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Hi, I’m Carl. I have a somewhat arty background and love anything conceptual or design orientated. I studied architecture back in the day and then made a move over to fine art. I’ve not been in the recruitment scene long but I have had some experience in the digital arena before joining Become. My key passion in recruitment is to find the best creative talent out there!
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Award-winning Agency in Central London is looking for a Mid-weight Designer. The agency is one of the largest international communications consultancies with more than 2,000+ employees with multiple sites worldwide. Their London office is the second biggest office in the global network, defined by a series of practice groups and sectors such as energy, technology, healthcare, travel and tourism, food & drink, sports, FMCG, financial & professional services. The agency requires a Mid-weight Designer with a passion for beautiful, seamless visual experiences to join their team of creatives, designers, film makers and producers. Reporting to their Art Director you’ll be working closely with their creative studio, and will be working on and across projects ranging from social media, branding, event collateral, presentations, print and integrated campaigns. Their ideal candidate will be proactive, a quick learner, passionate about delivering beautiful, thoughtful and well-crafted creative as well as being excited about the opportunity to grow and be challenged as a designer. Responsibilities: ▪ Ability to creatively develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts ▪ Focused on meeting the desired outcomes relevant for the audience/brand ▪ Understanding of and ability to uphold brand guidelines ▪ Confidence to present ideas internally to senior management ▪ Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects at once ▪ Knowledgeable in various social media platforms including content optimization and technical specifications ▪ Passionate about storytelling, visual communication and creating engaging experiences ▪ Excellent presentation design skills ▪ Highly motivated and able to thrive in both large-scale collaborative environments as well as independently ▪ Strong communication skills, both written and verbal If you have 3-5 years’ experience in an agency environment working on integrated comms then please get in touch today! To apply, please attach a relevant CV and portfolio (link or pdf).
Mid-weight Creative Designer
Award-winning global agency in Surrey is looking for a full-time Mid-weight Creative Designer. Working as part of the PR and Creative Comms team, you will be responsible for turning big data into a range of outputs, from media packs to video storyboards, from cause-related campaigns to experiential engagement and much, much more! They are a dedicated and passionate 25+ strong team. The creative team is comprised of a Creative Director, a Senior Creative Designer, a Production Lead and 4 animators. Beyond this you can expect to work alongside the agency’s brilliant writers and project managers, and you will have the opportunity to tell stories through imagery, illustration and animation. Main Responsibilities: · Create effective storyboards and adept at creating integrated concepts across a variety of channels including digital, experiential and print · Attend Video shoots as and when required · Contribute to the process of coming up with exciting, original, intelligent, clever and creative ideas for integrated and one-off tactical campaigns · Be able to pick up creative projects and maintain consistent quality across the project · Actively seeks ‘outside’ inspiration to influence creativity and remain up-to-date with new ideas, techniques and styles. To apply, please attach a CV and portfolio (pdf or link).
Award-winning, global communications agency specialising in engagement, branding and reputation, is looking for a Senior Designer to join their growing London team. You will join a team driven by a sense of purpose and a desire for meaning. You will be using your skills to change what people think, feel and do, to change hearts and minds, to inspire passion and build belief. The successful candidate will have experience of more than one of the following: campaign branding, brand activation and brand experience, employer brand and internal engagement campaigns. You will be equally comfortable working across design for print (small and large format), digital and ideally motion graphics. The role requires a fast-thinker who enjoys problem solving and is unafraid to challenge a brief for the benefit of the outcome. The successful candidate will be energetic, a strong listener and someone who can work collaboratively. You will often work very closely with clients to help them articulate their messages to their customers and then translate them into creative that is breakthrough and compelling. This role is a critical part of the creative team; you will lead on some accounts and part of a broader team on others. Your role will be to deliver projects and help clients to overcome their business challenges in creative and innovative ways. Also, to help win new business by leading pitches and presentations (and be open to identifying possible opportunities). You will be a strong storyteller and able to share your ideas with our team and client. Core Skills & Accountabilities: • A good leader with a desire to learn and develop • Strong client management skills – both in terms of selling your ideas and ongoing client liaison • Strong mentor to junior members of team; line management aptitude – can demonstrate a track record in either, or both, of these • Contributes proactively to a healthy team morale • Work strictly to deadlines • Organised with timesheets and working to budgets • Awareness of current design trends and innovation • Establish good relationships with freelancers and suppliers • Proven track record of working across print and digital media, and integrated campaigns • Strong Portfolio with examples of workings and thinking where possible Essential skills: • Strategic thinker – can generate ‘the big idea’ • Team player • Excellent communication skills • Confident with artworking • Leads and enjoys pitches • Good presenter • Strong writer, fluent English speaker • Ability to balance multiple projects • Flexible working style to suit differing client needs • Fastidious attention to detail • Strong typography ability • Excellent Adobe Suite knowledge • Good knowledge of Office and PowerPoint • Digital, moving image and/or animation software an advantage Experience: • 5–10+ years industry (agency) experience • Ideally experience working on varied international accounts To apply, please share a relevant CV and folio (pdf or link).
