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UI Designer

Financial Times

About Us
Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

Global Client Services promote client centricity in everything we do, and work collaboratively across  the FT Group and with sales teams to create compelling, high performance branded content campaigns, delivered with world class service. 

Part of this department, the Creative Services team deliver exceptionally crafted campaigns with particular attention to efficiency, optimisation of processes, FT brand integrity and internal collaboration.

The role

We are looking for an entry level UI designer supporting the creative team responsible for the delivery of branded content online. 

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be providing an end-to-end service, producing design work within a multidisciplinary delivery team. Your output will range from pre-sale support, working closely with our Commercial Marketing team and Content Directors to mock up pages for sales pitches, to designing web pages under the supervision of our Art Director, Senior Web Developer and Producer.

Day to day, you’ll report into theHead of Creative Services. Your design work will also be supported by our Digital Producer, Senior Web Developer and Art Director.

Strategy

You’ll be involved throughout the project lifecycle, actively consulting and collaborating with teammates and stakeholders so that your design solutions are commercially aware and technically feasible.

Production

  • Produce UI deliverables such as mood boards, style guides, and mockups

  • Produce creative assets such as icons, illustrations, and imagery

  • Present your deliverables to gather feedback and build consensus

  • Document your solutions for others to implement

  • Collaborate with developers to check and refine coded designs

What we’re looking for

  • Ideally you’re already working in an entry position.

  • Experience of designing for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices

  • Experience in B2B and/or luxury sectors

  • Ability to capture design briefs from clients and colleagues

  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly in writing and face-to-face

  • Ability to give, receive, and respond to constructive feedback

  • Ability to work autonomously or in collaboration with others

  • Ability to adapt your approach for different project constraints

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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