The Old Vic

Junior Designer

Based: London
Level: Junior
Salary: £22,000 to £24,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 16 February 2018
Twitter: @oldvictheatre
Job Listing Added: 07 February 2018

The Junior Graphic Designer will work under the supervision of the existing Graphic Designer to manage the in-house design output of The Old Vic. They will be a key member of the Marketing team, collaborating with the Marketing Managers to ensure timely and creative design solutions for marketing campaigns for all of our productions, as well as supporting the design needs of all departments across the organisation. The design team will also have a key relationship with Pentagram, The Old Vic’s creative and branding agency, working with them to roll out creative concepts and brand identities for each production and for the organisation itself. The role is predominantly focused on design for print and branding, though there is a digital design element involved.


Key Responsibilities:

• To work under the guidance of the Graphic Designer to design and produce finished artwork for printed marketing materials, on and offline campaign assets, production programmes and packaging, Development Department and Education Department artwork, generic theatre artwork and any other Old Vic related artwork.
• To assist in the design and production of digital artwork for the Old Vic website and online marketing initiatives.
• Liaise with clients and suppliers externally and all departments internally.
• To be a design resource for print, repro-ready artwork and web-ready artwork.
• To work with all departments and meet their design requirements as and when needed and to agreed deadlines under the supervision of the Graphic Designer.
• To assist in the production of Old Vic print and digital programmes.
• To adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
• To take responsibility for procurement of design studio supplies.
• To be the lead contact with external printers for sending jobs to print.
• To ensure all work is archived and backed up.
• To maintain workstation, manage files on the server and keep to an agreed naming protocol.
• To support the Marketing Director and Marketing team in ensuring The Old Vic brand and sub brands are used consistently and are in keeping with our brand guidelines at all times.
• To assist the Graphic Designer with external design agencies and suppliers as instructed by the Marketing Director/ Commercial and Communications Director
• To keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments.


This is not an exhaustive list of duties and The Old Vic's management may, at any time, allocate other tasks which are of a similar nature or level.


Person Specification


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualities:


Essential:

• Experience in design for online and offline media.
• Experience of print design and setting up files for print.
• Experience of working within brand guidelines
• Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator CC,.
• Proven ability to create impactful and fresh and contemporary designs, taking a project from brief through to delivery of the final artwork.
• Likely to be educated to degree level in graphic design or possess equivalent industry experience.
• Experience working in creative communications or marketing.
• Good understanding of typography.
• Proactive and self-motivated.
• Display a good design eye.
• Have a keen eye for detail and good communication skills.
• Ability to work on multiple briefs at the same time and manage time effectively across these.
• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and to prioritise a varied workload.
• Ability to manage and prioritise the creatively exciting elements of the role with the more strategic brand requirements.
• Flexible, adaptable approach and able to reprioritise work as necessary.


Desirable:

• Working knowledge of HTML5 for the creation of animated banner design and responsive email.
• Experience using Sizmek for online advertisements
• Interest and enthusiasm for working in a theatre.
• Experience of working in an in-house studio environment.
• Experience of working within an Arts/Culture environment.
• Experience in Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro.

How to Apply

For more information about the role, please download the Job Description on our Work For Us page.
To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a completed application form (quoting your name and the vacancy job title in the subject line).

***Please include a link to view your portfolio as part of your application.
Closing Date for Applications: 5pm Friday 16 February 2018
Please note, we will not accept CVs alone.
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We also invite candidates to complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring survey via our Work for Us page.