A Central London agency specialising in campaign work (print & digital) for live events and arts entertainment is looking for a Mid-weight Designer. The agency is a company of around 35 people split into, Media, Design, Marketing and PR. The Design Team is 5 people including this new hire. Reports to a Creative Director and a Head of Design. The agency provides creative campaign direction, from initial briefing to research, photoshoot direction, typography and outpit across digital, out-of-home and print advertising. Responsibilities: - To design and artwork (approximately 70:30 split between design and artwork)across the board materials for posters, leaflets, adverts, front of house etc.. - Prepare for pitch presentations and be client-facing when necessary. - Provide creative solutions to the product brief as supplied by the marketing team and/or clients working with artist photos, briefing or sourcing illustration and typographic solutions. - Retouching artist pictures or overseeing 3rd party retouchers. - Seeking approval of the design by the necessary marketing managers, artists and their management. - Carrying the approved design through on all other designed parts of the product to include the booklet as and when briefed. - Ensuring most up to date and cost effective digital technology is used and the use of standard templates. Skills: - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustration and all other necessary programs for design and artwork. - Ability to design and build animated banners using HTML/CSS. - Entertainment and/or agency experience desirable. - 2-3 years’ experience in the field of graphic design. To apply, please get in touch with your CV and folio.
Creative Agency in Central London is looking for a Video Creative. This is rare opportunity to move into a digital agency that produces groundbreaking work and is always looking for new ways of creating campaigns that engage their clients and customers in an innovative way. They are after a driven, ambitious and powerful storyteller, with the expertise to take video from initial original creative to polished final cut. Video projects will range from self-shot to directing talent and crew members, multiple location or studio shoots, across various big name clients and social channels together with their in-house editor and producer. The role will work across all brands – from beauty, tech, sports, beverages. The current team structure is: Senior Producer, Producer, Videographer, Studio Manager (who works across Design too) – which is headed up by their Production & Design Director. Key Responsibilities: - Pitching in creative work, with flair, to their clients and internally too. - Working to budgets (alongside a producer). - Deliver projects within required time frames. - Develop your knowledge of moving content for social. - Use your software knowledge to deliver optimised footage. Requirements: - Experience directing (show reel required) - Strong editing skills (examples required) - Experience of creative and coherent script writing and treatment creation. - Experience of working with both large and small crews, as well as working autonomously. - Hands-on filmmaking/cinematography experience using DSLR (or more). - Keen interest in cinematography and lighting. - Basic sound recording and Boom Op skills. - 3+ years’ agency experience as a videographer/motion/creative/maker/producer. To apply, please get in touch with you showreel and CV.
Award-winning global agency in Surrey is looking for a full-time Junior Animator. You will be responsible for turning big data into compelling and impactful animations that tell a clear, understandable story, be it through infographic or photographic stylings. The agency wants someone who is engulfed in animation and motion graphics, who is naturally influenced by latest trends to enhance the agency’s offerings. The agency uses a vast range of Moving Image techniques including live action filming, 2D, 2.5D, 3D and VFX. They have recently added 360 VR video to this list. Successful candidates will end up joining their team of 3 very experienced motion graphics specialists who work alongside 25 designers, artworkers and web specialists to produce world-class, innovative media of every description. Main Tasks: Customer Focus · Able to assist the Moving Image team and work with writers and account managers · Create effective storyboards which communicate the video easily · Attend Video shoots as and when required · Be willing to listen to feedback and use it to improve both the work in question and your overall skill set Creativity/Innovation · Contribute to the process of coming up with exciting, original, intelligent, clever and creative ideas for integrated and one-off tactical campaigns · Be able to pick up creative projects and maintain consistent quality across the project · Problem solve and solution creation Systems · Create artwork using industry standard software and techniques (working to brand guidelines, designing new materials and updating existing files) To apply, please attach a CV and send a link to your showreel.
