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Digital and UI Design jobs and careers

A digital design career involves creating designs for online channels; this could be websites, microsites, email campaigns, digital advertising, motion graphics, app design (Android or iOS) or specific user interface design. Infographics and digital documents could also fall under digital design in some cases.

Why consider a career as a Digital/UI Designer?
If you’re an innovative thinker with a keen eye for design and visual concept, a role within digital design or UI design is an ever-changing field that allows you to marry your imagination to a wide range of digital media including apps, advertising, websites and digital documents. It’s fast moving and a high growth area across the UK.

What a career or job in Digital and UI design may entail…
Depending on your team structure, you could be working collaboratively with Developers and UX professionals as well as other Designers to deliver finished digital designs. Whether you work for an agency or in-house, you will utilise your creative skills and eye for detail to bring graphics, visual effects and animations to life.

Typical role titles include
Digital Designer
App Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
UI Designer
User Interface Designer
Digital Creative
Creative Digital Designer

Career progression example
Head of Digital Design
Digital Design Lead
Digital Design Manager
Head of App Design
Head of UI

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior/graduate Digital and UI Designers on average will be earning between £20k-£26k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £26k-£35k and seniors would be looking to earn £35k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
As part of a digital design role, some HTML / CSS may be required, generally speaking not to an advanced level though as this will be fulfilled by the development team. A digital design career is very collaborative, therefore you should also have strong communication skills. Digital Designers are often very intuned with current trends, technology advancements and user experience trends. 

What qualifications does it take?
To become a Digital or UI Designer, you will usually need a foundation degree or diploma within a relevant subject. These include graphic design, digital media, graphic communication, illustration and fine art.

 

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  • 18th Sep

    Junior - Mid-Weight Digital Designers (Contract)

    — World Class Brand

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Day Rate Competitive DOE
    Competitive Day Rates on offer. Be part of a truly market leading creative department. Junior and Mid-Weight positions available. We’re looking for Digital Designers on a contract basis from Junior up to Senior to join an internal agency based in Wiltshire. This role sits within the internal marketing agency and will lead the delivery of CRM and data driven campaigns for the business. What you'll be doing Reporting into the Digital Creative Head these roles sit within a talented team of designers, copywriters and content strategists all collaborating to deliver digital campaigns to a global customer base. Embedded within the internal marketing agency, and with a close relationship to data and analytics, the Integrated Campaigns team delivers strategic campaigns across all channels including web, digital advertising, social and email. Working with a big name brand means well-defined guidelines but you will be expected to push both the creative and technical boundaries of digital campaign, knowing how to get the most out of the brand and always pushing for innovation. If you’re a Junior, Mid-weight or Senior level and are available soon to get your teeth in to your next contract, please get in touch! What experience you'll need to apply Conceptual in experience with good design skills. A portfolio full of digital design solutions. Confident within the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator). Some knowledge of CRM and digital campaign channels. Agency or fast paced in-house creative studio experience. After Effects, Sketch, HTML skills a bonus. What you'll get in return for your experience  In return for your experience you’ll join a world class marketing team and be instrumental in defining the visual language they use for digital campaign work. You’ll work in a collaborative and fun environment that offers flexible working, an onsite gym and 27 days holiday + bank holidays What's next? To be considered please apply with an up to date CV and supporting portfolio of digital campaign work.­­­­­­
  • 18th Sep

    Senior Digital Designer (12 Month FTC)

