Full time, permanent position. May consider part time for the right candidate
Salary: £20-25k depending on experience and skill level
Guides for Brides is a successful business based close to Wantage, Oxfordshire. We have a well established website and printed guides, and we are looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join our team.
The perfect candidate will enjoy the challenges of a fast-paced environment, prioritising and managing several projects at the same time, working to deadlines whilst returning quality results. You will be working as part of a creative team and will have help from specialist external designers if required, however as the sole in-house graphic designer you will need to take full responsibility for projects as well as collaborating with other team members.
Ideally we’d like someone looking for a long term position so commitment to the team and the company is as important as core design skills.
This is a varied role and encompasses three areas of design:
1. Printed guides and magazines
You will have full responsibility for putting together our 8 annual printed wedding guides and “Best of the Blog” magazine including layout, designing advertisements for clients and sourcing images, working with the sales and editorial team and managing the deadline.
A natural eye for good design, and at least two years experience in using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Good communication skills, and a confident but tactful manner to interpret briefs from clients with minimal design knowledge
Ability to work closely with other team members
Attention to detail and the patience to check and double check important information
Flexibility and a “can-do” approach to managing print deadlines
Working with our web team to help ensure our website offers a great user experience through clean, clear design concepts, effective calls to action and an obvious “journey”.
An interest in internet psychology and the way people interact with and move around a website
An ability to assess web pages, identify areas of improvement then present and discuss your ideas
An understanding of good web design, however web programming knowledge is not required
3. Marketing collateral
You will be responsible for the design of all marketing collateral to ensure it all adheres to brand guidelines. This extends to working with our editorial and marketing team to design and create marketing emails, adverts, exhibition displays, presentations and other marketing collateral as required.
Creativity with an eye for good, clean, simple design.
Ability to manage multiple deadlines and to liaise with suppliers and printers
If you’d like to find out more or to apply for the position, please send your CV and covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal applications only; we will not be accepting CVs from agencies.
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