Wildish & Co.

Front-end Developer

Job Added: 25 September 2020
Applications Close: 23 October 2020
Level: Mid-Weight, Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London (or remote)
Salary: Undisclosed

Wildish & Co. is a creative studio that makes brands, campaigns and digital experiences. We help brands grow through creativity and collaboration.

Our clients include the Duke of Wellington, Nestlé, Vogue, Film 4, Penguin Books, BBC, Canon, Hiscox, TielleLoveLuxury, MTV, Mercedes Benz, Heineken, SodaStream, Kabuto Noodles, San Pellegrino & Kinder Bueno.

We're rated #1 in London 2020 on Clutch for branding and #1 on The Manifest for our creative work.

We are looking for a creative, front-end developer with strong UX experience, helping us as we created digital experiences for some global brands.

Working within the Creative team and reporting to our Creative Directors, you’ll be responsible for driving our digital efforts across desktop and mobile.

With a primary focus on taking existing designs and adding bleeding-edge front-end flair, you’ll work alongside our Strategy Director to optimise and grow our offering. You'll have a remote tech team supporting you and will need to act as the bridge between our in-house design team and remote tech team.

In this role you will be:

  • Creating exceptional digital customer experiences by collaborating with creatives and developers throughout an agile process. Using data and insights to define effective solutions, impactful content and clearly rationalised design solutions.
  • Working directly with our Creative Directors and wider Creative Team to improve and evolve the Wildish & Co. digital presence across channels.
  • Assisting in driving new business by working with the Strategy Director team to define, develop and lead on our digital delivery process.
  • Working with the Creative Team to concept, produce and deliver on a range of digital experience for clients, big and small.
  • Together with our project manager, own the relationship with our remote tech team.


We're reasonably flexible with these requirements, but we'd expect you to have something like…

  • 3+ Years experience in-house or agency experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Semantic HTML and CSS.
  • Experience using JavaScript (including modern frameworks such as React)
  • A comprehensive understanding of web standards and accessibility.
  • Experience with Git and Github, or other source control tools
  • An interest in UX and designing for the web.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Passionate about design and the web. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Developer to really make their mark in an established and rapidly growing agency.
  • You have a broad and flexible skillset/design approach - a desire to take on projects from creative conceptualisation to final polished artwork.
  • Are an expert user of digital design tools - Adobe Creative Suite essential (includingXD) and Figma - Sketch, Invision, Marvel deseriable. But also showing us what's new & cool.
  • You have a strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS & React and a strong interest in new technologies and processes.
  • You have a good understanding of mobile, iOS, Android.
  • Wordpress experience, ideally with some Shopify & WooCommerce experience too.
  • You have a good understanding of UI/ UX design principles
  • You have experience running User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and can facilitate UX workshops
  • Experience with testing and QA review process
  • You have experience creating high performing digital experiences.
  • You are a confident and effective communicator within your direct team and to the wider business
  • You are an independent manager of workload with experience working as part of an Agile process
  • You are inherently user-centric and data-driven in your design approach
  • You are a strong team player - both within the Design Team as well as with other areas of the business. Taking feedback constructively and effectively into processes as well as being able to bring a well considered design sensibility to other teams within the business.

Nice to Have

  • Animation and/or 3D skills in After Effects/ Cinema 4d are a highly desirable .
  • Experience in illustration would be advantageous
  • A genuine interest in creating something new & different for clients
  • Experience using a CSS preprocessor: Sass, Stylus, LESS etc.
  • Experience with modular CSS architecture: CSS modules, BEM, SMACSS, OOCSS etc.
  • An interest in Interaction Design and UX.
  • Creative flair and a good understanding of brand.
  • Experience developing for SEO.


  • 25 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays
  • £500 per annum professional learning and development fund
  • Flexible working with the option to work from our London office in SecondHome (London Fields) where we benefit from a full cultural programme including weekly yoga, meditation, discount at Liberia bookstore, members drinks & regular events & classes.
  • Ability to work from our Wiltshire office anytime (if you fancy getting out the city!)
  • Support to set up working from home environment

FYI you may chose to work from;

  • Your home
  • (post-lockdown, we’d just like to see you every now and again, probably in London)
  • SecondHome, Mare Street, London Fields (commercial team)
  • Marlborough, Wiltshire (creative team)

How to apply

Please send a CV & Portfolio / examples of work to [email protected] with subject - IfYouCould, Front-End Dev Application

Note - it's essential you provide a portfolio or links to existing work to be considered and 2 quality employer references.