Middle Weight Creative Designer

City of London
£25000 - £30000 per annum
07 Nov 2012
05 Dec 2012
Jordan Connors
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Contract Type
Full Time
To be a middleweight graphic designer, you specifically need: highly creative ideas, polished executions that meet our 'quality control' standards, strong attention to (design) detail, an eye for applying finishing touches and a high level of finessing.

He/she must be a fast worker and excellent at multi-tasking, with the ability to turn a project around quickly with no loss of quality whilst delivering to highest possible standards.

You need to show that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent communication skills… that you are able to challenge a brief… and to demonstrate that you have the talent to deliver fantastic creative ideas that are absolutely right for the brand and therefore engage customers!

You will need to develop distinctive ideas and executions (without looking for continuous direction / organisation from senior team members), and a significant amount of experience in presenting ideas and concepts.

Personal Traits

* Proactive, focused and ambitious
* Positive and forward-thinking
* Committed and hard working
* Highly creative thinker, excellent at idea generation and visualisation
* Effective communication and organisation skills
* Able to take on new ideas and direction
* Fast worker (excellent at multi-tasking projects) with a cool head under fire


* Polished / high quality executions
* Strong attention to (design) detail
* A keen eye for applying finishing touches + high level of finessing
* Ability to contribute towards creative teams' positive atmosphere
* Thorough knowledge of printing process
* Experience briefing photographers, illustrators, artworkers and retouchers

The job in more detail

* Fully conversant in Adobe Creative Suite - particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
* Excellent skills in typography, illustration, photography, layout, and idea generation are a must
* Ability to respond to any given briefs and to generate ideas (+ research into the relevant areas in order to bring new ideas to the table)
* Maintain a good level of communication with the Head of Creative / Creative Projects Manager on ideas, print costs and possible routes for development
* Ability, if required, to place orders with printers and suppliers and ensure a full print spec is given to ensure no complications or misunderstandings take place
* Ability to react quickly and efficiently to last minute briefs on tight deadlines, and to juggle / manage a range of projects - and your own time - effectively
* Areas that you must be able to work within are as follows:
- Product branding
- In-store graphics and signage
- Marketing campaigns and give-aways
- Promotional concepts
- Event invitations
- Direct mailers and postcards
- Labelling and trims
- Corporate literature, packaging to large format graphics
- Digital communications
- New ideas brought to the business