Graphic and Digital Designer (12-month fixed term contract)
The Graphic and Digital Designer works with colleagues across the LSO to produce eye-catching visual communications, implement and uphold the LSO brand, and communicate the LSO story to our audiences and stakeholders.
Salary: c.£30,000 per annum, according to experience, + benefits.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 19 September 2022.
Interviews will be held the week beginning 26 September at the LSO’s offices at the Barbican Centre, with the option of an online (Zoom or Teams) interview for anyone who is unable to attend in person.
For more information about this post, including a full job description and how to apply, please visit www.lso.co.uk/orchestra/jobs.
- Manage the design and production of a collection of regular Marketing print projects, including: events guides, concert programme covers and content, leaflets, posters, and a regular schedule of print and tube advertising.
- Manage the design and production of print for departments across the LSO, including (but not limited to): programmes and leaflets for LSO Discovery; print for Development fundraising, and invitations and programmes for special events; advertisements, covers and booklet artwork for LSO Live recordings.
- Manage the design and production of collateral for special projects and partnerships, such as BMW Classics.
- Create a range of graphics for digital use, including simple animated web advertisements; imagery for the LSO website, social media and email marketing; and animated slides for use on digital foyer display screens at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s.
- Design and create slides for LSO Discovery Family Concerts, Key-Stage Concerts and other events, incorporating bespoke illustrations where appropriate.
- Provide on-screen branding support to colleagues working on broadcasts and digital content.
- Work with the wider Marketing team and our branding agency Superunion on the creation of season visuals.
- Schedule and organise photoshoots with conductors, artists and LSO members, and photography of concerts, events and workshops. Art direct photoshoots as required.
- Store and catalogue new photography, and build systems for cataloguing archive photography.
- Provide Photoshop support to colleagues and retouch images as required.
- Champion and uphold the LSO’s brand and visual identity, advise colleagues on its application and use, monitor the use of the brand across the company’s collateral, and embrace the brand’s personality.
- Create templates for basic print (such as ‘freesheet’ programmes) for use across the organisation.
- Drive new creative ideas, especially for new or developing projects or campaigns.
- Play an active role in the Marketing team and the whole outlook of the department’s work, using the latest campaign strategies and audience research to inform design projects.
- Devise systems to manage and prioritise workflow effectively.
- As required, attend evening concerts and events in London, as part of the Marketing team’s concert duty rota.
- Actively seek to implement the LSO’s Health and Safety Policy in relation to the duties of the post, at all times giving due regard to the health and safety of yourself and others when carrying out your duties.
- Work to inspire your colleagues to live the LSO’s mission – and hold the mirror up when they don’t.
- Personally champion the LSO’s commitment to sustainability and equal opportunities for all.
We are looking for someone with experience in:
- A relevant design role.
- Working with established brands.
- Producing high-quality print, publications and digital visuals, including animated visual content.
- Project management.
- Print processes and print buying.
The capabilities and characteristics we are looking for:
- Creative flair.
- Strong typographic skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop.
- Organised, able to work effectively in a busy environment, managing multiple projects and deadlines.
- Someone collaborative, who can build strong relationships with a range of colleagues.
- A keen interest in current design trends.
- An interest in orchestral music, enthusiastic about working for the LSO.