Studio Managers play a key role in the day to day management of the design studio. They have overall responsibility for the smooth running of the creative studio as a whole (both technically and logistically).
Generally the role involves:
- Ensuring all briefs are allocated in the studio based on individuals’ strengths and skills
- Creating a workflow structure, reviewing daily work schedules of the creative department
- Ensuring work is delivered on deadline, compiling studio schedules
- Updating studio schedules regularly
- Keeping all departments informed about project status
- Resource management, bringing in freelance support as required
Studio Managers require excellent communication skills and both tact and influencing capability in order to ensure everyone in the studio is happy and working as efficiently as possible. They will have experience with studio management software, proven leadership skills and ability to meet deadlines in a stressful environment, whilst motivating a team with a wide variety of skill sets.
Salary wise outside of London the role generally pays between £30,000 to £45,000 depending on regional variance and level of experience.
Royal Leamington Spa
Royal Leamington Spa is one of only four Royal towns in the UK. The Royal Pump Rooms opened in 1814 attracting the wealthy and famous, leading to the construction of numerous Georgian townhouses. With its growing status and popularity Queen Victoria granted the town its Royal prefix in 1838.
A statue of Queen Victoria was almost destroyed by a German bomb during World War II which moved the statue one inch on its plinth by the blast.
The first tennis club in the world was also formed in 1872 by Major Henry Gem and Augurio Pereira and the modern rules of lawn tennis were drawn up in 1874 at the Leamington Tennis Club.
With its period properties, stunning Jephson Garden Park, proximity to the luscious Warwickshire countryside (whilst still being commutable to Birmingham and Coventry) Royal Leamington Spa is a popular place to live within affluent south Warwickshire. Though the town has expanded its suburbs amalgamating nearby villages, the town’s Council have gone to great length to preserve the town center’s buildings and heritage. This also makes it popular for weekend shoppers visiting its wide array of independent boutiques and restaurants, as well as with film crews looking for period property features.
Royal Leamington Spa also boasts a hive of SMEs profiting for its great rail and motorway network connecting the town easily to the West Midlands, Birmingham Airport and London.