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, ISO:27001 and Investors in People Gold accredited, at ExtraMile we go above and beyond. 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, attractive holiday package to include bank holidays and a day off on your birthday, opportunities for career progression and bonus opportunities. ExtraMile promotes 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!

Summary and key responsibilities of the position

  • Work closely with our clients in the production and management of creative design projects
  • Take briefs from our clients and create a range of cross-platform design work, from web design, to branding and print
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to deliver projects of the highest quality
  • Ensure all design work is created to budget, schedule, brief and with a strong drive towards innovation and creativity
  • Keep up to date with digital design trends and culture, attend events and engage with the wider creative community
  • Liaise with external suppliers, such as printers, on the production and completion of creative design projects

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand initial design brief (if taken by another staff member)
  • Collaborate with the client and manage the client relationship
  • Work with a range of media and design software
  • Liaise with internal teams and external suppliers
  • Produce creative design concepts and seek client approval
  • Finalise approved design work and conduct pre-print QAs
  • Complete development handover for web projects

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • 2 years design related experience in digital
  • Design degree

Desirable

  • Any web 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 & Attitude

Essential

  • 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 and time 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 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
  • Desire to learn new techniques and skills
  • Excellent aptitude to problem solving
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Innovative, creative thinker with versatility