Junior Graphic Designer

Summary

A junior graphic designer is a graduate with a degree in a relevant subject or an individual with some relevant work experience, or both. At this role level, you will:

explain design decisions

work collaboratively

have a responsibility as part of a service

work independently after being given direction by more senior designers

identify user issues and important needs

Work Activity Components

Title Details
Web usage data (Level 2) In response to general requests, obtains and analyses web site usage data from web analytics software, server logs or other sources, and presents it effectively.
Web pages and site (Level 2) Creates web pages, and tests and corrects coding errors using relevant tools and techniques.

Behavioural Skills

Title Details
Customer Focus Understanding the needs of the internal or external customer and keeping these in mind when taking actions or making decisions.
Creativity Taking innovative approaches to problem solving and/or devising inventive and creative solutions.
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.

Technical Skills

Title Details Depth
Application Development Tools Software tools which automate or assist part of the development process. Familiar with
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. Familiar with
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. Familiar with
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
Systems Ergonomics and Iterative Design Iterative methods and techniques to allocate and optimise the division of functions between the human, machine and organisational elements of IT systems and the functions themselves in terms of ergonomic impact. Systematic and iterative design of the physical and cognitive interfaces to create an effective user experience in a software system, product or service with attention paid to variety of locations and access devices employed by users. Aware of
Information Architecture Methods, techniques and technologies for ingesting, securing, processing and using data and information within and beyond an organisation. 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
Data Handling The ability to harvest, clean, curate, manage, process and manipulate data in a variety of formats. 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.
Usability Evaluation Techniques Methods and techniques for the assessment of IT product usability, accessibility and health and safety throughout the lifecycle of development projects.
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.

Professional Development Activity (PDA)

Title Details PDA Group
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
Team Working Undertaking learning and practice in the techniques of team and collaborative working. Gaining an understanding of the underlying concepts. Developing Professional Skills
Communications Undertaking learning and practice in oral and written communications, including report writing and presentation. Developing Professional Skills

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

Working Communicating between the technical and non-technical

You can: communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders support and host discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics be an advocate for the team externally, and can manage differing perspectives

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Community collaboration

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

Working Community collaboration

You can: contribute to the work of others motivate and empower teams create the right environment for teams to work in, and can identify the best team makeup depending on the situation recognise and deal with issues

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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.

Working Digital perspective

You can: demonstrate responsiveness to changes in technology, adapting your approach accordingly make decisions to meet user needs in the government context understand the importance of assisted digital and can design services and make decisions to meet user needs

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Evidence- and context-based design

Working Evidence- and context-based design

You can: generate and test multiple solutions to a problem

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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.

Working Prototyping

You can: understand when to use a specific prototyping technique or method show the value of prototyping to your team

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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.

Working Prototyping in code

You can: write HTML and add new tags

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Strategic thinking

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

Working Strategic thinking

You can: work within a strategic context and communicate how activities meet strategic goals contribute to the development of strategy and policies

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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.

Practitioner Tools and software

You can: use software proficiently, quickly and fluidly use shortcuts and tricks, and know what not to do choose appropriate technology and outputs, for example, paper size and weight

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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

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Working within constraints

Web performance optimisation involves improving the efficiency and speed with which web pages load in a browser.

Awareness Working within constraints

You can: understand the value of policy, legislative, regulatory and operational constraints and can find the simplest, shortest and fastest solution for users

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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