Junior Designer

Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Salary: Competitive + great benefits

Junior Designer

Purpose of this role

Working within the Design team (part of the wider Marketing and Communications team), this role will deliver creative outputs to help IGD meet its goals.

You will support senior designers within the team in the areas of graphic design (mainly image processing/creation and digital/print layouts) and video (filming and editing) to deliver creative projects on time and to brief, and all in accordance with our brand guidelines.

Senior team members will guide and mentor you as you develop your skills and business/brand understanding. Whilst taking direction, you will also be expected to actively offer ideas on creative solutions and collaborate with various stakeholders across the business to deliver the best outcomes.

Responsibilities of this role

  • Supporting senior designers on creative projects/tasks
  • Producing concepts and final ‘customer ready’ design assets – primarily text, image and video based – to an acceptably high standard
  • Filming and editing video footage according to business needs and direction (including occasional travel)
  • Ensuring briefs are adhered to and deadlines met
  • Understanding and being able to advocate our brand guidelines and values
  • Being a team-player, developing good relationships inside and outside the team

Knowledge/skills/qualifications required

Technical

These include the key software packages we use (Windows based). Training and learning resources can be made available to support ongoing development.

  • Adobe Photoshop, to be able to crop, resize, edit and optimise images and text
  • Adobe Illustrator to create and manipulate vector graphics
  • Adobe Indesign to lay out text/image-based documents
  • Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, to produce on-brand moving image assets
  • Adobe Acrobat for PDF editing
  • Camera, lighting and audio recording equipment
  • Microsoft Office applications, particularly PowerPoint
  • Windows-based systems
  • Design principles

General

  • Good communication skills
  • Good collaborative skills – listening to and working with others to achieve best outcome
  • High attention to detail and high standards in delivered work
  • Effective time management and task planning skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to delivering the needs of the role
  • An ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in English language and maths

Reporting structure

This role reports into the Head of Design. On a day-to-day basis, you will take direction from other senior designers within the team. The role has no direct reports.

Location

We are operating a hybrid approach to working with a mix of home and office-based working. The exact nature of this can be agreed with the line Manager.

Our People

We seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process.

About IGD

IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution) is an organisation of two interconnected communities.

Our Trading company uses in-depth commercial understanding to uncover rich insights and data, leading to action that powers success. We reinvest our profit into delivering Social Impact, through the Charity, aimed at uniting and mobilising our industry around the most crucial issues affecting society and business.

We connect, collaborate and inspire, provoking and leading constructive debate that creates tangible impact. Together we are working to drive change that makes a tangible difference for Society, Business and the Individual.

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