Senior Digital Designer - Joi Polloi

Senior Digital Designer

Sheffield / Full-time / Permanent

£32–£40k (subject to experience)

The company

Joi Polloi is a double-BAFTA winning independent digital studio based in Sheffield, specialising in creative technology, tools and digital content. Our clients include Channel 4, the BBC, Love Productions, Studio Lambert, the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres, and an enviable list of other high profile companies, brands and creative organisations of all sizes nationally and internationally.

We work at the intersection of creativity, technology and editorial, including websites, web-based platforms and systems, content campaigns, apps, hardware installations and other creative technology.

We strive for a positive work-life balance and have created a fun, supportive, nurturing atmosphere which recognises, supports and rewards hard work.

Find out more about us on our website:

The role

This is an exciting role within the agency for a senior designer to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Sheffield.

We are a small company (16 people) working on a wide variety of projects, so we are looking for a digital design all-rounder. You will be just as comfortable producing creative concepts and visually exciting interactive designs for games or marketing as you are implementing user-centric, research-driven UX and creating design systems for application user interfaces and websites.

We hope you will be super-excited about working on high profile, creative and dare we say it, innovative projects for a variety of clients including broadcasters, cultural organisations, public sector, non-profits and consumer brands. In line with our company brand and ethos, we’re looking for someone who can show intellect, wit, integrity and a curiosity about the world.

You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of accessibility best practices so we can make our work as inclusive as possible. Experience with video editing and motion graphics is an advantage, as is a knowledge of how HTML and CSS work.

Healthcare, extensive holidays, training, bonus schemes, pension contributions, cycle to work, flexible working, socials and lunches — and the potential for career growth — are all part of the package here at Joi Polloi.

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  • Phenomenal office space in our newly renovated building in Kelham Island, with super-fast fibre broadband
  • Flexi-time
  • Company pension contribution
  • Westfield Health plan, including optician and dentist costs
  • Training budget
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Performance related bonuses
  • 24 days (rising to 27 over 3 years) + statutory holidays + birthday bonus day off
  • Buy and sell annual leave days
  • Weekly team breakfast
  • As much tea and coffee as you can drink
  • Regular social events
  • Perks package including discounts on gym membership, local businesses and high street stores

Equal opportunities

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To ensure we are as inclusive as possible, we are open to discussing flexible or part-time working.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send your CV, digital portfolio (in whatever format you wish) and covering email to

If you are selected for an interview, we will ask you to talk us through the process/journey of a piece of your work from brief to completion. In light of the current Coronavirus situation, we will be conducting interviews remotely.

Closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 6th April 2020.

Sorry, but strictly NO AGENCIES.

All data supplied to us during the recruitment process will be handled privately and securely under the terms of our privacy policy.