Senior Graphic Designer

28 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Graphic Designer

Vickers Neal Recruitment Solutions are currently working with Elegant Clutter.

Based in Warwick, Elegant Clutter is an award winning designer, manufacturer and installer of artwork schemes to the restaurant, bar and hotel industries in the UK and Europe. The company is expanding and there is a new opportunity for a Senior Designer to take on an extremely varied and interesting role. This creative design role is not for the faint hearted. Most importantly you will be a super positive and motivated designer who wants to learn, grow and push yourself daily!

The company has a fast paced and creative environment with a design led approach and a passionate team. Working as part of this friendly and hardworking group, your role will be fundamental to its ongoing success and ability to deliver beautifully designed artwork for some of the biggest names in the industry.

Reporting to the Design Manager, the Senior Designer will combine excellent technical ability with a natural flair for artwork and design. You will need the ability to supervise others through challenging work schedules.

Reporting to the Design Manager and Creative Director, the senior designer will be integral to developing the highest level of strategically led creative ideas. You must also have a flexible approach to the way you work and be happy to support the design team to ensure delivery dates are achieved. Digital artwork skills are key but a talent for original art and hand drawn illustration will be advantageous. You will need to have the imagination to visualize how your work will best look on a variety of media and at various sizes, from a 10m wide wallpaper to a 20cm tall vase.

Key Responsibilities

Fluent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Commercial understanding of brands within restaurants and hotel markets

Manage projects across multiple restaurant, bar and hotel brands

Supervise intermediate and junior designers

Ability to keep team members working within established deadlines

Experienced project researcher, often historically pertinent

Work across various rollout brands, pubs, restaurants and hotels

New artwork concept development and design

Creative input for new artwork development

Client facing role

Supporting role to Studio Manager and Creative Director and independently manage projects delegated to you

Essential Skills

A good eye for design, detail and precision

Significant design experience

Creative flair, originality, imagination and a strong visual sense

Strong research skills

Excellent team communication skills

Graphic design, Illustration or Textile Design degree or equivalent design qualification

Original artwork interest/talent,sketching, painting etc

Excellent skills and experience of Adobe Creative Suite especially Photoshop and Illustrator

Excellent knowledge of file preparation across varied print processes

Time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at a time

Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to your designs
Understanding of trends in the creative market place and bringing these ideas to the table

Demonstrate illustrative skills with rough sketches and working on layouts for print

Confidence and ability to present and communicate to clients
Proactive and innovative

In your application to the role of Senior Designer your portfolio and previous experience will both be considered. We encourage you to demonstrate your creativity and your ability to apply design flair across a wide variety of projects. Only applications with CV and PDF portfolio will be considered