The Drum Jobs 01 September 2014 11:11:06 +0000 Midweight Art Director Midweight Art Director Manchester £25k-£30k Midweight Art Director needed for one of the top agencies in the region.  This TTL agency produces fantastic work and results for their clients, and is rated highly for its creativity. This position is all about ideas, and you will be responsible for generating ideas and innovation across a variety of projects including print and digital. For this role you need to be conceptually strong, have the ability to generate big ideas and a portfolio that shows this.  You’ll need to be able to share your work with us initially. If you would like an initial informal chat please contact us, there is always someone willing and able to take your call between 12-2pm – we lunch at our desks as it’s usually a good time for you to pop out and call us.  M7289 28 August 2014 15:03:47 +0000 Digital Designer Brief overview: Brilliant opportunity to join one of the real leaders within digital marketing within the Birmingham area at a time of real growth.  This agency is a leader in b2b and works with some major global brands whilst living on the edge of modern marketing technologies. The role: If you live and breathe digital design, there’s not going to be a better role for you.  In this role you will be immersed in content creation, brand development across a real range of diverse business to business clients. Working closely with the editorial, strategy and digital development teams you will undertake briefs and develop concepts alongside the Creative Director that look amazing, and on the money according to brief, and essentially are delivered on time. The type of digital projects you will be working on will include digital brochures, Infographics (both static and interactive), Slideshare, blog images, email designs, Videoscribe and Vine animations as well as microsite design, paid media banners and animations and social media graphics. Whilst this is a digital role, you will need to be aware of printing techniques, types of paper (size, weight) and display options. What we’re looking for: Clearly this is a role for someone who is focussed on digital design, who is at the top of their game creatively. You’re going to want to be constantly investigating new technologies and the way they can be utilised for your clients. Of course, you’ll have proven technical experience with Adobe creativesuite and will have... 28 August 2014 12:12:02 +0000 Creative Director An exciting key role has come up for a Creative Director to join a well established & successful agency based in Cheshire. This is a unique opportunity to become the creative lead for a small team of Designers within a branding, packaging & print environment. Whilst being a mentor and overseeing the design studio, you will need to be a hands-on Senior Creative who produces ideas, concepts, Mac visuals and designs for an impressive client list. You must be a creative ideas person with the ability to lead, motivate & develop your design team. Excellent communication skills are essential, along with the ability to problem solve and trouble shoot in the studio. This is a lead creative role within the agency, so previous agency experience in a similar environment is key. 27 August 2014 13:01:36 +0000 Graphic Designer Brief Overview   This is an opening for a creative Graphic Designer to work alongside a small team of designers in a well established, fast moving and expanding design agency.  This agency works with a variety of high profile clients within the licensing industry; offering a multitude of creative services for retailers, licensees and licensors.   The role   Working alongside a small team of designers, you will collaborate to deliver comprehensive creative solutions to a variety of high profile clients. You will play a pivotal role in branding development, specialising in style guides, branding and graphics for the licensing industry, delivering innovative solutions to your clients.      You will be working with some high street brands that we all know and love, some may even take you back to your childhood!  One day you could be working on a fashion style guide to inspire potential licensees and retailers and the next you could be helping to create trend looks and helping with the graphics for packaging.     What we’re looking for   You will have a minimum of one year’s industry experience with a relevent degree and a good working knowledge of the full Creative Suite. Your portfolio will include examples of work on packaging, branding, publishing and promotion; with experience of working for web and exhibition graphics an advantage.   You will be able to demonstrate a creative flair for branding, graphics for packaging, layout, communication and a passion for typography... 26 August 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Graphic Designer My client is a leading consumer business based in Sheffield which has continued to grow throughout 2014. As part of its continued commitment to its marketing team they are now looking for a Graphic Designer to help strengthen their creative team.   As a Designer you will play an integral part of the creative team, interpreting briefs and proving creative ideas and opportunities whilst ensuing brand guidelines are maintained.   