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Senior Designer

We’re looking for a seasoned designer who’s big on big ideas, with experience in building impactful 360 brand worlds

We’re looking for an experienced designer to boost our agency. Someone who can identify potential, who is big on big ideas and knows how to bring them to life in a 360 world to make an impact that everyone can feel.

At Born Ugly, you’d lead the creative delivery across a range of different projects. And as the creative lead, you would have your eyes continuously trained on creatively solving client challenges, looking for potential to make an impact, and driving ideas that build iconic brands.

You’ll be someone who has the skills to conceptualise big ideas, knows how to dimensionalise them in a 360 brand world, and is able to craft and/or work with specialists to turn concepts into reality. Creative eloquence is a must, so that you can tell the design story with brilliance and excitement, helping bring your clients on the journey with you. We are looking for someone with knowledge, curiosity, imagination and continuous awareness of the creative world, to discover and deliver the best and most impactful creative solutions.

Born Ugly is an independent agency that was formerly the founding studio of Elmwood. This means that we’re ugly enough to work with big hairy challenges and big global clients, but that we’re agile and nimble enough to move at pace and make an impact way beyond our scale.

Why Born Ugly exists

At Born Ugly, we want our work to improve the experiences and lives of everyone who feels its impact. It should be remarkable, always.

We believe in

  • Forging lasting relationships with each other and our clients
  • Pursuing excellence, leaving no stone unturned to deliver wow
  • Creating impact, through thought provoking, heart-pounding and break-through creative thinking

Who we want to work with

We want to work with talented individuals who think differently and who want to make a difference rather than just do a job.

Sound like you? Apply now

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV, portfolio and a cover letter to with the subject title ‘Senior Designer application’.

Not surprisingly, we get a huge number of applications, and while we do our best to reply to everyone it can sometimes take time. So our policy is simple: if your application is so brilliant that it creates an impact, then we’ll be in touch.


Our studio is based in Leeds (United Kingdom), but we’re location agnostic

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. In fact, we believe that recruiting and developing a diverse workforce is essential to our success. So, we welcome applications from people whatever their age, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, trans-gender status, sex or marital status.


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