[PIAS] – Midweight Designer (UK)

ROLE: Designer — LEVEL Junior/midweight

REPORTING TO: Director of UK Marketing
LOCATION: Bevington Path, London SE1 3PW


The [PIAS] Label Group is a family of independent record labels. We champion and support artists from around the world, across an unrivalled international network run by passionate music lovers. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.


We are looking for a talented and hard-working Designer to join our team! This is a great opportunity for a Designer looking to keep their practice multidisciplinary and varied, as the range of styles and aesthetics we create for our artists and labels are as diverse as the music they produce.

As a very, very, small in-house creative team, we have a can-do attitude and can work on all aspects and stages of a campaign — from concept and development, to production and delivery.

The role will require you to lead on your own campaigns, as well as execute the Art Direction of others; translating creative concepts across multi-platform deliverables. From a digital banner ad to a vinyl boxset, you will need to be equally motivated working on your own concepts or doing the nitty-gritty following existing creative parameters.

You will be diligent and ambitious (both creatively and mentally), and comfortable handling a fast paced workflow that demands great time and project management to meet deadlines (if you are a junior applicant, you will be mentored through project management and guided where needed).

You will have a contemporary design style and a good eye for detail, an innovative approach of design and a knowledge that you apply with passion and care. You will enjoy the freedom of creative experimentation and capitalise on failures.

  • Design visual concepts for artists’ identities, artwork, and campaigns: album/EP/single/best of (physical and digital) autonomously
  • Translate concepts into different formats, develop graphics and supporting assets for a wide range of applications and needs (print/digital, motion/static): visualisers, lyrics video, teasers and pre-roll/B-roll, product mockups, social media contents and banners, marketing and retail ads (digital/print), animated packshots, social contents and activations, AR filters.
  • Work closely with our marketing and digital teams on the above and on creative, disruptive, ideas for campaigns
  • Design physical products and prepare artwork for print: design packaging and graphics for a delivered concept, work in templates, liaise with our reprographics team and oversee production
  • Liaise directly with artists and/or their management to come up with ideas
  • Help commission freelance creatives where needed, to support the progress of projects (animators, motion designers, videographers, photographers…)
  • Assist on shoot production (photo/video) for music videos, artwork or press shots




  • Excellent knowledge of the key softwares from the Adobe Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects
  • Graphic and visual design, and knowledge of best practices
  • Motion graphics
  • Digital and print production; artworking
  • Basic photo and video editing — skills behind the camera are useful too, but not essential (behind the scenes, unboxing, product shots etc)
  • Familiarity with web-development/html/CSS is useful, but not essential. A working knowledge of platforms like Webflow, Figma or Squarespace is valued and would be preferred


  • Ability to work across multiple projects at a time and handle short deadlines
  • Ability to define your own briefs (in consultation with artist to define their needs and goals)
  • Good communicator, polite and with a positive attitude (whether dealing with artists or wider team)

  • Supportive of a culture of diversity, exploration and creative innovation
  • Takes initiative and capitalises on opportunities, failures and successes
  • Motivated, hard-working, curious and keen to learn new things
  • Organised, effective, resourceful and pro-active
  • Takes personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
  • Gravitas and integrity
  • A passion for music is ideal

  • 2/3+ years working in design (in-house, freelance, design studio/agency)
  • A portfolio demonstrating a strong contemporary design practice, with print and digital graphic and visual design work, motion and/or video (some work relative to music would be a plus)

  • Annual holiday entitlement : 25 days holiday every year excluding bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Stock out – monthly vinyls/CDs available for each employee
  • Free gig tickets
  • Perkbox
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendy policies

Please send your portfolio alongside a covering letter and CV outlining why you would be a good addition to the team to recruitmentuk@pias.com.

[PIAS] is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to a working environment where no one will be treated less favourably on grounds of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.

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