Semicolon is hiring a Senior Digital Illustrator

By November 11, 2022 No Comments

As the Digital Illustrator, you’ll be tasked with the responsibility of creating high-quality illustrations and designs for our educational content that will be used on our digital platform.

To excel in this role, you should have good experience in brand positioning, digital process creation and management, team management, seamless execution, and quality control

Who we are

We are a social enterprise creating employment and economic opportunities by training software engineers and techpreneurs. Technology has the power to transform entire industries and the lives of everyday Nigerians. However, companies and entrepreneurs seeking to develop innovative solutions are faced with the same issue: they struggle to find employees with the skills required to design and develop their technology. Across industries, from finance to agriculture to education, companies are searching for Nigerians skilled in software engineering, design, and project management, and too often are not able to find what they need. We are addressing this gap and building a thriving technology sector in Nigeria by developing talent and fostering innovation.

What We Do

Teaching – Our core focus is to develop technical skills in young people through a one-year intensive program that includes classroom learning, hands-on project experience, and internships.

Incubation – for innovative technology. All students work on technology projects, either based on student ideas or partner companies’ initiatives. We identify the most viable solutions and bring them to reality by providing early support on technology and business development, and connecting entrepreneurs with funding sources, mentors, etc.

Building Community – We are an “Innovation Hub,” bringing together innovative minds to develop new solutions. We connect our students with mentors and partners from around the globe.

Project Delivery – We work with corporate partners in implementing projects.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

As a Digital illustrator, you will work in the following capacities: brand positioning, process and team management, execution, and quality control.

– Brand Positioning

– Establish the illustration style for brand/marketing

– Create a brand bible and design system for the organization

– Identify and execute strategic decisions

– Staying up-to-date with new design techniques and software

– Ensure that illustrations meet quality and brand standards

– Process and Team Management

– Design, create and implement the illustration design process

– Organize own work, coordinate projects, manage internal and external teams, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal supervision

– Build and maintain strong working relationships with key contacts

– Identify any budget or timing constraints

– Stay on top of the latest standards, processes, and trends in the illustration field

– Execution and Quality control

– Preparation of storyboards and rough drafts according to requirements.

– Translate brand strategy into powerful and purposeful creative concepts for various channels

– Combine hand-drawing and painting with digital media to create comprehensive illustrations

– Create illustrations and provide related assets for animation purposes

– Refining of existing illustrations

– Utilize illustration tools to fine-tune image design

– Use various colors, graphics, and effects to better visualize each concept

– Use CAD software to format the final graphics

– Add perspective to create forms using related techniques

– Assure that published illustrations adhere to color and quality specifications

– Performing other tasks that may be required by the department.

What You should have

– Proven work experience as an Illustrator or similar role

– Solid artistic and conceptual abilities

– Expertise with infographics and presentations

– Ability to create well-documented processes/guidelines for the illustration process

– Ability to work closely with product designers, Brand Team, and other cross-functional partners to understand expectations and deliver high-quality outputs within the required timeframe

– Ability to translate brand strategy into powerful and purposeful creative concepts for various channels

– Ability to develop ideas that push the boundaries of brand storytelling

– Drawing skills with attention to detail (both by hand and digital pen)

– Hands-on experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software

– Solid knowledge of software, like Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other related software

– Stay on top of the latest standards, processes, and trends in the illustration field

– Ability to perform the necessary research and make recommendations.

– Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum supervision

– Be proactive and have the ability to make an independent judgement within established policy and procedural guidelines.

– Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key contacts.

– A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent

This is a Full-time Intermediate – Senior role. This level of experience as well as excellent organization and time-management skills is required

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