Designer

Location: The Entertainer Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 42.5

Salary: £28-32K plus profit related bonus

Designer

It’s hard to imagine that the first Entertainer store only opened back in 1981. Today The Entertainer is the U.K.’s Largest Independent Toy Retailer. In the UK we operate over 162 UK stores stretched across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the islands!  As a business, we also own the Early Learning Centre and Totally Toys brands, both of which are represented through the UK and international partnerships including Matalan and Mothercare. Outside of the UK we also manage a chain of toy stores in both Spain and Malta plus a growing number of  Entertainer and Early Learning Centre franchise partnerships across the globe. We also own a brand toy supplier Addo Play – which supplies our stores and other retailers across the globe.

The Group Head Office is based in Buckinghamshire

Toy retailing is demanding and fast paced but also fun and every day brings new challenges and opportunities. We are also a family run company that truly cares about our people, our customers and the communities in which we trade.

Your rewards include Profit Related Bonus, 20% Toy Discount, Life Cover, Payroll Giving, Pension, High Street & Leisure Discounts and Cycle to Work schemes.

Working in our busy marketing and online team at the head office in Amersham, you will be responsible for the design output for our company.  The objective is to produce visually compelling work for our all our retail and online channels. 

You will be proactive, driven, hard-working, organised and level headed.  You will have exceptional attention to detail.  To support a small and busy creative team, you will have lots of opportunities to enhance the design, bringing creative concepts to life and produce high-quality production ready artwork for print and digital.

You will report to the Head of Marketing and work closely with the retail and online teams. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating on brand, aesthetically pleasing and functional visual designs that support the business objectives across all our channels and markets.
  • Ensuring all graphics, logos and artwork adheres to the appropriate brand guidelines.
  • Managing different streams of work to meet a range of deadlines. Manage your own workload within agreed timescales - communicating effectively with stakeholders.
  • Clearly articulating design rationale and confidently presenting visual design work to all levels of the business.
  • Critiquing the marketing assets and suggesting improvements.
  • Act as brand guardian.

 

Skills and Experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a design role.
  • Graphic Design experience gained within a toy, retail or agency background is preferred although not essential with the role. 
  • A thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign packages) is vital.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro is advantageous but not essential
  • Strong visual & creative skills, able to deliver high-quality work with great attention to detail.
  • Ideas generator
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience in delivering multiple projects from concept to completion
  • Able to demonstrate a range of successful projects from concept to completion.
  • Knowledge of the printing process and setting up artwork for print.

 

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