The Drum Jobs 27 January 2015 14:02:14 +0000 Mid-Senior Art Director/Designer This is a small but growing high quality agency who due to new account wins are looking for a talented Art Director/Designer.  They offer larger agency qualities but with the creativity and flexibility that clients require, and work with some major brand names on TTL campaigns including Advertising, Design and Digital.  Due to the nature of the agency they need someone with a good mixed skill set, ideally able to move between concepts, ideas and visuals, through to design and artwork. If you love to see your work through from concept to completion and enjoy great variety in your work then you should enjoy this agency.  They have a down to earth and hard working approach with creativity at the heart of everything they do.  There is real opportunity for someone to progress as the agency grows, so if you have ambitions we’d love to hear from you. 26 January 2015 16:04:25 +0000 Artwork Manager Job Spec: Artwork Manager   Scottish Fine Soaps (SFS) are a 40 year old global bath & beauty brand, based near Stirling. They are seeking an Artwork Manager at middleweight level to join their team, and manage the process of turning ideas into artwork files for their network of suppliers. The business has recently re-branded and has ambitious growth plans, so you would be joining the team at an exciting phase. You will work closely with our creative agency to help develop ideas for new collections and be responsible for liaising with production to bring them to market.   The Artwork Manager will have experience in brand and design development. Their role will include commercialising concepts from provided ideas, following brand guidelines and overseeing the artwork to delivery. You will head up the creative artwork delivery at SFS and as such will be a self-starter working on your own initiative.   Skills & attitude:   ·         Blend great attention to detail with efficient work rate ·         Ability to present through scamps or Mac visuals ·         A determination to bring ideas to life ·         Degree of commercial awareness of how to best use time and fit to a budget ·         Competence at providing creative approvals for design/artwork and good communication skills... 20 January 2015 11:11:50 +0000 Head of Digital Design and Development Head of Digital Design and Development Manchester c£45k   This is an exciting opportunity to lead a talented team within an award winning integrated agency who work on a range of digital marketing and web build projects for largely consumer clients.  They have ambitious plans for 2015 and beyond and are growing their digital offering and pulling back into the agency the larger, currently outsourced projects.  You will lead and develop the digital team and identify and present the benefits of emerging technology relevant to clients needs. As well as working with the senior management team to present these solutions to clients, you’ll also be able to put on your coding hat and help the team with development projects. The role encompasses many skills and you may either already have experience of managing a digital team including web development or be hungry and ready to do so. It would definitely suit an ambitious individual who is ready to step up into this role, so you could be a senior or lead front end developer looking to step up into a team lead role whilst still being hands on. You’ll need a strong creative personality and to have the ability to think strategically. You should have the ability to inspire and talk to clients and internal stakeholders. Ideally you will have excellent HTML 5 & CSS experience and be able lead by example when it comes to front end development.   You will oversee a growing digital department and be involved in the up-skilling of staff, future recruitment of digital people, working... 16 January 2015 18:06:02 +0000 Account Executive Account Executive - Amazing Brand Design Agency - Great Location in Bristol - Salary dependent on experience + bonus This multi award winning design agency in Bristol is looking for a bright and energetic Account Executive to join their fantastic Creative Services team! The job: As Account Executive your responsibilities include; Supporting the Account Directors on 2 or 3 key global accounts whilst providing professional, flawless account and project management Maintaining all internal paperwork for the account (accurate cost estimates, purchase orders, project timing plans, contracts and vendor agreements etc.) Updating client project status sheet where required Supporting the Account Directors with project forecasting and obtaining PO's to ensure invoicing (and payments) are up to date in conjunction with the Finance Manager Supporting the Account Directors to ensure the agency deliver exceptional levels of service and creativity to their clients; monitoring budget spend; creative quality and delivery of work to deadlines Planning and tracking projects to maximise project profitability You will need to have: Amazing client service capabilities with outstanding communication skills Proven experience of working in a support capacity in the design/branding industry, either agency or client side The ability to own and manage individual projects and work streams The ability to manage multiple, simultaneous work streams across a range of global markets A driving licence and your own car for use at meetings We want someone who is mad for creativity,... 