Position Description

Middleweight Graphic Designer, Strategy & Design Management
Location London Studio
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Freelance and fixed term opportunities are available for a talented, creative middleweight design manager who is passionate about design, the creative process and design thinking. You are a strategic thinker capable of applying insights to all design disciplines, assisting the team in the delivery of wayfinding and environmental projects. You are analytical, logical and practical. 
You are able to work with direction from the senior design managers, have strong communication skills and the confidence to both present ideas and get involved in all stages of the creative process, from ideation, to production, and implementation.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support in design management of projects with direction from the senior design manager, with a particular strength in managing graphic design and infographic design for wayfinding projects.
  • Assist in the management of the delivery of projects, from concept through to final design and delivery with the support from more senior members of staff. This includes assisting in developing presentations for both internal and external meetings and presentations.
  • Assist in development of wayfinding strategies. 
  • Understand built environment and use information gathered on site back in the studio. 
  • Be responsible for plotting sign locations, and developing content across a scheme for each sign. 
  • Develop and maintain wayfinding packs and schedules. 
  • Product knowledge including knowledge of print and fabrication techniques.
  • Knowledge of CAD / 3D software.
  • Read and work with architectural plans, and their document control systems.
  • Support with developing documents for tender.
  • Assist in the management of any procurement, liaising with contractors, ensuring all work produced is of the highest quality whilst providing value for money.
  • Work collaboratively with the 3d designers to ensure work is fully co-ordinated.
  • Deliver work according to an agreed timescale and be able to work on multiple projects.
  • Participate and contribute in brainstorming/design sprints, conduct any relevant research for projects, add insight and value and assist in achieving studio and project goals.
  • Be flexible and able to take direction, feedback and observations with a positive attitude.
  • Maintain all records and files relating to the design work on any particular project.

Qualities and essential skills

  • Design obsessive, aware of best practice in industry but driven to advance our understanding of its potential
  • Ability to effectively present ideas
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills
  • Time management including the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of DDA guidelines and best practice principles
  • Excellent computer knowledge, minimum Adobe Creative Suite

All applicants must hold a valid right to work in the UK