2D Mid Weight Designer

Job Purpose

GPJ is looking for a 2D Mid Weight Designer to join its London office. With 5 Years + under your belt, you will have a great eye for design within the experiential and events industry.

The Designer will be a key member of the design team. You will be supporting the design team ensuring all of our creative output is on-brand, while pushing the boundaries of the brand and becoming a brand guardian across our group of clients. Our projects are varied, from events, exhibitions, product launches, brand, activations, digital & mobile. You will be required to work 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 strong and confident 2D Graphic Designer with experience in installations and brand storytelling. You will have the ability to communicate clearly your ideas to the team and art directly across different media from activation to print and digital. The Designer should be fluent in Adobe CC Suite. Our projects require a wide variety of design disciplines including design for print and large format, concept creation, digital and social media and video and animation. You will have the ability and passion to extend into these disciplines working with suppliers in an art directing capacity.

Key Responsibilities  
Team Working & Management

 

  • Working closely with the Creative Director 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 or working autonomously
 
Creative Delivery & Output
  • Working with the Creative Director to contribute to the creative strategy and conceptual ideas
  • Support the creative department on all incoming Client project opportunities
  • Develops innovative creative concepts across 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
Accountability

 

  • Have an awareness of company vision and design identity and drive design consistency across all of our brands
  • Taking responsibility for adhering to our client’s 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 the design and creative projects are delivered on time 
Communication
  • Strong effective communicator with good face-to-face interaction skills
  • Must be able to clearly communicate and manages expectations of more senior members of the team
  • Helps foster a culture of ideas, experimentation and collaboration
  • Builds strong relationships with other departments in the business
  • Actively participates and contributes constructively in meetings
  • Develops an understanding and relationship with other disciplines/stakeholders involved in projects across GPJ

 

About you

Your background, Skills & Experience

 

  • Minimum 5 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 
Key skills
  • Loads of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Being a craftsman, understanding the beauty in good design 
  • A conceptual thinker who can lead creative development with visual problem solving
  • Solution-focused and proactive problem solver
  • Ability to work in a demanding and changing environment 
  • An appreciation for great design in general and the relationship between textual and visual elements
  • Has 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 as part of a wider team
  • Working with other team members always ensuring 
  • Ability to take feedback and work in a collaborative and helpful way within GPJ 
  • Fluent in Adobe CC
  • A capability of telling and designing brand stories and experiences 
Mindset

 

  • 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 thing’s art, design, architecture & technology
  • Be fearless and disruptive with your creative ideas, collaborative in your approach and always take pride in your work
  • Be a self-starter. Independent, determined with great attention to detail; you love taking responsibility and problem solving
  • Be brave by bringing storytelling, big ideas & out-of-the-box thinking to the table and knowledge of how to execute them in a spatial context
  • Desire to create and transform environments

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