If I were to go into graphic design as a career option, I would probably start off as a Junior Designer. A Junior Graphic Designer will lay out pages, draw logos, redraw logos, rework text, perform color corrections and overall take on the basic duties that help them get to know the ins and outs of graphic design. A junior designer will often work on multiple aspects of one project but will take on only one or two tasks at a time. In general, they have a degree in graphic design and have zero to two years’ experience. Designers in this position will often be considered “junior” for up to two years or longer to begin to build a portfolio. However, designers don’t necessarily need to move on from this position during their career.
I found this job via designweek.co.uk that outlines the role better. It seems to me that they are looking for some one new to working yet already have all the on the job experience, I may be able to use my previous career as a USP against other graduates applying. However, they are asking for people to be proficient with the whole Adobe Creative Suite, and that’s not me. I think I’m pretty good at Indesign and Photoshop (although with Ps I seem to learn something new everyday), but I don’t have anything to benchmark that against. As for Illustrator, I’m on chapter 4 of the dummies guide and I still refer back to the previous chapters to remind myself how to do things. There’s also not a chance in hell that I’ll ever get a chance to look at 4D and 3D modelling software, but appreciate that that looks pretty specific to the Lotus F1 Team needs, but there probably will be specialist packages or skills for every job, such as web design, coding, apps, mobile devices…
I was pleasantly surprised at the salary for this post. I thought it look pretty good for a starting salary.
Basically, what I need to do next year is improve my Adobe Creative Suite skills.
Lotus F1 Team is a professional motorsport outfit currently competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Since first entering Formula 1 as Toleman Motorsport [1981 – 1985], the squad has since competed under the banners of Benetton Formula [1986 – 2001], Renault F1 Team [2002 – 2010], Lotus Renault GP  and Lotus F1 Team [2012 – Present].
The Team are on the search for a Junior Graphic Designer who can work closely with the Creative Manager. The ideal candidate should be proficient in the usual programs and across all media from brand, print to digital, but, most of all bwe a creative thinker, bursting with ideas! This position would ideally suit a junior designer or recent graduate. Candidates must have formal training in a design field to HND or degree level.
Candidates will need to be a team player who can come up with creative solutions and a portfolio demonstrating strong technical and creative ability.
Experience and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. Knowledge of Cinema 4D or another 3D-modelling software would also be desirable.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate and race team projects in a unique teamwork driven and highly motivated environment and will be required to work independently, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
To apply for this position, please click the Apply button or apply in writing with current CV, three samples of recent work and quoting job reference (Ref: LF1-MAR1) number to:
Lotus F1 Team Ltd