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Graphic Designer

Gulf Marketing Group (GMG Group)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP229-259

Job description / Role

Job Summary

The role holder is responsible for producing visual solutions that meet the needs of the GMG and Business Units/departments, while combining creative skills and commercial awareness.

Accountabilities

Core Responsibilities:
• Supports the creation of brand experiences though original storytelling using latest graphic design techniques for consumer-facing brand experience
• Understands the creative and business needs and determines presentation of illustrative material
• Conceptualizes, creates, and delivers digital graphics as needed for the website, e-mail blasts, and other digital collateral
• Uses graphic design applications/software in the planning process and incorporates consumer/brand insights during the design phase
• Ensures that all graphic designs are supported by clear ideation, effective use of aesthetics, scale, spacing, color, and texture
• Selects the best medium to present or produce the design concept using color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques
• Researches and keep abreast of the consumers’ preferences, market trends, developments in IT to deliver innovative design elements for all brand experiences
• Works in partnership with marketing and event counterparts to facilitate marketing executions and acts as the point of contact between partners/agencies concerning design deliverables
• Works with external agency teams to conceptualize and deliver designs that match GMG’s structural and aesthetic brand standards
• Supports campaign planning and execution by designing scaled campaign material while applying established standards, formats and guidelines, and supervising adaptation from suppliers/agencies
• Prepares visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts, and ensures design content meets brand/business requirements
• Works with and utilizes 3D design softwares when needed
• Collaborates with printers to select the type of paper and printing methods; places production orders and follows up with vendors
• Designs and prepares art and copy layouts, applying established standards, formats and guidelines
• Designs corporate presentations and templates through creative concepts and usage of relevant design software

Self-Management:
• Defines performance goals at the start of the year in discussion with the reporting manager and ensures that the goals are achieved during the course of the year
• Takes ownership of his/her own learning agenda by identifying development needs in consultation with the manager and agreeing on the individual development plan which goes beyond just training and development
• Keeps abreast of professional developments, new techniques and current issues through continued education and professional growth

Requirements

Educational Qualifications and Certificates
• Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
• Experienced in Graphic design software applications (Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Indesign, MS Office, Quark Xpress)
• Additional software knowledge are preferred (Lightroom, Flash, 3D Max, Google Sketch Up, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, Keynote)

Experience
• A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience

Skills

Additional skills
• Conceptualizing, Typography and Layout Skills
• Creative thinking ability
• Ability to use a wide range of mediums, including sketching, drawing, photography and computer aided design
• Video editing, Photo editing, Pre Press experience, HTML or coding Skills, 3d Skills.

About the Company

Established in 1978, by the Baker family who still own and manage the company today, Gulf Marketing Group is one of the Middle East's leading, family owned companies. Gulf Marketing Group operates regionally, across the GCC and boasts a diverse portfolio of brands, retail outlets and services. Gulf Marketing Group subsidiaries operate in key sectors such as retail and distribution of sporting goods and lifestyle brands, health and fitness, food and food processing, integrated 3PL logistics, real estate, healthcare and pharmacies, education and technology. Since 1978, Gulf Marketing Group has introduced more than 90 international brands into the Middle East, as well as building the reputation of our homegrown brands as reliable and quality driven companies.

We are proud to be one of the top 10 retailers in the Gulf region with:

  • More than three decades experience managing international brands in local environments
  • A prestigious portfolio of world class brand partners
  • Anchor tenancy in all major GCC shopping malls
  • A proven track record of securing exclusive retail and distributor agreements
  • An experienced management team
  • Strong customer relationships

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