Graphic Designer

Organisation
Anns Cottage
Reference
VAC-2523
Sector
Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
St Minver, Cornwall
Salary Details
£22,000-£25,000 per annum, negotiable
Hours of work
40 hours per week
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
31/01/2018
We are looking for an enthusiastic, team player with a positive attitude.

Job Description

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The ideal candidate will have extensive previous experience and should be enthusiastic, imaginative and passionate about all things design. You should have branding experience and the ability to produce exquisitely designed work with precise attention to detail. The designer will be involved in a huge wealth of projects both large and small, ranging from the design of website graphics, in-store POS, brochures, email marketing, and a whole host of other marketing related projects.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, team player with a positive attitude. You MUST have a passion for surfing, Cornwall and the outdoors with excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. If you are a motivated individual who is keen to grow and develop as the company grows then we would love to hear from you.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the brand integrity and corporate style guidelines are upheld in all marketing efforts
  • Manage all creative and design requirements and activities
  • Manage and maintain all published brand material by retiring and updating material as needed
  • Be the creative lead for all the marketing department projects
  • Create and manage engaging designs and assets for web and print
  • Manage designs from concept to execution and through the editing and production processes, engaging relevant teams for support as needed
  • Review and refresh design styles when required

Essential Skills

  • You’ll have an extensive knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and be able to take projects from the initial brief stage all the way through to finished print ready artwork
  • You’ll be an excellent communicator, confident, hardworking, accurate and be used to working to very tight deadlines and producing great work at pace
  • Previous experience / knowledge of Magento, HTML, MailChimp, SpringBot and Wordpress would be advantageous
  • Passionate about branding and marketing, with expert design skills and strong creative vision
  • An out-of-the-box thinker and enjoy using creativity to advise on new design approaches and ideas when appropriate
  • A strong visual design sense with clean typography, print, and web layout
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to manage expectations on multiple projects with varying levels of priority
  • Able to work independently, manage own projects and timelines but also able to work effectively with multiple teams
  • You’ll have a portfolio of existing work demonstrating your graphic design skills and be looking to progress career in an established and rapidly growing design environment

Company Description

Ann’s Cottage is Cornwall’s leading Surf and Lifestyle Independent Retailer, boosting a reputable 11 Ann’s Cottage stores and two Animal stores up and down the Cornish coast. We are proud to have been involved in the surf and lifestyle fashion scene from the very beginning and embrace a lifestyle that we are lucky enough to live on a daily basis, something very few retailers can claim.

Ann’s Cottage has fast become a household name having the largest selection of apparel, accessories and wetsuits in the South West in turn offering the Cornish lifestyle to those who are already a part of it and those who aspire to be. 

Other Application Details

This role is based on 40 hours per week and will predominantly be Monday to Friday based at Ann’s Cottage Warehouse, St Minver. All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application.

Important: although the closing date is 31st January 2018, we’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised.

Please click apply to attach a CV and portfolio. Please note: CVs without portfolios cannot be considered.

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