Graphic Designer - Selfridges Selection

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Graphic Designer - Selfridges Selection

Job Introduction

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…  

Rewards and benefits 

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary. 

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or working remotely 

  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service 

  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations 

  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies 

  • Defined pension contribution scheme  

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme  

  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days 

  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment 

  • Subsidised gym memberships  

  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members 

  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance 

  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail… 

Role Responsibility

We are looking for an exceptional Graphic Designer, to shape and develop Selfridges Selection creative. Based in our London office and reporting into the Senior Design Manager, and Senior Designers, within the wider Selfridges Multimedia team.

The Graphic Designer for Selfridges Selection will concept and deliver innovative and cutting-edge packaging and creative across in store and SS digital franchise channels. We are looking for a highly talented individual, tuned into the latest creative and cultural movements with a broad skillset and strong aesthetic to bring Selfridges Selection’s unique brand personality to life through their creative concepts.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Design Manager with graphic design and brand for Selfridges Selection; enhancing our in store and experiential offering by using your skillset to create compelling, sustainable and innovative packaging design and content that helps shape and grow our Selfridges Selection brand.
  • Develop and create inspiring, consistent, creative for use across our four stores and all channels.
  • Collaborate with the Selfridges Selection, Food B&M, digital and design team and the wider Multimedia Creative team on brand creative - defining, shaping and realising innovative packaging ideas through graphic design.
  • Work alongside the graphic, digital, and production teams, a 3D Motion Designer and with the wider creative studio, in realising opportunities to enhance Selfridges Selection through strong graphic creative.
  • Comfortable working on a variable scale of projects - from Selfridges Selection brand concept and guidelines to art working and being a brand guardian across SS for all stores and channels.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the business to support their channels / needs when required, within budget and time frames given.
  • Work with the packaging production manager to develop relationships with external suppliers to understand the print production process and how these processes affect the creative proposal.
  • Create a consistent brand and customer journey from digital to instore.
  • Present work at internal meetings.
  • Attend ‘Selfridges Selection/Own label’ steering meetings ensuring that representative further cascades all information from these meetings to the wider team, including when applicable the production team.
  • Manage your own time, prioritising workload to meet project deadlines as outlined in the initial brief.
  • Continually review ways to improve communication, processes, and efficiencies across all areas of the Selfridges Selection design process.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An interest in culture, media and the arts are a must; being connected and up to date with trends and movements both in and out of the industry, and constantly looking for opportunities for this to inspire your creative.
  • Experience and skill in typography and creative graphic design in brand / design agency / cultural sector / retail setting
  • You’ll have an impressive portfolio showing a variety of projects and creative executions, across, packaging, print, through to art working and digital, with strong typographic skills.
  • You’ll have demonstrative experience in a junior - mid design role, with experience and an appreciation of a collaborative approach through teamwork as well as push and develop ideas independently.
  • Experience in creating graphics for branding, packaging, and ideally social channels too.
  • You’ll be used to collaborating with teams, both creative and other areas of business.
  • Highly competent with the full adobe creative suite, day to day will need to use word, SharePoint, Keynote, Power point.
  • Ability to help redefine design language and support the Senior Design Manager and Senior Designers in evolving our brand into an industry leader for sustainable packaging design.
  • Ability to navigate through a complex and fast-paced environment​
  • Commercially astute. You will be attuned to both the Selfridges and Selfridges Selection brand and packaging, its competitors, and the wider retail landscape of fashion, accessories, beauty, home, food and drink.​
  • You are able translate briefs into creative and commercial design outcomes, with equal emphasis on detailed design and production
  • Culturally connected. With a passion for design and a genuine interest in contemporary culture and what’s happening now and next. Your work must speak to the zeitgeist and be able to contribute to both the design and wider cultural conversation​
  • Proven background in designing high-quality work for premium brands with a strong portfolio
  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague​

About the Company

Everyone is welcome 

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.   

 

Our awards cabinet  

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times. 

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