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
Motion Graphics Designer
User Interface Designer
Creative Digital Designer
Career progression example
Head of Digital Design
Digital Design Lead
Digital Design Manager
Head of App Design
Head of UI
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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— Modern, innovative and flexible environmentLocation:BristolSalary:£45K + Flex WorkingInnovative and modern agile environment working towards digital transformation. Remote and flexible working. Real focus on training and development - get accreditation for your work. The purpose of the role is end-to-end User Experience Design and ultimately, to provide the company with a better understanding of users and audiences. What you’ll be doing As part of a cross-functional team, you’ll be working through the discovery phase conducting field studies, user research and usability testing trough to work-shopping and high-fidelity prototyping. This is a versatile role; you will be using skills from each part of the UX process daily. The team is modern and mature with a flat-structure and a supportive, flexible nature. The products are high-profile with international users and audiences. What experience you’ll need to apply Proven knowledge around design principles. Passion for innovative solutions and good experience in user research. Solid background with 360-degree, end-to-end UX Design. Rapid prototyping/ high fidelity prototyping. Workshopping and face-to-face field studying What you’ll get in return for your experience You won’t be standing still! In this company, you’ll be encouraged to progress while earning accreditations. The environment is adult and flexible with a modern tech-first approach to work and team collaboration. You’ll have support of a UX and UI team and some great company discounts and benefits! What's next? Get in touch with Cece (Cecilia) Dakowski to get the ball rolling!
— Well renowned agency with a growing digital teamLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £40kA key role where you’ll evolve the agency’s digital offering. Briefs across web build projects, digital/integrated campaigns and some print. Be a point of knowledge for all things contemporary digital design. We’re looking for someone to join one of Bristol’s greatest agencies as a Senior Digital Designer. The agency has a reputation for quality, they excel when working on conceptual briefs and they need a Senior Digital Designer to join and help them take their digital design output to the next level. What you’ll be doing Your workload will be diverse and across a range of briefs - from digital and integrated campaigns through to web builds and the occasional print project. You’ll play a key part in the growing digital team, working across a broad range of clients in both the B2C and B2B worlds, across a wide range of global industries. Reporting in to the Associate and Creative Director’s, you’ll work closely with a team of creatives and UXers to own digital projects end-to-end. You’ll create innovative, contemporary digital work at the forefront of technology including high fidelity UI designs for responsive websites and microsites, as well as social / online campaigns. Some projects will be campaign-led with some print work, while others will be full web builds. No matter the project you’ll apply your creative flair to produce innovative and high-quality results. You could be from an integrated, digital, visual, or UI design background, but you’ve a solid amount of experience within an agency environment, working across integrated campaigns, brand development and full digital builds. What experience you’ll need Previous experience at a senior level in a digital role within an agency. A digital first mind-set when tackling a creative brief. A deep level of knowledge within modern digital design. An excellent portfolio of work across digital inc. high-fidelity UI Designs, campaign, and some offline briefs. A natural communicator in a fast-paced environment. Experience working closely with developers and UXers. An understanding of user centred design practices. Skilled in Adobe XD and Sketch. After Effects a bonus. What you'll get in return for your experience There’s a salary of up to £40k on offer here! You’ll also be joining one of Bristol’s most highly regarded agencies in an office in the heart of Bristol to work with some big name clients. What’s next? Apply today with your CV and portfolio to be considered for the role.
