Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Graduate success Dmitry Osipchuck

“Since finishing my graphics degree at the University of Wolverhampton, I have been very fortunate to find myself in the employment of Bluflame design. 
Working for Bluflame I have had the opportunity to learn how to work in a professional environment, artwork a variety of designs & products ranging from stationary to 100+ product catalogues. As well as design the company has helped me invest and develop my photography skills expanding my knowledge and equipment base. Although our clients are mainly trade and commercial business such as Ancol, Blackheath Products and Lichfield Council I enjoy the wide variety of work and the friendly working environment." says Dmitry

Dmitry has kindly shared a number of the designs he has produced for Bluflame clients, including his latest leaflet for Lichfield Cathedral

Monday, 25 June 2012

Graduate Success - Daniel Dean

Congratulations Daniel.
Graphics graduate Daniel Dean is excited to have just secured a job as Multimedia Designer with Jones & Palmer.
Daniel is very kindly sharing designs he has produced during his interview with Jones and Palmer.

Design Intern, Flipside—Cranleigh, Surrey

Design Intern
Flipside are looking for a talented and enthusiastic intern to join their team in the design studio for a minimum 3-month paid placement.

This role would ideally suit a student or recent design graduate who wants to gain invaluable experience in a fast-paced studio working on a wide variety of projects. The successful candidate will have a great print and digital portfolio, a can-do attitude, and will be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite.

If this sounds like you then please drop me an email with your CV and PDF folio (under 5MB) or portfolio link, Subject: DESIGN INTERN. Due to resources only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Designer - Studio Juice, London

We are a small, ambitious creative agency with design at the heart of everything that we do. Based in central London, we work with a wide range of exciting brands, organisations and individuals.

Despite being humble and modest about your skills, you are a talented Designer that has a proven track record and passion for design. Your design work is clean, focused, and inspiring to others.

Job specification and application form here -

Graduate Success - Rebecca Hards

This is the time of year when news of employment and post graduate studies, starts to come through from visual communication graduates.
The first person to get in touch has been Rebecca Hards, who is delighted to be so quickly working in the creative industries for Clicking Mad in Bridgnorth.

Congratulations Rebecca

Friday, 22 June 2012

Promoting writing by Melissa Hipkin

Open publication - Free publishing - More education
Melissa's visual Identity uses hand lettering and photography brought together within a photobooth that is free for the public to use and enjoy.

Promoting writing by Ben Young

Open publication - Free publishing - More graphics
Ben uses expressive hand lettering to promote writing, creating posters and books as part of his solution to this visual identity project.

Promoting writing by Philip Wynne

Open publication - Free publishing - More education
Philip Wynnes innovative project promoting writing, making use of actual and digital 'post it' notes.

The beauty of language by Simon Kay

Open publication - Free publishing - More graphics
During semester 2 second year students have been working on a number of visual identity projects to promote the beauty of language and writing. The projects have been kindly sponsored by Sheaffer and Wolverhampton Express and Star. The next few posts showcase a selection of this work, ranging from poster design,  the creation of apps and websites to the design of photobooths and books.

Library of Lost Books - latest membership cards

Some new images from the Library of Lost Books initiative have come through, in the form of the latest membership card designs by Graphics student Loren Russel-Ahern. Lorens designs highlight the different classifications of membership and feature portraits of the varied librarians and notable characters who have have inspired the 4 types of membership.

To find out more about staff and student work with the Library of Lost books see:

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Junior digital designer, BBH Zag, London, Soho

Junior Digital Designer
BBH Zag is the brand ventures arm of international advertising agency BBH Zag was setup by BBH to do three things. To invent new brands and bring them to life. To help others add value to their own brands. To actively invest in brands that we believe in.You have an entrepreneurial attitude and are interested in working in a fast paced creative environment. We work with ambitious businesses; from experimental tech startups to established global brands entering new markets.

All our designers think, make and do. From creating brand identities to solving UX problems.

We’re looking for
- A brilliant problem solver
- A portfolio with the perfect balance of creativity and craft, a great eye for typography, colour and layout
- Someone who understands the value of brand in the digital space
- Human centered design approach

Please apply with your latest CV and work examples to

Graduates required, The One Off—Derbyshire/London

Do you graduate Summer 2012? We are looking for talented graduates to work in photography, graphics, product, interior architecture and account management. Join our team and enjoy!

