Creative Design Manager

Job Title: Creative Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Reference: 15627741
Job Published: January 25, 2018 00:00

Job Description


  • Lead, inspire and develop the Creative & Design team, providing day-to-day guidance on approach, design tasks, workflow and output
  • Effectively communicate design philosophy, design decisions and ideas on process with everyone in the organization
  • Develop and produce design concepts across multi-channel media
  • Ensure that artwork is produced to the highest levels of accuracy and conforms to the standards of the brand
  • Develop and challenge the client brief, develop concepts and implement design by discussing with the client their creative needs & requirements
  • Use innovation (where appropriate) to challenge the design brief, to include new ideas & creatively explore other potential avenues
  • Plan and agree timescales and ensure that all stages from concept through development to supply of final artwork are met
  • Ensure the key brand message remains true throughout all media produced and that the brand is presented in accordance with the established guidelines
  • Develop designs that are based in customer, brand and/or commercial insight to ensure that all design work is as effective and impactful as possible
  • Using and drawing upon past experience and design skills, evaluate design proposals prior to presenting design concepts to the client
  • Contribute to the media approval process for samples prior to production
  • Source or create images for use with communication material where necessary
  • Lead the design and development of brand guidelines including TOV and style guides to ensure they are appropriate for our target audiences


  • Proven and demonstrable design experience
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the discipline of design is essential
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Relevant design qualifications desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work on and oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail is critical in this role
  • Good people management, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Manage the performance across the creative & design team.
  • A comprehensive understanding of industry standard design applications, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite as well as the Office suite of products