After graduating UWE I interned for four months at a small marketing agency in London, before being brought on permanently as a Junior Designer. After a stint at another small agency, and two years in London, I caught the travel bug and decided to explore opportunities overseas.
I’ve been working at Ogilvy Sydney as a Designer for almost 2 and a half years now! My specialties have changed in that time, originally brought onboard with a predominantly print and illustration focus, but with knowledge of digital display. Now I’ve found my place in art direction and have been fortunate enough to lead some stellar projects – in 2018, a copywriter and I lead the product relaunch of American Express Platinum for Australia, I directed a fashion photoshoot for H&M which became out of homes in Australia’s Westfield shopping centres, I developed the typography for the logo of the Australian Space Agency, and I illustrated a wall mural for KFC in one of the most bustling parts of Melbourne. We’ve got some exciting projects on the horizon too, so watch this space!
I graduated from the course in the summer of 2017, a couple days after, I started an internship at City ID. I’m now just over 18 months into my design career and I’m working on some exciting projects in the UK, including Edinburgh, London and Bristol, and in the US, San Francisco and New York.
I first heard about City ID when two of their designers came into uni for a talk in my second year – which funnily enough I’ll be doing this week! The travelling aspect was something that really drew me to City ID – I didn’t realise you could visit so many cool places with a design job! I always loved hearing professionals talk about their work and journey from university, it was also a great way to make contacts and prepare for the outside world.
City ID are a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Bristol that primarily design maps, transit systems and wayfinding strategies and solutions for cities, universities, museums and airports. Everything we do is user-centred – connecting people to a place, aiming to make that place feel more welcoming and easier to use. We often work collaboratively with well respected design studios and type designers such as Pentagram and Dalton Maag – which is always really inspiring.
Other projects involve strategic thinking and planning – understanding users and their movement through a place. This involves site visits, surveying and observation to create and design innovative concepts and outputs. It’s great to work on a range of different projects that all require different processes – I learn something new everyday.
If you’d like to know about some of the projects I’ve worked on in more detail, please feel free to drop me an email at: email@example.com
Yasseen Faik is a London based graphic and type designer, working at the cross-section of design, art, music and fashion.
Yasseen graduated from UWE in 2014. Between 2015-2016 he worked as lead designer at Crack Magazine (Bristol) along side creative dir. Alfie Allen, and in 2017 worked as a designer at the TATE design studio (London).
In 2017 Yasseen also held an exhibition at the KK Outlet (Hoxton Square, RIP) Titled ‘For Iraq and Syria’ A poster based collaborative project with Grey Jam Press.
2018 saw Yasseen launch is own freelance practice (Studio Yasseen Faik) and has worked with a range of music and culture based clients such as Breaks, Nike, Levis, Champion, Boiler Room, Oval Space, NTS and Critical Records. Outside of his profession practice,
Yasseen has a keen interest in music, screen printing and analogue photography, all which play a part in shaping his overall creative output.
After completing the junior fellowship year in Bristol, working closely with both staff and students on the Graphic Design course, I’ve moved back up north. Since then, I’ve been working with design studios and engaging in self-initiated projects.
In 2017, my poster was shortlisted for the Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Competition. My design actually derived from content that I had gathered in my time in Bristol, a complete transcription of Germany v England commentary at the 2010 World Cup. With this work, I was interested in intonation and emphasis with spoken word and the process of ‘ekphrasis’- taking something visual and transforming it into words. The selected works were exhibited in The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
I’m now working with Field (https://field.studio/) in Sheffield, and have been since September 2017. Field specialise in print and spatial design. I work closely with fellow UWE graduate Jake Goodall day-in day-out, creating a wide range of different media, everything from large-scale print projects for local education institutions, to exhibition identities and wayfinding systems.
I’ve recently worked with the Automatic Systems and Control Engineering (ACSE) department of the University of Sheffield. I created two publications which celebrated their 50th anniversary, using archival imagery and diagrams of primitive robotics.
Hey, I’m Ben! I’m a Multi-disciplinary Designer living in London. By day I work as a designer in a design studio called ‘Angel London’ within the heart of Shoreditch, London working on projects for Coke, Jack Daniels, Cartoon Network etc. However, by night I work across a whole range of passion & freelance projects covering motion & animation, branding, print, editorial, illustration & digital, for a broad demographic of clients.
I started off my career after graduating at the design studio ‘onedotzero’ where I worked on an array of projects. Most notably the Nike World Basketball Festival. Afterwards I moved into the motion design an animation industry at an agency called ‘Swhype’ (Pronounced Swipe) where I worked my way up into a senior position conceptualising and creating work for companies such as John Lewis, The White Company and the social media platform ‘Vero’.
In my own time I’ve co-founded a part time studio called Matter No Matter creating work for non-profits, charities and causes which raise positive awareness around issues in the world. This includes animation work for the mens mental health charity C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably), ‘City Harvest’ who aims to reduce foot wastage around the world, ‘Unpackaged’, a start up which is trying to reduce plastic packaging and consumption and our own self initiated projects, most recently we produced our own short film on a tiny budget of £70, which attempts to bring attention to anti gun legislation within the US.
Along side this I also help to run a 17,000 member online community called ‘The Designers League’, which acts as a safe environment for creatives of all abilities to showcase their work, learn, receive feedback and collaborate. Make sure to join! We’re always looking to help creatives out however we can regardless of what stage they are at in their career, or design journey. If you ever need advice, or just want to meet for a tea, coffee, beer or a game of table tennis then get in touch.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018
Interviews to be held: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February 2018
Typenowhere documents work created on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at The University of the West of England, at Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol. The site also acts as a student resource including current live opportunities. Located inside the Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol city centre and taught by practising graphic designers, learning takes place in a studio environment with exceptional department facilities and a real-world dynamic. The course ranks very highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). Current students are regularly shortlisted for national and international graphic design awards. The course provides excellent preparation for a creative career in the UK and abroad. Many of our graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies.