Graphic Designer, London Studio

London Studio
Not Disclosed
19 Feb 2013
05 Mar 2013
Contract Types
Full Time
Job Functions

Make is an award-winning studio of highly creative and talented architects and designers. Our brand and internal design are an extension of this and integral to the success of the practice. This is a very creative and diverse role within a branded framework. The chosen candidate will be working with one other graphic designer and an in-house writer as well as a wider Communications team.

The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years’ experience.

Key duties include:
-    Strategic brand development
-    Planning and scheduling graphics responsibilities
-    Creating project brochure templates for the architects and providing design assistance where needed
-    Creating and updating marketing brochures
-    Designing awards entries (brochures, boards, posters etc)
-    Front end digital design, including web and app design
-    Digital presentations for Apple and PC
-    Branded stationery and products
-    Studio graphics and in-house exhibition design
-    Direct mail (invites, Christmas cards etc)
-    Technical support for InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Design experience and skills required:
-    In-house graphic design background
-    Familiarity with the architectural design process
-    Working with editors/proofreaders
-    A content-relevant, up-to-date, professional portfolio demonstrating:
           o    Excellent knowledge of branding identity
           o    Professional experience in editorial design
           o    A keen eye for detail
           o    Well executed work with typography
           o    Creative design solutions for relevant briefs
-    Experience of working within a branded framework
-    Experience of working within a collaborative design team
-    Experience of taking projects from concept to completion, including:
           o    Creating an appropriate brief
           o    Sourcing and negotiating with local and international     printers (print)
           o    Sourcing and commissioning artists, illustrators and photographers
           o    Sharing, collaborating and amending ideas and designs
           o    Press passing
           o    Signing off proofs
-    Good understanding of copyright issues
-    Front-end digital design, including web and app design
-    Fluency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat is essential

About you:
At Make we look for people who not only have the required experience and skills but who also fit the culture. We are an employee owned practice, which means every employee is a partner and individuals are recognised and credited for their work. For this role we are looking for someone who has the following skills and attributes:
-    Excellent communication skills
-    Proactive, innovative, resourceful and self-motivated
-    Organised and methodical with an emphasis on efficient time management
-    Ability to multi-task
-    Approachable, helpful and thrives in a supporting role
-    A keen interest in architecture

Minimum qualifications:
-    BA in Graphic Design or equivalent

If you have the drive to succeed in this creative and challenging environment please click on the Apply Now button to send your CV, portfolio and salary expectations.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive if you do not hear from us within two weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.

CVs from agencies will not be accepted by Make Ltd