Graphic Designer | Reflex Labels

Reflex Labels

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Employer: Reflex Labels
Location: Rutland, United Kingdom
Salary:
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 221093710

 

Job Details:

Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Location: Stamford

Hours of work: 37.5 Monday to Friday 9 am 5 pm

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Benefits: Competitive rates of pay for the industry• 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after 4 years continuous service with additional statutory holidays paid• Group salary sacrifice pension scheme• Death in service benefit of 4 times annual salary after 1 year s service• Opportunity to join Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme• Opportunity to join Employee Healthcare Cash Plan scheme• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for all employees and their immediate family covering a wide range of issues• Access to other benefits such as discounted gift cards and memberships• Refer a friend scheme to be rewarded for a friend or family member joining Reflex• A quality branded uniform provided

The Company:

Established in 2002, the Reflex Group is now the largest privately owned print and packaging company in the UK having grown to over 900 employees operating out of multiple sites globally. The company prides itself on quality, efficiency, ethics and low environmental impact whilst being innovative and dynamic.

We are currently seeking a creative minded Graphic Designer to join our in-house Design department at Graphic Brands Stamford.

Job Summary

We offer career development to build a successful career working in a fast-paced, dynamic and team-orientated environment.

Our candidate needs a wide range of design and creative capabilities as well as the ability to meet deadlines in high pressure environments. Design skills are a must and working with the in-house design team, the role will involve collaborating to ensure design is to standards, plus working solo on a wide range of projects.

You will have a good eye for layout and typography, have a creative flair in design and layout creation, meticulous attention to detail and fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). Our candidate will need understanding of marketing platforms (both printed and digital). You will need to have an understanding of modern print processes in packaging and digital production (online asset creation).

Our designer will be ready to develop their existing skills by reporting to the creative director and working with our creative team on a range of ambitious and innovative projects and brands. Responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of the business, an understanding of the packaging design process will be needed to help produce the best work possible.

A good knowledge of the following tools is required:

•Illustrator

•Photoshop

•InDesign

•After effects

•Premier Pro

•Generative Ai platforms and prompt writing experience is a bonus

•Studio photography knowledge is also a bonus

Communication is a big part of the job, so the designer must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends is also key when moving towards recognition. Most importantly be themselves, passionate and thrive in collaborative environments.

Typical activities

The specific details of the designer s role will vary day-to-day, but common activities include:

  • Developing new brand concepts through to design and production stages
  • Complete and create artwork for brand communications
  • Design assets for website, email, social and paid media channels
  • Research images, typography and design trends
  • Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas
  • Producing attractive and effective designs for all media
  • Communicating with the creative director to receive feedback
  • Liaising effectively with clients and other team members
  • Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
  • Producing corporate marketing literature
  • Producing / designing presentations within PowerPoint
  • Supporting in-house marketing team to produce innovative visual campaigns

Key Skills required:

Our designer needs a wide range of design and creative capabilities. These include

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Adeptness with leading design software packages
  • A determination to achieve and succeed
  • At least 3 years creative industry experience in packaging design
  • Using of Apple Mac equipment and operating system
  • Good Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • A background of working as part of a design team
  • The ability to see projects through from inception to production
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team
  • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
  • Strong understanding of layout and typography
  • Ability to follow and work within brand guidelines
  • Creatively driven and a keen eye for detail
  • Illustration skills would be advantageous
  • Studio / Product photography knowledge would be a bonus

From time-to-time the role will require the candidate to work hours that aren t typical, so a flexible approach is needed.

You must be currently eligible to work in the UK and have a driving licence. Ideally you would be located within 45 minutes drive of Stamford, Lincs.

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