Friday, 24 July 2015

Visual Communication Awards 2015

Congratulations to this years well deserved Visual Communication award winners. Prizes will be presented during the graduation ceremony at The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton in September.

Kate Ackley 
The Canon Illustration Prize Awarded for the most innovative student work in Illustration

Kate Ackley 
The Cumberland Pencil Company Award for Visualising

Katarzyna Wozniak 
The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications

Lucie Williams 
The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects

Tore Ostbo 
The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Packaging

Katarzyna Wozniak 
The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Typography

Oreoluwa Ayoade 
The Express & Star Award Awarded for Best Digital Editorial Design in Graphic Communication

Lucie Williams 
The Visual Communications Department Prize Award for Excellence in Visual Communications

Tore Ostbo 
Daler-Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication An annual prize awarded by Daler Rowney Ltd

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Marketing Executive position - Golding Products Limited, Telford

We are looking for a creative graduate to fill a varied role spanning design of catalogues, promotional emails, packaging as well as web and social media elements. The role also requires knowledge of digital marketing techniques and current marketing trends.

Golding Products is primarily an industry leading distributor and manufacturer of digital storage media and packaging. We also have a network of e-commerce sites offering personalised products , for example

The duties of the role include:

  • Creating promotional material both print and digital
  • Design and manage promotional email campaigns
  • Packaging and POS design
  • Product Photography and editing
  • Working with external marketing agency to co-ordinate SEO, PPC and website changes
  • Managing social media accounts

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven creativity in development of promotional materials for both digital and print
  • Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator)
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to use initiative to work on multiple projects without direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing best practices and trends
  • Experience with wordpress would be advantageous but not essential

Salary: £17,000 - £21,000 depending on experience

To apply, please send your CV and any work examples to

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Graphic Designer - University of Wolverhampton

The Mac screen is your canvas, the mouse is your brush. Yes? Fine, but that’s just the half of it. You’re also a key image creator for an internationally respected institution. We have a brand to manage, many markets to engage and a mission to accomplish.

To fill this seat, you’ll need a marketing mind to complement an artistic hand. Photoshop and InDesign will be familiar friends in crafting extraordinary artwork. You’ll be able to guide a project from conception through to print. You’ll help art direct photo shoots when required, and manage parts of the photographic library. You’ll also be comfortable presenting to, and liaising with, both marketing and academic colleagues. Producing print-ready artwork for prospectuses, flyers, posters, display stands and more, you’ll target students, as well as internal communications and external business markets including research, international and Alumni. Crucially, you’ll be a custodian of the brand, questioning in your approach and meticulous in your regard for quality and accuracy.

Download a recruitment pack and find out more here

For an informal discussion, you can contact Raman Sarpal, Head of Marketing on 01902 322 514 or

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Enjoying New Designers

Visual Communication graduates are enjoying showing at New Designers at the Business Design Centre. Graduates work is attracting lots of attention  and the show is open until July 4.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Lucie wins Puffin Prize 2015

Very well done to Visual Communication graduate Lucie Williams who has won the 2015 Puffin prize presented last night at the offices of the Penguin Random House Group.

Lucie will get the opportunity to work with the Puffin design team and gain some valuable experience along with a cash prize and trophy. The competition attracted over 1200 entries from art schools across Europe. "Lucie's well deserved win is truly great news" says John Clementson, subject leader for Visual Communication. "This has been a remarkable year for the Visual Communication subjects, having now won both the Puffin prize and also the winner and runner up in the Orion Book prize, on top of all the other good news stories coming out of the division" he continued.

Lucie Williams is also the recipient of this years Sheaffer graduation Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Free Font Comme by Vernon Adams

Free font Comme is an elegant sans serif font designed by Vernon Adams. Comme is available in a very useful 9, different weights, from thin to extra bold and heavy, making this ideal for hierachically complex designs. Download  free font Comme here

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Student Designs Awards for Midlands Award ceremony

Jordan Kendall, who studies Illustration has designed the trophies for the West Midlands Institute of Directors’ award ceremony, at Edgbaston cricket ground. 

Jordan, was selected to design the award for the ‘IoD’ by the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Arts course leader, John Clementson. 

John said, “Jordan has responded well to a broad range of challenges this year and was a prime candidate for the commission.

“The staff team are delighted for him; the experience gained will be of immense value in his final year.

“Jordan's approach was fresh, thoughtful and very professional throughout.”

The dedicated student took on the challenge to design the award and was himself rewarded with a number of job offers, one of which he has accepted

John Phillips, Regional Director for the Institute of Directors said. “This was an important project for us. Our director awards are very important as many of our members have achieved great things sometimes under difficult circumstances and they deserve to have their achievements rewarded.

“We were delighted to commission Jordan to make our trophies and he was a pleasure to work with and quickly became involved in the detail and spirit of the project. It was great to have individual art pieces as trophies and much more personal than buying an ‘off the shelf’ product.
I am sure 
Jordan will have a great future as a commercial artist and we will do our best to give him a lift along the way.
The IoD very much values its relationship with the University of Wolverhampton, School of Art.”


Well, if you fancy finding out what life is like in a London Creative Agency why not join us at Cubo Grad Day?  This is our third year in a row and it’s looking to be bigger than ever with heaps of chances to show off your creativity and critical thinking with many paid placements up for grabs.
For more information look here

Junior Designer - BBD Perfect Storm, London

BBD Perfect Storm are looking for a talented, polymath junior designer to join our team.

Initially starting as a paid Internship (so that we can get a feel for you) with a full-time job in a growing, passionately creative department for the successful candidate.

Interested? email your CV and Portfolio (either PDF under 10mb or Website) to jacob.hill-gowing@bbdperfectstorm with the subject line ‘Junior Designer Needed'

We look forward to hearing from you!

BuzzFeed - Creative Internship, London

The Creative intern will work with and learn from members of the BuzzFeed Creative team. This is the perfect internship for someone interested in pursuing a career in online advertising and new media who is fascinated by the web and human psychology.
Duties include:
  • Assisting in brand research to support the pre-sale process.
  • Writing copy for branded posts.
  • Supporting the team in photo research and other post-creation duties.


  • Basic understanding of Photoshop or other image-editing software.
  • A proven ability to create engaging content on the web, that will resonate with UK audiences.
  • Passion for advertising, with the ability to write, edit, and champion ideas to a client.
  • The ability to work as part of a team under tight deadlines and adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape.

How to apply: 
First: Create a profile on BuzzFeed and publish at least one post that shows off your internet chops and writing prowess. How well do you get the BuzzFeed voice and style? Check out these posts to see what kinds of things perform the best on our 
Then, and only then, send an application through Greenhouse with a link to your profile, your resume, and a cover letter with a paragraph or two about you, why you’re interested in BuzzFeed, and why you think you’d be perfect for the position. Please include links to other projects, writing, or fun stuff you've done online in your cover letter. 

About BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of 200M.
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