Communications Design Lead

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hackney Wick, London

The Role

At Notpla, we are on a mission to make packaging disappear. We are an innovative sustainable packaging startup that was founded on the belief that nature knows best. We develop materials, design and manufacture a range of packaging solutions made from seaweed and plants that all biodegrade completely naturally. We are currently looking to hire a Communications Design Lead to join our enthusiastic and growing marketing team. 

At Notpla, we truly believe in what we are trying to achieve and we believe in the ability of our employees to help us achieve our goals. Because of this, anybody joining Notpla will be given the opportunity to develop and grow, you won’t be micromanaged, we want you to take responsibility for your domain. Our clear mission has created a fantastic business culture where you’ll be surrounded by like minded individuals who really care. We know that we work better together and this is reflected in our environment and working policies. Alongside great roles and a fun working environment, Notpla also offers competitive salaries, the potential for EMI Share Options, fantastic discounts with local businesses and a flexible working policy that allows you to work to your own flow. We are a social business with multiple clubs and events every week, and we are incredibly proud of how our diverse workplace has created a community all pushing together in the pursuit of making packaging disappear. 

As we grow we are looking to expand our Marketing and Communications team. This will be a cross functional role in which you will work closely with our Design Director and marketing and communications group to define, standardise and then execute our branding and communications strategy. The team are currently a mix of creatives and marketing professionals who have blended together to create our brand. The team is incredibly dynamic working across a number of projects and products, whilst also thinking about how to present these to the outside world. You would be joining a group that is given creative licence to explore their ideas and push forward in the direction they believe to be best for the business. We are looking for someone not only to become a part of this team but to coordinate it and develop it into its next stage as we truly define our branded identity. 

Your profile

We are looking for someone who comes from an agency or similarly creative environment with experience in B2B and B2C Brands. With ideally around 3 years of experience in Art Direction that includes brands with physical products. To succeed in this role you will need to have a strong eye for design excellence and be able to couple this with excellent project management skills. The way you communicate is also incredibly important to us, this is a role in which you will work with a number of different departments and being able to communicate effectively with all of them is key. Above anything we are looking for a creative who wants to see through projects from start to finish, who wants to join us as we try to make packaging disappear. 

As mentioned this role will be multifaceted, as well as ensuring that you drive a high standard and coherence across all visuals, in a way that aligns clearly with our marketing and creative objectives. You will coordinate external agencies and creatives, briefing them on what makes the Notpla brand and how they should translate that into imagery and language that communicates what it is we are trying to tell the world. As well as this you will also be responsible for the below in your day to day:

  • Produce style guides, mood boards, sketches, roughs and storyboards to visualise ideas.

  • Develop and improve the creative identity of Notpla continuously.

  • Oversee all outgoing artwork such as presentations, pitches, social media, web, POS & catalogues ensuring a high standard throughout.  

  • Identify needs for internal and external artwork with the team and create relevant  briefs.

  • Uncover new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns and creative artwork.

  • Hands on execution of creative briefs from concept to delivery within given time frames.

If the above sounds like something you can see yourself doing, then please apply and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch. 

About us

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

We're committed to creating a working environment where every member of our team can bring their full self to work regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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