As Senior Designer for Havas Melbourne, you will be part of a worldwide advertising agency network. Your key responsibilities include the creative development, design and execution of digital and print based assets briefed by the executive creative director, creative teams, studio manager and producers.
The Senior Designer is a custodian of our visual product. Someone who will uphold high standards of design, nurture a passion for great design within the department and beyond with our clients.
The key to your success is the ability to work in a team environment while remaining independent on specific smaller projects. You’ll work well under tight deadlines while working on multiple accounts. Excellent communications skills and attention to detail are also required. You will also be passionate about driving and inspiring the continued development and output of the design department.
Design and produce assets of the highest industry standards and design principles. Including but not limited to display media creative (banners), direct marketing pieces (eDM), social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn), mobile applications, desktop and mobile web design, and print-based design.Participate in the development of innovative ideas that may be executed in all media, including digital, print, outdoor, activations, PR etc.A thorough grounding in digital design including design for interaction and animation using the latest techniques and tools.Craft top level designs, prototypes and animations to define and communicate concepts for clients, pitches and internal teams.Interpret creative concepts (rationales, scamps and/or wireframes) and preempt any technical issues whilst recommending practical working solutions.Extensive experience in how digital ideas get built (web development and associated technologies) and how this understanding shapes your design approach.Be actively engaged with latest digital trends and innovations and share your discoveries with the design team. Support the communication and “selling” of these ideas to clients by producing mockups, scamps and employing all other means available to communicate the idea most effectively (eg video, photoshoots and physically building things). Thorough understanding of creative development processes and information architecture.Contribute to the agency’s culture of innovation and excellence.Fight passionately for great creative ideas, both with your team and with clients.Ability to communicate and negotiate in a professional manner with colleagues and clients.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and PhotoshopGoogle Web Designer (DoubleClick Studio accreditation even better)HTML animation for digital advertising and an understanding of HTML in generalExcellent colour, typography and layout skillsAdobe After Effects, Premier or Final Cut Pro a bonus
KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Who we are
We are a small team of high achievers with a razor sharp focus on building beautiful, simple, trustworthy tools that support the global development of local content diversity.
Central to this goal is the need for a sustainable, thriving local publishing industry across the world, that can effectively demonstrate its value to consumers and advertisers.
This mission is born global from day one, and has seen us gain clients that range from the Washington Post, BBC & ESPN, all the way down to local community publications in Sub Saharan Africa.
We operate in over 25 countries, from three key regional bases, but all of our product development & senior leadership work from a friendly, warm and highly motivated open plan forrest in the Melbourne CBD.
Why we do it
We are a group of people who fundamentally believe that for the web to exercise its full potential, it needs to support diverse voices.
Our mission is to build and market trustworthy and simple tools that enable businesses to find audiences that match their brand stories so they can support local publishing to provide a wider view than what you will find on simply Google or Facebook.
We believe that by supporting these local voices, we can help support local people, industries and cultures around the world.
What we value & how we work
Trust - We believe that great people:
Want to work with people and tools they can trust
Move faster when there is no second guessing
Solve problems when they feel empowered
Diversity to us means the intersection of different points of view, cultures and backgrounds. It's not just about race or gender, it's about having better conversations by inviting more perspectives to the table. We like to have arguments (not fights) that we approach with strong opinions that are weakly held (go on convince us we are wrong, that's what we're hoping for).
Simplicty - Seek clarity, speak plainly, find solutions.
If you've made it this far, you hopefully like the sound of who we are, now let’s talk about you.
Things we'd need from you
You will be someone who first and foremost understands the massive effect that visual design has on a person's experience with a product or service
You will be someone who strives to find the shortest path to a great solution.
You will actively seek out that single simple moment of truth that will have us all saying, "well of course you would do it that way".
You are self actualised, trustworthy with commitments, and can hold yourself to a deadline; we want to love you, but not like a parent.
You are a bit of a ninja (even if you do say so yourself) with the all the best tools (Adobe CS, Sketch, Invision, Zeplin).
You have at least wrapped your head around the concepts of CSS & HTML if only to make your designs easier to implement by our team of mega brain code warriors.
You are able to demonstrate in a single URL some of the great work you have already done that lead you to this moment (remember we like simple, as it shows how much effort you have put into conveying a message.)
What we will give you in return
We promise you this, we will have a lot of fun working together:
Diligently and with passion, but not exhaustively (we don't believe in 14 hours days).
Solving big meaningful problems for awesome companies (we get a kick out of helping the little guy as well as the big companies)
Across extremely diverse, exciting cultures from Capetown to Dubai, through Manila to Melbourne.
You'll be helping us rebrand and rebuild all of the digital products associated with [...] (renaming as [...] in the next few months)
And you will not have to worry about how you put food on the table. Whilst we don't think the pay packet is the reason you should take a job (honestly if it is, we think you will be happier somewhere else), we will make sure you feel valued and are taken care of.
Who Are We?
We are a dynamic company founded by a high energy entrepreneur who is putting an edge in the Domestic Services Industry (WAIT, hold it right there! We are NOT a cleaning company! Don't shut us down! We are cool - we promise!)
Brand values: We are clever, stylish, fun, efficient, bold and clean- of course!
We are changing the way Aussies live - removing the burden of household chores, and giving them back their time.
Having been established for 4 years we are about to embark in launching our business online.
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for an experienced Digital/Web designer who can get us online and work with us to help protect the integrity of the brand going forward.
We respect our creatives and you will have a great deal of influence over the look and feel of our brand both online and in the real world.
You are experienced and can guide us through the brand looking it's very best, and working in co herence with the rest of the marketing strategy.
You are engaged and emotionally committed to your clients!
What do We Want To Do?
Part 1) The Website: Launch October 2017 (ideally - unless you tell us we are nuts)Strategy: Working with our developer and the founder, set the overall look and feel for the business onlineOutcome: Provide screenshots of the homepage and each page of the website.Outcome: Provide the developer with the raw images you have used to create each screen shot.
Part 2) Going ForwardBrand Guidelines: Guide us to ensure we always look "the part" in everything we doAssist with other materials: Training materials, uniforms etc
What Are We Paying?
We pay well (what else can we say here?) We are not cheap sakes, we wont crunch you - we want the very best outcome! We want you to be engaged and emotionally committed to ensuring we look good- so we pay well!