Creative Lead/Senior Designer

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£60-£70k
Posted
09 January 2019
Closes
07 February 2019
Ref
EM1461
Job Function
Creative, Designer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Leading independent consultancy in Baker St, London is looking for a Creative lead for their inhouse design studio.

General

  • The role will involve a diverse output covering everything from, digital and print, editorial, marketing collateral, photography and video shoot production, illustration, event branding, digital design, and everything in-between.
  • A diverse portfolio of experience is essential to this role.
  • You will need to manage a small but growing team of graphic designers based in the London head office, but also guide a small team of designers in the international offices.
  • This is a varied role that would suit a well-rounded creative who is just as happy to be hands on as well as spend time to properly manage the creative direction of the brand.
  • You will be expected to create and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders within the business, as well as external suppliers.

Professional skills

  • 7+ years of extensive experience within the design industry and publishing - either in house or agency - and a best in class portfolio to match
  • Working on various media outputs - print, online, moving image
  • You're able to lead pitches, taking ownership and responsibility of creative projects
  • You have experience leading, motivating and inspiring design teams, as well as briefing and liaising with external freelancers (animators, printers, illustrators, copywriters)
  • Collaborative attitude and ability to work with designers and marketers alike
  • Strong understanding of brand-level thinking.
  • You're able to work well under pressure, whilst juggling various workloads whilst actively contributing to an agency culture
  • You have experience and a practical understanding of current technologies and their application and relevance in digital design
  • An approachable, down-to-earth management style, who will ensure that the team is working on the same agenda towards a common goal
  • Highly motivated and will proactively come to the table with ideas, insights and thoughtful input for overall publication strategy
  • Photography & film art direction - commissioning and working with photographers & video teams to direct interiors & people shoots
  • Commissioning illustration and data visualisations for editorial
  • Keeping updated knowledge about various print processes and production, whilst building relationships with suppliers

Personal skills

  • A sharp eye for detail
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Make quick decisions and find solutions to problems, while appeasing key stake holders
  • Maintaining a flexible & resilient approach to work with the ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • You must be able to work fast and accurately under pressure, and handle multiple projects at once.

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