Senior Designer

We are Owl Live.

Whether live, virtual or hybrid, we deliver internal communications, training and development, reward and recognition programmes and experiential marketing campaigns. Our research, insights and strategic thinking delivers impact and inspires action. Our clients include some of the world’s most successful technology, communication and car manufacturing brands.  

So, why become an Owlie? If you relish in finding creative solutions to complex problems, and working together with brands to produce memorable experiences that genuinely address their business challenges, this could just be the home for you. 

Aside from the great work we produce, our people are what make Owl Live an amazing place to be. We’re an innovative, considerate, passionate and adaptable bunch, who genuinely care about what we do, as well as each other. We celebrate the highs, and we learn from the lows, and we’re led by our values of Collaboration, Trust, and Consideration. And by the way, we don’t just slap these on a wall in the office, we live and breathe them in all that we do. 

 

Role Overview 

As Senior Designer, you will be responsible for creating visual concepts that communicate effectively to our audiences. You’ll have a Graphic Design degree or equivalent and have solid experience working with a design department and ideally within an agency environment.

You’ll have strong technical skills, a good understanding of the creative design process and be proficient in designing for digital and live environments.
Finally, you’ll be a creative thinker and problem solver, you will be solutions focussed and your working style will be naturally collaborative, getting the best possible output from the team around you.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Create visually stimulating client proposals and artwork assets independently from start to finish 
  • Attend briefings and client meetings to determine scope, requirements and expectations of each project
  • Confidently inform, input and challenge requirements where necessary to ensure a robust briefing process
  • Create visual concepts and designs for use across multiple channels including print (inc packaging, printed collateral, merchandise etc) and digital (inc video, animation, websites etc) with minimal supervision from start to finish
  • Take the lead on creative concepts for experiential 
  • Confidently inform, input and challenge requirements where necessary to ensure a robust briefing process 
  • Present draft concepts or designs for feedback 
  • Design and develop brand concepts within scope and time allowance 
  • Use industry standard software inc digital illustration, photo editing and layout software to create designs 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of effective logo design, typography and layout 
  • Apply brand guidelines correctly to graphic and creative assets
  • Act as brand guardian for selected brands / accounts, taking overall accountability for alignment to brand guidelines and cascading this information to internal teams 
  • Confidently present and articulate design concepts to internal teams and depts 
  • Showcase a solutions focused approach to challenges
  • Think creatively to produce ideas and innovative concepts 
  • Time plan and forecast for projects with accuracy, demonstrating awareness of sensible time allocations for specific deliverables
  • Foster positive and collaborative working relationships between teams, internal depts and third parties including illustrators, copywriters etc
  • Demonstrate a constructive approach to receiving design feedback, implementing amends and changes in a streamlined manner 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging trends within the design industry
  • Communicate effectively with Studio Manager to support effective studio resourcing
  • Demonstrate a meticulous eye for detail
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding and adherence of the Owl Live processes and procedures

 

 

Skills 

Technical

  • Proficiency in Adobe software inc InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in relevant programmes e.g. Powerpoint and Google Slides 
  • Proficiency in designing for digital and live environments, in line with the agency service offering 
  • Understanding of the design and artwork process 
  • Understanding of the Owl Live pitch process 
  • Awareness of current and emerging technologies, trends and techniques within the design industry
  • Knowledge of Owl Live company processes and procedures 
  • Good presentation skills 
  • Contribute to and support collaborative sessions 
  • Ability to design concepts within scope and time allowance
  • Understanding of all roles and departments within the Owl Live agency environment 

 

Interpersonal 

  • Problem solving and solution focused 
  • Collaborative with design teams, internal departments and third party suppliers  
  • Good written and verbal communicator
  • Relationship building 
  • Good at providing constructive feedback
  • Good at receiving and interpreting feedback
  • Proactive approach to learning  
  • Good at articulating ideas, concepts and solutions to non-designers 
  • Client facing 
  • Trustworthy 
  • Confident
  • Active listener
  • Adaptable 
  • Considerate
  • Accountable 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Positive attitude 

 

Conceptual 

  • Creative thinking 
  • Positive challenger 
  • Foresight 
  • Decisive  

 

Experience 

  • Graphic design degree or equivalent
  • Solid experience of working in an agency environment offering strategy, creative, comms, content & engagement services
  • Experience of working within a design department in a relevant role 

 

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