Mid-Weight Designer – Engagement

Practice Area: Engagement

Location: London

Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy, specialists in reputation, influence and engagement. We work with over 850 clients globally, from FTSE100 enterprises to SMEs just starting out on their journey. We are 450+ people in twenty offices in ten countries, working across six practice areas and a range of sector specialisms.


You will be working with truly global brands across multiple sectors including Tapestry, Kate Spade, Coach, Bacardi, HSBC, DeBeers, Bank of Ireland, Centrica, Marriott International to name a few. Some are household names, some are the biggest companies you’ve never heard of – yet. It’s always challenging and rewarding, never boring. We are driven by a sense of purpose and a desire for meaning. We use our skills to change what people think, feel and do, to change hearts and minds, to inspire passion and build belief. Our Engagement practice helps brands keep their promises and succeed. We change people’s behaviour and perceptions and build unique employee experiences – using outstanding creative and expert storytelling, both build on deep insights.


Role Overview:

This role is a critical part of the creative team; you will lead on some accounts and part of a broader team on others. Your role will be to deliver projects and help clients to overcome their business challenges in creative and innovative ways. Also, to help win new business by leading pitches and presentations (and be open to identifying possible opportunities). You’ll be a strong storyteller and able to share your ideas with our team and client. The successful candidate will have experience of more than on of the following: campaign branding, brand activation and brand experience, employer brand and internal engagement campaigns. you will be equally comfortable working across design for print (small and large format), digital and ideally motion graphics. The role requires a fast-thinker who enjoys problem solving and is unafraid to challenge a brief for the benefit of the outcome. The successful candidate will be energetic, a strong listener and someone who can work collaboratively. You will often work very closely with clients to help them articulate their messages to their customers and then translate them into creative that is breakthrough and compelling. Good presentation skills are essential.


Core Skills:

  • A good team player who aspires to grow and become a senior designer;
  • strong client-facing skills – both in terms of selling your ideas and occasional client liaison;
  • Contributes proactively to a healthy team morale;
  • Work strictly to deadlines;
  • Organised with timesheets and working to budgets;
  • Awareness of, and enthusiasm for, current design trends and innovation;
  • Establish good relationships with freelancers and suppliers;
  • Proven track record of working across print and digital media, and integrated campaigns; and
  • Strong portfolio with examples of workings and thing where possible.


Essentials Skills: 

  • Can generate ‘the big idea’;
  • Team player;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong writer, fluent English speaker;
  • Confident with artworking;
  • Enjoys working on pitches;
  • Good presenter;
  • Ability to balance multiple projects;
  • Flexible working style to suit differing client needs;
  • Fastidious attention to detail;
  • Strong typography ability;
  • Excellent Adobe Suite knowledge;
  • Good knowledge of Office and PowerPoint; and
  • Digital, moving image and. or animation software an advantage.



  • Minimum 3 years industry (agency) experience – this will not be your first agency role; and
  • Ideally experienced in one or more of the following: Branded campaigns, brand activation/ brand experience work, internal engagement campaigns, employer brand experience.


Other information:

Working hours: 37.5 per week to be worked during normal business hours.

Our success is underpinned by our four key values:

  • Blaze a Trail – We push boundaries and set the pace within our industry;
  • Move Fast -We anticipate change and respond quickly;
  • Always Connect – We combine skills, experience and perspectives that unite people and organisations; and
  • Keep it real – We are open, fair and authentic, always listening and understanding before we respond


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Nothing that ticks your boxes?

We’re always on the hunt for new talent. Please take a look at our latest opportunities. If there is not something that suits you, we’d still love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter to us on: careers@instinctif.com