Planning Unit

Middleweight Designer

Job Added: 02 August 2019
Applications Close: 16 September 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @planningunit


We are looking for a middleweight designer to join our team in London with a head for creative ideas, a good sense of craft and the ability to work across numerous projects at the same time. Your role will be working alongside the founders, heading up projects, leading the creative direction and guiding our junior staff.

Ideally, you will bring a new aspect to our studio (we are thinking animation, illustration, 3D, but looking forward to being surprised).

Planning Unit is a small studio, though our projects are diverse, meaning you will work on a wide range of briefs from logo design for start-ups, film titles, publication design, digital products, through to rigorous identity systems for brands. Our client list includes the BBC, V&A, Nike, Salomon, D&AD, PlayStation as well as lesser known brands.

We work with clients on an international scale, currently across UK, USA, Hong Kong and mainland China, so a global outlook and approach is essential.


- Minimum 4+ years working in established design studios
- Experience working across different sectors, delivering a range
of projects
- Fluent across the Adobe Creative Suite


- Naturally inquisitive
- A good understanding of UK and International design trends
- Collaborative approach both within the studio and with our clients
- Enthusiastic & energetic
- Great conceptual thinker
- Strong ability to both deliver and receive feedback
- Delivering all jobs to the best of your ability
- Understand design systems and brand roll outs
- Personality fit is key, as we are a small team


Salary will be based on experience. We are totally open to meeting all candidates or various experience levels.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter, CV and PDF portfolio or link of your work to [email protected] using subject line Middleweight Designer.

We appreciate the effort in sending across portfolios, but will only be able to reply to people we are interested in interviewing.