Job description

The Senior Graphic Designer is a member of Imperial’s Communications Division. The Division produces information, publicity, and marketing materials in the areas of student recruitment marketing, alumni relations, fundraising, academic research and innovations, and for campus activities and decoration.

Working with a high level of autonomy, the Designer supports the Division’s activities with the design and production of printed and digital pieces for a range of projects and campaigns across the above areas. Representing the Communications Division across Imperial, the postholder will play a lead role in the design and execution of the University’s brand, upholding the integrity and differentiation of the graphic identity. They will also provide professional advice, guidance and mentoring to staff across the Imperial.

With professional support from the Deputy Head of Design & Editorial, the postholder will work closely with other members of the creative team and the Comms Division and undertake projects with other teams across Imperial.

A key part of this role is working with colleagues in the Design & Editorial team to develop and implement Imperial’s new brand identity.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Design Creation: Conceptualise, develop, and execute innovative and visually appealing designs for a range of marketing materials, including print collateral, digital assets, social media graphics, web banners, infographics, presentations and more.
  • Brand Consistency: Ensure consistency in visual identity and adherence to brand guidelines across all design deliverables to maintain a cohesive brand image.
  • Take briefs from concept to completion.
  • Manage multiple design projects effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Provide an advisory information service to academic departments and support teams, giving support and guidance on the design and production of strategic communication materials within Imperial’s new brand guidelines and visual identity.
  • Represent the team in Divisional or College-level meetings where delegated.

Essential requirements

  • Significant professional graphic design experience, preferably in a creative agency, or an in-house or marketing environment.
  • Experience working across all modern graphic design mediums: digital, social media, advertising campaigns and printed materials including publications.
  • Strong understanding of design principles, typography, colour therapy, layout and composition, and the ability to apply them effectively in various design projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of print buying including choosing appropriate paper stocks and finishes.
  • Proven conceptual and technical ability.
  • Ability to interpret complex information, including copy and data, and turn it into understandable and engaging creative ideas.

Further information

This is a full-time, 12-month contract.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Charlotte Parkins:

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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