Please email with your cv and examples of work

Funded PhD Studentships

The University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for Art and Design Research and Experimentation (CADRE) is offering two full time PhD studentships. Bursaries are for three years at £13,500 per year with full tuition fee remittance. Bursary students will be expected to be working ‘in residence’ at the University of Wolverhampton. Fee remittance will be at the UK/EU rate, International students are welcome to apply but will need to fund the balance.

We are interested in PhD studentship proposals which are practice-led and theory-based. Potential students are encouraged to contact the following CADRE research supervisors.

Digital Technology Theory and Practice
We are interested in proposals that explore the moving image, film, video and animation, with reference to documentary, non-fiction animation, animation sound design and experimental film and video installation.
Moving Image, Film and Video Dr Adam Kossoff []
Animation Dr Denise Doyle []

Art, Critique and Social Practice
We are interested in proposals that examine the relationship between critical theory and research based models of participatory, relational and post-relational practice, and proposals on critical theory, representation, and photography
Critical Theory and Photography Prof John Roberts []
Participatory Practice Dr Rona Lee []

Material and Theoretical Practice
We are interested in proposals that investigate theoretical, practical and creative issues in applied arts, crafts and design, such as the development of new concepts, the application of new technologies, orthe impact of objects on social interaction.
Applied Arts, Crafts and Design Dr Kristina Niedderer []

Applicants should be highly motivated with a Masters Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. You can review the information about our research groups and areas of expertise amongst our research
staff prior to making your proposal. <>

Deadline for receipt of applications is 13th July 2012.
Interviews will be scheduled the week of 23rd July 2012, for admission on the 1st October 2012.

Applicants should send the following:
• A completed University of Wolverhampton studentship form
• A completed University of Wolverhampton PhD research proposal form (sections A1-B1, & B4 only need be completed. Section B1 must include: research questions, historic and contemporary research context and planned methodology.)
• An academic CV with letters of support from two academic referees
• Copies of qualifications
• Documentation of any practical work in CD, DVD or 35mm slides
• A stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of visual material.

International applicants only should also send:
• Copy of IELTS score
• Copy of visa (if available)

Applications and questions should be addressed to:
Jo Mills, Research & Postgraduate Studies Administrative Assistant
+44 (0)1902 32 2213,
School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DT

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Design Intern, Root—London

Design Intern
We are now looking for designers who wants to gain invaluable experience in a small fast moving studio. The right candidates will not only be able to work well in a team but also independently, and be an excellent communicator.

The role will include all aspects of the creative process from brainstorming ideas for projects, developing concepts as well as undertaking various studio duties. A solid understanding of Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is essential. After Effects would be a great bonus.
This role would ideally suit a student or recent design graduate.

If this sounds like you then please get in touch. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Please send a recent CV and portfolio link to:

Congratulations 2012 graduates

Congratulations must go to all Visual Communication students for putting on an impressive and highly acclaimed final show that has attracted much interest.

Graduate awards have just been announced and as with previous years, they are hotly contested. Awards will be presented in September at this years graduation ceremony. 
Congratulations everyone!

The Canon Illustration award
Blair Frame

The Express & Star Award for Digital Editorial Design in Graphic Communication
Sangita Kumari

Daler Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication
Daniel Dean

The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Visual Communications
Alex Steer

The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Editorial Graphic Communication
Hannah Foy

The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Visualising
Brad Ankers

The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects
Katie Howell

The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications
Jordan Jones

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Designer, Illamasqua, London

Illamasqua are looking for a great designer with experience, ambition and talent to start up our in-house studio.

Working closely with great creative minds and the countries leading brand builders, you will be a creative thinker with excellent design skills, as well as the commercial expertise to add value to all elements of design from packaging to online to in-store.

You will have the skills to take an idea from conception to artwork and have the personality that shines under pressure. You’ll be as comfortable talking about print finishing techniques, to email campaigns and your portfolio should demonstrate an excellent understanding of both print and digital design.

About Illamasqua
Renowned for its uncompromising dedication to creativity and self-expression, British beauty brand Illamasqua has revitalised the make-up industry, firmly establishing itself as a serious international player.

