Lead Graphic Designer

Location
Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Salary
Up to £45000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted
20 Apr 2018
Closes
20 May 2018
Ref
BMTAUDINC
Contact
Recruitment Team
Discipline
Marketing
Specialism
Design
Sector
B2B
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time
Lead Graphic Designer, Cambridge -

An exciting opportunity has come up with a global communication and engagement consultancy. You will join a fun and dynamic international business, where the work will be varied, interesting and diverse, with a real opportunity for you to make your mark. You will work closely with both the Managing Director and the Global Creative Director, and the account teams operating in Basel, Toronto and Cambridge. There may be a need to travel to Europe on an as-required basis and to attend an induction in Switzerland.

Role Summary

You will lead and deliver a wide range of creative projects - including visual design - across the business, from pitch materials through to client-related internal meetings, communications, employee engagement materials and marketing content. The Lead Graphic Designer will be involved in all stages of the project - from the initial concepting of ideas and concept-development to full production - allowing for real autonomy and creativity. You'll be working closely with internal colleagues and clients to understand the project brief, providing technical insight and guidance where required.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Create inspiring internal meeting, events and employee engagement theme solutions and design layouts, for both on and offline material, including (but not limited to) PowerPoint presentations, print promotional material and collateral, web pages, e-newsletters, email design templates and video theming and styling.
*Deliver creative concepts, PowerPoint presentations and design solutions to a high standard in line with business expectations
*Present finalised ideas and concepts to both the business and external customers as appropriate
*Help to continually develop the brand identity and ensure consistency across all marketing materials
*Design emails and visual content to be included within regular email campaigns
*Design web graphics and banners for the site including banners for affiliate websites
*Posters, flyers, social posts and other tools for the users to promote and sign up new business
*Produce high-quality designs on time, on brief and on brand
*Maintain knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office and keep up to date with emerging technologies in new media
*Supervise the work of the junior members of the Graphics team, ensuring required standards are met

Experience, Attributes and Competencies

Essential Experience

*A degree in a design-related field (minimum 2.1) or equivalent professional experience
*Excellent technical skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
*Working knowledge of other Adobe Creative Suite software is an advantage (eg. DPS, Premiere Pro, Audition, Muse)
*Exceptional organisational and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
*A high degree of digital awareness
*Experience of working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with the flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
*Experience of supervising the work of others
*A great understanding of aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail.
*A pride in delivering an excellent service internally to colleagues and externally to clients
*Great interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels
*A passion for design and an understanding of layout and design principles
*Strong typography skills.
*Experience of designing for both printed and digital media
*An understanding of working within brand guidelines
*A creative flair, with demonstrable innovative thinking and ability
*You will be able to demonstrate experience of the complete design and development cycle for a wide range of campaigns.

Desirable

*Although no previous experience in the scientific industry is required, an interest in applying graphic design to the healthcare setting would be an advantage
*Knowledge of Dreamweaver, HTML 5, Hubspot, CSS and Java Script, although not essential, would be beneficial.
*Excellent MS PowerPoint skills would be beneficial - a lot of our creative work takes place in PowerPoint.
*Experience of international work experience would be beneficial.


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