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Jones Knowles Ritchie
Senior Designer
London
Full Time

LOCATION

London

SALARY

JOB ADDED

5 days ago

Jones Knowles Ritchie is a branding business, founded in 1990 and proudly independent ever since.

We started out in the world of packaging, but now we’re worldwide—from three founders, to more than 350 of us across the UK, USA and China. Together, we build and deliver brands across the entire consumer experience.

But even more important than what we do, is why we do it. We’re here to inspire brands and people to be their true selves. To be brave. Be tenacious. And above all, be yourself. Because we believe that’s the only way to truly be distinctive, everywhere.

We’re looking for a Senior Designer, reporting into the Design Director.

 

The Senior Designer partners closely with our Client Services team, acting as the lead creative on multiple projects and effectively supporting the Design Director. Alongside the Design Director, you’ll inspire the creative team, mentoring and sharing knowledge with more junior team members, enabling them to reach their potential.

Creatively, you’ll demonstrate a thorough understanding of Brand First, through charismatic design and how it can get a brand noticed and chosen. As part of one of the four teams across the studio, you’ll collaborate cross-functionally with your partners in Strategy, Program & Account Management, and the creative specialisms to develop distinctive brands, through fully understanding what the brand stands for and its core values.

 

Responsibilities

  • Creates holistic concepts and solutions that build on a Brand’s charisma and offer a unique point of difference across all aspects of brand experience
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of how to connect strategy to creative work
  • Quickly edits concepts to focus in on the best ideas
  • Collaborates with and uses internal expertise and experience, as well as client’s knowledge to get to better creative solutions
  • Displays integrity, honesty, reliability, responsiveness and openness to be trusted by clients and internal teams
  • Behaves as the clients’ creative partner to build trust and ultimately long-term relationships
  • Acts a brand ambassador, challenging and interpreting feedback where necessary to build the brand
  • Demonstrates design knowledge, expertise and relevant provocation to clients in line with the brand
  • Proactively looks for opportunities that might aid a Brand’s long term health
  • Delivers strong pitches, client presentations and influences results
  • Communicates at all levels with confidence and clarity, adapting communication style to audience and situation, whilst always delivering a consistent message
  • Openly encourages collaborative ways of working and cross department communication and engagement
  • At JKR, our goal is to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects and creates for the societies we live in.. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a long-term business imperative and a commitment at JKR, not an initiative that sits under one department. You will demonstrate being a DE+I advocate and champion with your actions and participation.

Requirements

  • Adept at creating holistic branding concepts and design solutions
  • Experience working on multiple creative projects, editing concepts to focus on the best Ideas
  • A partner on pitches and build client presentations
  • A desire to create world class work, through quality of concept and craft
  • At least 5 years packaging or branding design experience
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant software (Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop)
  • A passion for storytelling
  • Ability to blend creative and technical skills
  • An enthusiasm for design, identity, and brand experience