Solihull
Design
Up to £25k depending upon skills and experience
Permanent

About the Role

Purpose of the role
Working as part of an in-house design team on a range of creative and innovative projects for business product lines. Responsible for helping drive the creative direction of campaigns and producing impactful design solutions. Delivery of high quality and forward-thinking work and ideas in accordance with the Paragon brand.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Report to, and work with the Senior Designer and Head of Marketing
  • Produce internal campaigns and marketing collateral to promote Paragon product lines
  • Creation of digital design work, including display banners, creative emails and infographics
  • Production of creative and impactful presentations
  • Support the creation of internal and external video production
  • Ensure all artwork produced meets the needs, requirements and brand values of Paragon
  • Fulfill briefs to a required level within budget and on time
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of each of the Paragon product lines, business, and objectives
  • Liaise with departments to discuss their requirements – and help to resolve any issues related to the work produced
  • Build strong inter-team relationships through regular briefing discussion, work planning and pro-active contact
  • Collaborate with other designers in creative meetings, offering input and sharing ideas
  • Manage your time effectively - communicate the time needed to complete projects and keeping stakeholders up to date
  • Maintain a high level of informed design knowledge
  • Communicate with external agencies and suppliers, requesting quotations and schedules
  • Send artwork to print, monitoring progress against agreed deadlines
  • Approval of proofs prior to production and approval of invoices against quotations provided
  • Ensure that all files and related images required for production of the creative product are effectively maintained and available/retrievable as and when required by maintaining effective back up procedures and ensure that artwork and related files are recoverable at all times
  • Ensure that all activity is aligned with Paragon’s brand values and behaviours, i.e. legal and complaint, decent and truthful, and incorporates the principles of Treating Customers Fairly and improving customer outcomes

About You

Skills
  • Adeptness with leading design software packages
  • Ability to produce creative editable and impactful presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Determination to achieve and succeed
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a high-pressured environment
  • Ability to see projects/tasks through from inception to production
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Show a passion for design, creativity and client service
  • Understanding of design, typography, layout, artwork for all media
  • Understanding of print processes
  • Ability to switch gears calmly and rapidly as priorities shift without sacrificing work quality
  • Organised, positive, collaborative team player who supports the team
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative
  • Willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
  • Personable, presentable and articulate
Qualifications and experience
Recognised qualification in Graphic Design or related subject and experience in graphic design role, supported by a strong portfolio of recent work.
 
Working hours
37.5 hours per week – whilst our standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch) we encourage flexible working and your preferred options will be considered.

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