We’re after a conceptual Senior Designer

We’re after an experienced conceptual Senior Designer, with a portfolio of rock solid design and conceptual creative work that will knock our socks off. You’ll be a like-minded individual who will bring their own flair and channel their creative influences into beautifully crafted, brand-led communication design across a mix of global and UK brands.

This is an office based role working from our studio in Hythe, Southampton. Applicants must live an easily commutable distance from the office.

About the role

Working with our close-knit team of designers and support staff, you will produce the highest quality design work across a range of mediums and sectors, and ensure the timely delivery of spectacular work to a standard that wows our clients! You will find new ways to push the creativity of our brands, to meet and exceed our clients expectations. You will also be a conceptual thinker, capable of providing the creative spark that ignites a brand or creative campaign, and be capable of realising your vision collaboratively with the wider team.

About you

– You relish a blank canvas, and love the process of building knock-out creative from scratch.

– You understand the intricacies of creative briefs, absorb the business objectives and are able to conceptualise new and innovative ways to solve creative problems.

– You’re a team player, and comfortable working in a studio environment.

– You’re confident in your ability, and comfortable rationalising your decision making.

– You’re articulate, able to communicate your visions and don’t mind waxing lyrical about your craft.

– You’re comfortable in front of clients.

– You’re ice cool under pressure, pragmatic and able to prioritise creative tasks.

– You’re experienced working in brand development and digital design. Any experience in packaging and product development would be a huge bonus.

– You’re emotionally intelligent, compassionate, able to read between the lines with clients and colleagues, and always put people first.

– You’re inspirational, have your finger on the pulse with design trends and a thirst for seeking out new techniques and styles. You’re great at picking out inspiring examples of creative to help explain your thinking and get the creative juices flowing.

– You’re right at home with Adobe Creative Suite, from digital scamps right through to designed client decks.

– You’re portfolio is stunning.

About us

Established in 2011, Zap are a small but perfectly formed creative studio based in Hythe, Southampton. Design led and independently owned, we’re a relaxed team who are passionate about what we do, working in an enjoyable and open environment. Our work is diverse, and we love it. We work with an eclectic range of clients, from plucky start ups and billion dollar global brands, and everything in between. It results in a beautifully combusted and varied mix of creative work, across a wide range of sectors. 

About the opportunity

It’s an exciting time to join our well established and growing team. You’ll reap the benefits of their years of experience working with top names and learning from a fantastic team of designers. With plenty of variety, responsibility and new challenges, this is a role for someone wanting to step up and really raise their game.

– Private healthcare

– Eyecare and dental

– Training opportunities

– Excellent holiday inc Christmas to New Year shut down

– Staff outings (COVID dependent!)

– New Forest waterfront location (the role is working from our office in Hythe, Southampton)

– Design for Good programme to support worthy causes

Apply now

To apply, please email your CV and portfolio to the address below, as well as some detail on what you feel you can offer. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake a short design / conceptualisation task.


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