16 January 2015 11:11:43 +0000 Middleweight Graphic Designer - Nottingham In-house Design & Marketing studio based in Nottingham are recruiting for a Middleweight Graphic Designer to join their creative team.   T he Role The Middleweight Graphic Designer will be an integral part of the in-house marketing design team, involved in the whole design process from concept to completion. Working as part of a team with printers, comms team, other designers, and marketing specialists, this mainly offline role involves producing various pieces of marketing material including brochures, helping to create campaign creative, store/exhibition graphics and other ad hoc design requests, some of which cross media both online and offline. There is scope to work across print and digital for the right candidate. Experience • Minimum 5 years industry experience, some in-house would be beneficial. • Full working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Knowledge of HTML and CSS would be an advantage • Experience generating design concepts within style guidelines • Knowledge of preparing files for print is essential. • An understanding of designing for on- and off-line projects • A degree in graphic design (or equivalent) Skills • Excellent attention to detail and strong layout and typographic skills • Previous design experience in a similar fast paced environment • A proven ability to work independently, to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards • A creative and innovative approach that welcomes new ideas • Ability to see your designs through from concept to... 14 January 2015 18:06:27 +0000 Artworker (Rotating Shifts) - North Birmingham Birmingham based creative agency are looking for a fast, accurate Artworker to work rotating evening/day shifts. You'll be working on fast turn-around artwork for Print, POS, POP and Sales Promotion. It's a pure artworking role so no creative input will be required but a fast, accurate artworking ability using CS6/CC will be a must for this role, along with good typography and fast page layout skills Hours of work are likely to be: Day - Mon - Fri 8am - 4.30pm, Nights - Sun - Thur 5pm - 1.30am. A 10% shift allowance is available along with paid overtime. All usual Adobe CS packages required, must be advanced in InDesign. Any experience with data merging and tagging InDesign files an advantage. IMPORTANT - You MUST be happy to work shifts and due to the lack of public transport in the early hours of the morning you MUST have your own car. Interested? Email your CV and some samples of work that show your layout/typesetting skills over right away! Artworker (Rotating Shifts) - North Birmingham to £22k + shift allowance. 13 January 2015 15:03:30 +0000 Senior Artworker - Birmingham Creative Production Agency based in Central Birmingham are looking to recruit a Senior Artworker with extensive agency experience. Specialists in artwork production, advertising, image manipulation and digital design they work across most sectors for all kinds of clients. Fashion, automotive, retail, housing and aerospace clients and corporate, ad agencies, B2B, B2C.   Essential requirements for the role: • Minimum five years experience in creative/advertising agency artwork studios • Comfortable with brochures, press ads for magazines/newspapers, packaging, newsletters • In-depth knowledge of InDesign CC2014 and advanced features • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator CC • Technical, rather than creative, with traditional typography skills and type 'craftsmanship' • Good eye for a well-balanced layout • Meticulous attention to detail • Lots of common sense and able to think for self • Team player • Happy working with tight work processes and procedures   Candidates will demonstrate a great eye for detail and practical knowledge of traditional typography skills. A good grounding in an agency environment and confidence working across a wide range of print-based disciplines, including brochures, catalogues, press ads, packaging and newsletters is essential. Candidates should be fluent in InDesign CC2014 and have an understanding of advanced features, along with a good working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop. Together with superb technical skills, candidates should... 13 January 2015 11:11:08 +0000 Midweight Creative Team - Top Manchester agency Our client is an award winning integrated agency based in Manchester. Following continued growth, they are seeking a talented Midweight Creative team to join them. To be considered for this role, we are looking ideally for an established team who have a pedigree agency background. You'll work on an some top consumer brand clients and the work that the agency regularly wins awards for their creative brilliance so they are keen to find a team to deliver top quality innovative creative work for them. The agency is through the line and you should be able to demonstrate a book of great concepts across all media channels. If you're a talented and established Midweight Creative Team with leading agency experience and a Book full of exciting campaigns delivered for Retail & FMCG clients then we'd like to talk to you ASAP.  