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.

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Junior Graphic Designer Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and passionate Junior Graphic Designer to join a vibrant, industry leading media company in central London.

This exceptional graphic designer will join our busy multi-disciplinary design team, and will be responsible for designing all event collateral such as:

  • Logos and branding
  • Brochures
  • Signage – print & digital
  • Print and web adverts
  • Social media artwork
  • Website layout design (with opportunity of further web design training)

There is also opportunity to work on large coffee table publications, annual reports and significant print publications.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong, clean and modern approach to design and express their interest, knowledge and skills in branding, print and web design. They will have the ability and confidence to work on projects from concept stage to final delivery, have the ability to work well as part of a team and build productive working relationships with fellow colleagues. Being proactive and confident in their communication of ideas and design is required and a thorough working knowledge of Adobe CC programmes including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential. Adobe after effects and knowledge of motion design is an advantage.

Working in a small team will mean more responsibility and will provide an incredible platform for progression and creative freedom. This role is ideal for graduate candidates who are keen to learn fast and ready to take on responsibility. A degree and relevant experience in a graphic design position is essential. Six months to a year’s experience is preferred.

For full job listing: https://www.indeed.co.uk/viewjob?t=junior+graphic+designer&jk=3b2cd7ca8fc4d861&_ga=2.190061611.1657791014.1526466059-1577048362.1525360910

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

 

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

 

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/