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Freelancers

It goes without saying that we love working with other agencies and studios – drop us a line if you’d like to work with us. We’re always looking for new talent. Get in touch at hello@creativespark.co.uk

Placements

We’re always keeping a look out for fresh talent. If you think you’ve got what it takes and would like to spend some time with us then send your CV and a pdf portfolio (max 5mb) to hello@creativespark.co.uk

Video Applications Only

Send your video application (max 5 mins) through to hello@creativespark.co.uk letting us know what job you’re after and answering the following questions:

1. What do you know about Creative Spark?

2. If you had a night out with the Sparks, how would you describe it and them?

3. Why would your best mates say we should employ you?

4. Give us an example of a time where you’ve managed to turn a situation around.

 

Project/Campaign Manager – Integrated

We are on the hunt for a Project / Campaign Manager who relishes a challenge, can handle multiple projects and loves getting things done. A real doer / completer who loves working with people and gets a buzz from helping to scope, manage and deliver awesome high-quality work, on time and on budget. You’ll work with two Account Directors so must be able to manage your workload well, take initiative and manage upwards where necessary. You will have a good knowledge and experience of working on brand and campaigns including print, but also can know how a brand works in the digital space, and have experience of working on digital projects with a good level of know-how. You’ll also be a real people person, being able to inspire and motivate the team and impress the clients with whom you’ll be working.

Do you see yourself as a Spark? Someone who embodies our values of being confident (but not cocky), daring, obsessed, positive and proud? Mix that with a sociable personality, one that isn’t afraid to bounce ideas in a creative environment, and our agency could be the place for you. Our team is super close knit like one big happy family and we are hugely passionate about what we do. We need someone who is as excited about that as we are!

Your responsibilities and qualities:

  • Managing projects of multiple types – working across brand, campaign and digital.
  • Ensuring all projects hit their deadlines in accordance with the planning process and the client brief.
  • Developing solid and productive relationships with the Sparks and suppliers and work well with clients too.
  • Ensuring all projects are delivered within the budgets defined (financial and hourly) protecting and ensuring profitability.
  • Managing and delivering all projects following the Creative Spark internal process and suggest alternative processes where required.
  • Work closely with the Account Directors to manage project scope and change control.
  • Producing, managing and communicating project plans.
  • Producing and distributing project status reports to clients weekly.
  • Producing and following a communication plan with the client.
  • Produce relevant documentation for digital/brand/campaign projects with the relevant team.
  • Ensure the project teams are regularly collaborating to provide continuous improvement towards the project end goal.
  • Liaise internally with the Senior Operations Manager to ensure all resource is planned and sourced effectively.
  • Must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects / clients.

 

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Must have 5+ years experience as a, Account, Project or Campaign Manager in a commercial environment. We are looking for someone who can confidently take a complex digital brief and see it through to completion, as well as working across brand and campaigns.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience of working directly with creatives, designers, developers, copywriters, clients and suppliers (including printers, digital agencies and more). Must be able to work with the above resources.
  • Experience in managing the following types of projects; Digital products / campaigns, WP, ecommerce, video and print.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a portfolio of projects delivered ranging in value.

How to apply

Drop us a line if you’d like to work with us. We’re always looking for new talent. Get in touch at nicole@creativespark.co.uk.

Senior Designer (Manchester)

We are on the hunt for a Senior Designer who wants to make a real name for themselves, someone who’s looking for their next challenge. Ideally we’d like a creative team player who has a history of producing inspiring work grounded in solid strategy.

Preferably you’d be coming from an agency background with the knowledge scales tipped towards branding. You’ll be brimming with confidence when it comes to talking and presenting to clients and be the reliable rock when it comes to delivering on time and on budget.

We want to see work that will make our mind smile. This is a great opportunity to become part of a conceptually driven team working for great clients including New Balance, Virgin Money, Aegean Airlines, Manchester City Football Club and the Manchester Arena to name a few.

What we’d like:

  • Work as as a senior member of the team to design creative solutions for brand, print and digital. You will provide design leadership and assist in the management of workflow while reporting to the Head of Design and Studio Manager.
  • You will provide conceptual design work, and have an understanding of branding and creating brands that are relevant to the brief and target audience.
  • You are proficient with web design and have a good knowledge of UX best practices.
  • Take ownership of projects and manage the creative development of a range of designed products in line with corporate standards and in response to a design brief. These will include; Printed corporate communications,
    • Advertising / Campaign
    • Presentations,
    • Digital interfaces,
    • Websites and branded goods.
  • Lead by example and follow standards as agreed with the Head of Design to effectively communicate the brand personality/message in all materials.
  • Innovate and develop creative solutions to briefs
  • Provide creative direction and guidance to team to enable them to deliver successful projects that answer the client brief
  • Take a digital project from brief, through to wireframes and into visual design
  • Confident and proficient with liaising and presenting to clients and prospective clients
  • Participate in and occasionally lead regular creative team meetings
  • Help the Studio Manager manage the team effectively following company protocol
  • To provide support and advice to team members
  • Liaise with the Studio Manager in trafficking jobs through the department, including brief taking and client liaison, work allocation and job monitoring.
  • To contribute to increasing levels of client satisfaction
  • To maintain documentation to agreed studio standards
  • To produce design solutions to communicate client messages with high visual impact.
  • To develop creative ideas and concepts choosing the appropriate media and style to meet our clients’ objectives.
  • To work closely with other senior managers to improve efficiencies and quality.
  • To set the external agency ‘tone of voice’.
  • Contribute to leading and mentoring of the design team in order to produce the highest quality creative work.
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Actively encouraging creative innovation within the company.
  • Interpreting the business needs of clients and developing concepts to meet their objectives.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media (particularly programs in design, stream time, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). Working as part of a team with internal and external departments.
  • Estimating the time required to complete projects and providing quotes for clients.
  • Meeting clients or account managers to discuss business objectives and requirements of jobs.
  • Being proactive in presenting or ‘pitching’ ideas and designs to prospective customers.
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research
  • Thinking effectively to produce new ideas and concepts
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Exceptional creative thinker with a passion for digital and the ability to communicate your many ideas.
  • Full of creative ideas and will want to design beautiful useful things that are clever with technology on a daily basis.
  • With your portfolio you can demonstrate whilst working with clients, an ability to really get under their skin to understand their values and branding.
  • You’ll have an eye for visual impacts and be able to translate requirements quickly into boundary challenging ideas and eye catching designs.

How to apply

Drop us a line if you’d like to work with us. We’re always looking for new talent. Get in touch at nicole@creativespark.co.uk.