    — World Class Brand

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitive DOE
    Lead the creative execution and delivery of global campaigns. Be part of a truly market leading creative department. Enjoy a good salary, flexible working and generous holiday. Were looking for a Senior Digital Designer to join a leading digital studio in Wiltshire. This role sits within the internal marketing agency and will lead the delivery of CRM and data driven campaigns for the business. What you'll be doing Reporting into the Digital Creative Head you will work closely with a talented team of designers, copywriters and content strategists to deliver digital campaigns to a global customer base. Embedded within the internal marketing agency, and with a close relationship to data and analytics the Senior Digital Creative sits within the Integrated Campaigns team, delivering campaigns across all channels including web, digital advertising, social and CRM. Working with a big name brand means well-defined guidelines but you will be expected to push both the creative and technical boundaries of digital campaign, knowing how to get the most out of the brand and always pushing for innovation. This role won't involve direct line management but were looking for someone at a senior level, a confident leader who's able to get the most out of more junior members of the team. You'll be an active player in senior stakeholder discussions, confident when presenting your work and able to articulate your design decisions.   What experience you'll need to apply Conceptual in experience with good design skills. A portfolio full of digital design solutions. Confident within the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) Expert knowledge of CRM and digital campaign channels. Good leadership qualities. Used to working at pace and on large scale campaigns. Agency or fast paced in-house creative studio experience attractive. Strong stakeholder management experience, able to confidently communicate with people at all levels of a business. What you'll get in return for your experience  In return for your experience youll join a world class marketing team and be instrumental in defining the visual language they use for digital campaign work. Youll work in a collaborative and fun environment that offers flexible working, an onsite gym and 27 days holiday + bank holidays What's next? To be considered please apply with an up to date CV and supporting portfolio of digital campaign work.
  • 12th Sep

    Design Strategy Manager

    — The "how & why" behind design projects!

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitive + Great Benefits
      Global business with an exciting new digital creative hub. Opportunity to add significant value by answering the “what and why” of design High-level creative solutions for global organisations and household names. Cutting edge and globally renowned consulting giant have made a home in Bristol! With plans to grow substantially over the next 2 years, they are looking for a Senior Design Strategist to join their newly formed creative workforce. This is a business-critical role within the team - leading projects, helping clients and internal teams solve critical business design challenges. What skills you’ll need Significant commercial exposure within strategy consulting, product design, brand management. While working in a directly applicable creative agency/consulting environment Proven expertise in deconstructing an idea and translating into a compelling story. Demonstrable past involvement in the designing and planning of design strategy projects. Ability to conduct requirement gathering tasks, such as stakeholder interviews, observations, contextual inquiries, user interviews, workshops, etc. Led projects from front-end strategic planning work to detailed validation exercises, etc. Experience of translating data into insights, frameworks and expressions of human and brand needs. Understanding of how to break project success down into educated KPI’s and monitor them. History of developing and defining the operational model for a creative engagement. Untethered desire to develop and experiment with new methods and techniques. Outstanding verbal, written, and visual communications skills. With bold, impactful storytelling skills. Particularly strong understanding and passion for design. What you’ll be doing Leading strategy on client engagements, by working directly with the customers and designers. In order to establish relevant and inspiring context that sets the stage, fuels brand, product, experience, and design. Spearheading and organising brainstorms with a range of internal team members, while creating client-facing presentations. Leading workshops, which includes guiding multi-disciplinary groups through exercises that define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and inspire design. What you’ll get in return for your talentsIncredible opportunity to work for a Times Top 50 Employer, offering a competitive salary. Along with outstanding long term progression, training and development. You will also have access to courses and conferences alongside a fantastic benefits package. You can expect generous holidays, a discretionary bonus, healthy pension. A flexible benefits scheme tailored to your own personal preferences! This is a fantastic chance to be a key part of an expanding technology team in stunning new offices, designed to hold regular tech meetups, events and drive innovation.What’s next?To discuss further, contact Rich at ADLIB to discuss.  
  • 11th Sep

    Web Designer

    — International Multi-Channel Retailer

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £26k DOE
    Join a well-established yet evolving ecommerce business. Help design and build digital content across international sites. Benefit from a great culture and guidance from a close-knit team. This is an opportunity to join the Bristol HQ for an international eCommerce business who are increasing their offering beyond their well-established roots. This is a brand new role to support an existing team at this exciting time of growth. What you’ll be doing This role sits within the Web Creative Team made up of fellow designers, UXers and copywriters, all reporting in to the Web Creative Team Leader, contributing to the digital output across a number of eCommerce sites. The core of this role is to design, build and publish digital content across web and email, using a combination of HTML coding for web and digital artwork for email templates. Projects will include digital artwork such as banners, static pages, and slices for emails, alongside hand-coding for each of the brands’ sites. You’ll be using split testing to maximise customer engagement, and will regularly collaborate with the UX team to ensure a user centred approach to all design solutions. Ideally you’ll have turned your hand to some coding in a commercial setting, or have experience within a similar role, but if you’ve recently graduated from a web design degree or similar, there is opportunity here to nurture your skills and learn from a highly experienced team! What experience you'll need to apply At least a years' experience in a web design or similar role, ideally. A portfolio full of digital designs inc. web and email examples. Technical in ability with design flair. Three key software skills - HTML, CSS & Photoshop. Knowledge of split testing and UX practices. Experience working with CMS systems. What you'll get in return for your experience  Aside from joining a growing international business with a great culture that will provide market leading knowledge and nurture your talent, you’ll benefit from a variety of company perks and a competitive salary. What's next? To be considered please apply with an up-to-date CV and supporting portfolio.
  • 11th Sep

