We’re hiring – Middleweight / Senior Designer

Yoke is looking for a passionate, honest and inspired person, who wants to change the world and use creativity for good.⁠

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We’re hiring – Middleweight / Senior Designer

We are seeking a passionate Middleweight to Senior Designer to join the Yoke team at our new Studio in Frome.

If you want to join us on our mission and use your creative skills for good, then please read on.

About Yoke

We’re a brand, design and animation studio that helps people and the planet. Always have and always will. Crafting brand identities, communicating impact, making information mean more, and sharing stories to inspire positive change.

We are growing our design team at Yoke and are looking for a passionate and motivated designer to join us on our mission. Everything we do has one goal, to make our world a better place. We are a small studio with a team of 3, so there will be a real chance to grow, gain responsibility and learn new skills. You will be working alongside our Senior Designer and reporting to our Creative Director. Everyday is different, so if you fancy a dynamic role then this could be for you.

We talk the talk and now we’re walking the walk by becoming  B-corp certified. We’ve been committed to making our business a force for good since the start and now we’re verifying it with complete transparency. As we embark on this exciting next chapter, in joining the impact driven community and putting people and planet first, we are looking for someone who shares our passions and purpose driven enthusiasm!

Our lovely new studio is based in the heart of Frome. Just one hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Bath, Frome is a hub of creativity, with great food and tons of independent shops.

What would make you a good fit?

  • A believer that communications can make the world a better place
  • A believer that communications can make the world a better place
  • Proactive with ideas, don’t settle for the easy option
  • A strong communicator
  • You are confident and happy to work in a small team, no hiding ;-)
  • Independent when needed
  • Have a burning passion to grow as a designer and make a positive change
  • Self-aware, honest, collaborative and kind

What will you be working on?

We work on a range of projects falling into 3 main areas, Branding, Design and Animation. This role will focus on the design and brand side of things so a list of possible tasks would be:

  • Supporting the team in brand exploration and creation Logo design (supported by senior designers and creative director) ]
  • Brand toolkit development Icon design
  • Layout design, digital or print - strong type skills Impact & sustainability report layout
  • Social media asset creation

Technology and experience

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop mandatory
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a design studio
  • Strong typography and layout skills

Bonus experience

  • Understanding of the sector, sustainability and design for change, but we can help nurture your development in this area
  • Illustration Work with scriptwriters
  • Animation storyboarding, ideation & styleframe designs
  • Comfortable drawing
  • Film and video editing
  • Writing & content creation
  • Adobe XD experience for digital design work

What Yoke offers

  • Salary from £28-40k depending on experience
  • We appreciate the importance of work-life balance and that flexibility is key to this
  • We offer flexi working hours to help you manage life outside of work
  • Creative and collaborative studio space Hybrid-working – 2 days a week in the office minimum
  • Professional training budget Holiday – 30 days a year (inc bank holidays)
  • Bonus Christmas holiday - Studio closure (2022 closure 24th Dec - 2nd Jan 2023)
  • Paid leave allowance for volunteering

How to apply

Please get in touch with examples of your work both professional and passion pieces, and try to write a little about why you personally want to use your design skills for good.

Yoke is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

All applications are considered blind so please remove all identifying factors. This includes name, age, explicit years of experience, address and name of educational institutions.

All email addresses will be concealed before consideration. Please email us at: careers@yokedesign.studio

Closing date 30th June 2022. No agencies please.