Designer - Greeting Cards, Stationery and Gifts

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Loughborough
Salary
18000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
01 Jun 2021
Closes
29 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Founded by Jamie Mitchell and Mark Callaby in 2011, Ohh Deer is an independent, fast-growing start-up company selling greeting cards, stationery and gifts.

Greeting Cards remain our main product but over the years we have diversified our offering and now make and sell other stationery and gift items.

We have become firmly established within our industry selling to retailers across the world, direct to customers online and via our subscription boxes: Papergang, Artful, Put A Sock In It, Jewel + the Gang and Barry's Cactus Club.

We're passionate about what we do and aim to be the leaders in our craft. We source the best artists, suppliers and staff to help us meet these expectations.

We continue to be ambitious and want to grow the business further which this role will play an important part in supporting.

About the role:

* Based within our busy Product and Design department, this role works directly on in-house designs as well as sourcing work from other designers. You should be able to adapt your style to suit various brands and ranges.

* The role will work on a variety of products with a large chunk involving designing for greeting cards. Our greeting cards are mostly humour-led, so you should be able to develop hilarious designs that fit well into our collection. You will also help us design other products including stationery and gift.

As well as designing, you will also need to help us source a variety of artists from across the world to work on various projects for us so you should have a good understanding of our brand and know what is commercially-viable on a global scale.

About you:

* You need to be creative with a real talent for illustration and graphic design. You need to be able to adapt your style as you will be working across a wide variety of brands and ranges.

* You should be a great designer, preferably with a passion for contemporary illustration.

* You need an exceptional eye for detail. The smallest of errors could be costly for the company and you should be able to identify and correct any errors well before the final print deadlines.

* You should be reliable and adaptable and understand the benefits of collaborative working and take on board feedback well.

What's on offer:

* An excellent staff discount scheme (40% off with free greeting cards)

* Flexible working. We have core working hours (10am-4pm) & you can be flexible either side of this

* To cover counselling for up to 10 sessions for whatever reason

* A relaxed, dog friendly, working environment with free tea and coffee

* Social gatherings, including an annual Summer and Christmas party

* Increased annual leave entitlement with longevity

* Opportunities for your personal development

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design commercially viable products for the company to generate the best return on investment from developing in-house styles and sourcing work from other designers. Assist with ensuring the smooth operation of the Product and Design department, including meeting deadlines and eliminating errors when required.

* Develop in-house designs in line with the company's vision, ensuring that they are commercially viable, meet customer expectations and generate the best return on investment for the business

* Help source and develop products when required, ensuring product specifications and briefs are accurate and presented on-time and ensure that errors and inconsistencies with samples and products are resolved

* Source new talent, and work with existing artists to help develop the company's portfolio and build strong relationships with the artists ensuring we develop suitable work

* Ensure that errors are minimised, by helping to check artwork and samples, ensuring high quality is always achieved and reporting mistakes where required

* Help to ensure that work is prepared correctly for print, including checked for errors on design and copy, and supply assets within the required format on time

* Develop presentations and promotional materials, artwork and products for key customers and stakeholders, when required, ensuring that they meet expectations and are delivered on time and attend client meetings in order to generate business

* Assist the Product and Design Manager with the development of ranges, seasonal submissions and bespoke client work

Key Requirements:

* Creative and innovative

* Relevant design qualification with proven experience of working within the design industry

* Previous experience of creative design

* Knowledge and proficiency in the Adobe Suite

* Ability to work to deadlines and project scopes

* GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at Grade C or higher

Desirable:

* Experience of working in a small business

* Leadership skills

* Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Excel to a good standard

Sounds interesting? Click APPLY to send your CV for immediate consideration.

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