Visual 3D Designer, Fragance & Beauty


  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
    perm, freelance, temp to perm  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    6 May 2023  
    Posted on
    6 March 2023  

Your role at CHANEL:

Design, Produce and Support all Trade and Promotional activity for F&B UK and Travel Retail, Design of Internal F&B Events, Design & Create local initiatives, Uphold Brand Image, Design, Produce and Support PR Events, Design, Produce and Support Training Events, Support the Graphic Designer, Supporting the UK Region with capacity overflow of Design activity, Supporting other internal activity such as Wellness at CHANEL, Internal Logo Design and Social Commitment at Chanel.

The Visual Designer roles works alongside the other Visual Designer’s on the team, as well as the Graphic Designer in supporting the Visual Design Manager. They are operational keystones in the design and execution of all trade, promotional, PR and Training event activity for the UK.

Working closely across almost all UK departments including our UK Marketing team, UK Retail team, UK Travel Retail team and UK PR team the Visual Designer’s initiate and deliver both Global and local concepts for both Domestic and Travel Retail markets, from initial design right through to installation. The scope also includes designing for large retailer conferences, local in-store retail events, internal office marketing events, internal social events, training activity, plus, offering support to our Global Corporate team if required. The role also supports the UK Region is there is an overflow of projects and events.

Communicating closely and maintaining relationships with our supplier network is also key, as well as ensuring that project budgets are kept in line. The role must ensure that projects are briefed on time, managed alongside the Visual Design Project Manager and installed on time and within budget.

What impact you can create at Chanel:

Design, Produce and Support all Trade and Promotional activity for F&B UK and Travel Retail: Supporting the Marketing and Retail teams to implement strong design and creative solutions.

  • Designing 3D concepts for UK Retail and Travel Retail spaces based on global guidelines.
  • Creating design proposals and technical layouts in 2D and 3D for the UK Domestic market including local and travel retail (Sketchup experience required).
  • Supporting these concepts through to completion, delivery, installation and derig.
  • Designing in an environmentally responsible way, considering new, sustainable initiatives within budget considerations and managing the end-of-life cycle of these materials.
  • Working closely with the local design team and wider VM team to ensure successful completion of all projects to a high standard.
  • Working with the wider team on larger projects including KEM’s.
  • Designing retail event and masterclass rollouts.
  • Working within global guidelines to produce visually exceptional campaign collateral.
  • Artworking, layouts and communications across a variety of ongoing projects to support trade activity.
  • Communicating closely and maintaining relationships with our supplier network.

Design all internal F&B Events including Marketing, Training, PR and General Staff Events: Supporting the Marketing, Retail, Training, PR and other departmental teams to create interactive and engaging events.

  • Working closely with internal departments to create engaging and interactive design concepts for staff events such as product launches.
  • Working with the PR team to create high-profile Open-Door PR events in Head Office and externally for influencers and magazine editors, including design, PM, installation and derig.
  • Working with PR to create events in our standalone boutiques in collaboration with the School of Makeup.
  • Creating technical layouts in 2D and 3D for these departments and working with suppliers to produce the various collateral required.
  • Designing in an environmentally responsible way, considering new, sustainable initiatives within budget considerations and managing the end-of-life cycle of these materials.
  • Artworking, layouts, approvals and communications across these projects to support the activity.

Support all 2D collateral in collaboration with the Graphic Designer: Support the Graphic Designer within the team to create local 2D collateral for the F&B business.

  • Support the Graphic Designer in producing various documents from design concept to print.
  • Working closely with the Graphic Designer to produce 2D collateral associated with campaigns.
  • Designing in an environmentally responsible way, considering recycled and recyclable materials.
  • Working alongside our procurement team to source samples and quotes for 2D projects.
  • Working with the training team to create 2D material to support events.

Supporting other internal activity such as Wellness atCHANEL, Internal Logo Design, Staff Events and Social Commitment at Chanel: Supporting the internal teams and other departments with design assistance as well as take part in these activities to support the wider business goals.

  • Designing and producing emails, invitations and internal collateral to support Wellness atCHANEL events.
  • Supporting all internal teams with creation of logos and other locally designed initiatives.
  • Supporting internal teams with design assistance for invitations and occasional events.
  • Ensuring that our field teams / Queensway based teams are also included within the design of events.
  • Getting involved with Social Commitment at CHANEL to build networking opportunities and support where possible across the business from a design perspective.

Other: A short summary of other requirements of the role.

  • Supporting the field visual merchandisers and wider design team in numerous day-to-day tasks.
  • Working alongside our 5 Queensway display team with logistical tasks and storage requirements.
  • Careful and considerate project managing of tasks ensuring strict timelines are kept.
  • Working fluidly across wider internal teams with the ability to ‘wear many hats’.
  • Managing your own workflow as well as considering workflow within other teams to ensure projects are completed on time, in budget and to the standard required.
  • Completing any other tasks deemed appropriate for the role.

This is an impact-focused summary of the job and it’s helpful to note that responsibilities listed are not exhaustive; additional and more detailed duties will be shared during training stage.

What you will bring to the role:

  • At least 1 year experience within the industry is preferable but not compulsory.
  • Strong interest in Retail and VM Design and keen to stay curious.
  • Sketchup knowledge is essential and VRAY (or otherwise) rendering experience preferable.
  • Qualification in a design subject is desirable.
  • Ability to design with a CSR mindset and sustainable thinking.
  • Fluent in the Adobe Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Fluent in the Microsoft suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc).
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work proactively in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Team player mindset with the ability to confidently work self-sufficiently.
  • Able to commute to a London-based office and able to work remotely if required.

What you will gain from this experience:

  • Develop, evolve, and improve your ability to work across various design platforms including Google Sketchup, Layout, VRAY and the full Adobe Suite of programs.
  • Collaborate and engage at various levels including with internal Head Office staff and departments as well as external clients.
  • To work both independently and collaboratively on a diverse range of projects.
  • You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the business, across almost all departments within F&B including Marketing, Retail, PR and Training as well as the local design team.
  • The ability to maintain strong supplier relationships as well as build on good supplier practice including working processes and budgeting.
  • A multitude of design skills that cover the full design process across various design disciplines including: concept ideation, budgeting, project management, communication, logistics and time management.

You are energised by:

  • Working in a highly collaborative and global environment.
  • Designing in real life scenarios with tangible outcomes.
  • New challenges within a high-project-turnover role with testing deadlines.
  • Designing in an environmentally responsible way as well as developing new, sustainable initiatives.
  • The opportunity to work within a highly reputable global brand with a strong heritage.
  • Upholding the guidelines and visual identity of an iconic brand.
  • Being a part of an extremely passionate team with a common goal.
  • Working in a fast-paced team that will push you out of your comfort zone.
  • Seeing the rewards of projects almost daily and building on business requirements.

At CHANEL we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe that the uniqueness of everyone increases the diversity, complementarity, and effectiveness of our team. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective and potential your experience could bring to CHANEL.

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