Mid-weight Graphic Designer

  • Location

    Central London

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  • Salary:

    Up to £30,000

  • Contact:

    Carl Anderson

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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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.