Artworker / Designer

Museums & Galleries Marketing Ltd
Line 1
City
BA11 1QR

 ben.dorney@mgml.co.uk

Summary

An opportunity for an Artworker/Designer with solid print knowledge, technical and ogranisational skills and a problem-solving attitude to take a step up and work with inspiring art, brands and products.

Museums & Galleries Ltd publishes publish licensed greetings cards, stationery and gifts with an ever-expanding range of products. We're a small but industrious design team in Frome, Somerset; an in-house studio servicing all parts of the business from product development to print and digital promotion, but also work on external briefs from retailers.

Please note this is not a creative 'greetings card designer' role; But if you've got the skills and like varied, hands-on artwork/design challenges and working as part of a team, join us on our journey!


Full Job Description

Artworker / Designer

£19,000–£25,000 dependent upon skills & experience

 

About Museums & Galleries Ltd

Museums & Galleries Ltd is one of the UK’s leading publishers of licensed art cards and design-led gifts and stationery. We work with high-profile cultural arts brands and institutions, well-known licensed brands and individual artists, with products sold in independent and national stores in the UK and exported worldwide.

The Frome Studio operates as a satellite office; the business is family owned with Headquarters in Corby, Northants. This role is based in Frome.

The Frome Studio services all the creative needs of the business from designing and artworking all products (including bespoke projects for retailers) to promotion in print and online (website, catalogues, exhibition stands etc). The M&G Studio produces:

  • Our own large range of art greetings cards, stationery and gift productsA broad variety of licensed product to different brand guidelines (including Cards, Notecards, Notebooks, Gift Packaging, Calendars, Diaries, Bottles, Mugs, Tote Bags, Jigsaws and more)
  • Inspiring research and product presentations to briefs from inside and outside the business
  • A wide variety of bespoke products for high street customers and well-known brands and institutions
  • All the marketing and promotional material for the company, from business stationery and press ads to exhibition standsDigital marketing material including website, animated banners, social media etc.

Key role and responsibilities:

Please Note: This role is for someone with experience in design and artworking for print – not a greeting card or print/pattern designer.

This is a potentially varied role but at its core the Artwork/Designer will:

  • Design and/or set up and ultimately 'owning' accurate artwork for print
  • Understand CMYK and spot colour printing (essential)
  • Have familiarity with special finishes, cutter guides and 3D packaging, even if from an unrelated industry. Image retouching skills in Photoshop would also be a bonus.
  • Interpret different brand guidelines with skill and intelligence

Other responsibilities will include (with training where required):

  • Image manipulation, colour-correction and retouching
  • Making digital visuals of product
  • Physical mockups to test guides and cutters

Dependent upon skills and experience, further opportunities will arise within the studio including:

  • Helping develop compelling presentations for key customers and brands
  • Creating graphics, animations and banners for web and social media
  • Product photography using a small studio setup
  • Concept generation and new product development to briefs
  • Picture library research for ranges and to specific briefs
  • Contributing to other design projects as or when they arise across the business

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, organisation, self-motivation and the ability to work effectively, with supervision and support, whilst adding value to our studio. Ability to communicate, learn and collaborate are key as we're a small and very productive team with a hands-on approach. Greetings card or licensing industry experience is preferred, but not essential if you can demonstrate transferable experience and the right attitude. Experience or interest in art or photography would be a bonus.

Core skills and attributes are:

  • Broad and thorough understanding of InDesign
  • Solid understanding of Illustrator and Photoshop
  • A willingness to keep learning new skills and software to add to the team’s ability
  • Understanding of design for print and the print process
  • Ability to self-manage work whilst working as part of a wider team
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A clear understanding of what makes a good design composition layout and image-making
  • A passion for art design and retail and an interest in relevant trends for all three
  • A willingness to get hands-on and grow within a dynamic studio and company

In summary:

We offer a friendly and rewarding small team environment and the chance to work with inspiring imagery and brands. The studio and business is very down-to-earth and all about producing the best we can as a team.

We don’t do daft hours but we do work hard each day. Our customers and licensors expect quality in everything we do, and we aspire to meet and exceed expectations. We hope you will do the same.

The studio is within walking distance of Frome's vibrant town centre, with a café and shops. Bath is approximately 13 miles away.

Application deadline: Tue 31/01/2023

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £19,000.00-£25,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Free parking

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am–5:30pm with hour lunch

 

COVID-19 considerations:

We work together but with sufficient space for socially distanced working.

Education:

  • Certificate of Higher Education (preferred)

 

Experience:

  • Print artwork: 3 years (required)

Application deadline: 31/01/2023

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