To find out more, please contact Fiona Christian. 12 January 2015 12:12:03 +0000 Freelance Art Director Award winning Creative agency based in Leeds are on the lookout for a freelance Art Director to work with them on ongoing projects asap.  You will be generating ideas and concepts across ads, TV, online, offline, radio etc, with a variety of different clients in a range of sectors, as well as working with designers to see your ideas through to completion. Ideally coming from agency background you will need to show a diverse & creative portfolio to go along with your CV. This will be onsite freelance work, and you will have the opportunity to work alongside like minded creatives in a well established Leeds based agency. 08 January 2015 12:12:29 +0000 Studio Manager/Senior Artworker - Dorset Fully integrated Branding, Advertising and Digital agency based near Bournemouth are on the search for a Studio Manager/Senior Artworker who's switched on to all aspects of artwork production for digital and print design. The Studio Manager/Senior Artworker will be responsible for the delivery of all artwork output and will also be responsible for managing the studio staff. As a key member of the studio, you will lead and deliver projects, liaising directly with clients & suppliers and working proactively to ensure studio best-practice and effective workflow management. The role will require a fully hands on approach to delivering consistently high quality artwork services across a range of channels including printed items, point of sale, on line and mobile. The management aspects of the role will require the traffic workflow management of all work within the studio, together with the on site management of the operational output of the studio team. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: •    Passionate about high quality artwork with an appreciation of good design •    Great attention to detail •    Excellent copy-checking skills, perfect English spelling and grammar •    Solid knowledge of repro, print, digital print and digital media •    Previous experience in a studio management role •    Strong technical hardware and software skills •    A confident and positive character with good communication... 08 January 2015 11:11:27 +0000 Middleweight Designer - Dorset Fully integrated Branding, Advertising and Digital agency based near Bournemouth are on the search for a Middleweight Designer who's switched on to all aspects of digital and print design, with a real passion for creativity.  You'll demonstrate strong conceptual and finishing skills, as well as being a good communicator, and relish working within a multi-disciplined, forward-thinking team.   Essential skills •  Passion for ideas and creativity •  Ambition, dedication and drive •  Attention to detail •  Strong software knowledge •  Website and print design expertise •  Previous agency experience.   Bonus skills •  Mobile/app design knowledge •  Animation/video skills •  Drawing/sketching ability •  Client presentation experience.   If this sounds like you and you'd like to work in a top creative agency just a stone’s throw from England’s beautiful South Coast ping your CV and folio over ASAP! 07 January 2015 14:02:57 +0000 Designer   Who we are Founded in 2004, four23 came to life as a multi-disciplinary studio delivering a diverse range of creative projects for clients including global organisations: adidas, Oakley and Virgin; arts and charitable institutions: the Medici Quartet and Graeae Theatre Company; and for individuals including Olympic athlete, Mo Farah and Academy Award winning actor, Kevin Spacey.   Job Description Sitting within a creative team, you will work with the CEO to develop bold creative ideas for a broad and varied range of projects, turning ideas into top end designs that will work intuitively across all platforms. You will have a strong digital background, experience designing for a range of web and mobile devices and understand how to communicate with developers. You will be interested in new digital developments. Alongside proven graphic design skills, you must have a good eye, wide reference points and a driven attitude to get involved across all disciplines. You will be required to work across multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring the highest standard of delivery at every stage of production. You must be able to visualise and execute final designs to a high level with a meticulous eye for detail. You will be diligent and take pride in checking and proofing your work before completion. This is a key role in our studio and we want someone to come in and truly grasp it.   Skills Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a given, with a particular emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. You’ll bring great visual... 