At Beyond The Book we help our clients recruit high calibre people to join their Creative and Production teams. Every company has a need for branding and marketing, where creative collateral is needed to establish the brand, raise awareness and sell products and/or services. Some companies will outsource the creative, others will produce the creative in-house. For those that outsource, they will either use freelance or an agency. Agencies vary in what they offer. They can be full-service, or ‘integrated’ or specialise in what they offer, such as branding, or digital. Beyond The Book can help businesses skill up to cater for the whole life creative lifecycle, from concept generation to production. Skill sets include Art Directors, Copywriters, Graphic Designers, Artworkers, 3D Visualisers, Film Makers, Editors, Artworkers, Digital Designers and Front End Developers. We also help businesses with the people who ensure the process runs seamlessly, such as Studio Managers and Production Managers.
Lead UX Designer
Birmingham, Birmingham, England
£55,000 - £60,000
Middleweight UX / UI Designer
Birmingham, Birmingham, England
£30,000 - £40,000
This Global design consultancy, with offices around the UK, including Birmingham, Bristol and London, is looking for an experienced Middleweight UX / UI Designer to join their growing UX team. You will be working within their 80 strong creative agency, where they have talented Designers that work across UI, UX, immersive technology, motion and film, 3D design and visualisation, print and branding. This Middleweight UX / UI Designer role will be working within their UX team where you will be working on both big and small projects, taking the projects from research to concepts, wireframing and prototyping to user testing and then to UI design. Whilst the majority of their team sits in the Bristol office, they are happy for this role to be based out of their Birmingham, Bristol or London offices. They are all remote until the Autumn, after which there will be a hybrid split of working for 2/3 days a week onsite/remote. This is a permanent role, offering a salary of £30-40K, DOE.The RoleYou will be working collaboratively with the team as well as independently on small and larger digital projects where you will relish solving design challenges, coming up with innovative solutions for the product in both the direction, visuals and experience.You will be confident to create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, site maps and be proficient with creating high fidelity prototypes and user interfaces.You enjoy facilitating or participating in Discovery workshops and can gather feedback and run user interviews.You will be able to communicate design ideas and prototypes to Developers and have good communication skills to be able to collaborate and communicate with the wider team and clients directly.You are proficient in Adobe CS suite as well as Sketch and Figma.About YouYou enjoy problem-solving and like to find solutions to a design problem. You are comfortable working end to end, looking at research and how that drives the user experience across both web interfaces and appsYou have a love to create excellent design work that is centered on making it the best experience for the user. You have good attention to detail and like to see projects through, but equally, can juggle multiple projects at any one timeWhilst you are diligent in your work, you can also have fun with colleagues and enjoy collaborating with people and want to continue learning and developing within UX and UIPlenty more to tell you, so please get in touch with your CV and samples as soon as you can!
Motion and Graphic Designer
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
£25,000 - £32,000
Are you a Graphic Designer or Videographer with Graphic Design skills, looking for bags of variety and career development opportunities? We have an opportunity to join a global organization, as part of a small and close-knit in-house content and marketing team, and produce storytelling content using a combination of videography, animation and graphic design. The salary is £25 - £32k, depending on experience and a package of good benefits. The role requires team huddles twice a week in Stratford Upon Avon and approximately one monthly visit to various locations throughout the UK.Our client is a global organisation, in the service sector. They work on behalf of some fantastic household name brands to deliver customer service and sales solutions. The UK arm houses a small, creative content team that supports the organisation in many areas. The variety is bonkers, from events, exhibitions, internal communications, site branding, presentations, virtual site tours and a whole lot more.The RoleYou would join a team of 3, to make number 4. The team consists of the Marketing Director, who really empowers the team to get as much from their role and development as possible, a Graphic Designer and Co-Ordinator. They all pull together to deliver multiple communications. There is a strong team spirit.You will be a brand champion, and create on brand content for social platforms and support sales collateral; create content for awards; presentation creation, location branding for consumer brands such as Waitrose, Weight Watchers, Renault and many more; internal comms, events and more.You'll enjoy extracting and producing stories that engage, through whatever medium and spend regular time travelling to various sites to gather content from wider teams in the business. As such, if you enjoy relationship building and influencing, the role will be very satisfying indeed.About YouFirst and foremost, you are a Graphic Designer and want to develop as a multi-disciplinary Designer. You will come with skills in Video and Animation, and a desire to develop those skills.Or, maybe you are a qualified Videographer who has developed Graphic Design skills.You'll fit really well and enjoy the role if you love relationship building, getting out and about, solving problems visually and a person who likes to make things happen!To apply for the role of Motion and Graphic Designer, please send your cv to us as soon as you can!
