We're hiring a Junior Designer

We're on the lookout for someone who wants to influence positive change through clever design.

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Junior Designer (Full Time)

Closing Date: Friday 21st June 2024
Location: Holywood
Salary: £22k +  depending on experience

We’re looking for a Junior Designer who wants to influence positive change through clever design. We need a well-rounded, team-player to help drive our studio forward with strong creative ideas, excellent design skills, meticulous attention to detail and smart strategic thinking.

About the Role
As a Junior Designer, you’ll work alongside other designers, reporting to senior creatives to push the work forward at every step. You’ll help us create work for our clients which is bold, conceptual and different.

What you’ll do:
  • Brainstorm initial ideas and carry them through the development stage with feedback from senior creatives along the way.
  • Assist in rolling out creative collateral.
  • Prepare creative work for print or final digital files.
  • Interpret and understand briefs from senior creatives.
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with the team through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Approach challenging project issues with a positive and solutions-oriented mindset, ensuring a high standard of work ethic.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively on a project from strategy to finished product with extremely high attention to detail.

About You
You’re optimistic and driven.
You’re curious and willing to learn.
You have experience creating design work to a brief.
You’re comfortable working within Adobe Creative Suite: Ai, Ps, In (Ae preferable but not required)
You’re passionate about all things design and immerse yourself in the industry.
You embrace new technologies, software and ideas, and are excited about building them into your creative process.
Your talent comes without ego.
You’re a team player who’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team
You are efficient, organised, and able to work under tight deadlines.
You have an understanding of visual design fundamentals: typographic hierarchy, colour theory & layout principles.
You are meticulously detail-oriented and are sensitive to consistencies in style, spacing, layout, etc.
You are passionate about causes - any cause, you just need to care about having a positive influence.
You’re conscious about the impact that design has on both people & planet.

About Clever Ghost
Clever Ghost is a brand and design studio driven by a mission to influence positive change through clever design.

We focus on delivering thoughtful, idea-driven work for our clients that resonates with their audiences—ranging from conceptual design to branding, strategy, and brand management. Our mission compels us to generate ideas worth believing in, ensuring that every project we undertake has the potential to inspire and create a lasting impact.

To us, positive change looks like cultivating a sustainable future while prioritising the well-being of our employees. We aim to create a workplace environment that encourages positive mental health, personal growth, and a sense of purpose, striving to empower our team to flourish both professionally and personally. Together, we aspire to make a positive impact on our planet and within ourselves.

Salary, Benefits & Culture
£22k +  depending on experience

Benefits & Culture
We put our people first. Working at Clever Ghost comes with a carefully considered range of benefits for our employees.

What we offer:
  1. Quarterly Reviews 📅
    Quarterly one-to-ones for professional guidance & growth
  2. Bonus Scheme 💷
    10% commission on successful referrals
  3. Generous Holiday Allowance 🧳
    31 Days Holiday inc 11 Bank Holidays and Christmas Closure
  4. Birthday Off 🎂
    A paid day off on your birthday every year (additional to the stated holiday allowance)
  5. Skills & Training Allowance 🧠
    Yearly training budget to improve your skills & knowledge.
  6. Zero Ego Hiring Policy 🚫
    We believe the best work happens in collaboration. So we only hire open-minded, brilliant team players.
  7. Volunteer Day Off 🌈
    Full paid day off per year to volunteer and help our community.
  8. Working towards B Corp 🌎
    We’re currently working towards B Corp certification and aim to complete by 2025.
  9. Inspirational Field Trips
    Regular trips to design talks and creative conventions.
  10. Regular Team Activities 🎳
    We aim to do something fun as a team at least once a quarter whether that’s mini-golfing, bowling or escape rooms. We’re conscious about spending too much time in front of our screens and actively encourage getting away from our desks as a team.
  11. Two-Week Work Anywhere ✈️
    Two weeks working from anywhere with good WiFi and a reasonable time zone.
  12. Cycle to Work Scheme 🚴
    Fair distance to Holywood but if you’re up for pedalling we can help you get here.
  13. Flexible Start & Finish Times ⏰
    Start between 8 & 10am / Finish between 4 & 6pm
  14. Paid Personal Project Time ❤️‍🔥
    1 Day per month working on a self-directed passion project.

How to Apply
Send your CV & portfolio along with why you feel you’d be a great fit to work@cleverghost.studio using the subject “Junior Designer”.

Our approach to remote work will continue to be flexible, but we will prioritise candidates excited by the prospect of working from our Holywood studio, especially within the probationary period. We have the flexibility to accommodate occasional, temporary, short-term remote periods once onboarding and training are complete.

As the role is based in Northern Ireland, you must be permitted to work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities
Clever Ghost is committed to building a diverse, inclusive environment where everyone can feel appreciated for who they are and supported in their personal and professional growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We’re looking for creative people looking for something different because we are too. 

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