Graphic/Web Designer

Job Title: Graphic/Web Designer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 67241-ITENG-REF
Contact Name: rebecca fagan
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2016 18:11

Job Description

Graphic/Web Designer - Initial contract through to end of June 2017 - Reading - Up to £25000-£32000 pa

My Client, a Global Technology Company, are currently recruiting for a Graphic/Web Designer to be based in Reading on an initial contract through to end of June 2017.

Role Purpose

We are looking for a designer who can work with multiple stakeholders to understand their needs and to create design solutions that have a high visual impact, contributing to overall marketing and business objectives.

The ideal candidate must have experience in working collaboratively with a wide-ranging team of stakeholders and experts, and be able to manage multiple projects at any one time, prioritising accordingly and in line with business objectives.

The successful candidate will create engaging designs for a wide range of digital and print outputs, and targeting multiple audiences. They will work together with business stakeholders, marcomms managers and site management and development teams in a varied and complex environment.

Responsibilities will include:

Design of web pages, including wireframes, graphic content, site navigation and content layout, in accordance with the corporate web design framework.
Design of assets for use on social media platforms
UX consultancy, feedback and production to support site testing, customer journey mapping and conversion optimisation.
Design and production of email templates in accordance with best practice layout and usability.
Creation of engaging design concepts and production of high impact visual assets to meet the clients brief across a variety of marketing projects. This will include projects of varying complexity, and can include fast turnaround social assets, digital banners, infographics, ebooks, print materials and event signage.
Protection of the brand, and provision of branding and online best practice guidance.
Provision of design and production estimates to support project management, and maintenance of accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation and graphic asset inventory.

Essential skills

Experience in digital design
Good understanding of user experience, usability and accessibility standards
Demonstrable design skills (portfolio and project reports), focused particularly on translating requirements into well-crafted digital products in support of marketing objectives
Experience in designing 'social first' content for use on a range of social media channels
Expert Adobe Creative Suite skills plus good knowledge of design for HTML, CSS and responsive design; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Keeps abreast of digital design and user experience/usability developments, techniques and technologies
Good understanding of print production and colour processes
Self-motivated, competent and flexible with a high attention to detail and a passion for perfection. The successful candidate will have a broad and adaptable style.
Experience working within brand and campaign style guides
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, with experience of extracting requirements and briefs from stakeholders and articulating recommendations
Strong organisational skills, detailed oriented, resourceful, and proactive
Demonstrable ability to self-manage with excellent task and schedule management skills
Motivated self-starter who likes working on very productive, fast-paced teams
Some experience with CMS platforms and web analytics tools will be a bonus
Animation and video-editing skills would be a bonus

Please quote reference 67241/RF

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