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Junior Graphic Designer

Opportunity closes: 1st Jun 2023
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: National Living Wage

Website: linkedin.com
Instagram: @Thisis_xyz

Job Description – Junior Graphic Designer

About XYZ:

XYZ is an independent brand experience agency founded in 2012 by Will Mould and Paul Stanway. We conceive, design, and deliver brand experiences based on insights, creativity, innovation, and effectiveness - from packaging design to interactive immersive experiences, from creative strategy and toolkits to large scale live event experiences. We cause and affect.

We base our work on commercial creativity, designed to change the behaviour of whichever audience we are engaging - consumers, businesses, media, or employees. Designing with the end result in mind and delivering the best possible execution of the experience, we out-think the problem and our competitors. As an agency we commit to delivering to the highest possible standards no matter the scale or complexity of the project.

Our mission is to produce the most innovative and effective brand experiences that our clients have ever seen.

  • We have many disciplines, but we are one team at XYZ
  • No "ninjas", no "rockstars" - everyone has an important role to play and it's only through shared endeavour that we all win
  • We want you to be honest - ask questions, especially awkward ones.
  • We believe in affirmative judgement & encouragement
  • We challenge - the briefs, each other, and conventional wisdom
  • We are resilient - we see things through, finishing as strongly as we start
  • We strive to create an environment that enables everyone to do their best work, supported and with confidence
  • As an agency, teams and individuals we strive to be better every day

The Role:

Junior Graphic Designer

Responsibilities (General)

  • Prioritise daily workload for yourself and other members of the team to ensure you remain organised and monitor progress to meet planned deadlines
  • Communicate proactively and professionally with your colleagues
  • Be available and approachable
  • Be open, honest and contribute positively to the company culture
  • Keep up to date with social, digital, and cultural trends
  • Maintain up-to-date industry knowledge through reading publications and journals, attending / participating in appropriate industry events
  • Continually work to improve client relationships and satisfaction

Responsibilities (Creative)

  • Conceptualise and create innovative designs and graphics using Adobe Suite
  • Work closely with the Design Lead, Creative Director and in house creative team to build and create collateral materials, print ready files for production teams, client presentations and visual assets for Marketing & New business teams
  • Help the team create polished presentations and design elements for live projects within the agency and new business pitches

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Previous graphic design experience within a working environment
  • BA/BS/BFA degree desirable but not essential
  • Confident in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, After Effects (no essential)
  • Experience in presentation design; Keynote
  • Ability to conceptualise, illustrate and create graphic artwork based on brand brief requirements with the ability to follow brand guidelines and adapt to different client/brand needs.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and priorities workload
  • Bring fresh ideas to the team and challenge the status quo
  • High quality control and attention to detail
  • Experience in packaging artwork files and making print ready
  • Knowledge in printing techniques desired but not essential
  • Communicates effectively and constructively with the team and clients where appropriate
  • Able to complete tasks at expected quality with strong attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to problem solving
  • Client loyalty that facilitates organic new business growth
  • Mac user

Personal Attributes, Behaviours and Values

  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Be organised, proactive and show initiative
  • A solutions-based mindset
  • A natural gravitas and presence to make things happen
  • Punctual, meets deadlines and can prioritise their own and others' workload
  • Actively seeking new ways to improve on completing tasks quickly and sharing methods with the team
  • Ambitious, dynamic, autonomous, organised, self-motivated, calm, positive & resilient
  • Culturally aware and sensitive
  • Be aware of current trends, openings, and experiences
  • Brings fresh ideas to the team and suggests and challenges the status quo
  • An ability to think strategically about marketing challenges, whatever the brief, audience, or channel
  • Excellent written and presentation ability

Benefits & Culture

  • A competitive salary with a discretionary bonus tied to personal and business results
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A flexible working environment with a combination of working from home and the office, along with flexible working hours
  • 20 days annual leave with extra days off for bank holidays, birthdays and between Christmas and New Year
  • Extended maternity and paternity policies
  • A full cultural offering – including but not limited to; wellness week, quarterly company outings/away days, monthly agency lunch and drinks

How To Apply

Job Advert Details

  • Reports to: Alice Westwood, Associate Creative Director

  • Salary: Negotiable salary depending on experience

  • Employment type: Permanent

  • Start Date: ASAP

  • Please contact Briony Wills, sending your CV & cover letter to [email protected]