Digital Designer - FTC 5 months
Bristol, Bristol, England
This nationally renowned company is looking for a Digital Designer to join their talented in-house creative team. Working alongside their brand and marketing teams, you will create and craft beautiful digital design and content across their brand, much of which is online-focused. Whilst currently working fully remotely until September, after which there will be a 3 day onsite/2 day remote working week offered (their offices are based in Bristol, just off the M5). Please note that there is a strong chance that this role could become permanent by the end of the 5 months.The RoleYou will be a Digital Designer who can take a rough scamp from the Creative Director and craft it into a beautifully designed creative piece. You will be involved with creating and crafting digital experiences across various media, including designing across responsive websites, social media, digital display banners, internal communications collateral and eCRM campaigns. Any experience across video and motion would be a bonus, but not essential, they mainly use motion and video to create digital banners across their social channels.You are able to take the wireframes/prototypes from their internal UX Designer and design and develop them into fully designed websites (essentially skinning the UX files for the UI design)You can use the Adobe Suite with ease and have used either Adobe XD (or Sketch/Figma/Invision), and possibly dabbled in After Effects.You work well in collaboration with a team, able to at times work on your own concepts, but equally as happy taking a rough scamp/sketch and make the designs your own, crafting your designs through to the final production stage.Whilst this is an internal creative team, they run very much like an agency and the pace of work and quality of work produced is of agency standard and most of the creative team are all ex-agency, so the work that they create is beautifully designed and crafted.About YouYou are confident in your abilities as a Digital Designer and enjoy using different software to help execute your ideas and you thrive in a busy environment, whilst being able to work under your own steam.You like to question briefs and challenge ideas and thought processes and are proactive in your approach. You can confidently present your work to both your peers and senior stakeholders within the business, explaining your approach and rationale behind your designs. You are a problem solver.You have a keen eye for detail and obsess over design details and ensure that the visual design consistency of the brand is adhered to across all channels.You enjoy collaborating and working as part of a team and are not scared to come up with suggestions for new or better ways of working.Interviews for this role will be held virtually and the company is all working remotely until September, after which, there will be a blend of onsite (from their Bristol office) and remote working.Plenty more to tell you, so please get your CV and portfoilo across to us as soon as you can!
