Creative
Careers

We’re always on the lookout for talented designers, strategists, developers, and creatives of all levels with an incredible eye and a penchant for brand to join our team.

That said, we do get heaps of people emailing us – so if you send in a generic cut-and-paste email without a portfolio, you’re probably never going to hear from us.

If you join our team, we’ll back you to the hills: we’ll invest in your development, we’ll care about your life outside of work, we’ll help you follow your passions. So we do ask that applicants show us what you would bring to our team. We want to see portfolios and read compelling personal statements – bin the CV, we know how to look you up on LinkedIn.

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Perks

  • Team meals on the regular (including remote)
  • R&D Fridays, Book Club & more
  • Headspace accounts for everyone
  • Flexible working hours and 1 day a week WFH
  • Firm belief in work life balance
  • Friday afternoon pub
  • Great Place to Work Certified agency

Our values

uncharted exploration

Without discovery, creativity stagnates. We journey to find the new, the surprising, the informative. To fill our creative well to the brim with inspiration.

reason

Our judgements are based on clear rationale that encompasses evidence and empathy.

getting involved and being included

Inclusion is a privilege that we extend to others, because sharing ideas and gaining perspective enables us to achieve so much more.

captivating creativity

Honed senses, technical skill, deep empathy and unbound creativity. We cherish the role of art as a tool for communication that can delight and inspire.

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Current vacancies

UI Designer

Salary £30-40k depending on experience
Location Brighton

People

We are looking for people with a passion for using design as a tool to realise the business and creative ambitions of our clients and the agency. We want people who are passionate about creating digital-first designs, and have a desire to use all of the tools at hand to add excitement and magic to their interface designs. People whose approach to design is underpinned by age-old design principles and great empathy for users. We want people who question the brief, go on their own journeys of exploration to understand it further, and use their skills to deliver above and beyond our clients’ expectations. If this sounds like you, or what you strive to be, we want to hear from you.

Purpose

The UI designer works closely with the brand design, UX, and development teams to create beautiful and exciting web and interface designs. Working in Figma, they will be responsible for designing and evolving UI toolkits, creating high-fidelity designs, and producing dynamic prototypes. They will guide the development team in realising their design vision through to a final product.

Potential

Everyone at UnitedUs plays a key role in the agency, and we want someone to claim their place in our team. By investing in our people we are able to help them find the role they want to play in the agency, and equip them with the tools and skills they need to get there. Some of the great reasons to work at UnitedUs include:

  • Up to two additional weeks off at Christmas resulting in around 35 days off a year
  • Work in a Great Place to Work-Certified™ agency
  • One day a week working from home
  • Be part of our agency rituals – Bacon & Waffle, Foodie Fridays, House Parties, and Away Days
  • Complimentary use of the UnitedUs Palm Penthouse on at least one weekend of the year
  • Personal development budget
  • Opportunity to enrol on the UnitedUs Future Leaders programme

 

Job role

  • Work with the UX team on implementing digital experiences
  • Collaborate with the design team to realise brand concepts in a digital space
  • Deliver high-quality designs and prototypes in Figma
  • Collaborate with the development team to deliver websites
  • Explore and deliver ways to bring moments of excitement in user interfaces
  • Challenge and enhance our digital creative offering
  • Support and collaborate with the wider design team on digital asset implementation

 

Required skills and experience

  • An exciting portfolio of digital work with a focus on website/interface design
  • A thorough attention to detail and the brief
  • Ability to provide rationale behind your thinking and design decisions
  • Experienced in using Figma
  • A keen interest in typography

 

Desirable

  • A good grasp of accessible and inclusive design
  • A good understanding of design systems
  • An understanding of how websites and digital applications are built and how your work can impact this
  • Understand how to get the most out of your design for SEO

 

Application

Please send your portfolio, CV, and cover letter to [email protected] – we want you to demonstrate how you can fulfil the requirements and be a key player in the UnitedUs team.

