Senior Designer

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  • Manama  
    £32,000 to 45,000 p/a  
  • Company
    Start date
    Open ended  
  • Closing date
    10 August 2018  
    Posted on
    12 July 2018  

We are looking for a Senior Designer (Identity, Digital and Print, with a minimum 7 years experience) to join and lead our international award winning design team in our Bahrain studio. We are looking for a ballsy, big thinking graphic design hero who can kick the rear end out of any design brief and mentor their team into designer demigods.

Senior Designer Role Outline:

You are a natural team leader and design passionista. Your commitment to creativity and technical design brilliance will help ensure the agency’s reputation for award winning and strategic creative work is maintained and further developed.

Senior Designer Mission:

The mission for this role is to ensure the agency’s gold-plated reputation for strategic creativity is upheld and advanced, while helping mentor and grow the team.

Senior Designer Competencies:

We are seeking someone with the following skills and competencies.

Creative thinking skills:

  • Originates ideas which are imaginative, strategic and aligned with the brief requirements 
  • Imaginative & resourceful, ‘owns the brief’, ensures they have end-to-end understanding of key requirements
  • Clear minded, seeks clarity via clarification questions
  • Productive and results focussed

Digital design skills: 

  • Understands how to bring ideas to life across a range of digital disciplines and platforms
  • Understands web design process, UX, UI, responsive design
  • Can wireframe a website
  • Knows how to work with a coder from briefing, to style guides, to motion
  • Has deep understanding of Photoshop, smart objects, grids, export functions, animations

Off line design skills: 

  • Can execute creative ideas and deliver design solutions across various touch points - from events to signage
  • Understands print process, off set printing, foiling, print finishes, binding
  • Has a clear methodology and approach to print design projects including pagination and content flow
  • Has deep understanding of indesign, styles, shortcuts, master pages etc

Presentation skills: 

  • Understands how to create a presentation of their work - introduction, story, conclusions
  • Can present to a client team at a senior level
  • Knows how to handle difficult questions from clients

Team leadership skills: 

  • Can inspire and mentor other creative team members to improve capabilities across all design disciplines
  • Able to evaluate their creative capabilities and outline focus areas for their professional development
  • Has the ambition to set and maintain high creative standards, continuously evolving their skills
  • Evaluate and constructively critique work, helping to craft work into on brief solutions
  • Unafraid to reject ideas which are unpractical, unaligned to brief & brand

Self direction and motivational skills:

  • Organised, self managed and directed
  • Faithful & true to their word - exhibits grit, determination and a persistent work ethic
  • Proactive, Passionate, Enthusiastic & Positive
  • Believes in brilliance, has high standards

Want to apply for this position? Please email your CV and portfolio with a cover letter to the address provided

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