Mid-Weight / Senior Graphic Designer

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: £30,000 to £34,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 19 April 2019
Twitter: @HemingwayDesign
Job Listing Added: 12 April 2019

Mid-Weight / Senior Graphic & Editorial Designer at HemingwayDesign


HemingwayDesign are seeking an ambitious and skilled graphic and editorial designer to join our multi-disciplinary design team. Our work takes us across visual design, interiors, architecture, place making and regeneration, exhibitions, events, products and fashion – and we do it all with a community-focused, social and ethical conscience. We are a small(ish) team who work hard, share values, laugh a lot and listen to great music in the office.

Your role here will include working on a variety of visual design projects including identity and branding projects, graphic design for print and digital marketing as well as editorial design for projects spanning place branding, events, placemaking, regeneration and urban design. There will be opportunities to work with freelance photographers, illustrators, digital designers, copywriters and typographers, as well as art directing. We only work on projects we believe in, and we tend to have brilliant clients.

We have a philosophy that ‘design is about improving the things that matter in life’ and we apply this to every project that we work on. We are lucky enough to be in a position where we can be selective about the projects that we bid for – if it doesn’t align with our values then we don’t go for it, it’s as simple as that, and we consider social purpose and sustainability at every stage of a job, from our commitment to co-design to our passion for upcycled materials.

This is a full-time position with an immediate start.

Skills and experience required:

• Several years of industry experience
• Proficiency in the full Adobe Creative Suite
• A strong portfolio exhibiting examples of conceptual brand identities, packaging design, digital design, beautiful page layouts and typography
• Picture research and editing skills
• An eye for contemporary photography, illustration, typography, iconography, form, colour, and composition
• A genuine enthusiasm for the arts, travel, lifestyle and awareness of current trends in graphic, print and digital design
• Experience in areas of brand design, editorial design, graphic design for publishing
• Passion for print, magazines, brand identities and digital design
• Some experience of digital design for websites and social media
• Experience or the desire to work across urban design, interior, place making, graphic, marketing and brand design from conception to completion
• Ability to be versatile, work autonomously and manage multiple work streams and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Highly creative and full of bright ideas
• Ability to build good relationships internally and externally
• Active interest in and knowledge of current design, media, social and cultural trends
• Rigorous attention to detail, high standards and pride in your work
• Strong communication skills with fluent spoken and written English
• An interest in and passion for our shared values of sustainability, social responsibility and using design to ultimately improve lives.

Role responsibilities and requirements:

• Work closely with and reporting directly to the creative director / design directors
• Work with a multi-disciplinary design team to deliver urban design, regeneration, architecture, interiors, product, brand, graphic, marketing, fashion and service design projects
• Develop projects from brief / conception to completion
• Prepare design presentations
• Meeting with design team to discuss the objectives and requirements of each project
• Thinking creatively to contribute / produce new ideas and concepts for all HemingwayDesign projects
• Ability to respond to brief and meet objectives and tight deadlines of the project
• Presenting finalised ideas and concepts within tight time frames
• Attend client meetings in conjunction with the lead designer; contribute to meetings and take meeting notes where necessary
• Assistance at HemingwayDesign events including Vintage Festival, Classic Car Boot Sale and Urban Village Fete

Salary and benefits:

• Salary dependant on experience and skills
• Four weeks paid holiday plus all public holidays
• The business will be operating a four / four-and-a-half-day week for a trial period during the summer months of July and August 2019

How to Apply

How to apply: Interested in applying for this position? Don’t just send us a CV but show us what you can bring to the HemingwayDesign posse. What is required: • A strong portfolio of comprehensive and creative relevant previous work and CV with experience
• Cover letter outlining why you want to work with us, and why you’d be the perfect fit for our team
• Past favourite projects we have worked on, and how they relate to our practice Please email [email protected] with ‘Work With Us’ in the subject field. Application deadline: 19 April 2019 No telephone calls or agencies please.