Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Graphic Designer - PYC Group Ltd, Meifod, Powys

We are located in beautiful rural Mid Wales and have several rapidly growing companies, including a fast paced start up. We are looking for a Designer from graduate level up to three years’ experience, for creative input within the PYC Group on a wide range of projects.

PYC Group is involved in Passive House construction and insulation, sustainable housing and also has a recording studio and film making business producing exceptional work for a diverse range of clients.

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team and the ideal candidate will have natural creative flair, good technical ability and organisational skills and be adept across a range of creative disciplines from print, web/digital, branding and corporate identity to promotional and exhibition materials.

We can offer commercial experience in a number of exciting sectors and are looking for someone who is able to manage multiple tasks, with the confidence to deliver projects from concept through to final artwork.

Candidate Specification:
• A Degree or HND in relevant creative studies.
• A high level of creative and conceptual ability.
• Design skills across both print and digital disciplines.
• Deliver consistently high-quality visual concepts through to print ready artwork.
• Must work well under pressure, both individually or as part of a larger team.
• Adaptability to work in different business sectors – construction, media

How to ApplyTo apply for this role please email your CV and relevant portfolio, in PDF format to:charlie@pycsystems.co.uk

No freelancers or recruitment agencies please.

Designers - Modern Designers, Manchester

We are looking for a new designer with a minimum of two years commercial experience (more welcome) to join our Manchester-based team.

Must have:
• A creative approach to solving design challenges
• Strong typography and layout skills
• High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills

Must be:
• Highly organised
• Motivated

How to Apply Email CV and PDF portfolio to info@moderndesigners.co.uk

Design Intern - One Big Company, Clerkenwell

One Big Company is a small, full-service design agency who deal in big ideas.

We’re offering a paid internship (£110pw) for up to three months to a talented graphic designer who’ll bring bags of enthusiasm, common sense and a good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

A decent sense of humour is a must along with a willingness to drink beer from 4pm on a Friday - don’t worry, we’re buying!

If you think you fit the bill send a PDF of samples of your work and an email telling us what your super power would be and why to: jobs@onebigemail.com

Closing date for applications Tuesday 30th September with the internship beginning on or around Monday 13th October

See what we do here - www.onebigwebsite.com

Professor Puzzle Ltd - Graphic Design Intern, London


Intern required for our rapidly growing creative team in Shepperton, SW London.

To support work on designs for all of the major high street stores in UK, US and Europe as well as our own brands.
Professor Puzzle is the world’s leading supplier of puzzles and brainteasers. We sell games and puzzles to every major store in the UK. The successful candidate will be expected to help with all aspects of our creative and design side.
Responsibilities:
• Create stunning visual designs, primarily packaging.
• Involvement in all aspects of the product design process.
• Liaise with external contacts to organise the production of designed material.
• Aiding in the production of packing mockups.
• Making artwork alterations in preparation for print.
Skills and qualifications required:
• 2013/2014 graduate with a relevant degree based in Graphic Design.
• Proficient knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
• Strong skills in the practices of typography, colour, and layout.
• Understanding time management and consideration of budgets.
• Meticulous attention to detail, can work to deadlines and be extremely well organized.
• Good communication and ability to interpret briefs quickly.
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as drive individual projects.
• The ideal candidate will be looking to gain experience in design focused gifting products.
3 Month Contract
£250 per week
Please email your CV and cover letter along with some examples of relevant work to Elliot Humphries - elliot@professorpuzzle.com - with ‘Internship 2014’ as the subject.

Junior Designer & Online Marketing Assistant - Inception Group

Inception Group In-House Junior Designer & Online Marketing Assistant www.inception-group.com
The candidate will need to be bright, imaginative, and a capable designer with strong communication skills. Supervised by the Design Manager on all projects over all venues they will produce graphics for both web and print. Projects will include promotional flyers, event invitations, website content, social media graphics, menus, stationery and any other necessary branding for all venues.

Supervised by the Group Creative Brand Manager on all aspects of online marketing: mailouts, various forms of social media, social listening, 3rd party review site management, content generation.

With the fast growing nature of the company, this position has great room for growth, with the option to specialise further in design or online marketing.

Status: Full Time | Pay: £20k to 28k depending on experience | Location: London 

Find out more here

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Graduate success


Recent graduates with employment news have been intouch

Christy Guan has recently become a Junior Graphic Designer at Washington Green Fine Art

Sarah Collins is now a Graphic Designer at Devmac.

Harriet Leith is undertaking a graphic design internship in the Marketing & Communications Department of The University of Wolverhampton

Good luck in your new roles

Monday, 15 September 2014

Graduation September 2014

Graduation this year has been a memorable event, students, their families and friends gathered at the Grand Theatre for presentations and celebrations. 

For the first time the Student Union speech was given by a Visual Communication graduate, Hannah Cooper who is an SU Vice president this year. 

Congratulations to all who graduated.

Many thanks to Katie Fletcher, Laura Rose Ford, Adam Pearson and Dr Louise Fenton for sharing their photographs






Monday, 8 September 2014

Visual Communication Awards 2014

Congratulations to this years Visual Communication award winners. Prizes will be presented during the graduation ceremony at The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton On Wednesday 10 September.

Paul Herron 
The Canon Illustration Prize Awarded for the most innovative student work in Illustration

Jia Qi (Christy) Guan 
The Cumberland Pencil Company Award for Visualising

Craig Hancock 
West Midlands Fire Service Prize Awarded for Best Live Projects with Social Impact

Harriet Leith 
The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications

Abigail Irwin 
The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects

Kyle Visser 
The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Design for Screen

Sian Pryce 
The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Branding

Aleksandrs Golubovs 
The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Typography

Adam Pearson 
The Express & Star Award Awarded for Best Digital Editorial Design in Graphic Communication

Sarah Collins 
The Visual Communications Department Prize Award for Excellence in Visual Communications

Aleksandrs Golubovs 
Daler-Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication An annual prize awarded by Daler Rowney Ltd

Congratulations to all Visual Communication graduates 2014


This year the Faculty of Arts Graduation ceremonies will be taking place at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton on Wednesday 10th September. 

Congratulations to all Visual Communications graduates taking part.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Visual Communication Success in Student Union Elections

Congratulations to Hannah Cooper, Visual Communication graduate from 2014 as she takes up her new role within the Student Union as Academic Vice President - best wishes for your year in office Hannah.

Members of the Students’ Union team: Gemma Carroll (Welfare VP), Hannah Cooper (Academic VP) and Kulmiye Tifow (Student Experience VP).