Hiring junior graphic designer with an eye for photography

October 2021

Who we are

We are a design-led creative studio based in Glasgow and Porto eager to help brands transform the world. We support organisations with all things design, branding strategy, web design and advertising. We work across different media and industries while nurturing our love for art and our care for society. We are a collective of designers, strategists and storytellers known for our multidisciplinary approach, eclectic backgrounds and forward-thinking that drives us to create unique and meaningful work.

The Role

As a junior member of the team, you will actively support a variety of exciting international projects, from concept through to creation, working closely with more senior members of the team. At Studio Aaviz, attitude is as important as experience and skill set for us, as we look to build an enthusiastic, driven and entrepreneurial team.

Even for a junior position we’re looking for talented people with passion, potential and ambition who can grow into the role to become a valuable member of the team.

Who You Are

  • Completed professional training or degree in Design or equivalent
  • Must have a keen interest and skills in design and photography with knowledge of  Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and After Effects;
  • Create artwork assets for use across multiple channels including social media, print and others;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
  • Strong graphic design skills: understanding concept creation, branding, layout, colour theory and typography in both print and digital media;
  • Review raw photographs from all photo shoots for retouching and amendment;
  • Take art direction from senior creative team members and present a range of design solutions to briefs set;
  • Be up to date with trends, movements and theories not just about design but society, technology and the world around us;
  • Have understanding of user digital experience and interaction to be applied to web design and mobile applications;
  • Be part of strategy and concept creation process, doing research, benchmark and creating moodboards;
  • Be organized, able to self-manage, follow through with projects with tight deadlines, knowing when to prioritise.

We know you probably don’t have much work done for big brands and other agencies, and there is no problem about that. Send us a portfolio full of strong conceptual work, with design and photography as the focus. Don’t be afraid to show us the ‘boring’ stuff too. Understanding that you can set up a catchy copy for an ad is as important as showing that you’ve got a mind full of creative ideas.

Cv & Portfolios: hello@aaviz.com — CLOSE 

A place where the impossible becomes possible

March 2021

We’ve all felt, in one way or another, the tough times since last year’s pandemic outbreak. Hopefully, it won’t be for much longer but we feel that, in order to stay motivated and creatively in shape, we need to do something to keep us active. We really miss the creative process that is made together, and those moments when someone shares the most unusual ideas, random facts, or just a piece of unrelated daily news that cracks a laugh. So we came up with an initiative for creatives of all ages and backgrounds: The Impossible Brief.

We know we are not alone; there is a creative in every one of us. So we devised a place where creativity has no boundaries and where design has the power to make the impossible become possible. It comes as an escape from the real world; a place where creativity can come in all shapes and sizes and with no right or wrong answers. This place is a series of challenges based on imaginative and bizarre stories that serve as briefs for the creation of unexpected artistic responses.

In the spirit of the project - there are no rules. You are invited to create anything, it can be a logo, campaign, artwork, zine, series of photos, posters, images, a t-shirt, drawing, badge, story, 3D piece, sound piece, video or something else. It can be used as a game, an exercise, a school project or just for fun.

We are committed to helping the world become a better place and we think creativity is a good place to start. If you feel the same or just want to unplug and have a bit of fun feel free to share and take this idea forward by submitting your ideas to our made up briefs.

visit the-impossible-briefs.com for more information. 

How our studio rebranding became a typeface about us 

January 2021

2020 was definitely a year of reinvention and at Studio Aaviz we felt it too. Reinventing is something that we are very used to doing for our clients, so we saw it as a simple job, but it revealed to be a bigger challenge than we thought. It is something easy to say but definitely hard to do, and even harder when you are doing it for yourself.

We understood that the most important asset of the studio was its people, so if this typeface was going to be a symbol and statement of our Studio, it needed to be an expression and an exhibition of ourselves. We envisioned a re-branding that would state not just our artistic style but ourselves as people. This would be our chance to really embed ourselves in our work. So we decided that not only one, but several, creatives would be taking part in this job, where we focused on the main characteristics of our studio being the diversity of culture, expertise and backgrounds. We chose different words that best represented ourselves as individuals and produced corresponding characters with paint, ink, vectors or any other medium. By mixing these individual characters together, we created a synthesis of all of our personalities. 

We based our new typeface on the fluid, serifless Agrandir. It proved to be the right foundation for a design leveraged on a variety of shapes, being organic but also contemporary. This typeface would be an archetype of the diversity of our studio and would be the fuel for the movement of social and cultural change we set ourselves to be part of through our work. Our goal was to bring designers with very different skills and worldviews together, hoping to create a hybrid typeface that was balanced and relevant, and would best describe ourselves, our studio and our work. We managed to create a versatile typeface, blending shapes and forms, that can be comfortably used in most applications ranging from headline posters to pattern styles.

Finally, one of our most prized learning outcomes was that we can successfully use typography to show emotion, philosophy, activism, and have a lot of fun in the process.

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