Visual Design Lead
Service Design Network - Cologne

Visual Design Lead

Visual Design Lead

Visual Design Lead

Please note! Only applications with the following documents will be considered:

  • Motivation-letter explaining why you are the perfect match for this position
  • CV including a description of your role within last jobs/projects
  • Proof of valid working visa in Germany
  • Possible start date 

About SDN

Service Design Network was founded in 2004 to strengthen the theory and practice of service design. As a predominately volunteer-driven organisation, we execute our mission through the content we create and share, the events we host, the communities we bring together, the awards we bestow and the outreach activities we undertake. Thanks to our ability to work conjointly with an engaged community of passionate professionals, academics and curious innovators, SDN is raising the profile and application of service design for the betterment of business, government and society at-large.

About the role

The Service Design Network is looking for an outgoing, self-motivated and independent Visual Design Lead for supporting our activities.  This is a part-time position (20h/week), and we look forward to all applications within the German country, preferably you are located in the Cologne area.

The Visual Design Lead will:

  • Support the digital marketing team, producing visuals for promotional communication.
  • Creation and edition of visual design templates for the HQ, Leadership team, SDN Chapters and boards to use independently (Canva and Adobe Suite).
  • Overview and manage the Visual Brand Identity. Support with the creation of official in-house documents such as the Corporate Identity Overview and the Company Playbook
  • Lead and support the creative process, as well as the realization and coordination, of the main company events identity, material design and promotional campaigns (e.g. SDGC).
  • Support the event team with the coordination of the on-site conference, concerning research and coordination with the print shop and handling of the printed material within the venue.
  • Visual databank management to enable transparent access to and re-usage of all visual media
  • Stay updated with current visual trends to improve the imagery of the promotional content.
  • Creating short videos and providing creative advice for the creation of diverse types of visuals.

Your skills

  • Safe handle of the Adobe Suit package (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere Pro), as well as Canva and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in working with websites’ backend.
  • Experience in working with the Wix websites builder.
  • Experience in monitoring the coordination of the creative process on platforms like Miro Board and Trello.
  • Safe handle of administrational Google programs (Drive, Calendar, Sheets).
  • Experience in coordinating communication within the team, as well as keeping contacts and supporting third parties for the realization of consistent designs.
  • Experience in reporting and drawing OKRs and bi-monthly reports.

If you are

  • are highly reliable and work independently 
  • able to maintain an overview while switching between different projects and responsibilities
  • a team player and willing to support your colleagues with other projects in peak times
  • a positive person who is willing to share ideas and opinions, and isn’t afraid of critique and compromise
  • interested in service design and related disciplines.

we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Our offer

  • You will have the opportunity to proactively shape the future of a growing global organisation by enhancing our offerings with your work and ideas.
  • Dealing with stakeholders all around the world, you will work with people of different cultures, communities and industries. And you will improve your knowledge of service design and related disciplines.
  • You will work with an open-minded, multinational team of motivated young professionals. The HQ team office language is English. We have regular meetings to share current development and to help each other. And we like to celebrate our success with seasonal team get-togethers!
  • You need to be located in Germany, preferably in Cologne. 
  • We are looking for someone available asap. 
  • Compensation is leaning to TVL labour agreement, with grading depending on your educational and professional background.


We are open to applications from all over the world. However, please keep in mind that a valid working visa and social security number in Germany are needed before applying. 

If you are interested, please send your application by December 15th, 2022 to Birgit Mager at mager(at) including:

  • Motivation-letter explaining why you are the perfect match for this position
  • CV including a description of your role within the last jobs/projects
  • Proof of valid working visa in Germany
  • Possible start date 

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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