Exciting New Hire as Elevation Continues to Grow the Internal Marketing Team

Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Abbey Marks, Junior Designer, joining the internal marketing team.

Abbey has a passion for digital design and branding and in recent years, has completed a first-class BA Honours degree in Illustration with Graphic Design at Sheffield School of Arts.

Abbey will play an integral role within our internal marketing team and will support each of our 8 specialists divisions in new client generation and candidate attraction through graphic design.

She has extensive experience in designing social media-based imagery and video, online and print brochures, website development, digital campaigns, and has developed core skills in Adobe Suite and HTML/CSS.

Following her appointment, get to know Abbey and why she has joined Elevation below:

 

Interview with Abbey

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Can you give us a whistle stop tour of your career?

After leaving school, I knew I wanted to study Art and Design at college, but I wasn’t sure on which area I wanted to specialise in. After two years at college, I found my passion in graphic design and knew I wanted to pursue it as a career, so I went on to study illustration with Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University. Whilst there, I decided to broaden my knowledge and experience some real-life design work, so I began freelancing.

After graduating, I joined a start-up company to support with graphic designs and social media management. In that role, I delivered video and static imagery design work for customers, which were adapted to target various audiences.

My previous role was as Digital Designer, supporting with creating social media-based imagery and video, to generate new leads and increase web sales. I was also responsible for maintaining the Company website.

What attracted you to a career in graphic design?

I wanted to go into graphic design because I like colour, type, and everything that design brings. It can communicate directly to audiences by visually portraying something. Good graphic design uses illustration to make something attractive and eye catching but also, in keeping with the company branding. There is so much you can do in design and that is what I love about it.

What specifically attracted you to the role and specifically Elevation?

I wanted to work for a company where I could progress and that had lots of opportunities for me to learn. I had previously worked in stand-alone roles, so I had no one to mentor me and bounce ideas around with. What I liked about this role, is that I would be working as a junior, to support Grace Elliott (Graphic Designer) and I could grow my skillset with her guidance.

I did some research on the company before my interviews and I saw how much Elevation promoted internally which was another attraction for me. It was good to see that people are being trained, mentored, and then promoted because of their success. 

In three words how would you describe our company on first perception?

Kind, professional and structured.

What do you enjoy most about working in design and marketing?

I really enjoy social media design and branding. I like to create cohesive pieces, anything from banners, headers, adverts, and everyday posts.

I like to create a variety of designs that are aligned to branding guidelines, it keeps social media visually interesting, and it clearly differentiates between each post. Design for social media is extremely important because it has been proven that users are more attracted to something visual than we are wording, so you need to intrigue someone for them to interact with you.

What are you hoping to achieve in your role at Elevation?

I would like to progress within the internal marketing team. I hope to improve my skills and learn new areas of design, whilst working with Grace and hopefully, getting involved in more internal and external training to support my career. With the experience I have from my previous roles and during my time as a freelancer, I believe I can bring some great ideas to the team, and I am excited to work on some impactful projects.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love being outside, I spend a lot of time walking and I really enjoy gardening. I also have a lot of house plants, so I tend to those.

Due to Elevation’s continued growth, we are currently recruiting for a Digital & Content Officer to join our internal marketing team. For more information or to apply click here: https://www.elevationrecruitmentgroup.com/job-detail/digital-content-officer-26637 or contact Sarah-Lee Neesam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 07967 644 005.

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