Senior Designer

Location
Bristol
Salary
Up to £50k DOE
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
07 Aug 2019
Ref
AG156
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Advertising, Branding, Packaging
Job Functions
Designer

The Fix Creative have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented Senior Designer to join our Bristol based client. 

As part of this team, the Senior Designer will be involved in all aspects of the creative work including:
research, idea generation, concept exploration, design development and finalisation.

Our ideal candidate for the Senior Designer will:

  • Have 4-5 years experience in FMCG packaging branding and identity,
    with a strong portfolio to match
  • Bring big ideas and clear thinking to meet our clients challenges in a uniquely
    creative way
  • Have pride in crafting the finest detail with evidence of exemplary typographic
    and image making skills
  • Be able to talk passionately and knowledgeably about the work
  • Be a self-starting, multifaceted designer who enjoys collaborating with
    colleagues and clients

About our client: 

Our client are a strategically driven creative agency dedicated to innovative brand-building with offices in Bristol, New York and Los Angeles. Our award-winning work for clients including P&G, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Pfizer, and Starbucks spans brand strategy, identity development, packaging design and retail environments. In each instance, we craft the best possible solution to the business challenge at hand.

About the Senior Designer role:

We are looking for a Senor Designer who will help to maintain our high creative bar with a broad range of skills that can be applied with a can-do attitude. Strong ideas are imperative. A keen eye for detail and exceptional typography and illustration skills are also required.


Responsibilities of the Senior Designer:

  • Be involved in all aspects of the creative work in our UK office including: research, idea generation, concept exploration, design development and finalisation 
  • Be a design guardian for the brands we work upon, ensuring colour, type and visual equities follow standards
  • Deliver high quality, well-considered design solutions that helps to meet our clients’ objectives 
  • Deliver both strong ideas and a high level of craftsmanship across all elements of design
  • Have a good understanding of the creative process from brief to production
  • Organise and maintain design files and master assets as needed
  • Maintain the agency’s standards of creative excellence, timeliness, and profitability
  • Support the team when managing external specialists e.g. illustrators, visualiser
  • Help to maintain an atmosphere of inspiration and collaboration and, in time, help to mentor the younger creative team

Requirements of the Senior Designer:

  • 4-5 years experience in packaging design
  • Strong skills in key Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator) 
  • A good understanding of the print process and technology
  • Strong communication skills, excellent organisational skills and an eye for detail
  • A degree in fine arts or graphic design

Our passion for our people
We are committed to constantly seeking ways to ensure our team feels valued, motivated and inspired in studio environments that are thriving, welcoming and fun. So in addition to
a competitive salary (with regular pay reviews) we offer the following:

  • Nourishment on tap: Tea, coffee, snacks (Some healthy, some less-so)
    and beers on Friday afternoon
  • Weekly board games over lunch
  • Personal development budget plus regular tickets to creative seminars
  • Discressionary year end bonus
  • Workplace Pension 
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Life assurance
  • Short Term Disability cover
  • Eyecare Vouchers 
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays and an (almost) guaranteed minimum of 1 week off over Christmas shut-down period (no holiday days used)