Creative Designer – in a nutshell
Our Support Office is in the heart of London just behind Oxford Street, W1T 3NJ
(Travel to restaurants across the UK on occasion will be required)
The Good Stuff.
-We pay all our teams fortnightly because who doesn’t love a payday?
-Treat yourself, family, and friends to 100% off food and drink at any Côte
-Discounts up for grabs with over 200 retailers and brands via Perkbox
-Discretionary annual bonus
-We take well-being seriously, so you’ll have access to Smart Health, which offers a 24/7 support
-Company pension scheme and life assurance scheme
-Private medical insurance
-This role is a permanent position with Côte.
Creative Designer – in a nutshell
We are looking for a talented, creative and visual storyteller to become our in-house Creative Designer, reporting to our Creative Lead and being part of the wider marketing team.
You are innovative, not afraid of a challenge and are passionate about the role design plays in connecting a brand with its audience. Responsible for maintaining and rolling out creative across Côte, including both our restaurants and Côte at Home. You have strong knowledge of print and digital asset creation, and love to create beautiful artwork at a national level, which can be adapted into a suite of assets for local channels and activation. You will play an instrumental role in the evolution of Côte; the brand is on an exciting journey of transformation and creative will be at the forefront of connecting Côte with a new guest base. You’ll be brimming with ideas on how to cut through and get Côte noticed. You will work within the brand team to develop menus, campaign creative and digital content to bring our campaigns to life. Working closely with other members of the marketing team you’ll support with creation and development of print and digital content to ensure consistency across all channels.
The day-to-day responsibilities.
-Lead on designing our Côte look and feel across multiple assets including menus, A boards, social media, CRM and other assets
-Lead on supporting our local marketing team with creative execution and fast turn around projects
-Support the Creative Lead on developing and rolling out an evolved brand look and feel across multiple assets & channels, both print and digital
-Ideate and come up with fresh ideas for how we can answer creative briefs and continue to push and develop creative boundaries
-Support on campaign creative when relevant to help drive standout in a competitive industry and encourage consumers to choose Côte over other brands
-Support on organising photoshoots, making sure we’re utilising the time & budget in the most efficient way & ensuring a clear creative vision to deliver against
-Being a brand guardian for Côte, making sure all assets are on brand and to a high standard
-Keeps a close eye on external competitors & industry news, reporting to the Marketing team and identifying insights that might be influencing consumer behaviour
All about the skills needed.
-Suited for someone around 3+ years experience
-Knowledge and experience of delivering graphic design leading to engaging and successful campaigns either client or agency side.
-Ability to kick off the creative process drawing on not only briefs but your understanding of Côte, our customers and previous experience you’ve had.
-Qualification in Graphic Design or similar
-Full proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
-Strong creative thinking, and not afraid to push the boundaries
-Creative, enthusiastic, conscientious, proactive, detailed and organised in your approach
-Retail or Hospitality Marketing experience useful but not essential
-Adept at juggling many priorities and briefs at once; keeping the businessas-usual plates spinning, as well as enthusiastically involved in wider brand projects
-Exceptionally organised to give yourself creative freedom
-Animation/Illustrations skills desirable
-Art direction experience is a plus
-Energised, positive attitude – happy to get stuck in
-Brilliant at connecting with people
-Happy in a world of multiple competing priorities
-Very comfortable in a fastmoving environment
-Good problemsolving skills
And of course…a passion for food, restaurants & dining out!
Natalie Brown- Creative Lead
Who we are.
Inspired by the modern bistros of France, Côte was founded in 2007 and now has more than 80 restaurants across the UK. We’re famous for our authentic, affordable taste of French luxury right here on the UK high street. We’re passionate about making sure every Côte experience is a pleasure from the moment you walk inside – a place to relax, meet others & enjoy delicious, freshly made food & expertly selected wine. Everything from the warmth of our welcome to the sourcing of our high-quality ingredients, to the look of each restaurant, is carefully considered & designed to offer the most enjoyable experience for all who choose to dine with us.
This all starts with our people & creating a culture that invites everyone to find their place around our table, because special things happen when we come together. Our values are hugely important in our approach to inviting talent in & creating a sense of belonging. We believe that life (& food!) is best experienced with an open mind to constantly explore & learn, unearthing new interests & possibilities. Connecting with people as unique individuals & paying attention to the small things that can have a big impact is the key to creating a distinctly Côte experience for our teams, as well as our valued guests.
We’ve got big ambitions for the future of Côte and we’re currently embarking on an exciting journey to take our well-loved brand onto the next chapter, which is only just beginning.