Freelance Designers sought – Work with Empower

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Empower are seeking to increase our network of Freelance Designers to support our established team, working with amazing clients that are changing the world for good.

We’re looking to get to know more talented designers who we can call on when needed. More details below about us and what we’re after.

Please apply by sending a link to your portfolio and an introduction about yourself and why you’d like to work with us, to [email protected]


JOB TITLE: Freelance Designer

LOCATION: UK-based, remote working

WORKING HOURS: Flexible as projects required. This role is in support of our existing designer

RATE: Competitive, dependent on experience


Empower run Digital, Social and Content Marketing campaigns for some of the biggest and best technology, consumer, media, mobile, government and charity brands around the world.

Current and previous clients include: UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency, Amnesty International UK, UNICEF, The Jo Cox Foundation, The Green Party, Global Witness, We Mean Business, The Guardian, RSPCA, The Wildlife Trusts, Medact, UNPRI, and ShelterBox.

Empower do award-winning work, translating our clients’ goals into effective strategy and implementation.

We are flexible and inventive, seeing communication challenges as opportunities to develop bespoke approach. We are happiest when we become the trusted counsel and a friendly sounding board to our clients and their teams. We believe in close collaboration with our clients and an emphasis on working with our clients to deliver results.

Empower is an equal opportunities employer, aims to recruit from a diverse range of backgrounds, and is committed to paying the London Living Wage.


? Flexible working in a friendly, supportive working environment

✌ Work with well-known brands in the social good and charity sector

? Do nice work for nice clients with a nice team (nice!)

? Modern working environment (our stack includes Gmail, Google Drive, Slack, Asana)

? Remote working (you can work in your PJs if you want to, as long as the work gets done)


We’re looking for a Freelance Designer, to deliver digital and social media design work for our clients, working independently, and also in partnership with our existing Freelance Designer. 

We’d like you to have knowledge of:

? Design processes: Briefing, templates, working with existing brand guidelines 

✍️ Design tools: Photoshop etc

? Digital: Platform specifications – our work is almost all digital only etc. Experience designing for social platforms and social campaigns would be beneficial

? Client servicing: Normally client handling will be handled by other team members, but direct client handling may be required on occasion – for example on fast-turnaround edits. An understanding of client servicing would be beneficial


Reporting to empower’s existing Designer, and the Directors of empower, your responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving, actioning and clarifying briefs
  • Templating, creating and delivery
  • Content sourcing, eg: images 
  • Client handling (limited) 


You are a creative Designer, with an eye for impactful content, and a passion to do good through your work. Quick to build relationships at all levels, you thrive working in a fast-paced and dynamic team.

Ready to learn and actively seek more work, you’re dedicated to continually learning and improving your skills, to deliver the highest-quality service to empower’s clients.

You love to be active and would be a natural ambassador for the empower team.

Experience of remote working and a background in working in agencies a bonus.


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Fluency in English to a native level
  • Extremely well-organised and practical
  • Amazing at email communication and inbox management
  • Comfortable working independently on tasks
  • No degree needed – we’re more interested in your ideas and experience


Sending a link to your portfolio and an introduction about yourself and why you’d like to work with us, to [email protected]

We’ll acknowledge your email, and get in touch to find out more if needed. Following this, we’ll be in touch as the next project requires.


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