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Design position

Title: Mid Designer
Position: Full time. 4 days. (28 hours a week) Flexible working hours.
Location: Remote working with regular online meetings from home with monthly in person meetings.
Salary: £25-30k per annum. Negotiable based on experience.
Start Date: April 2024
Benefits: Ethical pension. Sundries subscriptions. Learning budget. New client finders fee bonus.
Holidays: 24 days (5 working weeks) + Scottish bank holidays.
Probation period: 6 months
Position closes: Friday 1st March
Experience: 4+ years

Studio Overview

ilka has turned 7 and to help us in a new exciting phase we are expanding our team and looking for a third team member. We are looking for a middleweight designer who can take leadership of a project from start to finish. This is a real opportunity to shape the role you want, working closely with us to create exceptional design solutions for our clients.

We are Scotland’s first B-Corp design studio. We specialise in: research, strategy, branding, copywriting, creative campaigns and exhibition design. We are committed to sustainability and use our design expertise to support organisations that are also striving to be a force for good. We are keen to find the right fit for our small studio. Someone who believes in the power of design to create meaningful experiences that positively impact people and the planet.

Essential Skills & Responsibilities

Project Management

Our clients are extremely important to us. We need to push, challenge and support our clients every step of the way. Designers must be able to prioritise and coordinate several client projects from start to finish whilst building a trusted client relationship. Everyday tasks include: coordinating emails and meetings, keeping clients informed on project progress, and ensuring solutions are delivered on time and within budget. Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities with strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.


Our workload varies so we need a designer with a holistic approach, capable of working across multiple creative disciplines. From research and conception to design and delivery, the role requires balancing the big picture with an eye for detail. Skills such as branding, web design, campaign rollouts and social graphics are all essential. Designers must interpret briefs, guidelines and strategies and implement concepts to completion and on time.

As a small studio there are many strings to our bow, skills in the following areas (or a willingness to learn) would be an added bonus…


Everything we do is built from a solid understanding of our clients’ needs and industry insights. We are looking for someone who is curious to ask, humble enough to listen and confident to distil client goals into a focused communications strategy.


Design is only as good as the concept and narrative that supports it. As a small studio we pride ourselves in being able to write unique and well-crafted copy that meets our clients’ needs as well as our own. Evolving brand personalities into clever and consistent storytelling that will convince anyone into action.


Full literacy of Adobe Suite is essential. Applicants should be keen to learn the basics of new software as required.

Essential software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Preferable software:

  • Figma
  • Canva
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Powerpoint
  • MailChimp

How to apply

If you are interested in the role please send a 1 page CV including links to examples of work or a PDF portfolio. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. We will keep the post open for as long as we need to find the right person.

Sound like your perfect job? Apply with your portfolio in any format that suits you and CV to

No recruiters, please.

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