Senior Designer

Units 2 & 5
New Workshops
Beehive Yard


We're looking for an ambitious senior designer with creativity in their heart, fired up for their next challenge to delight clients and win awards alongside an established integrated brand communications agency.

Full Job Description

We’re an award-winning, integrated brand communications agency. Privately owned, proudly independent.

We work with clients we believe in, to help them grow and connect with their audiences.

Being based in the South West, we have space to think and room to grow. Our office is in Bath, and we have strong connections to Bristol and our clients are based UK wide. We are often on the train to London, in the car heading to Wales, or down South breathing in the Cornish air.

We work in an open plan, vibrant office, where knowledge is shared and successes celebrated.

This year we became a top Drum RAR recommended agency, recommended by our clients. And this Summer we won the Drum small agency of the year award.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Senior Designer to join our small creative team. The perfect candidate requires a level of strategic understanding, as well as strong conceptual and executional skills. You’ll be able to take the lead on a variety of projects, from conception to completion, plus attend occasional face-to-face meetings with clients to present work, and represent the wider team.

You will also be responsible for the more junior members of the team, ensuring they develop their conceptual and technical skills, while gaining an understanding of the industry and the AUK ethos. As mentioned, the creative team is small, so time management is key, but we also utilise freelance support when things get busy.

Your personality is just as important as your performance, so we are looking for someone who will gel with the agency, and become a true team player. You will be ambitious and enthusiastic, driven by the success of AUK, and make a measurable difference to our clients’ businesses.

Main duties and responsibilities

Connecting brand strategy to creative execution - creating exciting conceptual ideas and turning these into practical designs.
Designing across different channels and integrated comms.

Comfortable taking creative lead on projects and managing / mentoring the small team of designers.
Presenting to clients and articulating thoughts and ideas that solve briefs.
Understanding the scope of a project and being commercially aware.

Skills and experience

  • 6+ years experience as a designer.
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry standard applications: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator with Premiere Pro, After effects, Animate and Lightroom knowledge an advantage.
  • Experience working with strategists, helping to define brand and campaign propositions and audiences.
  • Experience across numerous industry sectors.
  • Comfortable managing junior designers and working in collaboration with copywriters.
  • You will be fully versed in the structure of a creative department and its day-to-day delivery process.
  • Understanding of new / emerging technologies, and how they might be adopted by AUK and our clients to provide value.


23 days holiday

AXA PPP Healthcare

Employee contribution pension scheme

£250 per year personal training budget

Plenty of socials, tickets to industry events and seminars

Salary – Competitive depending on experience

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