Spirit of the role
As a Midweight Digital Designer you will be the heart of the studio's interactive 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 are passionate about technology and innovation, designing at the cutting edge of what's possible and embracing emerging platforms in your creative thinking. User challenges drive your decisions, championing UX thinking when solving a client's challenges.
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. Providing a digital perspective and 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, being aware of timings and being punctual. Supporting team members across the design and client service teams to meet collective goals.
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, understanding new waves and trends. Attending events, exhibitions and connecting to universities and design institutions. Actively contributing to DS culture.
Key skills and qualifications
Experience: Relevant experience in the discipline with proven skills and competencies. Must have a passion for design and show an ability to learn and develop. Most likely you'll have at least 2-3 years of industry experience. High quality portfolio: Work should demonstrate a user centric design approach and well crafted execution. Work should show experimentation, versatility and energy. 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 and prototyping programs (Figma, InVision, Principle). Bonus tool-kit: Experience in animation, coding and interaction design a bonus.
Qualities of a DS Designer
- 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
- Take initiative and be self motivated