ATÖLYE is a 21st-century creative organization that embeds an award-winning Strategic Design Studio and an Academy within a Vibrant Creative Hub. Based in bomontiada, a historical beer factory, ATÖLYE fosters a fluid talent curation model that consists of a 150-person community. ATÖLYE’s work encompasses all facets of creative consulting including strategy, design, architecture, and technology. It provides these services through a unique modern network of practitioners.


Fueled by the diversity of its community, scarcity of its space, and the permeability of the whole system, ATÖLYE explores a new model for the creative services industry—one that may be called a “membrane organization.” With this system, ATÖLYE is able to offer a wide range of capabilities to its clients, all of which are centered around the core mission of addressing wicked problems and creating a positive impact.


In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined the kyu Collective. kyu is a collective of strategically curated creative businesses whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward.


About the job—Visual Communication Design Talent Trainee


At ATÖLYE, we’re working on human-centered strategic design projects that aim to create long term value. Each project marks a new chapter in our story; spanning the early research phase to the implementation of design practices such as service, product, and architecture.


Storytelling is a critical element of our processes. It helps us capture the essence of the work and communicate its meaning to multiple stakeholders locally and abroad. We are expanding our “Communications” team and looking for a visual communication designer who has experience in creative storytelling and creating compelling visuals.


Main Responsibilities


  • Working within the Communications team to contribute to the visual communication processes and needs of projects.
  • Developing ideas for visual storytelling elements that will align with the goals of the project and convey its narrative. These elements can be for printed or digital channels such as Keynotes, Google Slides presentations, motion graphics, infographics, GIFs, data visualizations, or any other relevant forms of visual content.
  • Creating visual assets for digital channels such as websites, newsletters and social media posts.




  • A portfolio of work demonstrating a strong foundation and varied skill set in visual communication design
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of graphic design, visual communication, or relevant areas
  • Experience with visual design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, etc.
  • Familiarity with presentation software such as Keynote and Google Slides
  • Illustration and motion graphics skills are not essential but would be highly valued
  • Professional proficiency in English


Preferred skills


  • An interest in human-centered design, design-oriented thinking, and bringing strategy into action
  • Having an optimistic attitude with the ability to embrace ambiguity
  • Motivation to interact with people on a daily basis to achieve shared goals
  • Willingness to learn using new digital and physical tools that will facilitate team communication and streamline processes
  • Confidence in communicating the thinking behind work


What do we offer?


  • An opportunity to work in an inspiring and dynamic environment as part of an interdisciplinary community
  • A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning

Visual Communication Design Talent Trainee