Graphic Designer

  • Full-time
  • Design
  • Ware or Northampton

Role summary

To deliver creative and effective design solutions for the company and its clients. To see those design projects through from conceptualisation to design and production.

You will be able to work from home flexibly as well as in one of our offices, either in Ware, Hertfordshire, or Northampton.


  • Working as part of a team with other designers, Project Managers, printers and web developers
  • Print production management of graphics, brochures and general print collateral
  • Liaison with print contractors
  • Workload management and organising / scheduling of work
  • Project management and awareness of deadlines
  • Client liaison - either directly (taking brief and following through to completion) or as part of a project team
  • Meeting clients or Project Managers to discuss the objectives and requirements of the job
  • Interpreting the brief whether from the Project Manager or client and developing a solution to suit their purpose
  • Estimating the time required to complete the work
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
  • Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to clients, Project Managers or Creative Directors
  • Working with and maintaining up-to-date skills using a wide range of software
  • Producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork towards the overall brief
  • Seeing an idea through from initial concept to artwork
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media

Skills required

Applicants are expected to have a passion for good design and typography and relevant design experience across both print, large format graphics and digital media. You need to be comfortable using ‘Adobe Creative Suite’ applications including; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and also have good experience using MS PowerPoint. Any After Effects and/or Premier Pro experience would be an advantage, but relevant experience, along with the right attitude, personality and shared values are more important to us. 

Competencies required


When being briefed, not being afraid to ask questions so a full understanding of the project is there before starting the design. Proofing and making sure final approval has been granted before proceeding to print.

Planning & Organisation

To ensure scheduling and time management are kept up to date and that deadlines are always met. To make sure briefing sheets are kept in order of coming into the studio, always keeping in mind deadlines.

People Management

To brainstorm with the other designers in the studio to keep our creativity flowing. To liaise with Project Managers throughout projects so that they run smoothly, meeting deadlines.

Team working

Working in teams with regard to working closely with the 3D designers and Project Managers when designing graphics for projects.

Customer & Quality Focused

To always be on top of the client’s brand. Being completely brand confident, giving the client the knowledge that we know their brand and will produce quality, creative graphics for them to showcase


To be aware of budgets and the cost of materials and print production if and when outsourced


Will deliver high quality graphic design to deadline.

Personal Growth

Takes full responsibility when handling a graphic design project liaising with the Project Manager. Is approachable, with a passionate personality, taking on challenges and always up for new and ambitious pitches and design projects.


Leads brainstorming sessions when the sole Graphic Designer on a project, injects thoughtful, exciting ideas/concepts and takes into consideration other peoples work schedules and thoughts.

Culture and values

We would like to talk to people that can work well both individually and as part of a wider team, that have no problem transforming briefs into ideas and solutions. Good organisational and communication skills are essential, as the roles rely on strong teamwork and will offer opportunities for direct contact with clients.

At Rapiergroup, we strive to offer the best management, support and training to meet individual’s needs. We believe that everyone who works here should love what they do, putting their heart and soul into their work. We know that the right individual will thrive with us and can look forward to an exciting and varied career with great opportunities for progression.

We offer a competitive package, believe in a good work-life balance, and offer flexible working in a fun and happy environment. We all share a great sense of humour and look forward to welcoming more like-minded individuals to our team.

You’ll need to live and breathe our core values to be a great fit:

Do the right thing

We do what we say we are going to do and what is expected of us in our roles. We know in our hearts the right thing to do, whatever the situation, and we do it without being asked.

Open minded

We welcome each other’s ideas and embrace change.

Team player

We help each other and have each other’s backs We act as a team and do not leave anyone behind.

Humbly Confident

We act for the greater good of the company, so everything we say and do is for that purpose and no other. We are no nonsense, straight talking, no fuss, no ego


We approach our days with ‘can do’ attitudes and do our utmost to bring our best self to work every day.