Senior Designer, Singapore, Downtown Core

About The Job

Our Singapore team is on the lookout for a highly competent, experienced and ambitious senior designer to join our busy strategy-led design agency.

We are a youthful, dynamic and agile independent business — that means you are part of a group of highly committed individuals who are looking to create great work with clients and develop and grow the company.

Who Are We?

fst is an international, strategy-led design agency with offices in the UK, Singapore, and Miami. Born out of entrepreneurial spirit back in 1991, our independence keeps us inquisitive and enables us to solve business problems to build the brands of the future. Through the long history of fst, we’ve worked with clients all over the world and it’s our goal to ensure we deliver solutions that work for them.

Why Do We Exist?

To challenge, change and make better. This is our fundamental belief that we apply to everything we do.

So, whilst we help solve business problems, we also give our people opportunities and a home to build a successful career. Our reasons for existence are completely synonymous – we believe the latter will always drive the former.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for someone who can lead all creative briefs in our Singapore business from client kick off to delivering exceptional detail with final design execution. You will help drive our standard of design to new levels and deliver work that will make a genuine difference to our clients’ businesses.

With significant design experience now under your belt, you are fully confident running projects independently and are an expert in design technique, competent in dealing with a wide variety of client challenges. You efficiently deliver work that is on brief and respond quickly and accurately to any client feedback. You approach every brief with a proactive and professional attitude, are able to lead client presentations and actively contribute to client meetings. You will encourage Middleweight and Junior Designers in our other fst regions to maintain high standards when it comes to attention to technical expertise and when necessary, give them feedback that will strengthen the work and help them develop as designers. As fst continues to build its strategic capabilities, you will also work alongside our Strategists to ensure work is grounded and backed up.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead all creative briefs from kick off through to final design, work seamlessly with our local GM, project managers, account directors and global strategists to optimise the work
  • Awareness of client deadlines and able to manage projects independently
  • Understand creative briefs and conduct research to build rationale for concepts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convince clients of your ideas
  • Able to work independently and follow personal initiative as well as operate as part of a wider team
  • Develop brand identity from scratch, seeing the project through from concept to completion
  • Develop strong creative campaign ideas
  • Design across all channels and touchpoints, staying on-brief and on-brand
  • Design clear and compelling presentation decks and guidelines
  • Support team with problem-solving creative challenges and offering technical expertise
  • Personal self-development to enhance work knowledge and skills
  • Ability to follow and interpret brand guidelines accurately and innovatively
  • The desire to train and ability to brief and lead with junior creatives and freelancers
  • Go above and beyond to ensure mutual success for us and our clients

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in graphic design or a related subject.
  • 8+ yrs experience designer in a creative agency
  • Strong experience across all design disciplines and strategies – primarily B2B but also B2B2C and B2C
  • Experience across branding and campaigns (both at business and tech-product level, internal communications, presentations, digital design experience also valuable)
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CC including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Figma would be a bonus
  • Adept at working across channel (e.g. motion/print/web)
  • An intelligent approach to concept generation
  • Attention to detail, focus and consistency
  • A collaborative mindset and a deep love of all things brand, marketing and creative.
  • Showcases a portfolio that demonstrates an ability to interpret a brief (while thinking beyond), and to find creative solutions across a broad range of mediums.
  • Highly creative, with a fun and fresh approach.
  • Proactive and collaborative, with a positive approach to feedback.
  • Ability to multi-task and work autonomously.
  • You obsess about the detail and have a passion for delivering quality work.
  • You are a kind human.

Key Results Areas

  • Independently developing strong design solutions, grounded in a sound rationale.
  • Inspiring the team with fresh ideas and perspectives.
  • Challenging yourself to experiment with new techniques and platforms


You will be part of a team that wants to challenge, change and make better all aspects of business and life.

Along with that you’ll also receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual professional development program
  • 20 days annual holiday
  • Flexible Working
  • Company medical healthcare scheme (including dental and life assurance)

How To Apply

At this time we can only accept applicants who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, and residing in Singapore.

To apply, email your folio, CV and why you think you’d be great in this role to [email protected]Those that email direct will be considered ahead of those that apply via Linked In only.

We typically receive an overwhelming number of applications to the positions we post, so please understand that while we will acknowledge every application, it may take some time.

fst is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.

Thank you for your interest in joining the fst team!