Graphic Design Manager

£38000 to £45000 per annum
14 Jan 2013
11 Feb 2013
Jonny Robson
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Creative, Design
Contract Type
Full Time
A well know fashion retailer is looking for Graphic Design Manager to lead a small design team. The designer will provide creative and commercially effective ideas for print and online home shopping campaigns, multichannel promotions and brand marketing material, and to take these ideas from concept to completion.

Person Specification

Excellent creative skills, able to develop, lead and inspire great marketing communication
- Excellent IT skills with solid experience of In Design and Photoshop; used to working with Excel and PowerPoint
- Good knowledge of e-commerce, particularly digital channels creativity
- Experience of planning/managing/art directing photo shoots
- Strong leadership skills
- Operate effectively in a fast-paced environment, able to adapt to change and redefine goals as necessary
- Ability to effectively manage a number of projects/responsibilities simultaneously
- Experience in a results-focussed retail and direct marketing environment
- At least 5 years commercial experience
- Experience of managing a graphics department/team

Tasks & Responsibilities

- Studio Management (currently team of 2 graphics)
- Manage outsourced design and artwork - creative agencies and/or freelancers
- Manage photo shoots (approximately x8 per year x2 of which overseas)
- Lead, support and encourage graphics team to be the best they can be
- Create effective concepts and solutions for all multi-channel design requirements
- Proactively use supplied competitor research and historic sales analysis to create effective print and digital marketing communications, striving to push the brand forward and increasing sales
- Work alongside Multichannel Marketing Director and clothing Design Director to gain full understanding of marketing objectives, clothing collections and create visual seasonal plan for on and off-line marketing
- Approval of all artwork completed by graphics team and management of circulation to other areas of the business to gain their approvals where necessary
- Approval of all pre-publication proofs of material created by graphics team
- Support and assist off site creative agencies where needed
- Communicate effectively with all areas of the business in order the graphics team has what it needs to create and complete its projects to the best of its ability

If this position is something you would be good at send your CV and Portfolio to Jonny at Blue Skies.
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