    Visual Designer

    — Cross Functional Product Team

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    DOE
    Join a newly formed Bristol team delivering strategic design solutions to top brands. Work amongst a talented team of research, design and technical experts. Enjoy a generous salary and package with flexibility and autonomy in your work.  We’re looking for a Visual Designer to join a new creative and engineering team in Bristol. This role sits within the South West hub for this internationally renowned brand and will join a multidisciplinary team of service design, design research and visual design specialists. What you’ll be doing You’ll become part of a network of businesses that provide strategy and design services to some of the worlds biggest brands. However in this unique opportunity you will be joining a newly formed regional hub and have the chance to get in at ground level. Working as part of an agile service design team you will be supported by a strong discovery and research function, UX design expertise and a highly skilled technical team to deliver on your designs. Working with big names across financial services and the public sector (amongst others) you will dig into complex and challenging briefs. For the most part the role will centre around creating UI’s for a wide variety of uses but interaction design skills and experience with motion graphics will be put to good use.  In this role you’ll be communicating internally with stakeholders of all kinds and client facing too. You’ll excite and engage people through design workshops bringing products and services to life through sketches, scamps and mood boards.  What you’ll need to be considered An experienced visual designer with a portfolio showcasing exceptional UI designs. A user driven approach to design. Experience of working within cross functional agile product teams.  Expert user of modern design tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision etc). Comfortable travelling on occasion to clients (mostly domestic travel). What you’ll get in return for your talents You’ll be rewarded with a great salary and generous benefits. You’ll join a purpose led organisation that’s big on diversity and inclusion and invests in its people. As part of the design and engineering hub you’ll work alongside a great head of department and be part of a start-up style culture.  What’s next To be considered apply with an up to date CV and portfolio or get in touch with Sam on 01179 269 530 for a confidential chat. 
  • 11th Sep

    Junior Digital Creative

    — World Class Brand

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    DOE
    Design and execute nationwide campaigns. Be part of a truly market leading creative department. Enjoy a good salary, flexible working and generous holiday. We’re looking for a Junior Digital Creative to join a leading creative studio in Wiltshire. This role sits within the internal marketing agency and will produce a wide range of creative campaigns for the business. What you'll be doing Reporting into the Digital Creative Head you will work closely with a talented team of designers, copywriters and content strategists to deliver digital campaigns to a nationwide customer base. Embedded within the internal marketing agency and with a close relationship to data and analytics the Junior Digital Creative will develop Global campaigns for nationwide market execution across web, digital advertising, social, CRM and retail. Working with a big name brand means well-defined guidelines but you will be expected to push both the creative and technical boundaries of digital campaign, knowing how to get the most out of the brand and always pushing for innovation. You'll need some knowledge or user centred design and UX best practice, a broad digital skillset, as well as a drive to develop and grow with a market leading brand. What experience you'll need to apply Some commercial experience in a design role - agency attractive. A portfolio full of digital design solutions – including rationale and your process. Confident within the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator). Knowledge of integrated marketing and associated channels. Ideally some understanding of user centred design and UX best practice. Confident working at pace. What you'll get in return for your experience  In return for your experience you’ll join a world class marketing team and be instrumental in defining the visual language they use for digital campaign work. You’ll work in a collaborative and fun environment that offers flexible working, an onsite gym and 27 days holiday + bank holidays.    
  • 9th Sep

