Berkeley Communications

Careers

Junior Graphic Designer

Location

Reading

Educational Qualifications

Degree-level or Equivalent

Role objective

Working in the design department you will report directly to the Creative Director and Middleweight Designer. As a Junior Graphic Designer, you will be expected to produce a range of design work including branding material, brochures, reports, infographics, adverts, presentations, digital and internal communications including websites and other online media such as HTML email templates. You will work on existing projects, following established guidelines as well as being responsible for creating new designs from scratch. Excellent conceptual, typographical, and layout skills are required for both print and digital projects. Video and coding experience is desirable but not essential.

Project responsibilities

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of tasks within the team
  • Liaising on a daily basis with clients and the wider design team
  • Delivering projects on time and to agreed budgets
  • When required, being a client facing part of the team, providing ideas and showing confidence and experience in meetings
  • Allocating and managing the successful delivery of tasks within the team
  • Liaising on a daily basis with team and clients, via telephone and email
  • Keeping clients happy and recognising/alerting the Middleweight Designer or Creative Director to any potential issues with an account

Company responsibilities

  • Ensure smooth running of the design studio in the absence of the Middleweight Designer
  • Highlight the team’s achievements to others within the organisation and clients
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the team; work with individuals setting goals to improve specific skills

Storytelling responsibilities

  • Develop an initial understanding of Berkeley’s storytelling philosophy and begin to bring elements of storytelling into your work. Attend the first stage of Storytelling training, and demonstrate Berkeley’s storytelling philosophy

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • A portfolio showcasing original design work
  • Strong design and typographic skills, understanding of the latest trends and the difference between print and web design requirements
  • Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Strong design skills to produce websites, wireframes, visual concepts and UX
  • Strong design skills to produce online material across multiple platforms, such as browsers and mobile devices
  • Good understanding of design and artwork production for print
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Self-motivation and a persuasive manner
  • Good spoken and written skills across a variety of communications
  • Good ‘people skills’, able to adapt to a range of audiences
  • Professional manner
  • Good listener and approachable
  • Conceptual flair and ability to challenge
  • Energy and enthusiasm

Desirable:

  • Previous studio experience
  • Experience with HTML/CSS code
  • Video production and editing capability using Adobe Final Cut Pro and After Effects