As the Mid-weight Designer you will be responsible for creating and delivering the visual aesthetic of our varied roster of clients.
You’re already an excellent designer, someone who can problem solve and create new ideas rather than just layout and execute. You’re going to creatively steer the output of contemporary brands specifically targeting culturally savvy under 30’s around the world so you need to know your audience and what they’re into. We’re not looking for cookie cutter ad-agency gloss, we want your authentic style to inform our output.
You’ll be big into the execution, love the ins and outs of Adobe’s finest and be able to go from concept board to finished artwork effortlessly.
You must be highly organised and process driven. No-one likes a messy desktop. Especially not on Mondays. We’ve got hard drives coming in. at a rate of knots and you’ll share responsibility for looking after them and keeping track of files on the server.
You can multi-task, we’re always busy and no day is the same.
So, you can adapt and adjust to changing circumstances. Some projects take weeks, some need minutes, you’re comfortable with it all.
You’re a proper team player, you’ll get lots of support but you’re self-motivated enough to crack on by yourself, and you also back yourself to not only fit in with our team but to add to the culture.
You’ll be working at the heart of a highly creative, motivated team, delivering the best work of their lives and there will be people to inspire you and people who expect you to inspire them.
• mid level in a creative/design agency
• Fully Experienced in the Adobe Creative Suite, including and understanding of Design, Editing and Motion Graphics.
Our Must Haves.
• We are looking for people who match our values: -
• Lateral thinking, we’re not your average network giant.
• Adaptable and flexible, we’re all hybrid.
• Ambition – for yourself and the agency, we’re going places.
• Positive, happy personality, because everyone else is.
• Calm under pressure, shit gets real sometimes.
Start date: ASAP
• 25 days holiday (to include time taken off during ZAK’s annual Christmas Close, which is 4 days)
• Birthday taken as an additional holiday day
• Healthy body, healthy mind fund: 1% per annum of salary allocated per employee, to be put against their wellbeing – gym membership, Santander
Cycles, massage, fitness class, bike purchase et al
• Pension: ZAK to contribute up to 3%
• Private Healthcare
• Travel insurance
Who are ZAK?
We’re an independent creative agency with a singular focus: we create big brand ideas that engage under 30s.
We work with brands that need to be relevant in the world of culture, media, technology and consumer attitude; ambitious brands who can’t afford to get it wrong with their most important audience.
We are entrepreneurial by nature and understand that to get the best out of our people we need the best culture. So we invest in it. And in you.
Every team member benefits from our ZAKademy training and development programme, which we run in consultation with industry organisation The IPA. We are currently working towards Gold accreditation.
We also believe our team is the best because we work at it. In addition to monthly Show + Tell nights, where we share and celebrate great work over a few drinks we also have annual Christmas and Summer parties which have taken us to the cafe bars of Paris, the ski slopes of Meribel, the clubs of Ibiza and in the last 12 months, to Copenhagen, Secret Cinema’s Bladerunner and the Bake-Off tent.
Most of our people have some kind of creative side hustle going on too, and we love that about them. We’ve got artists, designers and entrepreneurs all over the shop.
So, we’re supportive and down-to-earth but we’re professional, as a team we’ve got our sh*t together.
Yes we’ve got some big clients and won some awards but there’s more to ZAK than name dropping and gong-hunting.
In 2018 we were listed in Campaign’s Top 5 Places to work, which demonstrates our long-term commitment to our culture and the future career paths of our people.
We are based on Leather Lane EC1N 7SQ in a three-story converted warehouse called ‘Sweeps’. The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane or Farringdon.
We are growing rapidly and need inspired creative people to join our tight studio team.