Water Creative is a dynamic creative agency and production powerhouse. We create campaigns, activations, product design and run content and social media strategies for brands and artists including Pretty Little Thing, Bodaskins, Spotify, Giggs, Jay 1 and more. 

We are searching for an experienced and innovative Midweight Graphic Designer to join a fast-paced Creative Agency based in Salford, Manchester City Centre. You will have a passion to research, design and develop new concepts for a wide variety of projects . You will report in to our Brand Director and work alongside the wider team for client concepts. 

This role is to design and develop visual graphics that fill the briefs and are fit for purpose, highly original and in the creative domain of clients and pushing motion design ideas forward. Push concepts to their limits to continue establishing the visual signature of Water Creative.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Research, design and develop new concepts for a wide variety of projects, this could be social media assets, visuals for creative experiences, CAD designs, merchandise design and more. 

  • Create graphics and intricate placed artworks using a range of techniques & computer programs. Motion Design and After Effects skills are essential. 

  • Follow creative direction and actively propose artworks and concepts.

  • Gather research, create mood boards, generate ideas, artworks and launch artworks.

  • Have a great understanding of e-commerce fashion, music, beauty and lifestyle to draw inspiration in your work.

  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams, Social Media, Production, Manufacturing. 

  • Design and create merchandise graphics and clothing designs. Follow the technical part of the product tech drawings with head of product & supply, criticize and review designs. 

  • Experience in garment print design, repeat print patterns & knowledge of all required  formatted files 

  • Lead your area across the business dynamic and work as part of a strong team to be market leaders.

  • Potential to manage, inspire and develop a team of assistant designers when required to grow the business.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 4 years experience in a similar role

  • Experience generating content for e-commerce brands, fashion, beauty or music. 

  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere & After Effects)

  • Ability to design & edit videos and motion graphics is a must.

  • Brilliant layout and typography skills, with a meticulous eye for detail and ability to easily liaise between print and digital artwork

  • Experience in creating branding such as logos, brand books and marketing materials. 

  • Skilled designing/animating for paid media (Social + Motion Graphic Ads).

  • Excellent retouching skills & colour correction

  • Maintain a good level of communication with team members

  • Strong organisation skills ensure you keep a comprehensive, trackable list of jobs and deadlines

  • Demonstrate a passion for and understanding for clients we work with to create relevant graphics.

  • Entrepreneurial - We’re ambitious about our growth, so you need to be flexible and adaptive in an environment of change and uncertainty.

  • Basic knowledge of  understanding of UI/UX website principles.

Our ideal candidate: 

  • Strong concept, research and creative skills. Always engaged with the latest graphic design trends.

  • Great image making skills, and good adaptability to a variety of different styles. Must show in the portfolio.

  • Exceptional Illustrator & Photoshop Skills.

  • Knowledge of design, development and implementation.

  • Passion for fashion landscape, youth culture, what’s hot right now and product knowledge.

  • Can operate at pace and with a sense of urgency.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Great organisational skills.

A typical day’s work may include the following:

Digital Content:

  • Creation of website assets & banners

  • Design IG Feed & Stories including motion design 

  • Design powerful digital adverts (display, retargeting and paid social)

  • Design imaginative weekly newsletters

  • Conduct continual analysis of competitor activity both onsite and across digital marketing channels, always staying up to date with key market trends.

  • Create mockups and final outputs for our development team to build into digital products - such as the website’s pages and digital platforms.

Print Graphics:

  • Design compelling vinyls for brand activations

  • Design seasonal print material & looks books

  • Refine brand packaging, store carrier bags & ecom boxes

  • Illustration work and creative tasks as required


  • Retouching campaign images in keeping with the tone of the brand

  • Image colour correction, cloning and healing, labelling, resizing, and formatting eCommerce images

Please apply with a portfolio 

Job Type: Full-time, Part Time, Permanent, Freelance

Salary: £22,000.00-£25,000.00 per year


Casual Dress

On site parking 

Creative Office Environment with like minded individuals 

Perks include, team away days, social Thursdays, flexible working and exclusive client perks.

Location: Salford, Manchester

Unlimited tea, coffee, flexible break-out working areas


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations: This business is a COVID-19-secure environment and we offer work from home schedules. 

Please do not apply if you have to give more than 4 weeks notice in your current role. 


You might currently be a Graphic Designer or Graphic Design Assistant looking for a step-up in a smaller fast-growing company where you can take a more hands on approach in a creative environment. 

Please apply via jobs@watercreative.co.uk with a portfolio of work which has demonstrated results, your CV and why you think you might be the right fit for this job. Please address the subject of the email ‘Midweight Graphic Designer’.