Visual Designer

About BrightLocal:

We’re BrightLocal, a Brighton-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that helps local businesses improve their SEO and online marketing performance. 

Since the company was formed in 2009, we’ve been growing consistently, year-on-year, and today our products are used by over 5,000 businesses and agencies around the world.

We employ 170 people across 4 countries – UK, USA, Ukraine and the Philippines. Brighton is our HQ and our global management and operational hub.

We are a people-focused business and fully committed to giving every team member the most positive work experience possible. We do this by providing abundant opportunities to learn new skills, building fantastic working relationships, and supporting you in realising your life goals, all within a culture that cherishes individuality and champions teamwork and collaboration.

Please take a look at our Glassdoor profile to find out more about the type of business and employer we are: BrightLocal Glassdoor


The Role:

We’re looking for a passionate visual designer who lives and breathes the creative world. You regularly keep up to date with design trends, but don’t simply follow the masses. You’re always looking for creative ways to solve problems and new ways to broaden your approach to design.

This role will involve you working with all areas of the business, with an emphasis on the marketing and product. You’ll be working on a wide variety of projects including; web page concepts, content visuals, illustration, animation and UI design. 

We’re big believers in the power of brand and see design as key to helping us take our brand (and products!) to the next level. You’ll have a great opportunity to hone your skills and tackle exciting projects across our brand, website and product.

For the right individual, this is a rare opportunity to build a career at a forward-thinking tech company, work with some of the biggest brands around and have a tonne of fun with a great team, all at the same time.


What You'll Bring to the Role:

  • You’re at ease with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and know your way around After Effects. 
  • You know your way around Sketch and Zeplin
  • You’re a stickler for details; nothing misses your keen eye for design
  • You have the ability to work and build good relationships with different people, but equally are happy to work independently when needed
  • You’re a strong communicator, you know how to present your ideas in a clear and concise way.
  • You feel comfortable working on various aspects of design with experience and knowledge of applying illustration across brand.
  • You enjoy working at a fast pace and have the ability to turn projects around in a short amount of time, if needs be
  • A working knowledge of HTML/CSS would also be an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years working within a creative team



We offer 25 days annual holiday (plus bank holidays) and you get a day off for your birthday, too.


Company Bonus:

Every team member enters into our company bonus scheme related to targets.


Health & Wellbeing support:

We are firm believers in supporting our team members in body and mind. We provide a diverse range of health and wellbeing benefits including Vitality Private healthcare (includes dental cover, CBT support and free access to Headspace App), free flu jabs and eye-care vouchers, weekly in-office massages and a comprehensive bike-to-work scheme to get people moving!


Working Abroad:

We encourage work-life balance by enabling our employees to work abroad for up to 3 weeks a year – be it France, New Zealand, Costa Rica or Bali… the world is there to be explored and we want to help you explore it.


How to Apply:

Please apply with a cover letter, CV and a portfolio of relevant work. 


Working Environment:

The office is informal and casual. We expect people to work hard but also to enjoy their time at work. We have a constantly-stocked drinks fridge and our kitchen cupboards overflow with snacks - of both the healthy and (very) unhealthy kind. 

We love to celebrate all team members’ birthdays - enjoy cakes, drinks and cards!

And we also make a big deal of important work anniversaries with presents and gift cards.

The music is always on and we take time out every few weeks to do fun team activities. We tend to break early on a Friday afternoon to ‘prepare for the weekend’ - i.e. lots of food (snacks) and drinks (beer, wine, G&Ts and soft drinks - take your pick!)


Covid-19 Update:

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic our team have been working remotely to help keep them safe and avoid further spreading of the virus. This approach will continue until it is declared safe for us to return to the office, and we can safely work side by side again. 

However, we will continue to support each individual’s choice to work for home until they personally feel safe and happy to return to the office. 

We feel incredibly fortunate that BrightLocal has remained stable and profitable throughout the pandemic and we hit our revenue and growth goals for 2020. We have been able to support any struggling customers with long-term payment holidays and through additional training and support. We have had zero redundancies and have grown many of the teams across the business to ensure that we are in a strong position to help and support our growing customer base in 2021 and beyond.

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