We’re currently on the search for a talented, passionate solid mid- to senior- designer to join our small (but ambitious) team. You will have 5+ years of experience working in design and advertising agencies, have a positive and pro-active approach to design challenges, and be ready to take on a role where you are comfortable switching between working both autonomously and collaboratively. We are a small team, without the layers of people you’d find at the bigger agencies, which means we all take on a bit more responsibility on briefs. Accountability, good time-management and excellent communication skills are pretty handy traits.
More specifically, solid layout, typographic and infographic skills are a must. We aren’t looking for a backseat designer who needs constant direction or guidance. You need to be driven and take real pride in your work – always looking for an opportunity to add value, creativity and to challenge and champion a better way, when it feels right. Experience in strategic and conceptual thinking would be great. Attention to detail and solid design process are definites. You’ll be taking the design-lead on one of our largest clients, translating sometimes complex or data heavy information into beautiful, elegant design solutions. As well as this account, you will work across our full portfolio of clients – a mix of advertising, design, and comms, and report in directly to the Creative Director. Your book will demonstrate your breadth of experience and an eye for detail. You will be confident across the full Creative Suite, and have a variety of skillsets including logo design, branding, infographics, typography. Retouching / digital experience, including design for websites, digital banners etc. would be preferable, but not essential.
Our studio is based at the corner of Karangahape and Ponsonby Road. We’re in a light-filled, open plan office. We’re a fun, friendly bunch of people who genuinely enjoy each other’s company. So, the right personality and cultural fit will be key. We all work pretty hard during the work day to ensure we can all enjoy our other lives in the evenings and weekends! Egos, precious-types and divas need not apply.
Please apply via email with your portfolio, alongside a covering email outlining what you’re looking for in your next role, as well as your salary expectations.
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