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.


Perks

  • Team breakfasts & lunches on the regular
  • Monthly nights out in Brighton or London
  • Beer/wine/San Pellegrino fridge
  • Office library
  • Flexible working hours
  • Firm belief in work life balance
  • Massage once a month
  • Team away days

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

The Bridge Intern Programme

Salary £9ph - Brighton Living Wage
Location Brighton

Our internship programme offers a one month placement in one of our core disciplines - creative and strategy - and is intended to provide aspiring brand thinkers with a holistic introduction to agency life. You’ll get involved with our live brand projects, working alongside the team to get under the skin of our clients and suss out what they’re all about, and then coming up with ideas for creative solutions to their commercial and cultural challenges. Whichever discipline you choose, you’ll work with a senior lead who will guide you through our approach, the role and its responsibilities - but they’re also there to challenge you too! Our internships should challenge you - sometimes leading to an idea that will shatter our own thinking, and other times things are going to end up in the bin (and that’s totally OK!). As an inherently creative team, we think everyone should have the opportunity to sink their teeth into big challenges and the space to create big ideas. Whilst there are a lot of perks to agency life here - from office dogs to beer fridges - we work hard and bloody love what we do. We’re looking for ambitious talent; people who are at the beginning of their journey into brand and design who are hungry to find out more. Our internship programme is designed to be a bridge from school or uni into the industry (or even a space to explore a total career change) and a chance for you to explore what brand means to businesses like Aon, Fujitsu, Google, Helpforce and more. Working 9-5 is a way to make a living, because we pay all our interns the Brighton Living Wage (£9/hour)... and we promise that is the only Dolly Parton joke we’ll make for at least a week. There’s no guaranteed job at the end of the programme, but if something does come up - our interns are obviously best placed to know about it.

Strategy & Planning

Calling all curious minds: the strategy and planning internship offers a chance to delve into the world of brand through the lens of research, account management, diagnosis, planning and strategy. People who ask questions, who relish the opportunity to be nosey, to learn about a whole new industry or discipline inside out. Highly organised with great communication skills, the strategy and planning department is very client-facing. Bit of a generalist but always great at joining the dots and finding solutions? Maybe strategy & planning is for you.

Creative

Want the opportunity to flex your creative muscles and explore the power of design and ideas in the world of brand? This internship is a chance to solve big challenges through design in all its shapes and forms (and colours, obviously). Aspiring designers, illustrators, photographers, typographers, motion graphics artists and more. If you cannot put down the pencil (or stylus) because you’re full of ideas and exploration - then a creative internship might be the one for you. You’ll be on the receiving end of creative briefs from the strategy & planning team, and working alongside our creative team to come up with ideas and execute polished artwork.

Development

We don’t offer an internship within our development team (yet), but if you are an underrepresented person who would like to embark on a career in development, we highly recommend you check out one of the these organisations who can provide you with mentorship and support along your journey. We’re committed to diversifying our industry, and proudly support our local chapter of Codebar.
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Designers

Salary £25k - £45k
Location Brighton

We're looking for the next designers to join our team. This is an open vacancy and the role will be filled when we find the right person.

Purpose:

The role is a collaborative one that is also at the very forefront of the creative output of the business.  It is integral to UnitedUs requiring a safe pair of hands combined with an innovative and progressive approach to creative. Creativity is the foundation of UnitedUs and as a designer, you are at the forefront of the creative output of the business. Working in partnership with the Creative and Digital Directors you are responsible for the visual look of creative work delivered for our clients. Your role is one that requires new thinking, bold ideas and creative leaps of faith of a daily basis whilst also have safe hands to deliver client briefs, on time and to their specification. You will also be a valued and vocal part of the creative team, working collaboratively with the digital designer, lead developer, account managers and more. You will be a part of the heart of UnitedUs and it’s your opportunity to spend your days being creative and pushing the envelope both internally and externally for our clients.

Job role:

  • To work closely with the Senior Creative Team to devise, design and deliver brilliant campaigns that will capture attention, engage audiences and compel them to take action.
  • To focus predominantly on print and offline based creative projects.
  • To  be a vocal and active part of the creative branding process and meetings, contributing ideas, new creative treatments and creative opportunities to the team and to Senior Creative Team colleagues.
  • To  take ownership of the print aspects of UnitedUs, be involved in brand and creative discussions and bring ideas that focus on the use of print techniques to creatively engage audiences.
  • To demonstrate  the passion to be the champion of the brands created and to take them from concept and build to a working, finalised brand
  • Build and develop knowledge of the print production process and the differences between lithographic and digital print capabilities
  • Responsibility for keeping UnitedUs at the forefront of technologies and techniques in the print industry
  • Build and develop proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite and show consideration to  future technologies and their benefits for UnitedUs.

Personality:

Designers are the life-blood of the agency and are what UnitedUs are defined by in the eyes of the clients. Therefore this person needs to be someone who loves a creative challenge and is willing to question existing creative thinking  with ideas and outcomes. It needs a personality that lives and breathes creativity, someone who loves to sniff a book for the paper smell, and spend an oddly long amount of time looking at the reflection of print in the ‘right light’. It needs someone who is  driven by beautifully crafted typography and the alignment of image grids. It is  a vital cog in the UnitedUs creative team wheel and ideas that enhance the outcomes of the projects should stem from them,  with conviction.

Role requirements:

Proven ability to manage time and juggle a wide variety of projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge lasting and fruitful relationships with both clients and supplier partners
  • A high level of creative portfolio
  • A high standard of English language written and spoken
  • A strong understanding of print techniques and examples of delivering technically challenging print projects

Job perks:

UnitedUs recognises that our dedicated team help 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. The role of a Designer is one that is embedded in the bedrock of the UnitedUs business and the qualities essential in the role underly everything that UnitedUs achieves. With this in mind we are offering the following:
  • Pension contribution
  • Profit share potential
  • Social events with the UnitedUs team
  • 25 days holiday
  • Weekly breakfast
  • Team dinners
  • Refreshment fridge
  • Monthly massage available
  • And many more

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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 hello@unitedus.co.uk 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, we believe that you don’t need to be physically in our office to be a part of our team or do kick ass work together - so 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.