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Junior Designer – CLOSED

February 5, 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our Design team. Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam, and Jared with a simple mission: to open the first copper pot gin distillery in London for almost 200 years. In doing so they pioneered a change to the law, which brought London Dry Gin and small batch distilling back to its home, London, and in doing so kicked off something of a gin renaissance. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills and moving premises to a new site in Chiswick, West London. We’ve recently joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage and craftsmanship as much as we do, and we now sit alongside global brands such as Jim Beam, Laphroaig, and Courvoisier. We are celebrating 10 years and have a super exciting marketing plan to recruit sippers faster and wider. We need an extra pair of hands to help us bring all these plans to life in this extremely exciting moment for our brand. The perfect candidate will be creative, organised, and dynamic, and who can stay calm under pressure. The candidate will work under the guidance of our Brand Design Manager to deliver all the design and content creation to meet our growing marketing needs.

Title: Junior Designer

Salary: Competitive with benefits

Reporting to: Brand Design Manager

Based at: The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ

Key Responsibilities:

– Deliver creative support for the Sales teams, creating and adapting materials such as menus, table talkers, incentives and point of sale.

– Collaborate with photoshoots at all stages, from planning and sourcing of props to styling and editing of photos.

– Manage the stock and orders of the basic stationary such as business cards, postcards, brand brochures and other printed materials.

– Collaborate with the digital team in the creation, adaptation and delivery of engaging content for social media platforms.

– Assist the events team with materials to optimize the experience and brand awareness.

– Be a brand guardian ensuring our brand guidelines are followed at all times – in the UK and internationally.

– Assist the design team to create beautifully designed brand assets.

– Distribute existing assets to partners and accounts.

– Assist the creation of toolkits for the international markets.

– Support any pitches by creating professional and engaging presentations.

 Essential Skills:

– Proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

– Plate spinning brilliance – strong organisational and communication skills that allow you to manage multiple projects simultaneously

– Proactively manage projects and workstreams – it will be your responsibility to ensure we do not run out of essential printed materials and that updates are made when necessary in good time

– Energetic, dedicated and imaginative being able to solve different briefs with uncompromising quality

– Work well under pressure and with tight deadlines

– Adaptive and considerate of the team’s needs

– Any other creative skills (e.g. video or photography editing, calligraphy) would be a plus.


– Background in design/advertising/photography and/or recent design school graduate and/or 1 year of relevant experience

How to apply:

Please send a CV and a link or PDF of your portfolio to [email protected], along with a cover letter explaining why you’d fit seamlessly into our team, a time when you’ve made something exceptional, and what quirky addition you will bring to Sipsmith!

Closing Date: NOW CLOSED 

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