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Senior Designer for publishing company based in Harrow, Middlesex

REPORTS TO: Head of Design

PAY: circa £23,000 per annum dependent on experience

Can you demonstrate creativity and visual flair?

Do you have a working knowledge of the entire Adobe CS6 Suite or above?

Do you have publishing/magazine design experience?

Apply here and send us your CV and cover letter.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Our client, an independent publisher, is looking for a Designer to join the busy design team. You will be educated to DipHE, BA, or equivalent level in magazine or graphic design.

The company, a leading provider of innovative media solutions to the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms and electrical retailing industries, are leaders in the field of publications within these industries. You should be a creative person with magazine design experience. If you have web design skills too that is an advantage but is not essential.

You will work across a portfolio of consumer and B2B titles, including print magazines, but also tablet editions, marketing projects and events.

As a small team, you will be creative and show that you can turn your hand to anything such as:

design layouts and graphic material

commission photography or illustrations

prepare production ready pdfs and pre flight advertisement pages

You will:

be detail conscious, organised and reliable

anticipate potential problems and solutions within the planning process

be aware of the importance of meeting tight deadlines and able to prioritise accordingly

show a sense of urgency on behalf of customers and action requests quickly

provide clear and timely information as required

ensure promises are kept by following through on requests

be flexible in your approach to work

work well as part of a team, promoting effective relationships with individuals and other departments

provide support and guidance to junior team members

You will:

be MAC literate with a complete understanding of all relevant software

have a full working knowledge of Adobe CS6 Suite or above, and it is desirable to have experience with Mag+

produce well designed artwork and graphics to a high professional standard in the correct required format

have knowledge of web design but this is not essential

Your experience will demonstrate:

your knowledge of Abobe’s Creative Suite

a good command of written and spoken English

your work in a publishing/magazine environment (desirable but not essential)

Conditions:

35 hours per week

Pension scheme

Above Statutory Holiday Entitlement after qualifying period

Central Harrow location close to public transport

Friendly working environment

Apply here and send us your CV and cover letter No agencies please.

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Junior Account Manager role in Harrow, Middlesex

If you have a creative flair, have a DipHE, BA, or equivalent in Art and Design and have a good work ethic, apply for this role in a busy design team with a small independent publisher based in Harrow.

The company, a leading provider of innovative media solutions to the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms and electrical retailing industries, are leaders in the field of publications in these industries.

They are looking for a very organised and creative person who wants a foothold in media design to work across their portfolio of consumer and B2B titles – including print magazines, but also tablet editions, marketing projects and events.

You will report to the Head of Design and will work closely with the Production Manager.

You will mainly be responsible for:

  • The production elements of the design process
  • Producing print-ready PDFs of their magazine layouts and advertising
  • Laying out advertising pages
  • Producing and designing print and online adverts for clients
  • Liaising directly with clients
  • There will be opportunities to do more advanced design work at the discretion of the Head of Design.

You will:

  • Be very creative, with lots of ideas to share
  • Work well as part of a team, promoting effective relationships with individuals and other departments
  • Anticipate potential problems and solutions
  • Show a sense of urgency on behalf of customers and action requests quickly
  • Ensure that promises are kept by following through on requests
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to organisation and administration
  • Have a Diploma in Higher Education, a BA, or equivalent in Art and Design

You will have knowledge of:

  • MAC: All relevant design packages including In-Design, Photoshop and Adobe Distiller + Reader
  • PC: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and scheduling packages
  • Sound understanding of printing processes
  • Ability to produce PDFs

Conditions:

  • 35 hours per week
  • Pension scheme
  • Above Statutory Holiday Entitlement after qualifying period
  • Central Harrow location close to public transport
  • Friendly working environment

Apply here

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