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Graphic designer (part-time)
at Metaphor

Metaphor is seeking a graphic designer (part-time) to join its team in London.

Do you want to be part of a design team inspiring generations with powerful stories and beautiful design?

Do you have experience working on exhibitions?

Are you looking to start work as soon as possible?

We are a small, lively design practice looking for a talented, motivated and hard-working graphic designer to join our team. We have an exciting range of new projects, including large masterplans for national institutions, prestigious permanent gallery re-designs and thought-provoking temporary exhibitions.

We specialise in storytelling, and support our clients to educate audiences, provoke conversations and inspire change through creative storytelling and innovative design. Metaphor has recently relaunched with a new management team so there has never been a more exciting time to join us! You can find out more about who we are and what we do by visiting www.metaphor-design.co.uk.

If this sounds like you, please read the full job description and person specification below and apply today!

Salary: £30,000 pro-rata

Contract: Part-time, two days/week. Six-month contract with an evaluation to extend after 6 months. Start date as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV, a short portfolio and a cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification to Katrina Dickinson, director of business development and marketing via the ‘apply’ link below.

Application deadline: Monday 15th March 2021, 5PM
Expected interview date: w/c 15th March

We are currently based in Croydon, London. Remote working will be available but a mix of home and office working will be required when it is safe to do so.

Job description 

Job title: graphic designer

Responsible to: director of architecture and design

Duties and responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Marketing:

  • producing graphics and content for social media, blog posts and newsletters
  • developing marketing materials
  • developing report and presentation templates (InDesign and PowerPoint)

Job management:

  • graphic design of panels for project exhibitions (including graphic hierarchies)
  • producing graphic design content for both digital and print in exhibition spaces
  • adjusting designs to take into account the context of different venues
  • designing in line with accessibility requirements
  • graphic art working for production/tender
  • advise on substrates/materials/printing methods for graphic panels
  • advise on typography to enhance the concept of the exhibition design
  • incorporate photography and illustrations into graphic designs
  • working with curators and Metaphor’s interpretation developer’s to evolve the content for the exhibition graphics
  • managing multiple projects at once and prioritising tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • effectively communicating and collaborating with sub-consultants to meet project and client requirements
  • collaborating with the team in the development of new conceptual ideas and scheme designs

Tender:

  • providing creative responses to design briefs
  • collaborating with the team to contribute to tender reports and interviews

General:

  • general administrative tasks
  • demonstrating initiative in your own personal development and learning about the company, clients and industry

Person specification

Qualifications:

  • a foundation degree, HND or degree in graphic design or other art and design-based subject – E

Experience:

  • one to two years’ experience in designing for exhibitions – E
  • managing multiple projects at the same time and prioritising tasks to meet deadlines – E
  • producing creative solutions to meet client requirements – E
  • working in a design team to produce collaborative responses to design briefs – E
  • design for digital and print – E

Knowledge:

  • VectorWorks 2D – D
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator – E
  • SketchUp – E
  • artworking – E
  • typography – E
  • editorial experience – E
  • health and safety requirements for graphic design in exhibitions – E

Skills:

  • excellent design skills with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail – E
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills – E
  • organisational and time management skills – E
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team – E
  • ability to show initiative – E
  • willingness to get involved in ad-hoc tasks as required by the business – E
  • willing to adhere to Metaphor’s values – E

D = Desirable.   E = Essential

www.metaphor-design.co.uk

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