We’re Hiring – Graphic Designer

We’re looking for a graphic designer to join our Oval Space and The Pickle Factory family. Working predominantly with the music team, though also supporting the corporate side of the business where appropriate, you will ensure the visual branding of the venues both supports and enhances the overall vision of Oval Space. We place a strong emphasis on our brand identity and pride ourselves on challenging ’the norm’ when it comes to our visual approach.

Salary dependent on experience. The proposed start date is the 9th of July, though there's a degree of flexibility here.

Duties and responsibilities

Providing assets for both venues for in-house music events; posters, social media assets, short videos, web design.

Creating design concepts and artwork for new event series, working in tandem with the musical vision and identity of the relevant events.

Developing the work of previous designers and the iconic brands of both Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. A candidate who can provide a sense of continuity to artwork, whilst also bringing their own style to the table is preferable.

Designing animated GIF’s for web banners, such as the one seen below.

Supporting the corporate team, helping to develop brands such as Prosecco Springs and Wine Show Live, and where appropriate designing brochures for venue hire.

Required Skills

Essential:

You’re a designer with 1-3 years experience of design in a professional capacity. Ideally, this would be work within the music industry, though this wouldn’t be a prerequisite for the right candidate.

High level of proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects

A solid understanding of both digital and print design

Experience in developing beautiful and functional web front end designs for both standard web and mobile. Though coding isn’t something we’d expect, this would also definitely be a plus.

Demonstrable examples of managing multiple projects at the same time. The ideal candidate should have excellent organization, time-management and communication skills.

Preferred:

Photograph and video editing skills, taking RAW files and delivering these as useable marketing materials in the appropriate formats.

The ideal candidate will have an active interest in the various musical scenes supported by the programming at both Oval Space and The Pickle Factory.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with the various social medias utilized here (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and appreciate well the nuances of each platform.

Previous examples of flyers and / or posters for music venues, events or promoters would be preferable though not essential for the right candidate.

Oval Venues Limited is a quickly expanding company and the ideal candidate should therefore be extremely ambitious. There’s every intention of growing the company beyond just Oval Space and The Pickle Factory, and any candidate considering the role should be able to produce long term design strategies to coincide with this expansion, and be ready to step up to the task of re-branding new venues at the appropriate time.

How To Apply

To apply, we'd like you to design a poster for an upcoming Oval Space show. You can select from the following 3 shows:

Oval Space with Sadar Bahar, Antal, Bradley Zero + Zakia

Oval Space with DJ Sprinkles, Fred P, Ge-Ology, Hamish & Toby

Oval Space x Josey Rebelle with A Guy Called Gerald, Actress

Please deliver an original design on an A4 poster (sized at 2942 width by 4167 height), alongside a link to your portfolio, and a no longer than a 1 page cover letter letting us know more about yourself and why you'd be appropriate for the role, to marketing@ovalspace.co.uk by Sunday 24th June. Please use the subject line Graphic Designer Application - YOUR NAME.