Mid-weight – Senior Designer


Salary Dependent on Experience 

Commencing asap


We’ve been established for over 20 years and in this time have maintained being the largest independent advertising and marketing agency in the region, something we’re immensely proud of. We’ve secured this position by nurturing successful partnerships with our clients through our exceptional service levels. Outstanding service levels don’t just happen overnight, it always needs continual investment and a lot of passion from our team in order to deliver.

We employ only the most talented people to join our team. We constantly encourage accelerated learning and training and work together as a team to ensure our clients continue to trust and respect our marketing skills. We also have a consultancy arm of the business so strategy and commercial thinking are incredibly key to what we deliver for our clients and what sets us apart in the region. We offer clients the opportunity to have a single agency capable of the highest levels of skill in every specialism.

We have a mix of clients from many different sectors and industries, ranging from regional to international.
No day is ever the same at C+W, there are always new challenges to face – which we love!

The agency is going from strength to strength and we are continually winning new clients.


The right Mid-weight / Senior Designer will regularly produce campaigns for clients, ranging from branding, responsive websites, direct marketing material and banner advertisements to traditional print, and advertising. You’ll relish the challenge of liaising with clients in taking big ideas and concepts, through to placement and position, to the final delivery of great visuals. To help achieve this, you’ll be collaborating with the wider studio to merge content and design.

Of course we believe in being professional at all times, but we never lose sight of the fact we work in a fun and innovative industry and it’s important our clients enjoy working with us too.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a similar role
  • Able to apply strong core design skills to a diverse range of online and offline projects
  • Produce beautiful, well-crafted, error-free designs
  • Able to confidently take the lead on the delivery of big projects
  • Mastery of core Adobe CC packages including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Solid commercial thinking skills
  • Strong typography skills
  • The ability to work on a mix of clients and materials: Corporate identity work, brochures work, websites etc. Please see our website for a guide to our kind of clients.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard working
  • Good team player
  • Positive, can-do attitude


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Samples of work previously created
  • Qualifications in a related subject
  • Agency experience (ideally)
  • Desire to work for Chalk + Ward


Personality wise, we’re looking for someone with the following attributes:  

  • Confident but genuine and down to earth.
  • Passionate about creative and wanting to make a difference to client accounts.
  • Is organised, self motivated but also enjoys working at part of a team
  • Effective time manager and able to juggle and prioritise workload.
  • Has a willing and ‘can do’ attitude with an ability to hit the ground running.
  • Stays calm under pressure.
  • Can juggle a broad portfolio of clients.
  • Is positive, confident in client-facing situations and a people person.


As much as we’re passionate about our clients and what we do, we’re equally as passionate about our team. We’re really pleased this was acknowledged by winning both “Employer of the Year” at the 2018 Venus Devon & Cornwall Awards and the “Wellbeing” category at the Space Awards in November 2018. We want our new Account Manager to support wellbeing in the agency because by doing so we all play our own part in a thriving, happy and motivated working environment, which is something we consider important for everyone here at Chalk +Ward.

Of course, we always believe in being professional, but we never lose sight of the fact we work in a fun and innovative industry. A happy team means happy clients.

We offer: 

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 22 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for PT)
  • In addition, we also gift 3 extra days holiday to enjoy over the Christmas break. We think it’s important that everyone gets a well-earned rest over the festive period to spend quality time with friends and family
  • Free parking at our beautiful city centre location – this can also be used out of hours which is so handy when visiting town!
  • Summer and Christmas parties where we gift extra time off for the team to get together and have loads of fun!
  • Hybrid approach to working with a minimum of 2 days (Tuesdays & Thursdays) in the office to collaborate, communicate, get creative and socialise
  • Flexible working hours when required on ad hoc basis to support with childcare, appointments, and your wellbeing
  • Online training courses and webinars to help support learning and development where we encourage time out each month to undertake
  • We were the first small business in the Southwest to sign up to the ‘Time to Change Employer Pledge’, demonstrating our commitment to ending mental health discrimination in the workplace and making sure that employees who face these problems feel helped and supported. We have an open-door policy to chat and share anything that might be causing you upset or worry, and we’ll provide the support you need to help get through any challenging times
  • Quarterly ‘Career Conversations’ to ensure that your career is progressing in the way you want it to
  • To support our green creds, we have a Cycle to Work scheme and a bike rack to securely store your two-wheels whilst working in the office
  • A culture that encourages all ideas and opinions to be heard and considered
  • The Chalk + Ward “Culture Club” – opportunities and activities for us all to socialise and hang out together after work!

If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your cover letter and C.V to hello@chalkward.com or get in touch for further details.