Sniffer is looking for a freelance graphic designer to support a collaborative project on climate change adaptation.


Together with Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), North East Scotland Climate Action Network – Climate (NESCAN) Hub, North Highlands and Islands Climate Hub and Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN), Sniffer is developing a Climate Change Adaptation Route Map. This Route Map will be a simple and practical resource that community groups can use to help them adapt to the changing climate. We are now looking for a freelance graphic designer to support the development of the Route Map.

The role

The main purpose of the role is to work with the project partners to produce a Climate Change Adaptation Route Map. As part of the contract you will be required to:

  • Take part in a briefing meeting shortly after commissioning
  • Work with the Project Coordinator on developing the information architecture (translating the written contents from the Route Map team into visual form) of the Route Map
  • Participate in a Route Map co-design workshop (with partner organisations and other stakeholders)
  • Produce the final Route Map by 30 November (TBC and may be extended)


A short (ca. 10 pages) interactive PDF and a print ready poster. The main users of the Route Map will be community groups and voluntary organisations, hence the emphasis is on producing accessible, engaging and informative resource.

Skills, knowledge & experience

We are looking for a designer who enjoys helping teams to visualise complex topics in an accessible, fun and creative way. Essential knowledge & experience include:

  • Graphic design skills (in particular, producing educational products/materials;)
  • Information architecture skills (in particular, experience with creating products with organising, labelling, navigating and searching for information in mind)
  • Information visualisation (illustrating and making information approachable) 
  • Supporting user/customer journey workshops to refine the product
  • Good time management and ability to stick to agreed deadlines
  • Good communication skills – being able to communicate ideas to the team and work with feedback
  • An interest in climate change and community work
  • Optional: web-design skills


Our starting budget is £3000 however there is flexibility if needed.


We are looking for someone who can start immediately and work with us between now and December 2022 on a jointly defined timeline. 

Location: Scotland / remote

How to apply

Please email your CV, a paragraph on why you would like to do this work, your portfolio/link to it and a quote as one PDF file to the Project Coordinator Iryna Zamuruieva via [email protected] by 18 September


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