The Bristol Book Fair

Come along to this year’s Bristol Book Fair!!

Old, rare and vintage books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera from the dawn of printing to modern first editions. Prices range from a few pounds to many thousands.

When- Friday 29th June 1pm – 7 pm & Saturday 30 June 2018 10 am – 4.30 pm

Where – The Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

How Much – £2, or FREE with complimentary ticket


For complimentary tickets please visit the website:

Designed for Business 
Student Competition to win £30,000

Students in their final year or in the first year of graduating from a full time Bachelor’s Degree; or are currently studying a Master’s Degree course are invited to enter.

The competition is open to creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Product Design, Interior Decoration, Fashion, and Art & Design for a chance to win £30,000.

Student’s can also nominate their tutor for a chance to win the Visionary Tutor Award 2018. 

SBID recognise the time, research and financial cost invested in esteemed university education, the outcome aimed at increasing the opportunity to gain employment from the most prestigious, innovative and creative companies from local, national and global to established or start-up. The aim is to connect the next generation of imaginative minds with the creative industries.



One Overall Winner receives the cash prize of £30,000.

Five Category Winner prizes – each category winner receives £1,000.


Entries Open                           Friday 20th April 2018

Entries Deadline                     Friday 31st August 2018

Finalists Announced               Monday 29th October 2018

Ceremony                               Thursday 29th November 2018

Ampersand – The Web Typography Conference

Ampersand brings together experts from all aspects of web typography, including branding and editorial designers, web developers, visual designers, browser makers, and type designers.

As web designers and developers, we want to create websites with expressive, engaging and readable typography that performs well across all devices.

With so many factors to take into account from typeface choice and layout through to page speed, responsive design and variable fonts, it’s hard to know how to keep up.

Over the course of a single day, Ampersand will give you the full picture of what typography can and should be on the web today. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, you’ll find masses to learn and take away.

All students & staff receive a 50% discount here:

Where – Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton, UK

When – 29 June 2018

Graphic Designer and Print Coordinator Vacancy

ahs is one of the largest departments at the University of Bath. Covering everything from student accommodation and campus bars and eateries to guest accommodation, conferences and events, the department is extremely varied – and our design needs and campaigns are too. One day you might be developing our summer long guest accommodation campaign or working on a cross outlet food promotion and the next you might be designing the staff handbook. Whatever the task, we are committed to continually engaging our audiences and constantly evolving to keep up with the changing world around us.

For this role you will need considerable experience working from initial brief all the way through to project implementation. You’ll also have a solid understanding of print and production processes and requirements as you’ll be handling this side of things too. We are always looking to save money and minimise our impact on the environment, so this should be at the front of your mind with all we do.

You will be the central point of contact for all the department’s design requirements, so you’ll be expected to regularly engage with a range of people across the department, building effective relationships along the way. Although well practiced working within brand guidelines, you won’t be afraid of trying new things and pushing boundaries.

Highly creative, thorough and organised, an inquisitive mind and an exceptional attention to detail is a must. You’ll always be on the lookout for inspiration and always keen to improve. Positive, proactive and quick thinking, you won’t be afraid of extremely tight deadlines and working under pressure. It goes without saying that you must have strong time management skills and remain adaptable and flexible at all times.

Here are some of the benefits of working here:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 26 days annual leave per year, 8 banks holidays and 5 extra discretionary days 
  • We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off
  • Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750
  • A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks
  • Great staff social events
  • A staff suggestion scheme
  • The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities
  • Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work
  • Tax savings through salary exchange schemes on child care vouchers.


Full Job Description –

Open Call for our Winter Residencies Programme

Supporting creative practitioners to have freedom and resources to develop ideas is an incredibly important part of our work at Watershed, so we are truly delighted to announce an open call for this year’s funded residencies…

About the programme

Our Winter Residencies programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop and share ideas, to meet incredible people, to make, experiment and think. It is open to creative practitioners of any discipline, career stage and background, who have ideas for projects that blend art and technology.

