Junior Designer via Graduate Design Scheme
Posted Jun 09
Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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EMC Design - a leading UK design agency for the publishing industry - is looking for Junior Designers to join our team via our fast-track Graduate Design Scheme.
Full-time role 37.5 hours a week (7.5 hours a day)
Starting salary £18,000.00
If you've graduated with a degree in graphic design or typography within the last two years and want to learn on the job, in a supportive and professional team, then a job at emc design is for you. We're looking for people who have an eye for detail, creative flair and want to join our graduate design scheme at junior level with a view to progressing through the company. Our culture is to nurture and develop already very talented designers who have been taught the fundamental basics of good design at undergraduate level, including typography, information design, layout skills and concept development. We look for people who have the enthusiasm and potential to become the very best editorial designers.
emc design is one of the UK's leading design agencies for the publishing industry.
We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation in producing high end, multi-component (print & digital) resources for the international educational publishing markets. This fast-paced, evolving industry, is providing us with plenty of exciting new opportunities. We specialise in providing the best editorial design for blue-chip publishers, and we are growing significantly.
The main purpose of the job is to use your design-based skills in key software packages for the design and production of educational material. This includes the design of most components you might encounter within publishing from whole multi-level series to cover design; marketing material to app design. Additional job functions will be text formatting, page layout and making proof corrections in the production of the books and other material we create for publishers.
The job is extremely varied, requiring a good mix of technical ability and creativity.
*A degree or HND in Typography or Graphic Design.
*High degree of creative ability, with an interest in editorial design.
*In other words, to take narrative or instructional information and to be able to read and interpret the meaning, cultural references and other signposts, to create a valid design solution for the client and market.
*A good technical approach to using software - a willingness to dig deep into the depths of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite to become a more capable designer.
*Foremost, a good ability in InDesign.
*Aptitude in Photoshop / Illustrator / Word / other packages in the Adobe Creative Suite.
*Experience of using Macs - trouble shooting, font issues etc.
*Ability to be self-critical in the interests of improving as a designer.
*Tenacious attitude and obsessive eye-for-detail when applied to (100%) accuracy in carrying out and checking editorial corrections and working towards 100% in spotting design elements/non correction attributes of work in production (i.e. following style, brand adherence).
*Excellent organisational skills - the ability to manage your own projects successfully.
*A personable character able to get on with other designers in a team.
*Can-do attitude with a willingness to do everything necessary to get the job done.
*Ability to problem solve (technically & creatively) - not to give up in the face of difficult challenges.
*Time management skills - keeping a diary (manual and electronic) and being effective with your own time.
*Ideally, but not essential, knowledge of the Publishing industry and understanding of current issues facing the industry.
Please note this is not an internship/work experience, this is a real life job with amazing career prospects for designers who want to start their career with us. Starting salary £18,000 with salary reviews (at appraisals), bonus scheme, paid overtime, contributory pension, relocation allowance, CycleScheme, ComputerScheme, Employee Assistance Programme and more!
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Employment Type: Permanent
Pay: 18,000 to 18,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Salary negotiable