GRAPHIC DESIGNER (MIDWEIGHT)

Full time £40k

The workload will be varied across branding, web design, social and broader advertising as well as Boldspace’s presentation, pitch and marketing efforts. Great design is an essential part of furthering our purpose of making an objective, positive impact by building meaningful brands and creating bold communications. This role will flow out of our brand strategy and inject distinctive impact into our branding, creative advertising and PR.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience and bring a true creative spirit to the role, having worked building compelling brand identities and guidelines, designing striking websites and creating beautiful, flawless decks.

A strong portfolio and the ability to come up with varied options in response to a brief, backed with strong creative justifications is essential. We want someone who understands adding and taking away cultural meanings to and from their designs depending on the brief and the strategy. We want someone who wants a challenge, joining an exciting agency doing things differently. We want someone with a viewpoint who is driven, meticulously detail-focused and who can present work passionately, with conviction.

 

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a Graphic Designer to cover varied client-facing work as well as overseeing Boldspace’s content and collateral. You will work alongside and guide another more junior, excellent designer.

Reporting to the Chief Brand Officer and Art Director you’ll be a significant contributor to our activity and development as we grow our portfolio. You’ll be required to take ownership of creative briefs, sometimes working alone and at other times working as a team to meet internal and client requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the design standards of the agency with bold, beautiful work
  • Lead various client projects across branding, web, social and advertising assets
  • Bring a strong understanding of typography, layout, and brand identity principles
  • Design a varied range of assets for the agency from pitch documents to social campaigns and development of our own brand.
  • Develop creative concepts and produce innovative artwork style guides
  • Confidently present design concepts.
  • Identify key trends and creative developments inside and outside of the industry.

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Must have a good working knowledge of the Adobe package: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time extremely well.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines.
  • A desire to develop the company and contribute with ideas to improve processes and practices.

THE ATTRIBUTES WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Adaptability: we want someone that can adapt their style to the brief but ensure all design is both meaningful and striking.
  • Attention to detail: fundamentally we want smart people who can provide great thinking and work for our clients. Detail is absolutely crucial in every page of every piece of work.
  • Independence: our culture is about getting the job done, it’s not about a 9-5 job in the office. We want people who are flexible and take responsibility and initiative for their own work, development and careers. We trust you to do your job and put in 110% – and for that, we provide a culture of ultimate flexibility and trust.
  • Communications: you will have strong communication skills with a focus on both intra- and inter-team collaboration.
  • Writing: you have the ability to communicate well in writing and will proactively proof work you design where relevant, not just design it, ensuring the final piece of work is the highest standard.
  • A creative mindset: we need people who have ideas and are not afraid to share them. People who can think about the problems and challenges our clients face and how we can drive real insight and intelligence that helps them to solve them.

THE BEHAVIOURS WE’RE LOOKING FOR

DRIVE

We are all different, but we must each find the fire inside us that inspires and enables us to think big, push harder and find our edge. We are unashamedly ambitious and competitive. We must create great work, try to make a dent in everything we touch and win.

IDEAS

We understand finding the best ideas requires us all to be bold, honest, vulnerable, brave and open at all times. We must all contribute. We must seek out and entertain new, conflicting opinions and thoughts to our own. We must be able to disagree, challenge, fail and go again. Boldspace is a safe, empathetic environment for every invention and every failure.

DETAIL

We care about and take pride in every full stop, every spelling, every comma, every line break, every word in every email, every page of every pitch deck, every proof of every document. How we present ourselves and our work is everything. We accept mistakes once, but not the same mistake twice.

PROACTIVITY

Reactivity is never enough. We must all shift the dial, unasked. Each of us must put unprompted items on our to-do lists every week. One additional proactive email, one proactive marketing idea, one proactive quick call. One extra action, that one day, will make a year- changing difference.

TOGETHERNESS

We stand together. We care about understanding each other, helping each other, sharing our views, knowledge and passions and absorbing each other’s. We celebrate and respect our diversity – of thought, difference, opinion and experience. Each of us are a crucial, valued component of a bold, shared vision.

 

COMPANY VALUES AND CULTURE

BOLDNESS: We are proactively confident and courageous in our attitude and approach.

TRANSPARENCY: We are honest with our clients and each other.

EMPATHY: We care about each other and the world we live in.

CHALLENGE: We question what we are told and how things seem.

PROGRESSIVENESS: Our environment, company, people & product must always be better.

 

WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN

You can expect a truly radical place to work with maximum freedom and benefits:

Learning & development: everyone has a compulsory 1/2 day a month to learn, read and develop where they see fit.

Pensions: a 5% employer contribution.

Equipment: choose your own equipment – let us know which tools you need and we’ll get them for you.

Holiday: unlimited holiday (including all UK public holidays) – we trust our staff to take the time they need and still excel in their jobs – and days off for birthdays and moving house are guaranteed.

Flexible working: complete choice over where you work each day.

Transparent salary bandings: We have a salary framework visible to all to ensure equal pay for equal work and we recognise and reward you when your responsibilities increase.

Socials: team socials regularly, chosen by the team.

Team retreats: time to get to know each other away from the office.

Bonus: transparent bonus structure that includes % of salary based on objectives met, 5% commission on any new business brought into the agency, and £1k employee referral bonus.

Supporting good causes: we contribute some of our outperformance to charitable causes which the team help choose.

Wellness: time within working hours every week for those that want or need it.

Monthly benefits budget: £50 per month, every month, to spend on whatever you want – from a home-delivered vegetable box and discounted gym memberships, to mental health support and professional coaching.

 

A CARBON NEUTRAL BUSINESS

Boldspace measures its performance on profit, people and planet combined. From day one, we will offset your carbon footprint entirely. The cost of this is covered 100% by the company.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a CV of maximum two pages (preferably one) and your portfolio of work to jointheteam@boldspace.com.

 

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