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Junior Designer

about us

itsu is the healthy eating, Asian inspired quick service retail & grocery brand with over 70 stores in the UK and a leading wholesale business across Europe and beyond. Renowned for its delicious food made fresh in every shop, every day, itsu has huge global ambitions with a commitment to continue to open many more stores and intensify the growth of its already thriving grocery arm. With its best-is-class food, latest technology, innovation, and talented workforce, itsu is the future of fast food.

scope of the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior Designer to sit within our in-house marketing team and support the Graphic Design Lead on a wide range of creative projects.

You will be expected to deliver high-quality designs and asset creation to the necessary specifications and follow the brand guidelines. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of both print and digital design and be able to work under tight deadlines.  

This is a great opportunity for a junior designer to gain more experience within a fast-paced in-house studio. 

main responsibilities 

  • Develop on-brand designs for both print and digital design, including assets for in-store POS, website, newsletter and social media
  • Explore and present new design ideas and new creative concepts in collaboration with the Graphic Design Lead.
  • Use Figma to create digital components.
  • Be able to create gifs, animations and moving graphics.
  • Ad hoc asset creation when required.
  • Have brilliant attention to detail.
  • Work in a fast-paced, responsive environment.
  • Stay ahead of emerging digital trends and provide new ideas to enhance the website and digital marketing campaigns.
  • Be able to work on a short turnaround whilst delivering results within a specific timeframe and assisting in forward planning ranges for future campaigns.
  • Work in a team environment and be able to communicate well within the team.

the ideal candidate

  • Confident in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, In design and/or Illustrator, Adobe After-effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Acrobat
  • Bachelor’s in art, design, communication or a related field, or alternative relevant experience in design.
  • Have experience in a design environment, with great communication and organisational skills.
  • Confident in using Figma.
  • Experience with image retouching.
  • The ability to create gif’s and animations using Adobe After-Effects/ Premiere
  • A good understanding of UX and UI principles
  • Understanding of the specific of designing for Desktop, Mobile, Tablets and App.

You put people at the heart of everything you do by displaying the 4 itsu qualities:

  • I take pride [in what I do]
  • I genuinely care [for people]
  • I want to grow [myself & others]
  • I build trust [around me]

things we like

Listeners, empathisers, commercial thinkers, humble individuals, challenging minds, critical friends, collaborators, creatives, those who have people at the forefront of their mind, those who are themselves, inclusive and who strongly stand for integrity & equality.

perks and benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical illness scheme
  • Food allowance 
  • Discounts at major retailers
  • Cycle to work scheme

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