Graphic Design Intern

  • iwoca
  • 247 Tottenham Court Road, London, UK
  • Jun 24, 2019
Intern Design Finance Marketing

Job Description

DESCRIPTION

iwoca is breaking down the barriers that stop Europe’s 20 million small businesses accessing finance. Traditional banks are slow with rigid terms and burdensome criteria. In contrast, we use technology to offer flexible access to credit with five minute online applications and near-instant decisions.

Since 2012, we've lent over £800 million to almost 30,000 businesses across Europe. Our customers include everything from cafés to car dealers and salons to solicitors. Along the way we‘ve built a sophisticated technology platform, won numerous awards and grown to a smart, vibrant, fun team of over 250 people.

Despite this, we know we’re still small. Our aim is to fund a million small business within a decade and make a real dent on the funding gap.

Job Description

We are looking to hire a talented and committed Graphic Design intern for our Design team based at our London Office on Tottenham Court Road to play a critical role in iwoca continuing to have a customer focussed product by adding context and insight into the process of designing the user experience.

As a Marketing Designer at iwoca you will have a focus on delivering new designs to one of our core products. We work in an agile way and changes that you’ll design will make the way through testing and to the real product within a matter of weeks!

The internship is paid and will last for 3 months.

REQUIREMENTS

You must submit a portfolio to be considered for this role.

The Person:

  • You have a great grasp of design principles such as typography, color, layout, grid, and hierarchy.
  • You can work with a predefined brand and reinvent pieces that require change.
  • You understand how to build a brand book.
  • You have the ability to quickly learn new software and are curious and continuously hunting for new and better solutions to improve work processes.
  • You have great communication skills and you are comfortable with presenting your designs. You should also be good at taking feedback and quickly iterating.
  • You learn from your mistakes.
  • You absorb inspiration and know to imitate and synthesis it to useful things in your work.
  • Your have a critical eye and can critic not only your designs but others’.
  • You are obsessed with productivity and keen to try different technologies and methods to improve your communication and process.
  • You understand how 2D visuals behave in a 3D environment and can apply graphic design skills to a space (like interior or exhibition stand design).
  • You are aware of the design environment in London and go and participate in a variety of activities related to design.
  • You have interesting personal projects and a pure passion for the design profession.

You’ll learn:

  • To improve your craft as a Graphic Designer and sharpen your skills at printing, typography, and illustration.
  • You’ll become familiar with design and prototyping tools online and work with them.
  • To work to a brief and also produce a few.
  • To bring your ideas to reality and how it works in the context of the team with product marketing, media directors, content makers.
  • To move UI to bring more emotion to interfaces.
  • To work in a talented multidisciplinary team. To pitch your ideas and get feedback.

BENEFITS

In addition to a competitive salary, we also provide the following:

  • A smart, fun and internationally diverse team - together, we represent over 35 different nationalities
  • Company retreats in great locations - we have at least two per year in places like the French Alps and by the Spanish seaside
  • A really lovely office in central London - we’re right by Tottenham Court Road, and close to the bars, theatres and restaurants in Soho and Fitzrovia
  • Pool, ping pong, foosball tables and tournaments, morning yoga and an ever-growing number of active clubs (you can set up your own!) - such as climbing, chess, cycling, football, running, boxing, etc
  • Regular novelty perks such as free massages, which can be proposed by anyone in the team
  • Plenty of drinks and snacks in our office kitchen
  • Cycle-to-work scheme for great value bikes
  • Company-wide talks with internal and external speakers