Role reports to: Design Director
Team members: Chief Creative Officer, Design Director, Art Director, Production Planner
Summary of company:
The Future Laboratory is a strategic foresight consultancy. Since 2001, we have prepared clients for the future by giving them the confidence to take the decisions today that will create transformative growth tomorrow. We have grown into an organisation with international reach, based in Haggerston, London. The Future Laboratory has foresight at the heart of everything we do. As an organisation we are inspiring, knowledgeable, forthright, charismatic and independent. We believe what we deliver is unique and game-changing, and we are committed to being diverse, inclusive, ethical, responsible and socially minded.
The in-house Creative Artworker for The Future Laboratory is responsible for laying out reports and marketing assets as well as art-working client-facing presentations. Additional responsibilities include communicating across all departments to ensure designs are in line with the company’s brand identity, visually communicating strategic research, delivering work to deadlines both internally and for clients, protecting the brand identity across all output to the highest possible standard, and ensuring correct tone of voice is consistently maintained.
Duties and responsibilities:
: Manage multiple design projects of varying complexities, which requires an ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure as an integral part of an agile studio team
: To be a guardian of brand guidelines and in-house templates for reports, proposals, presentations, client deliverables, web, video production and marketing assets, ensuring their correct implementation across the whole business
: Explore and research new formats, developing the brand identity where necessary
: Interpret creative briefs and consistently deliver high-quality, innovative work
: Work alongside our creative team, helping develop their ideas and concepts through collaborative initiatives
: Identify areas of improvement in quality of output and effectiveness of working processes, finding creative solutions as necessary
: Translate complex data into branded infographics and data visualisations as we grow our data capability
: Design digital marketing assets, EDMs, GIFs, motion graphics for social media campaigns and marketing
: Work independently and collaboratively with wider editorial, marketing and strategy departments to produce outstanding creative solutions
Essential skills and experience:
:BA Hons in Visual Communication/Graphic Design, relevant degree and/or equivalent working experience
: Ability to create and layout artwork for digital and print
: Must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite with high proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
: Working knowledge of Keynote and PowerPoint
: Experience working with both large and small brands
: Solid understanding of client deliverables and the ability to take responsibility for them
: Willing to communicate and initiate their own creative ideas as well as discussing ideas and concepts with the wider creative team
: Creative eye, enjoying style and popular culture
: Proactive problem-solving abilities
: Culturally aware of wider graphic design, marketing and cultural trends as a whole
: Ability to work independently and collaboratively
: An excellent understanding of layout and typography, with strong attention to detail and the ability to work closely within brand guidelines
: Working knowledge or interest in upskilling: Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Blender, Cinema 4D
From your first day at The Future Laboratory, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:
: Flexible working – employees are expected to attend the office on a minimum of two core days per week. The remaining three days are flexible and can be worked remotely (core days are at the discretion of your line manager). We also offer flexible hours, which means employees can start as early as 8:00am and finish at 4:00pm, or start as late as 11:00am and finish at 7:00pm
: Matched employee pension contributions up to 5%
Other benefits include Smart Health (access to health experts 24/7) and bereavement counselling, both of which are available to the employee and their families.
After passing your probation, you will be eligible to opt into our dental scheme, take advantage of birthday leave – an extra day of holiday to take on your birthday – as well as many other great benefits, including an annual learning bursary, eye care, flu jabs and holiday purchase to name a few.
After two years of service, as well as enhanced parental leave, we also offer long service days, which means the employee is awarded an extra day of annual leave and will continue to receive an extra day each year (capped at 5 days).
The Future Laboratory is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to championing inclusion, diversity and equity throughout our organisation.
Our interview panels will include people of the global majority to reduce implicit bias and, where possible, a team member at the same level of seniority as the role we are hiring for.
Interviewers and panellists have also completed an allyship training course to ensure everyone receives the fairest opportunity possible.
We encourage candidates with disabilities to apply for roles at The Future Laboratory and we are dedicated to making reasonable adjustments from interviews through to employment.
We are committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities and impairments and neurodivergent people. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the position they have applied for.
Responsibility of all team members:
We are a multi-disciplinary team, but The Future Laboratory has a set of expectations that apply to all team members regardless of role and seniority. Team members must treat everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of seniority and background. All team members must work together to create a fair and equitable environment.