Head of Creative
Birmingham, Birmingham, England
£45,000 - £50,000
Are you a Senior Creative, with experience leading a team of multi-disciplinary Designers? If you are looking for a new, permanent opportunity, and can work in Birmingham a min of 3 days per week (2 days remote), please have a read below. The role comes with a salary of £45k-£50k (with the potential to progress, once in post, to £55,750), 40 days holiday, 2 onsite nurseries, a fantastic pension, a positive culture, amazing environment and a growing, talented team to lead.Our ClientOur client is an in-house agency, sitting just outside Birmingham. The agency is structured with an established Account Management team, various levels and leanings of Content Creators, a Proof Reader/Editor, a Production Assistant and a tech print team. The workplace is really energising and inspiring and the team is a motivated and talented team of Designers who have individual leanings in print, film, animation, digital.The projects are very varied, across very different areas of the business and in themselves (events, social, digital, film, 3D, exhibition, integrated campaigns and more). This role reports to the Agency Director and leads a team of nine.Summary of RoleA hands-on role proactively developing and inspiring innovative multi-media channel creative solutions across digital, social media, film, motion, photography, design and print which exceed client expectations and drive business growth, with a focus on expanding their digital offering. This role will create concepts across promotional, advertising and branding campaigns through a range of mediums, bringing together a mix of marketing expertise and business understanding. The role will approach client briefs agnostically.As a member of the leadership team, the role leads a team of creative Content Producers, and your role will inspire others, taking creative to a new level and form dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences to deliver the best multi-channel creative experience.About YouA degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant area, plus significant relevant workplace experience in creative directionSignificant proven experience working on creative direction and concepts in advertising, marketing, film/media production or design sectors, either in an agency or corporate settingSignificant demonstrative digital, media, film, design experience, particularly with, but not limited to web, social and emerging technologies. You don’t have to have crafted in all these areas but will be able to storyboard and directAbility to create innovative concepts and vision for others to work on, while remaining open to other’s ideasSkills/Attributes required:Must be a creative and strategic thinkerWell-connected externally across the creative industry and uses these connections to drive creative thinking and innovation internallyKeen awareness of current multi-media channel trends and technology awarenessExcellent communication (written and verbal) and confident presentation skills order to pitch ideas to clients or explain their ideas to members of the creative teamBrilliant interpersonal and communication skillsHave in-depth knowledge of brand development and multi-media channel marketing modelsStrong creative vision with an understanding of business objectivesAble to think creatively with agility under time pressureHighly skilled with leading a team of creative talentStrong ability to proactively manage multiple projects simultaneously at pace whilst maintaining strict attention to detailStrong leadership skills in order to hire, develop and oversee the creative teamAgile, pro-active, problem-solving attitudeExperience in championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work areaAbility to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are appliedAbility to identify issues with the potential to impact protected groups and take appropriate actionTo apply for the role of Head of Creative, please send your cv and portfolio to me as soon as you can!
Content Creators (all levels)
Birmingham, Birmingham, England
£24,000 - £40,000
We have a number of brand new roles for the same creative studio in Birmingham. Whilst the job titles are Content Producers, Senior Content Producers and Specialist Content Producers, they broadly fall into the following areas listed below:All roles are to start at the end of July/Aug, and all come with 40 days holiday, a brilliant pension, onsite child nurseries, a positive culture, ridiculous variety in the nature of projects and an amazing working environment.You'll fit in really well if, whatever your skill set, you are a natural problem solver, inquisitive, passionate and collaborative.Senior Digital Designer looking to broaden their digital skills within a multi-media studio Film, Motion Graphics and Animation DesignerJunior Graphic Designers with some additional skills such as basic film (talking heads), basic animation, etc - who would enjoy a killing up across multiple design disciplinesMid Weight Graphic Designer who has worked in a multi-media environment and can ideate across multiple channels such as social, print, film, digital, etc (calling on Specialists to realise ideas where those skills are not present)We have full job specs for every role, and a lot of information about this client, who we have been working with closely for the past 10 years.To enquire about any of these vacancies please send your cv to us as soon as you can or get in touch, plenty more to tell you!
