Graphic designer, London

This wide-ranging position plays a central role in communicating the design of DCA. The Graphic Designer is responsible for the graphic design for Communications, New Business and Project teams, developing company brand guidelines and ensuring brand consistency.


Key Responsibilities


— Designing and producing exceptional quality printed project brochures, competition and award submissions.

— Designing and producing screen presentations incorporating animation, film and effects.

— Evolving the existing set of graphic guidelines and templates and acting as brand guardian

— Supporting the New business team preparing bids and proposals in order to ensure the highest standard of bid submission and portfolio material

— Managing the print production process, determining paper stocks, print processes and binding techniques, and ensuring all deliverables are on time and budget

— Supporting project teams with end of stage reports, screen presentations and panel design

— Retouching images using Adobe Photoshop

— Modifying drawings and diagrams using Adobe Illustrator

— Assisting maintaining the Open Asset database of photographic images

— Proof reading and editing the work of others

— Sharing expertise with others providing training sessions on InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator

— Other duties commensurate with this role that may be required from time to time


The Person


— Minimum three years' experience producing high quality design for print and screen

— Graphic design qualification

— Experience of managing quality print production to strict deadlines

— High level command of all necessary software


Personal Qualities


— Excellent design skills

— An ability to prioritize work and manage your own time

— A creative flair, originality, imagination and a strong visual sense

— Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

— Professional attitude with ability to meet deadlines and to multi-task. Pro-active approach


On top of a competitive salary, we offer staff a wide range of benefits: enhanced holiday, pension and parental leave provision, free access to cultural institutions, weekly in-house yoga classes, and we also have a league-winning football team. After passing the probation period, staff are eligible for a discretionary bonus scheme, private healthcare, Employee Assistance programme, paid professional memberships (where relevant), study trips in the UK and abroad, site visits, training opportunities (both inhouse CPD seminars and external courses), cycle-to-work scheme, interest-free season ticket loan etc.


We have a lovely in-house canteen where we provide real coffee, fresh fruit, nuts, biscuits etc. which we encourage staff to use throughout the day. Our growing internal cultural programme includes architectural film screenings, evening talks and drinks. We also often gather to celebrate staff milestones and arrange great summer, Christmas and Easter parties.


To apply please quote ‘Graphic designer' in the subject field of the email and send a CV with concise motivation letter and portfolio in PDF format (max 10MB), indicating your availability and salary expectation to recruitment@davidchipperfield.co.uk.


Early applications are encouraged, interviews start w/b 20 May. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, within a week of receipt of your application. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.


David Chipperfield Architects is an equal opportunities employer and supports Women in Architecture.