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Africa Health Organisation - Illustrator



Details of the Charity:

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

We are looking for a talented Illustrator to create original pieces of artwork for print and digital publications and infographics and charity videos. For this role, you will collaborate with the Director to make sure you grasp and sketch out their charity needs to attract their audiences. If you can use your creative skills to turn messages and ideas into appealing illustrations, we would like to meet you. Ultimately, you will create illustrations that meet quality standards under ambitious deadlines. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare rough drafts according to requirements
  • Combine hand-drawing and painting with digital media to create complete illustrations
  • Refine designs with illustration software
  • Use various colours, graphics and effects to better visualize each concept
  • Format images using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Apply isometric techniques to add perspective to complex shapes
  • Ensure that printed illustrations meet quality and colour standards
  • Brainstorm with the Director to come up with new ideas, patterns and styles

Health Topics for illustration

The following Health Topics will be used to create illustrations: Aging, alcohol, antimicrobial resistance, antiretrovirals, blood donation, breast ironing, breastfeeding, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child health, climate change, cholera, diabetes, Ebola, epilepsy, disability, depression, hepatitis, immunisation, mental health, nursing, among others.

Skills Required:

  • Studying degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant qualification
  • Proven work experience as an Illustrator, Graphic Designer or similar role
  • Demonstrable portfolio of completed illustrations
  • Hands-on experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Solid knowledge of image editing and digital sketching software, like Photoshop, Indesign and Adobe Illustrator
  • Drawing skills with an attention to detail (both by hand and digital pen)
  • Strong aesthetic and conceptual skills
  • Ability to collaborate and meet deadlines

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Free accredited training and certificate
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on the HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?