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Expired Vacancy
Middleweight graphic designer

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   Location: London
   Salary: On application
Experience: 4 years +
Deadline: 17 June 2018

Please note that this vacancy has expired and you can no longer apply.



Working with Proposals writers and department specialists to design and produce high-end pitch documents, presentations and accompanying collateral, for Christie’s business-getting. This is often to tight deadlines.


Key Responsibilities/Tasks:

(Duties include but are not limited to the following)

•             Design printed documents, presentation boxes and digital presentations. Using images of client’s property and text from a Proposal Writer. Create individually tailored documents using brand colours, fonts and stock images – using Adobe CC (InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator) in a Mac environment; ensure the appropriate design is carried through and realised;

•             Design vanity catalogues and mock-ups of other marketing material where necessary to enhance the presentation. This will involve working directly with department Specialists;

•             Take ownership of the process of design corrections and the creation of print-ready artwork for text pages, dustjackets, covers, mock catalogues and other props, often to tight deadlines;

•             Work collaboratively with writers/specialists to produce a proposal document which meets both the expectations of the client and the specialist; 

•             Receive feedback directly from specialists and senior executives and take responsibility for incorporating into the document design;

•             Lead on document formats, paper selection and print choices;

•             Take ownership of the print process (whether this is printing proposals in-house or arranging to send out to 3rd party supplier), finish and bind;

•             Prepare final layouts for external printers and ensure their specifications are met;

•             Act as a point of liaison between writers/specialists and printers, and take responsibility for smooth communication at all times;

•             Liaise with printers to ensure deadlines are met;

•             Work with printers and bookbinders to keep up-to-date with printing advances, materials and formats;

•             Create “mock-ups” and “visual aids” which involve the client’s property being superimposed onto a number of marketing materials in Photoshop;

•             Design and mount presentation boards and materials in-house or arrange for them to be produced externally.

•             Help to create design solutions for smaller business-getting efforts: including letter-writing, layout for illustrated letters, co-ordination of mock-ups and PowerPoint, Keynote or pdf presentations.

•             Focus on innovation: work with the Head of Dept in developing innovative formats, and in particular, the team’s response to advances in digital software;


Skills/Competencies Required:

•             Graphic Design qualification with 4 years experience

•             Be comfortable with formulating creative solutions under pressure

•             A strong interest in typography

•             Mac proficient in Adobe CS5/6 (InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)—with experience in Keynote and PowerPoint. Digital design experience also good but not essential

•             Art working skills and a good working knowledge of Style Sheets in InDesign

•             Experience of a design or publishing agency and/or presenting directly to clients

•             Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

•             Good organisational skills and competent in time management

•             Knowledge of printing methods

•             Show initiative

•             Have strong sense of accountability

•             Project management skills

•             Ability to work independently

•             Ability to work well as part of a team

•             Drive and innovation

•             Imagination

•             Enthusiasm

•             Flexibility


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