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Job Description

Graphic Designer

Position – Full Time - Permanent

Salary - £28,000 - £35,000 per year DOE

Based – Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Reporting to - Strategic Marketing Manager

Benefits: Company Bonus scheme + Pension contribution + Medical Benefit

About Imagine Cruising

Established in the UK in 2011, founded by experienced travel entrepreneur and CEO Robin Deller along with co-founder Natalie Maye. Imagine Cruising are experts in creating Cruise and Stay Holidays and now selling over 60,000 holidays a year with turnover in excess of £200m and industry beating margin and profit metrics. We specialise in creating competitively priced, unique cruise packages targeted at both traditional cruisers and the “new to cruise” market.  www.imaginecruising.co.uk

Our Head Office is in the UK with a team of 160 and we are now trading in South Africa, Dubai, Australia, (Brisbane & Perth) a total of 300 employees.

Imagine Cruising believes in developing the knowledge, capability and skills of all staff in the company. That may mean that from time to time we will ask staff to be flexible in working in and supporting different areas of the business either within their own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the company as a whole in our fast moving and developing business.

Job Purpose

Working in a fast paced and reactive environment, take briefs and develop bespoke design solutions, ensuring customer engagement with a key focus on unique selling points. Implement the latest trends and design practices to create print and email marketing in cohesion with the digital journey to ensure a positive ROI (return on investment).

Typical activities

  • Create a range of different print materials including press ads, brochures, direct mailers and event merchandise using Adobe InDesign and exporting to the correct specifications.
  • Create digital design outcomes for email marketing, website campaigns and banners, social media and more
  • Edit photos and perform photomontages (incl. searching photos on Shutterstock & iStock)
  • Balance multiple projects at once, knowing how to prioritize tasks and cooperating with copywriters, Email coders and web owners.
  • Adhere to brand guidelines (adapting to themes and designs from other designers)
  • Production of creative, engaging and original ideas that connect with specified target audiences
  • Events branding
  • Conceptualise creative solutions
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts

Skills set required:

Essential

  • +3 year experience in graphic design (preferably in a graphic studio, advertising agency, or in-house creative department)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (with a specific focus in InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of print export settings and experience signing off proofs
  • Strong portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects showcasing a strong understanding of typography, layout, and brand identity principles
  • Knowledge and understanding of current graphic design trends in digital media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and take full responsibility for a projects lifecycle.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable expressing ideas and brainstorm not just with creatives but all senior management

Desirable

  • Degree in Design or related field (Graphic Design, Illustration, Product Design, Media)
  • Familiar with Web design best practice

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