Design Lead - 12 month FTC

Marketing – Brand Marketing /
Fixed Term Contract /
Our Ways of Working Principles:

We believe that most of us do our best work when we work together, but we know that everyone works in different ways, and quite frankly, has other commitments and responsibilities outside of work.
As we further adjust  to hybrid working, we want to take what we've learnt from working remotely and keep the flexibility that's enabled us to thrive and keep driving our business forward.

We have some core principles which support us in this:
Do what’s right
Trust & give permission
Delivery matters

We understand ways of working can look different based on your role, team and you as an individual so we are here to support and discuss this with you during the interview process.

Work with us

At Moonpig Group our mission is to help people connect and create moments that matter. We are an international group, comprising the Moonpig, Buyagift and Red Letter Days brands in the UK and the Greetz brand in the Netherlands.

We were founded with a goal to disrupt the traditional greetings industry. Two decades on, we’re an established leader within the online cards and gifting market, offering a wide range of products to customers across the world.

Moonpig is an iconic brand and innovator, with clear values (read more about our values here!). These values set our teams and our business up for success in an environment that’s fun, supportive and challenging. They’re the glue that binds us together and we think of them as a platform to help us deliver our best work. You have every chance to drive impact here at Moonpig, and most importantly, we genuinely want you!

About the role

We're recruiting a talented Design Lead, to lead our Brand Marketing creative studio on a 12 month contract. This is a vital role in developing visually compelling design concepts that align with our brand's identity.

Your curiosity and creativity will drive the exploration of concepts and technologies, allowing you to find fresh solutions to complex design challenges. Additionally, you will stay up to date with industry creative and design trends. Lead and mentor a team of talented designers and copywriter, and play a crucial part in growing and maintaining Moonpig’s design vision and quality of output.

Please ensure you have provided either a link to your portfolio or upload some examples of work to support your application. We will not be able to consider applications that have not provided portfolio details.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Strategic Design Leadership: Take the lead in crafting and implementing design and development strategies, blending hands-on support with subject matter expertise to add value and foster knowledge sharing
    • Performance & Delivery: Ensure projects are delivered on time, and work collaboratively with wider Marketing team, other key stakeholders across the business and support post campaign reviews to optimise and improve future creative
    • Team Leadership & Engagement: Guide, coach and inspire a dedicated team of designers and 1x copywriter, supporting their development and driving them to achieve company objectives
    • Brand Guidelines & Design Standards: Infuse customer-centric and excellent design standards throughout Moonpig within the remit of the Brand Guidelines
    • Communication & Project Leadership: Implement and maintain suitable and flexible processes for internal and external communication within your area of responsibility, for on time and on budget delivery
    • Cost Management: Take accountability for departmental cost management, including tracking costs of freelance support and photography budgets

About you:

    • proven experience in graphic and digital design within brand marketing
    • experience working and leading teams at a creative agency or in-house
    • knowledge of design principles, typography, layout, and colour theory, expertly blending these elements to create captivating designs.
    • Experienced with Adobe Suite (particularly After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
    • Experience with managing and leading a small team of talented creatives, with ability to deliver inspiring creative solutions
    • Email and performance marketing channel expertise
    • outstanding portfolio of published work spanning different channels, from print to digital, including advertising, branding, motion and landing pages
    • the ability to think creatively, present ideas, and articulate the thinking behind them
Want to hear more? 
Find out more about Moonpig Group and what it has to offer here!
Moonpig’s Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 

At Moonpig Group, we’re committed to creating an inclusive and caring culture with brilliant people who feel a real sense of belonging. We welcome and celebrate all diverse backgrounds to Moonpig Group, from working parents who need flexibility with their hours to individuals who are neurodiverse and prefer to work a certain way. 
We’re proud to have several employee-led committees within our organisation, including the LGBTQ+ Committee, The Gender Balance Committee and our Moonpig Against Racism Committee. 
We’ll continue to push for diversity and that sense of belonging so that all Moonpig Group employees feel safe and comfortable to be their true authentic self at work.