Thursday, 31 May 2012

Designer and Artworker Caudwell Children, Stoke-on-Trent

Junior Artworker & Middleweight Designer
Are you a top notch designer?
Do fonts make you happy?
Want to make a difference to disabled children’s lives?
If yes, we are looking for talented people like you, so come join us.

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK.
We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need.
The charity is growing rapidly and we are now looking to expand the team, therefore we need to recruit the following:

Junior Artworker – 1yr + industry experience
Middleweight Designer – 3yrs+ experience

• High level of creative
• Great typography skills
• Print experience
• Confident in all Design software
• Interest in photography
• Ambitious
• Good organisation skills
• Like a laugh

Interested in either position? Please email your CV and PDF sample of your work with covering letter, stating which position you are interested in to:
Louisa Addison, Design Manager

Mary-Lou Owen - Graduate Success

After graduating at The University of Wolverhampton with a BA (hons) in Design for Multimedia I moved to Lowestoft where I became a volunteer at ‘The Crossing LEAP Centre’. The Centre helps people to create CVs, job search and it also provides teaching in basic IT (I walked in by mistake looking for the volunteer centre, and became a volunteer there myself and have been happily helping out for the past two years). I also undertake freelance graphic work whilst volunteering. This includes being asked to create an interactive CD for the The Crossing LEAP Centre. The CD is used as a digital handbook that is given to each client to explain the services that the centre has to offer. The disk also provides useful web sites/links and details of the courses available.

Since graduating I've had some wonderful comments about my skills and my work, some of which I would like to share to with readers of this blog

“Mary-Louise offers some very attractive skills which I’m sure will be of significant benefit to future customers/employers which I would be very happy to endorse in this testimonial .”
“Her skills around I.T. publishing and animated filming software were absolutely incredible.”

Monday, 28 May 2012

Placement - Morse Studio, London

We are looking for portfolio submissions from graduates interested in our three month internship starting on Monday 11th June.

Please send your cv and pdf portfolio (max 5mb) to
Due to resources, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Final submission date
30th May 2012

Free Vintage Printable

Vintage Printable is a fascinating but rather difficult to browse, archive of vintage imagery. Files vary in resolution and there are some vague usage restrictions "image in the public domain believed to be free to use without restriction in the US." So don't think of using them for a major corporate project but you could certainly visuals or other fun personal projects.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Freelance Typographer / Designer, TDSFF—Holborn, London

Freelance Typographer / Designer

We need a talented freelance designer that is a rockstar at typography. You would be working on the One sheet layout, main title treatments, opening credits, in film credits and closing credits design work for films.

This is detail oriented work that requires strong layout and typographic skills. Generating custom typography as well as editing existing typefaces.

The ideal candidate will have:

Strong conceptual thinking
A keen eye for typography and layout
Ability to work from a creative brief
A love for the medium of film
Impressive finished artwork skills

Please contact Chris at

Freelance illustrators, Money Clothing, London

Freelance illustrators

We are looking for new illustrators and graphic artists to work alongside for our up and coming collections. We are a young vibrant urban UK based menswear label operating out of London. If you feel like you have something exceptional to offer then please get in touch. Fees are generous and project based.


Graphic Design Internship Undercurrent, London

Graphic Design Intern
We’re looking for exceptionally talented, creative individuals, to join the Undercurrent team for an internship this summer.

The work we aim to deliver is bold and ambitious. So you’ll get the opportunity to experiment and contribute to design solutions for a range of our clients. We’re looking for interns who are creative, curious about the world, passionate about design, energetic and enthusiastic. You will have a willingness to learn and the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.

Intern programmes at Undercurrent last for between two weeks and one month and include travel expenses plus the occasional perk. Applicants must be recent graduates or final year degree students.

If this sounds like you, please send us a PDF of some of your best work as well as an example of a brand you admire and why to

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Junior Graphic Designer - Leeds, Manifest Communications Limited

Junior Designer
We’re Hiring. Come join us.

Manifest Communications is an award winning Creative, PR & Social Media agency with offices in Leeds and London and we’re looking for a Junior designer to join our thriving Leeds team.

Ideally, you’ll have a minimum of 1 years industry experience. You’ll have drive and a good understanding of design so you can take existing creative campaigns and translate them across – POS, brochures, leaflets, press ads and more.

