Graphic designers wanted


Soundings are looking to bolster our graphic design department this month, with two roles available at junior and mid-weight level. Job descriptions are shown below. If you are interested, please email Kallista at recruitment@fluidoffice.com.


Graphic designer – the role

Responsible for working with the Senior Graphic Designer and consultation teams in the design and production of all communication material in connection with community and stakeholder engagement. 1-2 years experience with a strong portfolio demonstrating creative skills across branding identity, typography and visual communications is essential. Experience in website design and coding are preferable or a strong interest in learning these skills. For examples of Soundings work and to give you an idea of what we do – visit the following websites: www.canadawatermasterplan.com, www.brentcrosssouth.co.uk, www.shapingwalthamforest.co.uk.

Graphic Design Tasks

Design of communication material (this includes designing consultation tools, research reports, newsletters, posters, leaflets and exhibition boards)

Information visualisation – analysing and visualising comments and research material collected during consultation process

Website design – layout design for basic websites related to consultation projects

Skills Required:

  • Have experience in graphic design and visual communication
  • Be able to follow brand guidelines, understand corporate brand standards and identity
  • Experience in delivering Digital & Print ready layouts and formats.
  • Exhibition design/layout skills
  • Experience in print-production and ability to format for pre-press or print/digital
  • Ideally applicants would have some web design experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in graphic design/artwork
  • Solid knowledge and experience of using Adobe Creative suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and MS Office: Powerpoint, Word, Excel
  • An eye for detail
  • Understanding of web technologies
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Proficient use of English language

Added Value

  • Have an interest in place making and architecture
  • Website development and construction technical skills

Key qualities

  • Be Proactive – take initiative to add creativity to consultation projects / events.
  • Be energetic and friendly – willing to engage with people
  • Deliver projects on time – be able to complete tasks on time and able to react positively to last minute changes.
  • Collaborate with others – projects often involve working as part of a larger team that consist of architects, the council/developer and various other practitioners related to a development / regeneration project.
  • Be flexible with time – on select occasions be willing to work over weekends or after hours at critical times.

Salary

£22,000-25,000 per annum depending on experience
Six months probation, permanent
20 days annual holiday (and public holidays)

Application process

CV to Kallista Omotosho
Shortlisted applicants interview with directors
Starting date as soon as possible


Junior graphic designer – the role

Responsible for assisting the Soundings graphics team and supporting consultation teams in the design and production of all communication material.

Experience is not essential but a strong portfolio demonstrating your creative skills across branding identity, typography and visual communications is essential. Experience in website design and coding are desirable or if not a strong interest in learning these skills.

Graphic Design Tasks

Design of communication material (this includes designing consultation tools, research reports, newsletters, posters, leaflets and exhibition boards)

Information visualisation – analysing and visualising comments and research material collected during consultation process

Website design – layout design for basic websites related to consultation projects

Skills Required:

  • Have experience in graphic design and visual communication
  • Be able to follow brand guidelines, understand corporate brand standards and identity
  • Understanding of Digital & Print ready layouts and formats.
  • Exhibition design/layout skills
  • Knowledge / understanding of in print-production and formatting for pre-press or print/digital
  • Ideally applicants would have some web design experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in graphic design/artwork
  • Solid knowledge and experience of using Adobe Creative suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and MS Office: Powerpoint, Word, Excel
  • An eye for detail
  • Understanding of web technologies
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Proficient use of English language

Added Value

  • Have an interest in place making and architecture
  • Website development and construction technical skills

Key qualities

  • Be Proactive – take initiative to add creativity to consultation projects / events.
  • Be energetic and friendly – willing to engage with people
  • Deliver projects on time – be able to complete tasks on time and able to react positively to last minute changes.
  • Collaborate with others – projects often involve working as part of a larger team that consist of architects, the council/developer and various other practitioners related to a development / regeneration project.
  • Be flexible with time – on select occasions be willing to work over weekends or after hours at critical times.

Salary

£19,000-22,000 per annum depending on experience
Six months probation, permanent
20 days annual holiday (and public holidays)

Application process

CV to Kallista Omotosho
Shortlisted applicants interview with directors
Starting date as soon as possible

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