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.

 

Prize:

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

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 nathan@fullfrontaldesign.com

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

Offprint London, Art Publishing Fair

Offprint London returns for it’s fourth edition to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, hosting 140 independent and experimental publishers in contemporary art, photography and graphic design, in collaboration with Tate Modern. Throughout the weekend, Tate and Offprint will facilitate a program of workshops and performances.

Art Publishing Art Fair

Where – Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, 18-20 May 2018

When – Friday: 18:00 – 22:00, Saturday: 12:00 – 20:00, Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00

 

Alice Rawsthorn – Design as an Attitude

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives – and it has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at a relentless speed on an unprecedented scale, design is increasingly seen as a way to help us benefit from the opportunities created by those changes (and to avoid their dangers).

Design is responding to an age of intense economic, political and ecological instability with resourcefulness and creativity. Public interest is soaring as a new generation of designers is using advanced technologies to pursue their political and environmental objectives in increasingly ambitious projects, as well as to reinvent the objects and spaces we use every day.

Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design critic, demystifies the field, exploring the most dynamic developments in contemporary design and assessing their impact on our lives now and in the future. From book-making to social design, from the craft revival to design’s gender politics, she offers a comprehensive survey of design today.

When – Tuesday 19 June 2018 – 19:00-20:00
Where – FoI at Waterstones

Doing Good Design // Design Doing Good

For many people, there’s so much more to design than just making the world a prettier and more functional place to live. This one-night celebration focuses on agencies and organisations that are changing the world through their creativity. Creative people that make a meaningful difference to charities, make fundraising fun, protest with print and design for change.

Join us at Arnolfini for an evening with Algy Batten from the Art of Ping Pong, Brighton design studio, Baxter & Bailey and Sue Hornsby, Head of Creative at NSPCC as we explore the themes of social impact, behaviour change and activism.

 

When –  Wednesday 30th May, 19:00 – 21:00

Where – Arnolfini, Bristol

How Much – £15 // £13 conc.

For More Information

 

I-AM Graduate Internship Competition

Always keen to find new talent, we run an annual internship competition: looking for two superb graduates to spend a year working with our design team in London. We visit universities across the UK, spreading the agency gospel to future designers and introducing them to the competition. With excellent feedback from students and lecturers and lots of interest on social media, the competition always attracts plenty of strong applicants. Being a design agency, it may not come as a surprise that we set applicants a creative task. This year the theme is to re-invent the humble match box. Along with their portfolios, we ask graduates to send us their creative ideas for what else a match box can do, say or be by uploading their entries to Instagram tagging♯iamgrad18

To download the application & competition details, please click link below:

https://i-amonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IAM-GRAD-2018-Brief.pdf