A major part of the role will see you delivering production perfect, proof read files to publications, printers and other suppliers. The desire and ability to contribute creatively, would be an advantage but not an immediate requirement.

Technically accomplished across AI, ID, PS and the like, your key attributes being – attention to detail, professional pride and the ability to work without distraction in a fast paced lively studio atmosphere.

With a salary to reflect your experience and skill level, you’ll be in a key position to service both recently won and long-standing accounts at the sharp end of production.

Interested? Send a CV with covering letter to Shaun Beaumont, Manifest Communications Ltd, Canalside Buildings, Roundhouse Business Park, Graingers Way, Leeds LS12 1AH or

Designer Creative Action Digital—Brixton, London

Creative Action Digital Ltd. is a member of the Creative Action group of companies with offices in London, Singapore and Tokyo. CA Digital collaborates with its sister companies and a number of trusted partners to provide wide ranging services centered on the provision of digital media, videos and web-based corporate communications solutions to multinational clients in Japan, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

We are currently looking for a Designer to join our team. The successful candidate will work well within a team creating intelligent and eye-catching digital design solutions, combining flair with new and innovative ideas.

The ideal candidate will rise to any kind of creative challenge, from brand positioning, internal employee engagement, identity creation, marketing and communications campaigns, video design and digital communications. You must be up for challenges and able to work to tight deadlines, while still creating high-end creative work. You will need to demonstrate a keen interest in design and digital trends and bring enthusiasm to your work and work across different mediums including designing for video.

Some responsibilities will include:
• Determining the navigation structure of the application or web site based on understanding of the mission and vision for the product, ensuring that the needs of the primary audience are met.
• Defining how users will interact with the system and find information by defining organization, labeling, navigation and searching systems.
• Working collaboratively with others to conduct objective tests designed to improve aspects of system usability and discoverability
• Defining the look and feel incorporating all external visual constraints including branding and corporate identity constraints.

Please apply by e-mail with CV and portfolio to
When applying please let us know where you saw the job advertised.
Applications without a portfolio will not be looked at.

Design Internship - Whippet, South West London

Design Internship
We’re looking for exceptionally talented, creative individuals, to join the Undercurrent team for an internship this summer.

The work we aim to deliver is bold and ambitious. So you’ll get the opportunity to experiment and contribute to design solutions for a range of our clients. We’re looking for interns who are creative, curious about the world, passionate about design, energetic and enthusiastic. You will have a willingness to learn and the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.

Intern programmes at Undercurrent last for between two weeks and one month and include travel expenses plus the occasional perk. Applicants must be recent graduates or final year degree students.

If this sounds like you, please send us a PDF of some of your best work as well as an example of a brand you admire and why,

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Job opportunities and commissions e-Bulletin

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New exhibition opportunity for West MIdlands art and design graduates

New exhibition opportunity for art graduates: New Art West Midlands

A new showcase exhibition of selected artists from this year's BA and MA art graduates in the West Midlands and those from 2011 and 2010, will take place in Spring 2013 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in partnership with the Barber Institute and Grand Union. Students from 
University of Wolverhampton, Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University,  and University of Worcester are eligible to apply. Application forms will be available soon. To receive application details, email

Deadline: 14 September 2012.

Free font Trocchi

Designed by Vernon Adams ‘Trocchi’ takes its inspiration from a number of old faces from the English typecutter Vincent Figgins (1766-1844) including Nebiolo’s ‘Egiziano’, Caslon & Co’s ‘Antique No.4′ and ‘Ionic No.2′. Trocchi comes from these earlier designs and produces a more casual slab serif. It is designed for use both as text and display type. The font is named after the Scottish novelist Alexander Trocchi.

Download Trocchi in regular and bold from here

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Congratulations to third year finalists Daniel Dean and Jordan Jones who have completed a comprehensive educational multimedia project in partnership with the West Midlands Fire Service. This is our second year working with the WMFS team, and there are more projects planned for next year. This module deals with procedures relating to Acetylene Hazardous Material (Hazmat) training for Fire Officers, and the students have storyboarded, filmed, designed and programmed a fully functioning prototype that will be in use later this year.

"It has been a great experience working on an assignment that has an impact on a respected and important industry." says Dan

Our thanks once again to Jim Marriott and his team for allowing the students such freedom with this project.

Pictured left to right: Mike Dibernando, Jordan Jones, Daniel Dean and Jim Marriott.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

David Watson - graduate success

Graphics graduate David Watson has been in touch to share a link to his new site

Bosh specialise in branding and illustration with clients coming from areas including education and music.

Happy Birthday Pentagram


To celebrate their 40th Birthday Pentagram have created a lovely stop motion film that tells the story of their life so far.

Written by Naresh Ramchandani and Tom Edmonds
Directed by Christian Carlsson
Additional animation by Simone Nunziato
Sound design by Iain Grant and Wam London
Music by Graeme Miller
Titles by John Rushworth


Graphic Communication alumni, Mark Williamson has successfully completed the gruelling Fred Whitton Challenge raising funds in the process for the charity Castel Froma.

This fantastic shot illustrates just how tough this ride was - being taken after 98 miles of cycling and still facing a gradient of 33%!!

Mark is now Designer and Director at Jellyhaus in Warwickshire.
Link here to our previous posting:

Monday, 21 May 2012

Pre:VIEW private view invitation

Staff and students of the School of Art and Design would like to invite you to this years final show Pre:VIEW on Friday June 1. To download your e-ticket click here.
Please RSVP by email if you are planning to attend
Each ticket admits 4

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Freebox success

Try Freebox now in the Student Union

Readers of this blog may recall earlier posts about Freebox, an initiative by MA Visual Communication student Dorothee Schmidt.

"The freebox is a concept designed to change our behaviour and attitude towards commodities and the throw-away-society. By breathing new life into an item simply by changing the owner encourages a sense of connection, plus it stimulates and enhances the value of items. The challenge is to promote recycling, reusing and repurposing instead of always buying new." says Dorothee.

After a very successful trial period in the School of Art and Design foyer, the new home of Freebox in the University is the Student Union reception - main site Wolverhampton. Why not take a look at Freebox and if you have something you no longer need but others might, then bring it - or if you see something you like in Freebox, then take it.

To find out more visit 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Student success at Design Museum symposium

Final year students Alex Steer, Christian Leoci, Raymond Chan, Caroline Gibson, Ben Pritchard, and Bradley Ankers have all recently attended a one day finalists symposium at the Design Museum London. Utilising creative play, design thinking, and experimentation to problem solve, the group were invited to work on exercises that question the unquestioned, whilst proposing innovative and critical redesigns suited for the everyday.

Photographs by Alex Steer picture the group enjoying working with a great variety of materials and methods. 

This exciting day long symposium is the culmination of months of hard work within Final Project module 6VC003.

For more background on this initiative visit:

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Visit to IN.D Dusseldorf

On his trip to Germany, Lester Meachem, Divisional Leader Visual Communications and master course leader for Digital and Visual Communications, visited IN.D Dusseldorf. 
Lester received a wonderful welcome and talked to staff and students about studying for a masters degree at the university of Wolverhampton. More information about his visit can be found at:

Visit to Berlin.D Institute of Design

The seats were fully occupied, when Lester Meachem course leader MA Digital and Visual Communication gave a lecture on the master study at Berlin.D Institute of Design. Lester received a very warm welcome and gave an informative talk that was well received. 

It is hoped that in the future the relationship between the 2 art colleges will flourish and that the University of Wolverhampton School of Art and Design will be welcoming masters students from Berlin.D Institute of Design.
More information about this visit can be found at:

CADRE Lecture Series - Free Public Lecture by Dr David Ryan

Free Public Lecture by Dr David Ryan (Reader in Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University) 22nd May 2012, 6.00pm, MK045

Painting and its Others...
David Ryan will consider issues around contemporary painting, in particular those practices exploring abstraction, in relation to other media. He will draw on the work of various artists including Katharina Grosse, Jessica Stockholder, R.H. Quaytman and others, as well as touching on his own work as a painter and video filmmaker. 

David Ryan is a visual artist, musician and writer based in London, who is actively involved in painting, contemporary music and video. He is currently Reader in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and received his PhD by publication based on his extensive writing on art and music. He has written regularly for Art Monthly, Contemporary, and Art Papers USA. His publications include Hybrids, Tate publishing; Talking Painting, Routledge (interviews include Mary Heilmann, David Reed, Bernard Frize and Jessica Stockholder), and La peinture est Presque abstraite, Analogues Press, Arles, France. Exhibitions include the Whitechapel Open, British Abstract Painting, Flowers (London and Los Angeles); Flux, London Bridge, Viewfinder, Seoul, Korea, and Crossing Abstraction at the Kunstraum Bethianen, Berlin. Screenings of video works Knots and Fields (with Andrew Chesher 2010) and Via di San Teodoro (2010-11) have taking place in Stockholm, Rome, Berlin Seoul and New York.

image: installation at 'Flux' London 2005, digital video.

Prospectives 12 – The International Festival of Digital Art

Call for Proposals for 'Prospectives '12 International Festival of Digital Art
October 10-12

Joseph DeLappe, Professor/Director Prospectives '12 is sending out a call to postgraduate and PHD students who might be interested in participating in Prospectives '12. 

The festival is held at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA it is an extraordinary event focused entirely on showcasing the work of graduate and Phd level interdisciplinary media practice.

There are a limited number of travel grants available awarded at the discretion of the jurors.

This will be the Third festival of its kind ( see more about the 09 event at

If you meet the criteria for submitting work for this opportunity please do!

For more information and to apply visit

Deadline for submissions is 15th June

Monday, 14 May 2012

Visit to Kunstschule Wandsbek

Lester Meachem, course leader MA Digital and Visual Communication has just returned from a successful visit to Kunstschule Wandsbek, Germany, where he received a warm and enthusiastic welcome. 

A number of Wandsbek students are currently making great progress and enjoying MA study within the Visual Communication division of the University of Wolverhampton. Regular readers of this blog may remember previous posts about former Wandsbek students Dorothee Schmidt and Lena Matthies - to see these posts visit: 

During Lester's visit he met many Wandsbek students and was delighted to be introduced by Head of school, Markus Böhler. During presentations Lester and Marcus were able to confirm the inestimable value of undertaking masters study abroad, a point which is confirmed by contact with numerous Wandsbek students now enjoying postgraduate study a the University of Wolverhampton.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Graduate Success - Kamaldeep Chana

Graphics graduate Kamaldeep Chana has been in touch to tell us about his new job. Kamaldeep will be working for Natural Selection Foods producers of packets of dried fruit, nuts and berries. 

"Their products are for sale in stores including Asda and Sainsburys. Natural Food Selection has been running for a few years and has expanded every year. Instead of outsourcing their design and artwork they wanted to employ an in-house designer and this is how I came to the company. I am the only designer at the moment but I have big ambitions and would love to build a design studio.

I will be mainly designing packaging, but I'm currently working on the company show stands for upcoming food festivals. I just finished designing competition stickers with Universal Studios to be connected with the film 'The Lorax'. These stickers will go on Natural Selection products." says Kamaldeep

To find out more about Natural Selection Foods visit:

Junior Artworker - Door 22 Creative, Brighton & Hove

Junior Artworker
We have an exciting opportunity for a junior trainee detail-orientated artworker to become part of the team and work in our studio. We are on the look out for a keen, enthusiastic and conscientious new recruit. Someone who is wanting to get their foot on the ladder and become an excellent artworker.

The full job spec and how to apply here on our website:

Graphic Designer Internship - London

Graphic Designer Internship
Karmarama is on the lookout for a young and interesting creative designer. This is a great opportunity to work in a fun, happy, hard working studio. Karmarama are looking for someone who is keen, eager, a natural in the studio environment with a good understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Any experience in moving image would be a bonus but by no means essential.

The length of the internship is initially for six weeks with a good amount of flexibility to be extended. £150 a week will be offered toward expenses initially.

To apply, please send a small PDF or a web address of your recent work to

Junior Designer- Mr & Mrs Smith, London

Junior Designer
LONDON: Junior Designer (initial six-month contract)
Salary £18k

Mr & Mrs Smith is looking for a confident recent graduate or junior designer with up to one year’s experience, with a degree in graphic design (or equivalent) for an entry-level in-house position in our Chiswick office.

Working under and mentored by the Head of Design, the successful applicant will provide print and web support to Mr & Mrs Smith’s design and production team, and have ample opportunity to develop their career as a professional designer.

Duties include

• Following the art direction of our e-communications and producing web-ready assets for use in our in-house CMS
• Selecting and editing pictures for our hotel collections, online and in our e-comms
• Assisting the design and production team with an on-going and varied calendar of web and print projects

You’ll need

• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (from CS4 upwards): Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
• Experience of Flash CS4 (beneficial, but there may be opportunities to learn)
• Knowledge of HTML and CSS (handy, but not essential)

To apply, please email a covering letter, CV and PDF portfolio of your work (no bigger than 5MB) to Gareth Thomas, before 25 May.

Graphic Design Intern - Manchester

Graphic Design Intern
Hello… we’re Eskimo Creative and we’re on the hunt for our next design intern.

If you’re a design graduate who’s keen, inquisitive, open, bright minded, appreciative, and not afraid to explore new avenues of working, thinking and creating. Have a passion for design with a hunger for nurturing ideas and creativity then we’re a perfect match.

This is an opportunity to learn, develop and nurture your skills through collaborative working and exposure to a broad range of projects. It’s all about being positive, analytical and a real stickler for the details, shining optimism, spirit and a willingness to question and debate.

If you’re in tune with our work ethic or think you could be, please contact us we’d love to meet you.

Email us…

Subject line: Design Internship 2012
Send: us:
1. Covering email – why you + why us??
2. CV?
3. Design portfolio & web links

Timing: 3 months – full time?
Location: Manchester City Centre?
Salary: This is a paid internship?
Deadline: Friday 18th May
Start date: Monday 4th June

*This is a position for a graphic designer, we appreciate all forms of creativity but please only apply if you fit that description.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Valentina typeface

Valentina is a beautiful typeface designed by Pedro Arilla

"Valentina typeface is a sincere tribute to my grandmother in the form of typography and therefore bears her name. Valentina is a classic didone that follows some of the canons proposed by Bodoni in the eighteenth century but incorporates many of the characteristics of the antique Spanish punches of the time. It is a complete font of 457 glyphs, in which there are 125 alternative lower cases or the 46 ligatures."says Pedro Arilla

The font is available to download for free from with option of giving a donation

Monday, 7 May 2012

Artworker - Dinosaur, Manchester

At least 4 years working knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator is what we’re looking for here. But that’s not all. We also want someone who’s grease lightening in the retouching department and a stickler for accuracy. You know your stuff but you’re keen to learn more.

Interested? Email:

Placement - Hudsonfuggle, Bermondsey, London

Summer Placement
We are throwing open our doors this summer and offering a placement to a final year student or recent graduate for a couple of weeks in June – July.

Interested? Then email a C.V and a link to your work to by Friday 11th May.

See you in the pool!

Middle Weight Graphic Designer – For Chinese Markets

Middle Weight Graphic Designer 

Are you a fluent Chinese speaker looking for a career in the design and communications industry?

Do you want to work for a thriving agency operating worldwide?
Then speak to CWA!

Due to ever increasing activity in the Chinese market, CWA are looking to expand their team to introduce a Designer who is fluent in speaking and designing in Mandarin, who will develop creative concepts through to presenting to clients in both English and Chinese for their global client base.

CWA are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hands-on and ready and willing to ‘jump into the deep-end’. Initially we are looking for someone to join us on a six month temporary contract, but if pitches to our Chinese clients are successful then the role may become permanent.

CWA is a creative agency specialising in advertising and design for print and digital projects, live events and video production, based in Leicester. The company operates globally with clients including Volvo, Dematic and FedEx.

You will work directly alongside an established team; developing content, generating ideas for the agency’s biggest client and prospective clients.
You will need to be ambitious with the ability to think strategically, creatively and be confident to present ideas by communicating and liaising directly with clients is essential.

Applicants should be proficient in the following Software packages, In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint with Web design/3D graphics preferred but not essential and to be flexible to work in the UK and China with an open mind to re locate to Shanghai if the need arises.

Applicants must have the appropriate Visa in place to allow work within the UK.

To apply or find out more, send your CV to Zoe at with examples of /link to your work.

Internships - Fivefootsix, London

Fivefootsix is an independent design consultancy based in London. We work across a diverse range of sectors, including, retail, technology, leisure and charities, providing creative solutions across a broad range of disciplines such as brand identity and communications, print, packaging, and environmental graphics.

We are currently looking for young graphic designers to join our team for a paid internship of one month. You will be working closely with the design team on all aspects of a project from research and creation of ideas to implementation and artwork, so if you’re passionate, enthusiastic, alert and willing to pitch in you’ll fit right in.

Skills needed
– Knowledge of CS5
– Skills in typography, colour and layout
– Currently studying or have acheived a relevant degree in graphic design

How to Apply
Please send in your CV and a pdf with a few examples of your best work to sue@fivefootsix.
(Please keep files to less than 6mb.)

Unfortunately we can only respond to successful applicants.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Congratulations John, Paul and Callum

Congratulations must go to John Clementson, subject leader for illustration, and Senior Lecturers Paul Tovey and Callum Ives who have been nominated along with David Henley, Dean Kelland, Tracy McCoy, Jon Rhodes and Sharon Watts for the Student Union Teaching Awards.

Paul will be presented with the Pastoral award, while John and Callum are both recipients of the Friendly Face award.

Degree Show 2012

Each summer the School of Art and Design throws open its doors to crowds of visitors who come to see the displays of work by enthusiastic, graduation students. 

This years final show details are as follows: 

Private view (ticketed event)
Friday 1 June, 5.30-8.30pm 

Public opening 
Wednesday 6 June - Friday 8. 10.00am - 7.00pm 
Saturday 9 June 10.00am- 4.00pm

All are welcome, Please bring your friends and family

Thursday, 3 May 2012

3D printing

It will soon be possible to buy 3D printers for home use. It is said that we will be able to download and print components for home use and produce pristine 3D designs as easily as pressing 'command p'. A number of vis com students are interested in using 3D print to prototype their designs.

In March the Eureka Magazine, part of The Times newspaper carried an article about this fascinating topic. Prints were produced by Read a version of this article and watch a film of The Times 3D print at:

Design Intern - Medway Kent

Design Intern

This is an opportunity to get hands on experience in a creative agency and to be involved in large and small live projects, in a small, friendly environment.

Open Water have space for someone creative with a degree or equivalent qualification in design at our studio in Medway, Kent. We are an ideas driven agency with a strong background in branding and offer both online and offline services for local and international businesses. We are looking for someone with natural ability, who is eager to learn, willing to work hard and has all the usual software skills. You will receive feedback throughout the internship, work closely with our team and be paid for your time. The internship will last eight weeks.

You can find more details of what we’re looking for on our blog

If your interested please send your CV and examples of your best work to our Creative Director at

Junior designer - The Writer, London Bridge

Junior designer
Hello, we’re The Writer (, London Bridge’s finest and most modest language consultancy. We’re looking for someone who can paint pictures worth thousands of words, for us and our clients. That could be print and digital stuff, as well as simple things like PowerPoint and Word.

You’ll make us look good
We’ll give you the keys to our visual identity. You’ll design presentations, proposals, marketing materials, invitations… pretty much anything we produce. You’ll also help the rest of us create good-looking stuff ourselves. And hound our suppliers, like printers and illustrators, to make sure everything they do meets your exacting standards.

You’ll make our creative work look good
You’ll take and interpret briefs from clients. You’ll design up potential brand names. You’ll turn our words into guidelines, brand books, ads, training packs and the like, all in line with our clients’ brand guidelines. You’ll present your ideas to us and clients. And we’ll give you your very own design guru as a mentor.

You’ll just get on with it… brilliantly
You’ll be the sort of person who can get on with your work without constant direction. You won’t get too flustered if you have to drop everything because something unexpected’s come up. And you’ll have loads of great ideas and suggestions to improve the way we do things.

Sound like you? Send your CV, with 300 words telling us why you’re perfect for the job, to You’ve got till 14th May 2012.

Junior Web Designer - The Penguin Publishing Group

Junior Web Designer
The Penguin Publishing Group: DK & Rough Guides Web Solutions team are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, self motivated and talented Junior Web Designer to join the team.

You will be supporting the teams lead designer, responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and updating a variety of sites, as well as assisting on new projects. You’ll be able to create compelling and engaging website designs with PhotoShop, bringing them to life using CSS layouts and HTML expertise as well as devising and implementing new features and functionality; you will be part of the development and maintenance of the DK & Rough Guides brands within the context of the digital world.

