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Senior Graphic Designer

  • Closing date 30 Nov 2021
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

The Supplant Company is a University of Cambridge start-up, a graduate of the Y-Combinator accelerator program, and is backed by major VCs in the US and Europe. We are an innovative and dynamic ingredient company, creating products to address major health and environmental challenges in the global food system, and beyond. Our core product, Supplant™ sugars from fiber, allows the creation of food products that are healthier for people and planet.

The company is seeking a Graphic Designer to join the brand and marketing team. Our preferred candidate will have: i) 5 or more years' experience in graphic design ideally in a startup and/or CPG setting, ii) demonstrated proficiency in a range of graphic media including logo design, photo editing, video editing, website design, packaging design, iii) worked on, and taken responsibility for, individual projects with a strong desire to learn new, and develop existing, skills.

The role will be based at the company’s offices and laboratory on the Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, UK. The anticipated salary for the role is £30,000 - £45,000, dependent on the extent to which the candidate meets the requirements outlined in the job description and experience.

You will be designing a wide variety of things across digital and print media. You will be responsible for the entire process of defining requirements, visualising and creating graphics including; illustrations, logos, layouts, photos, designing packages and brand decks. We already have the company narrative but we now need someone with a keen eye for the visual part to deliver the creative, fun and interesting visual part of the brand. To be successful in this position, you’ll be a self-starter, capable of delivering brilliant creative ideas, and show amazing attention to detail.

As Graphic Designer you will report to the Head of Brand and your key duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Create and design a wide range of graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites with software such as photoshop
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Establish brand guidelines
  • Prioritise and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Perform retouching and manipulation of images
  • Work with a wide range of media and use graphic design software
  • 5 or more years of experience in graphic design ideally in a startup and/or CPG environment
  • demonstrated proficiency in a range of graphic media including logo design, photo editing, video editing, website design, packaging design
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, and other graphic design software
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Familiarity with WordPress, HTML and CSS advantageoud but not essential
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Passion for disruptive technologies, products and making a difference.
  • Strong work ethic - prepared to put in extra hours when then are really needed.
  • Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 for the right candidate, dependent on experience and extent to which the job specification is met
  • Full-time permanent position – 37.5 hours / week
  • Company pension plan (Royal London).
  • 31 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays).
  • Work on Cambridge Science Park (may be able to work remotely part of the time).
  • We look to grow our employees with the business.

This is a unique opportunity to join the team at a very exciting stage of the company's growth.

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