Junior Designer wanted to join our team

Junior Designer wanted

Dawson Design are a lively studio based in the centre of manchester working with B2B clients. We are looking for a recent graduate with a Design or multimedia degree. You would be working on a wide range of projects across varied disciplines from 1/4 page ads to exhibition stands, from email campaigns to making brews, and everything in-between.

We’re passionate about what we do and we’re now looking for a junior designer to join our team. It’s a fast-paced but friendly environment, so enthusiasm and professionalism with an ability to learn fast is essential.

Essentials

  • A relevant degree or similar
  • Well versed with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Recognised agency experience either via placement or full time positions
  • Comfortable working with both print and web mediums
  • A portfolio with a balance of creativity and craft, a great eye for typography, colour and layout
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate ideas clearly and comfortably.

Bonus requirements

  • Some front-end development experience, or certainly a willingness to learn.

How to Apply

Please apply with your latest CV and portfolio samples to info@dawsondesign.com

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Salary dependent on experience.

Full-time position in Manchester, UK

Salary: Dependent on experience / Competitive

How Pinterest Will Benefit Your Business

Pinterest

Pinterest is the fastest growing social networking platform, ever!And why is this?Pinterest is a network built for sharing and organising images, whether it is your own photographs or other images that you find on the internet. Statistics show that our brains process visual information 60,000 times faster than text and 90% of the information that enters our mind is visual.  So it is not surprising why a visually focussed social networking platform has flown through the roof!

How will Pinterest help my business?

Pinterest will make your business visual, relatable & shareable. Pinterest will promote your products, services, engage with your audience and show how your business will benefit their lives.

Use your Pinterest account to ‘Pin’ photographs of your own work, brand associated images, how to guides, tips, inspiration and infographics that will strengthen your brand.

The more brand-related images you Pin – the more exposure your business will receive!Users can share your photography and pinned images in just a few clicks – this makes promoting your brand extremely easy and free!

Also, you can install the ‘Pin It’ plugin on to your website.This will enable users to pin your visual content to their Pinterest boards. By having your visual content pinned to user’s Pinterest boards, you will be exposing your business as every ‘Pinned’ image will be linked back to your website.

Pinterest Enhances Your SEO

Pinterest is heavily crawled by search engines. This makes Pinterest an amazing platform to use your keywords and create links back to your site. Building the amount of links back to your website will help you land on the first page of Google for all of your keywords!

Tip: upload your own images which can be linked back to your website, use your key words in the image titles and pin impressionable images that people will want to share.

Pinterest Increases Traffic to Your Website

A recent study by Shareaholic revealed that Pinterest promotes more traffic to your website than Twitter, StumbeUpon, Reddit, Google+, YouTube & LinkedIn! Sign up and don’t miss out on all of the potential hits you could be getting!

Pinterest Engages with Potential Customers

Believe us when we say, Pinterest is addictive! It is one of those websites that you can lose hours of your time just staring and pinning hundreds of images to your boards. By having an online Pinterest presence you add a personality to your business as well as interacting with your customers.

Calling all design students…

..are you looking for a placement?

Here at Dawson Design we are always on the look out for bright young talent…so ask yourself this:

  • Would you like to get valuable real world experience in a lively studio working with B2B clients?
  • Are you a recent graduate with a degree in Graphic Design or Multimedia? 
  • Are you an expert in Creative suite, html/CSS literate.
  • Do you live in or around Manchester?
  • Have you got the skills and ability to deliver creative concepts, ideas and solutions working on live briefs & projects?

If YES to the above and you would like to be considered for the placement in our busy central Manchester design studio – please send a covering letter, CV and examples of your work to: info@dawsondesign.com

Only successful applicants will be contacted etc…

Croda advert wins excellence award

Advertising Excellence KeraDyn

The KeraDyn HH advert placed in a recent issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has been awarded the “Honoring Advertising Excellence Award” for gaining the highest overall effectiveness  rating in the  publication.

The ‘On Target’ study is conducted by Readex Research and selected adverts in C&T are studied and feedback obtained from readers. Ads are rated on effectiveness in key areas of advertising; visual appeal, ease of reading, amount of information, and clear communication of benefits.

Dawson Design hear us RAR

RAR Certified Agency Dawson Design

We are very pleased about this validation, as it can only be gained following positive reviews by previous and existing clients, which is worth much more than any boast we can come up with (although we can be guilty of that as well).

Why Choose a RAR Certified Agency…

… i.e. Dawson Design. As it’s proof that we’ve been independently assessed by an outside organisation, based on testimonials from people we’ve worked with (both previously and ongoing), and judged to be reliable provider of high-quality, good-value services. Put simply, it means you can trust us to deliver what we say we will.

Also, RAR is up-to-date. As you can see by the logo, you only get 12 months’ grace until you either;

a) have your certification renewed because new people are continuing to rave about you, or

b) disappear from the register and have to hand back your logo and certificate, because you’ve not done anything good in the last year.

This means you can be sure that any positive news about an agency is recent, and not ten-year-old client quotes from days gone by.

Thanks to everyone that contributed to us reaching the RAR status, we will continue to maintain the high standards we’re (now officially) known for.

If you would like to discuss a project with RAR Certified Agency Dawson Design please get in touch!

Quarter of a Century of Great Design

25 years of Great Design

25 years of Great Design, Anthony Dawson with the senior design team

Dawson Design moves into it’s 25th year this month – Founder of the business and Senior Partner, Anthony Dawson said: “We are all delighted and proud to have reached this milestone and look forward to the next 25 years!

“Looking back, so much has changed since Dawson Design was launched in July 1986 – a time when everybody worked on drawing boards – now we have computers on each desk, design software and emails (all ensuring that we have no time for drinks at lunch!).

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our clients and staff, new and long-standing, for getting us to this milestone… and here’s to the next 25 years!