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Concept/Senior Designer

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Flexible on Location***London, Leeds, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Birmingham***

The Team
CREATE are KPMG’s creative agency – a fully integrated design service. Recognised globally for amazing storytelling that clearly communicates our customer’s message. We add commercial value and clarity in a space where everyone is fighting for attention – producing engaging work with intelligent ideas.

At CREATE we believe innovation happens when input comes from all disciplines – we encourage collaboration through our open structure. This ethos leads us to embrace a more collaborative way of working both internally and with our stakeholders – we co-create with our customers to gain and utilise insight to deliver work that hits the mark.
From large scale campaigns through to more niche products, we have a full range of capabilities to support a diverse range of requirements form the firm.

The Role
The Concept/Senior provides a valuable service to our KPMG clients. Working as part of our diverse creative team, they are responsible for the high-quality design and execution of deliverables (both digital and physical) to stakeholders across the firm.

Conceptualising and co-creating with CREATE team members and stakeholders to define creative strategy and evolve to deliver impactful messaging and ideas to our clients.
The Concept/Senior Designer is highly experienced with the creative development process and works
closely with the team to bring creative ideas to life. They are also expected to perform as a creative mentor to the wider team and knowledgeable design resource for our clients.
This position requires full knowledge and application of the firm’s visual identity and the team member will understand and anticipate clients’ needs and expectations. Output is frequently high profile; the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the end-product is therefore of critical importance.

- Developing concepts and strategic design for CREATE’s top tier service offering.
- Designing, developing and executing creative briefs that push boundaries and capture the attention of our audiences.
- Consistently produce creative, strategically considered designs across all print/digital channels – taking them from scamp to delivery.
- Provide creative, impactful ideas and visuals for campaigns, packaging, customer marketing and digital channels. Researching, formulating and presenting those ideas to clients.
- Take ownership of strategic, bespoke and routine design projects from brief through to production, effectively prioritising work and balancing multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Determine project scope including effective brief taking, negotiating deadlines, and creating and communicating timescales, to define cost estimates.
- Ensure consistent quality of output and client service while adhering to agreed Service Level Agreement and best practice guidelines.
- Excellent knowledge of KPMG’s brand and visual identity.
- Works with CREATE Leadership to develop colleagues where necessary to up-skill the team.
The Person
The Concept/Senior Designer works closely with our clients to understand requirements and execute a compelling and impactful project that helps KPMG stand out in the marketplace. They are required to deliver an effective, efficient and high-quality creative service – taking accountability of quality and timeliness of deliverables.
They have strong technical and creative abilities, an eye for detail and excellent design knowledge which helps them generate new ideas to elevate their creative output. They are dedicated to creating all forms of design, requiring a high degree of skill in creative thinking and visualisation.

- Proven experience working as a Concept/Senior Designer in an agency or professional creative function.
- Creative and innovative with a strong grasp on existing and emerging digital technologies.
- Routinely demonstrates drive and resilience, working flexibly in a pressurised and deadline-driven environment.
- A team player who takes ownership of their work and shares the responsibility of meeting the team’s service delivery goals.
- Focuses on delivering quality service and demonstrates attention to detail.
- Maintain awareness of latest techniques, software packages, equipment, best practices and developments within the design community.
- Ability to think at a high-level about design strategy and brand.
- Customer service focused, and able to liaise and influence staff at all levels
- Professional, confident and enthusiastic team player with a flexible can-do attitude.
- Work effectively in a team environment, including co-working on projects, co-developing ideas, giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise an often-conflicting workload.
- Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in a time-sensitive environment. Flexible and adaptable to fluctuating workflow levels.
- Adapt to a constantly changing and growing business environment.
- Remains calm under pressure.
- Advanced technical skills in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop) packages.
- Awareness of current trends and innovation in Design.
- Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
- Good project/time management and problem-solving skills.
- May be required to undergo training in other disciplines to assist when necessary.
- Formal qualification in Design, Arts, Visualisation and/or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
- Able to supply an up-to-date portfolio of own work.

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