The Drum Jobs 02 July 2015 15:03:08 +0000 Junior Creative Artworker/Designer A not-to-be-missed opportunity for a junior, up and coming and ambitious creative artworker with a couple of years’ experience, a good knowledge of all the main software, real creative appreciation, and the potential to become a designer in the not-too-distant… Put simply, this agency is one of the best around, offering tremendous scope on exciting campaigns. The team is exceptional. And the prospects are excellent. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to 26 June 2015 13:01:39 +0000 Middleweight Creative Designer   We’re looking for a Middleweight Designer who has a passion for design – someone who is a hands-on creative designer, strong with ideas and can work both collaboratively and autonomously within a small team, efficiently delivering exceptional creative design work.    You’ll be working in our beautiful studio in the centre of Leicester, and be involved in a variety of projects, across a wide range of markets and will also will have a specific focus working with a blue chip brand.     Take a look at our website to see where we work and what we do.   We are looking for someone with:   Creativity, intelligence and an exciting portfolio Strong communication skills Shows initiative and is proactive A desire to work as part of a small vibrant creative team, creating stunning concepts and visuals   An ability to work to tight deadlines and move between projects A strong ability within the Adobe Creative Suite   The position involves: Interpretation of design briefs and creation of original ideas Experience of creating advertising Art direction of photo-shoots Design and preparation of artwork for print – brochures, leaflets, exhibition graphics, advertising Front end of website design The opportunity to work across a wide spectrum of accounts. Client contact at all levels. Working as part of a team in a busy studio. Being up-to date with current trends in Graphic design.         25 June 2015 15:03:47 +0000 Graphic Designer - Meriden, West Midlands In-house design team are looking for a Graphic Designer to join their team near Solihull. Working as part of the Marketing Team you’ll be responsible for all internal and external marketing documentation and associated materials for internal and external comms. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES •    Create and format documents •    Manage projects from initial briefing step to completion and delivery •    Working on external and internal projects including all marketing material forms. Electronic media, POS material, exhibition, signage and graphical material and corporate stationery etc. •    Providing all round marketing support •    Write and proof read copy WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Internal:     •    Business Development •    Product Management •    Project Management KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: •    Mac & Windows PC skills •    Essential Skills: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator Indesign, Powerpoint, Word •    Desirable: Video Editing - Premier •    Understand requirement of design for print and at least a basic understanding of print processes etc, interest in other media would be helpful particularly sound editing and photography PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED •    Ability to work to crushing deadlines •    Can work with own initiative,... 25 June 2015 15:03:05 +0000 Middleweight Graphic Designer - Gloucestershire Creative agency based in Gloucestershire are on the lookout for a Middleweight Designer to join their friendly team. If the stunning, visual impact of a great creative concept is the first* thing you think about when you wake up, you could be the designer this agency are looking for!   With a great portfolio of blue-chip clients and fast-growing SMEs, they need a self-motivated and talented creative who is energetic and ambitious.   In return this agency can offer a great salary package and plenty of scope for development and promotion in a growing consultancy.   *it’s ok for it to be the second thing you think about after a cup of tea!   Here's some more detail about what they’re looking for from the new recruit to the design team: • The ability to listen to clients and understand their design needs • Interpret business requirements and develop a concept to suit the purpose • Develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client's objectives • Create design solutions that have a high visual impact • Present finalised ideas and concepts to clients and/or account managers • Contribute ideas and design artwork to the overall brief • Demonstrate illustrative skills with rough sketches • Display a keen attention to detail whilst working on layouts and artworked pages ready for print • Excel in a variety of media, including – but not exclusively - websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, product... 25 June 2015 13:01:17 +0000 Artworker - Northampton Award winning publishers based near Northampton are looking to recruit an Artworker with experience working across books, magazines, brochures, leaflets, catalogues and newsletters. Are you a creative and energetic with a passion for publishing?  Do you dream of working in a lively, people-centric and fast growing organisation where you can truly make a difference and grow your career?   An Artworker is required to join the Production team at an award winning publishing business based near Northampton creating great quality, value adult and children’s e-books/books that are sold through major multiples and independent book stores throughout the world.    The Artworker works as part of the Production Studio team, who ensure that files are uploaded to the printers correctly and on time, for all UK and International English book titles.   