Senior Designer


Our ambitious and close-knit creative team are on the hunt for Designers with imagination, drive and personality to join us in delivering outstanding multi-channel communication projects.

Whether your helping small start-ups to think big or finding ingenious solutions for FTSE giants, you'll find different creative opportunities every day. You’ll be a natural team player and be active in building a healthy, happy and inspired studio. As an employee-owned business we are collectively responsible for our continued growth and success. You will have a blend or brand and reporting/literature experience.


The Senior Designer (SD) is a conceptual thinker, able to create designs that are as eye-catching as they are functional.  Reporting to the Creative Director, the SD collaborates with the studio team to deliver a range of integrated design solutions to a varied client base in the UK and beyond. 

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Embodies and demonstrates Emperor’s Values – Aim High, Creativity Everywhere, Infectious Enthusiasm, Always Learning and Razor Sharp.
  • Contributes to development of creative brief and reviews creative options.
  • Preparation and presentation of high quality creative solutions that best fit the brief.
  • Takes ownership for the projects allocated in terms of client service, quality, deadline management and the final product.
  • Deals with clients, both in person and on the phone, in a courteous and positive manner even when under pressure to deliver heavy workloads.
  • Keeps up to date with innovations and developments within the creative field.
  • Liaises with clients and suppliers as required.
  • Production management, design, print and paper specifications where required.
  • Proofing, press passing and checking quality of material received from printers as required.
  • Direct involvement with clients, providing good value and advice, actively searching for better ways to meet client needs.
  • Recognised by clients as a key point of contact with Emperor on an ongoing basis not purely during delivery of projects.
  • Has a full understanding of Emperor’s offer, portfolio and client list.
  • Provides a role model through own actions and behaviours, helping colleagues to achieve their potential.

Skills required:

  • A good eye for detail.
  • Ability to conceptualise ideas and to think visually.
  • Ability to acquire, organise, interpret and evaluate information. Regularly communicates status of work to Creative Director.
  • Identify, plan, allocate resources effectively. Includes time, money, materials, facilities, human assets.
  • Demonstrates quality awareness.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and quality expectations.
  • Participates and contributes to objectives/work of team.
  • Regarded as a knowledgeable resource in their field.
  • Builds positive relationships and works with others to achieve goals.
  • Communicates in a positive and easily understandable way internally and externally.
  • Approachable, responsive and flexible.
  • Uses initiative – identifies and creates opportunities and acts with a sense of urgency.
  • Seeks others views and prepared to change one’s own view.
  • Expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to connect to other parts of business.


To apply, please email your cv, with the job title as the subject to [email protected].

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