Wanted - Graphic Designer for Kwani? - Position Filled

Written by Kwani · June 14, 2008

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern / Assistant
Reports to: Arts Director, Kwani? & Special Projects Editor & the Managing Editor
Reporting to this position: N/A

This is a generic job description which is intended to describe a range of duties at Graphic Design Intern level across Kwani Trust. The scope of the duties are not intended to be exhaustive nor are they intended to infer that every post holder will be required to carry out the full range of duties at all times. The post holder will be expected to undertake any of the duties included in this job description, as instructed by the Arts Director, Kwani? & Special Projects Editor and the Managing Editor

Job Description

• To serve as Kwani Trust’s Graphic Design Intern/Assistant in coordinating graphics / images
aspect of Editorial projects and their delivery
• Coordinate the production of Editorial and other projects by maintaining contact with printing
houses and ensuring that all products produced fit Kwani Trust’s specifications. Further, to act
as interface between the Finance department and the said printing houses
• Create and distribute images specific to Kwani Trust’s brand identity : book stands, event
posters, brochures, business cards, Kwani Literary Festival merchandise ( laptop bags, etc)
• Liaise between the Arts Director and other departments, and assist with the creation of
images and design concepts for the Kwani? anthology
• Serve as the 1st point of call for any enquiries requiring the Graphic Design department’s
attention and coordinate the department’s activities as they relate to all other departments

This position will have to work closely with other Kwani Trust departments; in particular the Editorial Department, in order to synchronise activities and therefore create better synergy between The Graphic Design and other departments. The post holder will carry out all Design-related administrative and secretarial duties as required. This will include the recording of departmental budgets & costs, weekly task lists and team updates, weekly updates reported to the Managing Editor, quarterly reports, assembling and circulating design-related material as required.

The Graphic Design Intern/Assistant will further be involved with the design and creation of merchandise for distribution at the Kwani? LitFest in August 2008. You will first work as a trainee for a paid trial period of 3 months to grow into a full-time Graphic Design Assistant’s position.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Graphic Design
• Create Kwani Trust Branding Merchandise: Book marks, Brochures, Staff business cards, Kwani
LitFest job tags, etc
• Conversion of ideas from Editorial and other departments into images and graphics
• Creation of stand designs for media stores
• Creation of marketing promotional material as per briefs from the Marketing Department
• Archive all past Kwani? Anthologies, other book titles and promotional material layouts and files

Kwani Literary Festival (KLF)
• Design all publicity material for the Festival and coordinate the printing and delivery of these
and other required materials

Goonj Archive Project
• Liaise with key Goonj project coordinators and ensure delivery of all Kwani Trust material as per required format

Events• Open Mic & Sunday Salon monthly events
• Record short clips from both events on a monthly basis
• Provide Sunday Salon Ny team with monthly updates ( images and audio)
• Liaise with our events photographers in gathering material. Further, develop a system for, and
archive all event photography, promotional material and past journal layouts and files

Production
• Systematic uploading of all material scheduled for production to Kwani Trust printers in India
and provision of instructions to the same, ensuring all printed material meets Kwani trust
specifications
• Liaise with local printers for specifications and timelines for the completion of production of all
merchandise printed locally
• Act as interface between The Finance Department and Printing houses
• Liaise with Finance Department on the shipping and delivery of book titles and other products

Administrative
• Serve as liaison between Graphic Design and other departments (Marketing & Sales, Finance, Communications & PR, and Administration). Additionally, act as first line of contact for inter-departmental projects, all Kwani Trust administered projects and all writers & stakeholders
• Maintain a weekly log on all design-related activities and report regularly to the Managing
Editor on all activities
• Handle the design and production aspects on Kwani Trust projects that emerge from the
Editorial Department
• Co-ordinate within the Design department all commercial projects
• Update the Kwani Trust website with images on a weekly basis
• Act as liaison for all printing jobs and report to editorial team on progress

Knowledge & Experience
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: Listening and persuasive communications
skills, with the ability to clearly articulate ideas and concepts to a range of different types of
people, both internally and externally
• A passion for edgy design and an ability to incorporate innovative technologies coupled with
excellent design sensibility and conceptual thinking
• Relentless attention to detail, a gifted eye for aesthetics, and the ability to quickly grasp and
distill highly complex matters are all crucial
• Intimate knowledge of relevant industry tools : Adobe Photoshop, flash, CSS and Illustrator,
among others
• Ability to work autonomously while communicating progress regularly to Editorial team

*DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 21, 2008.
**Please email CV to: a.wachuka@kwani.org, with “Graphic Design Application” in the subject
box

Comments

11 Responses to “Wanted - Graphic Designer for Kwani? - Position Filled”

  1. karanja on June 20th, 2008 8:26 pm

    Hi
    jus seen your post for a graphics designer, i am one and would like to post my cv to your org.
    i am in the informal sector and my day to day job would not allow me to work full time but i would like to work together with you guys.
    my field is mainly printing and design, i am based at keekorok rd off kirinyaga rd.
    tel: 0722 542543
    regards
    karanja

  2. hirday jayaraj on June 21st, 2008 6:13 pm

    Greeting,

    I am a graphic designer and I specialize in compiling book works in InDesign, kindly go though my site which is under construction but you may check the flair of my work, I would like to be associated in any project with your esteemed organization.

