Join us as a... Midweight Digital Designer

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Come and work with great people, and help us deliver digital solutions that make our clients shine!

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What we're looking for

We’re on the lookout for a bright, ambitious and motivated team player, with an unmatched passion for design and the web, and highly experienced in UX / UI, to join our team of digital designers.

Salary

£23,000 - £29,000 per annum (starting salary)

Application deadline

Monday 30 July 2018

What you'll be doing

As a member of our Design team, you’ll be working with and alongside your creative team mates, as well as directly with our back end and front end development, and client service, teams, to deliver an exciting variety of projects for a wide range of clients: from web applications, ecommerce and CMS-driven websites, to system integrations and mobile apps.

As a middleweight designer, your work will be critical to the creative development, implementation and support of our clients’ digital projects. In addition, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take an active part in the full lifecycle of projects, from initial design stage onwards. We’ll expect you all the while to stay on the ball when it comes to best practice and evolving industry trends, standards and technologies and, of course, to share your knowledge with your fellow team members – in return for which, you can expect to learn plenty from them.

What we need from you

We’re looking for someone who’ll fit right in with what we do and how we do it here at Element78.

As a middleweight designer, that means you’ll need to be:

  • A bright spark: bringing enthusiasm and positivity to everything you do, and welcoming opportunities to push yourself, to learn along the way, and to share your learning with others.
  • A problem-solver: using your creativity and logical thinking to understand our clients’ needs, identify their problems and come up with dazzling creative digital solutions.
  • A little bit obsessive: paying attention to, and caring about, every little detail, to produce consistently great work.
  • A great communicator: using the right medium, in the right way, every time, and listening carefully and thoughtfully to others, to communicate clearly, assertively and professionally with your clients and your colleagues.
  • Organised: prioritising, juggling and balancing a varied workload to ensure that deadlines and expectations are consistently met.
  • Flexible: taking a positive approach to change by adapting what you do, how you do it and how you work with others.
  • Great to work with: a team player who communicates with honesty and respect, stays calm under pressure, takes responsibility for their work and knows how to have fun!

Ideally, we’d also like you to be qualified to degree level, or equivalent: but what we most want is someone with a passion and flair for digital design, and a proven ability to not only learn, but also to apply, new concepts fast. 

 

Must-haves:

As far as your current skills and experience go, this is what we’re looking for:

Must-haves:

Highly accomplished in:

o Digital Design e.g. Visual communication through multiple digital interfaces & devices

o UI design e.g. Page layout, element styling, design patterns, Iconography, Typography, Interaction design

o UX Design e.g. IA, personas, user journeys, prototyping, testing

o Adobe Creative Suite e.g. PS, AI, XD

o Email Design e.g. Campaign & alert template design, software experience (Campaign Monitor)

o Brand Awareness e.g. Continuity of visual style, correct tone & messaging

o Understanding briefs & interpreting specifications

Solid skills in:

o Commercial awareness e.g. Business goals & objectives

o Testing e.g. Visual, functional, browser, device QA testing 

o Copywriting & SEO e.g. Page content flow, signposting, micro-copy, banner messaging

A working knowledge of:

o UX Research & Analysis e.g. determining appropriate research methods based on stakeholder goals, and develop plans for research or testing. Facilitate moderated usability test sessions. Identify opportunities for continued research, evaluation, and understanding

o Presenting e.g. Presenting and communicating design thinking

o CMS platform e.g. Experience of content management within Umbraco, Sitecore and / or Wordpress

Nice-to-haves:

Nice-to-haves:

Highly accomplished in:

o Print design e.g. Stationery, brochures, manuals, reports

Solid skills in:

o Client communication & relationships

A working knowledge of:

o Understanding Front End code e.g. CSS, HTML, javascript

o Illustration

o Animation & video e.g. Video editing, story boarding, animating gifs

What you’ll get from us…

We’re a growing team of bright, creative, friendly people, with a wealth of experience behind us, and a geeky passion for what we do: we celebrate our successes together and we pride ourselves on making sure that every team member knows how important they are. This means you can look forward to the kind of rewards, benefits and opportunities that will really make you feel valued. All that, plus a great place to work and a great bunch of people to work with!

Brilliant benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Fair recompense for overtime

  • Pension Scheme

  • Healthcare Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Retail discount scheme

Great Opportunities

  • Full induction training

  • Regular reviews to support your performance and progression

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

  • Regular knowledge-sharing sessions

  • High-end projects for great clients

A great place to work

  • Friday desk beers

  • Monthly socials

  • Free fruit

  • Free tea/coffee/soft drinks

  • Monthly company breakfast meetings

  • Bike park

  • Shower

  • Music while you work

  • Onsite food and drink

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