Designer

Deliver simple, beautiful and effective design solutions for our clients and their users.

Rob

Our Application Process

Submit an application today.

 

 

The Designer role is an important part of the team. You’ll have a few years of experience learning your craft and contributing towards great design solutions. Designers should have a strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn new things. You’ll be comfortable using all of the standard design tools and will be able to create appropriate design solutions for our clients independently. Often you will be working alongside a more senior designer, supporting them to deliver large and complex projects. It’s also important to take responsibility over small to medium-sized projects, managing your time and creating work that is visually strong and commercially viable.

 

Your Role

  • Collaborate with senior designers to deliver complex client projects.
  • Support the wider design team with in-group critique sessions.
  • Offer advice, feedback and guidance to Junior Designers.
  • Able to work on tasks independently, having responsibility for multiple small to medium projects, ensuring deadlines are met and briefs are answered.
  • A good understanding of responsive design, and creating multi-devices experiences.
  • A good understanding of branding. Able to apply an existing brand identity consistently and effectively across a range of media, adapting it where necessary.
  • A good understanding of User Experience and User-Centric Design. 
  • Able to support our app and community products.
  • Produce wireframes and prototypes for complex design solutions.
  • Articulate your ideas confidently.
  • Attend client meetings to present your work and make recommendations.
  • Work with designers, developers, and project managers within tight timeframes, producing high-quality and commercially viable design solutions.
  • Strong typography, layout and composition skills.
  • Managing file and folder structures, ensuring teammates are able to collaborate with you efficiently.

  

Preferred Experience

  • At least 2 years experience, preferably from an agency background but not essential.
  • A passion for all things design, with a focus on digital.
  • A high-quality, and varied portfolio of relevant work examples.
  • Strong and confident using the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Interested in user behaviour, what makes people tick.
  • A strong work ethic, willing to learn and try new things.
  • Familiar with design systems and component libraries.
  • Basic knowledge of After Effects or similar to bring ideas to life.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS beneficial.
  • Additional skills such as 3D design would be an added bonus. 

 

Salary

Competitive & negotiable based on experience.
 

What to Expect
 

  • Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Working hours: 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday. Core hours are between 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Salary: Competitive & negotiable based on experience
  • Location: Manchester (city centre), hybrid working model (2 days per week office working required)
  • Holiday: 25 days per annum, plus public holidays and your birthday off (or closest working day)
  • Pension: Entry to company pension scheme after three months’ employment; employer contribution of 5% of basic salary (on top of basic salary)
  • Other benefits: Company laptop, railcard scheme, gym subsidy, excellent maternity and paternity packages
  • Performance & pay reviews: Annual pay and performance reviews in June each year.

     

Our Culture
 

  • On-the-job training – Access to our continuing professional development (CPD) program with allocated training time and budget,
  • Learn from working with the best - It may be a clich√©, but if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room!
  • After-hours takeaway – Although we do not have a long-hours culture, if you fancy working late one night, have a pizza on us!
  • Relaxed atmosphere – Join a friendly team who are always willing to lend a hand,
  • Socialise - For those who like to mingle, we have regular company nights out as well as two five-a-side teams, a board games group and regular squash and tennis players,
  • Project launch parties - We frequently celebrate project go-lives and other major company milestones,
  • Gym subsidy - Train your mind and body with 50% off your monthly gym membership fee.

     

Download Job Specification
 

You can download the above job specification for this role.

 

 

Rob

Our Application Process

Submit an application today.