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Print & Digital Designer

 

Experienced designer? Looking for a new challenge? Game changers and sport lovers, we want to hear from you!

 

 

The company:

Decathlon, Europe’s leading sport’s retailer, are recruiting passionate sports people for our continued expansion in the UK. We believe people are at the heart of our business, we believe innovation is endless and we believe that the freedom to make decisions and take action is vital in building a strong workforce.

 

Decathlon's main mission is to make sport accessible to the many. We want to help, inspire and guide people through their sporting experiences. At the start of 2021, we launched our Sustainability Project - a project with the aim to engage both teammates and customers in creating change; all with the purpose of helping us to achieve our mission in preserving our planet and making sport accessible.

 

 

What will you benefit from?

  • Career progression - At Decathlon, you are in charge of your own career path, so whether you aspire to become a Store Manager or our CEO - we'll support you the whole way!

  • Share holding & Profit sharing scheme - We’re one big international family who exclusively co-owns our business and shares the profit we make with our employees.

  • We play sports together at HQ and have regular team socials!

  • Health & Wellbeing programmes

  • Cycle to work scheme - At least 25% discount on a bike of your choice.

  • 30% staff discount on our Decathlon products 

Discover more of our company benefits here.

 

 

Your role:

As a print and digital designer, your role will be to ensure the consistency of the Decathlon brand image in the UK market through a variety of design projects. With the wider design team, you will take the lead of all the graphic needs coming from our different departments and stores, making sure high-quality creative solutions are always provided following the Concept Guidelines. Your work will be used across multiple customer touch points, both in print and digital.

 

You will be part of the UK Marketing Communication team and will report directly to the Head of Content. You will take full ownership of your projects, from briefs, to production, quality control and timely delivery of the assets.

 

 

Your Responsibilities: 

  • You will work on a series of design projects ranging from ads for the printed or online press, leaflets and catalogues for the stores, custom in-store signage, programmatic banners, paid social advertising, internal and external communication campaigns.

  • You will ensure all brand guidelines, concept and tone of voice are consistent throughout all deliverables.

  • You will work closely with the other designers (and the Marketing Communication team as a whole) to ensure clear and consistent communication, keeping all parties informed of the advancement of each project.

  • You will continuously seek to improve the company’s approach to design with thorough knowledge and research of trends, best practices, digital advancements, new tools and competitors.

  • On a day to day basis you will collaborate with the other designers, copywriters and campaign managers to get the best creative output for Decathlon.

 

Who are you?

Essential

  • You will have a strong understanding of key graphic design & marketing principles

  • You have design experience in both print and digital, working either on the client or agency side

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design

  • Collaborative, able to ideate and construct ideas within a team-based creative environment

  • Technically solid, able to bring to life ideas and visualize design stories across a variety of media

  • You have skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

  • Strong typographic/crafting skills

  • Great sketching skills and idea development techniques to create and communicate concepts

  • You have experience with external providers to build strong long-lasting relationships

  • You are interested in the world of design as well as the latest trends and tools

  • You have a keen eye for detail

  • You are passionate about sports 

  • You are a team player with strong communication skills, who has a natural sense of service to help others.

  • Creatively adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity

  • You are organized, have strong time management skills, and can multitask comfortably

  • You are open minded and can easily adapt to change 

  • You are self-motivated and have the ability to work quickly and efficiently

Desirable

  • Basic video editing experience

  • Experience in retail and brand identity development

 

Type of contract:

We are currently looking for:

 

  • Full time contract print and digital designers.

  • Part time contract print and digital designers.

  • Freelance print and digital designers.

  • Do you work in a Decathlon store and you would like to work 1 - 2 days a week as a designer? This opportunity is for you too, apply now!

 

Application Details

We are looking for a range of candidates from many different backgrounds. When applying, please ensure you reply to the following questions within your application:

 

  • How many years of experience do you have?

  • What do you consider to be your level of experience? (Junior, Mid or Senior)

  • What do you consider to be your speciality? (POS, print, digital, social...)

 

When making your application, please attach your portfolio and CV. 

 

IF YOU LOVE SPORT AND WANT TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER IN AN EXCITING BUSINESS, APPLY TODAY!

 

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