Mid-Weight Designer

Creative · London, London, City of
Department Creative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Overview of the role

The principal role of the Mid-Weight Designer is to respond to creative briefs, creating quality designs that maintain the excellence and integrity of our client's communications. Working in collaboration with the wider creative team, you will be responsible for ensuring our creative work and service meets the needs and expectations of our clients.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating inspiring work and who has a genuine interest in telling our clients stories in a compelling way. You’ll need the ability to mix creative flair with commercial awareness while maintaining your head when things get busy, and a great personality to boot!

 

Your Key Responsibilities

Deliver great creative work

Create designs for your assigned client work and new business pitches. Collaborate and contribute to the thinking, design process and delivery of client communications. Combine creativity and strategic thinking to proactively challenge a brief, and to interpret business and communications objectives into original and relevant design solutions while working to ensure the integrity, accuracy and quality of work is maintained at all times.

Strengthen client relationships

To build strong client relationships with day to day client contacts, instilling their trust and confidence in your abilities to meet their needs. To be proactive in all client dealings, escalating any account problems efficiently while providing exemplary client services at all times. 

Be commercially aware

Manage project resources (time and budgets) to deliver jobs profitably, on time and to the desired quality. Be the champion of our internal work processes. Where required, make an active contribution to new business. 


Support your team

To work closely with the Creative Director and wider Creative team as well as the Account Management and Publishing teams to understand the creative strategy and delivery framework. Be proactive and helpful, ensuring the smooth running of all projects, exceeding client expectations.

 

Your reporting relationships

Reporting to:

  • Creative Director

Working closely with:

  • The wider Creative, Account Management and Publishing teams

 

Your qualifications, experience & skills

The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:

  • Degree level qualification from an Art/Design college;
  • Ideally a minimum of three to five years’ experience in corporate communications, with proven editorial design experience;
  • Expert knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop;
  • Excellent knowledge of the print and production process;
  • A passion for digital experience design and digital channels is an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills necessary to present your solutions and to build trust and respect both with clients and the team; and
  • Excellent eye for detail, ambitious for the quality of your work, and a constant search for excellence.


In addition to a competitive salary based on skills and experience, as an employee at Black Sun, you will have access to a range of great benefits and perks, including:

Holidays

Upon joining, you’ll be eligible for 25 days’ holiday per year (pro-rated if you join mid-year). Two additional discretionary ‘bonus’ days are awarded for long service at Black Sun, up to a maximum of 27 days’ holiday.

Remote Working

We are thrilled to be able to offer our employees the option to work in a hybrid way. After a period of onboarding, employees have the ability to work from home, office and where applicable on site with clients. The amount of days are dependant on teams, role, time of year and deliverables.

Bonus Scheme

We operate an annual bonus scheme for all our employees to enable everyone to share in our success when the company achieves its financial targets.

Personal Development Plans

We believe that the more successful we are in developing our people, the more rewarding and successful our business will become. As an employee at Black Sun, you’ll have access to an extensive suite of training through our ‘Full Circle Talent Development Programme’ to help you develop the skills to progress your career and be successful in your role.

Group Life Assurance

On joining Black Sun you will be insured under our Group Life Assurance Scheme.

Group Personal Pension Plan

After three months’ at Black Sun, you will be enrolled on the Company’s group personal pension scheme. The Company will contribute 3% of salary to the pension scheme and you will need to contribute a minimum of 5%.

Employee Assistance Programme

You and your family will have access to a confidential 24/7 helpline, providing you with a range of services including bereavement counselling, financial/debt management, family and childcare advice.

Payroll Giving

Black Sun operates a Payroll Giving scheme which enables you to donate through your payroll to any charity or voluntary organisation within the UK. The donation is made from your gross pay, enabling the charity to benefit from Gift Aid.

 

And whilst we love our jobs, we also like to have some fun along the way. We have a continuous social programme throughout the year, either virtually or in person! But don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Creative
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced