Announcements – Hiring GRAPHIC DESIGNERS for 2022!

2022 Graphic Design Team Applications

Interested in gaining experience as a graphic designer in publishing a national, globally distributed literary and art journal? We are currently seeking Deakin graphic design students who would like to be involved in the production of the 37th edition of Verandah in 2022. If this sounds like you, check out the criteria below and email us:

  • Your CV/resume
  • A statement of your academic results
  • A short letter written by you responding to the key selection criteria, and telling us why you want the position, why you think you’ll be a good fit for the position, and what you hope to get out of the experience.

Please email the above to verandah@deakin.edu.au to be considered.

About Verandah:

Verandah Literary and Art Journal is a yearly not-for-profit, submission-based publication with a 36-year history! Verandah features a variety of works from established and aspiring writers and artists. Each year, the annual volume is produced by a team of Deakin students. That’s where you come in!

The Role:

Your role will be to create and design the visual aspects relating to Verandah 37. This may include branding, posters and other advertising materials, social media graphics, the assembly and layout of the journal and its ebook, and other ad hoc design requests from the editorial team. These positions are open to design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2022. The potential applicants should preferably have completed core Level 1 units in visual communication design (particularly ADV102 Typography), plus be enrolled in or have completed ADV202 Branding Design AND/OR ADD202 Design Strategies.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to work in a team environment – you will be in a team of 2 to 3 designers and will need to work together, alongside working with the editorial team.
  • Creative vision in relation to branding and marketing – Verandah is a not-for-profit business and marketing and advertising are key features in its operation. Logos, posters and a consistent brand style will be important in establishing the aesthetic for 2022
  • Skills in working to a given brief – the editorial team will detail assignments in design briefs, making their requests, requirements and deadlines as streamlined for you as possible.
  • Capacity to work on both typesetting and design of hard copy and e-publication – Verandah produces a printed copy and a digital copy of the journal each year. Working with the changes between mediums is essential.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills – a lot of important tasks require liaising with others.
  • The graphic designer should be able to work with the Adobe Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

What’s in it for you:

This is a volunteer position, but it is a fantastic professional opportunity. The Verandah 37 editorial team are your clients and you will play a big part in bringing their vision to life! This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience with print and web design, as well as the publishing and professional writing industry. At the end of the year, you will have a tangible, professionally published piece of work to add to your portfolio.

If you are interested there is also an internship option with Verandah – contact the Verandah chair Karen Le Rossignol karenler@deakin.edu.au if you’d like more details on internship positions.