Midweight designer (maternity cover)

Job posted:
1 September 2022
Applications close:
30 September 2022
Start date:
December/January
Salary:
£30,000 – £36,000

We are looking for a highly creative midweight designer to join our London design team and work on projects with social progress at their heart. This is a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months maternity cover, with the chance to extend it to permanent for the right person.

We are looking for a highly creative midweight designer to join our London design team and work on projects with social progress at their heart. This is a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months maternity cover, with the chance to extend it to permanent for the right person.


What you will be doing

 

Working within our fast-paced design team, you will get involved in a diverse range of projects at every stage – from taking client briefs and idea generation, through to design development, artworking, production and delivery.

You will be working with some of the world’s leading mission-driven policy, research and advocacy organisations. You’ll produce a wide range of digital and print materials, including: editorial projects, illustrations, infographics and data visualisations, brand rollouts. You will assist the client services team in quoting for work and engage with clients and colleagues from different backgrounds.

About you

 

  • You have a track record of working across a range of design projects and a minimum of three years experience. 
  • You have experience and a keen interest in information design and illustration.
  • You have brilliant layout and typography skills, with a meticulous eye for detail and ability to easily liaise between print and digital artwork.
  • You are highly competent in using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator (a bonus if you can use Figma, online data visualisation tools and animation).
  • You love crafting beautiful work and can clearly articulate how your ideas lead to a final design.
  • You have great organisation skills. You are happy working on multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities and seeking help from colleagues when required.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and have fluent written and spoken English.

 

About Soapbox

 

Soapbox is a creative studio for ideas that matter. We partner with forward-thinking organisations to turn knowledge and evidence into social progress. We are designers, web developers, writers, thinkers, storytellers and problem-solvers. We are passionate about the power of ideas and evidence to build a better world.

We are a flexible and fair employer and our values run through everything we do, from the clients we work with to the way we treat our staff. This has helped us to build a close-knit, hard-working and ambitious team. Many of our colleagues have worked with us for a large part of their career, advancing professionally over their years with us. The role is based in our Whitechapel studio, working alongside like-minded designers, developers and strategists at the top of their field. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and know that including employees with a diverse range of perspectives and experiences will improve the quality and creativity of the services we provide. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are members of groups that are currently under-represented at Soapbox, including LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and people from minority ethnic and religious communities.


What we offer

  • 25 days holiday per year (plus public holidays, Christmas and your birthday)
  • Hybrid working – in the studio minimum two days per week
  • Work from anywhere four weeks a year. 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay 
  • Matched pension contributions
  • End of year profit share

How to get in touch

If you think you would be a good fit, please send your portfolio, CV and covering letter to jobs@designbysoapbox.com

We will acknowledge all applications and contact shortlisted applicants. Unfortunately, given the volume of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to give feedback to candidates who do not get beyond this stage.

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