Graphic Designer

Employer
Foundry
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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DescriptionFoundry are looking for a senior/graphic designer to come on board and help shape and direct the Foundry brand, both internally and externally. You will be passionate about brand and design already, with ideas about how we can further bring the brand to life across multi-channel touch points including, but not limited to, web, social, video, sales collateral, case studies, articles, webinars and events.As a brand evangelist and advocate, you will influence from the ground up - challenging and questioning when we go off brand as well as push us to always reach the brand's true potential. You'll bring in fresh creative ideas that have inspired you from your pure love for all things brand and design and inject that into everything you do from a simple social graphic through to a visual video storyboard!You will have a strategic ability to look holistically at the brand and make proposals and decisions on what will deliver the best results to help Foundry build brand metrics such as awareness, consideration and brand love.This role will sit in the broader marketing team, within an in-house content creative team. Working in close collaboration vs in silo with other members such as copywriters, web developers, email marketers, social media managers and field marketing teams is critical for success in this role. If you are the type who likes to work in isolation and get on with your own projects, this role is likely not for you as you will be expected to input and contribute to shared team plans, goals and deliverables.The role is remote working at present, which may change as the company evaluates the situation in the near future.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Responsibilities:Reporting to the Senior Content Producer, you will be the voice of Foundry's visual identity. Responsible for generating all marketing imagery, both internal and external, your days will be full and plentiful! The role sits within the Media and Entertainment arm of Foundry, with occasional support to both the Digital Design team and wider business, and touches on four of our primary products: Nuke, Katana, Mari and Flix, as well as generating content for our live and online events, thought leadership articles and video/animation requirements.The role is varied and fast paced. On one side of the scale you'll be resizing imagery for articles and creating banner-sets for Product releases, somewhere in the middle you'll be responsible for Foundry's presence at some of the largest industry events, and right at the other end you're working on Foundry's Brand Identity, our Visual Guidelines and how they are interpreted in our more strategic projects.Specific examples include:Create and manage imagery for digital marketing campaigns, with final outputs on web, social media, traditional article templates, white papers, technical product launches, print and video/animationMaintain and update Foundry Brand Guidelines, Asset Library, Doc and Presentation templates - with autonomy to adjust and take these in a direction as you see fit in collaboration with the Senior Content Producer and Brand DirectorThis role will be the company's only design resource but at times where needed, briefing, managing and executing projects with a team of third party agencies and contractors will be necessaryWork with the Marketing team to implement the Content Strategy, research and evaluate success of Foundry marketing activities, and track effectiveness of creative effortsAct as project manager across all content generation, from conceptualization in developing a brief, pitching presentations to get stakeholder buy in, overseeing the progression of the creative work, through to output and disseminationWork as part of a creative team, operating as Foundry's in-house agency, collaborating with copy writers, web designers, email and digital experts, video producers and social media managers to provide the right results on time and to a high standardBe a Brand Guardian and leader when it comes to all things design and creative. We want someone to live and breathe Foundry's style and ensure we remain not just consistent, but continue to evolve and improveIn 'normal' circumstances, the role would oversee a Design Intern that rotates year on year. They help and assist with the smaller jobs and depending on progression, typically start to work on some of the larger projects. At present, this has been paused with a view to reevaluate at a later date.RequirementsUnparalleled knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Knowledge of Premiere and After Effects is beneficial, but not essentialAttention to detail that never misses a beatImpeccable time management and project management skills, with the ability to calmly handle multiple different projects with varying stakeholders, deadlines and levels of complexity that chop and change as we go. Ability to be agile and work with degrees of unknown ambiguity is critical as we are a complex matrix business with many products across many industries.Strong stakeholder management is a must, as well as the ability to articulate complex design challenges to members of the direct Marketing Team, and wider members of the businessThe role occasionally touches on client and customer management, so a professional approach and business acumen is also neededBenefits25 days holiday + bank holidaysPension scheme & life assuranceHealth cash plan & medical insuranceSeason ticket loanCompany's social eventsBeer O'Clock FridaysGym DiscountsLearning & development plansFoundry's discount & saving schemeJob SummaryID: B788F6ED4EDepartment: ["Marketing"]Type: full time
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