Graphic Designer: Branding, Marketing & Digital

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£35,000 pa
Posted
15 Apr 2021
Closes
15 May 2021
Discipline
Creative
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Junior
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Graphic Designer: Branding, Marketing & Digital

ABOUT SMILEY

As one of the world's top 100 licensors, award-winning The Smiley Company works with over 460 licensees and best-of-class retailer partners globally, to launch the iconic Smiley and Newmoji brands across fashion, home and entertainment sectors. We are a collective of fun-loving people with a passion for creating and storytelling. As part of our commitment to diversity, we cultivate a workplace of learning and inclusiveness. For nearly 50 years, Smiley has shaped the way sharing optimism and happiness, expressing itself through iconic and creative products. With a commitment to create a happier, more equal and sustainable world, The Smiley Company also funds philanthropic non-profits the Smiley Movement, a matchmaker for good, and the Charity Film Awards, the World's biggest campaign for charity and caused-based films, driving donations, views, media coverage and celebrity engagement. Today, Smiley has become more than just an icon, a brand and a lifestyle, reminding people just how powerful a smile can be.  

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a Graphic Designer with a keen interest in branding, packaging & social media to join our marketing team. In this fast-paced & varied role you will be responsible for designing marketing and branding graphics, creating graphic content for our social media & digital platforms, and assisting our in-house Senior Designers on marketing design projects. The Marketing Department is a central hub of the Smiley business and has both a trade and consumer facing function. We are a small, dedicated team doing big things - positivity, agility and adaptability are critical for this fast-paced role.

Key Responsibilities:
Assist our Senior Designers in the creation of Smiley marketing and brand collateral according to the company’s brand guidelines and legal guidance. This includes artworking, preparing graphic assets for presentations, creating mock-ups, designing co-branded assets, and B2B print material.
Design Company Brand Documents including brand books, sales decks, case studies, flyers, quarterly newsletter, etc
Design Trade Marketing collateral including ads, flyers, POS, etc
Design Social Media & other digital assets, including GIFs, videos, etc
Assist senior designer with design & maintenance of Brand Guidelines across our various brands, including logo design, legal requirements and packaging & POS
Supporting the marketing team in working with cross-functional category teams to create on-trend design solutions for product packaging & POS.
Present graphic ideas and project details with clarity in small group and team meetings, as required
Present designs to category teams, clients and stakeholders using sketches and design software; ensuring successful representation of clients’ brands
Creation of retail interior concepts and developing both a generic and bespoke POP and POS designs and concepts for prestigious retail activations

The Ideal Candidate:
BA Graphic Design or equivalent experience
3-5 years of experience in Graphic Design / Branding or similar
Good skills in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are essential
Some experience in Premier Pro or After Effects preferred
Video (3ds max or Cinema 4D) & 3D skills are a bonus, but not required
Exceptional attention to detail and creative thinking
Ability to work with tight deadlines
Self-motivated, and interested in the latest trends and news within Art & Design
Friendly and works well in a team
Able to work in a London office post-COVID

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