Associate Graphic Designer

Summary

As a trainee in an entry-level position, working under supervision, you need aptitude, potential and an understanding of the role.

Work Activity Components

Title Details
Web pages and sites (Level 1) Creates simple web pages, and tests and corrects coding errors using relevant tools and techniques.
Web usage data (Level 1) In response to precise instructions, obtains and analyses web site usage data from web analytics software, server logs or other sources and presents it effectively.

Behavioural Skills

Title Details
Attention to Detail Applying specific quality standards to all tasks undertaken to ensure that deliverables are accurate and complete.
Verbal Expression Communicating effectively using the spoken word.
Written Expression Communicating effectively in writing, such as reports and via emails.
Teamwork Working collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal.
Customer Focus Understanding the needs of the internal or external customer and keeping these in mind when taking actions or making decisions.

Technical Skills

Title Details Depth
Application Development Tools Software tools which automate or assist part of the development process. Aware of
Database Software Software that enables the user to capture, create, populate and manipulate data structures and where appropriate unstructured data. Aware of
Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) Graphical human/computer interfaces that facilitate effective communication between human operator and computer. Aware of
Programming Languages A set of codes and syntax (supported by software tools) that enables the unambiguous translation of specified functionality into source code for the creation of computer programs. Aware of
Graphic Design The creation of graphical designs that are appealing to the viewer, appropriate to the material and the commissioning organisation and that project the desired 'presence'. Aware of
Information and Data Visualisation/Presentation The ability to visualise and present information and data in an appropriate format that helps stakeholders understand the significance of the information and data. Aware of

Other Skills

Title Details Depth
Legislation Relevant national and international legislation. Aware of

Training

Title Details
Human Factors Techniques Methods and techniques for understanding human needs and limitations and for designing usable, accessible and ergonomically sound systems. Examples: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) approaches and iterative design methods and accessibility. Recognising ever evolving user expectations for use of a variety of access devices and locations and opportunities for environmental savings e.g. reducing office space, travel, etc.
Security Awareness Tools and techniques to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches and for IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate risk.
User Interface Design Principles, practices, tools and techniques for user interface design and the creation of graphical user interfaces that make user interaction with systems, software, and applications as simple and efficient as possible.

Professional Development Activity (PDA)

Title Details PDA Group
Participation in Group Activities Participating in group activities inside or outside of the working environment that can assist with the development of interpersonal skills. Broadening Activities
Job Shadowing and Special Assignments Undertaking temporary periods or secondments in other roles, inside or outside IT, particularly those that offer a new perspective on own function or exposure to other environments and cultures. Broadening Activities
Gaining Knowledge of Activities of Employing Organisation Developing an understanding of the potentially diverse range of activities (service, governance, administrative, regulatory, commercial, charitable, industrial, etc.) undertaken by the employing organisation. Increasing Knowledge
Gaining Knowledge of Surrounding Technical Areas Gaining knowledge of IT activities in employing organisation external to own function. Increasing Knowledge
Involvement in Professional Body Activities Attending meetings, seminars and workshops organised by professional body and reading published material, such as journals and web content. Participation in Professional Activities

Organisational Skill Name and Description

Framework Skill Level
Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Agile working

Agile delivery involves encouraging teams to build incrementally, test and iterate their work based on regular feedback and other useful data.

Awareness Agile working

You can: show an awareness of Agile methodology and the ways to apply the principles in practice take an open-minded approach explain why iteration is important iterate quickly

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Communicating between the technical and non-technical

Awareness Communicating between the technical and non-technical

You can: show an awareness of the need to translate technical concepts into non-technical language understand what communication is required with internal and external stakeholders

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Community collaboration

Communication involves conveying information using the most effective medium and language for the audience.

Awareness Community collaboration

You can: understand the work of others and the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and feedback

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Digital perspective

Process optimisation involves ensuring your processes are accurately defined and capture the most efficient way to complete a task by monitoring modified procedures.

Awareness Digital perspective

You can: show an awareness of design, technology and data principles demonstrate engagement with trends in design and can set relevant priorities understand the internet and the range of available technology choices

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Evidence- and context-based design

Awareness Evidence- and context-based design

You can: show an awareness of the value of evidence-based design, and that design is a process

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Leadership and guidance

IT infrastructure involves ensuring systems and processes are available, adaptable, reliable and secure.

Awareness Leadership and guidance

You can: show commitment to agreed good practice for the team, teaching new starters and challenging substandard work by peers recommend decisions and describe the reasoning behind them identify and articulate technical disputes between direct peers and local stakeholders show an understanding of the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and feedback

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Prototyping

Project management involves understanding the life cycle of a project to achieve its objectives within the agreed parameters.

Awareness Prototyping

You can: explain what prototyping is, and why and when to use it understand how to work in an open and collaborative environment (by pair working, for example)

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Prototyping in code

Prototyping a service or product involves exploring, testing and sharing different concepts before committing to the final design.

Awareness Prototyping in code

You can: demonstrate a basic knowledge of how the internet works use tools and change text edit existing code and reuse it

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Strategic thinking

Strategy involves creating a plan to achieve a team or organisation's objectives.

Awareness Strategic thinking

You can: explain the strategic context of your work and why it is important support strategic planning in an administrative capacity

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Tools and software

Testing involves ensuring that requirements have been fully met by using appropriate tools and techniques to verify that a product or service works.

Working Tools and software

You can: use the most appropriate tools and software for a particular job

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User focus

User focus involves understanding the user needs to develop a detailed understanding of the problems that need to be solved.

Working User focus

You can: identify and engage with users or stakeholders to collate user needs evidence understand and define research that fits user needs use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes

Qualification Components

Title Awarding Bodies
FEDIP Associate Practitioner FEDIP - The Federation for Informatics Professionals

The Professional Body Responsible for this job family is BCS. This job role profile was created in collaboration with BCS, using Role Model Plus.

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