What we want from you: • Carry out necessary pre-flight checklists, generate print-ready PDF’s and upload all correct files to the relevant printer • Ensure all completed files are delivered on time and advise the Production team of any delays or technical issues that may affect the schedule • Identify and resolve any issues at all stages of the project, providing alternatives and solutions quickly • Work with the Safety Auditor to ensure all files have been checked and approved • Follow the prescribed sign off process to ensure there are no administrative errors that might slow down the schedule • Create cover treatments such as foil, glitter and embossing... 25 June 2015 13:01:45 +0000 Pre-Press Artworker - Staffordshire International Packaging design and production company are seeking an experienced Pre-Press Artworker to support join the artwork studio. Accurately create artwork for client, following client’s brand guidelines or design requirements, with the ability to create multilingual artwork whilst maintaining consistency across the complete range and ensure that all images and files are complete and ready for printing according to the printers specifications. Key Responsibilities: •    Ensure that all work is completed to client guidelines and to the standards outlined in the process and procedures •    Ensure artwork interpretation is achievable within print production constraints •    Prepare accurate artworks from approved design and brief •    Ensure client guidelines are followed •    Roll-out artwork across complicated multilingual packs from translation documents •    Develop and update master artworks and guideline documentation •    Ability to mentor new & junior staff, provide training to less experienced team members •    Responsibility for ensuring line and traffic managers are kept informed of the progress of the jobs they are working on, and any impact there is to the production plan •    To understand the importance of using systems and to record image retouching progress on jobs •    Providing colour proofs for client sign off •  ... 25 June 2015 12:12:34 +0000 Graphic/Digital Designer - Birmingham City Centre A Full time Graphic and Web Designer is required by Birmingham City Centre based client-side Creative Agency who are capable of creating B2B print design and page layout through from concept to final artwork alond with front end web and digital design. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a premier in-house agency working with an established and well respected client on both print and digital projects. You’ll need to have a creative agency background backed up by a folio of creative work that you’ve nurtured from concept to completion along with a great passion for on-line design. As a Graphic/Digital Designer you will be highly skilled at designing corporate documents and presentations along with the ability to design for digital solutions, using different technologies and mediums of communication. You are experienced at taking, questioning and understanding creative briefs. You have a demonstrable ability to interpret, and in an engaging manner, visually communicate marketing messages and complex data, both diagrammatically and in tabular form. You are skilled at producing both design for print, presentations and interactive documents. You have a demonstrable desire to develop your design skills for digital and online delivery. You are a designer who is comfortable and capable of taking a job through from concept to final artwork or for online use. You are a great team player with a client centric focus and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships with colleagues and clients alike. You are... 25 June 2015 12:12:35 +0000 Senior Designer - Birmingham City Centre A Full time Senior Designer is required by Birmingham City Centre based client-side Creative Agency who are capable of taking a job through from concept to final artwork. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a premier in-house agency working across an enviable selection of top tier international clients on highly conceptual projects. You’ll need to have a creative agency background backed up by a folio of creative work that you’ve nurtured from concept to completion. As a Senior Graphic Designer you will be highly skilled at designing corporate documents, presentations and marketing material that showcase high levels of creativity and understanding. You are experienced at taking, questioning and understanding creative briefs. You have a demonstrable ability to interpret, and in an engaging manner, visually communicate marketing messages and complex data, both diagrammatically and in tabular form. You are skilled at producing both design for print, presentations and interactive documents. You have a demonstrable desire to develop your design skills and knowledge of how to utilise these. You are a designer who is comfortable and capable of taking a job through from concept to final artwork. You are a great team player with a client centric focus and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships with colleagues and clients alike. You are trustworthy and conscientious – someone who takes responsibility for their work. You have gravitas and are able to work under your own initiative whilst effectively... 