“ROLI is an inspiring place to work with a highly intelligent international team that spans a range of disciplines.”

- Sophie Solomon, VP Brand & Influencer Partnerships

ROLI is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to lead a dedicated team of designers working within ROLI’s Marketing Team.

Design is a key discipline at ROLI. Our Communications Design team work closely with our Product Design team, ensuring consistency across all communications and branding, from hardware and software products, to packaging, point of sale and marketing.

As a senior member of the Design Team, you will lead a team of designers in the creation of campaigns and assets used to drive sales and engagement. You will be an original, creative thinker, highly collaborative and comfortable working to briefs from the Marketing Team.

A key element of this role is the mentorship of our current designers. You will have experience of and be excited by providing leaderships to junior team members, whilst also recognising areas of personal growth on an individual level. Using your experience in team development you will become a integral part of building and growing the ROLI Design Team.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a disruptive category of music making devices we are creating called ‘Connected Music’ – a network of hardware and software, platform and developer products that will revolutionise how music is made.

What you’ll do:

  • Work to briefs from the Marketing Team and devise visual creative direction for all marketing communications and campaigns featuring ROLI products
  • Mentor and develop Communications Design team
  • Lead the digital design, UX, and UI of ROLI.com
  • Lead and assist in the creation of assets: product and lifestyle photography, renders, web design, web ads, brochures, print ads, video, and more
  • Deliver final production-ready executions and assets for ads, point of sale, channel marketing, ROLI.com, and social media
  • Develop visual assets for board meetings, investor communications, product launch presentations, etc.
  • Provide internal photography resources: shoot team portraits, shoot event and trade show photography, create photography library resources, and more
  • Work with Product Design teams to align on visual, marketing-oriented direction of hardware packaging and in-box content
  • Contribute, from a marketing perspective, to the development of concepts and visual assets for packaging and in-box content

What you’ll need:

  • Significant proven experience in graphic design or other communications design field
  • Proven experience leading and mentoring a team of junior designers
  • Experience conceptualising and executing a wide range of creative design projects
  • Demonstrable experience of working on the digital design, UX, and UI for a product focused website and ecommerce store
  • A precise attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics
  • Excellent sense of typography, colour, and layout
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Understanding and experience of print processes including packaging design
  • Experience working with lifestyle and product photography
  • A portfolio showcasing curiosity and proficiency across a range of design disciplines
  • An ability to intelligently execute, enforce, and evolve brand guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills, flawless written English
  • An inquisitive mind and demonstrable examples of implementing proactive solutions
  • Superb time-management skills and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively with employees at all levels
  • A passion for music, technology and/or startups

Bonus points:

  • 3D Rendering and CAD skills, though not required, are a plus
  • Knowledge of Sketch
  • Experience working at a startup company

ROLI offers:

  • The opportunity to work with the leading minds within technology, hardware, and music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
  • A range of meaningful benefits including:
    • Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan
    • A company pension scheme
    • 23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
    • 20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
    • ‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
    • Team member discounts on ROLI products
    • Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
    • Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
    • Generous Parental Leave policy
    • Frequent friends and family events
    • A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
    • A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every four weeks to expand your skill­s
    • The opportunity to create your own “4pm” class to skill share both your technical and creative skill sets with other ROLI team members
    • A generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage  
  • A competitive salary according to your level of experience

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