Graphic Designer

London (Central)
£30,000 - £39,999
05 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Automata’s mission is to democratise robotics. We create the tools that empower people to automate physical work they should no longer have to do.

But who is this for? Isn’t automation solved already?
Glad you asked. Automation isn’t solved - far from it. Even in factories where automation is prolific, only 1 in 10 automatable tasks is automated. The rest of the work is done by people - sometimes in inhuman conditions, often for minimum wage, and its always menial. And such physical work isn’t just limited to factories - it's all around us - even in our homes. This is what we’re solving. The challenges that lie ahead of us are unprecedented, and the impact they will have is even larger. The tools we make will redefine what it is to work, and they are for everyone.

And we go all the way in making these tools - we do our own hardware, mechanical, electronics, firmware, front-end, back-end and control system. We even designed our own gearboxes. We’re not easily fazed. We get excited by formidable challenges and take them on if it makes sense. If you can relate to that, you’re in the right place. Read on.


As a Graphic Designer at Automata, you will be instrumental in developing the design of our state of the art robotics programming software product, Choreograph.

Working closely with our incredible software team and in-house designer, you will lead on the design of Choreograph’s look and feel. You will represent complex ideas through clean, functional, design, facilitating and encouraging our users to engage, learn and explore.

This role is a rare opportunity to develop your knowledge of software and robotics - using your design skills to make robotics programming accessible to everyone.

What will you be doing?
Designing the front-end of our robotics programming software product, Choreograph, including the creation of any assets and new deployments within the software
Working closely with the software team to review the current software platform, creating a concept which delivers continuity across the software in a thematic way
Produce icons, graphics, and marketing materials
Representing complex ideas as simple, clean and easy to follow
Assisting with the design of 3D concepts/ visualizations
Some input around the design of our website

What you will bring to the role?
Excellent skills in the Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects & Photoshop
A strong design portfolio highlighting your appreciation for clean design
A love of drawing/sketching and knowledge of typography
A passion for problem-solving, design and UI/UX
The ability to quickly visualise your ideas
Diagrammatic ability - taking an idea and turning into a diagram quickly
Experience with rapid iteration of your ideas and the ability to communicate these iterations to technical and non technical team members
Comfortable working with employees at all levels in the business
An ability to work autonomously and independently

Bonus points:
Experience in 3D Environments Software such as 3DS Max / Maya / Cinema 3D or similar
Basic understanding of HTML and CSS is a bonus
Previous experience designing in a software product environment

Why us?
Work with a talented, passionate, and diverse team of humans (and robots) democratising robotics and creating the future of work
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews, a company backed pension scheme and attractive share options after you pass your probation period
The right technology setup for you to succeed in your role; laptop, monitors, software licences, robot assistants etc.
Flexible working hours
Company sponsored cycle to work scheme
Access to a free pantry at the office, providing breakfast, healthy snacks and a truly vast variety of hot and cold beverages, oh and we’ve got an ice machine
On Fridays we enjoy a team lunch all together, provided by the company
Friday afternoon beers (and the occasional tray of donuts, if the lunch was too healthy)
Social clubs organised by the team (run/climb/salad - suggest something new!)
Broaden your knowledge of the world and your specific areas of interest through the Automata Book Club

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