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Design Assistant

Market Sector:
£20000 - £25000


Design Assistant

Our client is an established and award-winning company based in East Sussex. They specialise in the design and build of cutting-edge educational space areas. A vacancy has arisen for a Design Assistant to join their busy and expanding team.

The ideal Design Assistant will have demonstrable experience within a design role; possess excellent communication skills and a strong eye for detail. As a Design Assistant you will be working with site surveyors and clients to create in-scale playground design proposals.

Due to the location of the position a full driving licence and your own transport is essential.

The ideal Design Assistant will hold the following skills and experiences:

  • Possess a technical/architectural degree or similar
  • Demonstrable design/architectural experience within a creative business
  • Possess an in depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop and InDesign) and working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to hand draw is essential
  • Possess knowledge and experience of CAD
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to strict deadlines whilst paying close attention to detail
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience within photography, photo editing and graphic design is desirable but not essential
  • Customer service experience is desirable

Your duties as a Design Assistant will include:

  • Creating proposals including in-scale designs using Adobe Creative Suite and quotations using Microsoft Excel
  • Creating hand drawings to support proposal documents
  • Working with site surveyors and project managers to understand and deliver client requirements and expectations
  • Leading customers on the pathway from first enquiry, through the design process to confirmation
  • Regularly liaising with clients to understand their requirements and keep them apprised of the progress of their designs
  • Follow ups on proposals that have been sent to clients for feedback, making design revisions where necessary
  • Assisting with the maintenance of websites, social media and online presence
  • The creation of large and small format print marketing materials
  • Taking and editing photos
  • Conducting site surveys/client consultations and presentations
  • Adopting a flexible approach to Ad Hoc tasks
  • Actively engaging with training and coaching
  • Encouraging and developing teamwork both within your team and between teams
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues and management at all times
  • Understanding and upholding the company ethos, values and procedures
  • Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality at all times regarding the company and its clients
  • Working efficiently and safely at all times, adhering to relevant training, the company Health and Safety Policy and HSE guidelines
  • To be responsible for the health and safety of self and others at all times
  • Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment at all times
  • Ensuring the highest standards are maintained to continually improve the service given to clients
  • Ensuring all of the company’s procedures are followed and adhered to and suggest opportunities to improve and develop them where appropriate


£23,000 - £25,000 per annum depending on experience


Monday – Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

Full Time, Permanent


Heathfield, East Sussex


Start Date:



Design Assistant, Architectural,  Creative, Art Worker, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Photography, Photo Edit, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Hand Drawing, Heathfield, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, East Sussex