Lead Graphic Designer

Squint/Opera NYSquint/Opera UK

Are you ready for the Journey? We’re a global team of pioneers on a mission to create the next generation of customer experiences. We leverage our diverse range of thought leadership, deep subject matter expertise, and innovative capabilities to lead the Journey into the future of human experiences. Our people share a seeking, building, joyful ethos, attracting the best in reimagining the physical and creating new worlds and realities of the future. 

We are looking for a highly creative and versatile Lead Graphic Designer to join the team. You will work across a wide variety of projects to craft the visual language. You will be a strong and versatile graphic designer able to create high-quality work and build out ideas through a range of mediums with an emphasis on motion design. You will be leading the design thinking on projects, working both hands-on and with production teams, freelancers and studios to shape projects as they transition into production. 

An integral part of the Production Design Team, you’ll apply your skills to everything from establishing illustrative treatments and graphical layouts to the production of style frames. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Conceptualising and developing the visual language of a project from design to production
  • Creating unique graphic styles for multiple projects across the studio
  •  Working  closely with the Creative Director to create a design language that answers the brief
  • Briefing and inspiring junior and mid-weight designers across a variety of different projects
  • Creating mockups and storyboards to express and build out ideas and concepts 
  • Bringing strong general knowledge of different design disciplines and applying this to projects 


About you 

  •  Able to think conceptually and translate ideas into production 
  • Adaptable and interested in different styles and techniques of design
  •  Able to showcase a wide range of skills from hands-on design to conceptual thinking
  •  A strong understanding of design, illustration and knowledge animation (2d + 3d)
  •  Collaborative and able to work with a variety of teams across a range of disciplines 
  •  Able to take creative ownership and accept responsibility of a project 
  • Able to interpret briefs and build a visual identity in keeping with message of the project 
  •  A skilled communicator both visually and verbally 


Skills & Experience 

[Graphic Design]

  • Graphic asset artworking
  • Layout (digital + print)

[Digital Design]

  • Web / App wireframes
  • UI


  • Art Direction (2D + 3D)

[Motion Design]

  • Treatments 
  • Storyboarding
  • Animatics 

[Identity Design]

  • Logo design 
  • Graphic treatments
  • Application 

Image Editing 

  • Photographic manipulation / artworking


This is a full-time position. 

Our working hours are 9:30am – 6:00pm  [Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch]

We currently have a hybrid approach to working with a mixture of in-house and remote days.


  • Unlimited holiday
  • Medicash health scheme 
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Weekly masterclasses 
  • Cyclescheme 
  • Secondments between our London and New York studios 
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Access to FSA, HSA, and pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Training and development opportunities 

About Squint/Opera 

Squint/Opera is a leading creative studio which bridges the worlds of architecture, design, media, and technology to create compelling, narrative-driven experiences. As experts in blending digital media with physical reality, we help our clients craft digital content to immerse their audiences and communicate big ideas.

Squint was founded in London in 2001, by four young friends who wanted to help visionary thinkers and institutions make the radical a reality. For more than 20 years, we have delivered projects in every corner of the globe and for a wide range of clients across architecture, government, real estate, museums, and attractions.

Squint/Opera is part of a larger team at Journey, which was formed to help companies envision the next chapter of their customer’s journey, and craft a compelling experience across all touchpoints, both reimagined and newly created.

Squint/Opera is now part of Journey, a leading innovation and design agency who specialise in crafting compelling experiences across the physical and digital realms. Together, Squint/Opera and Journey create the first agency with proven expertise blending the physical and virtual worlds at a global scale.

Our Values 

  • Embrace change 
  • Seek invention 
  • Increase our knowledge 
  • Say it simply 
  • Ego-free
Salary Pay Range
$70,000$100,000 USD


About Journey:

Founded in 2022, Journey has quickly grown to over 200 employees through key acquisitions of leading companies across diverse industries and specialties. A world-renown architectural design firm, experts in conversational AI, an award-winning immersive studio, and a couple of metaverse strategy and gaming design pioneers have combined capabilities and expertise to form one Journey. With our diverse set of offerings, talents, experiences, and backgrounds across our globally distributed team, we’re now able to offer our brand partners an offering unlike any other. And we’re just getting started. We’re on a mission to lead the Journey toward shaping and creating the future of the human experience. 

Our Mission:

Our focus is on a creating a culture of support that is transparent, open, and flexible; an employee experience that attracts and grows the best and brightest talent.  ​​We are passionate about helping Journey's success through growth, empowerment, and retention of our best asset – YOU.

Our Values:

The six core Journey values embody our spirit and mindset. These values are embedded in our DNA and we always strive to demonstrate these values in the way we show up to work.

  • We are explorers: We value curiosity, bravery, seeking knowledge, trying something new, failing, and trying again. We remain on an endless journey of discovery with always more to explore.
  • We show up: We don’t wait for answers. We seek out solutions, we figure it out, we engage, we continue to learn, we ask questions, we are self starters.  
  • We are authentic: We don’t use jargon, we speak simply, we are reliable, we are honest, we are ego-less, we assume good, we respect others and their voice. 
  • We are fearless: We solve tough challenges, we move the needle, we have fun, we speak up, we draw strength from our team members. We embrace the change that is constant in our world.
  • We are experts: We strive to deliver the highest quality of work to ourselves and our clients. We value our thinking and want to partner with clients in opportunities to move the needle.
  • We are collaborators: We strive to improve our collective by sharing new ideas, skills, and perspectives. We work to partner across boundaries and keep minds and opens and we co-create our future.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without work authorization.

Journey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business. Our practices are rooted in the idea that everyone should be treated with dignity, decency and fairness. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We would love you to apply for one of our open roles - irrespective of socio-economic status or background, age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, color, pregnancy, care/family responsibilities, national and social origin, political opinion, marital, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know at talent@journey.world

Lead Graphic Designer

Squint/Opera NYSquint/Opera UK

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