Innovation Designer
In a world more volatile and complex than ever, innovation cannot just come from linear thinking and incremental changes - it needs new perspectives and bold moves. This is why Spark Works was founded. We help large organisations become self-sustaining innovators. An increasingly complex world demands radical perspectives, new practices and a flexible culture of innovation that evolves with your needs. There are three reasons to innovate: growth, transformation and sustainability. Spark Works provides you with the human-centred solutions your organisation needs to embrace change, and maintain a competitive advantage.
We are looking for a passionate innovation designer to support and enhance the company’s innovation & design activities. As an innovation designer, you will work on projects that span across different industries and scopes, always at the intersection of business innovation and visual design. In the middle of an interdisciplinary team, you will be involved in various ongoing client and internal projects to challenge the project teams with a designers mindset and support the creation of project outcomes through comprehensible storytelling, clear structures and engaging designs. In addition, we are looking for a motivated personality who is willing to bring in their own expertise and interests to add value to the team. In this way, we offer an opportunity to build on existing skills and experience and gain a diverse insight into user-centric innovation.
Your responsibilities
    Challenge and enhance client projects by joining our teams sporadically to bring in a designer’s perspective
    Structure and visually design project materials like proposals, presentations, documentations and rapid prototypes
    Join ideation sessions to brainstorm concepts solving real user needs
    Support internal design and communication activities where needed
    Proven work experience (2+ years) in a company environment
    Training/knowledge in methodologies such as Human-Centred Design, Design Thinking and agileconcept development
    Min. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in visual communication or related fields
    Storytelling skills are an asset
    Professional level in Adobe Software (InDesign; Photoshop; Illustrator), Figma and presentation software like keynote, powerpoint and google slides
    We expect excellent knowledge of English and German with fluency in speaking, reading & writing (as you will be working on German speaking projects sometimes)
    Additionally you are proactive (bring in ideas & initiatives), action-oriented and autonomous, pay attention to detail, learn quick and are a team-player
    A company which shapes social change, business innovation and technology applications with a human-centred approach
    Our open-minded and multidisciplinary team has flat hierarchies and is characterised by ambitious individuals, diverse competencies and supportive collaboration
    We aim for an open and dynamic work culture based on personal initiative, teamwork, direct feedback, continuous learning and experimentation
    With us you can experience different sized projects with clients from the private and public sector, across various industries and topics. It never gets boring

    Looking forward to hearing from you :)
    Ideally located in Berlin (remote in Germany tbd)
    Pleas send us your CV and a short cover letter in PDF format to with 'Innovation Designer 2022' in the subject line.

    We look forward to meeting you!
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