Mid-Weight Designer - Communications Agency

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

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Mid -Weight Designer to join us!

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 clients’ 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!

By joining us you will be working on a hybrid model and have a wonderful opportunity to explore our picturesque offices in Bishops park, Putney bridge.

 

Why this job?

If you want to create work that shares stories and moves people to action…. then you should consider this job…

If you believe that design —not decoration— is a critical business tool that activates ideas… then you should consider this job….

If you want to create work with clear narratives between strategic foundations, compelling concepts and crafted executions… then you should consider this job….

If you listen with empathy, explain the “whys” behind your decisions and question assumptions…. then you should consider this job….


Come join Black Sun

Across the globe, there is a powerful movement demanding that business focus on purpose, sustainability, and wider value creation. It has never been more important for business to build and maintain trust with their key audiences.

And that’s where we come in! We are a new company for this new world – a partner to some of the biggest brands and businesses worldwide – helping them to engage with these audiences, build enduring relationships and spark positive change through inspiring communications.

As our world rapidly changes, our focus remains constant. At heart we are storytellers, we define articulate and shape the value creation story, bringing it to life across different channels and communications formats. Our team is made up of over 130 talented specialists working across the UK, Europe, and Asia – analytical thinkers, renaissance creatives, digital mavericks and inspiring change makers!

We win many awards and recognition for our work – but great work doesn’t happen by magic – join Black Sun and you will become part of an amazing, diverse, and inclusive community – a team of passionate and skilful people who will expand your horizon, energise your talents and ignite that spark of magic within you.

Beyond what you would expect; a competitive salary, great benefits and hybrid working – we will support you in developing the skills and expertise to fast track your career. You will have the opportunity to make a difference every day, shaping the future of communications and creating positive change – and most importantly, to have fun along the way.


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 the 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 qualifications, experience & skills

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

Degree level qualification from a reputable Art/Design college;

Ideally a minimum of three to five years’ experience in corporate communications, with proven annual report 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.

Personal Qualities

Passionate about creating inspiring work;

Ambition to self-improve and excel;

Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem;

Ability to multitask and direct effectively under pressure, managing conflicting deadlines;

Ability to blend commercial awareness with passion and creative flair;

Energetic and keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment;

Ability to work closely with other departments and senior managers to achieve commercial and creative objectives; and

A great sense of humour and fun!!


Interview process

Phone chat with talent acquisition manager
1st Interview with hiring manager
2nd interview with hiring director and hiring manager

Your reporting relationships

Reporting to:
The Associate Creative Director

Working closely with:

The wider Creative, Account Management and Publishing teams

 

Benefits
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:

25 days holiday per year with ‘bonus’ days for long service
Bonus scheme
Personal development opportunities
Group life assurance
Group personal pension plan
Employee assistance programme
Hybrid working:
Over the last 18 months, the way in which we work has changed. We surveyed and engaged with our staff to learn about what Black Sun’s future of work looks like, and thanks to everyone’s positive engagement and feedback, we developed a hybrid way of working, governed by three fundamental principles: Colleague, Client, and Culture. This means that however you decide to deliver work, you should protect all these 3 C’s. After a period of onboarding, employees can work from home, office and, where applicable, on-site with clients. The number of days is dependent on teams, role, time of year and deliverables.

Here at Black Sun we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We foster a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best work and be relevant in a rapidly changing world


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