25 June 2015 12:12:10 +0000 Graphic Designer - Hampshire An exciting position is available for a highly creative Graphic Designer within the studio of a multi award winning advertising agency based in Hampshire that work with major Pharmaceutical & Healthcare clients. This agency benefits from being part of an agency group with offices in New York and many other countries around the world. Successful and ambitious, they work at the forefront of pharmaceutical and medical advertising, promotion and education (both traditionally and digitally). They have a great studio environment to work in, with a highly professional but warm and friendly atmosphere. They would be very interested to hear from applicants with at least 2 to 3 years’ experience that might fit the following description: The ability to bring flair and bucket-loads of creativity to everything you do – from ongoing brand work to completely new campaigns and pitch presentations. This role covers print and digital, so the ability to think and create design work across both media is essential. Experience of producing artwork for print would be very helpful. A massive talent with Illustrator and Photoshop - InDesign a must. Experience with programs like Cinema 4D would be an advantage. Also: •    Energetic and versatile with a can-do attitude •    Good inter-personal skills •    Intelligent, focused, professional and very creative!! This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, with a fantastic benefits package: • 25 days Holiday (once accrued) • Benefits package... 24 June 2015 09:09:29 +0000 Director of Marketing and Communications Scottish Opera Director of Marketing and Communications Glasgow   Scottish Opera believes passionately that opera’s unique blend of music, singing and theatre is a fabulous, life-affirming experience that should be nurtured for future generations to enjoy.   We do this by presenting stunning opera performances in venues large and small all over Scotland. We invest in socially inclusive outreach and education work to benefit communities throughout Scotland and develop new audiences. We help young singers at the start of their careers. We also commission and create new work. At our heart is ensuring that opera in Scotland continues to be at the forefront of cultural life.   Scottish Opera now seeks exceptional candidates for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications, who will consolidate the success of recent years and work with the senior management team and the board to further develop the strategic direction and brand strength of the organisation. Candidates will have a track record in developing and delivering creative marketing or communications strategies, in either the commercial or not for profit sectors, underpinned by a professional qualification in the field of marketing or communications. They will also have experience of leading and managing a team, building and diversifying audiences in large-scale organisations and networking at a senior level. The successful candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm, demonstrable resilience, rigorous planning and organisational skills and the ability to communicate through... 23 June 2015 14:02:04 +0000 Senior Designer / Design Head Senior design talent wanted to work across multiple global and national brands operating in the sports, booze, youth culture, fashion and luxury categories. We do brand design, environmental and experiential design, digital, graphic design and advertising. You think idea first, world class execution second. You can think about a clients business strategically and have the eye, the talent and the directing skills to bring great design to the equation. You can operate at pace. You dont mind a bit of global travel. Your work has a contemporary edge to it and your frames of reference are modern, international, pushing boundaries and visually exciting. You can lead and inspire a team, present work to clients in a relaxed, informative manner and you dont take yourself too seriously. You like being forced outside your comfort zone because you know this will make you a better, rounder and sharper designer and thinker. And you have worked with leading brands, preferably global, youth or luxury being a distinct advantage. Northerners living in London. You have been thinking for some time about owning a house not renting a flat, of being in the country in 30 minutes not 2 hours, but you dont want to compromise your career by moving North. You like the idea of working on Guinness, Virgin Atlantic, Johnnie Walker, Haig Club, Berghaus, Vans, Umbro, Adidas projects. If so, we might well be the answer. 17 June 2015 11:11:34 +0000 Art Director Incredible opportunity for an experienced Art Director to join one of Leeds most outstanding agencies. 2015 is this agencies year and with new clients coming on board and existing demand growing they’re in need of further creative talent to keep up with the pace. Not content with delivering average work these guys are investing in their creativity so they can push the boundaries far beyond their competition. They’re currently working with some big clients and the names are only going to get bigger and better. If successful you’ll work as part of the creative team covering mostly offline activity with a little bit of digital thrown in for good measure. As part of a sizeable studio you’ll take the lead with incoming briefs using your conceptual talent to bring ideas to the table and your design ability to bring them to life! So, to be considered you’ll need a base of solid agency experience, a portfolio that covers all forms of activity on and offline and retail experience is must have. The team run a tight ship so they need someone who’s used to the pace of an agency environment and demands of large clients. It’s brilliant opportunity to work on some big names and be part of a fast growing agency. If you fancy joining an agency at this exciting period of growth then send samples of your work and a CV over today. 