Junior Designer 2024

Type: Trainee
Region: East Midlands

Impression is a multi-award winning, high growth digital marketing agency based in Nottingham, London and Manchester.

Everything we do is underpinned by awesome people, collaborating in an industry-leading creative and inclusive environment.

Our agency wouldn’t be what it is today without our incredible people. Our diverse team encompasses expertise across the digital landscape which enables us to accelerate change and results, driving business growth faster. Our collaborative, creative and inclusive culture helps build our reputation as a leading digital employer and we are committed to nurturing and developing people to their full potential.

Recognising that we are a part of something much bigger, we’re on a mission to use business as a force for good. We’re actively committed to creating a positive impact for our people, planet and community.

We’re looking for a Junior Designer to help further our growth.

The role

We are looking for a key role to join our rapidly growing Creative team. As Impression’s Junior Designer, you’ll be responsible for creating high-performing creative assets across digital channels for a range of clients. You’ll leverage your expertise across Adobe CC suite to create engaging & impactful visuals, working closely with our Paid Media team and Creative Lead to push the creative envelope. There may be opportunities to lead on some client accounts, with support from the Creative Lead, and capture UGC style content for clients.

At Impression, we are driven by creativity, experimentation & evidence. We do not presume to know the answer, our mission is to experiment, test and learn continuously. Pushing the boundaries of design whilst constantly optimising the clients assets and achieving the best results.

We are looking for an enthusiastic designer with 1-2 years of design experience that showcases a range of digital designs and formats. This is your chance to join a rapidly growing team and passionate team.

About you

As our junior designer, you will have;

  • Education and Experience: A qualification in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or a similar field or relevant work experience or someone who has a passion for design.
  • Software Skills: Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and some knowledge of After Effects & Premiere Pro.
  • Portfolio: A conceptual portfolio that showcases a variety of design work across different digital platforms.
  • Design Knowledge: A solid understanding of design principles, typography, and colour theory is necessary. Experience filming & editing UGC content would also be a bonus.
  • Enthusiasm and Innovation: A passion for design and a commitment to staying up to date on platform advancements, and industry trends.
  • Other characteristics: We love a creative brainstorm so strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. Excellent organisational and time management skills are also required.

Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will include;

  • Creating Compelling Performance Creative: Develop and design outstanding digital assets tailored for platforms like Meta, LinkedIn & Display ads.
  • Driving Brand Consistency: You will be able to create engaging creatives whilst still adhering to client guidelines, ensuring every design remains consistent.
  • Collaborating Creatively: Participate in brainstorming sessions and share innovative ideas that reflect the latest trends and inspiring designs for performance creative content. Identify opportunities that arise to support clients on brand development.
  • Experimentation: Support the development of A/B tests and other experimentation initiatives to optimise design elements and user experience. Trialling new ideas and analysing results to find the best designs per client.
  • Supporting and Inspiring: Assist the Creative Lead with various duties including managing client relationships, liaising with internal teams, photo retouching, and creative tasks.

Please note, this role is a hybrid role, in line with our flexible working policy. We look to hire candidates who are no more than a 90 minute journey away from our office locations to ensure your personal time is protected and that you’re able to travel into the office when necessary.

What makes us different

We are proud to be listed on the “Flexa 100” Most Flexible Companies to work for and to be officially recognised as a Great Place to Work®. Alongside our amazing culture, here’s what else makes us standout as a great employer:

  • Competitive salary – verified by an external salary benchmarking company £24,500
  • Flexible, hybrid working options – as per ways of working charter
  • 4.5 day working week
  • Private medical insurance with access to EAP
  • Impression funded specialist therapy sessions, up to 6 sessions where Impression funds 50% of the cost
  • Enhanced sick pay – eight weeks full pay, eight weeks half pay in a twelve month period
  • Access to HelloSelf, a virtual therapy platform
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holiday
  • Life leave – when something unexpected happens in your life and you need some paid leave
  • Pregnancy loss and parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Opportunity to save on and spread the cost of new tech through Techscheme
  • Travel to work scheme
  • Railcard salary sacrifice scheme
  • Budget for books, tools and software
  • A full social calendar with a budget per person and 1 social event per month
  • Summer and Christmas party (off-site)
  • Chance to attend national and international conferences
  • Top Apple equipment to use at work
  • Savings on bikes and accessories through Cyclescheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • The usual agency stuff – office dogs, drinks fridge, ping pong and foosball, tea and coffee and office snacks
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