21 Jun

Mid-Weight/Senior Designer – Manchester

Full time / 12 month maternity cover

DS.Emotion is currently seeking a versatile and talented Mid-Weight/Senior Designer for the Manchester studio. This is either full time or to cover maternity leave, with the ability to convert to full time. As part of the team this person will assist the Creative Lead and/or Creative Director with all phases of work including research, concept exploration, design development and finalisation. They are responsible for creating and executing high quality design concepts and maintaining brand continuity. We are looking for someone who is multifaceted with experience in property marketing and placemaking.

Key Attributes

  • 4+ years relevant industry experience
  • A commitment to delivering excellent creative service
  • Strong team player with the ability to motivate, lead and inspire others
  • Commercially aware in the principles of graphic design
  • A creative thinker with good problem solving skills
  • Well informed on current trends and creative issues
  • A touchstone for account handlers and colleagues, including those in the digital team
  • Confident, passionate and innovative
  • An innovator with a desire to always deliver a fresh approach but with the ability to work to corporate guidelines when required
  • Excellent eye for detail and accuracy

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide fresh thinking, strong ideas and a high level of craftsmanship across all elements of design
  • Have a good understanding of the creative process from brief to production
  • Organise and maintain design files and master assets as needed
  • Maintain the agency’s standards of creative excellence, timeliness and profitability
  • Support the team when managing external specialists e.g. illustrators, visualiser
  • Help to maintain an atmosphere of inspiration and collaboration
  • Design graphics to compliment text and visually enhance documents and campaigns
  • Assist where possible with the design of digital output
  • Conceptual thinking and brainstorming
  • Deliver appropriate creative solutions
  • Undertaking research projects, investigating background information and reporting findings
  • Presenting and rationalising creative to colleagues throughout the design process
  • Design and deliver guidelines for use by others
  • Maintain company design standards
  • Working with the company job flow software in order to keep accurate records, work to planned timescales, deadlines and budgets
  • Working with a Senior Designers, Creative Director and other colleagues whilst generating ideas that compliment the overall creative approach
  • Reporting to – Creative Director
  • Briefing and liaising with external suppliers (printers, photographers, visualisers etc)
  • Creating headlines to compliment creative concepts, working with in-house copywriter when required

Key Tasks

  • Place naming and branding
  • Brand Identity work
  • Brand Guidelines & Brand Books design
  • Campaign design & development
  • Social media content design
  • Brochure design
  • Wayfinding
  • Contributing to team & client brainstorms
  • Emailers, newsletters, basic web design
  • Artworking for print, signage, wayfinding
  • Presentation, pitch & creds docs design
  • Sourcing and briefing photography
  • Seeing all creative through to artwork stage

Our offer

  • Strong leadership and colleague support
  • Flexible working policy
  • Work in a creative environment as part of growing and ambitious team of specialists
  • 20 days annual holiday, increasing annually after two years to 25 plus our office closes for Christmas
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Use of Apple equipment
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Regular, varied (and fun!) staff socials

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to careers@dsemotion.com