Senior Creative Designer / Creative Lead


Location: Flexible. Core studio is in York, North Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Permanent, full time


Are you an experienced Creative Designer with a passion for communication design, looking to take the next step in your creative career? Then come and be a part of the best employee experience team in the business.

Due to continued growth, Karian and Box are looking for a Senior Creative Designer to join our expanding, York-based creative team. If you’re dynamic, enthusiastic, talented, with great leadership and interpersonal skills, then come and join our leading, fast-paced, employee engagement agency.


Who are we?

Karian and Box is an employee engagement agency with a unique approach. We help our clients understand what motivates their employees and come up with innovative ways to make their businesses even better places to work.

We offer a full-spectrum approach to employee engagement, from collecting employee insights through annual surveys to creating great engagement strategies and programmes that create real change.

It’s an exciting time to join our business. As the leader in our field, we work with an expanding range of large, national and international brands including Burberry, Tesco, Nationwide, HSBC, Aviva and The Co-operative.

We’re a people-focused business and your attitude matters more than anything else. We’re proud of our business and culture – and we’re proud that we’ve built our business based on strong client relationships, great talent and a shared instinct that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.


The role

Communication design is at the heart of this role and, as a Senior Creative Designer, your day will be filled with pace and variety – no two projects are ever the same.

We’re looking for someone who has a passion for design and communication to help develop and deliver outstanding employee communications, innovative engagement programmes and cutting-edge data visualisation designs that really make an impact.

The Senior Creative will lead on projects from conception through to delivery – working on multiple projects in any given week, shaping creative communications ranging from internal brand solutions and campaign concepts to animation storyboards and employee packs.

This senior role requires heaps of creativity and curiosity, an ability to take the lead on, shape and develop concepts and the confidence to work directly with clients.

This this role is a leadership position within a wider Creative Services Leadership team – you’ll be expected to lead by example, get stuck into design work and support, mentor and manage more junior creatives.


About you

We’re looking for someone who can enhance our creative offering with bundles of talent, great communication skills and a positive attitude.

You'll be:

Direct experience in internal communications would be a bonus, but not essential. What we’re really looking for are strong creative designers who have a strategic, problem-solving approach and an ability to communicate complex themes that tap into people’s heads and hearts.

Great people skills are a must. And while confidence and passion are encouraged, design egos must be left at the door.

The usual skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are essential, as well as a good working knowledge of PowerPoint and Word. Digital experience is a bonus, but not essential. Our studio hub is York-based, but we’re happy to consider remote working solutions for the right candidate.


In return for your valued contribution we’ll offer you the following benefits:


Sound interesting?

We’d love to see both your CV and portfolio. Send us examples that showcase the best of your work – especially how you have brought challenging subjects to life through innovative, concept-driven design. Please forward your current CV, a link to your portfolio (as a PDF) and cover letter, stating your salary expectations and explaining your suitability for this role

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