Senior Designer (Print)


How do you inspire a global workforce through a comms campaign? Turn complex business objectives into award-winning annual reports? Rebrand a business after a merger, launch a sustainability strategy or embed a new purpose? These are just some of the diverse challenges you’ll be tackling day-to-day.

This role is for conceptual thinkers and meticulous crafters. Whether you’re inspiring start-ups to think big or helping FTSE giants find nimble solutions, you’re as passionate about shaping ideas as you are designing beautiful layouts.

Working with our consultants and strategists, you’ll enjoy understanding challenges inside out and finding ingenious solutions with creatives of every kind – from copywriters and animators to digital designers and moving image experts.

Ultimately, we’ll be looking to you to deliver exceptional insight-led creative that cuts through the noise and makes a measurable impact.

Who we are

Founded in 1996, we are experts in communication, specialising in corporate reporting, brand, employee engagement and sustainability across a range of channels. From two men and an Apple Mac, we are now one of the UK’s leading strategic and creative communications agencies with over 250 colleagues. We have achieved this through continuously developing and evolving our proposition, delivering great work, expanding our geographic presence in key locations, making smart acquisitions, recruiting quality people and building long term client relationships.

In 2020, we became an employee-owned business. This decision not only fulfilled a long-standing ambition of the founders, but is driving growth, providing long-term clarity, and helping to attract and retain the best talent. It reinforces our desire to remain an agile and people-focused business that fosters transparency and innovation for clients.  

We are one of the largest employee-owned creative agencies in the UK, unrivalled in scale with a unique national presence. We are the only corporate communications agency with a network of creative hubs in strategic locations across the UK in London (HQ), Warwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and in Dubai.

Emperor is in the 26th – and most impressive – year of its history to date. Performance has been materially ahead of expectations, despite the uncertain environment, and the quality of work has never been higher. This year we are on target for double digit growth, more than 20% ahead of all our expectations and revenue forecast at £24.5m.

We have invested over the past 12 months in new offices and in talented people to support our teams who have shown unrivalled levels of resilience and commitment over the past few years.

In September 2022 we became a Certified B Corporation. B Corp is a movement committed to using business as a force for good and transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

There is no better foundation on which to build.  

What You'll Do 

  • Create insightful creative that connects with your audience.
  • Work across a broad range of disciplines including corporate reporting, campaign, employee comms and brand.
  • Present and pitch your ideas to clients and colleagues
  • Collaborate with a team of creatives that include print, digital, moving image, animators and copywriters.

The fundamentals:

  • High attention to detail with strong typographic and layout skills
  • Be a strategic creative thinker, able to disseminate complex information about a clients business and tailor creative solutions to meet their objectives
  • Can articulate your thinking clearly and sell your insight-led ideas to all levels
  • A natural team player, can develop and maintain positive working relationships


  • Work that demonstrates strong conceptual thinking across a range of disciplines
  • Background in corporate communications including corporate reporting, brand and campaign work. Any digital experience is a bonus.
  • Curious about the world you live in, passionate about all things design and a desire to push creativity and share knowledge
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high-profile environment and organisation.

It’s a Bonus If You Have

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally.
  • Proactive attitude that embraces collaboration, while being able to handle projects individually.
  • Unquestionable business ethics and integrity.
  • Flexible, adaptable style and approach.
  • Embodies and demonstrates Emperor’s Values – Aim High, Creativity Everywhere, Infectious Enthusiasm, Always Learning and Razor Sharp.

Next steps

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.

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