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Junior Designer

Department: Design

Reports to: Neil Hardwick, Head of Design & Licensing

Based: Head Office (Leicester)

The Role: In this role, you will be an integral member of Sweet Cherry’s growing design team, developing and designing a variety of licensed and own brand products. The successful candidate will have proven a creative flair, a good working knowledge of design software and familiarity with design and print techniques.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to play a critical role in our growing company and gain valuable experience in the industry.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A fantastic portfolio of work to wow us!
  • An understanding of and interest in the publishing process
  • An understanding of the design process
  • Commercial awareness and a passion for design
  • Flexibility, willingness, enthusiasm and confidence
  • A positive work ethic & great sense of humour!

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute regularly to design meetings with concepts and ideas
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure the team meets timescales and expectations
  • Produce designs that show creativity and an eye for detail
  • Work alongside members of other departments in the company
  • Brief freelance artists on projects
  • Work with Licensors to ensure licensing work meets expectations, makes creative use of supplied assets and follows style guides rules on content and usage

Essential Skills:

  • A positive can-do attitude and willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

What we offer:

  • Free tea, coffee and a lot of snacks!!
  • Monthly team activity
  • Free onsite parking
  • Workplace pension

Working Hours: Our flexible working hours are 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 8 hours a day (30 minute or 1-hour lunch break unpaid)

Holiday: 20 days plus bank holidays

Location: Sweet Cherry Publishing, Unit 36, Vulcan House, Vulcan Road, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE5 3EF

Salary: TBC, Negotiable based on experience

Deadline for applications: Thursday 30th April 2020

To apply: please send your CV and covering letter to

Junior Designer

Sweet Cherry Publishing, Leicester
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Brand, Licensing, Design, Project Management