carlisle, United Kingdom
Date Posted
2 November, 2018
Job Type
Negotiable depending on experience
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IT & Digital

Lead Creative Designer

We are looking for a passionate Lead Creative Designer to join the in-house design team based within the marketing department. The role requires a confident designer who is able to combine strategy, creativity and retail knowledge to deliver engaging marketing campaigns, in store environments and experiences.

It goes without saying that you’ll be an experienced creative with a natural design flair who is able to deliver strong brand ideas. As the lead designer, you’ll play a key role in delivering exciting, high-profile projects. Working closely with the client as part of their internal team, you’ll drive the entire creative process, from concept through to design implementation across multiple channels, artwork and production, over a variety of retail marketing projects. You’ll be keen to make an impact beyond your job title and have exceptional visual and communication skills.

This is a hands on, fast paced role, where you will not only be designing concepts, but have the ability to visualise your designs and produce print ready artwork, so a high level of skill in Adobe Creative Suite is essential. You’ll be overseeing and managing projects through the design team, so it’s essential you are a confident leader and able to time manage effectively. It’s important you can demonstrate a clear passion for design within the fashion and retail sector, and you’ll have a strong portfolio that you will present at interview.

This role will require you to…

• Work collaboratively with the client, account manager and in-house design team to concept and develop ideas for seasonal marketing campaigns.
• Design and deliver key creative and commercial messages, to include window displays, instore POS, lookbooks, promotional and event literature, magazine advertisements, internal documents and local marketing.
• Develop brand guidelines and oversee the implementation and consistency across multiple channels, ensuring all teams have a clear understanding of how each season should be delivered.
• Take and develop briefs from the client, so you’ll need to be an excellent communicator who is able to then deliver direction across the design team.
• Manage the workflow of projects through the studio, ensuring all work is allocated, briefed and completed on deadline.
• Have an excellent knowledge of artworking for print, with the ability to take projects from initial concept through to final print ready files where required.
• Present and discuss ideas in design critiques and attend client product meetings, so you’ll be happy to take and give feedback.
• Have a keen awareness for fashion and retail trends to ensure all creative is current, exciting and maintains customer engagement.

Skills you will have…

• A degree in Graphic Design or similar.
• At least 3-4 years’ experience working within an agency or design focused environment.
• Experience of marketing design is desirable along with an understanding of retail space and customer journeys.
• An ability to deliver and implement creative ideas across multiple channels.
• Collaborative skills to work closely with the retail client and the internal design team.
• Experience in leading and developing junior team members.
• A natural eye for typography, colour, layout, photography and branding.
• A first-class knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
• Print process/production knowledge is desirable.
• Retouching skills would be beneficial.
• An ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and prioritise workload under pressure.
• Sound knowledge of all office applications.
• Mac user.

You will…

• Be an extremely creative person and a conceptual thinker who is not afraid to push boundaries.
• Have a clear passion for design in fashion retail and marketing.
• Have excellent attention to detail and be self-motivated.
• Be a strong team player and communicator who is able to lead and inspire.
• Be client focused and always strive to provide an exceptional service.
• Be organised, proactive and enthusiastic.
• Work in an efficient way with excellent time management.
• Be able to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment within which you’ll be dedicated and happy to do what is required to meet the brief.

If you’re passionate about design, then we’d love to hear from you. We usually get a lot of applications – so be sure to make sure yours stands out!
carlisle, United Kingdom
Date Posted
2 November, 2018
Job Type
Negotiable depending on experience
Apply Now
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