Senior Designer


  • London  
  • Company
    Saatchi & Saatchi London  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    16 March 2022  
    Posted on
    14 January 2022  

Company Description:

We are Saatchi & Saatchi – a full service, integrated communications network, with 114 offices in 67 countries, with our headquarters in London. Saatchi & Saatchi is part of the Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group.

Saatchi & Saatchi launched in 1970, with the philosophy that “Nothing is Impossible” – a statement that crowns the top of our London building and is fundamental to our spirit. We approach things with the audacity of chutzpah. Chutzpah defines our culture at Saatchi & Saatchi. It’s the quality of audacity. Because if you are going to attempt impossible things you have to have the audacity to believe you can achieve them.

It helped us build an agency we are really proud of and does things differently – which means an industry leading diversity approach, that includes Saatchi Ignite – our curriculum-based schools programme, Saatchi Open – our entry level programme, Saatchi Home – our affordable accommodation initiative, Saatchi Women – our programme for progressing talent, and Saatchi Family – our programme for parents and carers.

We are still looking for great clients. Still trying to rock the world. Still believing. Still being impossible. Still having ideas that make our clients famous. Still searching for people who want to set the world alight. Still knowing there isn’t a problem a great idea can’t solve.

If Nothing is Impossible is our spirit, then Chutzpah is what runs through our veins. But there is still one missing ingredient in creating the impossible and that’s YOU.

We’re looking for a passionate Senior Designer to join our team. A team player who can collaborate and sink their teeth into the day-to-day design function, whilst thinking fast on their feet and can comfortably work in a fast-paced environment alongside a passionate team.

Who you are:

  • You contribute to foster an environment where everyone can enjoyably collaborate on producing the very best work.
  • You will be a team player, supporting your team members when required.
  • You can take direction, and are willing to listen, learn and share ideas with the team.
  • You’ll be enthusiastic, passionate about design, comfortable working to tight deadlines and have a great eye for detail.
  • Your appetite, commitment and endeavour for success is infectious; you are flexible, resilient and believe that ‘Nothing is Impossible’.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for developing creative concepts into world class advertising campaigns across multiple touch points.
  • Creating and amending outstanding designs for, but not limited to: press ads, ooh, web, apps, banners, email shots, social, tv, global toolkits, and visual & brand guidelines.
  • Oversee the entire design process from concept to delivery.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure solutions meet or exceed with our clients’ strategic objectives.
  • Working on multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meeting your deadlines and supporting your team members to meet theirs.
  • Following the correct design processes and creating high quality deliverables for projects.
  • Mentoring and providing art direction and guidance to less senior members of the team, and delegating work when required.
  • Helping Producers scope projects and giving time estimates needed to complete your work.

Who you’ll do it with:

Your role will be within our Design team which is made up of a vibrant multi-disciplinary team of Juniors, Mids and Seniors under the leadership of the two design directors.

What it takes:

  • Being motivated, goal oriented, persistent and a good communicator.
  • Ability to articulate and champion your ideas both internally and in front of clients.
  • Having a keen eye for detail – your work is produced to pixel perfection working within grid frameworks, with consistency throughout.
  • An ability to prioritise and organise work within an existing design process.
  • Collaboration and creative judgement.
  • An ability to juggle and complete multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Being pioneering, curious and not afraid to take risks to keep on top of industry trends.


What you’ll need:

  • Solid agency experience.
  • Previous experience working an agency-side (preferentially an advertising agency).
  • A portfolio showing a range of beautifully crafted campaign and branding projects where you have led the work and been involved in concepting.
  • Advanced skills in typography and layout.
  • Solid working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects is a bonus.
  • Thorough knowledge of print and digital design processes and limitations.

Additional Information

Diversity and inclusion are a core part of our DNA at Publicis UK. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates, and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group irrelevant of their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion fuel our creativity and innovation, it enables us to be closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.