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Sr Designer

Brand:  Equator
Company:  Equator GJ Limited
Line of Business:  Schawk

Manchester, ENG, GB, M4 4HD Nottingham, ENG, GB, NG1 1QE


We are an award winning agency specialising in packaging and branding design. With extensive experience in all areas of brand and retail communication we offer a global service.

Are you Senior Designer looking to work on some fantastic retail/FMCG clients?

Do you have a portfolio that will impress?

We are looking for someone, ideally, with strong food and retail experience in particular food art direction, an ability to present well to the client, communicate well with teams across the globe and execute the creative brief, creative strategy and creative solution for numerous projects. 


This role can be based at either our Nottingham or Manchester studios.




•Fully understands, without guidance, the Equator process

•Leads and Champions the Equator process and best practice – supporting junior team members

•Understanding Equator clients and their requirements

•Confidently presenting internally and to clients as part of a team

•Supports Creative Account Handlers in presenting concepts

•Leads a project from concept phase through completion

•Hits deadlines consistently

•Leading a team of designers working on various sites

•Liaising with production department to ensure best printing results

• Art directs own photoshoots

• Strong strategic & conceptual thinking

•Approach projects with a strategic focus with the upmost creativity

•Ability to promote Equator and it’s goals

•Drive consensus between peers with a positive can due attitude

•Mentor junior team members

•Knowledge in print production and photography

•Takes accountability of timelines and working within budget

• In charge of awards submissions and case study project execution

•Confident presenting across multiple sites

•Confidently communicating with colleagues across multiple departments and locations


  • Degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing or related field
  • Experience of Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritising, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organisation, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.

Equator is a retail brand design agency that is part of SGK. SGK is a global leader in the design of high performance marketing ecosystems, the creation of content that scales consumer experiences with brands, and the integration of technologies to enable collaborative digital networks. SGK is a Matthews International company.