Midweight Designer

Working within our busy design and artwork studio based in-house within Freshfields, you will work closely with the Design and Account teams to direct and deliver design projects across print and digital brand communications, to the highest standards, on brief, on time and on brand. 

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Manchester (Hybrid) 

Salary: Competitve

Employment type: Permanent 


Main duties of role:

  • A commitment to exceptional accuracy, client service and creative quality 

  • Creative concept design and design development. This includes: development of design concepts, implementation of detailed design, and liaising with Creative Artworkers on final production to delivery 

  • Typical projects may include: high-profile pitch presentations, annual guides, events collateral, internal communications and thought leadership 

  • Ensure the creative product complies with guidelines, is delivered on brief, on time, and to the highest production levels 

  • Understand the key elements of digital and web design 

  • Develop an understanding of Freshfields stakeholders to build strong relationships and to make sound and valuable creative recommendations 

  • Work closely with the Account Management team to present clear and firm recommendations to Freshfields stakeholders and be persuasive in creative presentations 

  • Take a pragmatic view to ensure final results are fit-for-purpose and meet deadlines as well as creative standards 

  • Work efficiently according to time and resource allocation as directed by the Design/Account Director 

  • Complete and submit timesheets on a daily basis 


Key attributes: 

  • Professional, confident and calm under pressure 
  • Organised with an adaptable mindset to cope with fluidity of project requirements 
  • Resilient, driven and energetic with a positive attitude 
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight timelines with fast iteration and turnaround 
  • Quick to learn and excellent time management skills 
  • Strong team player, warm and approachable 
  • Excellent written and spoken English 


Relevant Experience: 

  • Graphic design graduate (or equivalent) with around 4-5 years’ experience in corporate brand identity and communications across all print and digital media within a reputable consultancy 

  • Excellent and proven creative skills across print, digital, moving image and interactive design 

  • Excellent typography and layout skills 

  • In-depth knowledge of brand guidelines and brand implementation 

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy – in everything 

  • Fresh ideas, always strategically rooted, intelligent and well-thought-through 

  • Experienced at implementing creative solutions across all media and overseeing artwork production 

  • Ability to storyboard presentations and present to clients 

  • Knowledge of information and content design including infographics, formats, templates and illustration 

  • An experienced user of Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages and a willingness to use these as a core element of the design process 

  • Ability to create digital assets in Photoshop 

  • Experience of contemporary digital and interactive design and the ability to design responsive digital layouts 

  • Competent artworking skills and the ability to produce mock-ups and presentation visuals when required 

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues and to facilitate communication and briefing remotely (video conference, video chat, IM, phone and email) 

  • PC and Mac literate 


About us: 

With over 125 people based in London, Manchester, New York and Mumbai, we bring brands to life through design and our belief in its power to drive strategic and commercial advantage. 

We’re driven by insights, close collaboration and expert analysis. We pinpoint crucial challenges and opportunities for every brand we work with, then define and execute strategic solutions. 

We work across a broad range of disciplines and media. Our clients rely on us for expert opinion and consultancy across everything from branding and packaging, to environments and stakeholder communications. 

We’re focused on the success of our clients. We create, evolve and manage brands that are powerfully relevant, highly personal, and designed to deliver creative, strategic and commercial advantage. 


To apply for this role please email careers@conrandesigngroup.com

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