Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Job Level: Team Member
Reports to: Head of Digital
Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
Salary: Dependent on Experience

 

We are seeking a creative graphic designer to join our dynamic Digital Marketing team. The successful candidate will need to be creative, flexible and able to work well as part of a creative team.

Working closely with a team of Account Managers, The Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating visual assets for a range of companies serviced by Elite Comms Group, each with their own unique brand and visual identity. The role will require excellent project management skills and the ability to work to deadlines. Whilst projects are led by account managers, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for managing their workload effectively to ensure efficient completion of tasks.

The successful candidate will have experience creating and delivering compelling visual content across multiple channels for several distinct brands, whilst adhering to and exemplifying brand guidelines. They will understand the difference in creating collateral for different brand audiences (for example, B2C and B2B), and they will be able to create content in a variety of styles and purposes including:

  • Static social media graphics
  • Animated GIFs
  • Infographics
  • Brochures, flyers, whitepapers, and case study documents for digital and printed distribution
  • Animated promotional graphics
  • Billboards, banners and large-printed media
  • Digital screen displays

The ideal candidate will have a passion for graphic design and visual communication, along with a proven history of working across a broad range of digital and printed media. Experience working with large-scale corporate clients is desirable. Experience in motion graphics would be an advantage.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Digital, the key activities and responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Working to a brief as outlined by the Account Manager
  • Following design direction provided by the Account Manager, Client or Head of Digital
  • Working efficiently and effectively within a creative process, managing and prioritising personal workflow and maintaining ongoing communication with Account Managers
  • Working with existing brand guidelines to create content
  • Creating and maintaining a library of creative templates in order to ensure brand consistency, improve workflow efficiency, and reduce working time for recurring content
  • Collaborating with members of the creative team to increase digital creativity and productivity
  • Working with the Account Managers to continually improve content performance for both SEO rankings and social media engagement
  • Actively participating in team discussions, providing insights, contributions, and feedback regarding ongoing digital marketing strategies and campaigns
  • Creating assets for animated videos
  • Staying up-to-date with design trends, best practices, and creative technologies
  • Assisting with the maintenance and organisation of the team’s media library
  • Preparing files for digital and print distribution
  • Ability to take creative projects from initial concept through to final delivery
  • Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos and websites
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required
  • Ensuring brand guidelines, kits and assets are up to date
  • Creating branded templates and assets to be used by clients directly
  • Spotting opportunities to develop brand assets in order to support each client’s unique brand story and visual identity
  • Understanding our customers’ unique needs in order to create engaging content that supports and communicates each brand’s unique message

What We’re Looking For

We’re seeking a high-performing, multi-skilled and resourceful Graphic Designer with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The Graphic Designer should be a quick-thinking creative with a creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.

Essential Skills

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, and deliver high-quality work to deadlines
  • Creative ability to devise and deliver compelling visual content
  • Experience working to brand guidelines
  • Demonstrable experience creating and delivering branded content across multiple channels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to create animated GIFs
  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital and traditional marketing methods and channels

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in creating and developing wireframes for website design. A working knowledge of Adobe XD would be advantageous
  • Experience with motion graphics and animation. A working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects would be advantageous
  • A degree in Design, Fine Arts, or a related field, or equivalent experience in a creative discipline
  • An understanding of marketing and communications

We will require applicants to provide a digital portfolio along with their application. Applicants may be required to complete a competency assessment task as part of the interview process.

About Elite Comms Group

Elite Comms Group is a creative digital marketing team that works closely with businesses in the UK and Isle of Man to deliver digital marketing strategies and brand collateral. We are a small, dynamic team with a broad range of skills from analytic strategy to content creation.

We are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the assets and services we provide to our clients. We value team members who are willing to take considered risks for the benefit of the team, the business and for our clients.

 

Our Values

Think Customer
Develop and maintain a firm understanding of the customer journey with Elite, considering the knowledge of Products, Services and Elite’s unique selling point.

Think Improvement
Ability to use your initiative and take ownership in relation to problem-solving

Think Ahead
Demonstrate a prepared and organized approach to a wide range of tasks, meeting deadlines and working unsupervised

Think Communication
Be open and transparent in relation to goals and deliverables both internally and externally

Think Teamwork
Support colleagues by sharing best practice and knowledge to ensure team over individual success

Download the full role profile here.

To apply, please send your CV together a cover letter to careers@elitecommsgroup.com.