Social Life

Senior Designer

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 30 March 2018
Twitter: @hellosociallife
Job Listing Added: 28 February 2018

We give you a Social Life.

We’re a young social content agency based in London and LA, specialising in bringing brands and broadcasters together on the internet in innovative and rewarding ways.

With an ever-growing reputation for world-class creative, strategy, campaign executions, community management and audience development, Social Life was founded in 2014 by ex BBC Radio 1 social and digital producers Alistair Parrington and Laura-May Coope.

You’ve probably already seen us in action, we work with some of the most exciting clients with the biggest social audiences in existence including Netflix (Haters Back Off, OITNB, GLOW, Big Mouth, Atypical) Channel 4 (First Dates, All 4 Chatbot) and Mattel (Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam). We’re looking for the perfect designer to join us in our chilled but hard-working environment as we continue to become one of the most sought after social media agencies globally in broadcast and more.

What we need:

  • Somebody who is amazing both online and IRL
  • Somebody who is passionate about social media and pop culture
  • Somebody who knows their way around Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere with their eyes closed
  • Someone adaptable - happy smashing through quick turnaround mock-ups when there’s a deadline looming, but also keen to take the time to perfect their work where it’s needed
  • Someone with an eye for trends - specifically in social media but also in the wider world of design
  • Somebody with ideas to spare - who’s always looking for new ways to use social platforms
  • Somebody with agency experience who's comfortable dealing with clients via email, conference call and IRL
  • Somebody with a sense of humour

We're also interested in any of the following:

  • Somebody with video production experience - can handle a camera and set up light + sound equipment
  • Somebody with experience working in 3D
  • Somebody with an eye for typography + layouts
  • Somebody who’s dabbled in visual effects
  • Somebody who is comfortable working at live events with high profile talent
  • You will have experience across a range of design styles and practices, and an enthusiasm for entertainment and social media. Most importantly, you’ll be a fast learner, someone who’s always keen to develop new skills.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To produce still images, GIFs and video for a variety of clients
  • To work with project leads and/or clients to develop ideas and briefs
  • To lead creative/design on projects
  • To be up to date with the new trends/behaviours on social media and translate this to various clients in a reactive and relevant way
  • To attend meetings and events where necessary

Key Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience with working within brand guidelines - both written and unwritten
  • The ability to manage time effectively and produce content to evolving timelines (working closely with Design Coordinator, Project Leads and Project Manager)
  • An excellent knowledge of developments in social media and related areas
  • The ability to plan and organise time and resources effectively and to manage projects to conclusion according to deadlines


  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Company Healthcare Package
  • Pension

How to Apply

Please send us your portfolio/website/cv to [email protected] with the reference ‘Designer Application 28/2’
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