Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director

Job Added: 31 January 2019
Applications Close: 15 February 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: akt-uk.com
Twitter: @akt_ii

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director

Are you an AKTer?

If you are a senior creative with a couple of years’ experience in this role who can think conceptually but also likes to get the hands dirty if need be, you might be just right for us.

AKT II is a design-led, multi-award-winning firm of structural, civil and façade engineers, working with some of the world’s greatest architects. We are currently seeking to employ a senior graphic designer or art director to work within our in-house graphics and brand communications team in our London office.

What is the role?

This position would be best suited to a hands-on and experienced designer or art director with a broad skill set and a desire to work in the architectural sector within a design-led company. From our London office, based in Shoreditch, you would be working closely with the Head of Graphics, directors and other members of the graphics and communications team to create stunning concepts and artwork for a wide range of media.
Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Graphics, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Concept and design for interior graphics and installations
• Event branding
• Book/brochure/leaflet design
• Photography (staff portrait, product and event)
• Creating short videos and animations for web, social media and presentations
• Creating presentations using Apple Keynote
• Creating infographics, maps, icons and illustrations
• Researching design trends
• Liaising with printers and other suppliers

Working within a relatively small team, you will also be expected to:

• Prepare images for website and social media
• Update standard marketing material
• Help staff with graphics software troubleshooting

We’d like to hear from you if:

• You have a strong, proven track record in print design.
• You know InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop inside out.
• You have a sound knowledge of video editing / motion design (using Premiere / After Effects).
• You know how to use a camera.
• You are an inquisitive, creative, solution-orientated designer – a collaborative, persuasive and engaging individual who
gives their all to ensure the design is of high quality and fit for purpose.
• You have the aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive, and you can see a project through from initial
concept to completion.
• You have excellent planning, organisational and time management skills, with the ability to balance tasks and
prioritise to meet strict deadlines.
• You have the ability to communicate soundly and have great interpersonal skills.
• You are a hands-on person who will happily help out with day-to-day work of the team.
• You have great attention to detail and a deep-rooted hatred of typos.


• Degree in a visual design discipline
• At least 5 years’ experience in an agency or in-house environment
• Experience/interest in 3D or generative design would be an advantage
• Experience/interest in web design would be an advantage

What’s in it for you?

Apart from a broad variety of satisfying work, a friendly and uncomplicated team and a competitive salary, AKT II also offers a wide range of benefits and a rich social calendar, with many events and company-funded activities. For more details please visit https://akt-uk.com/careers

How to apply

Apply today

If this role is right up your alley, please get in touch as soon as possible. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and relevant folio to [email protected]

Unfortunately due to volume we may only be able to contact successful applicants.