Studio Artist / Junior Designer

Job Locations United Kingdom-London


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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. 


We are currently seeking a Studio Artist/Junior Designer who will play a pivotal role in ensuring consistency in our brand identity across marketing campaigns and assets. This position is ideal for those looking to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment. Studio Artist/Junior Designer will be part of the creative team and will report to Senior Designer.


When applying please make sure to submit a link to your design portfolio.


How you will contribute:

  • Create a range of visually compelling marketing materials, including presentations, social posts, digital and print ads, event assets
  • Source photography for projects according to a brief
  • Bring considered ideas in team meetings and creative brainstorms
  • Communicate your design rationale with confidence and present your work to your peers and stakeholders
  • Help stakeholders to identify and articulate creative needs
  • Quickly grasp and sublimate ideas, and communicate that clearly in the work
  • You will work with a talented and cross-discipline group of people that spans design, copywriting, marketing, product and editorial

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:


  • A Graphic Design degree or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 1 years of work experience in graphic design, marketing design, advertising, or equivalent fields
  • Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop are essential while knowledge of After Effects is a bonus
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel and Word as well as Google Workspace
  • Experience or knowledge in one or several of these: Sketch/Figma, basic HTML and CSS programming, illustration, infographics, animation, video editing
  • A keen attention to detail, strong typography skills and familiarity with design systems
  • Keen instincts for visual communication and storytelling
  • An interest in, and understanding of current innovations in the design world to keep your output fresh and relevant 
  • Strong ability to prioritise work as needed based on deadlines and move smoothly between distinct projects
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced entrepreneurial oriented environment
  • Effectiveness as a team member and at relationship building
  • Excellent communication skills (including fluent written and spoken English)
  • Curiosity, intelligence, enthusiasm and desire to learn


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