(MDXSU) Graphic Designer – Web Design


Middlesex University
1 Month
4 Hours per week
Smart Casual




This job is part of the Middlesex University Students’ Union’s Community Placement Scheme and is only available to current students of Middlesex University. The scheme has been established to ensure students are paid London Living Wage (£10.55) to put your studies or interests to use practically on placements whilst helping the local community. The scheme is designed to boost student employability and increase collaboration within Barnet and beyond.
We would recommend visiting www.mdxsu.com/community-placements before submitting any applications.

Organisation description

The Living Wisdom Project is a start-up social enterprise that aims to provide a single shared well-being platform, by the community, for the community, that will help individuals who seek to sustain and improve their own wellbeing and those in their families and communities who provide care and support.
Through a pilot in Barnet, LWP is partnering with Middlesex University to provide a single online platform that centralizes wellbeing best practice on a broad range of topics, linking disparate silos of expertise and allowing users to prioritise their next steps and track their progress.
Creative input will be required throughout the placement, focusing on deciphering an overall aesthetic for Living Wisdom Project’s website. You will be responsible for creating the webpage, using a basic web design platform. You will upload relevant material to the website from time to time, setting time aside throughout the placement to show the Living Wisdom Project team how to effectively maneuver the site. You may create any designs necessary to create an effective and aesthetically consistent site. You will be fully credited for all creative work produced during the placement. From time to time, you will be required to check on the social media accounts to engage with any clients who respond to the content.

• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
• A sense of awareness, and being open to learning about mental health related topics
• Confidence in creative input to designing website/ online content
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and plan a workload effectively
• Experience and skills in graphic design and competence with the Adobe Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
• Creative and resourceful when creating promotional material
• Competence in using appropriate software
• Proactive and determined
• Flexible approach to engaging with a small team


• Experience in similar roles desired but not essential
• Basic marketing knowledge
• Illustration skills
• Experience in digital content production & utilising social media
Middlesex University
How to apply

Please note the deadline for this application is 3rd October. Please upload your CV to this application, and send your portfolio to communitypartnerships@mdxsu.com alongside a cover letter answering the following questions (300 words max per question):
1. Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement?
Demonstrate your skills by giving examples from your previous roles and describe how this experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills listed. Please refer to 'experience and skills' section.

2. Why is this experience important to you?
Tell us about how this role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Talk about your aspirations for the future and how you think this placement role could benefit the community, as a result why it is important for you to be involved.

3. Are you currently a student at Middlesex University? If so, what course and year of study are you undertaking?
Candidates will be shortlisted based on cover letter and portfolio.

Further Information
We will be completing the shortlisting process as soon as possible following the closing date, and aim to let you know as soon as possible. Please note however that due to the number of applications that the students’ union receives for placement opportunities, we are unable to offer personal feedback on applications. If you need any additional information or if you would like to speak to someone about your application please contact the Community Partnership Coordinator, Sally Bernard, at s.bernard@mdx.ac.uk or 020 84115009.