Lead Designer

Recruiter
Harvard Associates Ltd
Location
Birmingham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2019
Closes
25 Jul 2019
Ref
1209773757
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
"A fantastic opportunity to work for a reputable and prestigious organisation who can offer genuine career progression and development."

Lead Designer
Based: Birmingham
Salary: £24-28k D.O.E.

Job Purpose:

  • To create digital and print assets/graphic artwork for internal clients across the brand portfolio.
  • Creation, collaboration and ownership of asset creation for multi-channel usage.
  • Shape and deliver material to grow our audiences, increase attendances and improve brand equity.
  • Design and deliver content for internal, commercial and 3rd party use.
  • To be the first and main point of contact for all visual design requirements within the business.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Junior Designer to deliver required artwork, designs and assets, adhering to briefs, budgets and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with multiple stake-holders across all design and content requirements, including website, social media, press & media, industry publications and magazines, corporate and company exhibitions and events.
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Ensure all work is delivered to the highest standard, adhering to brand guidelines.
  • Provide advice and expertise on how to visually deliver marketing and sales messages throughout the business.
  • Line manage and mentor Junior Designer, implementing short- and long-term objectives and goals for their development.
  • Improve the frequency and quality of our brand and marketing communications.
  • Be a brand guardian and be involved in the development of the businesses brands.
  • Understand and liaise with external partners, including photographers, Account Managers and printers.


Key Skills and Experience Required: Essential

  • 3 years' experience in an office or agency based graphic designer role.
  • BA in Graphic Design or similar subject.
  • Highly skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Understanding of digital content development and delivery.
  • Understanding of marketing, communication, media and social media.
  • Understanding of finalizing artwork for commercial printing, including large format.
  • Ability to create work in various media for a broad range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of web design and online publishing platforms such as WordPress.
  • Ability to understand design objectives and take on constructive feedback
  • A strong design portfolio is essential and will be required at the interview stage.

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