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Digital Designer (full/part time, Oxford, remote initially)

We are looking for a talented and passionate visual designer to guide and complement the outstanding UX our team delivers. How long you've been doing it is less important to us than how well you apply yourself. You may be a junior or a mid weight, but your portfolio speaks of both sensitive and bold design. You love creating brands, digital interfaces, and have dabbled in some print; you can't stop yourself designing, you're a true fanatic!

You will join our Creative Chapter which includes the UX and Front End Developers. They have fortnightly chapter meetings to explore trends, critique each other's work, and find ways to improve the transition of our clients' projects from idea to reality.

Global Initiative is Oxford's leading digital agency, and we're still growing. If you are interested in joining a well respected team, producing exciting solutions, and leveraging our success to help Tech for Good, then this might just be the perfect place for you.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Involvement in designing brands, websites, web- and mobile-based interfaces, as well as some printed collateral
  • Taking creative briefs from clients and translating them into visual concepts
  • Pitching your ideas to external and internal stakeholders
  • Helping critique existing solutions and propose ways to improve them
  • Translating UI concepts into Zeplin and support the front end developers

You will have:

  • A qualification in design
  • Good knowledge of Adobe products
  • A portfolio you are proud to show off
  • Experience designing logos, typography, and layouts for digital media (and possibly print)
  • 1 or 2 years' experience in industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in an agency or consultancy
  • Experience pitching ideas to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Working with a multi disciplinary team
  • Exploring user experience tools and research
  • Experience in agile methodologies
  • Face to face time with clients

Things to make you even happier:

  • Part time may be considered.
  • Very competitive salaries
  • Macbook pro or laptop PC with the latest Adobe Suite
  • A budget for hardware, software, and accessories
  • Tax-free bike scheme (through Cycle to Work)
  • 5 days paid sick leave
  • 4% matched company pension scheme
  • Cash health plan

Wait, you don't think you're right for the role but have a burning passion for all things digital? Then you should be in touch and tell us what we're missing out on!

Things to love about the company:

  • A huge variety of projects and technologies to keep you interested every day
  • A strong culture of work / life balance. We’re strongly encouraged to go home at 17:30
  • Opportunities to gain experience in new fields
  • A collaborative, supportive environment of team-building
  • A company that contributes to worthy causes and projects
  • An airy, spacious office right in the very heart of Oxford city
  • Takeaway Tuesdays
  • Games Nights
  • Hack days


We're a lovely bunch of people that care about each other's improvement so you will find yourself exploring new technologies and ideas in no time.