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Graphics Designer / Front End Developer

Graphics Designer / Front End Developer

Job ID:  1782
Department:  Information Technology
Category:  IT Development

Birmingham, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



Division Overview

Clarksons Research is part of the Clarksons Group, the world’s leading integrated shipping services provider and a global FTSE 250 company. Clarksons Research is a leading provider of market intelligence and research to the global shipping and trade, and offshore and energy industries, with headquarters located in the City of London. Our client base spans the logistics, energy, financial, insurance and government sectors. Our digital portfolio comprises our flagship commercial intelligence system, Shipping Intelligence Network and other intelligence and technical products across the Shipping and Energy markets including Renewables. To understand more about us, please visit https://www.clarksons.net/about-us


The Culture

We have an opportunity to join our dedicated team of motivated individuals, developing tools and websites delivering intelligence to help our clients understand the difficult and complex shipping and energy markets. We are enthusiastic technologists with an eagerness to learn, who support one another, and drive improvements through effective technology and innovation.


What you will be doing

You will be primarily working across our digital platforms on UI/UX design but also involved in branding and styling our intelligence reports and social media campaigns. This is a unique opportunity to help build the branding and design language across our entire digital and hardcopy space. This role is ideal if you are a graphic designer wishing to expand their coding skills or for front end developer keen on developing their creative design skills. You will be responsible for testing your code where applicable and partaking in peer reviews. You will need to work on updating existing applications and products.

If you are well organised, methodical, passionate about design and technology and eager to develop your career within a fast-paced environment, then this role could be for you. We are keen to support are people in their career, with opportunities for development and career progression.


What we are looking for
Personal Attributes

• Excellent communication skills

• Attention to detail

• Team player with the ability to exercise independent decision making

• Flexible and able to adapt to new ideas with a can-do attitude

• Able to learn and research independently

• Able to plan successfully and understand the big picture


Essential Skills

• Excellent design skills across digital and hard copy

• Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe PDF

• Understanding of UI/UX

• Prototyping and translating requirements into user flows

• Excellent HTML, CSS (SCSS, Sass), Bootstrap

• Experienced in Pre-print and Adobe PDF


• Experience with designing graphics for social media

• Angular, TypeScript, JavaScript experience

• Experience working with source control e.g., Git

• Knowledge of the front-end tools/toolkits like npm, Webpack, PowerShell. Being comfortable with command-line tools


What can you expect from us?

• An exciting opportunity to join a leading provider of global intelligence, working with domain experts to deliver insights and data to an appreciative and diverse global client base.

• We offer an excellent package, comprising of a competitive salary, annual bonus opportunity and amazing benefits. Get in touch to find out more!