Additional information

Find out what we’re looking for, and what it’s like to work at UnitedUs via our Wired Sussex Meet The Team session.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the creative industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.

Applicants must have the existing right to work in the United Kingdom as we are currently unable to sponsor work visas at this stage.
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Brand Motion Designer

Salary £25-35k or dependent on experience
Location Brighton

We are driven by creativity and a collective passion for making unique and original brands that transform organisations by aligning their people to a shared purpose to realise their collective potential. We aspire to be the go-to agency for ambitious businesses globally and we’re fortunate to partner with the likes of LEGO, Aon, London Irish and so many more challenger brands. Over the past few years this work has become increasingly global with active projects in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

We’re looking to enhance our creative team with the inclusion of a full-time Brand Designer with a flair for motion design. Whilst highly decorated for our brand projects both strategically and graphically we want to bring more visual ownership to how the brands we create come to life through motion and interaction. We are always questioning, evolving and growing as a creative team and bringing new skill sets to our already dynamic team is vital to keep driving our client’s disruptive brands forwards. We’re looking for someone with the passion to own:

  • Creating brands from concept through to visual identities and brand roll-out
  • Championing interaction design and how a brand should share it’s emotion through movement or personality
  • Collaborating with colleagues, copywriters, developers and clients to deliver remarkable brands

But above all, you must have a fearless creative flair. You should love to experiment, push the boundaries and challenge the conventions. Ideas that realise an organisation’s potential are the core of what we do as an agency and clearly communicating that potential through brand design, and championing movement is your creative mission.

Skills, knowledge and what we’re looking for in you.

You will be tasked with beautifully and emotively communicating the core purpose and personality of our brands through graphic and motion design.

Strategy leads to great creative, and it’s at the core of every piece of work we deliver. You should bring evidence and empathy to even your wildest ideas.

Design principles form the foundation of everything you create. Beautifully considered layouts, perfect positioning, composition and evocative movement – a satisfyingly succinct structure to every creative outcome.

Creative flair will be at the core of who you are – bringing your unique perspective, ideas and aspirations to every brand expression. You will bring gut instinct as much as considered logic to really challenge each outcome.

The outcomes will be a focal point of our projects and you should relish the craftsmanship of creativity and produce every piece of work with our maker’s mark of quality.

Job role:

  • Work with the Creative Director and Senior Designer to formulate, create and deliver international brand identities
  • Deliver brand projects from concept to completion in partnership with wider creative team
  • Work closely with the strategy team to communicate considered strategic brand campaigns
  • Have the ability to design beautifully sculpted brand visual identities and bring the flair of motion to the core brand identity
  • Focus on bringing the personality of a brand to life
  • Craft compelling narratives through scripting, storyboarding and stylistic approach
  • Pitch and design keyframes and approaches to motion that will elevate our brands
  • Champion interaction design within our brand design systems
  • Collaborate with colleagues, copywriters, sound engineers and clients to realise creative projects
  • Present your ideas to a client
  • Deliver pixel perfect design assets

Software:

  • You have a strong skill set in the Adobe Creative suite
  • You have an improving knowledge of After Effects
  • Experience in the following would be a bonus: Premiere Pro, Figma.
  • You should have a personal interest in new technologies and learning to new processes

Personality:

As our name suggests, we are a UnitedUs – an ambitious tight-knit team of experts each bringing our own unique perspective and experiences to every project, therefore you need to be a team player with individual flair and creativity. You should be someone who enjoys the creative challenge and is always looking for a better solution to every question. You should be someone who loves to interact with others, someone who enjoys elevating others as much as yourself and someone who is driven by the collaborative quality of the work we produce.

