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Mid-weight / Senior designer

Job Description

We’re looking for a super brilliant mid/senior creative to join our team, you’ll be delivering high quality digital and print design solutions for clients across a range of sectors.

The ideal candidate is a confident and inspired creative, likes to learn, a people person, and has the skills to think both commercially and conceptually to bring projects to life through outstanding creative execution.

You must be a visual problem solver, you’ll understand how to dissect content and identify solutions to client challenges – in the most impactful, imaginative, innovative and relevant way. You’ll understand the importance of audiences, messaging and finding solutions that deliver real impact.

From a quick turnaround leaflet to a full-on branding or website project spanning months, we require an exceptional level of visual communication and quality of finish. Ideas, enthusiasm, energy and bucket loads of creativity are the main thing we’re looking for, but attention to detail is also essential.

In addition to strong layout, typography and digital skills, our new designer needs to be able to create supporting visuals including photo-real mock-ups, photo retouching/manipulation and animations for social media (beneficial, not essential).

Experience creating marketing collateral is vital, from brochures to social graphics and emails, event branding and advertising to mood boards.

What makes you brilliant?

  • Outstanding creative ability and a passion for design
  • Meticulous attention to detail – from pixel-perfect positioning to spelling and grammar
  • Diligently uphold brand guidelines with a strong knowledge of design standards
  • Proactively independent, with the ability to make well thought-out, creative decisions
  • Strong communication skills, not afraid to speak in front of clients and participate in presentations / meetings / pitches
  • A super positive, can-do attitude
  • Takes direction and constructive criticism well (no tantrums or egos here!)
  • Keeps up-to-date with creative trends and enjoys sharing with the wider team
  • Ability to focus on priority projects but can also deal with last minute requirements
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong sense of accountability and pride in your work
  • Great problem solving skills and the ability to think critically
  • Self-disciplined, proactive and unafraid of pushing boundaries

The technical bits

  • Minimum 4-5 years experience in a similar creative agency environment
  • Stellar knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven track record in visual identity design, branding, website design and marketing collateral design (eg brochures, annual reports, social media content, adverts etc)
  • Sound understanding of print processes and finishing
  • Thorough understanding of the artworking process and setting up print files
  • PowerPoint skills
  • Animation experience preferred (but not essential)
  • Video editing experience preferred (but not essential)
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this position, then please submit a full CV, design portfolio showing recent and relevant creative work and salary expectations to jobs@creativesponge.co.uk

This is a full-time position hybrid position and applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
We are currently working flexibly between home and in-office.

Please note we will shortlist suitable applicants as they apply. The role may close without prior notice – we have no application deadline. 

No agencies, thanks.