Our client is a leading Brand Communications Agency looking for a Head of Design to join the creative studio and oversee the small design team. This position is a fixed term maternity contract for 12 months but they are considering permanent too. Their offices are based in central London and they are working a flexi remote system.
- To manage all online and offline design output across the business.
- To provide design solutions with high visual impact that express key messages aligned to the design brief, supported by in depth knowledge of design software and tools.
- Attention to detail, an understanding of design and technical expertise. he ability to work to tight deadlines. An eye for detail and accuracy under pressure.
- Build strong relationships with internal colleagues, clients and associated external parties,
- Developing the skills and abilities of junior colleagues including colleague training to facilitate greater depth of design expertise.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
- Provide design support for existing and prospective clients, demonstrating creative flair
- Managing the workload of the design team and recognising where extra support might be needed
- Ability to understand requirements for and produce; infographics, pitch documents, client branding, reports and presentations, advertising and marketing material, websites, videos and much more.
- Stay current on market trends and research that relates to design, communicating and feeding back to other team members
- Ability to take/understand a brief and provide design concepts that fit the brief
- Produce creative design solutions, bringing new and exciting ideas to the table
- Proofing and preparing designs prior to final print
- Building a robust understanding of the brand and business, and adapting and developing the brand
- Designing, preparing and updating new business PowerPoint presentations and client presentations, utilising layout and design skills
- Design and management of client websites
- Graphic design, visual communication, digital design, or related areas of experience
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office/PowerPoint
- Understanding of web design and the WordPress platform
- Experience in brand identity or creative development
- Video editing experience would be nice to have
- Technically-minded and comfortable learning new software quickly
- Detail-oriented with exceptional organisational skills with the innate ability to multi-task and prioritise
- Good understanding of working around various schedules and deadlines
- Excellent communications skills
- Confident when presenting ideas to team members, clients and external parties
- Keeping the momentum going to get stuff done
- Managing expectations through regular communication
- Manage projects and resources (people, material, support) to get things done in an effective and efficient way.
You will be...
- Self-motivated, friendly team player
- Effective in a variety of settings, one to one, small or large groups, with peers, direct reports and managers.
- Experience in working with junior team to build their knowledge and experience of design solutions
- Able to share design skills with wider teams through teach-in and training sessions on PowerPoint tips and techniques
- Develop depth of design knowledge amongst junior team to provide additional support during annual leave and busy periods.
Please send CV and portfolio stating your salary expectations.
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