Launched in 2008 by Julian Kynaston, Illamasqua has created a super-strain of professional make-up that resonates emotionally with the consumer. With a top team, including make-up artist Alex Box and Agent Provocateur founder Joseph Corré, the independent British beauty brand has gained a global following with avant-garde imagery that transcends the expectations of the beauty industry. Illamasqua are now available in hundreds of outlets globally.

Minimum 2 years experience
Good knowledge and experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
Experience and knowledge of web and video software (After Effects, Flash, Final Cut, Dreakweaver etc), is preferable but not essential.
Rich portfolio that demonstrates creative flair.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.

Find out more, and download the full job description here:

If you’re a great communicator, passionate about design, beauty and fashion, and have a portfolio that demonstrates through-the-line creativity, then we would like to hear from you.

It’s a great opportunity to be part of and exciting and creative brand that’s taking the beauty industry by storm.

Please send a CV and examples of your best work

Junior to middleweight designer - Brighton

Junior to middleweight designer
filthymedia is a graphic design studio based in the North Laine of Brighton UK working across a broad range of design projects for diverse clients. Our work includes everything from print, branding, digital and web.

The role:
We are looking for a diverse, young and creative designer to work full-time in our small but busy studio. You will need to be confident at taking on projects yourself and happy to handle briefs from concept through to delivery. You will also be able to produce fully print ready artwork. The chosen designer will play a key role in the future development of the company.

Skills & Responsibilities:
– Excellent in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
– Good knowledge of typography, layout, colour and grid set up.
– Good idea generation and concept.
– Diverse portfolio.
– Exceptional attention to detail.
– Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
– Understanding of print management.
– Good knowledge of current trends and fashions.
– Good Time-keeping.
– Strong communication skills.
– Any experience in moving image or web design would be a bonus.

How to Apply:
This is a full time opportunity based in Brighton. Please take a good look at our site for more information on us. Please apply with a CV, covering letter and low-res portfolio PDF (under 5mb) and a web link if you have it to

Please explain how you would be suitable for the position at filthy. No agencies please.

Design Intern, Mission Media Ltd, London

Design Intern

Mission Public Relations ( are looking for a talented intern to join their small in-house graphic design department.

The successful candidate should be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, have great attention to detail and most importantly be happy working at a quick pace.

You will be working across a variety of projects – visualising ideas, creating layouts, preparing documents for current and prospective clients and updating the design dept. blog.

Please send your CV and a sample of your best work, Subject: DESIGN INTERN, to

Creative Artworker - Life Agency, Birmingham

Creative Artworker
Rapidly growing, Life Agency is seeking a skilled creative artworker to bolster the studio team.

Working across a range of large, blue chip clients mainly in the FMCG and retail sector, the ideal candidate will be able to show a book with diversity and creative craft.

The role will involve some design capability, layout work using templates and style sheets, retouching and taking projects through the whole production process ready for print.

Working across various media you may also be required to produce 3D visuals for large format POS.

Applicants will need to have strong experience of the above along with fluency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Flash would also desirable.

You will be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, will have an excellent eye for detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately.

This is an excellent chance to work within a friendly team and will give you the chance to have a real creative input in the process.

Life Agency offer a competitive salary, unrivalled benefits package and a professional yet inspirational environment to work in.
Please apply with your CV and work samples to

Designer, The Skinny—Edinburgh

The Skinny is looking for a graphic designer. We need someone who can work quickly and accurately to lay out the magazine, working to tight deadlines. We want someone with a keen eye for detail who can problem solve, and think creatively to present the content in the slickest way possible even when time is tight.

The person we are looking for must have experience in:

• Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop as well as Microsoft Office
• Working in design for the publishing industry (minimum 1 year)
• Content mangement systems
• Working to deadlines

We would be delighted if they were experienced in:

* CSS and HTML
* Web design
* Subediting

The post is part time, salary from 14K pro rata (negotiable dependent on experience). If you would like to apply, please send a CV, a cover letter and two examples of your design work to 9am on Mon 18 June.

Experienced Freelancer - Ideas Factory, Wimbledon, SW London

Experienced Freelancer
We need an experienced freelancer for a few weeks from Monday to help out on a few lovely projects.

Ideas Factory are a boutique studio based in Wimbledon, SW19 (only 20mins from Waterloo) specialising in premium property, travel and interiors brands.