Your key responsibilities will include:   Taking projects from brief to completion ensuing that you take individual responsibility to ensure all creative work meets the required standard. Liaising with internal departments to determine design requirements. Developing effective monthly mail shots Packaging final artwork and managing deliveries to external suppliers.   You will have previous commercial design experience and be fully conversant in all the latest Adobe package. Additional CSS and HTML experience would put candidates in good stead. 26 August 2014 15:03:08 +0000 Web Designer My client is one of the regions leading retailers currently experiencing a significant period of investment within their E-commerce function. As a result they urgently require a Web Designer to help strengthen its online offering. Based in West Yorkshire, they are seeking a Junior to Middleweight Web Designer. Reporting into the Online Design Manager you will take responsibility for the creative design and integration for various commercial e-commerce sites, as well as designing and developing layouts for email campaigns and other digital projects using HTML and Flash. To be considered for this role, you must have at least 1 year commercial experience, ideally within a retail based environment. You must be an enthusiastic Web Designer and have portfolio that demonstrates both your creative and technical abilities. Working closely with the marketing team, you must have excellent organisational skills and have the ability to communicate at all levels. Successful candidates must posses excellent working knowledge of CSS, XHTML, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as having a sound understanding of Flash and Javascript. This is an excellent opportunity for a Web Designer to join a growing company, which will allow genuine scope for development.  26 August 2014 14:02:36 +0000 Creative Director My client is a global business based in Hull with an aggressive growth strategy over the forthcoming 12 months. As part of its growth plan they require a new Creative Director with a digital biased to help manage their extensive digital creative team. As Creative Director you will: Lead a team of creative designers dealing with all aspects of daily workflow management. Develop a creative identity, culture and set of products. Establish creative direction for the entire line of creative services. Complete creative work such as concept development, wire framing and visual development. Proactively develop ideas, concepts and uses of new technology and trends. Ensure that the creative team operates in a profitable manor that supports the commercial objectives of the account team.   You will be a proven leader with experience of shaping and moulding creative teams, either within an agency or client side environment. You will be naturally creative with an excellent understanding of multiple digital marketing channels such as social media, web design and email marketing. This is a brand new role within the business with lots of opportunity to develop and make the role your own. 22 August 2014 16:04:49 +0000 Creative Do you consider yourself an ideas person? Here at HAVAS LYNX we work as a team on projects of all shapes and sizes. Creativity and ideas lie at the heart of everything we do and we now have an exciting opportunity for a Creative to join our award winning Studio. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for coming up with creative concepts and is confident creating incredible pieces for print and digital. Day to day you will work with Account Handlers, Writers and Developers and we’re seeking someone who is comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team, thinking of ideas one day, designing them the next, then crafting them the day after. We hope you’d be passionate and proud of your work and that you keep an eye on the finer details. We’re very proud of our heritage and culture, so in return, you’ll find HAVAS LYNX is a sociable, friendly environment. We place a great deal of focus on the development of our people, supporting you and providing ample opportunity to advance your career.  Sounds like the perfect role for you? Great - please send your CV and portfolio to Aimee via 22 August 2014 09:09:16 +0000 Creative Services Director - Women's Fashion WANTED ... A CREATIVE of COMPANY DIRECTOR STATUS A marketer of substance with creative background and experience of general management ... a rare breed!   Our client, an International fashion house in the East Midlands is arguably the brand leader, a ‘best of British’ fully vertically integrated family company with 230 staff creating, marketing and manufacturing women’s fashion for the 40+ premium quality market. Established in 1961, David Nieper’s commitment to quality and design, sustainable manufacturing in Britain and education have all contributed to unprecedented recent sales growth with customers loyal to a world class service. Staff will tell you that this is a great place to work.   The perfect candidate will have a wealth of consumer marketing experience, both agency and client side with a strong creative background. Age is no barrier but lack of marketing and managerial expertise, creativity, enthusiasm, communication and people skills would be Industry background is no handicap but preference will be given to proven multi-media skills and an affinity with fashion marketing. Business acumen and the authorities of a general manager are essential The successful candidate will work at the most senior level within the company, both in the UK and internationally.   