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Houston, we have an opportunity… 

We’re seeking an experienced Middleweight Designer that can help to shoot us across the skies to success. We love to explore unknown territory, bounce off each other’s energy and create magnificent work that makes a gloriously big bang.

*** Update! Thank you for all the wonderful and talents applicants. We’ve found our latest addition to the ship’s crew. Up, Up and Away! ***

About Alive!

We’re a high calibre creative agency in need of a new design rocketeer to join the Starship Alive.…
Our established team of designers have mastered an impressive skill set from creative comms campaigns and exceptional employee engagement to inspiring ideas that lead to brilliant delivery. Our growing list of top-drawer clients includes the likes of eBay, Mercedes AMG Petronas, B&Q, NATS, PPL, Great Western Railway, KP Snacks, Cadent, DS Smith, Sainsbury’s and Avon.

Are you our Cosmic Crusader…?

You’ll be an experienced Middleweight Designer with a deep desire to create winning creative work that shoots for the moon. You’ll have 4+ years agency experience working on diverse projects. You’ll be expected to produce excellent conceptual, typographical, layouts for both print and digital projects.

Whether you’re from Venus or Mars, you’ll be a super smart talent with excellent communication skills and an ability to fly your rocket close to the danger-zone creatively and technically. You’ll sweat on the details and have honed your skills to be a captain of the Adobe suite, PowerPoint and ideally, After Effects, with a sharp understanding of emerging trends in digital marketing and communications.

The Opportunity

  • Leading creative agency seeks Middleweight Designer
  • Creative team working with blue chip and independently owned clients
  • Relaxed, fun and inspiring environment to enhance a motivated designer’s career
  • Willing to take the time to get under the skin of our clients and interpret briefs
  • You will have one or more supporting skills that will enhance our existing team; such as animation, After Effects or app design
  • Can think on your feet and is up for a challenge
  • A desire to learn, develop and grow to your full potential
  • Good communication skills internally and with clients

The Star

  •  Has a portfolio that is out of this world
  • Advanced skills in the full Adobe suite (especially InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) plus a great understanding of PowerPoint
  • UX/UI experience – your added superpower – Experience of Adobe XD a bonus
  • A highly creative ideas generator with the skillset to see them through to delivery
  • Thorough understanding of design and artwork production for print
  • Previous experience in a broad range of design fields in both print and digital
  • Able to hit the ground running with vital velocity
  • Willing to take the time to get under the skin of our clients and interpret briefs
  • You will have one or more supporting skills that will enhance our existing team; such as animation, After Effects or app design
  • Can think on your feet and is up for a challenge
  • A desire to learn, develop and grow to your full potential
  • Good communication skills internally and with clients

The Alive DNA

  • Creativity on full throttle
  • Bursting with top ideas that make the mundane marvellous
  •  An eye for exceptional design
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Playfulness aplenty
  • Ability to fly a space rocket to Venus (only joking, or maybe not…)

5,4,3,2,1, blast off…!
If you think you’re the one for us, then fire your portfolio and CV over to hello@alivewithideas.comand let’s see if you can successfully land on planet Alive!

**Please understand only successful candidates will be contacted.**

“The guys at Alive understand the complexities of our business which means we don’t need to explain the detail of every project or design piece – they’re already on it, which keeps things moving and delivers the results we need.”

Emily Stoten — Head of Marketing, Selecta

“I feel like they own and care for the project as much as we do! I would not use anyone else for my creative work and think Alive is ahead of the game.”

Jo Hobbs — Communications Manager

“Thanks for all your help. We are delighted with the campaign, both in terms of the creativity and messaging but also the thought taken over the rollout of the materials. All looks absolutely fabulous!”

Sarah Crowdy — Campaign and Media Officer Communications, South East Water

“We went to ‘Alive’ for ideas on how to run a specific employee program in Europe. Alan and his team were brilliant in coming up with fresh, creative and practical approaches. The team took charge and executed brilliantly. We are pleased with the progress made so far and hope to have the same level of partnership and commitment going forward.”

Sobha Varghese — Tata Consultancy Services

“So glad that we chose Alive to create our new website. As well as taking the time to get the visual side of our requirement right, they worked with us to understand us, our business and our clients and reflect this across the site. We loved their flexible approach, which, coupled with the right level of challenge has replaced our old, clunky site with one we can be proud of. ”

Victoria Ford — Perago

“Alive were there to help when we were working every hour to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They gave us the creativity, ideas and support we needed to deliver campaigns which empowered our residents in the most difficult time most of us have ever seen, personally and professionally. The team understood what we needed, worked closely with us and delivered fast without any compromise on quality. Working with Alive has been a joy in the darkest of times and I have no doubt will have helped to save lives. Thanks team x”

Julie Odams, Assistant Director of Communications & Customers — Derbyshire County Council

“Alive with Ideas was able to help transform the visual layout for our RSVP invite into an crisp, vibrant, and eye-catching design. Each time I work with the team, I am always stunned at the effort and creativity that goes into each detail and am always eager for the end result. The team is extremely accommodating and always provide a fresh approach to our projects that elevates our communications materials!”

