Senior creative - Retail & Interiors
Brand Experiences are today’s competitive advantage. To stand out, today’s brands need to create something that's uniquely original to them. We’re the studio behind many industry and world-first brand experience concepts all around the world. It’s what we’ve done best for over 40 years. The result? Game-changing work that leads where others follow.
We don't have a house style. Our design philosophy is grounded in a people-first approach. We design for the encounter first and then the sense of place - be it physical, virtual, digital or tactile.
We are experts in designing immersive brand experiences that are both flexible and dynamic. We create fluid spaces and architectural components that can change their usage or the atmospherics of a space with ease.
Today sustainability is now central to the way we design. We work to find the most-effective sustainable solutions, without compromising on creativity, and have established BREAAM and LEED accredited designs.
Our role is to ignite consumer desire wherever people fall in love with brands. We believe in heightening the emotion of the brand encounter by building anticipation and intrigue at every stage of the user’s journey.
R&I Design Role
+ 5+ years experience in relevant industry/agencies.
+ Be a confident voice with an individual creative style to work within the wider team to develop compelling and meaningful design concepts, from initial ideation through to finalised Detail Design.
+ Demonstrate a solid understanding of the consumer journey and behaviours, interrogating the brief and identifying key objectives.
+ The ability to take the lead on small to large scale projects, with an attention to detail to ensure standards and consistency.
+ Confidently represent CK in client meetings.
+ Responsibility in line management, setting a positive example through a pro-active and motivated approach. Provide support and be a key player in the development of junior team members.
+ Full understanding of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, fluent in 3D modelling software and render programs, SketchUp/V-Ray preferable.
+ Have substantial experience in reading and creating CAD drawing packs, including relevant specification documents.
R&I Creative Mindset
+ Hold a pulpable sense of intuition. Instinct goes a long way when embarking on something new.
+ Be a simple genius. Spark brand potential. The purists opportunities aren’t always obvious.
+ Understand the essence of collaboration. Be agile in one breath and persistent in the other.
+ Respect the commerciality’s of a project, using any barrier as a barometer for practicality and inspiration.
+ Believe in a contagious work ethic. Passion drives creativity.
+ Listen, translate, create. Have one finger on the pulse at all times, keeping in-tune with the evolving trends, culture and software.
CK Application Details
Our application process doesn’t involve any tick box exercises. Quality outweighs quantity. Send us a portfolio that makes you flick twice - any format is accepted.
+ Salary: competitive and fair.
+ Holiday: 20 contractual days, all bank holidays, plus your birthday and the festive period between Christmas & new year. Loyalties days are accrued after 3 years.
+ Benefits: private healthcare, a wellbeing cashback scheme, generous pension contributions, life assurance and many other perks.
+ CK Culture: flexible working with the option to split days between studio and WFH. We’re reasonable and instill trust in all our team members.
+ Diversity and Inclusion: we believe in exactly that. Read more here.