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4 months ago
Arcadia Group
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Design / Branding Agency
Category: Design Jobs
THE ROLE

The Lead Digital Designer is responsible for the look and feel of Evans digital outputs, keeping it consistent with brand guidelines and driving a creative and commercial edge on the competition. Evans is the third largest website within the Arcadia group and the number one in the Plus Size niche, and as a key Digital leader there is a focus on commercial presentation and innovation through all digital channels as well as the development of all platforms.

DAY TO DAY

Process:

* Responsible for the design of all online creative including: Evans UK and International website, mobile site, APPs, editorial, video, online photo shoots, emails, affiliate banners, social and site product photography

* Create ‘look and feel’ for all ecommerce communications and product presentation in line with brand creative strategy

* Set and monitor digital creative standards

Commerciality:

* Design clear, commercial and effective ecommerce communications taking input from key stake holders

* Where appropriate optimise for search and download efficiency

* Work with Online Production Manager and Digital Marketing Manager to optimise usability

* Creative Production:

* Respond to briefs as appropriate - presenting mock-ups and storyboards for more detailed features

* Manage response to feedback and amends

* Ensure output conforms to best practice for device / Group / web standards

* Group Updates

* To work on designs for ad hoc projects with regards to extending or altering the online proposition e.g. mobile site, Ipad App, Android App & International sites

* Responsible for QA of all design elements

* Be informed on industry developments in their area and feed into team & strategy

People:

* Works closely with Senior Creative Manager and Head of Digital to ensure consistent and integrated communications across all channels

* Develop strong relationship and work closely with web production team to ensure high quality and detail of design build is upheld across sites

* Liaise with external contacts such as developers, photographers and videographers

* Traffic creative briefs and manage production within team and external suppliers to ensure delivery to deadlines

* Define and implement creative briefing processes for all ecommerce marketing and production functions

* Work closely with content and marketing to plan and execute innovative content

MUST HAVES

* Team management skills, able to mentor and coach

* Love of design, typography, photography and fashion along with the ability to thrive in a busy, pressured environment

* Strong creative skills and a track record in producing cutting edge designs in an online environment

* Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and have a sound knowledge of HTML processes and limitations

* Excellent Photoshop & Illustrator skills

* Good understanding of online/mobile user experience

* An understanding of CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, SEO and W3C standards based development

THE EXCITING PART

* Generous holiday with holiday trading

* 25% staff discount

* Early finish summer hours

* Access to sample sales

* Regular team and company social events

* Pension scheme

* Company bonus scheme

* Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

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