We're Hiring!

January 2020

We’re on the lookout for a Graphic Designer to join Icon. We are accepting applications from graduate/junior and middleweight designers.

Experience is not essential. We are looking for a designer with the right attitude, energy, ambition and skills to work alongside our existing team. You will have a passion for design and a keen eye for detail.

You will be confident at managing your own projects as well as working with others to deliver excellent and intelligent campaign work. You need to be a ‘people-person’ who is a dab-hand at multi-tasking and have the ability to turn a project around quickly whilst maintaining consistently high standards.

As an independent agency, we are not tied to a specific sector and welcome applications from designers from a range of backgrounds.

 

We’re looking for someone who:

  • is ideas focused, a creative thinker who is well versed in the creative process, from understanding the brief and conducting insightful research to concept creation and artworking
  • is curious and keen to learn and to develop their skills to reflect the creative demands of our clients
  • is a good listener, that can navigate through the noise to understand, articulate and deliver on the clients brief
  • is enthusiastic and eager to tackle both new and existing projects
  • is able to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbally, whether it be discussing ideas and feedback in the studio or presenting work to clients
  • works to high standards and will check and double check their work
  • is eager to be involved in all aspects of both print and digital projects and willing to learn where needed
  • is self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of the team
  • has the ability to understand the value of design and the difference design makes
  • an ability to work bilingually (through the medium of English & Welsh) would be welcomed.

 

Graduate/junior designer skills:

  • A degree in Graphic Design/Graphic Communications or similar
  • A new graduate or junior designer with 6-18 months experience working within an agency or an in-house design focused environment.
  • Knowledge of the Creative Suite essential, ability to work in After Effects, HTML and CSS a bonus
  • The ability to produce bespoke illustration is very desirable. We create a considerable amount of illustrative work so an ability in this area this would be warmly welcomed.
  • A firm sense of design, layout, typography
  • A good understanding of print and web design processes

 

Middleweight designer skills:

  • a degree in Graphic Design/Graphic Communications or similar
  • at least 2-3 years’ experience working within an agency or an in-house design focused environment
  • the ability to hit the ground running, to pick up and work on existing and new projects
  • to work collaboratively with existing designers on print and digital campaigns, some of which you will be expected to lead
  • attend and run presentations and workshops
  • extensive knowledge of the Creative Suite essential, ability to work in After Effects, HTML and CSS a bonus
  • visual design for websites, this includes planning and wire framing
  • the ability to produce bespoke illustration is very desirable. We create a considerable amount of illustrative work so an ability in this area this would be warmly welcomed.
  • a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail.

 

As part of the Icon team, you’ll benefit from:

  • a competitive salary based on experience plus pension
  • private health insurance
  • work alongside an experienced team in a beautifully converted chapel
  • mentoring, training and growth opportunities
  • room to grow and develop your skills in a creative and welcoming environment
  • an office cat (Monday- Friday only!)

 

This is a permanent, full-time position, where you’ll work alongside the team in our Chapel in the leafy suburb of Bassaleg, Newport. We have some fantastic clients from the private and public sector with a particular focus on education, arts, retail and regeneration but these are not exclusive! If you would like to have a chat about the role, please get in touch.

To apply, send your beautifully designed CV plus a cover letter or email which explains why you’re the perfect person both in terms of design skill and personality and a link to or PDF of your portfolio to cv@iconcreativedesign.com by 21st February.