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Senior Graphic Designer

  • Job reference: IF-001438
  • Sector: Environment, Information Communications, Marine & Coastal, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Birmingham

Creative Design are looking to recruit an innovative and passionate creative designer to join our Birmingham studio. Although the role is based in Birmingham, you will work with a national team to build upon pre-existing skills and learn from other creative disciplines in a fast-paced, progressive environment. We want somebody with strong creative vision, who understands commercial management and can apply innovation at every opportunity. You will need to be an excellent communicator who can excite clients with design and technical excellence.

You will be responsible for supporting the Studio Lead in driving quality and creativity throughout the team, as well as building strong relationships with clients, making sure opportunities are being maximised while promoting a positive working culture. Confidence, leadership and strong communication skills are vital.

As a designer, you will need to have stand-out portfolio. You will embrace the variety of work and enjoy the buzz of a dynamic working environment and be brimming with creative ideas. You will have a proven record of creatively leading mixed discipline teams, expanding on opportunities and developing world class projects.

Having experience working with a diverse team is crucial. You will need a thorough understanding of digital as well as creative disciplines. Previous exposure to projects containing AR/VR and digital solutions would be advantageous.

About the Creative Design team
Creative Design is not a typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 50 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists integrated into the heart of Atkins. Our expertise spans a range of creative disciplines, from traditional identity design to virtual reality and interactive platforms. We work collaboratively with Atkins’ teams and external clients, to get to the heart of a problem in order to add value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We’re problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.

Our designers excel in the work they do and these are the areas you can expect to get involved in:

  • Conceptualising and designing for a variety of projects and clients, pushing the boundaries of expectations and helping to raise Atkins’ profile
  • Working closely with talented designers in teams across the country to ensure a project is delivered to the highest creative standards
  • Mentoring, challenging and providing creative direction to all members of the team, ensuring creativity is at the heart of everything we do.
To qualify you should be a brilliant creative thinker who knows the technical ins-and-outs. You should be comfortable talking with clients, understanding their ideas and then bringing them to life.



Requirements
  • Experience creatively leading teams and working in a professional environment
  • Confident communicating with clients and colleagues when pitching, winning new work and leading projects
  • A creative designer who is unafraid to challenge – happy with day-to-day tasks but always looking for ways to add value
  • Experienced at winning work, spotting opportunities and maximising their potential
  • Passionate, driven and wanting to invest in Creative Design’s vision
  • Experience of working with digital teams to deliver innovative multi-discipline solutions
  • An expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong layout & typography skills
  • Good organisational skills and close attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Friendly approach and enjoys working within a team
  • Ability to learn new software and skills
This should be backed up with a standout portfolio. Please include at least 3 examples of work with your CV.

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