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Senior Designer

University Of The Arts London

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,477 to £50,961 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 10687
 

The opportunity

We are looking to recruit a Senior Designer to join the growing Brand and Creative team at University of the Arts London.

In this role, you will spearhead our design initiatives alongside our Senior Designer and Senior UI Designer. You'll be the driving force behind a team of talented Mid-Weight and Junior Designers, crafting captivating creative responses to a variety of digital and print design projects from multiple stakeholders across the University. Your keen eye for detail will ensure the seamless integration of our brand identity within design projects across the organisation. 

Reporting to the Head of Creative, you'll unite internal and external design resources, facilitating robust discussions and coordination to elevate the use of our brand in UAL's design output. Additionally, you'll contribute to UAL's overarching brand development efforts, aligning all design work with the institution's forward-thinking 10-year strategy published in March 2022. 

About you

  • A strategic designer and an excellent communicator with the confidence to deliver design leadership across a large and complex organisation.
  • Good understanding of UX/UI/Digital product design principles.
  • Significant experience in a similar role within an in-house or agency environment.
  • A proven track record of leading successful brand development initiatives and a strong portfolio of commercial design work.
  • Significant experience in designing for digital platforms and communication channels as well as liaising with external printers.
  • Relevant experience in your own area of work, can answer colleagues’ questions and is able to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, adapting messages for a diverse audience in an inclusive and accessible way.
  • Able to motivate and lead teams effectively, setting clear objectives to manage performance.

We are UAL

UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. 

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

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As part of your application, please add a link to, or as an additional document, upload your portfolio of 3-5 examples of work which demonstrate why you are a good fit for this role. Maximum portfolio attachment size is: 8MB.

Closing date: 11 March 2024 at 10:00. 

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via SocialPurposestaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk 

Our culture

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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