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Graphic Designer

Location: North East

Salary: £25,000 to £30,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169191

We are looking for a talented hands-on designer looking to develop their skills and experience within a dedicated, lively team to produce industry leading print catalogues, marketing emails and ecommerce websites.

If you’re looking for a stretching role within a busy team (who by the way love cake!) have a passion for learning, and endless enthusiasm for making things better this could be the role for you!

The role is a 50/50 mix of both print and digital design, with a focus on producing seasonal 80+ page catalogues and supporting print materials including magazine ads, posters, and leaflets. When not in catalogue production you will assist in creating fresh and engaging email marketing campaigns, all of which are designed to drive sales, retain, and grow an existing customer base.

As part of a collaborative design and marketing team you will also be involved in the ongoing evolution of existing websites. You will also work alongside the development team in designing new additional sites for commercial partners. Each brand you work with will have their own unique and strong personality and as such you should be able to work to brand guidelines, as well as assisting in developing them further.

Essential Experience & Skills

  • Creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense

  • Ability to develop a creative tone of voice for our communications

  • Self starter with commercial awareness

  • Ability to multi-task and work cross-brand

  • Understanding of branding, brand image and identity for multiple brands

  • Ability to provide quick turnaround working under time pressures

  • Ability to translate briefs and work to guidelines

  • Demonstrable portfolio of strong layout, typographic and digital skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite on Mac OS

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant or agency experience

All the usual Mac skills apply; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign - some experience of Dreamweaver would be a real bonus.

Desirable Experience & Skills

  • Experience of print design, print process and print finishing

  • Artwork & Photography reprographic skills

  • Design for mobile and tablet devices

  • Fundamentals of UX/UI design

  • Experience of working with eCommerce and conversion-focused web design

  • Writing SEO-optimised copy

  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS & Web Design principles

  • Understanding of CRM/email sending and deliverability

  • Understanding of technical and visual requirements behind HTML/Multipart email

  • design and coding

  • Understanding of ethical and natural focused brands or marketplace will be a strong advantage

If this sounds like the next step in your career, then apply today and a member of our team will be in touch!