Our Berkshire based client, a B2B marketing agency are on the look-out for a Senior Designer to join their team.
They create content like whitepapers, brochures, infographics and social media posts for big tech companies. They pride themselves on pushing the boundaries and delivering compelling creative work. Design is a crucial part of what they do and they’re looking for a senior designer to strengthen their team.
Specifically, they’re looking for a Senior Designer with...
Experience. Do you have at least 3-4 years’ experience in a B2B marketing agency or in-house design team? they’re looking for a strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. You should be as comfortable designing the layout of a 36-page whitepaper as you are whipping up an infographic or social media tile.
Accuracy and attention to detail. A lot of our work involves data. Can you create infographics, charts and tables that are accurate and look great? Quality control is extremely important to us and they’ll expect you to check your own work and that of your colleagues. They are looking for a minimum of grade B GCSE, or equivalent, in English and Maths.
Creative flair. Can you create fresh concepts, respecting corporate brand guidelines while knowing when to push them? They’d expect you to have a degree (or similar qualification) in design, but as long as you can show us a great portfolio, they’d love to hear from you.
Professionalism. You’ll be engaging with some clients directly to take briefs and feedback on projects, so you need to have a professional manner and good communication skills.
A genuine team player. They’re a busy agency so you’ll need to be able to work to deadlines—although they always strive to make these reasonable. You’ll be supporting our copywriters and Head of Content on most projects; so you need to be willing to collaborate, share your ideas and take on feedback.
Bonus/desirable skills and attributes of the Senior Designer:
Experience of managing others. You’ll probably be asked to supervise freelancers or junior designers, so you need to be comfortable providing constructive feedback.
Video editing skills. They occasionally work with videos, so knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects is a bonus.
Photo editing. You’ll sometimes need to do basic image adjusting and compositions in Photoshop.