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Hiring Mid-weight Designer for DesignStudio New York Design Studio

Midweight Designer


As a Midweight Designer you will be at the heart of the studio's design output. Creating 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 skill to any task; from immersion, to strategy, to expression and implementation.

You collaborate well with designers, strategists and other team members. You happily interact with clients and suppliers.

Key qualities

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Dedicated and passionate about design
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Willing to work on anything
  • Relentlessly learning
  • Experimental
  • High level of professionalism
  • Good time management and organisation
  • Collaborative team player
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Connected to culture, with awareness
  • Full of ideas
  • Solid design skills
  • Fast thinking
  • Clear presenter
  • Able to challenge briefs and solve design problems creatively


Generate ideas

and interesting creative work with strong conceptual foundations.

Provide valuable input across all stages of a project

from immersion to implementation.

Prepare and present work

putting together materials for pitches, presentations and workshops.

Take responsibility to hit deadlines

being aware of timings and being punctual.

Support team members

across the design and client service teams to meet collective goals.

Manage external suppliers

to ensure they deliver to good standards.

Go on immersion trips

with design teams to collect primary research for projects, wherever clients may be.

Be culturally connected

understanding new waves and trends. Attend events and exhibitions, and connect with universities and design institutions.

Actively contribute

to DS culture.

Key skills and requirements


Formal training or relevant experience in design. 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 versatility, experimentation and energy.

People skills

Comfortable working as a team and confident taking part in interviews, workshops and interactions with clients.


Able to flex and be confident working within any industry, with any type of client, anywhere in the world.

Confident presenter

Proven ability to present clearly and show experience internally and externally. 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 at typical design programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Sketch).

Bonus tool-kit

Experience in animation, coding and interaction design a bonus.

Midweight Designer

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