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Midweight Designer

Skin + Me

Skin + Me

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London, UK
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023

Skin + Me is a mission driven start-up with seriously big skin goals.

We’re looking for an experienced Midweight Designer to join our Creative Team at Skin + Me. This is a hybrid working role with three days a week in our Paddington HQ (Mon, Tue, Fri) and two days remote.

About the role:

As a Midweight Designer at Skin + Me you will work with the team to conceptualise and deliver projects across both print and digital. Working closely with the Growth Marketing Team you’ll create exciting, effective, engaging and on-brand marketing campaigns across all of our channels.

This role has strong ties to the Copy, Growth and Commercial Teams, the successful candidate will thrive working autonomously and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have around 2+ years experience as a Midweight Designer, and have previously worked in the beauty industry.

What you'll do:

  • As part of the Creative Team, you’ll work to conceptualise and deliver projects across a multitude of channels, both print and digital.
  • You’ll work as part of our Growth Team to create exciting, effective, engaging and on-brand marketing campaigns across all of our channels. This includes paid and organic social, CRM, affiliates and print marketing.
  • Create animations to be used across socials, as well as creating and editing short videos.
  • Design and deliver print-ready artwork including pack design and promotional artwork.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the business to find the most effective ways to hit our goals.
  • Work on brand photoshoots end to end, from moodboarding and sourcing photographers through to support with styling and art direction and post-production.
  • Contribute to wider company meetings to help develop creative ideas across the company.
  • Provide guidance to more junior members of the team where needed.
  • Be a brand guardian and a brand champion, ensuring high quality, consistent creative across all touchpoints.

What you’ll bring:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar Midweight role, ideally with a beauty background
  • A strong portfolio of print and digital work
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro and After Effects
  • Knowledge of Figma desirable
  • Experience in animation and video editing
  • Experience in creating print-ready artwork, ideally including packaging design
  • Photography and video skills desirable
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisation, written and communication skills
  • Ability to manage your workload and prioritise work to meet business needs
  • A can-do approach, working well with other teams and designers to test a variety of design concepts
  • Happy to work in a fast paced start-up environment
  • An obsession with all things skincare

Why should you choose Skin + Me?

  • A daily challenge – in a thrilling, entrepreneurial start-up environment, no two days will ever be the same.
  • Make a difference – work within a revolutionary company that is focused on improving millions of lives.
  • Significant equity – potentially life-changing value if you commit to our long-term mission.
  • Serious commitment to growth – personal development is important to us and we’ll make sure we support your growth, and give you broad experience across your role.
  • Support network – the Skin + Me investors and advisors that you’ll have the opportunity to work with have built some of the world’s best consumer companies.


  • 25 Days Holiday (+ all the usual Bank Holidays) – It's important to take a break and recharge, that's why we offer a generous holiday allowance
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch – It’s important you are well fueled for the day so we've got your breakfast and lunch covered. Plus drinks and snacks are available too!
  • Hybrid working to give you flexibility – We are all remote on Wednesday and Thursday. When we are in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Friday our core hours are 10-4. If you're an early bird you can do 7-4, and if you're a night owl 10-7 is fine too. Need more flexibility around your life – just let us know.
  • Equity – We offer a competitive salary and a generous share award package that means every employee has a stake in the business. We really are all in this together
  • Health and wellbeing focus – We offer a healthcare cash plan, cycle to work schemes plus free healthy breakfast and lunch in the office. We'll be sure to always prioritise your physical and mental health.
  • £500 annual development budget for any learning, training and development opportunities. Courses, books, software – if it helps you in your role, we’ll help you get it.
  • For working parents, we’re proud to offer assistance, helping you save on nursery fees. The workplace nursery benefit allows you to save tax and National Insurance on the full cost of your nursery fees each month.
  • Culture club – Our culture club team meets every week to make sure we celebrate our big wins and milestones too, with parties, surprises and more.
  • You’ll get highly discounted Skin + Me products for you, and 10 friends + family too.
  • Generous employee referral scheme, if you know more fabulous people refer them to work with us too and you’ll get a bonus when they pass probation.
  • Dog-friendly office with two very cute resident dogs!

More about Skin + Me:

There’s a huge problem in the world of skincare: people struggle with more than just how their skin looks. They also worry about how it makes them feel and how to manage it long-term. We’re on a mission to change that.

The truth is that achieving your best skin isn’t complicated. The secret? Using a stripped back routine with the best combination of active ingredients for your skin goals. The right products and knowledge make it possible to tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to adult acne, rosacea and pigmentation. We’re united in the belief that everyone should have access to expert advice, treatment plans and ingredients that work – minus the big price tag and the long dermatologist waitlist.

Skin + Me is a mission-driven start-up, building a pioneering online dermatology service powered by experts. We take customers through a simple online medical consultation and our prescribers formulate custom treatments that can’t be bought on the high street. Each one is personalised to the individual’s skin goals. It arrives in their letterbox each month and evolves alongside their skin – because everyone’s skin is different and no two journeys are the same.

Skin + Me recently secured £10 million in a series B funding round, reflecting the growing interest in expert-approved skincare. We’ve raised funding from some of the best-known direct-to-consumer entrepreneurs and VCs, including Octopus Ventures. Our highly experienced founding team comes from the likes of Facebook, Charlotte Tilbury, Tails.com and Graze.com.

Our journey has just begun and we’d love for you to join us as we change the face of skincare! Think you’re up for the challenge?

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