Junior Designer

Based: London
Level: Junior
Salary: £27,094
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 08 February 2018
Twitter: @shelter
Job Listing Added: 09 January 2018

We’re looking for a highly creative individual with excellent design and artworking skills to join us as Junior Designer. You will take on concept driven projects and help us produce fresh, original and ‘on brand’ work.

The creative team are a friendly and committed bunch that function as a full service in-house agency delivering creativity to the highest standard for all areas of Shelter. We regularly collaborate with the Brand, Marketing and Online colleagues too, and are responsible for delivering conceptual creative ideas and communications that can seamlessly translate to all print and online media. Join us in this varied and fast-paced role, and you could soon be helping us to take a variety of briefs from concept through to completion.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Working alongside a creative lead, mid-weight designer, creative art worker and creative copywriter, we’ll rely on you to support all areas of the business with a range of design and artwork requests. You’ll work across an array of communications from integrated fundraising and event promotion to printed materials for our advice services and digital graphics for our campaigns and policy work. Helping to develop and implement Shelter’s branded visual identity across all media channels will be important too, as will troubleshooting (updating designs with awareness for brand style for example). Taking on concept driven projects; working with all departments within Shelter to support their design and art-working needs – all are aspects of this exciting and challenging role.
You can work on several projects simultaneously, often to tight deadlines, is key. We’ll also be looking for thorough attention to detail in artworking with the ability to adhere to brand guidelines is a must. You will ideally have at least 18 months experience as either a designer or art worker with knowledge of web standard rules for the creation of artwork and supplying graphics and illustration files in the right format is also a given, as is proficiency using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (with familiarity with other Adobe programs a definite plus). You must be thorough in checking your work and making sure there are no mistakes, and confident and comfortable creating concepts in response to a brief. When it comes to supporting re-determined concepts with further design and art working solutions, your work is high quality and on brand.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV along with your portfolio via this link: Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.