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Creative Designer

Employer
McQueens Flowers
Location
London (Central)
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Company:

Established in London in 1991, McQueens is the largest luxury flower business in the UK. With headquarters in London and operations in New York and Korea, McQueens is ambitiously international, with plans to expand into other countries in Asia, The Americas and Europe.

McQueens provides a broad range of services comprising weekly flowers for hotels, restaurants and businesses; events at any scale; retail and online shops; and, floristry experiences for some of the most discerning clients and partners around the world.

As well as providing an outstanding floral service, the McQueens Flower School has become one of the most respected and attended flower schools in the world – attracting students from all over the world.

Over almost 30 years, McQueens has established a reputation of being one of the world’s most visionary and creative design brands – followed by more than 230,000 on Instagram!

Job Role:

Join our team at McQueens Flowers, where creativity blooms and attention to detail reigns supreme. We're seeking a talented Creative Designer to craft captivating pitches, and mood boards that embody the essence of luxury for our esteemed clients' installations and events.

While a floristry background isn't mandatory, we're looking for a quick learner who can immerse themselves in the world of flowers, seamlessly integrating seasonal nuances and practical considerations into their designs. Your educational foundation in a creative field, coupled with professional experience, will empower you to transform abstract concepts into breathtaking designs that enchant our clients.

As a self-motivated individual with a collaborative spirit, you'll work closely with our events and contract teams to bring visions to life. Whether independently or as part of a dynamic team, your designs will leave an indelible mark on every project.

If you're ready to unleash your creativity in an environment where innovation thrives, join us at McQueens Flowers and let your designs captivate the senses!

Duties:

  • Develop and conceptualize design briefs,ensuring alignment with client expectations and brand standards.
  • Create visually stunning mood boards and presentations that effectively communicate design concepts to clients and internal teams.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to pitch design proposals and contribute to the development of marketing collateral.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and design techniques to maintain a competitive edge and inspire innovation.
  • Conduct research on floral trends, materials, and techniques to enhance design feasibility and creativity.
  • Being innovative with design ideas, pitching brave and bold designs that our florists can deliver.
  • Work closely with the procurement team to source and select materials and floral arrangements that meet design specifications and budget constraints.
  • Attend client meetings, site visits, and industry events to foster relationships, gather feedback, and stay informed about client needs. (As required)
  • Maintain accurate project documentation, including design briefs, mood boards, and project timelines.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including quality standards, health and safety regulations, and ethical practices.

 

Requirements:

 

  • A degree or diploma in a relevant creative field such as graphic design, visual arts, fine arts, interior design, or a related discipline is typically required.
  • Demonstrable experience and a strong portfolio showcasing expertise in conceptualising and executing design concepts, mood boards, and presentations, preferably within the luxury or events industry.
  • While not mandatory, a basic understanding or willingness to learn about floristry, including knowledge of different flower types, seasonal variations, and floral design principles, is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in a creative role, preferably within a luxury brand, event management, or design agency setting, is highly desirable.
  • Experience with client-facing responsibilities and pitching design concepts is also beneficial. Software Skills:
  • Proficiency in design software such as Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or other relevant design tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills Attention to Detail Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and adhere to project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional demeanour, integrity, and a strong work ethic are essential for representing the McQueens Flowers brand and delivering exceptional service to clients.

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