In the last decade Tangent has grown organically. We’re now looking forward to a new phase of structured growth and seek like-minded, talented and ambitious people to join our team.

About Tangent

Tangent believes in good design for everyone, and that belief informs everything we do.

Our diverse and multi-talented team share an ambition to work on projects with real scale and reach, allowing us to engage with wide audiences and create lasting cultural impact. We’re interested in the spaces where design exists as a form of social communication, helping change attitudes and open people up to new ideas. We have a ten year track record in successfully delivering high profile projects, but more importantly we want our work to contribute to society and to improve the lives of wider groups; culturally, socially and economically.

Our growing portfolio includes a range of clients across multiple sectors, including cultural events such as the Commonwealth Games, Turner Prize and Edinburgh International Book Festival. We’ve worked extensively with universities, political movements, think tanks and city brands, and we’re excited to be currently working on an upcoming global cultural event: the World Expo 2020.

Digital Developer

We need an experienced Digital Developer to help build our digital offering. You will collaborate closely with our directors and designers to define how all digital output looks and works. Not afraid to experiment and push boundaries, we strive for world-class solutions that surpass the expectations of the brief and continuously challenge the status quo.

You will:

  • Hold a senior role in the delivery of websites and other digital products.
  • Have demonstrable experience in a studio or freelance capacity.
  • Help grow a team of digital developers and define roles.
  • Shape our studio workflow and digital processes.
  • Bring your experience and knowledge to the table to benefit each project.
  • Maintain and support the wellbeing of existing client sites.

Key skills:

  • Proficient fundamental front-end skills, HTML CSS & JavaScript.
  • Deliver accessible & responsive solutions across various devices.
  • Confident with PHP driven content management systems, primarily WordPress and Craft.
  • An ability to create Wordpress themes and plugins from the ground up.
  • Experience in working with APIs using XML & JSON.
  • Comfortable working with template engines such as Twig.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and solutions.
  • An understanding of code versioning tools, primarily Git.
  • A solid understanding of SEO principles and their application.
  • Confident working with LAMP stack.
  • An awareness and understanding of server security to ensure the stability of our products.
  • An ability to analyse analytics to inform the decision making process and benefit project output (performance, usability...).
  • Comfortable working with the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • An ability to demonstrate experience with Front-end and Back-end development, seeing projects through from conception to completion.


  • Image and video editing skills.
  • A keen interest in design, layout & typography.
  • Experience or willingness to learn modern frontend frameworks (React, Vue, Ember…).

Why Tangent:

  • Experienced, diverse and ambitious team.
  • An exciting and diverse range of national and international clients.
  • Play a crucial role in our next phase of growth.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Great studio in a prime city centre location.
  • Relaxed and informal working environment.
How to Apply

Email info@tangentgraphic.co.uk with the subject line Digital Developer Application and please supply the following:

  • An outline of why you'd be a good fit for Tangent.
  • Your CV, outlining relevant experience & technical skills.
  • Portfolio PDF (please send large files via Dropbox).
  • We hope to have the successful candidate in place early 2020.
Senior Studio Manager

An experienced and organised individual who can organise teams and lead large, complex projects across brand, design and digital. We will be advertising for this position in January 2020.

Brand Builder

Someone who will work with the founders to build Tangent's profile nationally and internationally. We will be advertising for this position in January 2020.