Mid-Weight Digital Designer

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Mid-Weight Digital Designer

We are looking for a Mid-weight Digital Designer who has experience working with a variety of global brands to join our multi-faceted marketing agency in a beautiful waterfront location in Southampton.

The Position

Merchant has a strong reputation, with over 36 years' experience and an impressive portfolio of global clients, we offer fresh, inspirational creative design solutions and marketing support across a number of disciplines, spanning web/app design, brand design, print design, motion graphic design and a whole host of other corporate communications.

Joining us as Mid-weight Digital Designer you will work closely with our lead designer at every stage of the creative process, from brief to launch. You will be a creative thinker, with a broad skillset, who values carefully considered design and has a portfolio that showcases your creative design experience.

To be considered for this position at Merchant you MUST have the following: (Please do not apply if you do not fit these criteria as your application will not be considered)


  • A minimum of 2 year's experience in a similar designer role
  • A portfolio showcasing variety, quality and creative-flare as a digital designer. A link to website portfolio or PDF download is a must.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite - with fluency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • The ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects, estimate realistic deadlines and meet them.
  • Good communication skills - being able to discuss ideas and present work to the team and to clients


It would be advantageous to have the following skills:

  • Video editing / animation skills - experience with Adobe Premier and After Effects
  • Great typographic skills - ability to demonstrate examples of typographic design
  • Good eye for colour usage
  • Experience designing in Sketch
  • An understanding of the printing process and creating artwork for print
  • Understanding of front-end development
  • 3D visualisation - in particular using Blender 3D

In return for your hard work our agency offers the following:

  • A positive and friendly studio environment
  • Views of the Solent estuary
  • Free parking
  • Regular sailing trips on the company yacht
  • MacBook Pro with secondary monitor
  • Close to city centre
  • Sonos sound system
  • Weekly dedicated gym sessions
  • Work events. This year was Lisbon!
  • As much fresh coffee as you can drink!


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