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Dependent on experience
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19 September 2017

Design Manager at Bompas & Parr

Bompas & Parr is looking for an exceptional Design Manager to join the content team. The role will be the driving force behind the visual output for all Bompas & Parr activities. This is a rare and unique opportunity to help develop, design, shape and curate the visual output of Bompas & Parrs activities across a multitude of mediums, including experiential, photographic, motion graphic and film projects. The role requires a talented hands-on creative with strong design, art direction skills, an ability to inspire a team and a clear vision for the studios visual output.

Objective:
- Turn words and narrative into compelling visuals to communicate brand messages in a highly imaginative way
- To conceive and deliver original and inspiring design at all levels of execution across the studios activities whilst ensuring the aesthetic is in keeping with the Bompas & Parr brand
- Input on all projects requiring an artistic treatment/stimulus for marketing purposes
- Creatively contribute to the editorial output of the studio
- Develop an established network of innovative collaborators

Key Responsibilities

Art Direction:
- Art direct all project photography, film-making, graphics, event look and feel, motion graphics and video content
- Lead the design team on special projects, for example Bompas & Parr publications, F&B innovation, website developments, branded products and in-house events
- Manage all 2D graphic design briefs

Brand Design and Management:
- Evolve the Bompas & Parr brand/style guidelines on external documents, client-facing work and online
- Manage the company website and social media channels
- Work with the Directors to ensure that all social media content is on brand and communicates the company values
- Catalogue and maintain an archive of all brand assets and ensure they are easily usable by all staff
- Support and contribute to pitch documents as and when required
- Support the senior management team during pitch presentations and approach client-facing situations with confidence

Project Management:
- Line manage a small creative team and freelance design resource
- Work within budgeted scope, time and production costs
- Liaise and manage project-specific third party contractors and suppliers ensuring they work to brief, spec, expectation and deadline
- Reconcile personal and commercial card expenses at the end of each month
- Remain on top of project requirements, timelines and creative team resource

Research & Development:
- Ensure Project Managers are kept up-to-date with all creative/technical project developments
- Provide any requested information and/or research as requested by clients via the Project Management team in a timely and organised manner
- Keep abreast with and ensure the studio is informed of any relevant creative developments within the art and design world

General:
- Able to get the best out of people; be inspiring, ambitious and future focused
- Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required
- Be able to speak knowledgeably about all aspects of the work of Bompas & Parr and to support the organisations principal aims and objectives
- Communicate regularly and effectively with the partners and to seek support from appropriate staff at the earliest opportunity should problems arise
- Support and promote the aims and objectives of Bompas & Parr both internally and externally

Essential experience:
- Art/design based degree qualification
- At least seven years in a commercial role or in an agency environment/department
- Exceptional art direction, graphical, digital, video and typography skills
- Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), Google Docs and Microsoft Office
- Exemplary communication skills, presenting ideas internally, to clients and press
- Deep knowledge of the arts, contemporary culture, hospitality, events and food industry
- Passion, interest and proven knowledge of design outside of your professional experience
- Able to adapt to change and respond positively when faced with complex challenges
- Able to work autonomously, investigate and think analytically to problem-solve in a creative manner

Desirable:
- Knowledge and ability to use Premier Pro
- Live event experience

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email work@bompasandparr.com with Design Manager in the subject heading. Please include the following in your application:
- A copy of your current CV
- A cover letter detailing why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this post (please note, applications not submitted with a covering letter will be rejected)
- A PDF portfolio of your work highlights showing your skills range

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