Award-winning global agency in Surrey is looking for a full time Creative Artworker to expand their Creative Team. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented, dedicated, and pro-active Creative Artworker who is confident in both Artwork and Designing across all things print and digital. The Creative Artworker is a key role within the Creative team. You will be responsible for picking up any and all creative work once this has been signed off by the Creative Director. You will assist with the creation of all artwork across a range of projects. You will produce high quality, accurate, print ready artwork for a range of media. Experience required: • Excellent Adobe Creative Suite. • Excellent typesetting/layout skills. • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment • Accuracy and attention to detail with a creative eye being essential. • Ability to be creative within specific brand guidelines. • Strong knowledge of print production processes. • Digital skills, including HTML, PSDs. • Good time management. • Some animation skills would be an advantage • 3-6 years’ experience Please get in touch with your CV and folio if you’re interested.
International agency that provides analysis, insight and creativity to deliver compelling brand experiences requires a mid-weight graphic designer. You will have the opportunity to develop briefs from conceptual stages through to design delivery for a range of projects including brand identity, internal engagement campaigns, brand experiences and digital. This person will need to be a highly creative and inspired individual who has previous experience developing strategy and creating engaging design in order to deliver effective solutions through the imaginative use of a range of communication platforms and channels. They are ideally looking for someone who can think in a media neutral way to determine and develop the most appropriate design strategy but who also really enjoys the day to day responsibility of design delivery. · Recent agency experience – they will have 3–5 years AGENCY experience. · Design degree or equivalent creative arts degree · A thinker and an ‘ideas person’ / conceptual · Integrated experience – print, digital, growing into multimedia. Passion for new techniques etc. · Great craft skills: an excellent portfolio of visually accomplished and well-considered client design work that they have created and executed themselves · Collaborative, friendly and out-going · Passionate about their work – able to pitch and present their work confidently and coherently, tell its story – some client-facing experience or wanting to progress in that direction · Fluent / excellent spoken English (ideally native proficiency) – this is very important, as our work is very English language-driven and nuanced · Experience of internal engagement a bonus, but experiential, brand activation and integrated campaign work is a good foundation · Wanting to learn leadership skills and progress If you would like to become part of a fast-growing, international communications consultancy producing some brilliant work, please get in touch with your CV and folio touch today.
A vibrant, creative agency, carrying out exciting, award-winning campaigns for the biggest and brightest technology companies in the world is looking for a UI/UX Designer. Their portfolio of clients include huge global brands in the IT and telco industries. The agency actively encourages a healthy work-life balance and offer a great working environment. Their dynamic team of consultants, designers, writers and developers come from a range of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for developing and executing exemplary integrated campaigns that delight their clients and drive real results. Over the past few years, they have established their own in-house design studio which creates a range of assets (from digital advertising, animation, data visualisation and print brochures to big builds, experiential design and video content) that help their clients tell their stories and reach their target audiences in powerful, entertaining and informative ways. They are now looking for a UI/UX designer to join their studio team of talented designers and developers. They are looking for someone to be responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes. The UI/UX designer will also be expected to design the overall functionality of the product to ensure a great user experience, and iterate upon it in accordance with user testing. The team so far is 5 designers, 2 developers and 2 artworkers, and they expect the team to grow steadily this year and beyond! Responsibilities: - Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences and help get stakeholder buy-in. - Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mock-ups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces. - Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core and new functions and features. - Take a user-centred design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs. - Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions. - Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders. Requirements: - Three or more years of UX design experience in an agency environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing more complex solutions for larger digital projects. -Expertise in standard UX software such as Adobe XD, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, Framer and the like is a must. - Ability to work with designers, developers and consultants to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet the brief. - Experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design. - A good understanding of user-centred design, planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping. - A clear understanding of the importance of user-centred design and design thinking. - Ability to communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions clearly and effectively to teams and clients. - Excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders and regularly delivering design solutions for approval. - Passionate about resolving user pain points through good design solutions. - Passionate about all things UX, UI and other areas of design and innovation. If this role interests you, please attach a relevant CV and folio.
