Mid-weight Graphic Designer

  • London  
    perm  
    £28,000 to 30,000 p/a  
  • Company
    Become Recruitment UK  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    9 August 2018  
    Posted on
    11 July 2018  

Rare opportunity to join one of Britain's art institutions and produce beautiful high quality print work.

Our client is looking for a middleweight designer to work with proposals writers and department specialists for tailored brochures, boxes/packs, coffee books and vanity catalogues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create individually tailored documents using brand colours, fonts and stock images - using Adobe CC (InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator) in a Mac environment;
  • Take ownership of the process of design corrections and the creation of print-ready artwork for text pages, dustjackets, covers, mock catalogues and other props, often to tight deadlines;
  • Work collaboratively with writers/specialists to produce a proposal document which meets both the expectations of the client and the specialist;
  • Receive feedback directly from specialists and senior executives and take responsibility for incorporating into the document design;
  • Lead on document formats, paper selection and print choices;
  • Take ownership of the print process (whether this is printing proposals in-house or arranging to send out to 3rd party supplier), finish and bind;
  • Prepare final layouts for external printers and ensure their specifications are met;
  • Act as a point of liaison between writers/specialists and printers, and take responsibility for smooth communication at all times;
  • Focus on innovation: work with the Head of Dept in developing innovative formats, and in particular, the team's response to advances in digital software;

Skills Required:

  • Graphic Design qualification with 4 years experience
  • Be comfortable with formulating creative solutions under pressure
  • A strong interest in typography
  • Mac proficient in Adobe CS5/6 (InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)-with experience in Keynote and PowerPoint. Digital design experience also good but not essential
  • Art working skills and a good working knowledge of Style Sheets in InDesign
  • Experience of a design or publishing agency and/or presenting directly to clients and/or experience in luxury/premium brands
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, good organisational skills and competent in time management
  • Knowledge of printing methods
  • Have strong sense of accountability
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Drive and innovation
  • Imagination, enthusiasm, flexibility

This is a wonderful opportunity for a graphics designer who knows their craft. To apply, please attach a relevant CV and folio.

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