Junior graphic/ web designer job in Ashford Kent

Part time remote working junior graphic/ web designer role, starting Spring 2021.

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Hi there!

Are you itching to put your stamp on the web? This is your chance to kick things off with a fantastic design studio which offers remote working, run by a bunch of designers and developers who really know their stuff.

You’ll get 6-months on-the-job training, a proper salary and we’ll make sure you’re part of the family.

Initially a part time contract for 6 months starting Spring 2021 (start dates are flexible) it has the potential to become full time permanent at the end of the period.

Role overview

If you’re looking to progress your career as a web designer where you’re treated as one of the team from day one, our junior web designer role could be just the role for you.

Remote working under the guidance of our experienced senior designer Mike (pictured here to the right), you’ll get a serious skills boost with a 6-month training programme that includes a mix of practical on-the-job experience across a wide range of design disciplines, mentoring and feedback sessions.

Outside of your contracted working hours, there’s the opportunity to further develop and accelerate your skills and experience on a range of practice projects.

Initially a part time 6 month contract based on 24 hrs per week, it has the strong potential to become a permanent full time role at the end of the period. We invest in your training and development because we want to nurture your talent and see you become a full time member of our team.

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About Six Two

Based in Ashford, Kent, we’re a talented, but down-to-earth team. We’ve been designing and building websites for the last 10 years – and we aim high. We push ourselves to be our best and we’re looking for someone who won’t sit back and coast. We want another member of the gang who’ll get involved and is excited to see their ideas come to life.

We don’t just do this to pay the bills; we do it because we love it. We collaborate and support each other and take our work seriously, but definitely not ourselves. Our philosophy: if you’re going to do it, do it well – with decent people who’re into it as much as you are.

We moved to remote working in March 2020 and found it to outweigh the benefits of working in an office, and will continue to offer working from home going forwards. However when lockdown measures permit, we would expect the whole team to meet in person once a fortnight in Ashford, Kent.

We still have an office with 2 hot desks in Ashford that we use for onboarding, training, team and client meetings. You’re welcome to work from the office if you prefer this to working from home.

Checkout the video below (recorded pre pandemic!) to meet the team and find out what it’s like to work at Six Two.

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Your experience so far

  • At least 12 months experience in a design agency
  • You have a portfolio of work that you can demonstrate
  • Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite essential
  • Experience using Sketch and interactive prototypes
  • Experience with front end development e.g. CSS/ HTML
  • WordPress experience preferred
  • Mailchimp experience preferred
  • Experience with print based graphic design preferred e.g. leaflets, business cards
  • Experience preparing design files for print preferred
  • You’re able to communicate your vision, contribution and thought processes
  • You have a keen understanding of UI/ UX/ usability best practices
  • You understand the constraints/ opportunities of desktop, mobile, tablet
  • You have high level of attention to detail
  • You have an eye for aesthetics
  • You can balance commercial with creative

What you're like

  • You have a genuine passion for what you do – it brings you joy
  • You have an appetite to keep learning, developing and improving
  • You care about your team and clients, and have their best interests at heart
  • You aren’t afraid to jump into the unknown, overcoming challenges with curiosity
  • You believe collaboration and sharing ideas early reduces risk and uncertainty
  • You’re commercially minded and spot opportunities to help our business win
  • You believe we achieve through partnership, trust and supporting each other
  • You’re confident in what you do and don’t know, and in sharing both with others
  • You believe giving and receiving feedback is mutually beneficial
  • You hold yourself to account and take deadlines and standards seriously
  • You have a happy and positive attitude
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What you'll be doing

  • Designing information structure, user journeys and navigation
  • Designing website wireframes
  • Designing full colour website visuals
  • Writing specifications to assist with developer handovers
  • Designing websites using our in-house WordPress platform
  • Assisting with front end code e.g. CSS/ HTML
  • Designing e-newsletters, web graphics and other digital assets
  • Designing print assets e.g. business cards, brochures, adverts
  • Creating brand identities and guidelines documents
  • Consulting with clients to understand their brief and goals
  • Presenting work to clients and explaining rationale
  • Listening to client feedback and suggesting solutions/ options
  • Amending designs based on client feedback
  • Studying analytics and data to inform design decisions
  • Following best practice and standards
  • Helping improve internal design systems, tools and processes
  • Delivering work on time and to standard

Job package and benefits

  • Salary £9.23 – £10.26 per hour DOE
  • 24 hours per week, 4 days a week (to be agreed with your manager)
  • Working hours from 9am/9.30 – 3.30/4pm (including half hour lunch break)
  • 6 month contract, with potential to become permanent at end of period
  • Remote working, but with option to work in Ashford Kent office if preferred
  • Meeting with team in person in Ashford Kent once per fortnight once lockdown permits
  • 10 days paid holiday including bank holidays over the 6 month period
  • 6 month training under guidance of our senior designer
  • Option to accelerate your experience and learning with practice projects outside of contracted working hours
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Apply now

Email your CV, link to your portfolio/ projects, and a cover letter telling us about yourself and why this role’s for you to hello@sixtwo.tech. Strictly no recruitment agencies.