    Mid-Weight Designer

    — Global Brand Team

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitive DOE
    Help define the visual identity for a well-established brand. Be part of a truly market leading creative department. Enjoy a good salary, flexible working and generous holiday. We’re looking for a Midweight Designer to join a leading creative studio in Wiltshire. This role sits in the internal marketing agency within their brand team, responsible for defining and rolling out best practice for the brand and creation of assets across the business. What you'll be doing Forming part of the brand graphic design team, in essence you’ll be working closely with the Creative Head to establish master brand guidelines to ensure consistency across all visual communications for this global internal agency. This role sits within one of four teams reporting in to the Global Creative Director, so you’ll play a pivotal part in defining their identity to reach a breath of markets -adapting the delivery of the brands experience to suit. Contributing to their master file libraries you’ll encourage ‘best practice’ across the business with the creation of brand books, guides and templates. You’ll have a keen eye for detail, experience in the creation of brand systems and templates, alongside previous liaison with external stakeholders to produce final artwork. If you’ve come from a branding agency background developing multiple brands, or an in-house established business defining their identity, this could be the role for you! What experience you'll need to apply At least a couple of years' experience in a design role, agency or client side. A portfolio full of integrated projects (must include branding, guidelines or brand books.) Confident within the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Expert knowledge of integrated marketing and associated channels. Used to working at pace and on large scale campaigns. Strong stakeholder management experience, able to confidently communicate with people at all levels of a business. Skills in After Effects or other moving image a bonus! What you'll get in return for your experience  In return for your experience you’ll join a world class marketing team and be instrumental in defining the visual language they use across the business. You’ll work in a collaborative and fun environment that offers flexible working, an onsite gym and 27 days holiday + bank holidays. What's next? To be considered please apply with an up-to-date CV and supporting portfolio. ­­
  • 3rd Sep

    Studio Coordinator

    — Seeking an ambitious design grad

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Type:
    Salary:
    £26K
    Further your career in UX/ UI/ tech and product development Enjoy a modern, start-up culture. Opportunities to train and develop My client is looking for a design graduate with a will to learn, develop and grow within this role. The organisation needs a coordinator for their brand new design studio and with it comes the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a number of talented designers, developers and product staff. What you’ll be doing This is a cutting-edge working environment with pioneering tech, a progressive approach to work and little hierarchy. The team produce tech products and services and you will be involved with supporting all aspects of their production. What experience you’ll need to apply An entrepreneurial spirit, self -starting ad open to varied agile working. Supporting portfolio management, innovation and the daily activities of the innovation team. You will need to have an undergraduate degree in design (or equivalent) Stakeholder management skills, team collaboration and the ability to work between different product teams and internal staff. Understanding and the ability to perform in and agile environment that is ever changing and stretching. Have a real passion for user experience and the industry as a whole. What you’ll get in return for your experience  Performance related bonus. Up to 30 days annual leave. Strong pension contribution. Healthcare. Life assurance and training and development resources. This is a graduate role with a focus on learning and growing as you are exposed to new ways and techniques of working. What's next? Please apply with an up to date CV to be considered.
  • 29th Aug

    Senior Packaging Designer

    — Global Packaging Agency

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £50k DOE
    Gain global experience. Work with internationally acclaimed brands. Play a key role in growing the agency in Europe. We’re currently on the lookout for a Senior Designer to join an established packaging agency who is building out their UK offices in Bristol. We’re looking for packaging design specialists who need to be strategic, conceptual and know packaging, branding and identity like the back of your hand. What you’ll be doing Joining their new Bristol office you’ll work with other designers (including a remote team) to produce eye-catching consumer packaging for a range of globally recognised FMCG brands. As for products, you’ll work across food, beverages and personal care. As a Senior within the agency you’ll work closely with the existing Creative Director; who has a deep understanding of their clients and the packaging world on the whole. You’ll create concepts for a range of big names and take your ideas through to highly polished designs that push the boundaries of contemporary packaging. The agency is well-established in the US so you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with the global offices remotely on a regular basis. What experience you’ll need to apply Extensive experience within the FMCG/Packaging industry. An outstanding portfolio of commercial Packaging designs (Ideally food/beverage/homecare). The portfolio should also highlight your process/rationale.  Strong typographical skills. Be flexible in your approach to design. Able to collaborate creatively, working with remote teams. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)   What you’ll get in return for your experience   Joining the agency you’ll work with a truly international client base and be an important part of helping to grow their European presence. This is a great opportunity to build a long-term relationship with an agency that is going from strength to strength. A competitive salary is also up for grabs and summer hours that include an early Friday finish. What's next? Sound good? Apply today with your CV and portfolio and we can discuss in more detail.
  • 26th Aug