06 January 2015 12:12:17 +0000 Senior Graphic/Web Designer - Warwickshire Busy Creative Agency based near Stratford Upon Avon are looking for a Senior Graphic/Web designer to join their team. WOW! That's what these guys want to be saying when they see your folio! They are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer who has experience in design for print and front end web design who really has an exceptionally creative book! For this role you'll be one of the lead designers in the studio so it goes without saying you'll need to be up there with the best when it come to creativity! It's a small but busy studio so you'll also need to be a good all-rounder, able to turn you hand from design for print, logos, brochures and marketing material to digital, web design and HTML mail shots. Fast accurate artworking skills will also be essential.  The successful applicant will be articulate, numerate and have an eye for detail. The role also entails undertaking original design artwork for print as well as HTML mailers and front end website design and build following existing brand guidelines. An excellent knowledge of the latest Adobe Creative Suite is essential. The is a crucial role so your folio must blow their socks off!! Senior Graphic/Web Designer Near Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire £25-30k 06 January 2015 12:12:27 +0000 Creative Packaging Artworker- Tamworth, Staffordshire International Packaging design and production company are seeking a Creative Artworker with packaging experience to work on packaging for a major consumer brand. You'll be based in Tamworth, Staffordshire working within the artwork production studio. Excellent skills with the latest Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator with be essential, along with knowledge of packaging artworking techniques. Knowledge of working with creative guidelines already laid down will be required, making amends, using your initiative and creating new layouts and designs across a range of boxes and cartons, blister packs and labels. As with all artworking roles excellent attention to detail and the ability to work accurately at speed is key.  The successful candidate will be required to start ASAP in January 2015. To apply please email over your CV and examples of your packaging design and artwork. 06 January 2015 12:12:53 +0000 Senior 3D Designer (Retail Environments) - Leicester This international brand communications and retail design agency based in Leicestershire are looking for a Senior 3D Designer to join their busy creative team. Their clients span across fashion, sport, outdoors, charity, leisure and corporate and projects include: •  Brand Strategy •  Exhibitions & Events •  Retail & Interiors •  Campaigns & Communications •  Digital & Social Marketing •  Showrooms & Workplaces They're looking for an enthusiastic 3D designer to join the team. Ideally you'd have some experience within: • Retail environments • Exhibitions • Events • Showrooms • Graphics communication within retail environment • Customer journeys and flow • Good understanding of visual merchandising And proficient in: • Sketch up • CAD • Studio Max • Indesign To apply, please email your CV including current salary details & portfolio of best work. Senior 3D Designer (Retail Environments) - Leicestershire 06 January 2015 12:12:31 +0000 Senior Graphic Designer - Worcestershire This award winning Event Production agency who work with highly prestigious Global brands are seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to join a busy creative team. A key member of the Creative Department you will be a lead in the design work produced within the graphic design studio.  You will be working with video, motion graphics, production and account management teams to deliver inspiring and creative solutions to clients communication needs. Key Responsibilities •    Produce inspiring design work •    You’ll be producing a range of design work including branding and identity, print, display and set graphics, web design and working with our motion graphics producer and in-house editors •    Be a lead member of the graphic design studio •    Responsible for the delivery of creative work from concept / idea generation to final art and production delivery •    Drive forward the level of creative work •    Encourage a close working relationship between the Creative Department and Account Management / Production •    Ability to brief printers and external suppliers •    Agency Processes and Procedures •    Proactive to offering process and work delivery solutions •    Diary and time management •    Managing internal and external resources – including supporting the Studio Manager in work scheduling and briefing freelance designers,... 