Digital Designer Vacancy

Vertical Leap office, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Ref: 170730DD

Vertical Leap, one of the UK’s top digital marketing agencies, and part of the Sideshow group, is looking for an experienced, client-facing digital designer to join its creative team.

This is an opportunity for a talented, creative designer to make their mark with a forward-thinking and friendly design team. You will be creative, technically-precise and capable of working across many disciplines including UX, web, digital display, exhibitions, sales-enablement and brand identity. This job would suit an ambitious mid-level designer looking to make the jump, or a solid senior-level designer looking for a new challenge.


  • To use your design skills towards the creation of marketing materials, websites and other design products for Vertical Leap’s large client base.
  • To contribute towards the research and development of ideas.
  • Developing & implementing other ways to acquire incoming website links and content marketing opportunities.
  • Provide concept designs in response to a client brief
  • Produce visuals to explain a design approach
  • Design to a budget using best practice considerations
  • Work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to take feedback and direction positively
  • Client-facing and competent in meetings and/or client pitches
  • To work as part of a creative team and self-manage time versus output effectively
  • Generation of concept work to support the tender and new business processes

The ideal candidate:

  • An excellent working knowledge of the Adobe suite of products and other associated tools to get the job done.
  • Good design awareness (e.g. a solid understanding of typography and layout design).
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knows what good UX looks like.
  • A keen approach towards self-learning and development in this role.
  • A degree in a design centred course, or equivalent experience (your work/experience should speak for you).
  • A portfolio of previous designs, projects and accomplishments.


  • Fun, collaborative culture
  • 22-25 days of holiday per year
  • 5-10 days training per year
  • Self-scheduled working hours – any 8 hour period between 7am and 7pm
  • Value on leadership and autonomy
  • Child care voucher / cycle to work scheme access
  • Opportunities for growth (and a growing company!)
  • Fantastic office located inside Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

How to apply for this design job:

Please apply in confidence to Matt Hopkins at mhopkins(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk