Overview

There is no end to the creativity, energy and ideas flowing from the treehouse here at 127 Portland Street, and we are delighted to be on the lookout for a confident, experienced and forward-thinking senior designer to help our young team craft these ideas into stunning presentations for our clients.

With a passion for awesome design, you will bring new ideas to our team of designers, encourage them to approach design differently, and challenge what they think they know. You must have a desire to deliver fantastic work every time, meticulous attention to detail and be a passionate leader.

Buffalo 7 is a specialist agency on a mission to help our clients tell their stories through incredible presentation design. And we’re serious about being the very best. Our client list reads like a who’s who of the world’s top companies. And once a client works with us, they usually come back for more.

Our products look amazing, work flawlessly, and leave our clients, and their audiences, awestruck.

Nothing goes out of our studio doors unless it firstly meets, and then smashes, our client’s expectations. That’s where you come in.

You will be responsible for mentoring our junior designers, offering support and design direction when needed. Even though the junior members of the team might need more of your time, we are big believers in collaboration, so you will be working closely with your fellow designers, developers, storytellers and eLearning experts, sharing work and providing inspiration. We don’t do ordinary here.

Interested in the chance to travel? With our extensive list of international clients, we can discuss the possibility of sending you abroad to do what you do best on their doorsteps.

We pride ourselves in our ability to design from the client’s point of view, thinking not only about what a singular slide looks like, but how it interacts with the other slides, the presenter, and the audience. You will need to be able to listen to our clients’ needs and challenges, and present a perfect solution. You will need to think about how the client will use their presentation, and the message it will send to their audience.

Our studio is a fast-paced environment, we handle multiple projects at any one time, and you will need to be able to adapt. We welcome challenges at Buffalo 7, so you will need to be able to problem solve under time pressures, and efficiently execute any brief that is put in front of you.

Good communication skills are essential. We practice what we preach, and presenting our own ideas to both clients and fellow Buffalos is a big part of the day to day here.

What’s more, you need to be hyper-organised, empathetic, and self-sufficient. Fun is at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to foster a culture – not just the clichéd “work hard, play hard” – but also one of belonging.

Together, we have a shared vision of creating mind-blowing presentations and enjoying every moment of the process.

Our products look amazing, work flawlessly and leave our clients’ audiences awestruck.

And our marketing strategy is heavily based on creating useful and visually engaging content. Every piece of content requires a well-designed and on-brand visual to accompany it.

That’s where you come in.

Multiple briefs don’t faze you, in fact they’re an opportunity to enjoy a variety of different projects and flex your design muscles and challenge yourself. Quick thinking and effective execution of a brief is a must.

As a person, you are hyper-organised, empathetic, self-aware and ready to collaborate with our broader team of super-talented people. Fun is at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to foster a culture – not just of the clichéd “work hard, play hard” – but also one of belonging.

Together, we have a shared vision of creating fantastic results and enjoying the process.

Your day to day

  • You will work closely with our junior team to ensure every slide is on brief and of the highest quality.
  • You will be passionate about innovation, new trends and technology, and excited to shout about it amongst the Buffalos.
  • You’ll be responsible for delivering professional, creative presentation designs for a wide variety of UK and international clients. Working with some of the world’s biggest brands, like PlayStation, JD Sports and Red Bull.
  • You will be meticulous when checking every project. If it’s anything less than perfect, it doesn’t leave our studio.
  • At Buffalo 7, you’re there from the start to the finish of a project. You will play an important role in each project, whether you’re designing, senioring or working with the other teams to bring a concept to life.
  • You must be full of energy and happy to get up and present, as you will be required to share concepts and ideas effectively to both clients and your fellow Buffalos.

The ideal candidate

  • A positive, “go get ‘em” attitude will see you fit into this team. Everyone rolls up their sleeves and gets stuck in.
  • A passion for innovative design.
  • Someone who will bring new ideas to our creative team and have a desire to deliver fantastic work every time.
  • Someone who loves to inspire others and nurture creativity.
  • Experience with managing a small design team would be beneficial.

The reward

Beyond a salary in the region of £32K (dependent on experience) you will additionally benefit from:

  • 20 days (plus bank hols) annual leave, increasing with every year of service.
  • Private medical care
  • Eye care
  • High Street discounts
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Low-cost cinema tickets

How to apply

Our team put the utmost care and attention into everything they do, and that starts with their job applications.

Please follow these instructions carefully to get your application off to a flying start.

1. Please email your application directly to careers@buffalo7.co.uk

2. Start the title of your email with the code SGDESIGN.

Having this code at the start of the email title will do nothing more than demonstrate you paid attention. It helps us sort out the applicants who already hold our values at heart, rather than those who are applying for everything.You can be as imaginative as you like with the rest of your subject line (and that is actively encouraged).

3. DO please use the body of the email to include a covering letter of some description. This bit is super important. We only want creative, passionate people to join us, and your covering letter is how you can show us what a perfect fit you are.

If you correctly follow steps 1 to 3, we guarantee you a reply (IKR – but we’re nice people).

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Manchester

The Treehouse, Floors 3&4, 127 Portland St, Manchester, M1 4PZ

+44 (0)161 533 7777

London

1 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PG

+44 (0)208 064 7777

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