Now Hiring Designer

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We’re looking for a designer.

Bored at your current position? Feeling like a mac monkey? Or you just darn fed up of eating deliveroo every night because you’re working late on unfulfilling projects? Don’t worry we hear you, so why not pop in and see what a role with us could unlock. 

We’ve hit the ground running at Kiss this year, so we’re looking for a Designer to join our talented team and be an integral player in our projects. We’re looking for someone to flex their creative guns at us, someone with soul, someone with grit, someone ready to grow the business together with us. Someone who wants to let their talent flourish and do what they’re best at.

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About Us:

Kiss is a small independent branding studio with huge ambition. Based on The Calls in Leeds, we work in a diverse range of markets, with a diverse range of businesses and people – creating brand identities and brand worlds.

We work with brands that float our boat with strategic and creative briefs that make a positive impact. From food & drink to place-making, from social enterprise to business services, answering their briefs with strategically backed creative.

A young company run by young minds with fresh ideas, from diverse upbringings and London agency backgrounds, we’re working with clients that are [and will be] fundamental to the transformation of Leeds over the next decade.

The Role:

A fantastic opportunity to flourish and truly be a creative within a safe space and surrounded by a team that wants brave ideas, to push things forward and be exposed to a range of approaches – not be boxed into a single task or role but be a key player in a small team.

You’ll take responsibility as a creative lead – leading the process from concept generation to development and brand world implementation across identity, packaging, digital and environment – steering the output to effectively answer the brief with the highest possible quality.

What We’re Looking For:

A designer with a number of years under your belt, looking to take on responsibility and an opportunity to become part of something more meaningful. You’ll have agency experience and be able to demonstrate your ability to work across a varied range of projects for different types of clients. We have a heavy strategic focus, so we need someone with vision and creative finesse who is able to visually represent conceptual ideas.

As a team, we’re close-knit, so we’re looking for someone with the right qualities:

– A bold creative, someone when not afraid to test ideas out and get messy and think big ideas
– Excellent craftsmanship and creative flair
– Initiative and be proactive – act without being told.
– Have a point of view with conviction in brand, trends and commerce
– Great with words and language
– Solid understanding of the creative and strategic process and what it takes to get the desired result
– Someone who wants to be integral to a growing business and be part of its growth and future success
– Ability, ambition, humility and a willingness to learn
– Represention – we welcome anyone from any background

Essentials:

This is a full-time position. You will have a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in a creative agency and brand identity experience is essential. An excellent knowledge of the Adobe CC suite is required.

Daily activities will involve concept generation, design development, meeting clients, creating design for brand identity systems, packaging, prepping design files for artwork. Working together with the strategic and creative directors to answer briefs, manage projects, from supplying files, taking and answering briefs, presenting work and generating marketing assets for Kiss itself.

Frankly, we’re looking for the hot talent. At this level, your previous work and portfolio should ooze excellence and display a variety of conceptual brand work and strategic thinking. We’re a hands-on team focussed on strong creative concepts rooted in a killer idea, rather than volume and roll-out.

Must have a driving license and be willing to travel when necessary.

What’s In It For You:

– £24-35k dependent on experience
– Become a key member of a growing business
– Studio by the river in the heart of Leeds, at The Calls
– The role allows you to be integral and take lead on a diverse array of projects
– Have responsibility and grow with the studio
– Work on a range of exciting change-making projects

We’re really looking for the right fit, if this sounds like you and you’d like to apply, please send a curated portfolio and C.V. to matt@kissbranding.co.uk