If you see yourself working for a small, caring and successful agency where you can make a genuine creative impact, then we’d love to speak to you. We’re looking for a multi-talented, adaptable designer to become part of our a team and work with national and international clients across all aspects of brand and design.

Job Description

You will join our agency of 8 (designers, developers and administration) and share responsibility in all aspects of design. The way we work means that you will have the opportunity to work on every aspect of output, whether it’s brand strategy, website design and UX, print, signage, packaging or anything else our clients might need.

 

Your Specialism

As a small team the most important thing for us is to find a candidate who is a good fit. Because of this we will often shape our offer around a specific person’s skillsets. This means that, while we are looking for rounded designers, we also love people with a specialism. So if you have a particular area of interest, be it UI/UX, brand strategy, animation or creating design systems, let us know – we’d love to hear about it.

As an agency we are looking for people who want to become part of our team on a long term basis, and we reward that by listening to and enacting your vision for our future wherever we can – if you’re into something, we’ll see if we can fit it into the way we work.

 

Requirements

We haven’t any of the weight terms – it’s pretty subjective as to what a mid-weight designer actually is. In our experience people either over or under-estimate their own ability. Instead we’ve gone by experience. In an ideal world you’ll have 2+ years experience with real client work, working on projects with multiple stakeholders and facets to the delivery. If you don’t meet these criteria, we still might want to meet you, keep reading for more info…

Minimum requirements:
  • Passionate about design in all its forms. We can’t stress this enough – and that includes digital.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills, and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work both in brand and web design.
  • Excellent Creative Suite skills – and ideally working knowledge of Sketch.
  • Able to learn fast and adapt to challenges.
  • The ability to manage your own workload, prioritising and juggling various jobs at a time.
  • Flexible working, with a couple of days a week from our centrally located Falmouth office.

 

Bonus Points (any of these)
  • An area of specialism.
  • A passion for, and understanding of UX and digital design.
  • A passion for, and understanding of brand strategy design.
  • Secondary skills – eg animation, photography, film, copywriting etc.

 

For those that don’t meet the criteria

While this role is for an experienced designer we are always keeping our options open. We’re particularly on the lookout for talented designers/illustrators/photographers/developers/administrators/account handlers/people with skills to add to our books for freelance work. We can’t promise anything, but send us your covering letter and portfolio, along with a CV if you have one and, if we like what we see, we’ll at least add you to our books. If we like you enough we might make a role or internship for you. Just make sure you let us know that you don’t have the required experience for the advertised job.

Working At Venn

Venn is a design agency that creates what a brand needs to excel. When creating brands, we consider the whole, and this means strategy, traditional design, digital design and building beautiful and highly functional sites for our clients, in house – with a special interest in working with charities, creative industries and brands willing to be different.

We are collaborative, we listen and we are open. We believe that you can be informal and professional, and are always working hard to create an environment that is fun, inclusive and relaxed. Working for us is becoming a part of a group of talented people; and from your first day you will be listened to, challenged and welcomed as part of the team.

 

Ethics and Attitude

We firmly believe the best work is done by people who get along. It’s our aim to be relaxed, ourselves and honest. We do everything we can to be helpful, avoid red tape and make meetings and interactions informal and enjoyable. Don’t let that fool you – we put everything into hitting deadlines, creating with care and making things to last.

We keep ourselves to ourselves – we don’t broadcast our successes and we respect the privacy and quality of life of our clients and our team. We put our people first, which means doing the right thing by each other as an employer and by our planet as a business. Our bottom line has never been profit – we are more interested in creating solid, long-lasting careers and work with minimal negative impact on the world around us (ask us about our journey to B-Corp).

 

Salary and Benefits

Applicants will be offered between £24k and £32k p/a depending on experience.

Venn is based in the beautiful seaside town of Falmouth. We are committed to creating a good work/life balance, a stable environment based around organic growth and doing good work over chasing profit. You will find that you will be working with a team that listens, learns and adapts to your needs. On top of that offer the following benefits:

  • 28 Days Holiday P/A
  • Additional, extended Christmas leave
  • Large training budget
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing support
  • Semi flexible working hours
  • Biscuits. Always Biscuits

Ok, how do I apply ?

Applications close on Monday 22nd August.

If you want to get the job, we’d really strongly advise you send:

  • A covering email telling us why you want the job and why we should consider you
  • Some sort of CV or resume outlining your experience
  • A digital portfolio/website/behance link – whatever enables us to see your work
  • References on request

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We will be reviewing applications as they come in, and may employ before the closing date, so don’t hang about.

No salary-commission agencies please. We may consider agencies if services are offered under a single, fixed, one-off fee.

Contact

Venn Creative, 59-61 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3PF

01326 377 105 | studio@venncreative.co.uk