Digital Designer - ongoing contract

My client are a leading technology company and are now seeking a Creative digital designer with up-to-date knowledge of web and print design best practices. This is initially on a temporray/ongoing basis, with a view to potentially going permanent in the future.
You will be required to interpret the needs of the business and its clients, to design solutions with a high visual impact, that are optimised for the digital environment.
You will be expected to deliver on a variety of interesting projects for world-leading brands. These can include email marketing campaigns, digital advertising, website development, conceptual documents, interactive directories and brochures, infographics, social media management, presentations, whitepapers, video production, CMS management and more.
You will work within the Marketing team to contribute to the continued success of the business.

Key Duties:
• Work as part of the Design Team, taking a lead from the senior designer, alongside the rest of Marketing.
• Use the latest digital thinking to work up original and creative ideas that will operate effectively across digital platforms.
• Working to digital design briefs, understanding requirements and internal needs, showing an ability to solve problems effectively and creatively.
• Manage time and delivery expectations to meet the objectives of each brief.
• Develop new design concepts, graphics, templates, wireframes and layouts, as well as iconography for animations, videos and infographics where required.
• Make full use of the Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5 and CSS3, with knowledge of best practices applied across design, front-end web development, email campaigns and social media.
• Prepare and present your designs so that your solutions can be delivered to various stakeholders (including Group companies) in a confident and thought-out manner, assisting the campaign team to pitch the concept with confidence. Producing design work for both digital and litho print, using appropriate layout and margin, colour, trim, bleed, slug, flattening, compression, 4 over 4 etc.

Key Personal Qualities:
• Team player
• Excellent communicator
• Strong influencer
• Creative
• Work well under pressure
• Rigour & attention to detail
• Deliver on time to agreed plan
• Flexibility and commitment

Key Skills / Qualifications:
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
• HTML5 and CSS3, with knowledge of best practices applied across front-end web development, email campaigns and custom sites.
• Creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality, with a strong grounding in branding, iconography, typography and more.
• Ability to work to brief and communicate effectively within the Marketing team and across the wider business; proficient in meeting commitments to time, costs and deadlines.
• Knowledge of digital dimensions, colour, extensions, compression and storage, to ensure consistent and accurate, pixel-perfect files are delivered.
• Understanding of how email marketing works, and the technical requirements involved.
• Knowledge of best practices in producing design work for both digital and litho print, using appropriate layout and margin, colour, trim, bleed, slug, flattening, compression, 4 over 4 etc.
• Up-to-date with the latest digital and UI trends, techniques, and technologies.
• A strong portfolio of digital and printed works, displaying graphic design and web design capability.
• Must be a self-starter.

Desired Skills / Qualifications (Not essential):
• 2+ years or equivalent of Web and Graphic Design experience.
• Fully fledged front-end web development portfolio, with additional skills in implementing JS, jQuery and PHP, to design bespoke sites and landing pages.
• Video production, editing and marketing, with a focus on Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects.
• Knowledge of the Silverstripe CMS platform.
• Knowledge of SEO and best practices.
• Skills in social media management and working across multiple digital platforms

Please send your CV to Emma Baylis on e.baylis@select.co.uk or call for more info on 01603 615511. When submitting your CV please also send across a link to your portolio.

Job Summary

Job Title Digital Designer - ongoing contract
Location Diss
Job Type Temp
Salary Negotiable
Last Updated 10/04/2018
Reference SL49098
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