Junior Graphic Designer

Freelancer, Full-time · Amsterdam or London

Who we are

We here at TrendWatching are an international, dynamic and highly purposed team that guides, inspires and empowers business professionals to bring to market more sustainable and impactful innovations that benefit all, not the few. 


Founded in 2002, TrendWatching has become one of the world’s leading consumer trend firms, delivering Free Trend Updates to over 100,000 trend-driven professionals worldwide and offering a number of dedicated trend services.


We support and equip 100s of well-known brands and agency clients such as Adidas, Danone, Starbucks, TWBA and UNICEF with the most current and future-oriented trend intel to truly advance their purpose game and thereby have an impact. 


Additionally, with over 260,000 followers on social media, our message and information reach over 65 countries around the globe.

Your opportunity at TrendWatching

We are looking for a passionate Junior Graphic Designer in either Amsterdam or London to join our team and embark on an exciting journey with us to support and lead the movement to a more purposed economy.


In this role, you will design powerful, usable and lovable designs. On a day-to-day basis, as part of the design team, you will work with our Head of Design and Head of Products to align all of our design output and strategy; supporting all our design needs; supporting various cross functional teams and their projects. From beautiful illustrations to marketing collateral to web UX that has defined our brand for the last two decades. Always keeping things fresh!


If you love trends and meaningful innovation and feel that you are ready for the next step in your career, this might just be the opportunity to bring your game and improve in a muti-faceted design role.

Your responsibilities in this role
  • Supporting the design of our core services; working closely with our senior designers, product managers, developers, and other stakeholders

  • Translating design needs, briefings and ideas into design assets that are fresh and in line with TrendWatching’s brand identity

  • Supporting Marketing, Sales, Product and Customer Success teams to achieve their goals with beautiful illustrations and collaterals

  • Creating web assets for different elements of the company, such as our website, SaaS products and related communications

  • Supporting the design needs of new products and content launches 

  • Having a good grasp of current web design (UX/UI) best practices and principles (previous UX experience is a plus, not a must)

  • Producing design wireframes, prototypes and specifications

The ideal candidate
  • You are an enthusiastic and energetic individual with relevant background (degree in design or related or demonstrable experience) in digital and graphic design 

  • You have commanding capability of the Adobe suite 

  • You have a strong portfolio with examples of modern and unique illustrations 

  • You have a good understanding of typography, layout, hierarchy, and design trends

  • You are a great communicator and with excellent English and solid project and time management skills

  • You have basic knowledge in After Effects and motion graphics

  • You have gained some experience in prototyping and UX design tools such as Figma/Adobe XD (or previous experience in Invision Marvel) which will be a plus

  • You feel and act purposed: caring deeply about sustainability, equality, well-being and transforming businesses into a force for good

  • You perform best in a cosmopolitan, driven and entrepreneurial environment

What's in it for you?
  • Competitive remuneration (depending on experience and capability)

  • Fast-return times on your ideations → testing

  • Flexibility in work (we work both remote and together as a team)

  • Time and space to hone your skills and develop your career

  • Bragging rights for owning a complete range of portfolio of design at a leading trend firm

  • Actively contributing to a more purpose-driven economy and having an impact on people, glocally

  • An ‘Online Destination Playground’: having the freedom to play, learn and grow while turning your ideas into reality to reach our 100,000s of customers, subscribers and followers, worldwide

  • Being part of a fun team located throughout the world in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona and São Paulo

Details

Start date: Immediately

Duration: Ongoing

Reports to: Senior Designers



Sounds like you? Then please reach out to us and apply with your CV, cover letter and portfolio highlighting your three favorite websites and why. Only candidates who have completed these tasks will be considered — we want to get to know you. 

Our Chief Product Officer, Riz Razak, looks forward to hearing from you.


TrendWatching welcomes everybody to apply - regardless of their background, experience, abilities and perspectives.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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