Designer/ Middleweight Designer

Job description

Position: Designer/Middleweight (full-time)
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Location: Leeds/Remote working

W&P is the UK’s leading internal communications agency, developing communications and experiences across the whole employee journey. 

We’re proud to work with high-profile clients across the globe including Direct Line Group, Legal & General, Halfords, and many others. Based in Leeds and part of Definition Group, we’re now in our 28th year.

We’re a team of designers, photographers, content creators, digital and film experts and client managers, partnering to create innovative solutions for our broad range of clients. Our aim is to positively impact the employee experience within the workplace, driving engagement and helping to develop our clients’ businesses. 

We’re looking for a Designer with bags of potential, or a successful Middleweight 
Designer
 looking for a new challenge. You must be a strong all-rounder with a conceptual portfolio showing integrated projects across both print and digital channels. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ agency experience under
their belt.
 

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Designer or Middleweight Designer to join our busy design team. 

You’ll work under the supervision of the Head of Design, and collaborate alongside our Senior Designer, participating in various design projects from concept to completion, whilst taking onboard feedback to improve your design skills. 

You’ll liaise with both the editorial and project management teams, offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas, whilst producing high-quality, ideas-driven communications for both national and international clients. You’ll ensure the highest quality standards and attention to detail are consistently maintained, supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects. 

You’ll be proficient in Adobe CC, supporting on a variety of different projects ranging from branding, traditional print magazines, wall graphics and gamification through to producing films, assets for animation, design for web and strategic campaigns. 

You’ll have some experience of pitching and presenting creative solutions internally and to clients and be able to manage workloads within agreed timings. 

You’ll look to build strong relationships with clients, becoming a trusted creative advisor and a brand champion, identifying strategic opportunities by learning about their business and communication challenges. Building client trust is key to producing better work and is essential to drive our growth and success. 

You’ll need to have a passion for communication and be an ideas-focused creative, confident in your ability to see projects through from concept to finished artwork. 

You’ll thrive working in a close-knit team and go above and beyond to delight clients. From time-to-time you may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed to get the best from the role. 

Experience in illustration, motion graphic design or UX/ UI knowledge is desirable, but not essential.  

If you’re passionate about design and eager to learn more, we’d like to hear from you. 

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Has three years’ commercial design experience 
  • Is proficient in Adobe CC suite applications and has a good level of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills 
  • Has a knockout portfolio, demonstrating ideas through concept to execution 
  • Is confident, passionate and knowledgeable about design and communication (previous internal communications experience is advantageous, but
    not essential)
     
  • Has some experience of pitching/presenting creative solutions internally and
    to clients
     
  • Has a natural affinity with layout, typography, photo selection and
    idea generation
     
  • Has working knowledge of preparing artwork for print/digital/animation 
  • Has excellent attention to detail. 
  • Is a proactive team player, with a client-centric focus and a can-do attitude 

If you think you’re the right person for the role, please send your CV and examples of your work to karl.jaques@wordsandpics.co.uk

 

Job details

Level

Des/Mid

Employment type

Full time

Job functions

  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts

  • Pitch/present creative solutions

  • Develop strong, lasting relationships with clients

  • Deliver creative projects to the highest standard
  • Have a passion for internal communications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent