Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Just have to share - @BrumNumbers

If you have interest in type in the environment then visit the wonderful @BrumNumbers tweeting to showcase some of the beautiful numbers and typefaces that are hiding all around the city of Birmingham - see if there's any you recognise!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Graduate Success - Mike O’Raw

Visual communication graduate Mike O’Raw has been in touch to share his design now featured on hitRECord on TV. 

The site is an open collaborative company owned by Joseph Gordon Levitt. Writers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, video editors — artists of all kinds of creatives are invited to contribute their work to hitRECord. Once on the site, the hitRECord community collaboratively edits, builds upon, develops and remixes each others work to create songs, animation, short films, live shows, music videos.

Joseph Gordon Levitt announced a year ago that he wanted to work on a tv show in the style of a variety show, showcasing the work of designers, illustrators, videographers and photographers.

My work has been selected for a variety style show opening to one of the episodes. My character design has also been used and actually voiced by Joseph Gordon Levitt himself. All of the visuals you see were created by myself.”

Congratulations Mike

Friday, 11 April 2014

Graduate Intern- Design Team (Marketing and Communications)

Vacancy reference number
University of Wolverhampton
Job title
Graduate Intern- Design Team (Marketing and Communications)
Closing date
Salary range
Competitive salary
Additional salary info
Equivalent to £13,203 p/a.
Job description
Ref: ELT
Applications will only be accepted from graduates who have completed their studies in this academic year and have a relevant design qualification.
The University is seeking to support a recent graduate on an internship programme designed to develop the graduate’s skills and experiences within the University’s Marketing and Communications Graphic Design Department.
Based at the City Campus (MX Building)
The University’s design team is a unique pool of talent responsible for producing creative and effective design solutions to meet the University’s marketing needs, working on projects of varying types and complexity.
The ideal candidate will have experience of using graphics packages eg. InDesign and a relevant design qualification.
We are looking for someone enthusiastic, reliable and hard-working with creative flair.
The successful candidate will gain experience in the design/artwork of a variety of company branded materials including:
· corporate brochures
· promotional flyers and posters
· exhibition stands/banners
· large format signage.
This is a great opportunity for a talented young designer to build on their creativity and grow their portfolio within a corporate environment. It will be a hands-on experience as you will be liaising closely with other marketing team members and clients to produce branded marketing materials.
The internship will allow the graduate to develop a variety of CV - enhancing skills.
We are looking for a talented individual, who is seeking valuable work experience.
The intern will be managed by Simon Hutton.
Interns will have access to University Staff Development opportunities and support from the Careers & Employment Centre. Interns will be eligible to apply for internal staff vacancies during the last two months of the internship period.
Person requirements
Applications will only be accepted from graduates who have completed their studies in this academic year and have a relevant design qualification.
This internship is open to University of Wolverhampton graduates only - Applications will only be accepted from graduates/postgraduates who have completed/finished their studies in the academic year 2013. Candidates that have completed 1 graduate internship or are currently on one at the University are not eligible to apply.
Internships are an opportunity for a recent graduate to integrate their recent University experiences with practical, supervised work experience -
· Contributes to the student’s personal and professional development
· Involves a supervision component that is mentoring and educational
· Includes career related experiences that complement what has been learned
· Will have a reflection and evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship
Company information
The role is currently being advertised from April 2014 - September 2014 with possible extension to 12 months.

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Learning Services are offering a skills workshop for L5 art and design students in preparation for their dissertation in L6. It will provide an introduction to planning, research and how to use research sources .

Wednesday 7th May MD111B in the library 2-3.30pm.
The Workshop is specifically aimed towards Art & Design students and will address the following points: 

• Why the dissertation is an important part of your course

• Preparing a plan for doing your dissertation

• Identifying appropriate sources of information for your dissertation

Your undergraduate dissertation will be the largest piece of written work on your course. This workshop will help you start your dissertation planning and research.

Just come along or reserve a place:

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Just Have to Share - Type City

Type City is a platform showcasing typography, mainly from the built environment. 
Look out for familiar type from around Birmingham and the Black Country. The site is established by Birmingham based designer Dan Cooper and aims to build up the typographic profiles of UK cities. 
If you would like to contribute any typographic images to the project you can send them to or use #typecity.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Junction Festival Wolverhampton

Call for proposals 

Junction Wolverhampton are inviting West Midlands based artists, or artists with a tie to the West Midlands to send in proposals for 2D artwork to be entered into the ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’ in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014 and an associated exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 24th May to 21st June: 

Festival Exhibition: on the 12th and 13th July in various Chapel Ash venues. Proposal are required for entry as detailed below. Maximum A2 sized artwork, including frame. Artwork selected for the Festival Exhibition will also get the opportunity to be exhibited at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the Junction Festival programme from 24th May to 21st June 2014, subject to selection by committee. Deadline for submitting proposals is 25th April 2014. 

Pop-Up post card exhibition: no need for a proposal – all submissions will be accepted and displayed. Please send your post-card sized artwork by Monday 7th July to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU clearly marked ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’. Post-cards will be on display at The Combermere Pub, Chapel Ash and auctioned during the festival. All proceeds will go towards the festival. 

