Junior Designer

About the role

The Junior Designer is a new post within the communications team at Centre for London. Line-managed by the Communications Manager, you will play a vital role delivering the Centre’s communications strategy by helping to champion and manage our brand.

Working within our Brand Guidelines, you will produce creative designs and artwork for all of the organisation’s print and digital requirements, from research reports and infographics, to presentations and impact reports. You will use great design to communicate complex ideas to the Centre’s broad audiences, and help to will drive the brand’s evolution.                                                                 

About Design at Centre for London

Centre for London produces a wide range of design outputs to promote our events and research. On average, we publish one research report per month with design assets including a printed report, a digital report mailing, and social media assets (such as images and infographics). For our events, we produce collateral such as pull-banners, printed programmes and free-standing exhibitions. As Junior Designer, you will have the opportunity to work on all of these outputs, and more.

About the candidate

The Junior Designer position will suit a self-starter with 1-3 years’ experience of working either as part of an in-house creative team for a brand, or working for a design agency.

You will be skilled in relevant design tools and software, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign and you’ll be used to managing projects independently. You must have meticulous attention to detail when typesetting, as well as an overall critical eye for design.

The perfect candidate will have a mix of creative, design and marketing skills and who is inventive, driven and detail-oriented. You should be passionate about using good design to communicate complex ideas to a broad audience.

Because this is new post, we’re looking for someone who is driven, self-motivated and who really wants make our brand their own.

Key responsibilities


  • Manage the publication process of the Centre’s research from typesetting through to design, print and production.
  • Working within the Brand Guidelines to create imaginative designs, develop concepts, graphics and layouts for future publications, projects and events, preparing artwork for print and digital use where necessary.
  • Support the Communications Manager to plan and create multi-media communications materials, from newsletters to infographics.
  • Effectively manage multiple briefs at a time, prioritising where necessary and providing updates where relevant.
  • Support the Communications Manager in developing the brand and updating Brand Guidelines when relevant.
  • Support the Communications Manager in ensuring that all design work is delivered within budget and on time, keeping the wider team and sponsors updated.
  • Oversee print procurement – source providers and maintain up-to-date knowledge of prices, materials, processes and deadlines/delivery, keeping an updated record on Salesforce (our CRM).
  • Liaise with external design agencies where required.
  • Liaise with sponsors as required.

Brand management

  • Support the Communications Manager to ensure Centre for London’s brand is consistently used across all communications channels (including any use by third party organisations).
  • Maintain in-house branding and collateral.
  • Manage and keep up to date the in–house image library.
  • Champion the brand internally making sure all elements of the company understand the brand and its goals, while supporting staff to make effective use of Centre for London’s brand.
  • Develop new templates for the wider team to use including PowerPoint presentations, project proposals and impact reports.
  • Collaborate with senior team members, sharing your ideas and iterating to produce exciting new graphic identities for all our products.

And finally,

  • Present the organisation in an appropriate and professional manner to its stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development and growth of the organisation through working in accordance with its wider objectives, corporate philosophy and values of integrity, excellence, collaboration, growth, respect and fun.
  • Because we’re a small and friendly organisation, from time-to-time we all chip in to help each other. This might be things like participating in brainstorming sessions, prepping for events, political discussions – it may even drag you away from a computer screen!

Personal spec

  • Min 1 years’ experience in creative industry (essential)
  • Right to work in the UK (essential)
  • A great working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office and proficiency with Mac (essential)
  • Precise layout skills with an exceptional eye for detail and typography (essential)
  • Experience of managing relationships with suppliers (essential)
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or Branding (desired)
  • Knowledge of website design (desired)
  • Knowledge of and interest in marketing trends (desired)
  • Knowledge of email design, especially Mailchimp (desired)
  • Proven online and print design experience (essential)
  • Consistency regardless of project size (essential)
  • Experience working well as part of a team (desired)
  • Be proactive in your personal development (desired)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment (essential)
  • Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team (essential)
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve (essential)
  • A passion for learning and personal growth (essential)
  • An enthusiasm for creative (essential)

To apply, please submit your C.V (no more than 2 pages) along with a one page summary of why you are right for the job, and a PDF of your current portfolio or recent design work which illustrates your abilities.

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Interviews will take place wk/6 March. Shortlisted candidates will be required to carry out a design test as part of the application process.