Designer / Senior Designer
Hong Kong


Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations.

Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

We are looking for an experienced and accomplished graphic designer to join our talented in-house Design Studio. Reporting to Head of Marketing & Strategy, you will communicate all aspects of Sotheby’s business across digital media, print and bespoke publications.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative designer who can deliver imaginative design solutions from concept to online / digital and print.

You are ideally from a design studio or agency background with broad exposure to cutting edge and luxury brands. You should have a design degree (or equivalent qualification), total fluency in Mac based design and excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Chinese.

Good organisational ability, keen attention to detail and flexibility, proven ability to interpret creative direction and following brand guidelines are also essential.

You are a multi-tasker, an organised professional, positive, confident, versatile and a team player, self-motivated and passionate about great luxury design in both a print and digital context.

You are comfortable working with the in-house Design team in London and NY.

Responsibilities include :

  • To work within Sotheby's brand guidelines and also explore specific creative direction on design projects which include : Marketing and Corporate Campaigns;
  • Invitations and Special Event Items; Online and Digital media; Proposals and Business Development Support ephemera; Private Client Books and major sale Catalogues; Advertising

  • Research, concepts, mock ups & presentation of ideas through to creation of finished artwork to send to print and publish online / digitally
  • Project Management & Administration : Work closely with other colleagues in the Design Studio; Liaise with colleagues across the Marketing team and also internal clients;
  • Liaise with internal Production team; Seeing projects through from initial brief to completion; Working within budgets and to tight deadlines;
  • Maintaining archive and record of projects; Share of general office admin and auction duties during the auction season.

    Skills / Competencies / Experience :

    Essential :

  • A natural flair for creative design with excellent layout / composition, typographical and aesthetic coherence;
  • Excellent knowledge of print production / finishing and online / digital media processes;
  • Experience of working with cutting edge and / or luxury brands;
  • In-tune with current design trends in digital and print;
  • Proficient with use of Adobe Creative Suite (such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects) on Apple Mac platform.
  • In addition, knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required and any experience of conceptualising in Cinema 4D, Sketch, as well as interactive HTML-5 based design and motion graphics would be desirable;
  • Some experience of art-directing photo-shoots;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken in English and Chinese) and be committed, reliable and capable of working well both independently and as a part of a team;
  • Highly motivated, organised, proactive, enthusiastic and resourceful, with the ability to work on a number of different and varied projects at one time, often to tight deadlines.
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