Creative agency in Central London require a talented Mid-Weight Graphic Designer with experience working on across retail advertising and shopper pos. This is an exciting time to join the agency as they have recently had some exciting wins and are in the process of doing full rebrands and general brand refreshes. You should have at least 2-3 years experience in design and brand communications with a beautiful portfolio to match. A heavy focus and real passion for retail design is key. The work is deeply diverse – from branding and designing retail environments to designing retail packs – so appreciation of how pursue different types of jobs with equal amounts of enthusiasm and finesse is needed. Work to include: in-store signage; window theatre and graphics concepts and design; user interface screens (design); and event material – tickets, invites, programmes, booklets, room dressing, flyers etc. You will need to be a maverick when it comes to using Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and experience using Cinema 4D would be helpful. You should be able to work with minimal supervision, with the ability to collaborate effectively with the Creative Director, the creative teams, designers, traffic, producers, strategists and account handlers. You will work with other designers, and as the middle weight designer you will be expected to support more junior designers and mentor them. Please apply with your CV and portfolio.
A vibrant, creative agency, carrying out exciting, award-winning campaigns for the biggest and brightest technology companies in the world is looking for a Project Manager. Their portfolio of clients include huge global brands in the IT and telco industries. The agency actively encourages a healthy work-life balance and offer a great working environment. Their dynamic team of consultants, designers, writers and developers come from a range of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for developing and executing exemplary integrated campaigns that delight their clients and drive real results. The primary focus of this position is to oversee and manage the content creation processes and operations in the studio. The team so far is 5 designers, 2 developers and 2 artworkers, and they expect the team to grow steadily this year and beyond! The role includes creating project estimates, tracking team hours and resourcing, and trafficking deliverables. The successful candidate will be able to anticipate workload and the resources needed while working closely with the head of the studio and other project and account managers to co-ordinate and support designers, developers and production teams. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, implementing processes and interfacing with multiple internal teams. This role requires excellent project management, strategic thinking/problem solving and strong communication skills. In addition, the candidate will be an organised self-starter with a strong bias for action and the ability to work independently with cross-functional teams. Candidates must have 3+ years experience as a Project Manager in a creative agency. Skills: • A demonstrated ability to manage and guide internal creative team and business partners across multiple concurrent (and often complex) projects • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with different project stakeholders, including creative team members, agency account team and clients • Previous work with creative team to develop bar-raising content • Demonstrated experience of owning and overseeing projects from kickoff to completion, and delivering successful results • Demonstrated ability to anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs to balance the business needs versus creative constraints • High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously • Experience in digital marketing content production, timelines and processes • Ability to navigate ambiguous situations, identify and solve roadblocks, and know when to escalate to keep a project moving forward • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done • Experience in integrated content production • Expertise in all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Knowledge of Project Management tools (ideally Asana) • Knowledge of motion graphics and post production workflows • Knowledge of Adobe design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign If this role interests you, please attach your CV and any other references.
Dynamic integrated advertising agency in London are on the lookout for a Senior Designer ready to step up to a Lead role. The role will have a focus on one of the agency’s core fashion retail clients. They’re looking for someone with a combined level of experience and confidence to lead design jobs from start to approved visual. Alongside the above, the designer will have the opportunity to work across a variety of clients in the retail space from confectionary brands to telecoms. You should have at least 6 years’ experience in editorial, brand communications for retail including shopper experience, and some art direction with a strong folio to match. A focus and passion for design within fashion and lifestyle is key. You should have experience in managing a small team or be able to demonstrate leadership skills in a previous role. As a Lead, you can expect to: - Work with minimal supervision, reporting into Head of Creative - Work closely and collaboratively with HOD, the design and copy team, traffic, producers, strategists and accounts - Manage, direct and mentor the members of the creative team to inspire great work - Take the design lead on campaigns and projects, confidently presenting to other creatives and sometimes to clients - Manage the pressure of tight deadlines and busy schedules, working on multiple projects simultaneously as require To hear more, please apply with your CV and folio.