Design Team Lead Job at WHSmith – Bristol

Funky Pigeon, Bristol (with hybrid remote working)

Grade C

Salary up to £28,000 DOE

The Opportunity

Funkypigeon.com is a market leading online personalised greeting cards and gift business. We specialise in helping customers create a memorable and keepsake present or card for any occasion.

We have a fast-paced business and all our projects are carried out from start to finish in-house. We’re constantly innovating as we continue to invest in customer experience and mobile technology to improve our customers’ journey with us and are always looking for new opportunities to provide unique and creative products to our customers.

Funkypigeon.com was acquired by WHSmith in 2010 and we’re excited about our journey as we grow our Online brand, enabling each and every customer to shop whenever and wherever they want.

And we know to succeed on our journey, we need the best people. We are currently seeking a Design Team Lead to guide our in-house designers at our head office in Bristol. As member of our talented team you’ll be part of a vibrant department, reporting to the Design Manager, but you’ll also need to be able to work independently.

You will be involved in a wide variety of creative projects across both cards and gifts, developing both personalised and non-personalised products for all major events and seasons for funkypigeon.com. Ideally you will have a background in art or design or a similar experience in the greetings card industry and demonstrate your knowledge of design ability. Your presentation skills will be superb, and you’ll need to work to tight deadlines. If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity to you and you are interested in joining our talented team we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Implementation of creative direction of card designs / ranges in collaboration with Design Manager based on data / analytics from website, app, sales, merch. social advertising and market trends.
  • Writing/verbalising creative briefs for new card designs / ranges
  • Overseeing range reviews with Senior designers, licensees and design managers of new card / product designs and range development
  • Responsible for traffic and resource management of the designers to including 1:1’s and yearly reviews and holiday & sickness logging in accordance with HR procedures and policies
  • Creatively collaborating with Gifting / Merchandising / Marketing and Social teams on variety of campaigns when appropriate
  • Oversee creative consistency (visual and tone) across: all Funky Pigeon product ranges, (cards & POD gifts), site & app.
  • Creative development of FP brand in collaboration with DM and the Brand and Customer Offer team

What we are looking for:

  • Design related degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in Greeting Card & Giftware industry
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Enthusiastic attitude and approach to work

Whoever joins us can expect a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a profit related bonus, 24 days holiday a year plus your birthday off, store discount card plus other benefits. You will be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving business and with serious responsibility – which will seriously motivate you! You’ll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities!

Format of Business

Funky Pigeon

Full Time / Part Time

Full Time

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About the Company

Company: WHSmith –

Company Location:  Bristol

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