Next stop, Dallas: consolidating Austin Fraser’s US presence

Next stop, Dallas: consolidating Austin Fraser’s US presence
We’re delighted to announce our next new office opening in Dallas, Texas, scheduled for October 2018. This move will anchor Austin Fraser deeper in the US market, hot on the heels of our award-winning Austin, Texas office and Denver, at the start of the year.
We’d also like to congratulate Dallas team lead, Alina Brovko, who will relocate from Munich to build the new Dallas team and roll-out our growth plans.  Alina is a brilliant example of the career pathways available at Austin Fraser and our strong ethos of fostering talent from within.
 
How we evolve on the ground
As the fourth biggest technology market in the US, outside New York, LA and Chicago, and a concentration of established Austin Fraser clients located in the city, Dallas was the obvious choice for our third US office. With its flourishing start-up ecosystem of incubators, tech meet-ups and a strong Fortune 500 presence, it holds real potential for Austin Fraser. With our Austin team just three hours away too, it will allow for deeper collaboration, ensuring our networks and talent pools are harnessed for client success.
As with previous locations, it’s important to us that we are embedded in the local community. Our approach is about adapting and integrating, while staying true to our Austin Fraser DNA. We invest heavily in communities, creating longer-term relationships while developing an exceptional pool as well as new career opportunities internally.
 
International growth
This past 18 months has seen Austin Fraser double our global locations, with offices in Berlin, Denver and Dallas.  We scale our international teams with home-grown talent, while building a strong local talent pipeline.
As Alina explains “We’re seeing a lot of our clients with hubs across the US so for this market, it makes sense for us to support as many of those as we can, as we extend Austin Fraser’s presence.  Our business is about how we can help our clients grow. Being on hand, to build real connections and relationships really means that we can specialise as well as play an active part in the tech community here.”
Further expansion plans in the UK, Europe and the US are in place and we’ll look forward to sharing these later this year.

Delivering new opportunities for tech talent in Denver, Colorado

Delivering new opportunities for tech talent in Denver, Colorado
We are delighted to announce that mid-2017 we’ll be launching a new office in Denver, Colorado, USA. From this new base, Austin Fraser will be able to deliver highly skilled staffing services to the thriving digital and technology scene of Colorado. We’ll be establishing a team of consultants with expertise in specialist staffing within the tech and digital space. It’s our in-depth approach to understanding the markets, businesses and people we work with and how we develop deep long-lasting relationships that mean we’re able to work with employers and candidates to deliver exactly the right talent just when it’s needed.
 
Commenting, our USA Business manager, James Lafferty, tells us: “We’re genuinely excited by the opportunity that expanding the business to Denver presents. It’s a fantastic city that is rapidly becoming one of the key digital hubs in the US. With businesses like ComCast, Lockheed Martin, DISH Network, IBM and UPS all significant employers in the area and a fast growing number of start-ups, the possibilities for business and personal growth are fantastic.
 
“Denver is widely recognised as one of the top cities in America to work and live in right now. 300 days of sunshine and a great living standard make it a destination city where the expected influx over the next five years is a further 200,000+ people. Establishing a new base in Denver builds on the success we’ve had in Austin, Texas, where we’ve established a strong presence within the local community and been recognised by the Austin Business Journal as one of the best places to work, one of the Coolest Companies in Austin and on the 50 on Fire list – all within 24 months of starting up.”
 
Our CEO, Peter Hart explains more: “Austin Fraser is a brand with a strong heritage – we’ve been providing staffing solutions for ten years, and our staff are dedicated, hard-working trusted advisors to some of the world’s leading tech companies. We’re looking forward to becoming a key partner to the businesses in Denver and playing our part in shaping the digital economy of the area. We see this move to Denver as an important step in the growth of our business.”  

Junior Graphic Designer

Our marketing department is growing, fast. We’re doing amazing things and it’s time for an impossibly talented, sensationally creative and refreshingly innovative designer to join the team. This is your blank canvas. We’re offering an incredible opportunity to really stamp your mark on a company ranked 9th in ‘The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ 2015 as our first ever in-house graphic designer. The role offers an excellent opportunity to kickstart your design career as you’ll be responsible for our graphic design work across the UK, Germany and USA. Though mostly digital design, there’ll be aspects of  traditional print and so much to get your teeth stuck into that you’ll never get bored. Communication is a huge part of your day-to-day role, so you’ll be comfortable dealing with your colleagues at all aspects of the business and confident enough to really drive the creative process home. We’re taking the world by storm and revolutionising the industry. Our Investors in People | Gold accreditation and three consecutive appearances in ‘The Sunday Times Best Companies’ list reflects just how great it is to work here. If you’re looking for just a job, you need not apply; if you’re looking for a career, you’ve found the right place. You’ll be based at our incredible Reading offices (just pop in and you’ll see why!) and your daily responsibilities will include:

Creating mind-blowing presentations across the business for both internal and external use.
You’ll be a team working Titan, working with our in-house copywriter to create an unstoppable creative tag team.
You’ll mastermind digital advertising designs for social media and other marketing campaigns.
You’ll be channelling your inner photographer for internal and external projects, darling.
You’ll spearhead the creation of spellbinding artwork from rough art layout, copy arrangement, size, type size, style and related aesthetic concepts.
You’ll demonstrate a willingness to take constructive critiques on board from rough layout approval to project completion.
You’ll be a technical whizz kid when preparing and finalising artwork for print or digital publication.

You will have:

Proven experience using Adobe Creative Suite platforms (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop in particular).
Excellent creativity and unwavering attention to detail.
Experience in working with Apple products (Keynote and Pages in particular)
Confidence enough to deal with colleagues in all aspects of the business.
The drive and ambition to really make this role your own, with a great attitude and willingness to progress
Experience in working to deadlines and prioritising workloads.