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Careers at BrightCarbon

Working at BrightCarbon involves varied and rewarding work for clients, and a healthy approach to sharing our knowledge and time more widely. We value and empower staff to act with a high degree of autonomy, and default to being open and transparent in how we run things.

We offer flexible working, a profit-sharing annual bonus, matched retirement plan contributions, generous paid vacation (25 days in the UK, 20 days in the USA), professional training and inspiration funding, an art budget, a paid volunteering day, and paid sabbaticals. For parents who qualify, we offer four-months’ paid (90%) maternity (or shared parental) leave. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. In the US we also offer a full health and dental benefits package at no cost to staff.

Details of any open vacancies appear below.

BrightCarbon careers

Design Consultant

  • Manchester, Bristol, remote
  • Salary: £20k-£30k per year (depending on experience) plus generous profit share bonus.
  • Apply by: 23rd Jan 2020
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BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK and in the USA. We help our clients with their presentations and eLearning, by taking their text-heavy content, and finding the right visuals and animations to tell their stories in ways that are compelling and persuasive.

We help our customers to launch their products, train their staff, and win big deals. Most of what we do is to create presentations, but we also create motion graphics, infographics, and pretty much anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. Check out the portfolio on our website for examples – we don’t use bullet points.

BrightCarbon is looking to recruit new design consultants to work with a diverse global client-base. The majority of the role consists of designing the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. Working alone or in a small team for each project, you will help translate what a client is trying to say into the right images, graphs, charts, and animated sequences to help get the point across clearly while looking amazing. You may need to present your ideas to clients, listen to their feedback, and work collaboratively to create presentations, animations, and other visuals that delight.

In a business world where a lot of communication is done using PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, you will soon become fluent. You’ll get to work on a huge mix of projects – from informal explainer videos for new start-ups, to quick turnaround presentations and infographics for some of the world’s biggest companies and best-known brands. You need to be comfortable with Photoshop and Illustrator. Some of our designers work on Mac, and others on PC. We’ll teach you presentation software from scratch to an advanced level.

This is an unusual role. For the right candidate, this could be a brilliant opportunity to do varied and rewarding work with a high degree of autonomy, and as part of an interesting and transparent company. As well as a contributory pension, we offer a generous profit-share bonus scheme; individual training, art, and inspiration budgets; a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme for six weeks each year; we also donate plenty of work for charities. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. Each year we also send some of our team to design conferences in the USA and Europe – we know inspiration is important.

We are looking for a talented designer who thinks visually, works precisely, and who can make things look beautiful. We would expect you to have some real-world design experience, and a strong portfolio. Some of our design team have degrees in graphic design or animation – but others are self-taught; what we really care about is what you can do. If you want to work on six-month conceptual projects, this probably isn’t for you – our typical projects last days or weeks, not months. We think that – and the huge range of work and collaborative culture – keeps things interesting. Because we’re growing fast, there’s a real chance to make rapid progress in your career too.

The right sort of person will be fast and accurate, enjoy working on a range of projects, and be comfortable explaining their work.

This role would suit somebody who can work independently or as part of a small team, juggle projects to meet deadlines, and who enjoys getting things done. You probably have a creative side outside of work – be that in a quirky hobby or an unusual interest.

This job could be based out of our Manchester (Northern Quarter) or Bristol (Old Market) office, but for the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. Some of our designers work remotely, or only go in to one of our offices one or two days each week. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from home or the local coffee shop, as long as clients are happy. Not every great candidate lives – or wants to live – in a major city. We organise co-working space or office shares for our staff in a number of cities. A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may be required.

To apply, please send your DESIGNED CV IN PDF FORMAT via email with a link to your portfolio. DO NOT USE INDEED’S INTERNAL FORMATTING FOR YOUR CV – WE WILL NOT LOOK AT IT.

Again as a ‘Word’ of warning – if it seems like you really don’t care what your CV looks like, we won’t interview you. Please don’t send huge attachments (5MB limit). Mark your applications for Vincent Thompson’s attention.

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