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Graduate Job Assistant Graphic Designer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Johnstons of Elgin
Reference: Johnstons01
Salary: £15,500 p.a. pro rata  

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Johnstons of Elgin, the famous cashmere producer in Moray, offers a 6 month project for a recent graduate to design new packaging and retail marketing materials. This is part of their campaign to grow own branded sales of their high quality product.

Job Description

Johnstons of Elgin, the only mill in the UK to take cashmere from raw fibre to finished product, is looking for a graduate graphic designer to work on a 6 month project that will build consistency for the brand message, growing their brand presence and give great tools to the sales team.

Known as the brand behind the brand, Johnstons key focus is to grow the Johnstons of Elgin own branded sales. As part of this objective, the graduate will assist the company in developing and researching new packaging ideas and implementing a new structure and process for this need for the first time. 

The graduate will undertake the following tasks:

·         Retail project: improving/developing marketing visuals, Point of Sales, graphic support for heritage centre - Months 1 – 3

·         Brand Evolution: Packaging project, labelling project materials in line with brand audit, create and design packaging ideas in line with the packaging brief set by the sales/commercial team, Liaising with packaging suppliers - Months 3 – 6

·         Work to tight deadlines to ensure samples are delivered on time and in full

·         This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Skills / Experience


·         Graphic design skills

·         Sound knowledge of CS software, Adobe Design Suite

·         Mac trained

·         Work experience in graphics environment

·         Team player but able to work on own initiative


·         Web knowledge

·         photography experience

·         Fashion styling background


A recent university degree, obtained within the last two years.


As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme in the Highlands and Islands, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access training focussed on employability and business skills, including a five day residential course.


Location: Scotland

Recruiter Details

Andrea McColl
Johnstons of Elgin
01463 244 332

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