Modern Designers.



Account Manager at Modern Designers
(maternity cover)

Salary: Dependent on Experience
Contract: Full Time (min. 12 month contract)
Applications close: 6pm, Thursday 20 September

Modern Designers is a brand and design studio based in Manchester. We work across sectors on branding, campaigns, retail and exhibition projects, with clients including the BBC and BBC Philharmonic, Matalan, Universal Music, Centrefield LLP, British Council, University of Cambridge, Bistrotheque, National Science & Media Museum and Westfield London.

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic account manager to provide maternity cover.

With an appreciation of good design and experience of managing complex projects and marketing, the ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, as well as a commitment to delivering projects within deadlines, budgets and exceeding client expectations.


— Client relationships and new business
Attending all meetings as required, scheduling meetings and travel, and acting as a first point of contact for the studio’s clients, including regular follow-ups with clients post-delivery.

Developing close working relationships with existing clients, creating or pursuing opportunities to extend contracts or develop new business with existing clients, undertaking marketing campaign planning.

Identifying business development opportunities as and when they arise, working with our Managing Director on developing new business, proposals and marketing schedules, content and opportunities for the business.

— Project management
Day to day management of all projects in the studio, creating schedules, setting and monitoring workflow, and managing deadlines with both the design team and clients.

Liaising with suppliers on costs, production and delivery. Developing close working relationships with our network of suppliers, and sourcing new suppliers where necessary.

Liaising and negotiating schedules and budgets with clients, and ensuring constant, two-way communication between the client and the studio on all matters of costs, production and timings.

Maintaining a working knowledge of all live projects, ensuring design and production standards are maintained, and flagging delivery or production issues at the earliest opportunity.

— Financial management
Developing and maintaining financial project management: preparing quotes and payment schedules, negotiating contracts, recording expenses and ensuring that we manage ‘project creep’ as and when it arises.

Preparing quotes, scope of work documents, schedules and project management methodologies for new projects and pitches.

Undertaking day to day administrative responsibilities, developing internal project management systems, ensuring all supplier costs and quotes are entered onto internal financial systems, liaising with the accounts department and directors on payment, invoicing and cash flow.


Previous marketing or account management experience is essential. An understanding of the design industry is desirable. The ideal candidate must be personable and cheerful, occasionally persistent, and a creative problem solver who remains calm under pressure.


If you’d like to apply for this role, please send us your current CV and a cover letter. The latter should be no more than two sides long and should demonstrate how you meet the requirements listed above and what you would bring to Modern Designers.

Applications should be sent to Susie Stubbs, Managing Director,



Designer (5+ years)

Salary based on experience

We are looking for a designer with 5+ years experience to join our Manchester studio. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver with experience particularly in the area of brand and corporate identity. The role will require a designer with strong typographic, art direction skills and knowledge of production techniques.


– Solid knowledge of design principles and typography

– Be able to create visual language and identity guidelines

– Strong presentation skills and attention to detail

– Keen researcher

– Passionate, motivated and always willing to learn new things

– Comfortable designing for all mediums

– Exhibition design experience is a bonus

Please send examples of your best design work to