Senior designer

Job posted:
28 October 2022
Applications close:
30 November 2022
Start date:
£35,000 – £47,000
Whitechapel, London

We are looking for a highly creative senior designer to join our London design team and work on projects with social progress at their heart. This is a full-time, permanent contract in our Whitechapel studio.

About you


  • You have a track record of working across a range of design projects including substantial experience of publication design for print. 
  • You have brilliant layout and typography skills, with a rigorous and precise approach and meticulous eye for detail.
  • You are highly competent in using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • You have experience of collaborating with clients or stakeholders to  agree a brief and work through iterations. 
  • You have great organisation skills. You are happy working on multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities and seeking help from colleagues when required.
  • You have experience mentoring or managing junior colleagues.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and have fluent written and spoken English.

Job description

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 creative development, 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, in particular specialising in flagship publications.

You’ll be part of our 15-strong design team, with a high degree of autonomy for your own work and an opportunity to get involved with a highly collaborative studio team.


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)

Work from anywhere four weeks a year

Matched pension contributions

Hybrid working – in the studio minimum two days per week

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

End of year profit share

Please email  your portfolio, CV and covering letter to

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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