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Senior Visual Designer
Location: Southampton
Salary: Circa £45,000, plus bonus and excellent benefits
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
Number of vacancies:

Role summary

We are looking for a Senior Visual Designer with around 5 years front-end digital design experience to provide creative ownership of our visual interactive brand, and design a range of B2B and B2C products across desktop / mobile web and mobile / tablet applications.

You will work with the Head of Mobile to implement user-centred design as part of our existing product development process. This is about more than maps; it’s about building a delightful user experience across all our products including websites, mobile apps and online services. With an understanding of responsive or cross platform design, your deliverables will include scamps, mockups, screen and interface designs, design rules and light prototypes. You will also be responsible for maintaining and developing OS brand specifications for all products to ensure the Ordnance Survey portfolio is consistent and meets quality and business standards.

You’ll need to be prepared to hit the ground running so you can have an impact from week one.  We’re offering an opportunity to make your mark by significantly influencing products that are used by millions of people every day in every sector you can imagine, to work with like-minded passionate people in an organisation which values and develops its people. You’ll have a lot of autonomy but all the support you need to be successful. There’s no doubt this will be a challenge but we are passionate about making products that customers love to use and if you are too then you really should apply.

Essential knowledge and skills

  • Good skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and any other design and visualisation tools
  • Good track record of using analytics to inform design decisions
  • Good track record of adding value at the visual design stage to product specifications and functional wire frames
  • Demonstrable record in creating and adapting brands and identities to online and mobile

Competencies - level 4

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Making effective decisions
  • Collaborating and partnering

For more information about the competencies, please click here  

Alongside all the benefits you’d expect from us (e.g. flexi time and an excellent pension plan), we offer exciting projects, a fresh, innovative environment and the role-specific training you’ll need to really develop in your career.   

Tell us how you meet the requirements of the role in your competency examples, including the skills and knowledge, in a max of 250 words per competency.

Closing date: 17 February 2014

Equal opportunities
Ordnance Survey is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from individuals regardless of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. 

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