Head of Design

Location
Shoreditch, London
Salary
£40k
Posted
06 Feb 2019
Closes
06 Mar 2019
Ref
HOD
Discipline
Exhibition, Other
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Head of Design (1 year maternity cover contract)

We Are Family London is a small, yet perfectly formed, fast-paced creative events agency who offer unique, detailed creative, original design and in-depth industry knowledge. A ‘one stop shop’ for an events brief, from creative concepts through to design, production and build, delivery, event live days, guest management and guest logistics.

Covering a wide range of briefs, from large scale festival-style parties, corporate retreats, VIP dinners, brand installations, office interior design, to roadshows, swag briefs and corporate gifting.

WAF are going through a period of expansion and are looking to take on a Head Of Design to help support the growing design team during a period of maternity cover.

A hybrid role; we are looking for someone who is comfortable working within the 2D and 3D landscape and who is a confident conceptual designer and excellent team player.

You would be working closely with the Head of Creative, the lead Designer and Head of Creative Production.

The skill-sets required of this role are as follows;

Event design key responsibilities:

  • Design, own and amend creative presentations
  • Confident presenting ideas to clients and pitching
  • Conceptualising event designs using moodboards and conceptual write ups
  • Create 2D plans in Vectorworks
  • Work in Sketchup to communicate event/build designs
  • Create quick Photoshop visuals to support creative presentations
  • Liaising with suppliers and production staff 
  • Art directing on-site builds

Graphic design key responsibilities;

  • Conceive of and implement graphic design identity concepts for events
  • Art direct graphic designers/artworkers to facilitate the roll out graphic concepts across a variety of assets from digital invites to physical event collateral
  • Quality control of graphic assets as they are installed on site
  • Knowledge of print processes

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a creative agency or similar role within event/exhibition design
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Illustrator and Indesign
  • Excellent knowledge of Sketchup and Vectorworks
  • Experience working creatively within brand or event style guidelines
  • Be able to work on multiple projects, calmly under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Be content taking creative direction but also working collaboratively amongst the team 
  • Confident in proposing and discussing materials and methods of production to bring concepts to life and within budget
  • Knowledge of Powerpoint/Keynote a bonus