Graze

Senior Designer

Based: Richmond Upon Thames
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 02 August 2019
Website: graze.com
Job Listing Added: 04 July 2019

About us:


The way we see it, we’re all about two things - seriously tasty, wholesome ingredients, and imagination. Why? Because together, they’ve helped us create over 1000 (and counting) ingenious snacks for hungry grazers across the UK and the US. We’re a nimble, tech-led multi-channel retailer on a mission to disrupt the healthy snacking market. We’re on a never-ending hunt for healthier, juicier, crunchier, tastier, fresher, bigger, better! Which basically means, as the one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, we’re always refreshing, rethinking and reinventing.


We’re a bunch of like-minded people but we’re not all the same. We have different experiences, backgrounds and ways of working but we combine well to make it come together.


The role, Senior Designer…


From packaging and POS, to inserts and emails, our small creative agency designs everything in-house. Being part of our in house team will allow you the freedom to own, shape and really get under the skin of the graze brand, as well as working in a fast paced, highly iterative and extremely collaborative environment. We’re our own client!


We are looking for an experienced multidisciplinary designer with a wealth of FMCG knowledge to support our big plans for innovation, as well as the general creative needs of the wider business. Reporting into our Head of Creative, you’ll be leading the design on a variety of exciting projects, so a breadth of design knowledge is essential, but this role will see a big focus on packaging, so you need solid experience in creating incredibly beautiful and effective design solutions across a variety of formats and materials.


What you’ll be responsible for…


-Taking product propositions and developing them into creative packaging solutions
-Collaborating with other teams across the business to develop early stage concepts and scamps that explore multiple creative routes
-Developing final, print ready artwork across a variety of outputs, from digital to packaging
-Supporting our online commercial teams by creating marketing collateral such as posters, press ads and trade flyers
-Designing POS units and other merchandising materials
-Working with our brand team to lead creative solutions for above the line campaigns


What we are looking for in you…


Highly proactive with the ability to initiate concepts and develop them through to completion
A real people person full of creative energy who enjoys collaborating with multiple teams
Able to bring your ideas to life both verbally and visually and comfortable presenting to key stakeholders
Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst being highly adaptable
Solution-focused, proactive, resilient and able to use feedback as a tool to progress and improve.
Passionate about design and up to date with the latest trends, particularly within food and drink FMCG.
Able to work to brand guidelines and use them as a tool to develop creative ideas
Happy to chip in and help the team out with various design tasks and projects
You’ll have…


It’s likely you’ll have extensive and proven experience in designing for FMCG, ideally for a food or drink brand, either in-house or agency side, with a portfolio that demonstrates your outstanding skills and creativity.
Experience in creating packaging, from first concepts through to approving on press
Experience in designing for digital formats such as email and social.
Serious skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
A solid knowledge of printing processes and how to set up print ready artwork
An understanding of how to create effective, cut through design for the retail environment
Impeccable layout skills.


What’s in it for you?


Imagine being part of one of the fastest growing food businesses! We’re always moving into new commercial areas of retail, online and even new geographies. You’ll pick up new skills and experiences, broadening your knowledge and capabilities to push you to the next level.


We encourage active learning with learning lunches, networking events or more formal qualifications


At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, there’s some seriously smart, informed, helpful, modest, funny and dedicated people at graze HQ!


You’d be part of a culture that revolves around each of us doing a great job by being helpful, open, inclusive, pioneering, commercially aware, persistent and honest. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Tons of activities to join including yoga, HIIT classes, touch rugby, team breakfasts and even fortnightly massages.


Friday drinks in the office and at local pubs, and great team socials.

How to Apply