06 January 2015 12:12:08 +0000 Senior Digital Designer - Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire This established B2B Marketing and Creative Agency based in Milton Keynes is looking for a highly creative all-rounder who can demonstrate creative skills across all media. Essential requirements for this role: • 5+ years’ experience in a similar position, preferably b2b agency • Have strong views on design and show confidence in work produced • Art direction – be able to art direct and take direction from Creative Director • Creative thinking and creative integrity • Adept at taking a brief • Excellence in typography • Advanced level skills in Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and Photoshop. • Have a knowledge and level of skill in video and animation using After Effects. • Able to produce quality mock ups. • Demonstrate leadership. • Ability to motivate and mange a team (freelance/juniors). • Project management – the ability to manage multiple projects and on time. • Be inspiring, proactive and confident. Further details and responsibilities: Content Marketing • Understand and design creative content for the Agency's proposition. • Create relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective of driving a positive buyer action along the Agency's buyer journey. • Working with the Creative Director, Head of Content Origination, Head of Content Marketing, Business Strategy Directors, Client Directors and departments to contribute to and... 27 January 2015 19:07:07 +0000 Social Media/Community Officer-Creative Agent Senior Community Manager, Social media officer, Social Media manager, Social Community manager Are you looking to join a fun, vibrant and upbeat creative agency? If so my client is looking for a Senior Community Manager with agency experience who has a strong track record with social media and maintenance of the social media space. They are a really up and coming agency with some global clients on their books who you will be working directly with. Your role will be:- Being the social media expert for both agency and clients Turning social trends into creative ideas Work along side the creative teams and client services teams Creating social content across a variety of Channels Contributing to the social strategy What they are looking for:- 2-5 years experience within a social media role/community management role Strong understanding of how brands and agencies operate within social media Experience operating projects on Facebook & Twitter Experience of Buddy Media, Radian6 etc Strong English & people skills A marketing background would also be advantageous This is a really exciting role and one for a passionate candidate to really excel them. Senior Community Manager, Social media officer, Social Media manager, Social Community manager. 27 January 2015 17:05:11 +0000 Artworker Artworker Blueskies Marketing is proud to be working with one of the UKs largest online fashion retailers. Part of a multichannel retail brand they are currently expanding throughout Europe and are looking to develop their in-house creative design team and hire an experienced Artworker. The Artworker will be responsible for: Responding to briefs from internal departments, creating print-ready artwork for marketing campaigns, on-site print, graphics and signage Interpret existing design concepts for use across various platforms and deliver artwork consistent with the fashion brand guidelines. Image manipulation and retouching Develop a strong relationship with the online marketing team Support the senior designers as and when required Skills and experience required for the Artworker: Previous experience within a similar role Ability to interpret briefs, quickly and accurately Good special awareness will the ability to visualise the design and layout of a store Technical Skills InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Studio Max, SketchUp, Animation The successful candidate will be expected to bring fast, accurate and competent input to an already successful design and artwork team. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Artworker to join a global fashion brand, with huge career opportunities. 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... 27 January 2015 14:02:49 +0000 Senior Designer Combining commercial knowledge and insight with beautifully considered design work to build on our exciting brand. Covering all touch-points from identity through to print, digital and internal communications.   We are currently recruiting a Senior Designer that will produce inspirational conceptual work within the creative service team.  They need to embrace and deliver work in line with an outstanding agency standard.  They will work with the Creative Lead to advise clients on the best and most appropriate solutions to their visual communication needs and then create, design and implement these solutions to client satisfaction.  They will also undertake some project management duties throughout the year. 27 January 2015 14:02:18 +0000 Junior Designer / Artworker Are you a Junior Designer / Artworker looking to gain meaningful design experience within a busy and vibrant creative studio? My client, based in Liverpool, is a creative studio that prides itself on superbly crafted design, delivering creative solutions for brand, design and advertising. The company is a great Agency so you can expect a cool location and plush offices with a fun and vibrant working environment. You'll be using your technical Mac Skills to roll out designs into a suite of Literature including Brochures, Flyers, Letter Heads, Livery you name it.... The ideal candidate will have about 1 to 2 years studio experience in a similar position. Your portfolio should demonstrate your keen attention to detail and a variety of work designed and artworked. This is a fantastic opportunity for all designers at a junior level to gain valuable industry knowledge as well as print and digital skills that will serve them well throughout their budding career. If this sounds like the right chance for you, please apply today with your current CV and work samples. 