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Craft & Graphic Designer

  • Craft & Graphic Designer
  • Hawke's Bay
  • $65k - $75k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Talent Director - Creative & Design

Are you an intermediate designer looking for a new challenge to get stuck in to?  

Based in or looking to make the move to the sunny Hawke's Bay?

We're on the hunt for a driven intermediate designer looking for growth, to join a busy Hawke's Bay based agency. The new Designer will report directly to the Creative Director and will support the current studio team. 

This is a role for an autonomous, passionate designer who is happy to champion projects and always strive to create the best solutions for clients. The successful candidate will be adept at interpreting briefs and have strong communication skills with an ability to rationalise design decisions. They will be proactive, self-directed and accountable. 

The candidate will need to be able to create new design concepts as well as maintain the visual standards and brand continuity of existing projects. This role is 1/3 campaign and advertising design, 1/3 branding and identity and 1/3 corporate communications design. Ideally, the candidate will have experience across all three of these disciplines.

Required Experience: 

  • Min 4+ years’ experience
  • Agency background or corporate branding experience preferred

Required Skills:

  • Strong design skills across branding, advertising and corporate visual communications
  • A strategic and conceptual thinker
  • Confident in adhering to and developing brand tone of voice 
  • Solid on the tools, ability to deliver quickly and assist with art working when required
  • Excellent file management
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Proactive, smart, with attention to detail

Desired Skills:

  • Digital design skills – an understanding in this space would be ideal

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary Qualification (preferred)

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Solid work ethic
  • Happy working in a small team
  • Always seeking to add value to a project
  • Uses initiative
  • Committed to learning new skills
  • Passion for delivering a quality product to a client
  • Has pride in their place of work


  • Busy, social, growing & dynamic workplace
  • $65 - 75K + Kiwisaver

Let Leighton and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch by emailing leighton@thepond.co.nz or calling +64 21 702 573  for more information.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.



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