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
Working closely with:
Your qualifications, experience & skills
The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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