Graphic Designer

Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
25 Apr 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Hours
Full Time

This role for a graphic designer to backfill for an existing role for 4 months.

Responsibilities

  • Thinking creatively to produce innovative design concepts and recommendations to ensure appropriate and effective communications that meet a design brief. 
  • Using a range of creative styles to design all publications and specialist material to promote campaigns, services and events in a cost-effective and professional manner.
  • Acting as a guardian of the corporate brand together with the other members of the strategic communications team to ensure our corporate brand guidelines are always adhered to. 
  • Refreshing the branding periodically as decided by the Head of Strategic Communications.
  • Working closely with the account leads providing creative design advice, delivering multi-design projects, working flexibly and keeping them up-to-date on progress throughout a project, ensuring that all design work meets agreed deadlines and budgets.
  • Working direct with clients for externally commissioned work, providing advice and design services.
  • Keeping them up-to-date with progress and ensuring work meets agreed deadlines and budgets.
  • Supporting the strategic communications team as required with cartographic, illustrative, photographic, video editing and web design/CSS skills and ensuring all work meets accessibility standards.
  • Working with the print room to enable accurate estimates and helping to deliver efficient print commissioning and production.
  • Maintaining high levels of accuracy and paying attention to detail.
  • All design work to be proofed by the designer and communications account leads before printing.
  • Working with the digital officers to provide design solutions to be used in new digital channels, for example social media/website and MailChimp digital newsletter. 
  • Assisting the digital team with the production and editing of videos as required. 
  • Completing graphic design projects when urgent requests are received from clients/printers to satisfy/meet deadlines. 
  • Overall design quality and accuracy.

About You

  • HND or equivalent in Graphic Design qualification 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Up-to-date relevant software training 
  • Demonstrable experience working with Apple Mac computers and relevant professional software
  • Knowledge of the print process and associated artwork requirements 
  • Must be able to demonstrate the abilities to plan/organise own workload, and work with minimum supervision 
  • Ability to work accurately 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal