In House Graphic Designer

Recruiter
Jenrick Commercial
Location
Chiswick, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jul 2019
Closes
27 Jul 2019
Ref
1197714108
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Graphic Designer, Up to £35,000 + Benefits, Chiswick, Lovely company with an amazing culture.

Overview of the role:

The Graphic Designer will be part of a global marketing team that is transforming the visual communications of this highly respected, 30 year-old global business.

The successful candidate will work as the brand owner for the organisation and leading a mix of creative projects to support and implement the company's recent rebrand.

Your goal will be to create impactful designs that capture and promote the company vision - from communications (digital and print), to collateral (marketing documents and events) to the graphic design for presentations and other formats.

Experienced print and digital skills are essential, as projects include (but not limited to) design for online and print collateral, proposal materials, presentations, website, digital ads and other imagery to support corporate identity, across channels.

The role is predominately print, desktop publishing and digital design, although experience in photography and interactive design are beneficial, but not essential.

This role is ideal for a creative individual, who has either worked in house for a professional services firm or an agency, where clients represented this industry sector.

Role responsibilities:

- Working with multiple stakeholders to support the business objectives and requirements of the project
- Understanding and interpreting stakeholder briefs
- Attending business meetings to discuss expectations and desired outcomes of design
- Estimating the time required to complete a job and planning the delivery of designs
- Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and by developing interactive designs that present the brand in a modern and professional way
- Create visual aspects of marketing materials, websites and other media, including infographics
- Support video content production, creating and editing graphics requirements as necessary.
- Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to stakeholders
- Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work
- Working with printers, external consultants, photographers, web developers and marketing specialists
- Ensuring that design work is aligned with new brand and tone of voice
- Working with creative colleagues such as the Digital Marketing Manager to support online campaigns and pay-per-click ad development
- Design / production and update of standard and bespoke presentations for client events, client program deliveries and internal meetings
- Creation and maintenance of factsheets, redesigning graphs, charts, etc.
- Develop and compile internal / external presentations and maintain corporate slide decks
- Collate a library of graphics and corporate photography and manage addition of material to image libraries

Requirements:

- Graphic Design qualification and experience
- A University degree (or other certifying body) in Graphic Design or Fine Arts
- Ability to design / edit artwork using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software
- Proficient in Mac Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and Microsoft tools, with strong capabilities in MS PowerPoint and Word
- Passion for typography, print design and print processes, including layout, materials and methods
- Proven ability to present concepts through visuals and artwork (print-ready artwork files to digital platforms)
- Sophisticated, high-end design style (color and composition) with impeccable attention to detail
- Ability to follow brand guidelines and existing brand styles meticulously
- Experience communicating with and managing external printers
- Demonstrable examples of print-based and digital work
- Agile and flexible working style with the ability to be self-directed, manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
- Excellent organisation, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Team player with a strong sense of accountability and positive attitude

Core competencies and skills:

- Excellent skills in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create visual designs
- Innovative and able to create designs which meet different business objectives and audiences
- Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and WordPress templates
- Excellent skills in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Office
- A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
- Working knowledge with film editing software is an advantage

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