If you’re interested, email with a PDF folio or link to a website and also include your day rate.

Mid Level Graphic Designer - TBA, Euston London

Mid Level Graphic Designer
We are looking for an enthusiastic graphic designer with a minimum of two years’ experience. This exciting new role will support us across the business, and we are looking for someone who is experienced working with InDesign and Photoshop, as well as Powerpoint, and with some experience of Web design and an understanding of print. Experience of working within the constraints of clients’ corporate identities would be an advantage.

Key roles and responsibilities will include:
• Design of pitch documents, working to tight deadlines
• Design of powerpoint presentations
• Design of graphic elements for pitch proposals, including event identities and visuals of identity applications
• Design of branded collateral
• Sourcing and creating appropriate imagery to illustrate documents and presentations
• Becoming a source of design knowledge and inspiration for other members of the team
• Liaising with visualisers and 3D designers
• Becoming the ‘guardian’ of the TBA brand across the company

You will need to be able to take direction from a number of sources and work quickly to tight deadlines, with some long hours.

You will also need to be a fast learner, and be able to manage your own time, with an understanding of the business enabling you to prioritise workflow.

If you have design flair, lots of enthusiasm and a great portfolio, please apply today with your CV and portfolio to

Designer - Ideas factory, London

Calling all designers
Following on from a number of new business wins, we’re in need of a number of talented designers.

We’re after designers with 2/3 years experience minimum with a background in print, eye for detail and a passion for beautifully crafted, considered design.

We’re interested in hearing from freelancers and permanent roles so feel free to drop me a line with a PDF folio or link to a website.

Web designer Birmingham

Kickass Web Designer
We’re looking for a kick-ass web designer who likes challenges.
£20-30K p/a based on experience.

Are you our silver bullet?
This is a rare opportunity to become a significant part of an exceptional business.

We have a reputation for building and maintaining great looking, well-constructed websites, applications and design work for businesses including fast-moving startups and long-established firms.

We’re only small, but work with loads of different clients, and whoever fills these shiny new boots needs to be able to design and build great looking, engaging website experiences with a very high attention to detail.

As an ideal candidate, you will have have a great portfolio of web design work. Previous commercial experience is preferred, but is not essential as long as your work is stellar and you can demonstrate nous. Our HTML/CSS is standards based, so you need to write good sensible markup, understand responsive design and modern web technologies, and have a thorough understanding of the possibilities of HTML5. You definitely work on creative things in your spare time.

On a day to day basis, you will need to plan, design and implement high quality user experiences for desktop and mobile, as well as refine or enhance existing ones.

You will need to liaise with clients to meet their design expectations and achieve their business-led goals. If you have any experience with version control, PHP or WordPress, that’s a really big bonus.

We value discussion and knowledge. We expect you will learn stuff here, and we’d like to learn stuff from you.

If you have any other talents, let us know.

You would be working in our beautiful, light and spacious Grade II listed studio on St Paul’s square in Birmingham’s vibrant Jewellery Qtr.

The successful candidate will be furnished with a healthy budget to purchase new hardware, software and attend conferences.

Strictly no agencies please.

Had you been working here in the past 12 months

You would have been working on…
Designing complete web experiences for a mixture of rapidly growing, new and established businesses
Working with clients to develop solutions tailored to their audiences to understand and meet their goals
Constantly experimenting with new ideas and cutting edge web design techniques
Designing and developing new client brands
Creating offline artwork to supplement client brands

How To Apply

Please send your letter of interest, CV and examples of work to

For the full job details, please see

The Voyage

21 Jun 2012 - 24 Jun 2012 from 10.00pm
Free outdoor performance spectacle in Birmingham's Victoria Square.

An enormous ship sails into the centre of Victoria Square, Birmingham, docking itself beside the city’s Town Hall. High above the people who gather to look at this marvel, dancers and aerialists appear in the ship’s rigging – the voyage begins.

Professional dancers and aerialists join forces with a huge amateur choir, live musicians and more than 140 community performers to transform the Square and tell the story. Watch the action unfold onboard the ship and be caught up in the atmosphere on the ground, where seagulls swoop and travellers prepare to embark on their journey. The ship sets sail, the Town Hall is transformed by spectacular projected imagery and the city’s skyline becomes a dream of undiscovered worlds.

