Senior Designer - Central Manchester

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An excellent opportunity for a Senior Designer/ Art Director who comes from a design background and isn't afraid to be hands on for our most important design work. They will be doing everyday art direction and design. Working for a leading full-service agency in Manchester.

 

Initally 3 month FTC - With a view to permanent

 

Job Title: Senior Designer 

Location: Manchester

 

  • Lead on all agency graphic design
  • Mentor more junior Designers
  • Lead on department standards and processes
  • Provide design inspiration to your team 

 

Everyday responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the conceptualisation and implementation of design solutions to meet creative briefs for both internal and external projects.
  • Play the lead role on design projects and supervise intermediate and junior designer(s) in creating concepts, comps, layouts and final art.
  • Work closely with the Creative strategy team to ensure all design output aligns with the company proposition.
  • Implement and manage an industry standard process for the Design Department.
  • Work with Creative team to understand and refine creative briefs.
  • Attend cross-departmental creative meetings providing design / Directional insight and inspiration for creative projects.
  • Help to develop the careers of intermediate and junior designers, providing direction and management where needed.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure our pitch documents are designed to a high standard.
  • Ensure agencies marketing collateral is consistently of a high standard.
  • Work with the marketing department to create exciting and engaging marketing concepts 
  • Provide inspirational resources and prompts to creatively inspire the agency.
  • Ensure the processes of the department are as efficient as they can be using knowledge of what works at other agencies.
  • Oversee print processes to ensure the best quality print output
  • Maintain and develop relationships with printers to ensure quality output at good prices.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with freelance designers, visualisers, and other creative suppliers. 

 

Skills & Experience Must have:

  • 10 years experience in a creative agency 
  • At least 1 year experience managing intermediate and junior designers 
  • Art Direction experience and portfolio 
  • Portfolio of cross channels marketing campaigns
  • Excellent ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat and other design mediums 
  • Expert technical skills on Adobe suite software 
  • Broad knowledge and ability to implement industry standard design department processes
  • Experience creating new brands and brand guidelines 
  • Experience in both print and digital design. Experience on HTML a plus. 
  • Natural flare for creative communications and proven ability to develop design concepts that drive results 
  • Ability to work with critique and feedback 
  • Keen eye for detail 
  • Extensive knowledge of print processes 
  • Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Inspirational knowledge of art /culture / design / photography

 

Hours: 5 days per week with some flexibility required to meet needs of business 

 

Salary: Up to 40k dependant on experience