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Position Title: Designer

Location: Southwark, SE1

Reports to: Creative/Design Director

Date: February 2019

George P. Johnson is an independent, creatively driven full service experience marketing agency. For over a century we’ve been partnering with the world’s top brands to deliver creative solutions that make a real difference. Our ideas create impact, inspire audiences and grow business. We work with brands such as; Nike, Cisco, Workday, Google and Lotus.

George P. Johnson are seeking a top-rate Designer to join it’s London office. With a few years under your belt you will be brimming with creative ideas, and have a great eye for design within the experiential and events industry

The Designer will be a key member of the design team, working across all of our clients. You will be supporting the design team ensuring all of our work is the best it can be while learning from our skilled team and becoming a brand guardian across our group of clients. Our projects are varied, from events, exhibitions, product launches, brand, activations, retail, digital & mobile. You will be required to work creating brand guidelines but also working within existing brand guidelines and also be able to take design concepts to new, exciting and innovative levels – always making sure deadlines are met, managing your workload and working on several projects at the same time.

We require a diverse skill set from graphic design and illustration, to web design and video and animation. Our projects are varied, from events, exhibitions, product launches, brand, activations, retail & mobile. The Designer should be fluent in adobe CC and preferably experienced in video and animation packages. Our projects require a wide variety of design disciplines including design for print and large format, identity creation, digital and social media and video and animation.

About the Role

Team Working & Management

  • Working closely with the Senior Designers to support the wider team

  • Be able to explain design concepts to non-designers and sell in ideas & challenge/interrogate briefs

  • Manages own tasks and responsibilities when part of project teams

Creative Delivery & Output

  • Working with the senior designers to contribute to the creative strategy and conceptual ideas

  • Support the creative department on all incoming Client project opportunities

  • Develops innovative creative concepts across of all design and creative outputs

  • Taking creative and design from concept through final visuals, bringing the ideas to life

  • Have a clear understanding of working with and implementing client guidelines and how these execute within space

  • Problem solve by working with the wider team to offer creative solutions


  • Have an awareness of company vision and design identity and drive design consistency across all of our brands

  • Taking responsibility for adhering to our clients look and feel and guidelines

  • Delivers to the highest standard across all design and creative projects

  • Prioritise, schedule and manage workload across multiple projects to ensure design and creative projects are delivered on time


  • Strong effective communicator with great face-to-face

  • Must be able to clearly communicates and manages expectations of more senior members of the team

  • Helps foster a culture of ideas, experimentation and collaboration

  • Building strong relationship with other departments in the business

  • Actively participates and contributes constructively in meetings

  • Develop an understanding and relationship with other disciplines/stakeholders involved in projects across GPJ


  • Minimum 4 Years + agency experience or within a similar design/experiential environment

  • Previous experience in an agency or within a similar design/experiential environment is essential

  • Proven track record in creating great design work from concept to production

  • Working knowledge of online and offline design, brand development and the creative process

  • Working knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of online and offline design work

  • Working Knowledge & proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, and in MS Office & Apple programs

About You

  • Loads of enthusiasm and a positive attitude

  • Conceptual thinker who can lead creative development with visual problem solving

  • Solution focused and proactive problem solver

  • An appreciation for great design in general and the relationship between textual and visual elements

  • Has an excellent attention to detail, whilst being aware of the bigger picture

  • Calm, considered and able to work effectively under pressure

  • Ability to work independently or part of a wider team

  • Ability to work in a demanding and changing environment

  • Ability to take feedback and work in a collaborative and helpful way within GPJ

  • Be a proactive thinker & have a curious mind - always on the look-out about what could be done with or without a brief to help elevate work

  • Be optimistic and lead by example, you demonstrate empathy and your glass is always half full

  • Be fascinated by the world and nurture a strong interest in all things art, design, architecture & technology

  • Be fearless and disruptive with your creative ideas, collaborative in your approach and you always take pride in your work

  • Be a self-starter. Independent, determined with a great attention to detail; you love taking responsibility and problem solving

  • Be brave by bring storytelling, big ideas & out-of-the-box thinking to the table and knowledge of how to execute them in a spatial context

About us

Company benefits include:

• 25 days holiday each year

• GPJ Birthday Day – a day off to celebrate your birthday

• Contributory pension scheme

• Life assurance

• Season ticket loan

• Comprehensive healthcare insurance

• Healthy nutrition - fresh fruit in the office

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