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Graphic Designer

Fixed term for 12 months

This is an exciting opportunity to join a central government design studio, working on a broad range of projects that make a difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for a talented graphic designer to produce engaging and visually striking designs, working on briefs from branding to infographics. Someone who is confident, motivated, ambitious, positive, and works well independently and in a team.

At Design102 we have always believed our differences make us stronger. This means we are an inclusive employer that values difference of all kinds. We celebrate and champion this diversity as each experience strengthens our team, adding value to the work we do and, ultimately, the public we serve. We recognise that at this time, more than ever, it’s important that we restate our commitment to building a truly inclusive workplace.

If you’re passionate about design with a portfolio showing a range of creative projects, this is the job for you.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • delivering engaging design solutions including branding, publications, illustrations, campaigns, dynamic infographics, animations and animated GIFs
  • working with a range of clients – discussing each job, understanding the audience, considering practical solutions and developing your ideas and creative concepts
  • working to agreed deadlines and budgets, following brand guidelines, industry design standards and accessibility guidelines
  • delivering excellent customer service, demonstrating an understanding of clients’ priorities and constraints and providing clear and timely communications
  • managing multiple projects at once, allocating time effectively and keeping the client team updated on progress
  • keeping the project management system up to date, logging time spent on each project
  • presenting ideas and concepts to clients and colleagues, explaining clearly and confidently why the creative work will work for them
  • incorporating client feedback and amending designs accordingly
  • working effectively as part of a team with other designers, client team, animators, videographers, photographers, strategists, copywriters and printers

Essential experience and personal skills:

  • 4-6 years industry experience
  • creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense
  • qualification in a design or motion graphics-related subject or equivalent experience
  • excellent knowledge of industry standard design applications – Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and ideally After Effects
  • excellent typographic skills
  • familiarity with accessibility principles and guidelines
  • awareness of emerging design trends and technologies
  • the ability to grasp client needs and consider practical solutions
  • excellent communication and written skills, with the confidence to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues
  • the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines with accuracy and speed
  • good teamworking skills

Your application should include your CV and cover letter.

Please also include, or provide a link to, a portfolio including examples of your work.

 

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