Mid Weight Social Designer

Job description


OVERVIEW – About The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Design, this is an exciting opportunity to learn from and support other members of the Studio team, and the wider Creative department.

So, if you’re creative, enthusiastic and have great design flair, we’d love to chat to you.


Strong visual, interactive and graphic design skills along with strong knowledge of design principles and theories.

Excellent proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications, particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Experience in designing for social media with solid understanding of the high pace of the industry. 2-3 years of agency experience is desirable.

Possess great typographic skills and up to date with current design trends.

Strong conceptual thinking ability and exceptional attention to detail.

Experience in working on projects, large and small, from start to finish.

Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Creative approach to design to maintain engagement across various platforms and audiences.

Takes design feedback constructively.

Driven and ambitious with the ability to apply your thinking to any briefs and understands project requirements but focuses on broader goals for innovative solutions.

Ability to prioritise and manage tight deadlines.

A thorough understanding of the project process within a creative agency and excellent at presenting the work internally.

Collaborative and learning mindset, values teamwork in design projects.

The Package


Fixed working day 10am - 6pm, offering flexibility outside of ‘core’ hours (11am - 4pm).

22 days holiday per year (excl. bank holidays) increasing by 1 day for every 2 years service

BUPA membership

Gym Membership (at the YMCA gym in central London)

3% employer pension contribution if employee makes a contribution of 5% plus we will match the next £100 per month if the employee pension contribution exceeds 5%

Free drinks and snacks at the office, with regular socials (some highlighted below)

Weekly yogalates session (virtual during winter months, on the roof in the summer)

Dog friendly office, so your four legged friends are welcome to come in with you.

Discount at The Duck & Ball, Chiswick


Twice a year, we host a all day off site (usually at the Duck & Ball which is owned by Recipe and offers all recipeans a discount all year round) for our summer and xmas socials. Here we provide an update on how the business is doing, celebrate the great work our teams have been doing then enjoy the rest of the time playing softball, and enjoying each others company outside of the office.


Building deep connections and strong relationships is ingrained into everything we do. After all, that’s how Dan, Ed and Jim started Recipe nearly 20 years ago. Prior to setting up the agency, our founders worked a season in Val d’Isere and since then it’s been a tradition for them to go every year.

This tradition has been extended to the agency (providing we have made our yearly target) - the cost of the trip is subsidised to make it affordable for all who would like to attend, with most expenses covered as a thank you but more importantly, having the opportunity to spend quality time together away from HQ.


With flexible working, it can be difficult for all of our talented tight team to be together all at the same time. So, we decided to mix up how we do our company updates. On the last Friday of each month, we invite everyone into the office to hear our key updates from across the business. Once the formalities are over, lunch is provided where we lock away our laptops and sit together to eat as one. The afternoon has a strict ‘no tech’ policy so that we can play games and bond. It’s a nice way to reflect, reconnect and reboot for the month ahead.

The Agency

Recipe is the UK’s number 1 independent full service agency who are responsible for delivering advertising campaigns for clients such as Aussie, AutoTrader, Coca-Cola, Whyte & Mackay, Sky Media, Channel 4, Audible and New York Bakery Co. (to name a few). We cover all bases of marketing communications mix, from brand planning, to creative development, production and brand partnerships, social strategy and content creation. We also have a media team who are responsible for buying and planning over £6m (and growing) in advertising each year. What sets us apart, is that we have a unique story that makes us different, we’re not normal. And proud. But what does that actually mean?

We didn’t start the normal way:
Well, first and foremost we weren't founded in a normal way. In 2004 three childhood friends started Recipe in a bedroom in Chiswick. They didn't come with years of industry experience, so they didn't come with any preconceived notions about how things "should be done". They had no Recipes to follow, so they wrote their own - for every client, every brief and every challenge they faced. We now are a talented tight team of 57 (upgraded to working from cool offices in central London) and actively hiring for new talent to join our family!

We don’t make work the normal way:
Because we didn’t start in the normal way. We didn't and still don't work in a “normal” way. In fact we like to actively avoid it if we can. We've unbuilt walls between creative, media and production to allow us to offer integrated solutions that are fit for purpose, with consumers needs and behaviours at the heart, and effectiveness our north star. Then, and only then, we build teams, to suit our clients needs - cherry picked on their experience, skill sets, personality and passions.

We don’t make normal work:
Normal work is never as effective as you’d hope. Making work in the normal way is never as efficient. Just by looking at what other advertising is doing, what the expectations are, what those category generics are, and then playing with them a little to disrupt ‘norms’ is the secret ingredient to standing out - be it on TV, radio, print, outdoor or on social and digital channels. It’s why our creative ambition is to create work that’s impossible to ignore.

Equal Opportunities:

Recipe is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment and against customers.

We make every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity or paternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital / partnership status.

Candidates for employment will be assessed objectively against the requirements for the job, taking account of any reasonable adjustments that may be required for candidates with a disability.