Want to design for social impact? Come work with us

Words Sarah Ward

Vacancy: we are looking for a creative and flexible graphic designer who has what it takes to join our amazing UK team.


Being a graphic designer at Innovation Unit means you will work as part of multiple teams delivering innovation projects, as well as supporting our engagement and communications function. This means you’ll have the chance to work on everything from supporting the development of our brand identity and bringing our research to life, creating great graphics and visuals for our website, social media channels, publications and reports, proposals, presentations and workshop materials.

We need someone who can use their expertise to describe, illuminate and share the complexity of our work through different kinds of visual collateral. A defining feature of our work at Innovation Unit is that it’s complex. Mostly, we like it that way (the problems we tackle are tricky, no two projects are the same, we generate insights, design and iterate as we go).


Our ideal candidate will be independent, ambitious and creative, specialising in design for print, web, digital and social media. You’ll need top notch graphic design skills across print and digital, a high level of proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop and will also have an interest in and ideally experience of applying your creative flair to different kinds of projects, e.g. film, photography, motion graphics.

If this sounds like you, take a look at the details of the role and application process here.


Send your PDF portfolio of recent work, CV and cover letter stating why you’d like to join the Innovation Unit team.

Please send your application to sarah.ward@innovationunit.org by 12pm (midday) on Monday 21 January 2019.

Interviews will be held at our offices on the morning of Monday 28 January and Wednesday 30 January 2019.