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Senior Designer

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Location:
Berkshire
Salary:
34,000 GBP
Recruiter:
ABA - The Business Brand Agency
Date Posted:
Sep 8, 2014 Apply Now


ABA is a brand and marketing agency working with a diverse client base to create strong brands and creative marketing. We specialise in working with brands in the Financial Services, Education, Sports, and Healthcare/Pharmaceutical sectors.
 
We have previously worked with London 2012 Olympics, Ascot Racecourse, and British Airways. Our current clients include The British Library, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Yellow Pages, Oasis Academies and MCC (Lord’s Cricket Club).
 
We are looking for an exceptional creative talent who is able to think conceptually, deliver consistently excellent designs, and take a lead on creative projects. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Take the creative lead on a project from initial brainstorm through to final print/digital ready artwork – including overseeing work by freelance/junior designers
• Think conceptually, generating ‘blank canvas’ design concepts and telling stories through design
• Effectively and confidently articulate design decisions and conceptual ideas both internally to colleagues and externally to clients/suppliers
• Understand the brand identity of clients and develop strong visual elements for these brands
• Develop designs that deliver business objectives and appeal to target audiences – for both offline and online environments
• Produce finished artwork for both a print-ready format and tailored specifically to digital platforms (web/email/social media)
• Manage your own deadlines and work alongside management within the organisation
 
REQUIREMENTS - ESSENTIAL:
• An excellent designer with strong typographical and visualisation skills
• A conceptual designer, with ability to think conceptually and generate ‘blank canvas’ design concepts 
• Experience telling stories through design
• Work seamlessly across print and digital media – including artworking stage
• An understanding of brand and how to develop the visual elements of a brand identity
• Ability to deliver designs suited to meeting business objectives
• Experience and understanding of digital design processes (including Wireframing, UX/UI, responsive design, Powerpoint, etc)
• Manage workflow, deadlines and work alongside management within the organisation.
• Able to effectively and confidently articulate design decisions and conceptual ideas 
 
REQUIREMENTS - DESIRABLE:
• Experience supervising/guiding the work of other designers
• Experience delivering presentations to external audiences
• Some vector illustration skills desired
• Experience with video/storyboarding
 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• An individual who ‘lives and breathes’ design
• A conceptual thinker who can clearly articulate their ideas 
• Ability to take a lead on a project and steer the creative process with others in the team
• Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude; pro-active and committed to completing the work
• Confident enough to question and challenge a creative brief
• Works well under pressure
• Ambition to learn and take on new responsibilities
• Flexibility to be highly conceptual one day, and produce finished artwork the next
 
To apply, please send CV and covering letter (detailing why you believe you are a good fit for the role) to enquiries@aba-design.co.uk
 
[N.B. Salary is £32k - £36k depending on experience]