Senior Designer

Job description

Salary: up to £45k

Location: Leigh-on-sea, Essex

Please note: this is NOT a remote working or flexible position. You will be expected to be in the office full-time. Please do not apply if this isn’t what you’re looking for.

Who are we?

Storm is a forward-thinking, fast-paced and 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?

As a key, senior member of the design team, you will deliver solid creative skills and design support, getting hands-on with projects across the board - from scamping, to social, to helping with large-scale web design projects. You will have a strong understanding of design principles, a natural flair for the industry and an eagerness to listen, grow and learn at a fast pace.

You will be working with, and reporting to our Design Manager, who is largely responsible for through-the-line delivery of all design projects, internal processes and inter-departmental communication and cohesion. You will be working to embed yourself as an integral part of the Storm design team, with the potential for career development along the way.


What do you need?

  • At least 5 years+ of design experience

  • A sound knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite - mainly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

  • Experience of Sketch or Adobe XD as well as an understanding of web prototyping tools, such as UXPin or Invision

  • Experience with owning multiple projects; 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

  • A solid understanding of meeting client objectives and managing expectations, working to budgets and tight deadlines

  • A willingness to take on new challenges to further develop your skill set, whilst responding positively to feedback and critique

  • An ability to interpret and discuss briefs and communicate effectively with the wider team and key stakeholders

  • A versatile nature with the ability to work fast with agility whilst not compromising accuracy; attention to detail and taking pride in your work is an absolute must

  • To stay up to date with the latest design trends, tech and software

  • To be confident, committed and willing in nature; someone who sees the role as more than just a job but a passion


  • 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, portfolio, CV and locality information (as stated, this is an in-agency role)

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