Studio Technician

About the job


Aura Brand Solutions is one of Europe's leading commercial graphics and visual communications companies. We provide branding and image management services. We have been delivering branding, graphics and signage projects for over 65 years.

Our experience, quality, and expertise are only half the story. It's the other bits that set us apart. We care about the work we do and how we do it. Our values of Teamwork, Trust, Passion, Delivery, and Innovation are at the core of everything we do.

We are currently recruiting a Studio Technician (Artworker) to join our Studio team based in Lowestoft.

You will need to be conversant with industry-standard desktop publishing software in order to prepare artwork for various projects ranging from presentation sales aids to large-format digital graphics.

You will need to be able to liaise and work closely with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will work 37.5hrs, Monday-Friday, 8.30-17:00. There will also be a requirement for the successful candidate to work some overtime at very short notice to meet tight deadlines.

An understanding of Workflow Automation and experience in a similar role would be desirable.

Core Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Prepare artwork utilising software packages in the studio: Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Workflow Management and ERP (Shuttleworth).
  • An understanding of technical drawings, site surveys and conversion to bill of manufacture.
  • Restoring artwork from archives and making it available for production departments.
  • Creating and processing job sheets via ERP System (Shuttleworth).
  • Prioritizing new and repeat work, releasing to production following agreed production planning.
  • Calculating material usage/requirement.
  • Maintain and update computerised records. Ensure efficient use of equipment, raw materials and Studio consumables.
  • Occasional offsite visits for meetings with clients and site surveys for projects Including architectural and fleet graphics. Undertake training and develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • Report any relevant issues to the studio manager and provide information as required.

Desirable System Knowledge

Although not all items are absolute requirements and provision for training will be provided, as wide a knowledge base as possible is an advantage.

  • Adobe Suite, Office 365 and ERP (Shuttleworth).
  • Colour Management.
  • Javascript / Applescript.

Transferable Skills & Approach

  • Attention to detail and retention of information.
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation and information management.
  • Logical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills combined with the ability to interact confidently with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to work well in a team and individually.
  • A strong customer focus.
  • Flexibility.

Qualifications & Experience Prerequisites

  • Conversant with industry-standard desktop publishing software.
  • At least one year of experience working in a similar role.
  • A valid UK Driving Licence is preferred.
  • Technical skills relevant to specific projects.
  • IT proficiency.

What we can offer

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Ongoing support and training
  • Free onsite parking
  • Fun and friendly working atmosphere
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Aura Rewards – our Employee Discount Scheme with over 800 retailers
  • Free fruit onsite and numerous healthy living initiatives
  • General annual leave plus 1 extra day for volunteering
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Company Events (Summer and End of Year social functions)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual flu jabs & eye tests

How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to Samantha Kennedy at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Aura Brand Solutions is an equal opportunities employer.


Posted: 01 May 2024 | Applications Close: