Spirit of the role
As a Midweight Designer you will be the heart of the studio's design output. Creating the work that drives projects forward, you will be relied upon to answer design briefs with creative solutions to a high standard. Bringing ideas, energy and solid design skills to any task; from immersion to strategy, expression to implementation.
You collaborate well with designers, strategists and other team members. You happily interact with clients and suppliers.
Generating ideas and interesting creative work with strong conceptual foundations.
Designing from concept to completion across any brand touch-point and supporting any design related task.
Providing valuable input across all stages of a project; from immersion to implementation.
Preparing and presenting work, putting together materials for pitches, presentations and workshops.
Taking responsibility to hit deadlines, aware of timings and being punctual.
Supporting team members across the design and client service teams to meet collective goals.
Take initiative and be self motivated.
Managing external suppliers to ensure they deliver to good standards.
Going on immersion trips with design teams to collect primary research for projects, wherever clients may be Being culturally connected, understands new waves and trends. Attending events, exhibitions and connects to universities and design institutions.
Actively contributes to DS culture
Key skills and qualifications
Experience Formal training or relevant experience in the discipline with proven skills and competencies. Must have a passion for design and shows ability to learn and develop. Most likely you’ll have at least 2–3 years of industry experience.
High quality portfolio Work should demonstrate concept-driven design and well crafted execution. Work should show experimentation, versatility and energy. Has worked on print and digital executions from start to finish.
People skills Comfortable working as a team and confident to take part in interviews, workshops and interactions with clients.
Flexibility Able to flex and be confident working within any industry, with any type of client, anywhere in the world (from startups to corporations to schools and beyond).
Confident presenter Proven ability to present clearly and shows experience with internal and external presentations. Able to put an attractive and compelling presentation together.
Critical thinker Able to question and challenge briefs and solve design problems creatively
Solid tool-kit High level of skill in design programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Figma)
Bonus tool-kit Experience in 3D, animation, coding and interaction design a bonus.
- Energetic and enthusiastic
- Dedicated and passionate about culture and design
- Proactive and self motivated
- Willing to work on anything
- Highly flexible and adaptable to challenges
- Relentlessly learning
- Curiosity and deep interest in the world
- Open to experimentation, new viewpoints and ways of working
- Able to question and challenge briefs and solve design problems creatively
- Collaborative and a team player
- High level of professionalism
- Good time management and organisation