26 January 2015 16:04:15 +0000 Quality Controller Quality Controller, Design Agency, 20,000 - 25,000, Staffordshire, Permanent Blue Skies Recruitment is on the search for a talented and experienced Quality Controller to work for a brilliant design agency, who can boast working for some of the largest brands globally. The role is a niche one and they requires someone who has experience of printing processes, preparing and supplying artwork for press and planning and plate making. You will ensure all artwork leaving the extremely busy studio is correct, prior to final approval as well as any errors/queries being relayed back to the artworkers. You should have a good understanding of Adobe Creative and Microsoft Office and be able to handle the pressure of working to deadlines and possess strong organisational skills as it will be your job to check printing processes against specs and check trapping etc. You may well work in a printers at the moment or in a similar position as a Quality Controller for another agency. Either way, if you feel you have the right experience and would like to know more, please send through your updated CV. Quality Controller, Design Agency, 20,000 - 25,000, Staffordshire, 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... 26 January 2015 15:03:23 +0000 Mid-Weight Digital Project Manager JOB SPECIFICATION Job Title: Mid-Digital Project Manager Salary: Up to 35K (depending on experience) Location: London I am currently recruiting for a brilliant Digital Project Manager to work for one of London's top Production agencies. This will be a fast paced role and will suit someone keen to work on their biggest Financial Services and Retail clients. They are seeking a confident, ambitious individual keen to take the next step in their Digital Project Management career. The Role The Digital Project Manager will work within the production team and will be eager to build on existing client relationships and creating new ones. Supporting the Senior Project Manager you will be essential in providing consistently good work for their hottest client. The key responsibilities will be as follows: *Taking briefs to relay back to the production and design teams *Ensure deadlines are met and work completed by each team member *Provide feedback and document project issues *Make important and essential decisions for the account, whilst challenging ideas in order to implement projects and enforce improvements *Maintain internal and external client relationships *Manage cost overviews of the account *Support Senior Project Manager and encourage team work The Requirements The ideal candidate will have previous agency experience in project management for digital design and have an excellent attention to detail. *Excellent communication skills *Ability to delegate work and a high sense of urgency to meet tight deadlines *Understanding of Flash advertising, Mobile Apps and... 26 January 2015 13:01:27 +0000 Senior Art Director This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Senior Art Director to join an award winning agency on the rise with an ambitious and driven CD. This role is key to the agencies creative output, you’ll be the go to person for big ideas and outstanding creative thinking to solve client problems through creativity.  You’ll excel in client facing and pitch situations, and be a great team player, able to work closely with the design/artwork teams, and be a mentor to junior creative’s within the agency.  Success to this agency is winning pitches and awards, and they want you to have a track record of both, and be hungry for more! 26 January 2015 11:11:42 +0000 Online Marketing Manager to join TOP FTSE Company! (Focusing on PPC, A My client, a TOP FTSE Media Company are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join their Online Team responsible for acquiring new customers through various channels to market (TV, Press, Outdoor, Direct Mail and Online). This role involves managing all paid online media channels, ensuring sales and upgrades targets are met and surpassed. You will be responsible for managing the quarterly customer upgrades plan for online, ensuring the plan is delivered across the site sand media to meet product upgrades targets across multiple product categories. Your day to day responsibilities include: -Planning and managing all online marketing channels. -Formulate and approve display media forecasts and plans with media agency to achieve sales targets within budget. - Ownership of the quarterly online customer upgrades plan ensuring all offers are live across site and media. For more information about the role please contact Serena or email (see below)