MIDWEIGHT Digital Designer at Welcome to Yorkshire

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MIDWEIGHT Digital Designer at Welcome to Yorkshire

Salary £25k-£28k


Fantastic opportunity for a Midweight Digital Designer to join Welcome to Yorkshire, the official destination marketing organisation for Yorkshire. We are looking for a talented designer to join a close knit and experienced team in Leeds City Centre.

It’s an exciting time to join the organisation with a new Chief Executive in place and work about to begin on a range of ambitious and innovative projects.

Reporting to the Head of Creative, the Digital Designer will need a wide range of design and creative capabilities as well as the ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment.

This role is all about fresh ideas along with technical design skill. We want to see a really well crafted portfolio bursting with digital animation and motion graphics as well as great typography, innovative ideas and clever composition.

Communication is a big part of the job, so the candidate must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process.

Typical activities

The specific details of the Digital Designer’s role will vary depending on task, but common activities will include:

  • Producing attractive and effective designs for all digital platforms.
  • Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas.
  • Communicating with senior team members to give and receive feedback.
  • Liaising effectively with outsourced marketing clients and other team members.
  • Supporting the wider team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.

Skills required

You will need a wide range of design and creative capabilities.

These include:

  • Experience working in digital design, digital animation and motion graphics is essential.
  • A good knowledge of working on traditional branding projects showcasing your brand, layout and typography skills is also essential.
  • Complete fluency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Significant experience with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.
  • Creative agency or previous in-house experience.
  • The ability to be creative and generate lots of ideas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to see projects through from inception to delivery.
  • Consistency regardless of project size.
  • Good organisational skills which support the rest of the team.
  • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards.
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve.
  • From time-to-time you may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed to get the best from the job.

The position

You’ll be joining an experienced and passionate team, with the opportunity to work across a range of exciting in-house projects and fresh new projects with external clients. Through digital design, you will have the chance to develop digital campaigns and assets including emails, social media, websites, experiential, animation and video content from initial idea through to final product. You will support the Head of Creative with the delivery of quality creative work and enhance your existing skills working as part of an established team on a range of projects in-house and for external clients.

What we’re looking for

We want to hear from someone who has a genuine passion for working at Welcome to Yorkshire. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about their role and wants to invest their time and effort into creating outstanding pieces of work that will promote Yorkshire. We are looking for someone who can work effectively and maintain brand standards with a keen eye for detail. If you are a natural creative with an eagerness to continue developing your skills we want to see your work.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting with the production of quality creative work.
  • Working closely within the creative team to ensure a collaborative approach to creative work at all times.
  • Working independently on design projects as deemed appropriate by senior colleagues.
  • Ensuring that all creative material is provided in correct format for sign off within given timeframes.
  • Ensuring all round compliance of creative material to all brand elements such as look and feel and corporate and visual identity.
  • Providing ideas, concepts and inspiration at team meetings.
  • Generally supporting the team throughout the successful execution of projects and campaigns, including artwork administration and archiving duties.


Send your CV and a covering letter to Will Hodgson whodgson@yorkshire.com.


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