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Design Jobs in Manchester and North West

Here at Orchard, we have been recruiting in the Creative and Design industries throughout the North of England for 25 years. Over the years we have built a number of incredibly strong relationships with the best Creative agencies and teams throughout the North, and have placed thousands of candidates with them.

Creative roles are our bread and butter, with different briefs coming through our doors every day. The type of roles we often recruit for are Graphic Designers; Artworkers; Creative Artworkers; Packaging Designers; Packaging Artworkers; Art Directors; Illustrators; Retouchers; Studio Managers; and Creative Directors.

Alongside our permanent and contract consultants we also have a freelance team, who work across the same sectors for both short and long term freelance briefs - so if you are a creative looking for your next freelance project we can help you too!

Looking for your next job in the creative industry? Here are our top tips…

1. Is your portfolio the best it could be? Make sure you keep your portfolio fresh, always update it with new work and projects. If you think your portfolio is a little shy on something that you know you’re capable of - create your own project in your spare time and share it on there too. This will ensure your full range of skills is shown, making you all the more employable.

2. Don’t feel pressure to demonstrate on your CV that you are the best creative in the industry by creating an incredibly extravagant design to stand out, your portfolio will show your quality. Your CV is your opportunity to tell the employer everything you have done and what you are capable of - it’s an opportunity to land a job that is often missed, so it is worth reviewing your CV and making sure all the relevant information is on there and that it’s easy to digest.

3. Stuck on whether to have a print or digital portfolio? When it comes to the interview process, it does no harm to bring your laptop or iPad in combination with printed work - there are clear benefits of both, so utilise them! It is good practise to have a running online portfolio anyway, but if you have print work, why not show it off how it was intended to be seen!

4. Stop saying we! When you’re presenting work that you did in a team, make sure you can explain your own contribution clearly. You could have ran a project single handedly, but if you can articulate what you did, what your ideas were, and why final decisions were made, it will come across like you had very little involvement. Whilst you want to show you can work well in a team, it's  important to not let the fear of not looking like a team player overshadow what you actually did. 

Make sure you keep up to date with our blog where we upload new, relevant content weekly covering everything from industry news, job hunting advice and opinion pieces all related to the digital and creative industries. You may like our blog posts How To Successfully Present Your Portfolio and Creative Crunch #5: What's New?

We also have an event calendar here where we upload all the relevant networking events in your area. 

Contact us on 0161 455 0055 if you would like to speak to one of our consultants about a current advertised role, any future opportunities, or for some advice on job seeking and the creative industry in Manchester and the North West.

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20/10/2018 | £35k | Manchester

Digital Project Manager, Integrated Agency Manchester Our client is a long established integrated marketing agency based in Manchester who are looking to recruit a client facing Digital Project Manager.You will be an experienced ...

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20/10/2018 | £26k | Manchester

Ecommerce Exec (German Speaking). Warrington £22-£26kThis award winning online health products retailer has experienced considerable growth over the last few years. And with the continued push into Europe, they are looking ...

Social Media and Content Exec
20/10/2018 | £22k | Manchester

Social Media and Content Exec £18,000 - £22,000 Manchester.My client is an established and innovative Manchester agency specialising in results driven Content Marketing. They work with national and international clients, ...

POS Designer
19/10/2018 | £ | Merseyside

A leading UK retail brand has an exciting opportunity for a POS and designer to join their energetic studio based in Liverpool. As POS and Graphic designer, you will have the opportunity to be very creative and work on impactful ...

Senior Packaging Designer
19/10/2018 | £27k | Fleetwood

Packaging Designer - £27k - FleetwoodThis will be a 9 month maternity cover to start with, with a real chance to become a permanent role by the end. This UK leading business is looking for a packaging designer to cover maternity ...

Junior Product Designer
19/10/2018 | £ | Fleetwood

Junior Product Designer - Fleetwood - up to £22k This UK leading business is looking for a junior product designer to work across a range of 3D models and designs, from popular and new toys through to cars. Working ...

Account Director/Senior Account Manager
19/10/2018 | £40k | Manchester

Account Director/Senior Account Manager MedComms A leading MedComms agency is looking for a Senior Account Manager/Account Director to join their team in Manchester City Centre. The successful candidate will lead accounts ...

Associate Client Services Director
19/10/2018 | £60-70k | Manchester

Associate Director of Client Services MedComms London/Manchester My client, a global MedComms agency, is looking for an Associate Director of Client Services to join either their Central London or Manchester city centre ...

Digital Account Executive
19/10/2018 | £18-20k | Manchester

An award winning digital agency based in Central Manchester are seeking an enthusiastic Account Executive to join their team. This agency specialises in Web Design Builds and also the marketing around them, including SEO ...

Freelance UI Designer
18/10/2018 | £ | Manchester

We currently have an opportunity for a highly skilled UI designer to work with a well established client in Manchester on a rolling contract for an immediate start. Successful candidates will have the skills below. 4+ years ...

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Latest Jobs

Digital Project Manager
20/10/2018 | £35k | Manchester

Digital Project Manager, Integrated Agency Manchester Our client is a long established integrated marketing agency based in Manchester who are looking to recruit a client facing Digital Project Manager.You will be an experienced ...

German Speaking Ecommerce Exec
20/10/2018 | £26k | Manchester

Ecommerce Exec (German Speaking). Warrington £22-£26kThis award winning online health products retailer has experienced considerable growth over the last few years. And with the continued push into Europe, they are looking ...

Social Media and Content Exec
20/10/2018 | £22k | Manchester

Social Media and Content Exec £18,000 - £22,000 Manchester.My client is an established and innovative Manchester agency specialising in results driven Content Marketing. They work with national and international clients, ...

POS Designer
19/10/2018 | £ | Merseyside

A leading UK retail brand has an exciting opportunity for a POS and designer to join their energetic studio based in Liverpool. As POS and Graphic designer, you will have the opportunity to be very creative and work on impactful ...

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Latest Events

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Glug #10
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Glug are back for their 10th Manchester meet up!

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