Creative Designer (Food)- Harwich, Essex

  • Location: Harwich/ Colchester, Essex
  • Role: Creative Designer
  • Job Type: Full Time / Permanent – Monday to Friday
  • Salary: Competitive/Negotiable (DOE)

We have an exciting new role for a Creative Designer to join our expanding Marketing team. You’ll be joining a progressive and expanding company which offers learning and opportunity to grow.

You will work across our brands working on a variety of projects and activities as well as research, present, and produce high standard concept designs.

The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of the food industry and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Take ownership of projects from idea conception to artwork delivery under the guidance of the Head of Creative.
  • Working closely with the Head of Creative to manage and maintain workflows on a daily basis to ensure a smooth-running team and category.
  • Manage all graphic design requests and ensure you keep a comprehensive, trackable list of jobs and deadlines.
  • Brand illustration work and creative tasks
  • Sales pitch presentations
  • Present concepts and ideas to colleagues whilst confidently communicating the design rationale and technical aspects of a project
  • Producing accurate, print ready packaging and creative artwork for our FMCG mainstream products
  • Promotion pop-up artwork

Skills required include: 

    • A degree in design and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in design and art working
    • A fantastic creative flair and significant experience in graphic design, artwork and packaging design is essential
    • experience in making mainstream FMCG product designs
    • Sound knowledge of all industry standard software including the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design)
    • Excellent Project and Time Management Skills
    • A collaborative attitude
    • A self starter with the ability to work autonomously.
    • Enthusiastic, passionate about design, and have a great eye for detail
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds and tight deadlines
    • Familiar with MS PowerPoint
    • A team-player with a growth mindset
    • An appreciation for the role of accessibility within design
    • Proactive and passionate about food, you’ll be someone who always keeps up to date with the latest design trends

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, based on experience
  • 20 days annual leave + 8 public holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount after 6 months’ service at one of our 13 Surya Hotel and Leisure sites

If this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you.


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