Title: Graphic designer (Aberdeen)
You: A self-starter with excellent graphic design skills, commercial awareness and an understanding of the role of design across print and online media.
Us: A forward-thinking creative print provider. We combine three decades of experience with expertise in three core areas: design, print and digital.
The post: An immensely busy and varied role, involving the management and co-ordination of both internal and external creative campaigns and projects.
The nitty gritty:
In any given day, you’ll exercise creative, project management, technical and communication skills.
Creative: Developing concepts; producing, redefining or working to supplied design briefs; progressing layouts and artwork through to final print production standards; delivering and executing designs across multiple channels, including digital.
Project management: Estimating project timeframes and costs, capturing and reporting information, delivering to tight deadlines.
Technical: Managing digital artwork storage systems; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant hardware and software systems; keeping abreast of online media developments; providing colleagues with technical support.
Communication: Presenting to, and liaising with, clients and internal teams; pitching new ideas to the sales team to support business generation; researching and reporting on design and marketing trends.
Skills, experience, qualifications:
- Creative and conceptual flair, coupled with a versatile approach
- Design confidence across all channels
- Degree or equivalent in graphic design, visual communications or similar
- Strong commercial portfolio and understanding of commercial print
- Familiarity with Apple Mac systems and Adobe CS software
- Excellent typography and proofreading skills
- Knowledge of related disciplines such as web, animation, interactive design and social media management.
- Ability to generate ideas, multi-task and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
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