31 Mar

Mid-Weight Designer – London

The Role

The way we shop has transformed over the past few years, and the role of our high streets, city centres and shopping destinations has changed as a result. It is our job to ensure that the places we market not only keep up with the changing retail landscape, but set the trends for others to follow. We create place activation programmes to ensure that our destinations offer a 360 experience over and above a traditional shopping trip. We have won awards for our independent pop up strategies, our fundraising Pride events and community engagement activities.

Our Designers are responsible for delivering a range of creative solutions including (but not limited to); place brand identities, destination magazines, social media content as well as on-site POS and signage. 

We are looking for candidates with self-motivation who are excited to get stuck in. You will need to have excellent accuracy and attention to detail. You will also need excellent communication skills and the ability to spin multiple plates!

Successful candidates will be able to both give and take direction working within a close-knit, busy team and also work effectively in silo.  We are looking for an innovative and hard-working professional who can get going from day one.

Key Tasks

  • Brand Identity work
  • Brand Guidelines & Brand Books design 
  • Magazine design & development 
  • Campaign design & development 
  • Social media content design
  • Window vinyl & POS design & artworking
  • Contributing to team & client brainstorms 
  • Emailers, newsletters, basic web design
  • Artworking for print, signage, wayfinding
  • Presentation, pitch & creds docs design
  • Sourcing and editing photography
  • Seeing all creative through to artwork stage

Skills and Experience: 

  • Degree educated (2:2 and above)
  • Knowledge of Google Slides highly preferable
  • 3-4 years experience in relevant role
  • Brilliant with Type
  • Experience designing magazines highly preferable
  • Exposure to designing for digital is essential
  • Exposure to designing for Social Media is preferable but not essential
  • Proficiency in video and/or motion design is preferable but not essential 
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills  
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have attention to detail
  • Impeccable time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and diplomacy 
  • Strong communication, teamwork and negotiation skills 
  • A flexible and adaptable approach


Our offer 
  • Work in a creative environment as part of growing and ambitious team of specialists 
  • 20 days annual holiday, increasing annually after two years to 25 plus our office closes for Christmas 
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Private Health Care  
  • Use of apple equipment
  • Quarterly bonus scheme 
  • Ongoing training and career development 
  • Flexible working policy 
  • Regular, varied (and fun!) staff socials 

Salary: £29,000 – £32,000 

How to apply 

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to 

Will Asken: Will.Asken@dsemotion.com