Graphic Designer

3 weeks ago by

Website Octopus Energy

About Octopus Energy:

Since 2016, Octopus has been on a mission to bring affordable, green energy to the world. Under its own retail brand, Octopus delivers world-class customer service and cutting edge energy products to 7.7 million households globally.

Our operations span 18 countries and the entire energy value chain. The group invests in, builds and flexibly manages renewable energy, operating a £7 billion portfolio of projects – one of Europe’s largest.

Octopus has been operating in New Zealand since 2022 with the aim of making it easy for customers to access affordable power through market-leading innovation and technology.

Working with Octopus Energy is a chance to join an exciting scale-up business within the energy supply sector, one that’s at the forefront of changing the landscape of the energy industry across the world. A role with us offers you the chance to contribute to building world-class operations that will catapult you into a fantastic career.

More about the role:

We’re seeking a permanent part-time designer, based in Wellington to join our team for three days per week (or the equivalent of).

You will have a minimum 5 years experience and have great graphic design skills across digital visual communications and appropriate software expertise. We are after someone who is particularly passionate about generating engaging content across social media and owned channels and is not afraid to share ideas and get stuck in and try something new.

Working closely with the Head of Marketing, you will ideate and create relevant and engaging visual creative and content to attract and retain customers across our marketing, sales and internal channels. This includes creating new and innovative ways to express our brand and message across all media. You would need to be comfortable working dynamically where speed to market is prioritised.

There is room to flex your creativity in this role. It’s not just about taking a brief and delivering final designs. You are also encouraged to come up with new ways of communicating our brand story and offer, particularly across social channels, through visual design.

If you enjoy coming up with innovative ideas to enhance a brand's presence in market, then this is the role for you!

More specifically, we are looking for someone who has:

-5+ years experience in graphic design
-Experience creating visual communications for creative marketing, advertising and storytelling for brands
-Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and familiar with Figma
-Experience working with digital publishing and working with SMTP services such as SendGrid, and experience with HTML
-Photography and/or video skills a bonus, but not essential
-Copywriting skills a bonus, but not essential
-A passionate multitasker who enjoys being on the tools as well as thinking more creatively to ideate and develop concepts
-Attention to detail and self-motivated

Key responsibilities:

-Visual communications – creating content for promotional campaigns, owned channels, EDM and internal channels whilst maintaining brand consistency throughout everything we do
-Strong focus on social media visual design and concept creation
-Storytelling – telling our brand story through product, design and people
-Digital publishing – design and set up of EDMs
-Shoot and edit photography, if applicable
-Strong teamwork – ability to take a brief through to completion, as well as initiating ideas or concepts for new ways of telling our brand story
-Grow your understanding of our target audience and proposition to develop relevant and appealing creative solutions
-Copywriting skills where required

What you will love about us:

– Our company culture – We are organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people.
– Flexible working environment – genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
– Huge focus on wellness – weekly yoga and massages, drinks, barista-style coffee machine, gym access, snacks from good-for and more
– Equity Options Scheme – you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
– Office culture – have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks – we call it Family Dinner
-Your development is important – we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you

Ready to join us?

To apply now, please submit your CV and portfolio.

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