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Middleweight Designer

Poole office

Competitive salary, based on experience

The role

We are looking for an exceptional designer to join our talented creative team. At Salad, you will receive a great variety of briefs to work on, from brand identity through to advertising through to web design. You will have a strong mix of creative capabilities from excellent conceptual skills through to pixel perfect execution. You will be able to work to brief and be passionate about creating beautiful and effective work. You’ll be a student of the creative and design industries and always keen to learn.

Key responsibilities

  • To deliver excellent standard, creative work with an intuitive response to briefs
  • To work across a varied range of design projects including: brand, print, packaging and all areas of digital
  • To work collaboratively with other members of the Salad team, writers, photographers or any chosen suppliers to complete creative projects
  • To build strong relationships with your colleagues and any clients you work with as we believe great customer service is everyone’s responsibility
  • To work quickly to learn about our business and each of the market sectors in which your clients operate in
  • Happy to present your work including clear rationale
  • To proactively share design and other sources of creative inspiration to the wider agency, your clients and the creative team
  • To keep up-to-date on all aspects of brand design, digital design, relevant software and industry progression to stay ahead of the curve
  • To be a brand ambassador for the agency, through fully understanding and championing the work we do

Desired skills and attributes

  • A good person with a strong ethical code
  • Enthusiastic
  • Proactive attitude towards all work
  • Strong collaboration skills and a team player
  • Strong research skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time extremely well
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Great communication skills and ability to present internally and to clients
  • Committed
  • Good sense of humour

Desired experience

  • A minimum of three years experience working within an agency environment
  • An impressive portfolio that demonstrates your design talent across both brand and digital
  • Proven track record of delivering unique creative concepts
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and After Effects
  • Knowledge of Sketch and Lightroom would be advantageous

Life at Salad

Salad’s Poole office overlooks the harbour and is home to a specialist team offering bespoke creative and digital services to a range of clients and industries. We have one of the best working environments on the South Coast and we work hard to provide a second 'home' for people to learn, thrive, develop a career and create beautifully effective work.

We enjoy regular meals together through our Friday lunch club. We have at least one company team meeting a week to share news and developments within the business. We are proud to have such a happy team and are always on the look-out for talented people who want to share their unique spark with us.

Salad is a place where stars are given everything they need to flourish.

Package extras

  • Company pension scheme, topping up your contributions by 50%
  • Holiday allowance of 23.5 days per year plus Bank Holidays, plus your birthday off
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • Staff social events
  • Cycle to work scheme after 1 year
  • Death in Service policy of x2 salary after 1 year
  • Plus more


Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Basis: Full-time, Monday to Friday inclusive

How to apply

To apply, send your CV including portfolio and achievements, along with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why you are the right fit for us to: [email protected]

No offence, but no agencies please.

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