Creative Designer

We’re looking for a Creative Designer to play a vital role in the expansion and growth of our team at ExtraMile Communications. This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting and fast paced, award-winning digital marketing company that operates both within the UK and overseas markets.

Being ISO:9001, ISO:14001 and Investors in People Gold accredited, at ExtraMile we go above and beyond.

We were established in 2000 and have a great portfolio of loyal clients ranging from sole traders to major Global Blue chip companies. You will be forward thinking, ambitious and passionate about what you do with a strong desire to succeed. You’ll join a friendly, highly regarded and skilled creative team, based in our Staffordshire office.

We offer a competitive salary, an attractive holiday package including a day off on your birthday, opportunities for career progression and a company laptop. ExtraMile promote a healthy work/life balance and is committed to encouraging and supporting professional development.

If you add the extra to ordinary, we would love to hear from you!


Established in 2000, ExtraMile Communications is a digital marketing agency that specialises in multilingual and single language bespoke website design and also offers email marketing, graphic design, branding and SEO. Our team of 19, mixes a broad range of ages.

Summary and key responsibilities of position:

  • Work closely with the Creative Manager and design team in the production and management of creative design projects
  • Take briefs from the team and create a range of cross-platform design work
  • Work collaboratively with designers, developers and other departments to deliver projects of the highest quality
  • Articulate and present creative design solutions to teams and clients
  • Meet with clients and listen, engage with and understand their requirements
  • Ensure all design work is created to budget, brief and with a strong drive towards innovation and creativity
  • Stay on track with digital design trends and culture, attend events and engage with the wider creative community
  • Coordinate and liaise with external suppliers, such as printers, on the production and completion of creative design projects

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • 2 years design related experience
  • Design degree Desirable

Desirable

  • Any web design or development training

Experience

Essential

  • Marketing/design agency experience
  • An exceptional portfolio showcasing work in a multitude of disciplines
  • Creating cross-platform design work, such as print design, marketing collateral, web/digital design, etc.
  • Ability to design for the web
  • Knowledge of responsive design
  • Proven understanding of typography, layout, colour and grid structures 

Desirable

  • Brand identity design
  • Illustration

Qualities and Attitude

Essential

  • A passion for design and a desire to learn new skills with a pro-active approach to implementing them
  • A team player
  • Excellent customer service skills and confidence in running meetings
  • Excellent budget control, time management and commercial understanding
  • Strong sense of project management, can prioritise workload and handle multiple projects
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to receive direction
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Client liaison skills
  • Problem solving
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Innovative, creative thinker with versatility
  • An understanding of what makes a good user experience

Desirable

  • Willing to help other departments during busy periods

Product Knowledge

Essential

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic HTML and CSS knowledge

Desirable

  • Understandings and experience in CMS platforms, such as WordPress
  • Experience using a Mac
  • Experience using Sketch and/or other design platforms

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude
  • Excellent budget control, time management and commercial understanding
  • Excellent communication skills with clients and internal departments
  • Ability to receive instruction
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • The desire to learn new techniques and skills
  • Excellent aptitude to problem solving 
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Innovative, creative thinker with versatility

Benefits of working at ExtraMile Communications

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays and a day off for your birthday
  • Competitive salary
  • A company laptop
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Working with nationally known brands
  • The opportunity to shape your own department
  • Starting a new strand of business for ExtraMile
  • Working with a friendly, dynamic team
  • Bonus opportunities
  • An endless supply of tea and coffee (and often cake!)

If you feel you have the skills to become part of our successful team then please click here to view the full job description and apply