Mid Weight Designer



Ideas are the beating heart of all work at Stereo. As a Midweight Designer/Art Director, you’ll be a key team member generating bold, inspiring concepts with innovative, expressive craft. You’ll be as interested in the ‘why’ as with the ‘how’ and will be comfortable speaking about both. A marriage of both conceptual understanding with strong design capabilities is essential for this role.

You’ll be expected to have a holistic knowledge of the creative process, a relentless curiosity for great concepts and a hands-on pursuit of stunning, experimental visuals. You’ll be a naturally curious person and have your finger on the pulse of global creative culture. We work across a number of different sectors and project types at Stereo, so you’ll need to demonstrate creative flexibility and confidence with a variety of clients and audiences.

You’ll be part of a wider team on longer projects supporting Seniors and Leads, but will also need to show initiative and self-motivation to work independently when required. You’ll guide more junior members of the studio and inspire the whole team with your work. You’ll be comfortable maintaining an ego-free environment and approach all feedback positively and collaboratively.

This role suits an ideas-focused Designer looking to grow within a studio by demonstrating more conceptual abilities, or an Art Director wishing to transition to a more hybrid role and get hands-on crafting their own ideas to take them to the next level.

Motion skills or the ability to work with storyboards are not required but are a bonus.

Typical Activities

  • Support Senior Designers/Art Directors across all teams with effective, on-brief work
  • Working in Adobe CC suite to design stunning visuals
  • Thinking conceptually to develop innovative ideas alongside the wider team
  • Be able to confidently discuss your deeper thinking
  • Guide Junior Designers and mentor their progression in the agency
  • Have a flexible approach to briefs and remain team-focused
  • Treat each project as an opportunity and push briefs as far as they can go
  • Have the drive and desire to grow within Stereo

Skills Required

  • Mid-Weight Designer or Art Director with design degree (or equivalent)
  • A love of campaigns, identities and digital design
  • Confident using Adobe CC suite (PS, AI, InDesign) and some digital design knowledge
  • Not required (but beneficial): After Effects, Figma, Cinema4D, coding abilities
  • Excellent communication skills to interpret and negotiate briefs with internal teams
  • Team player
  • Passionate, self-motivated and extremely creative
  • Good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas to colleagues
  • Taking responsibility
  • Art Direction, voice your ideas and present ideas and creative concepts to your peers.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for design, with a creative flair.
  • Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to your designs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail when producing designs.
  • Strong typography, layout & technical skills
  • Time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at a time.

Stereo Benefits


  • 23 Days Holiday (basic)

  • Extra Holiday Day per year of service (up to 5 years service)

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Summer Hours July & August (Half Day Friday)

  • Closed over the entire Christmas period

Learning & Culture

  • Flexible Hybrid working model (x2 Mandatory days in the studio)

  • Monthly Stereo Sessions (Learning Opportunities with Guest Speakers)

  • Annual Summer & Christmas Parties

  • Quarterly Team lunch/breakfast

Wellbeing & Health

  • BUPA Employee Assistance (free, 24-hour confidential helpline service)

  • x1 Paid Volunteer Day


  • New business bonus based on a % of the profit on the project for up to one year

  • Intro recruitment bonus for successfully bringing friends / peers into the business £1,000 (Upon successful 3 month probation meeting).

Apply by November 30 2022 Job will be taken down when vacancy is filled
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