Required skills/attributes:

  • At least 3 years previous experience in an agency with strong examples of branding / graphic design projects from conception to completion
  • Experience working directly with enterprise brands or household names in either B2C or B2B contexts
  • Ability to manage your own time and deliver on time for project reviews
  • A solid understanding of core Graphic Design principles
  • Superb attention to detail and ability to scamp your ideas and designs
  • Pixel perfect, creative thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative suite
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Desirable:

  • A strong portfolio of bringing motion to brand / graphic design projects
  • Experience in delivering client presentations
  • Curiosity, infectious enthusiasm and a love for imparting emotion into brand creation
  • Experience of mixing motion graphics and film would be a bonus
  • An base understanding of how motion works across web environments
  • If you can use GSAP this would be a major bonus but not essential

Culture and further information:

UnitedUs recognises that our dedicated team helps the business to achieve ambitious goals by going the extra mile. We, in turn, reward their dedication and commitment by building a culture of reward for our people who are fully supportive of the organisation and the place we want to build. With this in mind, we are always finding ways to support the health and wellbeing of our team, foster inclusivity and champion diversity.

We made the decision to move the whole business to remote working two weeks before lockdown started, and we will be continuing in this vein until a point where it becomes viable to return to the studio. In the meantime, we’ve found new ways of supporting the team and our culture – from access to free Headspace accounts to virtual coffee catch-ups and virtual team events. We recognise that some of you might be shielding at this time and we would still urge you to apply – as all interviews will be carried out virtually. But equally, if you’re happy or would prefer to meet us in real life, then we can arrange a suitable safe way to do so.

Application:

Please submit a portfolio and cover letter to us, we’d love to see some work examples and to understand why you think you’d be a great fit for our team.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the creative industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.

Applicants must have the existing right to work in the United Kingdom as we are currently unable to sponsor work visas at this stage.


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Designers

Salary £25k - £45k
Location Brighton

We are always on the look out for great designers to join our team. We want to see fantastic portfolios that excite us and show something different.

Keep an eye out here for specific roles, but if you have something exciting to offer then get in touch.


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FAQS

What is the interview process like at UnitedUs?

Most candidates will have two interviews. A first one to get to know you and find out more about each other. If successful, we will ask you to do a small project prior to a second interview, and for some roles you may be required to spend half a day working with the team.

How do I apply?

Please email [email protected] with your portfolio and cover letter explaining why you’d like to come join our team and what role you’d like to fill.

Is your office accessible?

Our office is on the first floor of a converted warehouse so it is not accessible to wheelchair users. However, please do not hesitate to apply and we will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate you if your application is successful.

I have additional needs, can I still apply?

Of course! The best ideas come from diversity of thought and experience so we want to make sure that everyone in our team can bring their best selves and ideas to work. As such, we are aware of the Access to Work programme and can help work with you to ensure you have the tools, support and resources you need to excel.

Do you ever fill roles before a job application date closes?

When we receive a really stand-out application, we might bring the process forward - so do get your application in sooner rather than later.

Do you use freelancers?

Our team all have permanent roles but we occasionally use freelancers and contractors for very specialist requirements. So if you have a cracking portfolio or feel you have something to add then send it in!

What kind of thing do you want to see in my portfolio?

We want to see beautiful work with strategic thinking. Hypothetical work is fine but your portfolio will need to include some real projects which have been through the battle of delivery. If you worked on a project with collaborators then we will want to know which part you played.

Can I send in an application even if you don't have any vacancies listed?

Yes! We love to hear from great talent. However, as we receive lots of portfolios and enquiries about roles and internships we will only respond if what you have sent has made us take notice.

I'm a parent - can I negotiate my hours?

For full time members of staff we ask that you’re at work (in the office or virtual) between 10am-4pm, but you can choose your start and end time around those parameters. For example, some of our team do the morning school run so they come in at 10am and leave at 6pm, others start at 8am and leave at 4pm. We want to make sure that you’re there for those unmissable moments - so if there’s a school play or sports day, talk to us about it.

Can we just meet for a coffee?

We do love coffee, and if you just want a chat then do drop us a line. We can’t guarantee that we’ll always be available, but we do make the effort when we can.

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