    Will await your response and comments and seek an opportunity to serve you with our best of services in creative aspects.

    Regards
    Jayaraj

  3. ken muiruri on June 23rd, 2008 8:09 pm

    Hi,

    Am Ken a graphic designer, with experience in the field and in similar capacity in other institutions I’ve worked for. Am sure with the right support from the other departments and colleagues we would achieve alot at kwani. I’ve sent my CV n hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards
    Ken Muiruri
    0721960599

  4. Daniel on July 3rd, 2008 4:44 pm

    Hi,saw your advert tho quite late,am a lover of graphic art and i do alot during my free times for free and also as a side income source,am a specialist with Coreldraw ands also free hand,i would like to be involved with KWANI and pass my talent to others.

  5. Richard Kopar on July 7th, 2008 11:37 am

    Hello,
    I’m a talented young man and very interested in the graphic design internship.
    I’m currently sitting for my final exams as a BA student in Communication & Media Technology at Maseno University until 18th July 2008. Please check out my CV posted at:
    http://www.bestjobskenya.com/richiekopar.html
    Thank you.

  6. David on July 28th, 2008 3:01 pm

    Hi, I hope the position has not been filled. I am a graphic design with a wide experience. I have worked for major companie ie colourprint Ltd, Go places Magazines (Now Leisure and Travel). And also for Roots Graphic (Ethiopia). I am good in Graphic and coordinations upto to printing/final product.

    Regards

    David
    _cell phone 0722960692

  7. zahirul kabir on November 13th, 2008 6:07 pm

    i m interested to build my careear with an well estublished organization like you.
    i hv 9 years working experience as a computer graphic designer.

    please contact with me

    best regards
    zahirul kabir
    0088 01815408233

  8. mohsin alam shaikh on December 12th, 2008 4:46 pm

    i want to work with you
    i believe in freedom design
    i do all types of graphics design
    plz give me one chane
    then i show how much talent in me

  9. umesh on December 29th, 2008 2:21 pm

    UMESH CHAND

    618A/2, Shankar St., Vishwash Nagar, Delhi - 110 032
    Phone: 093128 96479
    E-mail: umeshchand@gmail.com
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Area of Interest : Graphic Design

    Career Driver : Professionalism In Whatever I Pursue

    Educational Qualification : Bachelor of Art (BA)

    Professional Qualification : i) 3 months course in Computers with complete knowledge of
    Hindi/English typing from “ICE”

    ii) 6 months course in Graphic Designing
    from “Hi-Tech Computer Centre” Delhi

    iii) 1year course in Web Designing from “Zap”

    Softwares Known : Photoshop, Corel Draw, Page Maker, Illustrator, Quark
    Express, Corel Trace, Photo-Paint, HTML, JavaScript, Gif
    Animator, FrontPage, Flash, Dream Weaver, Premier,
    Freehand, MS-Office, Corel Capture, DOS, Some Knowledge
    of Network and Computer Hardware, Software
    Troubleshooting etc.

    Experience : Presently working with the Gitanjali Group (Nakshatra, D’damas,
    Gili, Asmi), as a Sr. Graphic Designer. In this capacity, I designed
    various collaterals like Corporate Identities, Brochures, Product
    catalogues, Posters for events & exhibitions, ads and invites.

    I also worked on the 2 magazines the group launched, Luxury
    Connexions & Home Dressings and its website pages.

    (A) Worked with NIILM-School of Business, Delhi
    (A subsidiary of Rai Foundation) as a Sr. Graphic Designer for
    5 years. I designed the Corporate Logo for the School,
    Brochures, websites (nsb.in), newsletters, ads for magazine &
    newspaper and other collaterals.

    (B) Worked with Jagsun Technical Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.
    (A subsidiary of QUEBECOR WORLD Pioneering in
    Printing Technology) as a Sr. Graphic Designer. Here I
    designed ads and collaterals for various companies that
    advertised and partnered with us.

    (C) Worked with “GdiSoft (India) Pvt. Ltd.” as a
    “Web Designer” for 1 year. Designed websites for
    gdisoft.co.uk, restaurantslist.co.uk, uproar.co.uk,
    radnar.com, radnar.co.uk, modernleisureway.co.uk,
    modernleisuerway.com, modernleisuerway.com,
    malhigroup.co.uk, hotelslist.co.uk etc.

