Middleweight Designer at Small Axe, Remote/London, 2 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (London, UK)
  • Jun 02, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Small Axe is looking for an integrated middleweight designer/artworker to join our tight-knit team of creatives and campaigners.

From climate change to the refugee crisis, from a pay rise for frontline workers to eradicating child poverty - we are looking for somebody passionate about using good creative design to drive people to take action on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

You 'll work in a highly collaborative setting, designing and creating for a broad range of clients, partners and causes.

Work will include designing for social media, email, websites, print and more.


  • Two month contract
  • Full time
  • Starting as soon as possible
  • Working both remotely and in person with the team in Southwark, London
  • Deadline (extended): Monday 7th June 9am

In your application please send us your portfolio, demonstrate how you meet the essential skills and experience, and tell us why you 'd like to work with Small Axe.


A graphic design level BA is favourable but not essential, we actively encourage applications from people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 2-3 years experience working in a design agency or in a similar freelance capacity
  • A strong and well-crafted portfolio that shows a solid understanding of digital and print artworking
  • Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD are essential)
  • After Effects and motion graphics knowledge
  • A keen eye for creating balanced typographic hierarchies
  • Experience designing websites
  • Ability to work fast, to tight reactive deadlines
  • Experience in balancing multiple projects and priorities
  • An interest in politics/campaigning
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills

A note on representation
In design and campaigning in the UK representation is poor and for a movement that claims to fight for justice and power for everyone this isn't good enough.

Representation is more than just a moral obligation, without it our campaigns are weaker and we can't win the world we want without everyone at the table.

We pursue applications from people in underrepresented groups and welcome people to apply who can demonstrate their skills and aptitude even if a traditional career in designing for campaigns has so far been closed off to them.