WPA Pinfold

Careers

We were born in London and have grown to become one of the North’s leading brand design consultancies, whilst still maintaining our roots in the South. We have been in the branding business for over four decades and have gained over 130 global brand design awards, through focusing on our clients and helping them build brand success.

Our clients stretch from Tongham to Taipei, and from Northampton to New York – several of them have been supporting us for two decades or more. We work in a Victorian library that we have converted into the ideal studio space to help harness our inspirational energies.

We encourage commitment and engagement by ensuring our team has a stake in our business and we’ve nurtured a team spirit that’s enabled us to survive and thrive – most of our people have been on board for a decade or more.

If you’re interested in joining us, send your CV and work samples to recruitment@wpa-pinfold.co.uk

Our designers and project managers are involved in the end-to-end creative process, and always respond to client briefs with fresh thinking, enthusiasm and strong rationale. If that sounds like you, get in touch today.

Our midweight designers…

  • Accurately answer the brief and its objectives, connecting and engaging the target audiences, producing creative and original ideas that are on brand and on message.
  • Support the Senior Designer and Design Director throughout the creative evolution of a project, from producing original concepts, through the refinement and development of the work, and all the way through to final delivery, adding value at every stage.
  • Show a keen interest in current trends and issues in the wider creative world and beyond, drawing inspiration from the outside to drive their thinking.
  • Work collaboratively with the project team to create work that engages and inspires its intended audience, showing real design flair that excites our clients.
  • Should be able to present their work with confidence and enthusiasm to the internal team and clients when required.
  • Are always looking beyond a brief to bring something extra to the table and push the thinking of our clients, to surprise and delight.
  • Are confident to bring their ideas to brainstorming sessions and feel their voice is important.
  • Inspire junior team members to share their ideas and improve their design skills.
  • Have a true eye for detail, typography, layout and composition.
  • Work within the spirit of client brand guidelines, obeying the golden rules but still challenging the norm.

Requirements

We’re looking on a technical level for…

  • Experience in designing for both print and digital media, including an understanding of accessibility.
  • A strong knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, some knowledge of motion graphics would be preferable.
  • An ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and be good at time management.
  • Confidence working in a fast-paced creative studio environment on high pressure blue chip clients.
  • A strong creative portfolio led by original thinking.

We’re looking on a personal attribute level for…

  • A positive, can-do person, someone always looking to develop and build on existing skills.
  • Someone who demonstrates proactive support for other team members where required.
  • Someone who can be supportive and “present”, with a willingness to develop as a designer and a team member.
  • A self-starter who is resourceful, can adapt to change and can deliver, even under pressure.
  • Someone capable of building relationships both in team, in company and with clients.
  • Someone who shows belief in their work, and is a confident presenter.

When applying, please include a portfolio.

Your portfolio: When interviewing and shortlisting, portfolios are an important part of a design application. We always like to see examples of not just the finished product but also the ideas behind it and why they were developed. Show us your sketches or even the ideas that were dismissed that you really liked! We will also be interested in you as a person, it is important that we find someone who will fit in to and complement a talented team.

Our project managers

We are looking for an experienced project manager who has a proven track record of being able to manage strategic projects with layers of complexity in terms of internal stakeholders and client requirements.

  • Have the ability to calmly and efficiently manage multiple projects at once, across a diverse portfolio, on time and on budget.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a confident and personable approach to developing client and supplier relationships.
  • Come with a wealth of experience in successfully managing multiple projects across a range of brand identity and communications projects.
  • Are skilful at spinning plates and experts at matching client needs with delivery requirements.

We’re looking on a technical level for…

  • Experience in the brand creation and the development process.
  • Ability to demonstrate how they build lasting and successful client relationships.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and be good at time management.
  • Confidence working in a fast-paced creative studio environment on high pressure blue chip clients.
  • A good communicator, both written and verbal. Excellent proposal writing skills.
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to manage complex projects on time and on budget.

We’re looking on a personal attribute level for…

  • A positive, can-do person, very organised and always looking to develop and build on existing skills.
  • Someone able to demonstrate proactive support for other team members where required.
  • A self-starter who is resourceful, is not easily put off stride, can adapt to changing circumstances and can deliver, under pressure.
  • Someone capable of building relationships with clients at senior level, as well as being a team player.
  • A confident presenter.

If you’re interested in joining us, send your CV and work samples to recruitment@wpa-pinfold.co.uk