The perfect candidate will have the following skills: Art direction Graphic design Copywriting PR On and offline Brand Custody Business Management   You will be: Contagious Challenging Entrepreneurial   If you have... 21 August 2014 16:04:35 +0000 Brand Account Director / Senior Account Director Brand Account Director / Senior Account Director - Manchester: 40 - 50K This is a great opportunity for an Account Director with Brand Creation, Strategy and Activation experience, who is looking for an exciting step up in their career. Working for an established Manchester agency with a great tradition for innovative, award winning work, they are looking for someone who will be an integral part of their growth plans. It goes without saying that the Account Director will be used to influencing key decision makers within major clients, preferably within a B2C environment. They will be excellent people-managers able to inspire and get the best out of people and will be used to managing high profile creative campaigns across a range of channels. Additionally they will be able to demonstrate significant experience of strategy planning to maximise ROI for clients. A passion from Brand is essential. This is a highly rewarding role that will offer variety and challenge on a daily basis. For more information contact me for a confidential chat. Blue Skies specialise in Marketing Recruitment covering Clientside, Account Handling, PR and Executive. We also have a specialist Creative Recruitment team. We offer unrivalled opportunities across all specialisms and industry sectors, presenting you with only the best marketing jobs. Although we try to respond to all applications, the high number we receive means this isn`t always possible. If you have not heard from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has not been successful. For more information, visit... 21 August 2014 11:11:10 +0000 Junior Developer Junior Developer This is an ideal opportunity for a junior developer to join a successful design agency and gain experience working for a great mix of clients. Do the following words and acronyms mean anything to you? PHP, responsive HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Java, and Objective C in Xcode If the answer is no, then you can probably stop reading.. If the answer is yes, then you might just be the droid we're looking for! Material _Works are on the hunt for a developer who can build bespoke apps for web and native mobile platforms. You will be working in unison with our design team so great communication and cooperation is an absolute must. Experience of Adobe Creative suite would be an advantage but not compulsory. The ideal candidate will be pragmatic and enthusiastic with a keen eye for detail and the desire to work in a deadline driven but rewarding environment. Get in touch: email your CV along with a covering letter plus links to some recent examples of work to by Friday 5th September About Material_Works Material _Works form part of the Material Communications Group, a group of creative communications agencies based in Glasgow and London. We are an award winning design & digital solutions agency that ensure our team feel valued and can thrive in a culture dedicated to continued professional development. Our diverse clients list ranges from the music industry to the world of sport. We're busy people; we create brand identities, ad campaigns, marketing material, websites, animated content and video edits amongst a whole host of other... 18 August 2014 15:03:33 +0000 Senior Artworker - West Midlands Midlands based creative agency are looking for an accurate Senior Artworker with excellent InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator /CS6/CC skills Based south of Birmingham this top creative agency are after a Senior Artworker who can deliver excellent accurate artwork. It's a pure artworking role so no creative input will be required but a fast, accurate artworking ability using InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator CS6/CC will be a must for this role. Experience of working on fast turn-around artwork for all areas of Print will be essential. Interested? Email your CV and some samples of work that show your layout/typesetting skills over right away! Artworker  - West Midlands -  to £26k To apply for this role please email your CV along with PDF examples of your work 15 August 2014 13:01:22 +0000 Creative Talent Brief overview: We’re delighted to be working with one of the leading marketing services consultancies in the country as they look to double the size of a studio team based onsite with one of their key clients.  