We have three residencies available. Each comes with a structured programme, work space at the Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The programme will take place in Winter 2018/19 and we’re flexible about how you structure your time. This is a remarkable opportunity to have time, space and freedom to get an idea off the ground.

Apply Here

Job opportunity for Graphic Design Students

We’re looking to bring in a junior designer on an ad-hoc basis to help manage some of our workload. This will primarily consist of things like delivering iconography, graphics, digital illustrations and logos that we can then incorporate into our client’s projects. Any additional skills like coding, motion graphics, etc. are very beneficial and will result in more work being passed over.
A bit about us –
We’re a small, agile team (primarily working between Bristol and London) that mainly works with early to mid-stage startups (usually around 5 projects at a time). Due to this, it’s really important that the person we bring on board is very responsive and can deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines (it can be a pretty fast-paced environment).
A few quick examples of some of our recent and current projects (to get a flavor for the type of work):
1) A mindfullness/wellness app founded by a Milan-based fashionista who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry and was in Time’s top-20 list for the fashion industry multiple times across her career.
2) An educational app that’s going to be used by one of the largest financial consultant companies in London.
3) Branding + website design & development for a London-based product design studio who work with companies like Google, Nike, and Samsung.
I hope that’s enough to go with! If any of your students are interested, could they please link their portfolio, or some recent work examples (Instagram, Flickr, etc. is all good) to

Production Designer / Artworker Vacancy

Production Designer / Artworker
Application closing date: Friday 8th June (midnight)
Salary: £22-27k PAYE dependent on experience / skills
Start date: July 2018 (flexible)
First round of interviews: TBC
Second round of interviews: TBC
Location: Working in a studio alongside the canal by Broadway Market E8

We are a young independent publisher based in East London who make collectable photography books. In the past four years we have received critical acclaim from the likes of Martin Parr, Time Magazine, The Guardian, BJP and many more and in 2017 we were awarded the IPG Newcomer Award and our series ‘Tales from the City’ was awarded the 2017 Brand / Series Identity Award by the British Book Design & Production Awards. Our goal is to bring beautiful photography books to a much wider audience with a fairly tight brand aesthetic.

We are looking for a talented, super-enthusiastic book-mad designer to join the five-person growing team at Hoxton Mini Press in our brand spanking new offices. The role is specifically for production design in print:

  • Liaising with the creative director, photographers and freelance designers to bring books to print
  • Applying and evolving brand visuals across various platforms (website, books, newsletters and so forth)
  • Refining cover designs
  • Managing all visual assets
  • Preparing artwork for print


This is a highly technical role and should be for those looking to follow a design or production career within print publishing. You should be passionate about paper, production and colour and be highly experienced with InDesign and Photoshop. At the same time, you should have a keen eye for font, layout and sequence.

This is also an organisational role which will see you work closely with our in-house production controller, creative director, photographers and repro houses to make decisions about layout and materials and sequence.

We should be very clear, this is not a role for designing complete books and covers from scratch, that is done by a host of freelance designers, although you will be involved in the creative process at all stages and the role may well develop. There will also be opportunities to design a few in-house covers alongside the creative director.


  • A good sense of design – a personal portfolio of work is essential
  • Expert knowledge of InDesign
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop
  • An understanding of colour management
  • A number of years experience within and/or a very good knowledge of print production


  • Happy to work in a small team and willing to muck in
  • Focused on detail and quality
  • Willing to learn fast and adapt to a changing environment
  • Have a clear passion for books and other print media
  • Be interested and knowledgeable about photography and the wider arts


£22-27K dependent on experience / skills


The job will start beginning of July – but there is flexibility.
There is an option for a 3-days-a-week part time position if that is preferable. To be discussed. Please flag on the application form if this is of preference.


There will be two rounds of interviews with a test of skills in the second. Dates to be announced.

Apply Here