Middleweight Designer

Job Description

  • Job Title Creative / design / arts & media


Report to: Head of Design

Salary: £25k - £35k

Hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm (however hours may vary due to projects and meetings)

Travel: Potentially National or International travel may be expected therefore a valid passport is required and the ability to be accepted for a US ESTA.

Term of Employment: Permanent with 3 month probation period.

How to Apply: Ensure you send your CV and sample portfolio through to talent@brandbrewery.co.uk

Summary of role

To support or manage design/illustration and brand projects from concept and strategy to art working, whether through your own design skills or by using other specialists when required. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Working on projects that bridge design, brand development, strategic communications, events, film and photography – juggling several design jobs at once.
  • They will have the ability to respond to briefs demonstrating original thinking and creative flair.
  • They will have strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite to be able to offer suitable design and branding results.
  • Be a designer across numerous projects with both the Accounts and Events teams. Requirement to help interpret the brief, deliver on milestones and act as key project team member.
  • Work with partner digital agency to produce websites etc by providing designs that they can then produce build and code etc for.
  • Regular and ongoing communication with our print and various production suppliers to ensure the process from design to delivery is managed smoothly in line with the project manager.
  • Setting clear copy and design checking procedures that are fed into lead time and deadlines.
  • Regularly turning design projects around in tight deadlines without compromising quality of work.
  • Being involved in pitching projects offering bold and innovative design solutions to meet the brief.
  • The role will require the Midweight Designer to adapt to and understand various client brand guidelines whilst also being able to create a set of brand guidelines when building a brand from scratch.
  • Providing design elements to editor for post-production projects.
  • At times managing other design professionals including illustrators and editors to answer briefs and see projects through from start to finish.
  • They will have exceptional attention to detail and a real sense of ownership as the projects can be fast paced and at short notice.
  • A great communicator is required, someone who understands how to engage with the wider team and keep the communication channels open.
  • Be articulate, confident and assertive in presenting work.
  • The ability to take initiative and work under pressure whilst keeping a cool head is essential. The environment can move from relaxed to fast paced extremely quickly.
  • Helping to develop the Brand Brewery brand.
  • Report regularly to team and project managers on projects.
  • Engaging and leading team with professionalism.
  • Attend training and development programs to increase skill set whilst also keeping abreast of industry trends.
  • Time and cost management of projects they are involved in – communicating clearly cost and time implications to the project manager.
  • Carry out industry research and help develop the brief with the project team.
  • Contribute to team discussions and brainstorms.
  • Present effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Supplier sourcing and management, when not working with pre-chosen suppliers.

Key Requirements

  • BA (Hons) minimum or equivalent in Graphic Design, Exhibition Design or similar field with 2 years professional experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Experience in artworking
  • Experience of HTML would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Knowledge of Vectorworks or Dimension would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ability to create impactful PowerPoint presentations.
  • High creativity in concept design skills.
  • Illustration or storyboarding skills are a bonus.
  • Strong research skills and an ability to spot design trends.

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