Working with Clearleft is rewarding and fulfilling. In the work I do, I have the autonomy to do as I see fit, and to make improvements when I spot an opportunity. The team are a supportive bunch and we have a good time bouncing ideas off each other. We do love a sticky problem!Jon Aizlewood.
We hire people who know their craft and are passionate about sharing what they know. And we love working with people who are driven to learn. The culture of learning and sharing is fundamental to all the work we do.
On a regular weekday in the Clearleft studio, you’ll find people working together in close knit groups, collaborating and giving each other feedback. If you dropped in on our meetings, it would be immediately evident that we all have a highly inquisitive nature and love to wrangle complex problems by thinking out loud. We probably have the largest sticky note supply cupboard in the UK.
Our studio environment offers you the best equipment, and we all work together to make sure it’s a comfortable, well-designed working environment to suit our needs. It’s a place we love coming to in the mornings.
Working at Clearleft is demanding but rewarding work. You’ll be supported and surrounded by a wonderful group of smart, friendly and engaging people, who all look out for each other.
We welcome visitors, so do come and visit and meet the team.
Senior Visual Designer
We’re looking for an experienced, digital designer to join our friendly and supportive team in the heart of Brighton. As senior visual designer you’ll be responsible for translating the aspirations of our clients, their brands and the needs of their customers into compelling experiences, across a range of digital platforms.
You’ll be guiding the creative vision as part of a multi-disciplined team. So in addition to outstanding creative skills, you’ll also need to be an expert collaborator and comfortable operating at a higher level. Both setting design vision and strategy, and leading both projects and teams.
To compliment your stellar craft skills, you’ll also need to be a strong communicator. You should be happy working day-to-day with clients, running stakeholder workshops, leading co-design sessions and presenting your recommendations to audiences of all levels.
Each client engagement is treated as a design challenge in itself, so we’re looking for experienced individuals who have a breadth of skills and the experience to know how to apply them to achieve the right outcomes.
We like to think Clearleft is free from the typical constraints of big agencies. We’re a group of smart, passionate people who are given the support, trust and freedom to do the job we love. We’ve worked hard to foster a culture that we hope will enable you to do the best and most fulfilling work of your career.
You’ll get to tackle interesting challenges for a diverse range of clients. We’ve worked with John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic, Spotify, the BBC, Penguin, Channel 4 and eBay to name just a few.
- Conceiving and crafting design direction on projects
- Articulating brand and identity digitally
- Communicating creative vision
- Understanding and developing design systems
- Leading projects and cross-functional teams
- Designing and facilitating participatory design workshop
- Coaching junior colleagues
- Participating with the design community at large
- Competitive salary £40–£50k depending on experience
- Flexible, family-friendly working hours
- Generous holiday allowance
- Substantial training budget
- A friendly, creative studio environment two minutes walk from the seaside
- Top notch coffee and tea
The things we value
We believe diversity, in background, perspective and experience is crucial to building a balanced team. But there are some common things that bind us at Clearleft. If any of the following resonate with you, then we should get together for a chat.
You get under the skin of problems
You’re not just interested in creating ‘beautiful’ things. You insist on understanding the problem before considering solutions. You focus on the needs of the people using your products and services, but can balance them with those of the business and technical teams.
You understand that success can often rest on the quality of communication. You pride yourself on expressing your ideas clearly and with a clear sense of purpose that encourages trust from both colleagues and clients.
You’re a visual thinker
You prefer sketching and discussion over emails and documents. You understand the benefits of making complex ideas simple through rapid visualisation. You enjoy sketching out ideas with clients and teammates, but are hands-on enough to help bring those ideas into reality.
You do your best work within cross–functional teams and you know that shared understanding is their secret sauce. You instinctively share your ideas with colleagues, peers and the community, and love to see them adapt and evolve as a result of constructive criticism. Whenever possible, you insist on face–to–face communication.
You’re agile (with a small ‘a’)
You know the best way to tackle complex problems is by moving fast and remaining agile. You understand the differences between the various design and development processes, but don’t following any one practice unthinkingly. You have a large toolkit of techniques to draw upon, but rather than fetishising deliverables, you focus on outcomes.
You know details matter
You know the difference between a good and a great experience is in the detail. You obsess over content, colour, type and hierarchy and will always fight for it to be better, but, you’re pragmatic enough to know when you’re gilding the lily.
Does this sound like you?
If so, please drop me a short message at firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining why you’re right for this role and point me to a showcase of your own work. I look forward to hearing from you.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
We can’t accept agency applications for this position.