Senior Designer - Ecommerce

Company River Island
Reference 21636
Sector Retail Banking
Town/City London
Locations UK, London
Job Type Freelance/Supply
Date Posted 31st Aug

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Job Description


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world's leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.


    • Deliver highly creative and effective designs across multichannel platforms that are innovative, customer focused and drive sales
    • Support the Lead Creative to conceptualise the look and feel of the River Island brand and website
    • Collaborate with our internal UX/UI team and developers to push the boundaries with design and functionality for the River Island website
    • Work with the in-house photography studio, Art Director and design team to steer online creatives
    • Attend brainstorm sessions along with the Lead Creative and Visual Merchandising team to highlight directions for the new season and develop multichannel design ideas
    • Establish & maintain seasonal brand handwriting, tone of voice and style guides for the design and marketing team
    • Ensure all digital platforms and instore POS are consistent and on brand
    • Inspire, support and mentor junior team members, by sharing your design expertise and technical knowledge
    • Work closely with marketing, product, copywriters and the content team to lead creative ideas

WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING??? and we know exactly what experience we're looking for!

  • BA (Hons) in Digital Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Communication or related field
  • Strong senior-level (4-5 years) design experience within a fashion environment
  • Strong conceptual thinker
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Work effectively on your own initiative as well as within a team structure
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to think quickly, plan, organise and prioritise tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and confidently with senior members across various departments
  • Experience inspiring and mentoring junior team members
  • In depth knowledge of designing across all brand touchpoints
  • Passionate about fashion, digital and creative design
  • Ambitious, pro-active and motivated
  • High attention to detail

To apply, please attach your CV with a link to your work/portfolio. Without this, we will not be able to consider your application.


If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers' needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It's not all work and no play here either???we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER???and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Pension Scheme
  • Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking

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