    (D) Worked with “Profad Ltd.” (Chennai based ad agency) as
    a Sr. Graphics Designer for 2 years. Worked on accounts like
    HECL, AEPC, CII, DCM Datasystem, HZL, AIM etc.

    (E) Worked with “Adacs” as Graphics Designer for 3 years. In
    this capacity, I worked on HTA, Everest & Anthem`s Color
    Layouting, correction & artworks.

    The accounts I worked on here Reebok, Pepsi, Ladakh
    Tourism, Cavenders, Pan Parag, Red & White Cigarettes,
    OCM Suiting, India Today Plus, Rotomac, Maurya Sheraton,
    Maxima Watch, JK White Cement, Surya Hotel, Maggi etc.

    Additional Skills & Accomplishments : i) I have handled various print & production jobs and
    have complete knowledge of pre-press and post
    production of four colour printing.

    ii) I also worked with FCB Ulka & Rediffusion Dy&R
    initially where I was trained to handle high pressure
    jobs with accuracy and creativity.

    (Umesh Chand)

  10. Kishor Tandel on April 4th, 2009 12:04 pm

    KISHOR TANDEL
    Mobile: +91 9924777112
    E Mail: design_aditigraphics@yahoo.com

    Seeking a Sr. Graphic Designer job with a growth oriented organization

    Professional Profile
    ? A dynamic hard working professional with 15 years of experience in Graphic Design, Photography Offset Printing, Screen Printing Marketing and Exhibition
    ? Demonstrated abilities in expanding market, brand building, generating new business and targeting the potential customers.
    ? Proficient in exploring & developing new markets, new products, appointing channel partners, accelerating growth and achieving desired goals.
    ? Adept in prioritizing and carrying out multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining accuracy.
    ? Skilled in managing teams to work in sync with the corporate set parameters & motivating them for achieving business and individual goals.
    ? An effective communicator with good presentation skills and abilities

    The Professional Forte’
    Sales and Marketing
    ? Running the sales and marketing operations & accountable for increasing sales growth & driving sales initiatives in order to achieve business goals.
    ? Identifying prospective markets, generating business from existing products for achieving business targets.

    Business Development
    ? Conducting competitor analysis & competency mapping for keeping abreast of market trends and competitor moves to achieve the market share metrics.
    ? Maintaining relations with customers to achieve repeat/ referral business.

    Customer Relationship Management
    ? Managing customer centric operations & ensuring customer satisfaction by achieving service quality norms.
    ? Attending to clients’ complaints and undertaking steps for resolving them.
    ? Interacting with the customers to gather feedback regarding production satisfaction.

    Team Management
    ? Can handle complete Printing Press and Graphic Design Studio
    ? Creating and sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities and ensures / motivates high performance amongst the team members.

    Career Contour
    From 1984 working As a Head of Graphic Designer in ADITI GRAPHICS, Baroda.
    Supervision in Printing Press for Quality re-production
    Key Deliverables:
    ? Brand identity, Logo Design, Litrature Design, Packaging, Book work, Annual Report & other
    ? Achieving target and business goals consistently.
    Key Deliverables:
    ? Handling the Client Relationship Management.
    ? Organizing and delivering presentations and trainings on PT Education products at different universities.
    Key Deliverables:
    ? Handling product sales, negotiating terms and managing the production of sales and promotional literature.
    ? Organizing presentations in the big corporate houses.

    Academia

    Diploma in APPLIED ARTS in M. S. University, Baroda, Gujarat, India.

    Projects and Seminars during Academia

    ? Attended a Seminar on ‘Corporate Governance’ by Chairman of Amul, & Vasudhara Dairy

    IT Skills: Coral Draw, Photoshop, Power Point, and Internet applications.

    Extra Curriculum
    ? Student Training Programmed in M. S. University of Baroda

    Personal Dossier
    Date of Birth : 1st June, 1960.
    Address : 11, 12 Sahitya Bungalows, Vasana Road, Bh. Taksh Complex
    Baroda-390015, Gujarat, India
    Phone (Cell/Home) : +91 9924777112, +91 265 6507118
    Languages Known : English, Hindi and Gujarati.
    Marital Status : Married.
    Nationality : Indian.

  11. JACK ODHIAMBO AGUTU on May 5th, 2009 4:09 pm

    I am Jack Odhiambo Agutu I have done Graphics Design and I have a strong passion to work with you.

    I have done the following Graphics packages,web design, Networking and any other programming stated below.

    Softwares Packages : Photoshop, Corel Draw, Page Maker, Illustrator, swish
    Corel photo paint , Corel Trace, Photo-Paint, HTML, JavaScript, vbscript
    Animator, FrontPage, Macromedia such as Flash, Dream Weaver,fire fox

    I have a support from my vast knowledge and experience in this area of specialization.

    I therefore hope that this application will appeal to you and job guarantee.

    thanks alot

    Jack Odhiambo Agutu

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