Integrated Creative Designer

London, UK | Job Posted 05/05/2017

We are looking for a designer who feels comfortable dealing with both internal stakeholders and clients at the same time. Must have excellent communication skills and fit within a dynamic, agile and vibrant team of Creative Designers and Communication Consultants.

 

 

 What you will be doing:

  • Creating, managing and delivering creative design and artwork for the Communications department 

  • Managing production throughout the lifecycle of the creative project, liaising with printers, digital agencies, freelance designers and internal stakeholders

  • Successfully delivering own tasks/activities or as directed by Creative Manager

  • Liaise and build a relation with the client, designers and consultants to identify and execute the creative brief to the client satisfaction (external or internal)

  • Work to a budget defined in hours, being able to deliver on time without compromising the quality, managing a workload of several projects and clients simultaneously

  • Create and produce design projects to a high standard and be responsible for the design brief including liaising with the Creative Manager or Senior Creative Designer and requesting advice, proof checks or stage development meetings where necessary to ensure it answers the brief and always before final approval/delivery

  • To understand and work within brand and corporate guidelines where relevant

  • To create and develop internal benefit and/or HR branding and all deliverables requested for its roll out

  • To research and develop new creative digital products that are effective as communication channels and engaging as communication tools

  • To create already established digital channels such as responsive websites, blogs, HTML coded emails, augmented reality campaigns or interactive video

  • To share the knowledge and train the rest of the team on new technologies and digital software

  • To use your experience and knowledge to identify and resolve design, artwork and print challenges

  • To communicate progress at every stage of the design and artwork process for the smooth running of work and planning schedules

  • To provide the business with best value by estimating and managing time accurately ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality

  • To produce dummies, mock-ups and presentation boards to a high level of finish for internal and external presentation

  • To take responsibility for continuous personal development and learning, helping to identify objectives and opportunities for skills development

  • To make available detailed project notes to assist in the smooth handover of work during a foreseeable absence.

  • Track record of producing quality, creative designs for multiple clients

  • Excellent time management skills and experience in working under pressure to strict deadlines across multiple projects

  • Multi-disciplined with good interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A good level of understanding of data management for print production

 

We are looking for a PINK Person with:

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Premiere, Muse, Edge

  • Online publishing such as Word Press and similar

  • Advance HTML and basic/intermediate coding skills

  • Microsoft office suite

  • A portfolio demonstrating a diverse range of both print and digital based work and clients

  • High typography and layout skills

  • Accuracy – in everything

  • Close attention to detail

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • A team player who is able to adapt and support the Communications team

  • Ability to explain in an articulate manner, the thinking and rationale behind the creative

 

If asked to interview, the candidate should bring examples of work.

What you can expect from us:

  • An open, fail-friendly and fun environment.

    We reward our people for living our values and contributing to our business through a variety of benefits and perks:

  • Birthday day off.
  • Yoga, Zumba and fitness classes with a personal trainer
  • Free fruit in every office - yes, we all love cake – and there are many talented Thomsons bakers –but we want to encourage you towards your 5-a-day too!
  • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenges
  • A spending account for you to spend on the things you decide are important
  • Pension, Life and medical insurance

 And the list goes on!