We’re not after one person, we’re after lots across all creative disciplines, read on if you’re intrigued… The role: So, there isn’t just one role for one person or one type of skill set. What this client is looking to do is find the right talent and then make a job around them – how refreshing! They are working with one of the foremost UK brands within financial services which develops some hugely creative work across print and digital and due to the success of this, they need more people. You could be a designer with a mixture of print and digital, or purely one or the other, you could be a creative artworker or someone who really specialises in templates, you might have additional skills within photography or animation. You’ll be working onsite, so its key that you have the personality and attributes to do this; its not like being in an agency miles away from your client where they can’t hear you… What we’re looking for: Naturally it’s difficult to define talent, especially when its working for one particular client who knows what they want. You’re probably going to have big brand experience and are likely to have worked within an agency environment. Any experience within financial services would be great, and whichever discipline you’re in,... 12 August 2014 23:11:12 +0000 Senior Creative Designer - Warwickshire A Senior Creative Designer designer is sought by this niche, exciting & fun branding agency that delivers exciting and differentiated products and services to the leisure market. They are seeking a highly skilled and passionate Senior Creative Designer to join their expanding team. Reporting directly to our Design Lead, the successful applicant will have experience developing creative concepts through to final delivery for the leisure market, with experience of leading a team through the creative process as a bonus. Key responsibilities include: •  Develop and translate strategy into ideas-led creative concepts, designs and artwork for brand identity systems, print and digital collateral •  Support the design team in the delivery of all assigned projects, client pitches and presentations •  Liaise with external suppliers to develop solutions which not only push boundaries but are realistic in terms of production and cost •  Manage your work efficiently to ensure work is delivered to the highest standard on time and on budget •  Deliver final artwork to agreed deadlines and specifications •  Proactively participate in the development of the studio's brand in terms of design techniques, workflow and processes, as well as external communication strategy and implementation •  Research and develop knowledge about current and future design trends. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for typography, layout, print production and digital communication. You will be a great... 12 August 2014 19:07:19 +0000 Designer - Catalogues (6 month contract) Designer - Catalogues (6 month FTC, possible perm), Huddersfield, 34,000 One of Yorkshire's most forward thinking fashion business' are looking for an experienced Designer to join their team, initially on a 6 month contract. You will need experience of page layout design for catalogues and experience within the fashion industry would be a bonus. You will have to attend and art direct photographic shoots so an appreciation and understanding of photography is also essential. The Designer role will require you to work 36 hours per week but there may be some flexibility required dependent on workload. Its a great business with an enjoyable work environment where the staff are truly valued, so its not a role to miss out on! So if you are looking for a catalogue designer role within a great business then please request more information by clicking the apply button now. Blue Skies specialise in Marketing Recruitment covering Clientside, Account Handling, PR and Executive. We also have a specialist Creative Recruitment team. We offer unrivalled opportunities across all specialisms and industry sectors, presenting you with only the best marketing jobs. Although we try to respond to all applications, the high number we receive means this isn`t always possible. If you have not heard from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has not been successful. For more information, visit and we`ll make sure we do our best to find you the perfect marketing role. 12 August 2014 19:07:22 +0000 Artworker Artworker (Junior / Mid - level), Wilmslow, Cheshire, 18-21K, Permanent Brilliant opportunity for a Junior Mid - level Artworker to join an established agency with ambitious growth plans. Based in Wilmslow, within an easy reach of Stockport and Manchester, this agency is highly regarded and its an exciting time to be joining as they have a number of major projects coming up. They are looking for an Artworker with experience of working within an agency, handling multiple projects at once. Passion and the ability to multi-task are essential to ensure a high quality output is delivered on time. You can expect to work on a wide range of Digital projects as the agencys Artworker and therefore you must be able to demonstrate in your portfolio experience of online. If you are an Artworker, looking for the next step in your career within an ambitious business, then please apply now so you dont miss out - this is a great opportunity! Artworker (Junior / Mid - level), Wilmslow, Cheshire, 18-21K, Permanent Blue Skies specialise in Marketing Recruitment covering Clientside, Account Handling, PR and Executive. We also have a specialist Creative Recruitment team. We offer unrivalled opportunities across all specialisms and industry sectors, presenting you with only the best marketing jobs. Although we try to respond to all applications, the high number