A couple of things before we get to the juicier stuff…
Please, please only apply for this job if:
1. You are UK based (no, really)
2. You hold a solid design degree, or equivalent (but that doesn’t mean a D at GCSE Art and a scrap book of drawings of your cat in superhero outfits)
3. You have 2+ years industry experience as an absolute minimum (no max!)
If you don’t meet the above, and you do apply. Expect tumbleweed. We’re not mad… we’re just disappointed. Sorry, but there you go.
Please feel free to apply for this job if you:
a. Give a big yes to all of the above
b. Are looking for full-time, part-time or flexible work (anything potentially goes)
c. Are perhaps a freelancer looking for something more solid
d. Are sick of overtime (we like our staff to have a life outside of work – crazy I know).
We’re Warm. Hi.
We are a small, busy, down-to-earth graphic design studio, with some surprisingly cool clients and a cracking portfolio to boot. Typically, day-to-day studio work involves packaging, branding, concept development for campaigns, design for print and a few other bits and bobs.
We currently work remotely but are based in the East Mids (Newark on Trent, Notts). We’ll go back to an actual studio / office at some point and when we do (no plans at present) it’ll likely be there – maybe you’ll be there, maybe you’ll be there some days… maybe we’ll never meet and you’ll be some kind of magical virtual designer who just pops up on Zoom calls and pings files around… who knows? It really doesn’t matter!
We’re looking for a Graphic Designer to help us to service existing accounts, and support future development.
We work in a few different sectors, but the last couple of years have seen us focus on health food, food brands and restaurant brands – these are areas that brings fantastic opportunities for genuinely creative, playful design work as well as the bread and butter stuff that keeps the lights on. We’re doing more and more packaging and labelling work in the FMCG sector, and that’s something we see developing further.
As a big part of small Co. you’ll have the opportunity to really put your stamp on things and play a key role moving forward. You’ll always be busy, but you’ll enjoy and appreciate working for a relaxed company that punches firmly above it’s weight.
More about you:
You’ll have a few years under your belt in the industry – perhaps you’re highly experienced and bored to tears? Years served are not as important as skill, portfolio, and attitude.
Whatever stage of your career you’re at, to be successful, you’ll need a strong portfolio that demonstrates high quality output across some or all of the the areas mentioned. Your work will be a mix of fantastically executed graphic design across different media, and conceptual creative thinking. In addition, you’ll know who your favourite brands are, what they’re doing and why you like it. You’ll be interested in the way progressive and ambitious companies are communicating, and why they are doing it. You’ll know what agencies you admire and why.
These things are a must:
- Exceptional knowledge of Indesign / Illustrator / Photoshop
- The ability to self manage (you will work with a studio manager, but not micro-managed)
- The ability to be agile – always (always) juggling multiple projects
- Be fast, efficient and relatively organised (for a Designer!)
- Great typography
- Used to doing your own art-working on the print side
- Solid attention to detail
- A strong work ethic, and a can-do ‘tude
- A genuine interest in design and cultural trends
- Impressive references that are not written by your Mum.
These are not essential, but would mean brownie points:
- Motion Graphics experience
- Illustration skills
Please email your CV and PDF portfolio, or portfolio web-link through to info[at]warmdesign.co.uk
You can see some of our stuff at wearewarm.com (yes, it needs updating).
* * * Important notes* * *
1. Due to potentially high application numbers, by not sending through a portfolio or weblink to give at least a sample of your portfolio / experience (eg. sending a CV only), you will run a very high chance of not making the first cut of candidates.
2. Applications will be short-listed asap. Short-listed candidates will be informed of an interview (which may be in person or remote) by email.