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Calvert 22 Foundation / The Calvert Journal

Lead Designer

Job Added: 03 July 2019
Applications Close: 02 August 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £34,000 to £38,000
Twitter: @calvertjournal

Job title: Lead Designer
Reporting to: Editor-in-Chief
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent, with 6 months probation period


The Lead Designer will enhance our brand, make our media platforms exciting and user-friendly, and be able to transform content ideas into multimedia experiences.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work within the Calvert 22 Foundation brand guidelines to create layouts for The Calvert Journal and other platforms that reinforce the organisation’s style and voice through visual touchpoints
  • Take the lead on establishing the look and feel of various interfaces, including web and mobile
  • Design logos, icons and infographics
  • Work with the Journal team to visualise content
  • Source and produce images and video footage
  • Ensure brand cohesion across all design projects
  • Act as line manager for design team/web including consultants

Person Specification

  • Inspiring, with a strong sense of visual aesthetics and the ability to formulate effective concepts
  • Someone who understands editorial and can work to tight deadlines
  • A multitasker, managing timelines and expectations without compromising quality
  • Good team player and communicator with the ability to effectively take direction as well as delegate work

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • 5+ years experience with transitions, animation, motion design and dynamic interaction, with a solid foundation in typography, layout and design
  • Excellent visual, written and verbal communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
  • Up to date with the latest technologies, best practices and industry trends
    Solid proficiency with Adobe Design Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), InVision and Sketch
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Setup and configuration of build tools such as Webpack, Gulp & Bower
  • Strong understanding of editorial processes and design issues related to the production of a regularly updated online publication

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter (maximum one page) detailing your suitability to [email protected] - please state the position you are applying for and where you heard about the vacancy in the email subject box. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.