Digital Designer – DeadHappy

£30,000 - £35,000

Leicestershire - Permanent

Posted: 4 months ago

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Tucked away in the heart of Leicester, there’s a business challenging the market and changing attitudes towards death. By facilitating the creation of 1 million death wishes.

This is Dead Happy. This is Life Insurance. Redesigned.

When you walk through the door, into the small, open plan office your eyes are immediately drawn to the pink graffiti on the wall. One of their favourite quotes is “Suits don’t make you smart”. This sums Dead Happy up pretty well.

So, what will you be a part of?

“World Domination” according to Phil, the co-founder. The belief is clear to see.

The first stop is 1 million Deathwishes. You’ll play a huge part in this.

These are not a desire for self-annihilation, they’re simply a way of allowing their customers to express what they would like to happen when they die. This could be anything from paying off your mortgage, through to funding a wake in Ibiza for their pals.

Start Up life isn’t for everyone and Dead Happy are no different. We totally get that.



Be productive. Day-to-day creation of new creative assets for use on social media, taking ideas from concept phase to execution. Ad hoc involvement in other creative projects, including web graphics and photo editing.

Be great. It all starts with design so that’s why we need someone to have studied graphic design to a degree level so that they have a real understanding of the foundations and reasoning.

Be a devil. The devil is in the detail, and that’s where great becomes awesome. When we talk about detail, we mean animated transitions, timing, spacing, and feel… as a starter.

Be smart. Our customer experience is paramount, so we want someone to own and champion it. To understand and create ways of optimising our existing journey but without sacrificing visual design. Think logically creative.

Be a chef. We’re not looking for a farmer i.e. someone to build out new design systems and frameworks, but we are looking for someone who can take raw ideas and turn them into something visually delicious.



  • Degree level design qualifications, plus relevant technical competencies and experience.


Expertise (3 yrs experience..ish) in digital-first graphic design i.e.


  • + Designing and developing front-ends using HTML and CSS (desirable)
  • + Photo, video, and vector creation and editing
  • + Creative thinking and execution


If you would like more information please click apply! Alternatively drop James Gyoury-Hales a note on Linkedin.






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