Graphicks Design

Design Director

Job Added: 14 June 2019
Applications Close: 14 July 2019
Level: Director, Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @_graphicks

We’re looking for a brilliantly creative, proactive team player to lead our hard-working and enthusiastic design team. You will be responsible for leading the creative output of the agency, ensuring that it is of an award-winning standard, as well contributing excellent creative problem-solving ideas to push the boundaries of briefs and pitches. This is a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to grow in a dynamic, expanding agency.

You’ll be working alongside the Strategy Director, supported by our Operations Manager and the whole creative team. You will have the opportunity to grow the creative team in line with business requirements.

Competitive salary dependent on experience, as well as opportunities for professional training and development.

• Continuously improving the creative output and innovation of the agency across all channels
• Creative team management, mentoring and support
• Continuously improving creative team education

Job description

Creative work
• Working with the Strategy Director to produce creative ideas and design work that meet and exceed client briefs for pitches and ongoing projects
• Effectively communicating your creative thinking and argument verbally and visually
• Producing excellent, precisely thought-through brand identities for pitches with imagination and flair
• Creating high quality brand identities that can be effectively applied across all channels
• Producing comprehensive brand guidelines that can be passed through to the studio for seamless application to collateral
• Occasionally taking part in creative pitches to clients

Team Management
• Overseeing the daily output of the whole design team to ensure that all work is of an excellent standard, delivering strong, clear and aspirational creative guidance to design team
• Supporting and mentoring the whole creative team to continuously improve their output
• Keeping up-to-date with design and industry trends, and sharing your insights with the creative team

• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a senior creative at an agency or in-house
• A strong portfolio demonstrating excellent, thoughtful creative execution across print and digital
• Minimum 1-year experience running a small design team, including digital design
• Ability to effectively communicate your creative thinking and argument verbally and visually
• Expert use of all major design software including animation suites as well as Adobe
• Multi-tasker who likes working in a fun, fast-paced agency environment
• Ability to respond to changing priorities quickly and prioritise effectively
• Eagle eye for detail
• Can-do attitude

• Some knowledge of coding for web
• Experience of HTML and web building platforms like Squarespace or WordPress
• An interest in UX design
• Illustration or photography skills

About Graphicks
Based in Borough, Graphicks was founded by Will Hicks in 2012. Our design philosophy is creative and concise: we create intelligent, impactful identities and deliver messages that provoke clear action to help our clients sell their products and ideas.

How to apply

Please send your CV, portfolio and a covering letter telling us why you’d be suitable for the role and why you’d like to work for Graphicks to [email protected]