Lead Designer

Job description

Location: Leigh-on-sea, Essex

Please note that this role is full-time and based in the office. Please consider the locality when applying.

Who are we?

Storm is a forward-thinking, fast-paced and growing full-service agency. We are ranked by the Drum as the No. 1 agency in Essex and East Anglia. We are a full-on, switched on, always on kind-of-agency. You’ve got to be sharp, think on your feet and really know your stuff to make it through the door.

Who are you?

Strategically-minded. Creatively-driven. Commercially-aware. Passionate.

Are you an experienced Designer with big ambitions? Do you want to secure a senior creative position within an award winning agency? Then you could be our next Design Lead.


What will you be doing?

As Design Lead your role will be to bring creativity, insight, and design development to the department, taking hands-on ownership of projects; from sketching and concepting, to prototyping through to final deliverables. You will be working with, and reporting to the Design Manager, who is responsible for overall through-the-line delivery of all projects, internal processes and inter-departmental communication and cohesion.

What do you need?

  • 7+ years of senior design experience
  • Experience supervising multiple projects, team members and clients; you’ll be used to meeting client objectives, KPIs, budgets and tight deadlines
  • An understanding of different industry/market/audience needs and be able to deliver relevant/fit-for-purpose output
  • A consultative and collaborative approach with the ability to interpret briefs and understand clients' requirements/needs
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and delivering on a variety of projects at any one time
  • A versatile nature with the ability to deliver anything from website layouts and storyboarding through to infographics and branding, working across departments to ensure the creative strategy is executed correctly
  • Up to date with latest trends and technologies
  • Unmovable passion for design and comfortable in turning the most of out of the box ideas into tangible and deliverable solutions
  • A confident, self-starting, relentless attitude in wanting to help your team be the best and create the next generation of products and services.


  • You’ll be joining an award-winning agency – #1 in Essex

  • Allocated budget for training, conferences, workshops, mentoring

  • The opportunity to work with a prestigious client base

  • ‘Years of service’ bonus and profit share scheme

  • ‘Years of service’ gifted holiday scheme

  • Transparent and accelerated career progression

  • Office closure over Christmas with additional gifted holiday

  • Regular social events throughout the year. Leigh-on-Sea is a great place to work and socialise; a seaside town with a buzzing broadway full of bars, shops, restaurants etc

  • Free bar Fridays from 4pm

Please note: We will be unable to consider you for this role if you do not provide a covering letter, CV and Portfolio.

Storm is open to receive emails/calls from recruitment agencies if pre-vetted, quality candidates wish to be presented.