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Middleweight Graphic Designer (Full Time/Permanent)

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is an award-winning international architectural practice headquartered in the City of London. We work across multiple sectors on a variety of exciting projects ranging from small, innovative housing developments, through to very large-scale international infrastructure projects.

RSHP is looking for a Middleweight Graphic Designer to join our Creative Team to deliver inspiring, innovative and expert creative solutions for RSHP. You should be naturally talented with a flair to try new techniques, strives to be the best by delivering outstanding graphic design, with high attention to detail, dynamic and engaging visuals in both screen and print.

Main Responsibilities

Working as part of a highly creative and dynamic team, the Middleweight designer will be actively involved in delivering creative, innovative, and engaging solutions both on and off screen. Reporting directly to the Partner in charge of Graphics, the role requires undertaking a clear creative direction and implementing the vision into architectural reports, competition videos that often include motion graphics, branding, way-finding signage, books, brochures, and exhibitions. A key part to this role is actively engaging in brainstorming sessions, undertaking research, conceptualising ideas, and presenting your ideas.

Collaborate with Senior Designers and Architects to produce outstanding graphic design with a 'let the design evolve' attitude.

Effectively and proactively manage own work to ensure all tasks meet the required deadlines and meet RSHP standards

Can step into a project and follow through to completion, as well as able to demonstrate your own ideas, thinking and problem solving with complex information. This is a hands-on role that requires a high level of competence both technically and conceptually. The Middleweight Graphic Designer will show a clear dedication and passion for graphic design, attention to detail, brilliant execution and expert time keeping.

Collaborate and work effectively with architectural and support teams. Working collaboratively with the Design Team and Architects to build a highly creative culture and high-performance environment whilst supporting the business to ensure all visual communications have real impact.

Be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines adapting to last minute changes from the architectural teams. A ‘can do will fix’ attitude is a key.

Working off site when required to support the business needs.

Role Requirements

• Thorough knowledge of Adobe CC – including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro and After Effects.

• Good printing, finishing techniques and layout skills

• Knowledge of video editing, multi-media, motion graphics for animated titling and diagrams and screen graphics.

• Expert ability to research, show research and explore new ideas and take constructive feedback from fellow Graphic team members, Partners and Architects.

• Undertake direct creative and art direction working collaboratively within the exiting Graphic team structure to ensure the projects are delivered to the highest of standards.

• Understands the impact of branding, visual frameworks and multi-disciplinary rollout.

• An interest in digital and web technology and new technology is highly important.

• Good Photography skills is an advantage

Skills and Qualities

• Ability to work under pressure

• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

• Approachable, diplomatic and adaptable

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Good technical knowledge

Hours: 0930 – 1800 Monday to Friday

Salary: On application

Benefits: RSHP offers a wide range of benefits including:

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas time off

• A profit share programme (according to contract terms)

Private health care plan paid for by RSHP

Annual health check assessments

Subsidised corporate gym membership

Season ticket/Cycle purchase loans

If you think this role is for you please apply by sending a covering letter with your portfolio (in PDF format) with a link to your video portfolio in either Vimeo or YouTube to: vacancies@rsh-p.com

Application deadline: Sunday 11 October 2020

Year Out/Summer Placements

RSHP offers year out placements for students who have finished their third year at university. The students are assigned individual mentors and have the chance to work in various areas within the office.

The first three weeks in the office include a training period in the Digital Resources team and induction to the procedures of the office. Students then start working with one of the architectural teams. Throughout the year, students learn about the various functions of the office. Applicants for year out placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please address all applications to:

The Recruitment Team
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

RSHP offers summer placement positions for the academic vacation period between June and September. They are for students studying architecture who are between 4th and 5th year at university.

Applicants for summer placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project and 4th year.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter to:

The Recruitment Team
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

Work Experience

Our work experience programme runs during July and August. Students aged 14-18 years can apply to spend a week with the practice where they will be given a specific brief to work to and gain an understanding of the various stages of the design process. The final product is a model and coloured sketches.

All places for work experience in Summer 2020 are now taken.

To apply for Summer 2021 please submit a CV and cover letter to workexp@rsh-p.com after 1st November 2020. We regret that we cannot accept any applications submitted before this date.

Employee Benefits

RSHP are the industry leaders for employee benefits within architecture. We’ve highlighted the best of our benefits below.

Office Weekend Trips

Every year, all staff are taken on an annual weekend trip. Previous trips have included Washington D.C., to view 300 New Jersey Avenue, as well as a weekend of glamping, fishing and fun on Osea Island in Essex.

BUPA Health check

Considered as a “Health M.O.T.”, this thorough health check would cost an individual anything up to £500 but the practice pay for this for all UK staff once a year.

Charitable Distribution

A percentage of all profits are donated to charitable causes every year. Each partner and employee directs their share of the charitable distribution to a charity of their own choice. Over the years, substantial sums of money have been paid to charitable causes.

Group Life Assurance

This death-in-service insurance policy pays out three times an employee’s annual salary in a lump sum. This is typically the type of policy that individuals would be expected to pay for themselves when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Group Income Protection Scheme

This is an exceptional benefit. Paying out 80% of salary to the employee should they become sick long term. Only 8% of UK employers currently provide this and it is typically expected when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Holly Frindle

RSHP bought and restored the Berthold Lubetkin designed house “Holly Frindle” in Whipsnade, UK. All employees are free to use the house and grounds every weekend for parties or just to relax and unwind.

Maternity Leave

After one year’s service, RSHP will pay 100% of an employee’s salary for a full year off on maternity leave. Paternity leave is equally favourable at double the statutory obligation of 2 weeks paid leave; we will pay a month at 100% of pay.

Private Healthcare

After six months service all employees are eligible for private healthcare.

Profit Share

After two and a half years with the practice, employees are eligible for a generous profit share in the financial successes of RSHP.