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Technical Designer - Experiential Agency - Fully Remote We are currently looking for a talented Technical Designer for a fantastic Creative Experiential Agency. Our client works in the live and…
Senior 3D Generalist Designer - Experiential Agency - Fully Remote We are currently looking for a talented Senior 3D Generalist Designer for a fantastic Creative Experiential Agency. Our client works…
Senior Product Designers - Video Editing Platform - Fully Remote/Flexible We're working with one of the largest and fastest-growing video editing platforms as they build their Design team and expand…
UX Designers (mid-snr). Another role has gone live. A specialist product agency are looking for a true UX Designer to support on 2-3 projects across 2 clients. Brilliant team, good…
Our client, a well-known agency in London, is looking for an outstanding Digital Designer to join the team. You will be reporting to the Head of Studio and Head of…
Our client, a world-renowned Advertising agency, is looking for a passionate Motion Designer to support the creative process across a wide variety of both digital and print-based projects. You will…
My client were recently ranked in the top 20 fastest growing tech companies in the US and are strategically scaling its team through several key hires to work remotely, or…
The Company: My client is on a mission to truly innovate crossborder payments for Individuals and Corporates all over the globe. They provide market leading mobile/web international payments and card…
We are looking for a Video Editor and Motion Graphics Artist. This will be working with a fantastic Creative Advertising Agency based in Kent. This designer will be an all-rounder…
We are currently looking for an ambitious and driven Design Designer to join our clients TOP Brand Design Agency based in London. The ideal Design Director candidate will have a…
|Junior Designer||£25,000 - £35,000|
|Middleweight Designer||£35,000 - £55,000|
|Senior Designer||£55,000 - £70,000|
|Head of Design||£70,000 - £90,000|
Design jobs have been in high demand over the last few years, as more businesses are recognising the power of effective branding. Digital design in particular has become more crucial as digital skills in any form are the currency of tomorrow. While there are a large number of Designers in the UK market (around 250,000), there is a widening skills gap, making the job search for the ideal candidate extremely competitive.
Designers must be creative, and should ideally be able to create for a range of business needs and requirements, though they can specialise in one particular style. On a daily basis, Designers will need to work with teams across the business, including but not limited to Copywriters and Marketers, and ensure the design of all materials remains consistent. Designers also need to work closely with Developers and Product Managers, making sure all projects are completed in line with the original designs, and discussing any adjustments that may need to be made.
The main employment opportunities for Designers in the UK are in the advertising, marketing, architecture, fashion, film, and IT industries. The businesses and agencies employing Designers completely vary in size: some are niche startups while others are multinational companies.
All industries can benefit from having a design team, especially now that more businesses are growing their digital platform. Having well designed content helps to attract more customers to a business, whether this is on the website or on social media. Designers may be working on digital or published content, as well as content that may be used internally or externally.
One consequence of the world’s digitalisation is that Design jobs which involve digital skills are on the rise and extremely well paid. Salaries for traditional Designers have been increasing, and they are supposed to become even higher. This is because many companies grew faster after hiring top Designers as they differentiated more from their competitors and created a better customer experience.
There is currently a skills gap in the design industry, and schools are investing in the sector so students can be trained to fill it. Traditional Designers are also having to go back and learn digital design skills, in order to keep their skillset fresh and improve hireability. As more businesses go digital, or start building an online presence, the need for Designers with digital skills has increased.
In the coming years the biggest change for the Design job sector is that it will become more hybrid. This means that design will incorporate technical as much as creative aspects. Moreover, design will be a lot more human-centred by combining code, research, visuals, and interaction. These new approaches will create new Design roles, such as Augmented Reality Designers, Real-Time 3D Designers and Embodied Interaction Designers.
One of the key requirements for landing a Design job is having an excellent portfolio of work. Some hiring managers may look for candidates with a few years experience, depending on the level you’re applying for. Creating a beautiful portfolio of case studies, clearly showing each step of the project from ideation through to research and UX, and finally the finished product is what hiring managers want to see. Designers must also have experience working with Sketch as well as Adobe Creative Suite, and be comfortable when using the software.
In order to get a Design job, it is helpful to include certain skills on your CV. Perhaps the three most important design skills to showcase are creativity, artistic ability, and time management. Designers must also be able to understand the user’s needs, and design the product to ensure a smooth UX. From a technical point of view, computer skills (i.e. knowing how to use specialised design software) should be included on every Designer’s CV.
A typical Design job interview consists of four parts: experience, portfolio, hard skills, and soft skills. In the first part, you can expect the interviewer to go through your previous roles before going through your portfolio with you, and it’s not uncommon to be asked things like: “Why did you design the product in this way?” In your responses, you’ll need to explain the thought process behind each decision, making references to the user. Hard-skill interview questions are used to determine your proficiency level, and you could be asked: “How have you used software programme X in your daily work?” The interviewer will also ask about your previous role, checking how well you work as part of a team and how you handle specific situations. Throughout the entire process, the interviewer will also likely be judging whether you’ll be a good cultural fit for the business, and may even ask you about how you spend your free time.
Most Design jobs require a college or university degree. However, some employers rate the practical experiences demonstrated in the Designers’ portfolio as more important. It’s therefore crucial that Designers start building a portfolio as soon as possible, and keep copies of all the work they produce to show prospective employers when applying for jobs.
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