Award-winning hairdressing group HOB Salons are recruiting for a dynamic, efficient and highly creative Graphic Designer to join our office-based team in Camden.

2 years minimum experience required.

Since opening the first HOB Salons in 1983, our dedication to offering the highest quality in service and hairdressing has seen HOB grow to a group of 22 salons located throughout London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex and Bucks, combined with 2 training academies and 400 plus staff.

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for developing and executing the visual representations of the brand across various print and digital mediums for all areas of marketing including: web/online, interactive/social, public relations, corporate communications, events and customer relationship management.

To be successful in this role, you must possess excellent communication skills, be able to work independently as well as within a team and be able to meet tight deadlines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the HOB Creative Director, the Head of Brand Creative & Marketing Manager and the social media team to maintain and develop the HOB brand across all platforms.
  • Working with the team to ensure that the day-to-day management of online assets such as website updates and social media assets are delivered on time.
  • Responsible for creating, designing, approving, printing and sending all salon/ academy artwork.
  • Create and produce any marketing collateral needed for consumer/ trade events, seasonal promotions, key initiatives and store openings.
  • Respond to briefs set by the PR & Marketing team to produce bespoke salon POS for new and seasonal initiatives.
  • Work with HOB Creative Director to produce any artwork window campaigns and in store POS.
  • Any other graphic requirement needs set by the team within the HOB Salons brand. Work and liaise with external printers and design agencies.
  • Maintain graphic archives.
  • Stay current with graphic, typographic, cultural and fashion trends plus new techniques within the graphic design industry.

Skills & Requirements:

To be successful, you’ll have Graphic design experience working for an agency or in house ideally across fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. With advanced skills in Adobe CS6 you will need the ability to work quickly and execute projects across both print and digital channels from concept to production.

You must have experience and an understanding of CMS systems and be confident in HTML.

Enthusiastic and commercially aware, you’re a team player who finishes every single project to the highest possible standard. Most importantly you should have a real passion and understanding for the HOB Brand and for graphic design.

  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Mailchimp, Gcast and – crucially – experience of setting artwork for print.
  • Good writing skills required.
  • Confident communicator with great organisational skills and strong ability to multi task.
  • For externally designed material, brief in out of house Design Company, get quote on job and police design until completion. Sign off with relevant team members.
  • Be creative – think of new ideas, marketing concepts, design approaches and communication techniques both internally and externally.
  • Create artwork and support with the management of in-salon screen content.

To apply, please supply a full CV and some work samples to gosia@hobsalons.com
Please state salary expectations on application.