Rare opportunity for a Graphic & Brand Designer based in Sunny Palmerston North with one of NZ’s strongest regional brands. Are you Wellington-based and looking to move north for a change of pace?

Are you living and working in Wellington and genuinely considering relocating for a change of pace? Or have you found yourself needing a new role because your employment circumstances have suddenly changed, and relocating to a nearby city is necessary for securing a role that suits your caliber of skills and experience? Either way, this role could be just what the doctor ordered!

On behalf of our Palmerston North-based client, The Pond Recruitment is looking for a Graphic & Brand Designer to manage all aspects of design, brand, and marketing communications for this well-known regional brand. This is a senior role where you will ensure the design and creative deliverables are on brand, on budget, and on time. You’ll have experience mentoring and managing other designers with confidence and autonomy. Self-management is key in this role, as is confidence working with and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

This role will also have you working with a positive design team of seven. Leading the in-house studios art direction, providing creative direction on big brand and campaign communications, hands-on design skills across a variety of digital and traditional mediums, improving the design team capabilities and production, managing concepts from creation to completion, and leading design best practice through the creation and delivery of content that elevates the brand in a competitive marketplace.

If this role and opportunity sounds like you, then don’t hesitate and APPLY TODAY! 

The breakdown

We are looking for a Graphic & Brand Designer with:

  • Min 5 years working in an advertising or design studio, or in-house creative team
  • Experience mentoring young creatives is advantageous

Proven results and experience in…

  • Strong conceptual design thinking
  • Lead the art direction and construct beautiful design across all mediums for the brand
  • Mentor other designers with confidence
  • Continuously improve the design team’s production capabilities
  • Lead design innovation consistent with company strategy and direction
  • Confident in adhering to and developing brand tone of voice/brand messaging
  • Strong design skills across typography, layout and production
  • Efficient on the tools, and deadline-driven
  • Organising file management with clear and detailed processes

Are you someone who is…

  • A design champion and motivator
  • Creative, curious, passionate
  • Strong communicator, enjoys design debate
  • Design smart with a focus on excellence

The reward 

  • Salary of $80k – $100k per annum
  • Join a fun, dynamic culture
  • Robust and mature marketing and design teams (it’s not just you)
  • Health and life insurance packages

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, apply today or email Taylah Steerman directly on [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position and a portfolio.

About The Pond

The Pond is committed to becoming New Zealand’s number one specialist recruiter in the Digital & Tech, Creative & Design, and Marketing & Sales sectors. We focus on finding the best candidates in the local and overseas market, that last the distance and help transform our clients’ businesses. Established in 2006, The Pond is driven by a dedicated team of experienced recruiters and support team who get results for clients daily. Our audited placement average is 4.6 years, so the people we place do stick.