Norwich, Norfolk, England
This regional agency, based in the heart of Norwich, is full of talented Creatives, Strategists and Client Services people, many of whom have worked in leading agencies in London, and they are now looking for a Creative Director to join them to lead, nurture and grow their busy creative team. Working on a wide range of clients who are both regional and national accounts across an integrated, campaign and branding bias. This creative agency is flexible in terms of the days onsite/remote. This is a permanent role and comes with a salary of up to £70k.The RoleThis creative agency is growing organically and is now looking for a Creative Director who can nurture and inspire their creative team as well as be hands-on creative day to day across their full client mix.The agency is driven by creative and underpinned by sound strategy and delivery, making them one of the most outstanding agencies in the Norfolk region.Their client mix is diverse; working on both national and local clients, being integrated and campaign-led and across varied channels with strong brand awareness. They work on the kinds of briefs that make Creatives sing!They get very involved with their local community and believe in giving back locally and as such, have created a great internal environment that really has that elusive work/life balance.About YouThis organic growth has meant they really need a talented and creative individual. You may already be a Creative Director in the local area, or perhaps you have always fancied a move to the regions, but still want to work on great work. You may be a Lead Creative or Associate CD who is looking for that next step up in your career.You will form part of the leadership team and help to bring on further creative talent to develop them even further with eyes on winning awards along the way.This agency is all about collaboration, so along with their strategy, client services and new business team, you will be instrumental in shaping how the business develops going forward, so this is a great role if you want to take that next step in your career.You enjoy nurturing creative talent, helping to develop your creative team, inspiring and influencing the team to continue learning and bring their ideas to the table.This is a fun and energetic team and whilst social beings, they also are keen that everyone has good home/life balances, so they don't do late nights (except on the very, very rare occasion; but hey, this is the creative world and there are sometimes deadlines that can't be missed!), and they are genuinely a lovely, down to earth team.Whilst they are based in Norwich, they are flexible in terms of where this person is located (within reason) and they would ideally love someone to be onsite for 2-3 days per week but are open to starting times on those days to accommodate travelling.Please send your CV and portfolio across as soon as you can!
Front End Developer
Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Working within this Global company's internal creative agency, as their Front-End Developer, you will get involved with projects that will be seen around the world. Working in collaboration with the wider creative team that consists of UX and UI Designers, Immersive Designers (VR/AR/AI), 3D Designers, Full Stack Developers and all-round Designers, to create work within responsive and engaging websites and across web applications. Working closely with the Lead Developer on projects, you will be able to work on multiple projects and communicate and converse clearly with the internal team and external clients. This role can either be based in Birmingham, Bristol or London as this company has offices in all three. They will be offering blended working with 2-3 days onsite/remote. This is a permanent role offering a salary of £45k.The RoleYou will certainly be able to work on a wide variety of work within this internal agency team; they are a consultancy and have a large list of global clients that they work with, and you work to deliver fresh, digital solutions that help to bring the creative vision to life, seeing a project through from conception to finished product.You will work collaboratively alongside the UX/UI team and Project Managers in the development of user interfaces by contributing to ideation and problem-solving. Day to day, you could be working on building websites, microsites and web applications; some projects can be smaller turnaround projects and others may be larger, meatier projects, so the ability to work on concurrent projects is key to this role.Responsibilities and skills needed for the role:Developing accessible front end user interfaces based on a design created by their UI team in Invision, Sketch Cloud or FigmaDesigning engaging user interactions on web pages.Developing robust and scalable back-end services for web applicationsSet up and management of servers and databases.Ensuring responsiveness of applicationsBuild strong relationships with fellow Developers and be open to advising when you canDesigning and developing APIsDeveloping, maintaining and updating SharePoint applications (current SharePoint experience is beneficial, but not necessary)Be commercially aware as you will be estimating time for projectsEnsure your work is of the highest standard by quality testing for mobile, tablet and desktopStaying abreast of the latest trends in the industry and knowledge in front-end developmentHappy to encourage change within the department and put forward process improvementsConfident in presenting projects to clients and able to decipher complex technical terms into easy-to-understand termsAbout YouYou will have confidence in your skills as a Front-End Developer, but also be hungry to continue learning and exploring new technologies as this company invests heavily in new technology to keep itself at the forefront of technology.You are a problem solver and enjoy coming up with solutions to challenges. You'll be a team player but confident in working independently, ensuring that delivery is of the highest standard, both visually and technically.If you want to progress in a company that offers development, training, excellent benefits, flexible working and enjoy the buzz of a dynamic working environment, then this role is not to be missed.
