Creative Artworker

Organisation
Cool Earth
Reference
VAC-4325
Sector
Charities and Social Enterprise, Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
Penryn
Salary Details
£19,000 - £20,000
Hours of work
08:30 to 17:00
Job Type
Permanent|Part Time
Closing Date
24/03/2019
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Creative Artworker with a background in Graphic Design to contribute to the success of Cool Earth’s visual brand.

Job Description

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Creative Artworker with a background in Graphic Design. A dab hand with the whole Adobe Suite, your keen eye for excellent design and confident digital literacy will enable you to create collateral for a wide range of purposes, whilst deftly implementing Cool Earth’s brand. From magazine print ads to annual reports, presentations to social media assets, you will have input in developing communication tools and campaigns, ensuring they are in line with Cool Earth’s mission and values.  

Cool Earth’s visual brand is key to its success. This is your opportunity to proactively work with the Creative Coordinator and the Communications and Fundraising team, to make your mark.

Cool Earth has created a stimulating workplace where employees are rewarded for collaborations and creativity. We are looking to hire an employee who can be based on-site in Cornwall and will consider flexible working for the right candidate. Freelancers, contractors, agencies or service providers need not apply.

 

As part of the application, we require that all candidates submit a portfolio.

We are particularly keen to see examples of:

  • Working to brand guidelines across different collateral
  • Working from concept to delivery across a range of styles and mediums.

 

Summary of main duties

  • Responsible for artworking all external communications tools including fundraising reports, presentations, print marketing, social media assets, and campaign materials.
  • Working with the Creative Coordinator to support the wider Communications team to produce highly effective communications tools.
  • Plan and schedule workload both on a short and long term basis, working with the Creative Coordinator in prioritising artwork projects across the Fundraising and Communications teams.
  • Ensure all projects are executed within schedule and deadlines are met
  • Create collateral within brand guidelines as directed by the Creative Coordinator
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of Cool Earth’s brand and ensure we maintain technical skills across the team by keeping up to date with new software, materials, techniques and production processes.
  • Ensure all artwork is delivered in accordance with Cool Earth’s brand.
  • Responsible for versions control of all final artwork in the document library, ensuring the teams can access these as required.
  • Responsible for holding and maintaining a polished and consistent aesthetic on all print / digital assets
  • Responsible for proofing all artwork before submission to ensure high levels of accuracy
  • Meticulously checking artwork and ensuring files are print ready, including the liaison with printer teams to ensure accuracy of final output
  • Work as a team together with the Communications and Fundraising teams and Cool Earth’s wider teams, to actively contribute towards optimising ways of working within artwork production.
  • Working with the wider teams to proactively seek project work
  • Using feedback and constructive criticism regarding artwork to create the best result possible.

Person Specification

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum degree level/equivalent qualification or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, or similar creative field.
  • Proven experience and high level of competency in the Adobe CC Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Proven experience of following brand guidelines and consistently creating coherent artwork across all mediums.
  • Experience in colour management, print management and managing relationships with printers. Knowledge of paper stock and artwork delivery requirements to ensure print is produced correctly, accurately, and on time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of competency with the MS Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google Suite, experience of using social media / digital communication tools.
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work for self and others
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and diplomatically, verbally and in writing
  • Positive work ethic with a ‘can do ‘attitude
  • People skills, and the ability to manage the expectations of different departments.
  • Ability to remain focused and calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian and environmental principles of Cool Earth.

 

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Experience supporting a variety of teams and multiple stakeholders at any given time
  • Experience of producing GIFs and animations
  • Knowledge of Lightroom and image archive systems
  • Understanding of General Data Protection Regulations
  • Experience working for a charity

Company Description

Cool Earth is an experimental non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to reduce deforestation and the impact of climate change by putting local people back in control of their rainforest.

 

Technology and innovation are at the heart of everything we do.

 

We support communities by providing them with the resources they need to strengthen their livelihoods, enabling more sustainable choices to be made regarding forest protection as communities become self-funding. All our partnerships are community-owned and led. We believe that people, who have lived in the forest for generations, are the best custodians for sustainable forest conservation. For the past 10 years, Cool Earth have partnered with and supported communities at a grassroots level, enabling people’s economic and personal empowerment.

Other Application Details

Application Process: Online via the Cool Earth website https://www.coolearth.org/work-for-us/

If you need any further information, please email iwanttowork@coolearth.org – PLEASE NOTE, CVs to this email will not be accepted.

As part of the application, we require that all candidates submit a portfolio.

We are particularly keen to see examples of:

  • Working to brand guidelines across different collateral
  • Working from concept to delivery across a range of styles and mediums.

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