Freelance Lead Event Designer

Location: UK
Department: creative
Job Type: Freelance

In 1999 a high-level concierge service was founded in a basement apartment in Notting Hill. In the decades since, the business has evolved into an international full-service agency that has earned itself a globally recognised track record of delivering some of the most impactful and innovative experiences around for clients such as LinkedIn, Gong and VeeFriends. We have great ambitions and are proud of everything we’ve built since our basement apartment days, but we’re still growing, and for our next phase, we need you!


what you’ll be doing

We’re going through an exciting period of growth, helping clients across the world bring their stories to life through the power of events, and we’re looking for someone brilliant to help us to do that. So, if you’re a creative expert with the ability to lead a team, we need you!

This role will involve you being a creative leader for our creative team on the Google client projects. We’re looking for you to take your experience in synthesising trends and client insights and turn that into remarkable presentations that meet objectives and work within constraints. You will generate event narratives and design project plans that exceed expectations. You will maintain emc3 & Google brand standards throughout the project.

You are a creative bubbling with ideas and value both curiosity and attention to detail. Youdelight in the impact of events and the opportunity to engage guests in remarkable experiences.  To deliver successfully, skills in 3 key areas are vital: Leadership, Creative and Production. 

Your roles and responsibilities will vary however, your core focus will be to leading the Creative team on the Google client!


what you’ll need

leadership skills

In this position, we’re looking for you to demonstrate experience in the event or live experience industry, including specifically working with Google brand previously. We’d love to hear about your prior experience acting as client-facing creative lead for projects. You will be overseeing creative projects and making key decisions during the project.

We expect you will be able to guide the direction of creative projects and clearly communicate a vision to team members and clients. Collaborating with other department leads on creative projects is just as important, keeping all key players on the same page. And last but not least, the ability to resolve conflicts, disputes, and disagreements within the team and client’s perception.

creative

As a lead designer, your experience generating artistic sketches, renderings or visualisations in 2D or 3D will be key, in order to guide other designers, and produce assets when required. We will need for you to be proficient in Adobe Software or similar graphic design software, as well as G Suite & Figma. Bonus points if you are used to working in Asana and Slack.

We’d love for you to foster a culture of what-ifs, questioning every decision we make on the project to ensure it is well thought out. And we expect for you to embody and promote a culture of curiosity and meticulous attention to detail.

production

The production aspect of our events is a major tie in with creative. We’d expect for you to collaborate with producers, vendor partners, and other creative talent to come up with creative plans for the event. You would work collaboratively with the Strategy/Content team to create an event Strategy + Art Direction following strict client brand guidelines. And within those, ensure client brand standards are met in all design solutions.

You will lead client discovery meetings, working to identify objectives and constraints. A key skill is being adept at translating concepts into functional event plans, visualising environmental elements and detailing engagement experiences. Designing guest experience, mapping guest journey and engagement touch points will also be within your purview.
Working alongside production, meeting client expectations for safety, inclusivity and sustainability within proposed designs. And lastly, you will provide art direction/creative supervision to ensure quality, accuracy and creative compliance for graphic and custom build elements during pre-production and onsite installation.


what you’ll get

The chance to be part of a fast-growing, award-winning global events agency that encourages their team to have autonomy over their role, enabling you to bring new ideas to the table, develop your role into exactly what you want it to be and receive support whilst doing it.

In addition to that, in return for everything you bring, we will provide the following:

opportunities to travel

With events happening in incredible locations across the globe, there are plenty of opportunities to travel. Previous locations include New York, Miami, San Francisco, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Dubai, Ibiza, Barcelona, Paris, Hvar and more!

company culture

A great company culture provides more than just lip service—and we make sure we’re always doing that by regularly investing in it. Not just offering you consistent work and a warm welcome, but creating opportunities for you to build a fulfilling career. We do this by investing in your development, whether personal or professional, providing accessible leadership, and hosting numerous team socials.

flexible hours

Due to the nature of the events industry and our projects, we understand the importance of a harmonious work/life balance and as a result, we offer a flexible approach to working hours. As a freelancer, there will be set meetings that you’ll need to attend for your projects each week, but outside of this you’ll be able to fulfil your contracted hours to a schedule that suits you—we just ask that you make your team aware so they know when you’re working, or out of office.

an emphasis on sustainability

We care about the impact events and our business have on the environment and have a sustainability team to ensure we follow best practices to make our events as environmentally friendly as possible.

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