Visual Designer (0,8 - 1,0 FTE)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 11 Apr 2023

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Do you have a strong sense of aesthetics and the skills to convert an initially vague idea into a beautiful visual design? Do you like to brainstorm together with your clients and find the optimal solution between visually pleasing and functionally useful? Then look no further.

Our Innovation, Strategy and Policy team at Leiden Learning and Innovation Centre (LLInC) is looking for a:

Visual Designer (0,8 - 1,0 FTE) – Maternity leave cover until 31-08-2023

As part of the Innovation, Strategy and Policy team, you’ll focus on supporting LLInC and the faculties of Leiden University with visual designs and guidance on graphics. As our culture is hands-on and our operating language is English, we are looking for a proactive graphic illustrator or designer with fluent English language skills.

Key responsibilities

  • Creating new designs within the scope of an existing brand design system, keeping brand consistency across platforms;
  • Brainstorming with our clients and internal staff on design options;
  • Creating specific visualizations and infographics for educational content;
  • Providing visual assets for our animator and video editors;
  • Developing digital andprint workshop materials (PowerPoint presentation, posters, handouts).

Selection criteria

  • At least one year of applicable college level training in graphics design, or equivalent art school training;
  • At least one year of experience as in-house graphic designer, or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and Microsoft suite (PowerPoint, Word);
  • Experience with online design tools like Canva, Prezi and Animaker is a plus;
  • Animation skills are a plus;
  • Illustration skills are a plus.

Our organization
In January 2023, the Centre for Innovation (CFI) and the Higher Education department of ICLON merged into the Leiden Learning & Innovation Centre (LLInC). At LLInC, we use our talents and enthusiasm to support first-class education at Leiden University. Our multidisciplinary team of 50 professionals work closely with university lecturers on tools and techniques that make learning attractive, innovative, accessible, and inclusive. Our way of working is collaborative and creative. We are not afraid to experiment and take risks, and we prioritise solutions that have a positive impact on people and our world.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Terms and conditions
We offer this position for a period of half a year, to cover a maternity leave, until 31-08-2023. Salary range from €2960,- to €5439,- gross per month (pay scale 10/11) based on full-time employment, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Leiden Learning and Innovation Centre is located in The Hague.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information:

In this position it is possible to work partly at home and partly in the office (hybrid working). More information about Leiden University can be found at:

Enquiries can be made to Michiel Musterd, manager Data, AI & Media, e-mail

Information about Leiden Learning and Innovation Centre (LLInC) can be found at

Please submit online your application no later than 11April 2023 via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a cv.

Internal candidates will, in the event of equivalent suitability, be given preference over external candidates.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated

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