This outdoor multimedia spectacle is created by Motionhouse, one of the UK’s foremost dance theatre companies, and world-renowned physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, from Australia. Produced by Birmingham Hippodrome, and with original film projections from award winning Logela Multimedia, it’s a free event

Early researchers conference

This years early researchers conference is taking place on Wednesday 13th June and the School of Art and Design has 5 speakers, including Dr Louise Fenton. 

Her talk is titled 'Cultural Hybrids: Tales of Voodoo and Witchcraft in Jamaica and Salem'. Her research examines the merging of Voodoo and Witchcraft in the stories that permeate Jamaica and Salem. There is an examination of Annie Palmer in Jamaica who was known as the White Witch of Rose Hall, literary representations created an image of a wicked slave mistress, a Voodoo practitioner who was known as a witch. The Great House is open as a tourist attraction and guides perpetuate the stories of Annie Palmer and her murderous past. In Salem the Witch Trials form a major part of the history of the town and the numerous museums attest to this period attracting large numbers of tourists every year. The witches were accused based on the words of a few children who listened to the tales of a Voodoo slave. This research questions the complexity of the representations and the confusions that they cause, it examines the difference between myth and reality.

"It would be great to see students and alumni attending my talk. I'm speaking at 2.30pm in MI001 and all are welcome" says Louise 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Networking reception at the world famous Steinway Hall

Would you like to attend a prestigious networking event at one of London's unique venues?

The University of Wolverhampton is hosting a free drinks reception with a difference at Steinway Hall, central London on Thursday June 14 from 6-8pm.

Vice Chancellor, Geoff Layer, will be your host for the evening where you will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and with a select group of honorary graduates, who are all high achievers in their respective fields.

During the evening you will be treated to champagne, a selection of wines, the very latest in molecular canapes and a performance by the University's highly-talented and award winning student pianist, Chenxuan Zou. 

A limited number of places are available to alumni for this event, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to apply for a place, and for further information, contact Paul Smith, Head of Alumni & Development at:

Friday, 8 June 2012

Kayleigh Hadley at Look Like Love

Graphics graduate Kayleigh Hadley is developing her own line of typographic prints and posters. Kayleigh has applied for the university SPEED programme, with a view to extending her line to include textiles.

"From April the 13th to the 28th I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a part of the Look Like Love Pop Up exhibition at TheHouseWith in Peckham, London. They're a wonderful start up company who support graduates and help them by selling work on their online store. The experience was amazing it gave me a huge confidence boost, I wasn't expecting to sell much work but I was one of their best selling contributors, with my hand drawn Muppets quote posters. "

Since graduating I've enjoyed doing my own work and Look Like Love have given me the opportunity to continue doing so. The wonderful owners Kate and Eden have also provided advice, plus the exhibiting and commercial experience definately has spurred me on. My work and that of the other 'pop up people' is avilable to buy on the online store so feel free to take a look."
says Kayleigh

We were also lucky enough to be featured on the design week blog:

Kayleighs work has been highly acclaimed by TheHouseWith, who talk about her work in glowing terms
"Kayleigh graduated in Graphic Design in 2011 from the University of Wolverhampton, with her hand-drawn typographic approach really catching our eye at last year's Free Range graduate showcase.She takes inspiration from her favourite films and songs, and as a genre, it naturally has you thinking about where you were at that particular time, making Kayleigh's work as personal to her as to the viewer."

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Artworker - Barnett Waddingham

The marketing team are working to ensure that the growth objectives of the firm are delivered. We work with all Practice Areas to provide marketing support across a variety of disciplines including branding, client care, contact database, events, public relations, and new business support.

Reporting Lines:
This position reports to the Head of Marketing.

Assisting the Graphic Designer, this role will get involved with a wide range of projects, with a particular focus on the production of both offline and online graphic design projects including corporate literature, advertisements, newsletters and presentations.

• Producing artwork within existing design templates;
• Amending previously created artwork;
• Providing creative input into various design projects;
• Supporting the Graphic Designer with print management and administration duties.

Barnett Waddingham LLP is the leading independent provider of actuarial, administration and investment consultancy services employing over 550 people in seven offices around the UK.

