Kensal Road

Initial FTC to Dec 2019





McKay Williamson is a creative agency producing Fine Art, Design, Photography and Short Films on private commission.

The design arm of the company has been growing rapidly and we are looking for a highly skilled Designer to join the team.

About the Role

It will be a varied role and will involve working on lots of exciting creative projects. 

The role requires that rare person with both creative flair and fantastic attention to detail. We're looking for an individual with precision, creativity and professional poise.

The initial contract will run until December 31st 2019, with further contracts subject to your performance and business requirements. 

Ideally this will be the start of a longer term relationship over many years.

Specific duties will include:

  • Liaising with our Creative Producers in our international studios to translate their creative briefs into amazing design work that families will love for years to come.
  • Overseeing the production of design pieces and helping to innovate with new production styles.
  • Developing ideas for new designs.
  • Assistance with Quality Control.

We are looking for:

  • Creative Potential – people with cool ideas. A portfolio that shows you can produce great work. We’re looking for creativity, imagination and flair. Can you come up with cutting edge and unique designs?
  • People Skills - making our clients happy is what we are all about. There is regular client contact in this role. Previous experience working with clients/creative directors valued. 
  • Technical Competence - a minimum of three years using Adobe Creative Suite to an impressive level. Photoshop and Lightroom are essential. Experience with Sketch Up, Illustrator and InDesign also valued. Must have good retouching skills. 
  • Computer Skills - Must be comfortable working with Apple software and products (eg. designing using an iMac, working with Apple Photos). Familiarity with Microsoft Office also expected (Word + Excel). 
  • Enthusiasm – we have a fun studio, and plan to keep it that way.
  • Ambition - a desire to learn and improve and develop new skills.
  • Experience – composure in a professional setting. Must be able to work independently and efficiently.  Previous experience of working for a creative or design company preferred. 
  • Organizational Skills – able to juggle several projects simultaneously, and still find your files.
  • MkW Factor - People who make us smile!

When applying:

  • Please take a look at our website.
  • Include in your cover letter why you’d like to work for us specifically and what interests you about our work. 
  • Send a portfolio. Preference will be given to candidates whose portfolio demonstrates that they can design and retouch in a similar style to ours.
  • Apply via this advert. 
  • Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. 

To Apply:
Please click the 'apply' button to send your CV, portfolio, and cover letter via grapevinejobs.