Senior Hybrid Creative/Designer

We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Hybrid Creative/Designer to join us in our exciting integrated agency in Soho. We’re looking for someone with experience of creating brands from scratch and seeing them through to completion, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to inject ideas along the way.

First, a bit about us.

We’re an independent full-service creative agency who are curious, fearless, honest and passionate – with a large dose of fun and mischief thrown in.

bandstanders hail from all parts of the creative industry; from big brand consultancies to brand owners, advertising agencies to pure digital shops and everything in-between, which allows us to see things differently; it allows us to question everything, positively.

It means we’re at home working with clients on business and brand strategy, through to design and visual identities, ads, social campaigns, web builds and moving image in-house – as one slightly dysfunctional family.

We’re not sector-based; it keeps things interesting and broadens our horizons. In essence we create simple, bold work, that works. We have a diverse portfolio of clients including luxury goods, film, travel, retail, charity, property and public sector.

Culture-first is everything to us – and we all look out for one another when needed.

Now, who we’re after.

Role requirements:

  • You’ll need to respond to varied briefs and deliver highly engaging creative work across a variety of disciplines, from branding to ad campaigns, websites to brochures, films to photoshoots.
  • Bring your ideas to life visually through mood-boards, scamps, storyboards, mock-ups, designs or any other means you know will work best.
  • Take your ideas from concept right through to execution yourself, working alongside our inhouse production/artwork team to ensure a high-quality finish.
  • Work collaboratively with and be a vocal member of our team of hybrid creatives to bring your ideas to life or, be required to use your own initiative and work independently.
  • Seek and take feedback and guidance from our Design Director who heads up the Creative Department.
  • Be confident in presenting your work and the ideas behind it, both internally and externally to clients.
  • Have the ability to smoothly slip over to other roles to cover absence or help pick up the slack, from production bits, design amends to art direction.
  • Push and elevate bandstand’s creative output at all times.

You:

  • Are a hands-on, enthusiastic, energetic creative designer with a great eye for detail, a big sprinkle of flair and sense of humour. You’ll have at least 8 years of agency experience developing creative and crafting the design from concept through to completion.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of, and passion for, art-direction, design, layout and typography.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and very high standards for design.
  • Can work collaboratively in person, or remotely using a range of tools including Microsoft programmes and Google Docs.
  • Are enthusiastic, eager to learn, unafraid to do things differently and have a can-do attitude.
  • Are a team player.
  • Are a problem solver who thrives on cracking a client’s brief and pushing it further than expected.
  • Aren’t afraid to throw in the odd cheeky, Marmite idea.
  • Are willing to step outside of your comfort zone and “the norm” and give basically anything a bash.
  • Are used to working on multiple clients at any one time.
  • Stay culturally aware, with your finger on the pulse of new work and an interest in current trends and influences.

Must haves:

  • At least 8 years’ agency experience.
  • A broad portfolio of work that demonstrates your design talent across branding, marketing, campaigns and advertising.
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch, with a focus on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of After Effects would be a big plus.

Strictly no agencies. If you’re interested in applying for this role, please send your portfolio with a covering note through to james@bandstand.co.uk