CALLING GRAPHIC DESIGNERS / by Emma Barnaby

Eye Want Change (EWC) is seeking an enthusiastic and creative graphic designer to join the team this year.

What we do - Eye Want Change is a short film competition that aims to celebrate ideas, creativity and the positive impact that technology can have on reporting. Started by students amidst the cuts to the arts, Eye Want Change hopes to encourage others to think creatively about societal issues that interest them. Our main condition is that films must be shot on a smartphone or tablet, and relate to a social matter. We hope that the smartphone 'restraint' will produce works that place innovation and creativity above access to equipment, large budgets or technical expertise.

The #selfie generation is often given a bad name. We call on new filmmakers to reclaim the mobile phone through an exploration of how it can be used, and consider the ways in which new technologies have the potential to democratise the mainstream media. 

What we can offer you - As a small, young, non-profit, we are unable to offer any paid fees. However, your work will reach wide audiences, including well-known organisations and publications. So far, Eye Want Change has received recognition from the likes of Britdoc, PSFK, MUBI, Time Out, and other, and collaborated with the Tate Britain, the Homeless Film Festival, and Brainchild. Your designs will also be seen by our judges and other principal observers, which include Richard E. Grant, Nick Broomfield, and Charlie Phillips. Moreover, our social media reach grows each day: Facebook posts often reach thousands, and have been shared by contemporary cultural figures. So, if you're looking to expand your portfolio and profile, develop your CV and be part of an exciting new organisation, then we'd love to hear from you. 

Who we're looking for - Someone who is committed and enthusiastic, with a good knowledge of computer software, expertise in web design (or a willingness to learn it) and a genuine passion for social change. You are able to work independently, although must be able to meet strict deadlines and may be asked to work on more than one piece at a time. You must be able to meet with the Creative Director and/or the rest of the team in London on a bi-weekly basis. All of the current committee work on Eye Want Change alongside other commitments and therefor always try to be as accommodating to others' workload as possible. This also highlights the importance we place on a flexible approach when working within a team. 

How to apply - If you think this position is for you please send please send examples of your work (at least 2 but the more the better), a short description of your experience and a small paragraph on why you'd like to be a graphic designer for Eye Want Change to eyewantchange@gmail.com cc. christastengardgreen@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Good luck from, 

The EWC Team