Creative Lead (Home/Interiors)-THG Studios

The Hut Group ,
Manchester, Greater Manchester


Job Description

THG is one of the world's fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious - we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions. About THG Studios: The Hut Group has now opened a new exciting creative agency offering called THG Studios, Following THG's acquisition and integration in 2017 of the UK's leading content studio, Hangar 7 & Brand House not only now working with THG many well known brands but now extend our services to the likes of Nestle and P&G. To add to this creative studios growth we are building a new development called ICON, the Group's new content creation studio, At Manchester Airport, which will expand the Group's content production capabilities dramatically. The ICON development, which will be delivered by ICON Industrial, will provide an extra 104,000 sq. ft. of office space over four floors as well as additional content creation facilities totalling 168,000 sq. ft. ICON will house c2,000 people who will be focused on video production and photography, to be used across THG's digital offering. We are looking for a Senior Designer/ Creative Lead to join our in-house creative team. You've preferably worked within the premium, luxury and fashion sectors. You offer fresh thinking and your portfolio and previous experience will demonstrate your creativity and your ability to apply exceptional design within the context of the brief. Reporting to a Creative Director, you will have a close eye on the standard and quality of the creative work being produced within the team. You will always strive to find new and innovative ways to meet client briefs within budget and to deadline. Requirements * A passionate brand advocate to our brands. * Possesses a design aesthetic focused around homewear or interior design brands and retailers. * Ability to effectively manage own projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure. * You will have a strong eye for detail * Producing and delivering quality work to brief, across a variety of brands and media * Working with Creative Director to fulfil the expectations of the brief * Ensuring that all work conforms to brand guidelines Your Skills * Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite * Ability to concept and execute across multiple channels, strong understanding of both print, digital, POS, packaging and video * Excellent typography skills * Ability to conceptualize and Art Direct photoshoots * Excellent communication skills * An excellent understanding of print processes and finishes * Conceptual design thinking * Time management: you're an organised self starter who can manage multiple projects whilst meeting tight deadlines * Strong understanding of brand development and integrated marketing campaigns * Create global design concepts including photography, logo lock-ups, type treatments, patterns, illustrated elements etc. * Concept ideas for 360 campaigns product and model * Ensures collaboration with VM, Design, and production to create unique customer experiences in retail and online Responsibilities * Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery * Adhere to brand guidelines when applicable and be part of ensuring they are kept relevant and up to date * Work closely with the brand and marketing teams, building strong relationships * Be proactive: look to improve creative quality efficiencies through smarter working practices in the team * Take part in establishing the scope, specifications and requirements for each job when required. * Aim to have broad commercial awareness of each brand and their customer * Confidently present design concepts to the client, wider stakeholders and senior management Essential * You will be full of ideas, offer fresh thinking and excellent design * Be passionate about our brands, the industry, the internet and emerging trends * You are collaborative, enthusiastic and positive * 6 years + industry experience * Team Management experience Benefits * Competitive salary * Onsite Doctor * Employee discounts * Company bonus scheme * Company pension scheme