Paper Rose Greetings Cards
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Studio Assistant


GREETING CARD PUBLISHERS - STUDIO ASSISTANT
Paper Rose & The Art Group, Nottingham
Flexible part time hours (approx 22 hours per week)

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an exciting and vibrant industry. If you have a passion for art and illustration then this could be the start of an exciting career. Alongside your interest in great design you will possess the curiosity and intellect to think outside the box and come up with new and innovative ideas for greeting cards and associated products. The position is part time (approximately 22 hours per week) and could suit someone working on their own creative business at the same time who is keen to gain invaluable studio and industry experience. Hours can be flexible and will be discussed at interview stage.

About Us
Paper Rose and The Art Group are award winning greeting card designers and publishers based at Riverside Business Park, Nottingham. Our customers are global and range from small independent gift and card retailers through to large ‘multiples’ and supermarkets. Our clients include Paperchase, WH Smiths, Clintons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and many more. We are a relatively small design team full of very talented and bright individuals. Find out more about Paper Rose and The Art Group by visiting our websites;
www.paperrose.co.uk and www.artgroupcards.co.uk

About The Role
Initially you will be working alongside our established team of designers on a range of projects to learn the ropes. You will be undertaking a wide variety of tasks and training to develop a solid foundation of how our team works, and the range of projects undertaken.
Typical activities might include:
Contributing to design projects under the guidance of the design team
Assisting with PR and advertising campaigns
Mocking up prototypes of designs to present in meetings or send out to customers
Brainstorming and contributing to design team meetings and presentations
Researching trends and creating mood boards to be used when briefing projects
Artworking designs and preparing for print (training will be provided)
Upkeep and organisation of files both physical and digital
Assisting with project coordination
General housekeeping within the studio

About You
We are looking for someone who has exceptional attention to detail and the ability to pick up new knowledge quickly and learn ‘on the job’. Due to the varied nature of the projects undertaken, it is vital that you will have good communication skills and a sound ability to multi task and prioritise.
The successful candidate for this role will:
Be a college leaver or graduate, preferably within a creative field although this is not compulsory
Have a passion for good design and be an enthusiastic and proactive learner
Be bright, enthusiastic and confident with a keen intellect
Be a great team player, able to integrate and contribute to this close team
Enjoy the challenge of working in a busy studio
Ideally have some experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, although this is not compulsory as training will be provided
Have good language skills and be able to assist with the writing of adverts, PR material and social media updates when required
Possess a ‘go-to’ attitude that fits with our company vision

The details
Starting salary: £15,400 PRO RATA (To be increased after the first 3 months dependant on review)
Location: Riverside House, Centurion Way, Nottingham NG2 1RW
Start Date: As soon as possible, to be discussed with the successful candidate
Benefits: Opportunity to gain vital studio experience within a friendly and talented team, potential to work flexible hours, 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking

Sound good to you? Then we’d love to hear from you
If you like the sound of this role then please send us a covering letter along with your CV telling us why you would be a good fit for our team. If you have samples of any of your own work that would support your application then please feel free to include them.
Please send all applications and queries to kate.vines@paperrose.co.uk
... and if it’s not for you - can you think of someone else this job could be perfect for?
if so please do forward the details on to them!

The closing date for applications is May 31st 2017