OMG we're hiring! design awesome reqd


Chris Applegate

We’re looking for a generally awesome graphic designer to join the team here at We Are Social towers, to work alongside our resident coding genius Chris (as seen above – please don’t let the fedora put you off), designing and building cutting-edge conversation platforms (blogs, online communities etc.) for our clients – you can see some recent examples of our work in this area here, here, here, and here.

You’ll be a recent graduate of a graphic/multimedia design related degree, perhaps with a year or two’s worth of experience in the industry on top. You’ll have a portfolio that makes Smashing Magazine’s collection of ‘50 beautiful blog designs’ pale in comparison.

Not only will you be shit hot with Photoshop, but you’ll be an expert in turning your designs into elegant and compliant CSS and XHTML. You’ll be a dab hand with WordPress, not only being able to design and build themes but also happy setting up, configuring and maintaining installations.

In an ideal world, you’d also bring one or more of these things – experience with BuddyPress or being comfortable with PHP and MySQL, or you might be an accomplished video editor with experience of turning hours of footage into a polished two minute short, or you can create entire visual identities from scratch.

Just as importantly as the above, you’ll be passionate about social media in all of its forms, probably running a blog or two of your own, and spending way too much of your free time on Facebook and Twitter. You’ll also understand the commercial context of your work, being comfortable with the principles of branding, information architecture, usability, user experience design and designing for community.

If you’re successful, you’ll be joining a growing team of people from a variety of backgrounds who are entirely focused on innovative, creative and effective social media marketing and communications – and are having a lot of fun along the way.


Desirable (1 or more):

If the above description sounds a bit like you, please drop us an email with an introduction to you and why you belong at We Are Social, attaching your CV and a link to your portfolio. We’re interested in seeing how you currently use social media so remember to include links to your blog, Twitter, delicious and other profiles…