16 June 2015 20:08:57 +0000 Studio Manager (existing or potential) A fast-growing creative agency is looking for a studio manager to run their busy artwork studio - a role that requires management skills, together with a 'hands-on' approach, and involves responsibility for a small team, who will support you in producing high-quality finished artwork for the agency’s various – big brand - clients. As well as assisting with budgets and schedules, you'll be responsible for managing the delivery of work, so you must be able to prioritise and schedule workflow, manage a small team and solve everyday artwork problems in order to ensure on-time completion, to a very high standard. You’ll be someone who thrives in a busy, fast-moving creative environment, and will be experienced in managing, or working with, workflow management systems. You'll have a good knowledge of artwork, an eye for quality, cost and detail, good motivation skills and will be a real ‘people person’. Oh, and you’ll be good under pressure, with a keen sense of responsibility and a 'can-do' attitude. This is a great opportunity for either an existing studio manager or a senior artworker looking for more responsibility. If you measure up, and think you can contribute to the agency’s ongoing success, call Peter Leonard on 0161 449 9949, or send your CV to   15 June 2015 14:02:22 +0000 Senior Interactive Designer, top agency in Manchester We're working with a top design and branding agency in Manchester city centre.  Following continued growth of their digital division, they're on the lookout for a Senior Digital Designer to join the team.  We're looking for a Digital Designer who has extensive agency experience and who has a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centred design methodologies.  As Senior Digital Designer, you will be responsible for executing interactive design and visual design as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  We're keen to talk to individuals who have good conceptualisation ability with good drawing and sketchbook skills.  You'll have excellent knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and you will be able to work with information architects, Front and Back end Developers to complete projects. We're looking for a Senior Digital Designer who keeps ahead of the latest technology and design trends and who has a very impressive portfolio.  The agency has some great consumer based brands and they have a great city centre location.  It's an agency where career development is taken seriously and there will be great prospects for promotion.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian ASAP. 12 June 2015 14:02:41 +0000 Graphic Designers Graphic Designers, Stirlingshire - Competitive D.O.E An exciting opportunity has arisen with the luxury Aurora Hotel Collection, Scotland's most exciting & fast paced hotel groups, for two full-time Creative Graphic Designers.  You will be working across a variety of different outputs from signage to brochures to newspaper advertising while maintaining multiple brand guidelines. About You You’ll have proven design experience with a thorough understanding of pre-press, design for print and large format. Using Creative Suite will be second nature, but most importantly you’ll have a pro-active, can-do attitude. Working to tight deadlines won’t scare you and you should have a sharp eye when it comes to attention to detail. Obviously it goes without saying that you’ll love staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies and have a strong portfolio to demonstrate your previous successes. Key Requirements Proven experience in graphic design for print& digital (at least 5 years) Experience using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark Social media experience is essential Beneficial if you have experience in the following software areas: HTML, CSS, Flash & JQuery although this is not essential.  Ideally you will have a Brand or Design agency background experience Due to the nature of business and role, you will be expected to be flexible with your time and standard duties. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  Have the ability to thrive under pressure in a fast paced... 10 June 2015 17:05:02 +0000 Design Director Design Director Manchester This is an excellent opportunity for to join a Manchester-based design and marketing agency with a track record in providing strategically-focussed design that delivers real results. They are looking for an experienced Design Director to help drive and elevate the creative output of the design team, both by the quality of their own creative work and their ability to shape and nurture the creative ideas of the team. You will be working closely with the Creative Director and be involved in hands-on with the creation and development of brand and design solutions, pro-actively developing and managing projects to a planned budget and high standard, overseeing all aspects of the design process from concept to completion and ensuring that the creative output matches the client's brief and company’s standards delivering complete client satisfaction. As a senior member of the team you will be a main focal point for the agency, attending client meetings and fostering strong relationships with client companies. You will input into the strategic direction of the team and will also be responsible for influencing and motivating the Design Team, encouraging them to strive for improvement and be committed to their development within the company.   You will need a track record in understanding, developing and implementing brands and a creative skill set that includes a use of a wide range of media, particularly in the digital/interactive realm. You will need to be a naturally innovative strategic thinker and be highly self motivated, with... 03 July 2015 17:05:30 +0000 Creative Director/Design Lead Creative Director/Design Lead Central London My Client are looking for a Creative director to come on board and take creative direction of their design team! They are looking for someone that is passionate about the whole design process and creating the best User experience possible. You will be working with the Design Director. You will need: - Hands on experience - Strong portfolio that demonstrates UX/UI practised - Over 5 years of experience in the market - Manage team of designers - Mobile, responsive web app experience - Solid Understanding and working knowledge of Adobe CS - Good understanding of the whole UX