scared” of data, information, research or spreadsheets!

* Responsive to feedback and creative direction

* Ability to work and maintain creativity under pressure

* Ability to work speedily on drafts and not get too attached to versions (this is team work!)

* But also able to “lock in” and pursue a design-idea to its limits

* Ninjascopic skills in Illustrator and InDesign

Closing date: 7 October 2013

 Start date: November 2013

Details – based in London. Full time fixed term contract position

Contact: Email portfolio and / or links to:

duncan [AT] informationisbeautiful [DOT] net with subject line: “Data-Viz Unicorn”