Midweight designer

Soapbox

London, United Kingdom

£ 28,000 - £ 36,000 PA


About Soapbox


Our mission is to communicate ideas that matter and we work for policymakers, NGOs, think tanks and research organisations to help their messages reach the right audiences. We work on all types of creative output including print publications, info-graphics, animation, websites and other digital products. Our clients include Chatham House, Imperial College London, UNICEF and many more. We are a busy agency of around 30 staff working on over 1,000 jobs each year.

Opportunity description


Start date: ASAPClosing date: 4 May 2018Salary: £28,000 – £36,000 depending on experience

We are looking for a midweight publications and infographics designer to work within our experienced and friendly design team.

Designing print publications, infographics and simple data visualisation has been our bread and butter for the last decade. In this role you will be able to develop a wide range of skills, working on diverse print and digital projects as part of a small team within our wider design team.

We work hand in hand with our clients – mostly charities, NGOs, think tanks and research organisations – to communicate ideas that matter. Soapbox produces all types of creative output including print publications, infographics, branding, animation, websites and other digital products.

We are a close-knit, hard-working and ambitious agency. We expect all our staff to act autonomously and take responsibility for their own projects – with support when they need it, of course – so they can feel a personal sense of accomplishment when we successfully complete a piece of work. Reporting to a senior designer, you’ll need to be able to multitask and work on a variety of concurrent projects, often acting as the main point of contact for the client.

If that sounds appealing, get in touch.

 

About the role

We are looking for a talented all-round designer who has a particular interest in print publications and infographics. You will have an excellent command of written and spoken English and you should be ready to explain and justify design decisions to the client and your colleagues.

And if, on top of all this, you can demonstrate an interest in current affairs, public policy or open data, that would be the cherry on the cake.

ResponsibilitiesEngaging with clients and colleagues to ensure that the brief for individual jobs and projects is clearly defined and understood.Working efficiently to execute design work of a very high standard that clearly meets these briefs.Supporting other designers in carrying out their work, including deputising for more senior colleagues.Assisting colleagues as required in quoting for design, and in marketing and pitching for work, as well as contributing to the strategy and creative vision for the agency.Contributing to the continuous improvement of the agency’s practices, with a particular emphasis on data visualisation design.Keeping up with current trends and innovations in design and other relevant fields, and enhancing existing or learning new skills, as part of his or her own continuing professional development.

Person specification

Required

Undergraduate degree in graphic design or a similar disciplineDemonstrable professional experience as a designerSuperb Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skillsExcellent command of written English and exceptional attention to detail

Desirable

An interest in current affairs, public policy and open dataExperience of working in a customer-facing roleKnowledge of Microsoft Office products

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and a good benefits package with some great perks, including:

34 days holiday per year (including public holidays)Cycle to work loansPension schemeFlexitime working around core hoursFamily friendly policiesChildcare vouchers

How to apply

Email your CV, a covering letter and a PDF portfolio of relevant work to recruitment@soapbox.co.uk

Benefits


  • pension scheme

  • childcare vouchers

  • cycle to work loans

  • flexitime

  • family friendly

  • 34 days holidays


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