— Senior role with a focus on career developmentLocation:LondonSalary:£60KPlay a leading role in a growing UX team. Enjoy a modern, start-up culture, with trust and flexible working. Amazing benefits for health and lifestyle. We adopt a fluid, collaborative style which allows our teams the freedom to get involved with 360 UX design process and work across multiple strands of the business. We need a strong senior designer or someone wanting to step up into a role with more responsibility and make a greater impact. What you’ll be doing You will be getting involved in all parts of the process from user research through to delivery in a role that promises versatility and the chance to do the things you are great at and develop in the areas where you have less experience. What experience you’ll need to apply Maintaining a user-centred and evidence-based approach (Design Thinking) Evaluating user needs and behaviours by conducting usability testing, research, expert reviews and surveys. Analysing research and distilling results into compelling materials such as task models, experience maps and design deliverables. Eliciting stakeholder feedback and buy-in by running workshops and interviews. Documenting the user experience, by creating and presenting low and high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes, user journeys, personas, IA, reports and other deliverables. Being skilled in, storytelling, critiquing, facilitating and presenting, to enable UX activities. Articulating the importance of content modelling with stakeholders and facilitate that process. Designing experiences either from concept or as an iteration on existing platforms. Working closely with the creative team to develop the vision of the project Collaborating with developers in fast-paced design-build cycles Maintaining a strong focus on quality and timely delivery across multiple projects. Ensuring the user experience supports the strategic vision and is achievable. Willingness to try new methods and learn new skills! What you’ll get in return for your experience The office is a special place with our own on site café, pool tables, table tennis and more! You will also have options to work from home, various well being benefits (head massage at your desk anyone?) , Career progression is a development goal for all staff and there any other great benefits we can discuss when we speak. What's next? Please apply with an up to date CV and portfolio to be considered.
— 2 Months - Remote WorkingLocation:Remote + PortsmouthType:Salary:Up to £250 p/dayBrand/Digital Designer. Awesome Agency, Exciting Projects. Remote + Portsmouth. Superb opportunity for a Brand/Digital Designer to work on exciting projects that are likely to add value to any portfolio. What you'll be doing Digital design of brand material and web projects for high tech & disruptive Clients. The agency is based in Portsmouth but a large portion of the work can be completed remotely. What experience you'll need to apply for this role Brand/Digital Design (Expert). Design Software (Advanced). Portfolio (Essential). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £250 p/day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV/portfolio and I will be in touch to discuss further.
— Innovative web platformLocation:GloucestershireSalary:£55K + Work from HomeOptions to work 2-3 days a week from home. Exciting company that helps people from around the world, achieve their aspirations. Entrepreneurial leadership in an established business with a start-up culture. As Product Designer for the website, you'll be welcomed to the team to help pair beautiful, usable design with smooth and effective UX. What you’ll be doing Help shape a product that enables people to connect internationally, with their dream opportunity. In the capacity of Product Designer, you'll be creating new journeys and improving existing functionality. You'll be working directly with Developers, Marketers and Content Editors to create and implement new design systems. The team will be helping you to delight users with interfaces that are beautiful, simple and constructive. While this is a highly visual role, UX plays an important part, too. This means that you’re likely to be developing features from conceptual ideas to final visual design, as well as conducting user testing and designing UX flows. On top of user-centred design, you will have a mobile-first mentality. What experience you’ll need to apply Designing mobile websites in a cross-functional team. Atomic Design Systems and Responsive Design, with an eye for Layout/typography/Colour Theory. Adobe Sketch / Adobe CC End-to-end project experience with a strong portfolio to support you. A demonstrable understanding of UX theory and principles including: User testing Wireframing & Prototyping User stories & UX flows Making UI interfaces that are elegant and visually effective. Ability to confidently pitch and back your designs to others. What you’ll get in return for your experience A great start-up culture is on offer here, providing you the option to work from home for up to 3 days a week. You'll be looking to earn a super competitive salary. There'll be 25 days of holiday offered to you + 1 day extra for every year you work. Apart from all of this, you'll be part of an innovative company with a positive and inspiring business offering. What's next? Get in touch with Cece (Cecilia) at ADLIB, to get the ball rolling!