process. If the above sounds like you please send your CV and Portfolio in! 03 July 2015 16:04:27 +0000 Web Designer National Retailer Web Designer National Retailer Location: Manchester Salary 25k A national retail group are looking to recruit a Web Designer to join their ever growing and fast paced Marketing Department based just outside Manchester city centre. The retail group have a portfolio of various retail brands; as such you will work across multiple retail websites. Responsibilities: - Creating and updating the website content including homepage banners, promotional POS and landing pages. - Monitoring all aspects of site content including product copy and photography to ensure the brand message is consistently communicated and offering direction and improvements where appropriate. - Working with the marketing and multi-channel team to ensure consistency of message across the various marketing channels. - Working with the retail and marketing teams to ensure consistency of experience across the offline and online channels, replicating business activity and campaigns and providing offline initiatives with multi-channel support. - Working with the Analytics, Insight and Experience team to maximise onsite conversion. Continuously identifying, testing and implementing improvements. - Continuously analysing and reporting site and content performance and recommending improvements and developments. Skills/Experience Needed: - Relevant degree is advantageous - Creatively minded and able to bring marketing campaigns to life. - Experience of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential - Some knowledge of developer skills are required for this role, including; HTML, CSS,... 03 July 2015 14:02:37 +0000 Senior Artworker (Packaging) Senior Artworker (Packaging) Manchester A fantastic Manchester based agency is looking for a talented Artworker with bags of creative flair and experience in packaging to join their team.   You will be working on various jobs including catalogue layouts, POS, brochures as well as packaging, print and reprographics. Using mainly Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, you will be creating artwork for print and working with creatives on other design work.   You must be able to work in a fast paced environment, have strong attention to detail, and be able to produce artwork to brand guidelines. You should have excellent adobe skill, the ability to handle a heavy workload and a thorough knowledge of print and reprographics. Salary: £24-28k depending on experience M7533  03 July 2015 13:01:39 +0000 Digital Editorial Assistant - SharePoint 2013 Digital Editorial Assistant - SharePoint 2013 My client are a huge media company and they're looking for 2 Digital Content Editors, both who need to hit the ground running with SharePoint 2013. 1 person needs to be involved in some creation of original content as well as re-writing, subbing and deleting Legacy content. The candidate will need to quickly become an operational expert on the Intranet's CMS. The 2nd person will need to liaise closely with key business and editorial stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of content/assets and ensure they are proactively dealing with issues and escalating as appropriate Even if you have SharePoint 2010 experience, please still apply as this might still be relevant. Please send your CV directly to (see below) 03 July 2015 12:12:54 +0000 Software Developer Experienced software developer required for exciting new startup company. Must have at least 2 years commercial experience in C#, ASP.Net and SQL, and be use to working in a team environment. 03 July 2015 12:12:54 +0000 Software Developer Experienced software developer required for exciting new startup company. Must have at least 2 years commercial experience in C#, ASP.Net and SQL, and be use to working in a team environment. 03 July 2015 10:10:54 +0000 Senior Creative Artworker Senior Creative Artworker Liverpool c£30k This is a leading London based agency opening a new Liverpool operation, driven by client demand. This is a key role working alongside Senior Designer and Production Manager, to ensure high quality artwork is produced in a timely manner as per production schedules. Key skills are speed and attention detail, as well as consistency, and you should have previous experience of FMCG clients, particularly within Packaging and POS.  Over time this could grow into a leadership role of more junior team members, so if you’re ambitious to progress your development this could be an excellent opportunity.   M7460 03 July 2015 10:10:44 +0000 Senior Designer Senior Designer Liverpool £35-40k This is a leading London based agency opening a new Liverpool operation, driven by client demand.  They are looking for a talented Senior Designer with bags of creative flair, ideally with some experience within FMCG clients & packaging design.  You’ll be working with a number of large clients, so you’ll need to be able to work within existing brand and corporate guidelines, and understand how to be creative within them, along with an excellent attention to detail. You’ll also work across a range of other creative and marketing projects too. This role has potential to progress into a Head of Design type role as the agency grows so ambitious Designers should apply.   M7459 03 July 2015 10:10:55 +0000 Senior Designer We're looking for multiple Senior Designers for one of the UK's top design agencies. This is to focus on one of their largest clients, it's important you are comfortable working on only one brand, though they are a sprawling global brand, with multiple divisions and business areas, and you'll work on a huge range of projects.  You should be strong with both print and digital, conceptually strong with excellent typographical and layout skills. Any experience you have working within corporate design and within brand guidelines would be extremely beneficial.