Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Job Reference: TL/HQ00054425

Location: Chiswick
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£32000 - £35000 per annum
Sector: Design & Creative

Posted 14 days ago

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
 

Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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