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Graphic Design Lead

Job Added: 13 August 2019
Applications Close: 12 September 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: forpeople.com

We are looking for a Design Lead to join our Graphics & Digital team to work across a range of disciplines including brand strategy, brand identity, websites, digital experiences, communications, packaging and moving image.

You’ll be responsible for leading the design and development of creative projects, providing guidance and direction to the rest of the team and championing creative excellence at all times.

Depending on the project, you should expect to:

● Be pivotal in the designing process and creatively lead concept design/development projects
● Execute all projects based on given briefs and schedules, ensuring work meets time, cost and quality targets
● Bring fresh and innovative design ideas, providing meaningful insight to enhance overall project quality
● Integrate with colleagues from a range of disciplines including product, interiors, experience, service, interaction and moving image
● Work as a member of a client team, developing strong client relationships
● Facilitate internal and client creative workshops
● Be an inspirational figure, mentoring more junior Designers and Interns
● Champion creative excellence

Who we are:

forpeople is a multi-disciplinary creative agency, making distinctly human products and experiences for some of the world’s most interesting and innovative companies - including Coca-Cola, Cunard, Herman Miller, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Yamaha, Panasonic and NIO.

Founded in 2004, today we’re an intensely collaborative group of over a hundred specialists, working together in a remarkable old pickle factory in South London across projects that span industrial design, strategy & insight, interiors, forecasting, user experience and brand communications.

Our work is wide-reaching and ever-changing, yet always anchored by a single, simple focus. People. Because ultimately, if design isn’t for people, then who is it for?

Who we’d like to find:

Since 2004, we’ve grown from only four to over one hundred by finding the right people – people that don’t only slot right in to our studio culture, but bring something incredible to it.

This role requires:

● A multi-disciplinary approach to projects with a curious, collaborative mind
● Significant experience leading a design team, managing and mentoring more junior Designers
● Significant experience working with leading brands, developing visual systems that flex across websites, campaigns, communications, packaging, and films
● A passion for bold, simple design with a youthful spirit
● Experience working at a similarly senior level within a creative or design consultancy
● Running multiple projects simultaneously
● Working well under time pressure and with quick turn-arounds
● Strong story-telling skills
● A developing portfolio of innovative and creative design work
● Ambition to take on more responsibility, grow a team and manage client relationships
● Competent user of 2D design software (Adobe)
● Strong presentation skills

You’ll stand out if you:

● Are plugged in to popular culture with awareness of what’s going in in fashion, music, technology, sustainability and wider culture
● Are creative, optimistic and entrepreneurial
● Are driven to succeed, decisive and can dependably deliver
● Are collaborative, influential and respectful of values

People mean the world to us. That includes looking after our own, with things like:

● Global clients and world-class work
● A competitive salary
● A strong bonus and benefits package, reflecting both company and personal performance
● Training, support and personal career development
● A generous company pension
● A unique, inspiring working environment filled with incredible, likeminded people

How to apply

Interested in hearing more? Send your CV and a portfolio of recent work to Robbie: [email protected]