Visual Storyteller for the Space Industry (16/27)

Company: Satellite Applications Catapult

Location: Harwell Oxford, Design Team

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

Based in Harwell, near Didcot, the Catapult was established in May 2013 by Innovate UK as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic growth. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.

Background on Project:

Space can be hard to explain to people. Many of the concepts and technologies we talk about, and even space itself, can be pretty abstract and tricky to communicate. This is where graphic designers at the Satellite Applications Catapult play such a key role, making the invisible visible and the confusing understandable.

Student Specification

We’d like to apply your graphic design skills to a broad range of communication projects. These would encompass explaining what the Satellite Applications Catapult does, to outlining how satellites talk to each other, how a new business model adds value or even the packaging for a new tiny satellite. Media will range across physical and digital – we want you to be free to be creative in your responses – surprise us!

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Sketching / Quick prototyping
  • Ability to explain/defend a response to a creative brief
  • Ninja skills in graphics software (we use the Adobe CC suite, so this would be our preference) to produce:
    • Infographics
    • Presentations
    • Visual narratives
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-driven, exploratory.
  • Can draw a perfect circle freehand (very important)
  • An interest in Science Communication

Preferred additional requirements:

You are a student from a Graphic Design, Information Experience Design, Communication Design or similar courses, with some great visuals on your portfolio.

The Nitty Gritty

8 weeks fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate but nominally with a start date around 27 June which is also the SPIN student induction day at Harwell. Salary is £1,500 per calendar month. (guide only)

Closing Date for Applications: 6 May

Applications will be through the online form attaching a CV, before the closing date. They will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the employer.

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