Olivia Bull

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: olivia.bull@cityid.com

You can also visit our website at:

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:



Paid Internship Opportunity at RSA Student Design Awards!

35 hours per week, Fixed term for 7 months from 5 March 2018, based in London WC2

The RSA Student Design Awards team is now looking for an intern to work with us for the next seven months to provide general support to the team across events, admin and communications. The intern will help with many aspects of the team’s work including assisting with running the competition judging sessions, publicising winners and helping to plan the awards ceremony as well as creating graphics and preparing content for the launch of our 2018/19 briefs. The ideal applicant will have an interest in design education, design for social good, and empowering the next generation of designers. This opportunity would most suit someone who is keen to get stuck in assisting with the management of a fast-paced design competition and curriculum. We’re looking for someone who has strong Creative Suite skills and can assist us in developing communications materials, but who is happy to spend a considerable amount of time organizing logistics, coordinating events, and undertaking a variety of other administrative and practical programme delivery tasks.)

Closing date: Midnight 21 January 2018

Further Informationhttps://rsa.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=67f10503-44b8-44b7-9eca-378e6abf6ecc

Internship Advert – https://www.thersa.org/about-us/internships

RSA Website – https://www.thersa.org/

Engagement Officer Opportunity for In Between Time Arts Festival

Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people? Are you passionate about social media?

We seek a recent graduate to join our team for a one-year paid placement to help us produce opportunities for more people to get involved in our work. You will develop skills in communication, research, project administration, multitasking and cultivate attributes such as diplomacy and creativity.

This role is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme that aims to encourage recent graduates from low-income backgrounds to start a career in the arts.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 5 January, midnight

Vacancy Listing:  http://www.inbetweentime.co.uk/news/engagement-officer-opportunity/


Paid internship for a Level 3 student at Brandon Trust

Brandon Trust is a charity providing care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism. We operate across the South of England, the Midlands and London with the aim of enabling people with learning disabilities to ‘live free’ and live the lives they wish. We provide high quality services, with over 90% being rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the care regulator, the Care Quality Commission. However, Like many organisations in our sector, we are currently operating in a very challenging environment. This has mainly been brought about by the crisis in social care funding which you are likely to have heard about in the news.


The Transformation Programme

To ensure that we weather the storm of this crisis, we have just established a major transformation project which will use innovation and design to improve care and support to our customers, the experience of staff and the financial sustainability of the organisation. The programme will be user-led and ‘people-centred and will deliver tangible improvements to the way that we work. Staff from throughout the organisation will be involved in taking forward all projects that are part of the programme. However, the overall aim is to encourage staff to innovate and design solutions to their everyday problems and barriers. Generating a new culture of innovation, improvement and design is a key objective of the transformation programme.


Why we’re looking for a design intern

Ensuring staff are engaged with the programme will be key to its success. We have a very diverse staff population and need to package up information and updates on the programme in a visual way that is easy for everyone to understand. We also want communications to reflect the culture that we are working to achieve and bring energy to the programme. For this reason, we are seeking a design intern who will help us achieve this, bringing fresh thinking and helping us make information easy to digest and understand.


What we can offer you

In return we can offer a fresh, bright brand with flexibility of use. We’re not constrained by high levels of corporate guidelines and this would be an opportunity to begin to shape an internal brand that reflects the culture that we’d like to adopt. We have an experienced communications and marketing team who will provide input and guidance, and give you some great experience of working in the third sector. We’d like to hope that the work you do for us would be a strong portfolio piece, demonstrating to future employers that you have been at the centre of a major change management and employee engagement programme.


The practicalities

At this stage, we’re looking for an intern one day a week (7.5 hours) for six months, starting in October. The post will be paid at National Minimum Wage (18-20 yrs old – £5.60 per hour / 21-24 yrs old £7.05 per hour). There is a possibility we may extend the internship depending on the project’s progress. There may also be the possibility of other paid project work during the six month period.


Email Jo Wild with the subject ‘Design Intern’.Deadline Monday 9th October Email a brief expression of interest and CV some examples of work in a PDF



Jo Wild Head of Communications & Marketing  – 0117 952 8252 / 07464 670 200