As we pass the midpoint of the year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our progress so far and anticipate what lies ahead for us. 2023 has been an incredibly exciting year so far for emc design. If you’ve been keeping up with us, you’re likely aware that we recently relocated to a new office or, rather, returned to our cherished Grade 2 listed building – our beloved barn. We have implemented a hybrid operational model, have lots of exciting projects and new clients in our pipeline and now, with great excitement, we announce the expansion of our team.

 As part of our growth, we are actively seeking talented Junior Designers to join our ever-expanding team. In this article, we will discuss the qualities we are seeking in potential candidates and why emc design offers a promising and fulfilling work environment. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team or know someone who might be, we invite you to read this article.

The dynamic role of a Junior Designer at emc design

The Junior Designer role at emc design is a diverse position that requires a balanced mix of technical skills and creativity, making it an exciting place to grow a career. We have certain qualifications and attributes in mind for those interested in applying.

Qualifications and Attributes

Ideal candidates will have a degree or HND in Typography or Graphic Design, along with up to 2 years of industry experience. We love taking on graduates straight out of Uni so work experience is not a must and many members of our team joined as graduates and are still with us today. 

Creative ability, particularly in the realm of editorial design, is absolutely crucial. Your daily tasks will involve utilising your skills to create visually appealing and impactful designs, contributing to the development of educational materials that inspire learners worldwide.

Continuous learning and tools of the trade

At emc design, we understand that learning never stops, especially in the ever-evolving landscape of graphic design. As a Junior Designer, you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and knowledge through hands-on experience and collaboration with our talented team. Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, is a plus, as these tools play a vital role in our design processes. As well as knowledge in UI and UX design principles and some ability in XD and Figma. We provide full training in all tools and software. 

Effective communication and organisational Skills

In addition to these technical and creative skills, we also value your communication prowess, both written and verbal, as well as your exceptional organisational and time management abilities. A positive “can-do” attitude and an unwavering determination to go above and beyond will set you apart as a standout candidate.

When you join emc design as a Junior Designer, you will have the chance to work in a supportive and collaborative environment where your creativity and skills are valued. Your contributions will make a meaningful impact in the educational field, and you’ll have ample opportunities to further develop your design abilities.

Why join emc design?

If this sounds good, we offer a supportive and collaborative working environment. You’ll receive a salary commensurate with your experience (£21.5-£25K) and the opportunity to progress through our salary structure as you learn and grow with us. We also provide a substantial benefits package, including hybrid work arrangements (initially 4 days in-office for training), flexi-time, paid overtime, bonuses, private medical insurance, salary sacrifice schemes, and more.

We value the importance of work-life balance, providing you with 28 days of holiday (including bank holidays) to relax and enjoy your personal time. As you continue your journey with us, this number increases each year, up to 33 days, ensuring you have ample time to relax and enjoy a well-deserved break.

 Beyond these perks and benefits, we take pride in being a company with a positive culture and strong ethos.

Honesty, professionalism, and delivering on our promises

Maintaining our position as one of the world’s top design agencies for educational materials is of utmost importance to us, not only for our clients and suppliers but also for our valued staff. Honesty and professionalism are at the core of our values, ensuring that we consistently deliver on our promises while enjoying the journey along the way.

Nurturing growth and continuous improvement

Continuous improvement is a fundamental part of our philosophy. We believe that even the smallest of enhancements can make a significant impact – not only on our work and industry but also on our community. By embracing adaptability in our approach and attracting the best talent, we infuse fresh ideas into everything we do.

Collaboration and fostering strong relationships

Collaboration lies at the heart of our operations. We strive to create a supportive and collaborative environment, fostering strong relationships with our team members, clients, and suppliers. Sharing knowledge and resources is vital in cultivating great working partnerships and a sense of unity within our teams. We prioritise treating each other with care, respect, and honesty as we believe it contributes to a harmonious and productive work atmosphere.

Community involvement and making a difference beyond design

Community involvement is something we take great pride in. Whether it’s supporting local events, charities, or engaging with our industry, our connection to the community is deeply meaningful to us. We allocate company resources and funds to benefit charities and initiatives that resonate with us while also dedicating our time and expertise to assist those in need within our local community and industry.

Our Managing Director is strongly committed to ensuring our business impact on the environment is as little as possible, and having been certified carbon neutral for the last two years and further mitigating our carbon usage via our Tree-nation forest – creating a sustainable business is of utmost importance to us.

At emc design, we aspire to be more than just a design agency. We strive to make a positive impact, foster meaningful relationships, and contribute to the well-being of the community at large.

Want to apply?

The Junior Designer role at emc design offers an exceptional opportunity for creative and talented individuals to thrive in a diverse and supportive environment. It is a requirement of our application process that you submit your details in PDF format that demonstrate your ability to use our industry software. We are looking for designers to start ASAP so will start interviewing suitable candidates as soon as we receive CV’s and portfolio’s. Email your PDF CV and Portfolio to