The theme
All artwork needs to be themed around one or all of the following to enter the exhibitions: Music, Art, Beer, and proposals need to include: 

Name, address and contact details (such as a mobile number and website).

Proposals for artwork: include size, media, hanging requirements etc. 
Artist’s statement: max 150 words describing you and your artwork. 

Photograph of your work: please include a photo of the piece if already created or include 2 photos of previous work if you are in the process of creating the piece. 

Multiple proposals: if you are proposing more than one artwork, then a separate proposal will need to be submitted for each one. 

Proposals are to be sent to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU clearly marked ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’ and received by Friday 25th April 2014. Please include a non-returnable fee of £5 per proposal submitted by cheque made payable to ‘Junction Wolverhampton’. Should you wish to pay by electronic banking please make your request by email to If selected for exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery there will be a one-off £10 hanging fee per piece. You will be notified if selected in due course after the submission deadline.

Please be aware that if you require insurance on work submitted then you need to ensure you have put this in place prior to hanging work as part of the Junction Festival. The Junction Wolverhampton committee reserve the right not to hang work which is deemed unsuitable for either exhibition. Further details can be found on the Junction Wolverhampton website: or you can email the group at

Monday, 7 April 2014

Graduate Junior Graphic Designer - Academia, Enfield

Graduate /Junior Graphic Designer wanted by Academia in Enfield
This position would suite someone fresh out of college or university who has at least a basic knowledge of HTML/CSS and is confident with using InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop/Dreamweaver.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and organised and want to work with a fast-paced, friendly marketing team, reporting to the senior graphic designer, all the while creating print and web based campaigns for the likes of Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Toshiba to name a few!

If you wish to apply, send in your CV and examples of your work / link to your online portfolio to: and quote ref: ACA181 in the email subject line.

Further information about the role can be found here:

(Ignore the deadline date)

Further information about Academia can be found here:

Graduate Success - Melissa Hipkin

2013 Visual Communication graduate Melissa Hipkin has been in touch to share her design and employment success since completing her degree.

Melissa is now working as a designer in the Poundland, design studio.

"I have enjoyed my time and I'm still developing as a designer. I learnt such a lot at the University of Wolverhampton and I couldn't wish for a better job, I really love working as a designer for Poundland!

I have been designing Web assets and Newsletters. I'm also enjoying designing point of sale, packaging and product design.

My work for St Patricks Day and product designs for Mother's Day are currently in store. I'm very excited that my characters for Halloween are going to be used for products later this year."
Congratulations Melissa

To learn more about other Visual Communication student success with Poundland click here

Friday, 4 April 2014

Creative Graphic Designer - Lewmar, Havant, Hampshire

Creative Graphic/Web Designer wanted in Havant, Hampshire

Lewmar is an established and respected marine supplier. Based in Havant over 2 manufacturing & engineering sites we supply the marine industry globally from sailing yachts to motor yachts and super yachts.
We are looking for a highly creative Graphic/Web designer to join our in-house design and marketing team.
Duties will include:
  • Creating and formatting a broad range of documents both electronic and printed
  • Taking a project from brief stage to completion
  • Working on a wide range of  marketing material from advert creation, brochure, technical manuals, presentations, websites, electronic media, video editing, creating rendering, POS material, exhibition,  etc
  • Creation of press releases and copywriting as well as engagement in social media.
  • Provide all-round marketing support
The candidate must benefit from the following:
  • Degree qualified in Graphic/ Web design or Media
  • Highly creative individual
  • Ability to use the latest versions of software for the creation of graphics, presentations, websites, new media, image manipulation, video editing and the MS Office suite
  • Ability to write copy
  • An interest in the Marine Industry would be an advantage
Essential Software Skills:
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Powerpoint / Keynote
  • Adobe Premier / Apple i-movie or final cut pro
  • Keyshot
  • Basic knowledge of Solidworks would be an advantage
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML/CSS knowledge
Interested? Email Anne Sydenham –

Junior Creative - ITV, London

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ITV Creative are looking for the best creative minds in broadcast.
We want people who don’t just think promo, but think idea.
We want people who don’t just watch TV, but love it.

The role of Junior Creative is to create campaigns and presentation items across a variety of media. This can involve some or all of the following on any given project: idea generation; copywriting; art direction; directing and editing.

You will work closely with the Creative Director and creative department to help implement the ITV promotional strategy, devising 360 campaigns that are original, on brand and in budget, whilst working with our award winning, in-house team of creatives, producers, designers and marketing.

You would be imaginative, innovative and a desire to learn all aspects of broadcast adverting.

You will have an innate ability to be able to prioritise workloads effectively, accept constructive feedback at all levels and will be able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships throughout all of ITV.

If you feel like you fit the bill we would love to hear from you.

These are exciting times at ITV Creative and we want the best in the industry to be part of its new chapters.

Closing date – 14th April 2014
To apply click here