we receive means this isn`t always possible. If you have not heard from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has not been successful. For more information, visit and we`ll make sure we... 12 August 2014 16:04:47 +0000 Senior Artworker Brief overview: Senior Artworker required for a successful print production and communications agency. This company has been established for over twenty years and has thrived in the last seven years which has seen their business almost triple! Clients are across both public and private sectors. The role: This role will predominately involve taking artwork through to completion for layout for print, whether it be university prospectuses or 300 page catalogues, you will be managing long, complex projects. You will love typography and the attention to detail required for such a role, and if you already have an understanding of how to design based on your print knowledge that will be even better. This isn’t necessarily a role where you’ll be involved with concepts and creative, you just need to be able to follow the creative theme and corporate guidelines. What we’re looking for: We’re looking for someone who has a proven portfolio of layout work; brochures, catalogues, manuals would all be really suitable. Someone who can demonstrate their amazing eye for detail, who understands how something is going to be printed and can design accordingly. This is a key role for the department and the ability to work quickly and accurately is of paramount importance. Naturally you’ve going to be experienced in Adobe Creative Suite, and if you’ve got knowledge of Quark as well, that’s handy! If you’ve got agency experience, again that would be useful, but its not a pre-requisite for the role. What is... 11 August 2014 16:04:29 +0000 Senior Designer Senior Designer Our client is a highly recognised online retail business based just outside of Manchester City Centre. They are currently looking for a Senior Creative Designer to work on one of their most important accounts. We are looking for a Mid-Weight or Senior Designer with experience in designing for both online and print content. You can come from either an agency or client side background, however you must have a strong portfolio which demonstrates your ability to be creative for brands; keeping and adhering to brand guidelines but also producing visually stunning work. You will be working alongside an experienced creative team, and liaising with in-house Account and e-commerce Managers; it’s a fun and fast paced environment. Anyone looking to work on an exciting brand is urged to get in touch! Any front-end coding skills would be advantageous.  You should also have a passion for sports! To apply, please send a CV and portfolio to: 11 August 2014 04:04:39 +0000 Middle Weight Creative Team Middle weight Creative Team - 30 - 35k + benefits The Agency Leading Integrated agency based in the heart of Central London are looking for a Middle Weight Creative Team. They are looking for a concept-driven, media neutral creative team, who aren't afraid to get stuck in! You will get the opportunity to work across all the briefs that come into the studio, from confectionery to premiership football & big alcohol brands. You will also get the opportunity to work with the Creative Directors & ECD. As a Middle Weight Creative Team you... • Need 2/3 years + experience in an agency environment • Need dynamic thinking agility, entrepreneurial drive & big ideas! • Need Presentations Skills • Should have experience of end to end project delivery - From concept to implementation • Should have had exposure to ATL & integrated campaigns. If you are a looking for a fresh start this Summer and want some award winning work in your book then this agency for you. Please email CVs & folios to 07 August 2014 15:03:40 +0000 Senior Designer Synergy Is an award winning agency with over 18 years trading experience. We are now looking for a passionate creative to join our team who has a good eye for layout, typography and able to work across multiple disciplines. You will be expected to have a sound grasp of Adobe Creative Suite and a good understanding of print and production processes. Any digital skills would also prove to be an advantage. This is a great opportunity to join small but busy team based just outside of Chorley in a beautiful barn conversion. If you feel you have what it takes to step up to the mark then please send your CV and portfolio to Please include current salary with your application. We will only respond to applications that are successful and invite you to attend an interview at the agency. 06 August 2014 16:04:26 +0000 Mid Weight Creative This is an opening for a strong mid weight creative with agency experience to join one of, if not, the most creative agency in the area. This is an award winning, full service agency who are client focused and innovative.  They are big enough  to attract excellent clients across a range of sectors from automotive to retail, yet small enough that the boss will know your name and how you have your tea! The role Due to a new client win our client needs an additional creative support in the studio on this particular client as well as on various other accounts.  