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

THE ROLE

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

WHAT SORT OF PERSON DO WE WANT?

  • 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

SALARY

£22-27K dependent on experience / skills

TIMING

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.

INTERVIEWS

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

Apply Here

Assistant Project Manager role with Ginkgo Projects – Deadline 21st March

Ginkgo Projects are looking for an Assistant Project Manager to work on delivering a large public commission in Amesbury/Stonehenge.  They would also be involved in delivering some other projects at Ginkgo.

This would be approximately one day a week for about a year (overall fee of £7200) on a freelance basis with quite a flexible approach to fit in with the ebb and flow of this project.  The Amesbury/Stonehenge project should be complete by late spring 2019.

This would ideally suit someone with some project management experience although this is not essential if they bring enthusiasm and a common sense approach!  This might be someone with their own practice, part time employment or study that they could fit this round. It will involve working with artists and communities, so someone who enjoys working with people would be good.

This is not an artist role and would involve desk based work, meetings and some travel to oversee project delivery where necessary.  Access to a car would be ideal.  It is important that this person is self-reliant and can work independently as well as in a team.  Some time may be spent working from home, some in the Ginkgo office and some on site as appropriate.

Deadline: 21 March / Person appointed by 4th April  Application by letter of interest and CV.

Part time Graphic and Digital Designer Vacancy

Graphic and Digital Designer for Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Graphic and Digital Designer to join their team and provide graphic and digital design expertise across a wide range of visual media.

Based at: Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 22 hours (3 days per week)

Salary: Hay 8, £14,374 to £15,948

Further Information: Full Advert & Job Description

 

 

Career Opportunity: Junior Designer at Hide the Shark

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Designer with 1-2 years digital/graphic design experience to join a creative agency based at The Fire Station in Bedminster, Bristol.

About Hide the Shark
Hide the Shark is a small but perfectly formed agency that punches above its weight. We are looking for an ambitious and creative individual to work with us on a range of diverse projects and integrated campaigns – from digital to print, brand, advertising, video and motion graphics.

The Role
The right Junior Designer will support the production of creative campaigns for clients, ranging from responsive websites, creative online content, client literature, branding and advertising. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to work towards the next step in their career.

Are you the right fit?
– Minimum of 1-2 years` experience within a similar Junior Designer role, working for design, brand or creative agency
– Experience of core Adobe CC packages including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
– Experience of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom and XD packages (desirable but not essential)
– Able to apply strong core design skills to a diverse range projects
– Able to produce creative well-crafted design with good attention to detail
– Able to liaise with key clients on smaller projects
– Able to take direction and support more senior staff in the delivery of larger projects

£19,000 – £22,000 per annum depending on experience

 

No Agencies

Full Time Fixed Term Contract (12 months) with flexibility for extending the role.

Workplace Pension with Legal & General.

If you would like to apply please send an email outlining why you would be perfect for the role and a link to your portfolio of work to jobs@hidetheshark.com

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018

Interviews to be held: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February 2018

Enrol Yourself is hiring Learning Facilitators

Enrol Yourself is expanding to new regions in 2018 with support from the Our Place in the World award (a collaboration between OPITW, UnLtd and Innovation RCA). We’re looking for two self-starting mobilisers to join us on our mission to redesign lifelong learning by harnessing the power of peer groups. Your task will be to connect and activate a peer group in your local area, supporting them through our six month programme.

Job description

Role: Learning Facilitator

Location: Open call – anywhere in the UK

Contract: 9 months, part-time, approximately 30 days commitment

Fee: £4500 (paid in monthly instalments)

Benefits: You will get a free place on a training course which will prepare you to initiate, recruit and deliver a peer group, and you will have support from the other Enrol Yourself facilitators along the way. You are also encouraged to participate in the peer group alongside the participants, free of charge.

Further Information – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6c8614_9142b611f2f6499d9e6fa9d28f3f5d07.pdf?index=true

Career Opportunity: Junior Designer at Briggs & Co

Briggs & Co are a full service design agency based in the Somerset town of Taunton. For a small agency they punch above their weight working with many major clients.
At the present time Briggs & Co have an opening for a new Junior Designer, with the successful candidate starting with a months paid work experience followed by a view to full time employment.
The candidate needs to be:
  • Mac savvy with a knowledge of Adobe Creative suite.
  • Educated (or in the process of) to Degree level in Graphic Design
  • Creative team player with a good sense of humour
This is a great opportunity for a young designer to join a busy and creative design agency. Full training will be given to the selected candidate on industry specifics.
Please send CV’s to – stuartwebb@briggsandco.co.uk
Briggs & Co website – http://www.briggsandco.co.uk

Bristol Sport: Graphic Design Position

Bristol Sport is part of a group of sports companies owned by Stephen Lansdown. We oversee the business, commercial and operational interests of its affiliated clubs which include Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Rugby Club, Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol City Women’s Football, Bristol Ladies Rugby and Ashton Gate Stadium.

The graphic design role sits within the busy marketing team across all of its affiliate clubs as well as Ashton Gate Stadium and will report directly to the Head of Marketing.

You will be expected to deliver across a variety of print and digital design work ranging but not limited to brochures, newspapers adverts, direct mail leaflets as well as constantly pushing the boundaries by creating media for social media, website and email digital platforms.

A minimum one years’ experience working in a commercial environment and qualified at degree level in design/graphics or similar qualification are both desirable

To succeed in this role you will need to:

  • Have excellent working knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Be highly efficient in using Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects on a daily basis
  • Be able to work across multiple campaigns at any one time
  • Be able to deliver high quality work under intense time pressure often with quick turnaround times
  • Have a good grounding in layout and typography, branding, following corporate guidelines and creating motion graphics
  • Know the difference between artwork set up requirements for digital and print output 
  • Be able to think outside the box when coming up with new concepts and campaigns
  • Having an interest in sport is desired
  • Enjoy working for a fast-moving dynamic company with high aspirations for the future

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To interpret and deliver creatively working across all departments from retail to ticketing to stadium to commercial briefs
  • Create a range of concepts and mood boards based on briefs
  • To see the design process through from start to finish
  • Deliver first class output working to very tight deadlines
  • Constantly introduce creative flare to make our campaigns stand out from the rest
  • To understand and work with restrictions from external bodies (Football League, RFU etc)
  • To design within club and partner brand guidelines
  • To work closely and have a voice with the marketing team to develop new creative ideas that drive the business forward
  • To ensure all artwork is delivered in correct formats and follow the correct proof checking process so that no work is released with errors
  • To be able to create motion graphic advertisements

This role is based at Ashton Gate Stadium, full time; Monday to Friday however due to the nature of the company there is an expectation to work some Saturdays and Sundays .

Not only do we offer an exciting place to work that is like know where else in Bristol, but we offer development and training as well as progression opportunities with in a fast growing group of companies.

To apply for this role please email a selection from your portfolio in a format suitable for PC along with a current CV and cover letter to work4@ashtongate.co.uk . Application deadline November 10th 2017. We are an equal opportunities employer.