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Design Council

Junior Designer

Job Added: 26 November 2019
Applications Close: 05 January 2020
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £25,000 to £25,000
Twitter: @design council

About Design Council

Design Councils purpose is to make life better by design.

We are an independent charity and the UK governments advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.

How does this role fit in with the bigger picture?

The Marketing & Communications team has a critical role to play in growing the revenues of our business and raising our profile. Our in-house studio conceives, creates and develops campaigns to support all areas of Design Council’s work.

The role of Junior Designer plays an integral part in creating and producing digital and print creative solutions to meet our marketing needs to support our programmes, to contribute to the development of our brand and assist in the acquisition of new business opportunities, whilst ensuring consistency across all communications by working closely with our key stakeholders. This role reports to the Senior Designer who manages the studio.

What does the Junior Designer do?

  • Design develop and artwork Design Council printed and online communications. This will include materials such as document templates, new logo lock ups, reports, charts, bid proposals, PowerPoint presentations, advertising, digital communications and large format displays.
  • Deliver inspiring, bold and innovative design solutions from brief to concepts through development to implementation/production
  • Advocate Design Council brand for internal and external clients and ensure that it is applied consistently without compromising brand integrity
  • Provide assistance, design expertise and technical advice to project leaders and the wider Design Council as necessary
  • Manage print production (to include writing print specifications, obtaining quotes, managing external suppliers and contributing to an up-to-date reliable and efficient print supplier list which adheres to the studios environmental requirements.
  • Update and maintain digital and print library of Design Council collateral

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Ensure you comply with Design Council operational policies and procedures including financial and risk management, project management and evaluation processes, brand guide lines and internal health and safety policy

Does this sound like you?

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Diploma or higher qualification in visual communication and design
  • Advanced technical skills in using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Desirable but not essential experience in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word)
  • An understanding of the UK design industry

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven experience of working in a studio environment with comprehensive understanding of design for print and digital communications (including; brand identity, corporate communications, integrated campaigns, information design, advertising, brand development)
  • Able to respond creatively to a brief as well as to estimate the resource required to deliver
  • Experience and comprehensive understanding of design production processes and pre-press art working
  • Advanced understanding of printing processes and materials


  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams with good interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Acute attention to detail and refined design sensibility
  • Highly organised
  • Proactive and can do attitude
  • Ability to work in under pressure in fast paced environments to tight deadlines
  • Solutions focused

Equality & Diversity

Design Council is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Appointments are made on merit.

How to apply

Please send your CV, Supporting Statement and Portfolio (PDF – under 10mb) to [email protected] to be considered for this post.

Alternatively, for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Brendah Kabasiita on 020 7420 5276.