Graphic Designer

Title: Graphic Designer

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Excellent + Benefits

Location: Glasgow City Centre

Optical Express have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Graphic Designer to join our thriving Marketing department based in our Glasgow City Centre office.  Within the role we expect you to be creative, motivated and flexible and ideally possess experience of working in a fast paced commercial environment. The main focus of this role is graphic design for the Optical Express Group although you will also work across the other brands in our Group.

To be considered for this role, you should:

  • Be passionate about design and keeping up with current trends
  • Be proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • Welcome new challenges and are ready to work on a range of projects
  • Have a depth of experience in designing marketing collateral and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the different needs of various marketing requirements
  • Be able to work to brand guidelines
  • Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in taking briefs and managing projects from conception to finalisation
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team and as individual
  • Display good house-keeping and file management skills
  • Possess excellent typographical skills, along with a natural design flair
  • Show initiative and self-motivation
  • Flexible and able to prioritize a changing ‘to do’ list
  • Have an eye for detail and be accurate
  • Self-motivated and use initiative to see what needs doing rather than waiting to be asked
  • Smart and well-presented (so as to give a good first impression to visitors)
  • Clear use of written English with accurate spelling and grammar

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience within a design agency or in-house position is essential
  • Degree level (or equivalent) in Graphic Design
  • Experience designing social assets for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Linkedin
  • Be proficient with both PC and Apple Mac computers, and have an understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud software, including; After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • Proficient in additional Adobe packages (eg. Premiere, After Effects, Muse)
  • Preferably with Email design & build (HTML) experience
  • Knowledge and experience in web design