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Position Description Graphic Designer

Role Title: Graphic Designer

Role Reports to: Senior Graphic Designer & Client Manager

Reporting to this Role: N/A

Functional Relationships: Chief Executive, Service Development Manager, National Manager Operations,
Research Manager, Corporate Services Manager, Kaumtua, Event Manager, Strategic
Sponsors.
Purpose and Primary Goals of the Role: To excel in Mori contemporary design across a range of mediums.

Overview: A talented graphic designer is required to join Te Rau Design. As part of our in-house
studio, based in Wellington, you will collaborate with diverse areas of the business to
deliver quality design outcomes across our portfolio.

Your work will encompass a range of tasks including innovative branding projects and
daily corporate design tasks. As a result you will need to be as motivated in assisting
with new concepts and thinking outside the box, as you are with updating existing
design projects and publications.

This role would suit a recent graduate or entry level graphic designer with a passion
for exciting and innovative, design and print. Your portfolio should demonstrate a
proven capability in brand development and collateral design, excellent typography
skills, excellent Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills as well as a high level of
attention to detail.

The position will require skills in animation, art/fine art, communication design, digital
media, multimedia systems, web design, photography, print and digital media
management.

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A portfolio of work is requested with a focus on the use and application of Mori
contemporary design. This is a permanent full time role based in our Wellington
offices.

About Te Rau Matatini


Te Rau Matatini is a national Mori health and disability workforce development organisation which has been operating since
2002. Our focus is on nationally navigated locally led solutions to Mori health and health workforce requirements. We
enable this by supporting Mori Health Leadership, designing innovative workforce solutions, delivering culturally relevant
workforce training and responding to the needs of Mori communities through innovative service design and research. Te Rau
Matatini also provides a number of scholarships to build and strengthen the Mori Health workforce.

Te Rau Matatini is contracted by Health Workforce New Zealand, within the Ministry of Health, as the national centre for the
Mori Mental Health and Addiction Workforce.

Our focus is to:

Foster the strength of Mori health leadership through the implementation of the Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation
Leadership Programme
Implement dual-competencies into training curricula, career pathways, scope of practice and professional development
programmes
Promote the early recognition and appropriate intervention of mental health in other health and broader whnau ora and
primary health sectors
Extend health training and career pathways for Mori in nursing, whnau ora and primary health sectors
Promote and award workforce scholarships and bursaries for Mori mental health and addictions workforces
Support Mori Health research and development
Ensure all Te Rau Matatini workforce solutions are accessible at the front-line, in areas where it is challenging to recruit or
retain, and areas that are regionally responsive
Work with the other key sector organisation to encourage networking and collaboration both nationally and internationally

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Te Rau Matatini is also a leader in Mori Suicide Prevention, and also provides training and support for the Mori Public Health
Workforces. In August 2011, Te Rau Matatini became a registered private training establishment (PTE) trading as Te Hau
Mia.

Te Rau Design, a specialist Mori contemporary design studio, has also been established within Te Rau Matatini. This studio
focuses on enhancing communication, promotions and training materials for use within Mori communities.

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KEY RESULT AREAS: GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Key Result Areas Critical Tasks (CTs) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
(KRAs
Graphics Design In conjunction with the Senior Graphic Create designs or a set of design options for
Designer, manage and/or contribute to the clients that are consistent with the agreed
graphic design process for each assignment conceptual approach, engage the target
audience, reflect the organisation involved,
Liaise with internal and external clients to are culturally appropriate, aesthetically
ascertain needs for each assignment and pleasing and visually stimulating.
ensure clients needs, aspirations and desired
outcomes including cost parameters are Organise and/or oversee the conversion of
clearly understood designs to print, eg, banners, posters, covers,
brochures, letterhead, or web-based media.
Provide expert advice and guidance during the
concept design and development stage and Ensure graphical designs for internal projects
ensure client expectations are clearly are consistent with a Te Rau Matatini look and
understood and are accurately reflected add value to the project.

Apply a consultative, dual competency Ensure designs are completed in a timely


approach to design development and consider manner (allowing for drafts, reviewing and
the development of Te Rau Matatini resources feedback of designs submitted).
from the point-of-view of the target group.
Therefore you may be required to provide
rationale on the designs produced.

Relationship Establish and maintain positive relationships Ensure communications with key stakeholders
Management with key internal and external stakeholders are consistent with Te Rau Matatini policy.
that effectively support the objectives and Effectively manage internal relationships.
enhance the reputation of Te Rau Matatini

Planning/teamwork Contribute to the development of the annual The planning process is well informed through
TRM business plan for the Operations team. meaningful contributions.
Work collaboratively with colleagues in the
interests of TRM.
Quality Comply with and contribute to TRM quality All documentation and processes comply with
Management management system and processes where the quality system (PTE and ISO accreditation).

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Qualifications and experience
creative flair the ability to balance work on several projects at a time
a strong visual sense good team working skills
originality flexibility
strong computer skills (The Adobe Suite) ability to take criticism
strong artistic skills a matter-of-fact approach when ideas or designs are
confidence, to present and explain ideas to clients and rejected
colleagues Preparing rough drafts of material based on agreed brief
the ability to grasp client needs and consider practical Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if
solutions required
the ability to pay attention to detail Liaising with external printers on a regular basis to ensure
deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest
quality
Tertiary qualification or ability to demonstrate relevant
experience
Proficiency in the use of Adobe CS3 or newer, including
InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

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