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We're looking for a Social Designer to create a range of fresh looking static & motion graphic posts...

Social Designer - 1st August 2018

Role:                          Social Designer

Level:                         2 + years experience

Package:                   £Competitive + Plus benefits

Reporting to:             Senior Creative Team

Primary Accounts:   Hyundai, Aperol Spritz,

Start Date:                 ASAP

Brief Issued:             Aug 2018

 

 

The Role

The Social Designer is a hybrid who is equally at home creating eye catching statics as motion graphics and fun visual designs and posts for use across social channels.

You’ll be full of inventive ideas for making a range of contemporary, fresh looking social posts, image treatments, cinemagraphs, brought to life through simple motion graphics & video.

You’ll be a digital native with a solid understanding of all the social platforms and know how to make great eye catching content for mobile & tablet outputs.

This will be backed up by good experience in core visual design, ready to help out on creative presentations, pitch decks, and key visuals or storyboards.

You’ll have great knowledge of the Adobe suite and other key creative tools, techniques and approaches, and feel comfortable talking through new ideas and options with other teams.

Working into the Senior Creative Team and Executive Producer, and alongside our social and community teams, the Social Designer is the go to person for making our work pop out of the screen and grab attention.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Imagining, designing and creating a range of social posts for a variety of clients and projects
  • Working alongside the social team to stay on top of social design, visual & cultural trends
  • Bringing fresh ideas & social design appreciation to all our client work and output
  • Liaising with teams on in-house projects such as showreels and agency graphics etc.
  • Contribute to relevant production planning to ensure creation of social assets on shoots
  • Deliver timely, inspiring and high quality work within available time and budgets
  • Maintaining strong team & agency relationships, earning trust through creativity & delivery

 

Skills Required:

  • Great design skills & fluency: An ability to understand a brief and deliver an imaginative, attractive, crafted response and execution.
  • Agency Experience: Must have at least 2 years design experience in another creative environment or agency and understand the social/ creative / production process.
  • Good all round communication: This is a key role and the Social Designer must feel confident contributing to the creative & social process
  • A determination to create great looking work that works
  • Good organisational skills and eye for detail
  • The motivation to maintain & improve design standards within the agency
  • Ability to listen to feedback and use it to improve

A good knowledge of the following software & tools is required:

  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Premier

Plus, knowledge of InDesign & Illustrator would be a bonus, as would any extra creative pursuits or interests such as drawing, photography/ video making etc.

 

What will make the difference?

– A social media fan with a passion for great work, a super creative social mind-set and an ability to turn the everyday into something eye-catching.

 

About Us

We are an award-winning, social-first communications agency. Our ideas are designed for where audiences really are: social. And we believe that being connected to culture is the way to create ideas that actually stop thumbs and change behaviour. For us, we approach everything as social-up, not advertising-down.

We are the agency that levitated whisky using sound frequencies for Glenfiddich, made cucumbers come alive for Hendrick’s gin, raced a sofa on a high speed track for a Hyundai hot hatch launch, and used influencers and spoken poetry to stand-up to online trolling for the launch of KONA.

Our team of 15 talented people (and 1 very instagrammable agency dog) are based in warehouse studios just behind the Tate Modern. Don’t let our size put you off – dynamite comes in small packages and we are currently working with some of the most ambitious brands in the business from Hyundai Motors to Aperol Sprtiz, Pizza Hut, Vitality UK & more.

 

BENEFITS

Personal time

  • 25 days holiday per year as standard
  • 1 extra day off on or within 1 week of your birthday
  • An extra 5 days unpaid leave after 10 consecutive days holiday
  • 5 days can be carried over each year but must be used within the first 3 months
  • Toil days for pre-planned out of hours working – approval from line manager
  • Long service award – 4 weeks paid leave after 4 years service – planned 3 months in advance

Subsistence

  • Great coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit, cereals, bread & condiments every day
  • Monthly agency eat together – on the last Friday of each month, lunch is on us
  • Friday drinks & snacks
  • Ad-hoc Aperol, whisky and gin tasting evenings

Health & wellbeing

  • Health Cover
  • Cycle to work scheme, secure bike parking and shower facilities

Personal finance

  • Competitive salaries with regular reviews.
  • Pension scheme
  • Financial advice
  • Travel Card loans – interest free
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recommend a friend, recruit direct and refer a client bonuses
  • Discretionary awards on an ad hoc basis based on individual performance

Training & development

  • Personal Development Plans and regular check ins
  • Ad hoc training support – agreed with line manager
  • Attendance at industry events (OFF, LIFT etc) – discretionary
  • Attendance at local events is actively promoted
  • Personal development fund – £250 per year to acquire a new skill – business case and approval from line manager required

 

TO APPLY

Please send your CV and any work portfolio /showreel to info@gravitythinking.com

And, please add Social Designer as the subject.

Many Thanks,

GT.