Posted on 13 July 2017
Design Consultant at BrightCarbonBrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK and in the USA. We help our clients with their presentations and e-learning, by taking their text-heavy content, and finding the right visuals and animations to tell their stories in ways that are compelling and persuasive.
We help our customers to launch their products, train their staff, and win big deals. Most of what we do is to create presentations, but we also create motion graphics, infographics, and pretty much anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. Check out our website – www.brightcarbon.com – for examples – we don’t use bullet points.
BrightCarbon is looking to recruit a new design consultant to work with a diverse global client-base. The majority of the role consists of designing the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. Working alone or in a small team for each project, you will help translate what a client is trying to say into the right images, graphs, charts, and animated sequences to help get the point across clearly while looking amazing. You’ll present your ideas to clients, listen to their feedback, and work collaboratively to create presentations and other visuals that delight.
In a business world where a lot of communication is done using PowerPoint, you will soon become fluent. You’ll get to work on a huge mix of projects – from informal explainer videos for new start-ups, to quick turnaround presentations within conservative brand guidelines for some of the world’s biggest companies. You need to be comfortable on PCs and with Photoshop and Illustrator. We’ll teach you presentation software from scratch to an advanced level.
This is an unusual role. For the right candidate, this could be a brilliant opportunity to do varied and rewarding work with a high degree of autonomy, and as part of an interesting and transparent company. As well as a contributory pension, we offer a profit-share bonus scheme, individual training and inspiration budgets, a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme for three weeks each year, and a paid volunteering day. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday off as extra paid leave.
We are looking for a talented designer who thinks visually and who can make things look beautiful. We would expect you to have some real-world design experience, and a strong portfolio. Some of our design team have degrees in graphic design, animation, product design, or fine art – but others are self-taught; what we really care about is what you can do. If you want to work on six-month conceptual projects, this probably isn’t for you – our typical projects last days or weeks, not months. We think that – and the huge range of clients and work – keeps things interesting.
The right person will be fast and accurate, enjoy working on a range of projects, and be comfortable explaining their work. This role would suit somebody who can work independently or as part of a small team, juggle projects to meet deadlines, and who enjoys getting things done. You probably have a creative side outside of work – be that in a quirky hobby or an unusual interest.
This job could be based out of our Manchester office, but for the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from home or the local coffee shop, as long as clients are happy. Not every great candidate lives – or wants to live – in a major city. We organise co-working space or office shares for our staff in a number of cities. A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may be required.
How to ApplyTo apply, please send your designed in PDF format to careers(at)brightcarbon.com with a link to your portfolio in your email.
Again as a ‘Word’ of warning – if it seems like you really don’t care what your CV looks like, we probably won’t interview you. Please don’t send huge attachments (5MB limit). Mark your applications for Vincent Thompson’s attention.