You’ll need to have a degree or equivalent in new media design or similar. Demonstrable knowledge of information design, usability and accessibility is essential together with an understanding of emerging technologies and a curiosity in the latest trends and advances in web design and development.

Results-orientated, not afraid to stretch yourself and with meticulous attention to detail, you will have a keen appreciation for travel and reference publishing and understand the attractions of our websites for providing content and inspiration.

Applicants should to be able to hand code HTML without the use of WYSIWYG editors. Demonstrate proficient PhotoShop skills and a competent knowledge of Javascript (jQuery). Competent skills with Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and experience with WordPress would be desirable. You will need to provide 3 URLs showcasing your CSS HTML skills and design flair.

Please note we are looking for people who can start immediately.

To apply, fill out the online application form here:

Placement - Creative Interpartners, South Kensington

Graphic Design placement
Creative Interpartners is a graphic design agency in South Kensington, London.
We are currently looking for an intern to do a work experience placement for 2-4 weeks. This would be a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a busy and exciting studio doing variety of different live projects including web based design and print media.

Please submit your CV and portfolio to

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Free font Cassannet

Cassannet is a sans serif font designed by Atipo to pay homage to the style of lettering on Cassandre posters. The letterforms have been updated and enriched to include many different stylistic alternatives as well as ligatures. This font is available to download free with a 'pay what you want' option. For more information visit:

Watch the wonderful promotional film for this font at :

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Logo competition - International Center for Women Artists

Create the official logo for the International Center for Women Artists – ICWA, a new UNESCO Category II museum and arts education center in Amman, Jordan, celebrating the genius of international women artists.

At UNESCO’s 36th General Conference (November 2011), history was made. For the first time ever, the 194 Member States of UNESCO came together to approve the creation of a new project, the International Center for Women Artists – ICWA. The decision makes it the first museum and arts education project that has formally been approved by all of the Member States of the United Nations from its conception. 

The Center will be located in Amman, Jordan, but will be the home for the work of contemporary women artists from around the world. ICWA will have both a permanent collection of art, as well as temporary exhibits. It will also have a travelling exhibit that will bring ICWA’s work to those who cannot travel to Amman.

The Center will also have artists in residence, and will have space for live performances, film and lectures. Working with major technology partners, ICWA will also be present online, bringing its collections and art to people around the world via internet. 

The main idea of the Center is to create a place at the crossroads of civilizations – in Jordan – where free expression, education, culture and art are welcome and encouraged. The idea of peace through art has been at the heart of the ICWA project from the start.

The deadline has been extended to the 15th May, but entries are to be submitted digitally.

Images must be jpeg only, resolution 72 DPI, with maximum picture dimensions of 550 x 550 pixels and a file size no greater than 1 MB (uncompressed). You can upload up to six images per entry. *Please note that winners will be asked to submit a final vector file of 300DPI once the announcements are made. Your entry must include a project description in English or French with a maximum of 400 words. Jurors will be reviewing many entries so remember to keep your description as concise and as readable as possible.

No mail entries will be accepted. Please do not create multiple entries for multiple variations of one concept. Please limit your entries to three per individual. Entry is free! 
Entries may be sent to the following email address where you can upload your image. No video or sound files will be permitted.

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Taiwan International Design Competition

The theme for this years Taiwan International Design Competition is Maximinimization

The Competition is entering its ninth consecutive year and has already cultivated an extensive international reputation.

In addition to encouraging more imaginative and innovative creations, it also hopes to use current trends to inspire designers to engage in more profound philosophical and humanistic reflection. This will allow designers to not just be confined to an 'object' itself, but to incorporate a return to life's subtleties within their design concepts.

"Design is a kind of magic from the heart of the designers. Observing the subtle psyche of consumers, and giving expression to their needs" 

This is just like people from the Orient who use the smallest seal to make their greatest commitment with their heart. Likewise, simple and easy steps are employed to complete a complex and difficult operation, employing minimum resources to create maximum effect. 

The competition is open to:
Designers; teachers or students of design related departments or schools; people interested in design. (With no restrictions on nationality and age). Participants can join the competition as individuals or in teams. There is no limit on the number of entries.

Entry Categories
Product Design, Packaging Design, Visual Communication Design, Digital Multimedia Design.

Entry is free 
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Registration deadline is 15 June with submissions needing to be with the organisers by 27 June.