Studio Manager / Senior Graphic Designer

Location: South London
Salary: Competitive
Type: Full-time

Are you a graphic design master, a creative genius, an offline and digital hero? 

If you’re all of the above with the skills to lead a team, let us marvel at your portfolio and get ready to wow us. You may well be the perfect candidate for our Studio Manager/Senior Graphic Designer. 
You’ll be adding that ‘je ne sais quoi’ to our stores and website. You’ll be designing OOH ads that stop shoppers in their tracks. You’ll be doing all sorts of exciting tasks, from developing seasonal design concepts to managing full POS implementation from design through to print, and creating dynamic content for social media platforms.  We’re looking for a talented, energetic and enthusiastic Studio Manager who can lead the design team (2)  in the execution of all the design requirements for Robert Dyas across all digital and offline channels.

  • Lead, manage, own  the end-to-end creative development of Robert Dyas. 
  • Develop the look and feel of all external and internal marketing campaigns and communications across all channels
  • Inspire, lead, engage and motivate the creative team (2) , including line management of them and their workload 
  • Manage project schedules, daily team tasks and briefing in campaigns to artworkers with the ability to prioritise several projects at once. To do this, you’ll use the project management system Float
  • Be the gatekeeper of creative alignment and consistency for all the brand and promotional elements of Robert Dyas to ensure the customer journey remains seamless at all times
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Ecommerce teams to build design concepts and creative critical paths factoring in all necessary deadlines and senior sign-off meetings 
  • Respond to briefs and pitch engaging and impactful creative proposals to the Marketing team, senior team and other stakeholders as required 
  • Build a set of campaign brand guidelines that inform all stakeholders and external agencies of key creative, messaging and (if required) implementation of elements for each campaign, ensuring a cohesive and consistent look and feel, and simple yet effective implementation. You’ll ensure these brand guidelines are kept up to date 
  • Contribute to Marketing planning and update meetings on how creative may/or may not have impacted  
  • Gather research, create mood boards and help generate concept ideas alongside the Retail Marketing Manager and Brand Manager
  • Work on ad-hoc projects from the Theo Paphitis Retail Group
  • Have a good understanding and awareness of trends along with competitor benchmarking 
You’re brimming with ideas, you know what works in retail and you know what to do to make magic happen. You’re a passionate, creative soul who works well with colleagues across multiple departments and you’re determined to see your team shine. When it comes to your portfolio, it’s full of both digital and offline design work that really packs a punch, as well as  video, animation and illustration. 
  • 6-8+ years professional graphic design experience with a background in leading a studio team ideally within retail.
  • Strong portfolio of work showing both digital and offline designs, presentations, artworking, banners, videos and animations.
  • Highly confident in Adobe Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional.  Premiere Pro would be advantageous. Knowledge of Google suite would also be beneficial. 
  • You have an in-depth knowledge of the pre-production and print and digital process for large and small format requirements  
  • You’re able to adopt our brand aesthetic and guidelines with ease while always seeking out new and innovative ways of doing things and cascading these ideas to the team
  • You’re able to explain best practices and translate them into actionable recommendations and creative ideas for the team
  • You show strong leadership and team management skills ideally with previous experience in running a studio
  • You have a self-starter attitude and you're able to deliver in a fast-paced retail environment. You’ll understand the high street and love to shop.
  • You have a track record of making things happen - quickly and efficiently with a can-do attitude. You want to be part of a team who roll up their sleeves, divide and conquer and work collaboratively.
Are there any benefits?
There are lots of reasons to love working for Robert Dyas! Aside from a fantastic team and friendly working environment, there are also these benefits to look forward to: 
  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Generous colleague discount in all Theo Paphitis  retail businesses: Robert Dyas, Ryman, Boux Avenue and London Graphic Centre
  • Sample sales
  • Bonus incentives, allowing you to share in the company's success
  • A pension scheme and free life assurance (after qualifying period)
  • Flexible/hybrid working - office base is Wimbledon 
  • Investment in learning and development
  • Regular social events
  • Ambassadors of staff wellbeing and mental health
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