    Design Director

    — Global Packaging Agency

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £60k DOE
    Gain global experience. Work with internationally acclaimed brands. Play a key role in growing the agency in Europe. We’re currently on the lookout for a Design Director to join an established packaging agency who are building out their UK offices in Bristol. We’re looking for a packaging design specialist who needs to be strategic, conceptual and know packaging, branding and identity like the back of your hand. What you’ll be doing Joining their new Bristol office you’ll work with other designers (including a remote team) to produce eye-catching consumer packaging for a range of globally recognised FMCG brands. As for products, you’ll work across food, beverages and personal care.  As Design Director you’ll work closely with the Creative Director to lead the creative team by overseeing projects and getting involved in the full design process; utilising your craftmanship teamed with your deep understanding of the packaging industry as a whole. You’ll create concepts for a range of big names and take your ideas through to highly polished designs that push the boundaries of contemporary packaging. The agency is well-established in the US so you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with the global offices remotely on a regular basis. You'll be a head figure who'll be representing the agency by presenting well considered solutions to client briefs, so it goes without saying you're an articulate communicator with the ability to not only inspire the team, but their global client base too. What experience you’ll need to apply Extensive experience within the FMCG/Packaging industry, some of which in a similar or Senior role. An outstanding portfolio of commercial Packaging designs (Ideally food/beverage/homecare). The portfolio should also highlight your process/rationale.  Strong typographical skills. Be flexible in your approach to design. An articulate pitcher and presenter. Confident managing projects end-to-end without guidance. Able to collaborate creatively, working with remote teams. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)   What you’ll get in return for your experience   Joining the agency you’ll work with a truly international client base and be an important part of helping to grow their European presence. This is a great opportunity to build a long-term relationship with an agency that is going from strength to strength. A competitive salary is also up for grabs and summer hours that include an early Friday finish. What's next? Sound good? Apply today with your CV and portfolio and we can discuss in more detail.
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Create Health

Establishing a creative department with the right mindset

  • Create Health is specialist healthcare marketing agency with a mission and fascination for new healthcare technologies, treatments and methods of care. 
  • In the search for a new Creative Director we were approached to match them with an individual that could take their creative to the next level, be part of the board and support the growth of the agency over the coming years.
  • We ran an end-to-end recruitment campaign in search for this pivotal hire, including advertising and an extensive head hunt within our diverse network.
  • Since 2014, we’ve helped the Creative Director establish a permanent creative team with the right mindset – consisting of an Art Director, Designers, a Copywriter and a freelance pool of trusted creatives that scale up the studio at short notice.

“Since joining Create Health, I’ve had a clear vision of what I want to build. ADLIB have invested the time to truly understand this, meaning the permanent and freelance candidates they send through are always spot on. This not only makes the process easier and more enjoyable, it saves a lot of time.”

Phil Blackmore, Creative Director at Create Health
 

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Rita Cervetto, Service Designer

  • Rita is a Service Designer, with a background of UX and visual design.While working full time in a design studio in Manchester (Lovedby), she had recently moved to Bristol and approached us to get an understanding of the local market, especially opportunities in product and UX and to line up projects in the South West.
  • We took the time to understand what really makes Rita tick, appreciating that contract was her focus at the time but also understanding that the right permanent job could be a great move for her.
  • We matched her with exactly that as one of our clients were looking for a UX Lead to work on a new digital service. An opportunity that really got her excited.
  • She started in this Lead role, as Senior UX Designer within Ovo Energy, looking after the experience of thousands of customers from day one.

"From the moment I got in touch with ADLIB I felt I was in safe hands. Sam’s understanding of the industry was instrumental in me making the decision to give up consulting and take this epic opportunity at Ovo. He helped me throughout the interview process, kept me informed and offered great advice at key times. I’d recommend them to any professional looking for knowledgeable support finding great career opportunities.”

Rita Cervetto, Service Designer

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