Senior Graphic Designer

Manchester, United Kingdom
Marketing – Content
We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to become Tech Nations in-house graphic designer and to own the Tech Nation brand.

We are Tech Nation, the UK Network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs. Our mission is to empower ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections. We want to make the UK the best place to imagine, start and grow a digital business to build an economy fit for the next generation. As a high growth startup ourselves, we are a neutral player sitting right at the heart of the ecosystem of high growth digital businesses, policy-makers and corporations offering the following key programmes:

We empower tech founders to grow faster through our various growth programmes such as Founders’ NetworkFuture Fifty, and Fintech. But not only that, we also offer end-to-end data, insights, stories & resources, a UK wide community that shares the same entrepreneurial culture, and we are the only approved organisation for the Tech Nation Visa scheme rolled out for exceptional talent.

Focus of the role:

    •  Work closely with different departments: Work with the Marketing and Programme teams to fulfil design requirements across a wide range of digital, social & print campaigns
    • Manage the design process from start to finish: From initial requirements gathering, to delivery of final artwork, you’ll manage the whole process
    • Focus on brand consistency: Upholding brand consistency & design integrity, you’ll work closely with the content and creative managers as ‘brand guardians’
    • Be the point of contact & take briefings: Selecting, briefing & managing trusted external suppliers (ie design agencies and freelancers) as and when additional support is required
    • Liaise with suppliers: Management of print production process and liaising with printers and suppliers

As well as sharing our ambitions and values, you will

    • Have a creative edge: Be able to think creatively, be detail oriented and believe in consistently whilst delivering high quality designs
    • Skilled in creating visual designs: Experience in creating compelling visual designs, with strong typographic skills
    • Excellent at time management: Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy
    • An independent worker: Be responsible, reliable and able to work independently
    • Used to managing processes from scratch: manage the design process from start to finish
    • Enjoy creating relationships: Build solid, collaborative relationships and manage multiple stakeholders
    • Understand brand guidelines: An ability to follow, maintain and evolve brand guidelines
    • Passionate about the design industry: Have a passion for the design industry and awareness of emerging trends & techniques

The skills and experience you’ll likely have are:

    • Significant proven experience in graphic design or other communications design field
    • Experience conceptualising and executing a wide range of design projects
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • You’ll be highly proficient in design programmes including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Powerpoint and/or Keynote
    • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, or a similar software, would be beneficial though not essential
    • Understanding and experience of print process and techniques and be able to liaise directly with printers

Whats in it for you?

    • An opportunity to work with the fastest growing tech startups in the UK
    • 16 health benefits via Untangl e.g. Gym Discount, Dental, Health Scans, Private Medial Insurance
    • Autonomous and flexible work style - be your own leader
    • Quarterly team building events
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • 25 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays)
    • A collaborative and fast-paced environment
    • A vibrant and diverse team based in central London and Manchester
If this sounds like it could be your next role then we can’t wait to hear from you. Use the link below to get in touch; you’ll be asked to answer a few simple questions and to share your CV and Portfolio.