Creative Director (Global Travel Retail) *PART-REMOTE*
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
This is an exciting opportunity for a Creative Director to lead a dedicated Global Travel Retail creative team within a leading retail agency, specialising in shopper marketing and brand/retail activation. If you have strong experience in premium retail channels with an emphasis on luxury retail brands and experiential and are looking to bring your passion and knowledge for shopper marketing and retail design to a successful agency, this could be a fantastic move in your career. The role is permanent and full-time, with 2 days expected on-site at the office in Northampton.The Company Our client is an award-winning retail and shopper marketing agency based in Northampton, working with an impressive list of UK and Global brands. Their approach centres around creating strong brand relationships informed with consumer insights, with the shopper at the heart of everything they do to deliver the best customer journey whether that's online, offline or omni. The 30-strong studio, within an agency team of 100, is a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals who are experiencing growth across a variety of skillsets including digital and retail design. Culturally, they are hard-working, fun-loving, and fast-paced, and committed to employee wellbeing, as well as offering fantastic opportunities for personal and career development.The Role As Creative Director (GTR), you will inspire, lead and grow the dedicated Global Travel Retail creative team of 5, who bring talents in 2D Design, Comms & Branding, 3D Visualisation CGI & VR, and creative artwork. Your team sits within the wider studio team of 30 giving you additional resource where required. You'll have a real passion for how to innovate, grow and represent GTR, keeping an eye on the future of possibilities for the channel. Your focus will be around the brand truths, and innovation in how the brand story is told, both visually and interactively, ensuring creative responses are thought provoking, on point, and engaging in ways that truly lead the way to what's possible. You will collaborate closely with New Biz Heads, Account Directors, other Creative Directors and the Strategy and Insights team to drive the purpose and vision of the challenge at hand.About You You are an experienced Creative Director, an inspiration to those around you and well versed in agency life and brand experience within the retail sector. You are highly experienced in the visual delivery of both 2D and 3D aspects of brands, with strong digital awareness and an ability to drive digital engagement solutions, in Global Travel Retail or Retail environments. You are highly skilled in joining the dots with strategic marketing comms, expertly carving paths to purchase with consumer-centric thinking. You consider yourself a wordsmith, visual crafter, storyteller and influencer of ideas, reputed at innovative ideation, and original intelligent thinking. Your passion for the task at hand is clear, you are approachable, a strong communicator, able to navigate your working relationships with ease and humility at all levels within the business.If you feel this opportunity is perfect for you, please send your CV and portfolio over to me ASAP!
Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, England
I am looking for an experienced, instinctive Senior Creative with a minimum of 10 years’ agency experience, to fill a new position within a thriving B2B digital creative agency in Milton Keynes. You’ll be part of a collaborative creative team working across campaigns and marketing communications for global brands. The role is full-time and permanent with flexibility working from home and in the office and comes with a competitive salary. This role is commutable from Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Oxford, Banbury, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury and Hemel HempsteadThe CompanyOur client is a global digital marketing agency based in Milton Keynes. Fluent in modern demand generation, their team brings energy and ideas to every stage of the marketing process, helping clients to grow by building strong connections with new and existing audiences through innovative digital marketing. The office culture is relaxed, collaborative and supportive; this is a company where ideas are encouraged and supported. The RoleAs Senior Creative, you will report to the Creative Director with the view to helping them to evolve the agency creatively. You will have the ability to take ownership of projects working closely with the Strategy team, Graphic Designers, Copywriters, Video/Motion, Media and Front-End Developers. You will formulate ideas, and design effective solutions across fully integrated campaigns with the confidence to present the creative narrative to the client. An ability to get under the skin of the client’s brand is essential and you will also attend client visits and calls to discuss briefs. Working with the account teams, you will not be frightened to challenge briefs and ideas in a constructive way to find the right creative solution.About You Good ideation and conceptual skillsA minimum of 10 years of agency experienceConfident working within client brand guidelinesExcellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative SuiteBe a mentor to younger members of the design teamYou consistently meet deadlines with the ability to prioritise multiple projects Excellent project management skillsA strong communicatorMaintain a high awareness of industry issues and trendsExcellent attention to detailExperience in creating global campaignsYou can work independently, as well as collaborate with a team and outside suppliersYou are proactive and self-directed Get in touch If you feel your skills and career aspirations fit well with this role, please send your CV and portfolio. If you don’t have your CV to hand right now, just send me a note expressing your interest and we can take it from there!