Graphic Designer - Maternity Cover

Andy Clayton

Graphic Designer - Maternity Cover

Competitive salary, dependent on experience.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Graphic Designer to join our creative studio to provide maternity cover for a minimum of 9 months (with the possibility to extend and / or make permanent).

Based from our offices in the Lincoln, you will work on a variety of design projects including branding, print, digital and web, from simple layouts, working to strict brand guidelines, through to developing brand identities and concepts for campaigns (please see our portfolio for example work).

We would like someone who can hit the ground running so we are ideally looking for candidates with 3+ years design experience (agency or in-house). Creative flair is critical, you will need a portfolio of great commercial work and a passion for design, in particular branding and print, with a desire to continually develop and push yourself. Any web development, digital, video, animation / motion graphics, illustration, packaging or photography experience is a bonus.

You will work with multiple clients, liaising directly with them and our Account Managers, and be involved during the full life cycle of a project, from developing creative briefs right through to the final production stages and beyond. Therefore strong communication, interpersonal skills and project management experience are a must.

Extensive experience of Adobe Creative Cloud is essential, especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, Dimension and Acrobat Pro. All other Adobe apps experience is beneficial.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

• A can do & proactive attitude

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Creative approach and ability to think differently

• Inquisitive and willing to challenge the norm.

• Commercial understanding of business needs

• A client centric approach to all work.

• Excellent communicator – written and oral

• Confident making decisions using your own initiative

• Comfortable working alone or as part of a team

• Able to give and take creative guidance

• Ability to multi-task, prioritse and manage your own time (working to tight deadlines)

• Excellent organisational and administrative skills

Why join Ruddocks?

We are an award winning integrated design and print agency. Delivering creative solutions since 1884. Specialising in brand, bespoke print, digital and distribution for many of the UK’s leading brands including The Scout Association, British Canoeing, NHS England, Greencore and the University of Lincoln.

People are at the heart of our family run business and you will be an integral part of a highly creative and friendly design team where every person has a voice. Everyone is hardworking, continually pushing to create outstanding work, but the atmosphere is relaxed and fun – we want you to enjoy work!

We were one of the first organisations to sign up to the City of Lincoln Council's social responsibility charter which recognises local employers who do the best by their staff and the wider community. We value and reward the contribution of our team and that is why our current average length of employment is over 10 years.

By working in a business that combines a design agency alongside full lithographic, digital and large format production facilities you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to new experiences and continually improve your skills and production knowledge.

If you think this sounds like you, then please send in your portfolio, CV and a covering letter to jobs@ruddocks.co.uk

Deadline for applications is 9am Friday 23rd April 2021.