Holmes Wood


Job Added: 26 February 2020
Applications Close: 27 March 2020
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: holmes-wood.com
Twitter: @_holmeswood

Holmes Wood is a leading design company specialising in the creation of beautiful and effective design solutions that help people navigate and experience the world around them. Blending aesthetics and function, our multi-disciplinary team of designers combine unique expertise to produce award-winning wayfinding, graphics, placemaking, information design, exhibition design, branded environments, print design and motion graphics. Taking into consideration both the bigger picture and the granular detail, the team combines creative flair with commercial know-how to achieve maximum impact for clients.

About the Role

You are a creative, talented and committed artworker, passionate about design and the design to artwork process, with meticulous attention to detail. You will have experience of artworking graphics for the built environment, alongside experience in information graphics, print and branding.

Being able to work with direction from the design leads within the studio is a pre-requisite, as is having strong communication skills and the confidence to get involved in all stages of the design to artwork, and production processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide an effective artworking role in the design team working across the graphic design disciplines.
  • Under the guidance of the project leader and/or senior designer, provide artworking for any assigned project, including branding, wayfinding, interpretation, and environmental design projects.
  • Oversee typographic rules, print and colour testing, image retouching and issued artwork files.
  • Issue final artwork to contractors and printers, alongside relevant design information documents.
  • Gain a full understanding of the brief as assigned by the lead designer.
  • Maintain an understanding of current design, materials, finishes and techniques.
  • Show complete attention to detail.
  • Deliver work according to an agreed timescale, and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Keep paper samples and colour swatches up to date.
  • Assist in the preparation of any presentations as required.
  • Attend any meetings/presentations as required both internally and externally.
  • Maintain all records and files relating to the design work for each project.
  • Assist in achieving studio and project goals.
  • Add insight and value to projects.
  • Carry out ad hoc duties as requested.

About You

Skills & Experience Required

  • Skilled in typography, colour, mapping, iconography, infographics and composition.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of pre-press and working with litho and digital printers.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills.
  • Time management including the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills in Adobe Creative Suite – must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK