Whether we like it or not, Microsoft Office requirements are not uncommon across in house studios, government studios (especially in regards to accessibility documents) and even in some design studios who have corporate clients. My own first hand experience is that many designers may have some experience with Microsoft Office but are reluctant to share that for fear that they may end up with more of it. For those that are willing to do that kind of work though, it can often prove to be a worthwhile string in their bow to promote.
When it comes to Microsoft Office, I tend to find that it can often fall into one of two camps; those that are more creative than technical, and those that are more technical than creative. I'm open to hearing from either, especially if you walk that fine line between the two.
Additionally, you may have experience in Word or PowerPoint or Excel, or perhaps you have experience across all three.
It's important to qualify here that I am only keen to hear from people who have intermediate to advanced level skill. In the past I have had people tell me that they know how to use Word but on further investigation, their experience was pretty much 'cut and paste'. If you don't know how to create a template or a presentation deck, then your level of skill may not be at the level we require.
For PowerPoint creatives, I'd like to see that you have experience with:
* the creation of multiple slide presentations, either working from scratch or implementing an existing design.
* an understanding of embedding in video and audio (and their limitations).
* an understanding of slide transitions and animations.
* an understanding of how to create a master template.
As a side note, I'm completely open to hearing from those people who have experience with Keynote as well.
For Microsoft Office freelancers, I'd like to see that you have experience with:
* The creation of, or working with, existing templates in order to make changes
* Working with headers and footers
* Creating and applying styles
* Creation of master templates
* Understanding of Macros
I'd ideally like to see a folio with examples of work as well, whether it be tender documents, templates, PowerPoint presentations, presentation decks, etc.
If you're interested in being considered for these opportunities, then email across your most current CV and up-to-date folio that showcases suitable examples to email@example.com. As suitable opportunities come in, I'll be in touch to explore if they might be of interest to you and go to through the next steps.
Please note that this is only open to Australian residents or people with appropriate Working Holiday VISAs. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only reply to those that meet the ad requirements.