The role will be a mixture of working with creative set by the Creative Director as well as generating concepts following a given brief. You will provide a high standard of design, creative and strategic marketing support to this agency and their clients across all touch points. The role itself will be predominately print based, although some work will be digitally focused.  Their latest client wins are within automotive, but consumer facing and there would also be retail work.  The nature of the work will be completely TTL, so lots of adverts, DM, flyers etc.  Alongside this you will conceptualise new marketing material and communications across all mediums and support all teams with design and creative content as required. You will manage projects, to spec, on time and within budget and foster strong working relationships with clients as well as within the creative studio. You will need to maintain and develop a great working knowledge of the software packages the agency use;... 01 September 2014 16:04:59 +0000 Digital Designer Digital Designer, Gloucestershire, 24-26k My client, a full service design agency based in Gloucestershire are doing exceptionally well and are looking to expand their award-winning creative dept in the heart of the chilled out Cotswolds! As such, the positions of Web / Digital Designer have become available and theres two up for grabs!!! Both roles will involve working on a range of large multinational clients, designing websites/apps/eDM and digital campaigns - whilst always thinking of how the end user will interact and consume information. Day-to-day work will involve liaising with Art Directors, Copywriters, Developers, Account Management and fellow designers, reporting to the agencys Digital Design Lead and the senior Creative Management. Ideal applicants will have a degree level education with 2-3+ years experience. A portfolio of great work is a MUST. Essential skills: Being up to date with advances in code + technology and how we can turn them into award-winning ideas. Creative flair for online media consumption Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop An understanding of HTML and server side languages and how they can be used within build Adaptable and able to pick up new techniques Able to meet strict deadlines Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to present and justify your work Solid understanding of Responsive Web Design An understanding of table-based design (90s web design techniques) Desirable skills: Knowledge of Illustrator/Dreamweaver/Flash is a distinct advantage... 01 September 2014 15:03:51 +0000 Middleweight Graphic Designer Middleweight Graphic Designer Middleweight graphic designer required by aap3 to join our prestigious client, a global engineering and development consultancy, based in South London. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years commercial experience, with advanced illustration skills. Essential skills for a successful candidate: Experienced in working with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Excellent PowerPoint Skills High level illustration ability: 3D illustrations, diagrams/charts/logos/maps Educated to degree level in graphic design, or related field Desired skills for a successful candidate: Knowledge of Dreamweaver Knowledge of Flash Photography Skills This is a fantastic opportunity for a graphic designer looking to build their portfolio and professional experience by joining a global organisation. So if this does sound like the ideal opportunity: apply and find out more details. 01 September 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Senior Creative Senior Creative c£40-45k North West   Senior Creative role with a growing communications agency which continues to secure larger and larger prestigious new clients.   They are keen to attract dynamic and passionate professionals to join their team and this role will lead on creative and conceptual work and pitches.  You will be responsible for ideas generation and innovation across a range of communications campaigns with particular focus on live events, communications and experiential  across digital and non-digital formats. This is a senior level appointment as the salary reflects and they are looking for innovative and highly creative applicants.   If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact our MD Julie Ollerton between 12-2pm any day or pop over a copy of your cv, we aim to respond to all applications, successful or not, within 48 hours.   M7283 01 September 2014 11:11:55 +0000 Senior Creative 7278 Senior Creative Manchester To £38k Senior Creative required for this award winning City Centre agency, creativity and effectiveness is at the heart of every campaign they produces.   This is a role for a very conceptual and creative art director or designer.  You will work as part of a team of creatives mentoring more junior staff and  inspiring and being inspired by those around you.  There are lots of soft and hard benefits provided at this agency, they will embrace your passion for design and help you grow.  We’ll need examples of work at some point so if you have a portfolio site make sure a link is on your cv if not we’ll sort that out later.  We’re always happy to have a chat about roles, so if you’re not sure or have some questions give us a call during your lunch hour (or half hour........ or 15 mins if you’re lucky!!............)