Graphic Designer (and events organiser) 🤩

design  •  events  •  content & PR
We are looking for a highly motivated and multi-talented designer who loves people, manage events and can learn fast.
About BUG

At BUG we make it easy to cook delicious insect meals at home – with our insect cooking kits delivered straight through your letterbox.


We’re on a mission to change perceptions and take edible insects mainstream. To do this BUG is building a world-class team of fun-loving, ambitious people, and we’d love you to be one of them! 


We’ll be developing and launching badass products that our customers absolutely love, whilst growing our community and spreading the word through creating world class content and hosting events and street food stalls. 


CoFounders Leo and Aaron founded BUG in 2018 as a weekend hobby cooking and shooting insect recipe videos in their garage for fun. In April 2020 they sold the first BUG Kit.


Will, the team’s Chef, is an industry leading development chef, having previously designed the recipes and ready meal ranges for Coop, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, in addition to several high street restaurants. 


We have an experienced board of advisors including Donna Egan (former VP of Marketing at Gousto), Alvaro Baudet (former Procter & Gamble and Ernst & Young), and Ben Cooper (a well connected advisor and investor). Our investors include Holly Branson (daughter of Richard Branson), Peter Norris (Chairman of Virgin Group), Carl Pei (founder of One Plus), James Frost (former CEO at Gay Times), amongst others.


As a startup that's forging a brand new category, we are scrappy and very hands on. We’re looking for people who love a challenge, are comfortable pushing themselves, learning, and growing with us.

The type of person you are and your values are just as important to us as your experience and skills. We only hire really kind people!

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-driven, designer who gains energy from speaking with people and who enjoys putting their creative skills to work away from the computer.

You need to be able to get stuck into tasks and be a fast learner – you’ll be joining a startup after all!

Who You Are
Values we’d love from you:
  • Sense of humour with a healthy dose of humility

  • Creative and loves beautiful design

  • Very organised and runs a tight ship

  • Team player and empathetic

  • Able to take (and give) constructive feedback

  • Fast learner, adaptable and relishes a challenge

  • Positive – a glass half full kind of person

  • Loves food!


Our Graphic Designer role is more of a generalist sitting at the intersection of our online and offline activities. You’ll be designing materials for online (social media, website) and offline (packaging, banners, flyers) applications, as well as coordinating our events marketing.

In addition to creating beautiful designs, you’ll also need to be a people person, managing a small team, and be an enthusiastic BUG evangelist at our events.

You’ll be:
  • Designing various graphics ie. social media and website, banners and flyers, packaging

  • Leading our events at festivals and street food stalls

  • Often working either a Saturday or Sunday market instead of one weekday

  • Get relevant media coverage by writing and pushing through press releases, including finding awesome influencers (celebs) to support what we are doing

  • Get these awesome influencers and celebs to shoot ad hoc recipe videos with us in the studio, and assist our Photographer / Videographer as appropriate

  • Jumping in to help other team members every so often

What you need to do the job effectively:
  • Believe insects are the future of food, and have a strong desire to help create a more sustainable food system

  • Experienced designer with Jedi-like design skills. You should be able to use at least Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Can design to (and eventually evolve) the BUG graphic style brand

  • Can write clearly and succinctly, and in BUG’s jovial tone of voice

  • Able to manage people – particularly at events and market stalls

  • Charismatic and charming with amazing people skills

  • Entrepreneurial in solving problems. ie. can independently own a problem and find solutions

  • Speak, read and write in perfect English

  • Be able to work in our London studio (Islington)

Bonus (but not at all essential): 
  • Have designed for and worked with a food brand

  • Experience working at / running street food stalls

  • Has UK driving licence (and can drive a small van)

  • Have writing experience (could be a hobby ie. personal blog)

  • Have professional photography experience

  • Familiar with Wix website platform

  • Can animate using Adobe After Effects or can render and animate in 3D on software like Blender, Maya, 3ds Max etc.

What You'll Get

£25k – £30k per annum, company share options, a real opportunity to shape the future of food with a young, fun and ambitious team in role of a lifetime (we think!), and have a blast along the way!

Please Send
  • Design portfolio

  • CV and contact details for at least 3 references

  • Cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us

  • Apply via link below or email work@bug.recipes

  • Subject your email 'Graphic Designer Application – 'Your Full Name'' – we wont see it otherwise!

Apply By: Midnight Friday 24th September 2021