Job Description

Opportunities for Growth – Senior Creative Artworker

About JMF, Established in 1989, JMF Group is a full service agency providing creative design and branding, print, fulfilment and distribution, PR, marketing and communications, digital, signage.
We are a dynamic company which has built a reputation for excellence over the last 30 years, working with a combination of private, public and third sector organisations. We are a tightly-knit team who offer an exciting, highly innovative and cost-effective alternative to other traditional agencies.
We relate to the time and budget pressures faced by organisations and are adept at extracting the key information we need to work on clients behalf. We have a deep understanding and proven track record of delivering a high quality service with a rigorous and flexible approach.

Job specification – Senior Creative Artworker:

This is a full-time role based at Swalwell, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. You need to have experience with Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator. If you have already worked as an artworker commercially then that is great.
Specific responsibilities to include:
Assist in the art working of printed literature, adverts, catalogues and brochures and large format ,signage requirements.
As well as understanding design for print, the Artworker will also support the team using digital and large format machines.
Ensure that all artwork is delivered according to brand and corporate identity guidelines.
Creating artwork for a variety of communications material to include: Advertising, POS, Branding, Presentations and Marketing projects/campaigns.
Adapting artwork based on feedback from internal staff members
Progress and reporting skills at every stage of the design and artwork process
Methodical approach to filing and archiving images and artwork
Operate and maintain Roland large format and Ricoh digital machines – Training will be provided.
Maintain product image / catalogue libraries.
Redrawing logos
Design email flyers /printed collateral.
An understanding of commercial printing is essential
As well as being proficient in the above skills it would be great if you were willing to be flexible to support the team in other ways by helping with exhibitions, sorting out samples and speaking to customers occasionally. The ability to offer a design flair would be an advantage but not essential.


Artwork/graphic: Minimum 5 year (Preferred)
Certificate of Higher Education (Preferred)

Language: English (Required)

What we are looking for:

Reliability and commitment
Excellent experience in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work effectively in a high pressure and deadline driven environment.
Excellent communication, presentation and organisation skills with strong attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in both a team environment and on own.
Previous experience in a similar role is desirable, Although not essential, experience with creating/ editing video content is advantageous.
A good understanding of print processes.
Confident in producing print ready artwork.
Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines independently and as part of a team.
Proactive and able to offer practical, creative solutions.
A keen eye for detail with excellent organisation skills.
Enthusiasm to learn and not to be afraid to ask for help / clarity.
The ability to work quickly and efficiently.
Able to prioritise workload and complete projects within set deadlines.

About the role:

Reporting to the director, this role requires an ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, whilst having a flexible approach.
Making sure that all artwork respects the guidelines requested. The senior creative artworker should be used to working within brand guidelines, but is also able to work flexibly with them.

You will be assisting with Print design amends and art working across a wide variety of formats, including; large scale window designs, in-store graphics, labelling, packaging, and assisting the JMF design team with amends and artwork; including templated emails, image resizing,also operate and maintain Roland large format and Ricoh digital machines.

JMF offer a competitive salary, a company pension and a friendly working environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year

Benefits: On-site parking


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