Alana Khaytin, Communications Specialist — Braskem America

“If you are looking to improve creativity and build teamwork, I highly recommend a session like this for your team. No matter where you are in your creativity journey, a workshop like this can give your team a boost of energy and ideas to invigorate their creative thinking.”

Amy Lilja, IC Manager — Hennepin Healthcare

“This is brilliant. I wanted to give my heartfelt thanks to all of the team who worked on this. You all understood exactly what we wanted to communicate and why, and then managed to do it in a way that was far better than anything I could have imagined. I’m a bit choked up to be honest!”

Sarah Wright, Head of Communications and Campaigns — NEA

“This looks amazing - brought a smile to my face scrolling through it :-)”

Jack Ford, Head of Marketing — streamGO

“Love it. I will pass to the boss, but I think it's awesome.”

Matt Fletcher — Met Police

“We worked with the team at Alive to create our staff recognition video.
At a time like this, its never been more important to share the amazing work that our staff have done and continue to do on a daily basis under very difficult circumstances. We wanted to shout about this and recognise that when the time came, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue stepped up to the plate. We didn’t want an ordinary thank you post on social media or a basic email sent out internally, we wanted something special. Enter Alive. ”

Emma Wright — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“The (Alive) team were able to creatively pull together and document (in just over 2minutes) everything our service has achieved over the last few months, from thousands of prescriptions deliveries to hundreds of phone calls made to the vulnerable. The final product was so powerful and reflective of what our service has and continues to achieve. It couldn’t have been better received within the service – thanks Alive for once again helping us to communicate our vision!’”

Emma Wright — South Yorkshire & Rescue

“Boom!
Thank you so much. Incredible work done at incredible speed by incredible people.
Outstanding work as ever and what a turnaround. As for the concepts – wow. These are that good it would be an insult to describe them as just good. It’s a joke, quite frankly. This is exactly the Alive effect I was after. Right now I feel like I am living in an Alive With Ideas wonderland. Thank you!”

Jack Grasby, Campaigns Manager — SYFR

“Our company is fun, we have great brands, but most importantly we’re all about our people – and I wanted an agency who would understand that and help us bring it to life through our website and other comms. Straight away I felt that Alive ‘got’ us and provided the creative inspiration exactly where we needed it, as well as the technical expertise to deliver a well-functioning website.”

Keren McCarron, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications — KP Snacks

“Alive were professional, friendly and great to work with. Most importantly they were creative, helping us to bring an extremely important safety campaign to life.”

Jack Grasby — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“Alive helped us create a video of our response to the floods of winter 2019. Our Chief Officer received messages from all round the country praising us for it and was really pleased with both the video and the response to it.”

Alexander Mills, Communications Manager — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“I have worked with Alive with Ideas for many years now and they are by far the best Ideas and design company I have ever worked with (I’d even go as far as to say the best company of any sort that I’ve ever worked with). They are an incredibly talented and creative team, who are normal human beings, completely grounded, totally down to earth, approachable, friendly and an overall joy to work with.”

Steph Tranter, Hybrid Exec Coach & Psychologist — StephTranter.com

“Alive are unique in how much they deeply listen and invest in you and your ideas. I have not come across a company that listens as much as they do to ensure your needs are understood and met (actually - they always exceed my needs and expectations). Everyone I recommend Alive to has an equally brilliant experience. When you work with Alive, you are not only getting some genius creativity brought into your life, you are also hanging out with some of the best examples of human beings I’ve ever known.”

Steph Tranter, Hybrid Exec Coach & Psychologist — StephTranter.com

“What I really appreciate about Alive is that they work with us as partners, and care as much about getting it right for our patients as we do.”

Sara Langston, Patient Engagement & Marketing Manager — italk

“We got 'Alive' involved to help us shift mindsets across our organisation and they delivered! Using simple, clear and creative ideas the team have delivered us a campaign which has seen a dramatic increase in idea sharing and development. They’ve also played a significant role in creating a culture of shared success. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with again, in fact, we already are!”

Gavin Buckle — B&Q