Lead Retail Designer - Topshop Topman

Working Here

Our Global Vision is to be the world’s fashion authorities. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are authentic British Brands with world-class standards. Fashion insiders that constantly innovate through a brave and irreverent approach; providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

The Job

As a Lead Retail creative designer at TOPSHOP TOPMAN you will be the lead designer on the part of the Creative Projects Team that focuses on graphic design for our retail environment. You will have two reports and work closely with the Creative director, the Visual Merchandising Team (VM) and our Visual Director to help support with the role out of our retail graphics.

Day To Day

  • Maintaining consistency and developing the visual language of TOPSHOP TOPMAN across in store and window printed materials.
  • Creating all artwork for our in-store environment, with the support of the team.
  • Working independently on projects as well as managing the flow of projects efficiently within the team.
  • Focusing on every printed aspect of graphic design within our Retail environment including: new store opening materials; UK and Global, in-store graphics, POS and Sale graphic packages, seasonal store campaign updates throughout the year and printed window schemes.
  • Translating a design and art working it into various sizes and formats for bespoke shop fits plus creating visuals to show how these should look in situ.
  • Working closely with the marketing, digital teams and the creative projects manager to ensure consistency across the brand.
  • Managing the team workload is a big part of this role along with delegating and supporting junior team members.
  • Overseeing the retail side of the Creative Projects team, adhering to project timelines.
  • Liaising with our VM team on weekly workload, taking projects from brief to artwork.
  • Demonstrating innovative ideas, which support business growth.
  • Proactively driving own development.
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced, high-energy environment.
  • Ability to drive results through effective team and individual performance, setting clear goals and managing accountability. Recognises and encourages outstanding performance and manages poor performance effectively.
  • Managing and supporting freelancer designers during busy periods.

Must Haves

  • Passion for the TOPSHOP TOPMAN Brands and strong customer knowledge.
  • Excellent art working skills & attention to detail. A creative eye, a passion for graphic design and are highly organized.
  • A passion for Typography.
  • Previous established experience within a similar graphic design retail role.
  • Ability to shift focus to business priorities as needed and excited by change.
  • Experience in setting clear departmental targets and goals.
  • Excellent Mac CC skills.
  • Excellent artworking skills.
  • Good repro, production and print knowledge.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills – ability to liaise at all levels.
  • Highly organised, self-motivated, competent and can use own initiative.
  • Good leadership skills, managing and nurturing a team.
  • Fashion experience – a plus but not essential.
  • Proven Graphic Design experience.

Added Extras

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.