— Fast Growing Agency Start-upLocation:Bristol (or remote)Salary:Up to £60k DOEPart time or full time, Flexible working and unlimited holiday. Opportunity to work with big name brands. Be a key player leading on creative as part of a senior team. This agency start-up is backed by a hugely experienced and respected management team, who are looking for a Creative Partner to grow their creative offering that’s immersed in brand engagement and communications! What you'll be doing As Creative Partner, you’ll be joining a fast-growing agency with the backing of a respected industry leadership team. With an established portfolio of big name brands already on board, you’ll be working closely with the Director to lead on creative and build a roster of designers and creative copywriters to think up and execute engaging work for their clients. The agency specialise in brand building, creating value propositions, campaigns and communications across large scale organisations internal audiences. Channels vary greatly from digitally led campaigns, brand development, research and proposition building, events and roadshows through integrated communications. As a business they have a real partnership mentality, with more long-term contracts than quick win projects, so it’s all about building relationships, continuing to create powerful messages and finding new ways to connect with brand audiences through creative concepts. Due to the start-up environment, you’ll be as happy leading on creative and overseeing content, as you are getting stuck in to see the next project through to execution. You could an existing Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, or a Senior Creative from a Copy or Art Direction background to be considered for this one. What experience you'll need to apply Experience as a CD, ACD, or Senior Creative. Agency exp a must; employee engagement sector a bonus. An integrated portfolio, including campaign and brand. Ideas-led, from an Art Direction or Copy background. A natural when it comes to client-facing communications, previous involvement in design workshops, and presenting ideas. Entrepreneurial, eager to help drive forward creative in a start-up environment. What you'll get in return for your experienceThere’s a salary of up to £60k on offer, with potential future equity in the business. In addition to this, you’ll benefit from unlimited holiday, flexible / remote working, part time / full time hours. What’s next?Please apply with an updated CV and a relevant portfolio to be considered.
— World Class BrandLocation:WiltshireType:Salary:Competitive DOELead 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 Creative 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. This role is a 10 month Fixed Term Contract. 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.
— Global Packaging AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:Competitive DOEGain global experience. Work with internationally acclaimed brands. Play a key part in a collaborative team of talented specialists. We’re currently on the lookout for a Mid-Weight 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 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. You’ll work closely with a team of talented specialists, reporting in to the Creative Director and Senior Designers. 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 occasion. What experience you’ll need to apply Some commercial agency experience in FMCG branding / packaging. 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 work collaboratively or solely through to refined design execution. 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.
— Agency for GoodLocation:South CornwallSalary:DOEA brand-new role to make your own. Design for an agency with good purpose embedded in their ethos. Some flexible working and extra holiday to invest in positive change. This is an awesome opportunity to join an agency who truly make a difference! The agency fuses creative with social enterprise, sustainability and purpose. The business is well-established within their sector, with their own core values mirrored by their partnerships and clients. What you'll be doing This is a new role forming a pivotal part of this small, close-knit agency who make a huge impact. This role forms part of a team producing engaging and purpose driven design for a range of clients who are changing the world. Working closely with the Senior Creative, designers and content writers, you’ll provide creative ideas and high-quality design execution across integrated channels to promote the agencies long-standing client base. You’ll bring each brands story to life by creating engaging digital and print solutions; with a strong lean on digital. You could be working on responsive web, social, digital playbooks, branding, packaging or infographics, to name a few! Due to the digital lean on projects, ideally, you’ve worked in a collaborative environment alongside developers in the past, or you’ll at least understand how your designs will translate digitally with a user centred approach. The studio is a small but collaborative environment, so this is a real hands-on role that will mean you’ll be involved in the end-to-end process from concept to execution. We're looking for a designer with a can-do attitude, and a personable, inclusive nature. You’ll make your mark beyond design, being an ambassador for the beliefs of the business; getting involved and bringing new creative ideas to contribute to the company’s efforts to drive social and environmental change. If you’re from an integrated background, with an interest in ethical and sustainable business, looking for an opportunity to make your mark beyond everyday design, this role is the one for you! What experience you'll need to apply At least a couple of years’ experience in a design studio, ideally some agency. A portfolio full of integrated designs, including responsive web, brand, and print. An expert in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator). Hands on creative from concept through to execution. Understanding of usability for digital design, ideally experience working alongside devs. Inclusive and collaborative in your nature. A demonstrated belief in positive change and sustainability. What you'll get in return for your experienceAlongside a salary depending on experience, you’ll benefit from a flexible working day, various discounts and extra holiday allowance and paid volunteering hours to give back to social and environmental change. What’s next?Please apply with an updated CV and a relevant portfolio (including any design or work for good causes) to be considered.
— Global Packaging AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £50k DOEGain 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.
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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
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