Please submit you CV to

Barnett Waddingham Actuaries and Consultants Ltd
Silver Springs House, 2 Topaz Way, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, 
B61 0GD
t: 01527 300000 f: 01527 300090

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Designer - Mint Digital, United Kingdom

Our Designers love the web, whether it’s viewed on a laptop, tablet or mobile, and believe in making it beautiful for all to use. A love for typography, colour and pixel perfection should come as standard, along with an understanding and interest in what makes users click, tap, swipe and scroll. Through the creation of crafted visuals, users will not only be amazed by how our products look, but how easy they are to use.

Working closely with our interaction designers, creative strategists and developers, you will form a team that creates world-leading work. It’s not all on the web though, just take a look at our own products Olly, and Stickygram. They were all conceived, designed, developed and launched by Mint.

The most important thing is that you fit in. We’re a big family here and that’s the way we want it to stay. You’ll get involved in our regular meetups (Bacon Bits, Music/Tech, Ladies Who Code), conferences (Bacon, 2Screen), hot-pot outings and table football/tennis tournaments.

To recap, here is what’s important:
1-3 years experience
Top notch visual design skills, layout, typography
Human centred design approach

To apply email us at with a link to your portfolio.

Design Intern - Method, London

Method is a brand experience agency with offices based in San Francisco, New York and London. Our clients are best described as owners of progressive, era defining brands, and include Google, Comcast, Nordstrom, Sony, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Time Warner, Intel, and BBC. Collaboratively, we help them create products, services and businesses that are smart, beautiful and extendable.
Method is looking for Designer interns with experience in print and /or interactive media.

• Ability to work well within a dynamic team environment
• Exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills
• A portfolio which exhibits problem solving in identity design, print, packaging, and interactive media
• Comfort collaborating with multiple stakeholders and functional disciplines
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong design aesthetic/understanding
• Excellent verbal and written abilities
• Strong eye for typography, color, and layout
• A passion for great design work
• Professional references from similar studio environments
• Entering their Senior/final year of study

Junior graphic designer - Sparkler, London

Graphic Design (Junior)

Sparkler is looking for a graphic designer to join our team.
The chosen candidate will work in the SparklerStudio; an in-house design arm that specialises in internal communication. The Studio won an award in visual communication in 2011.
The role of design at Sparkler is to elicit insight from consumers and to communicate these findings to clients.

About Sparkler:
Sparkler is an award winning agency that specialises in brand insight and strategy.
We use the latest insight and brand strategy techniques to crack open this world and reveal new opportunities for companies such as the BBC, Channel4, Cadbury, Nokia, Universal Music, Microsoft and eBay.
As a company we are committed to innovation. We have an energetic and dynamic culture that embraces creativity.

Job Requirements:
• At least 1 year experience in the creative brand industry. You will strive to understand branding and build awareness of strategic research.
• An eye for aesthetic beauty and excellence. The candidate will need to show initiative and attention to detail.
• Adobe Software skills to CS5 (Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator) as well as Microsoft office software including PowerPoint.
• Someone who understands commercial demands, balancing business acumen and creativity.
• Someone who is hard-working, committed, enthusiastic, proactive, motivated and willing to be very hands-on.
• A versatile designer who can work in a variety of ways. Projects range from internal communication, mock-ups and scamps, image sourcing, image manipulation, illustration & drawing, template design, posters, interiors, logo design, layout design etc
• Someone who can liaise with production and printers.
• Experience in the digital/AV will be advantageous.

Send CV and pdf/online portfolio to
Please provide salary expectations

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Final Show Opening 2012 Part 3

Library of Lost Books

Readers may remember previous posts about The Library of Lost Books, the innovative arts initiative set up to reinvigorate and repurpose a collection of historic, discarded books from the collection of Birmingham Central Library. 
The resulting volumes, re-imagined by British artists and designers, will form a central part of the opening festival for the new Library of Birmingham, taking place in 2013.

Creating a link from the past to the future, this project will also have digital outcomes, under the guidance and provision of Digital Ink Drop CIC. Part of the online Library of Lost Books, will showcase a digital exhibition to run concurrently with the opening of the festival.

The Library of Lost Books has recently launched a membership scheme that is helping to raise funds for the project. Membership is available in 4 different options and gives supporters access to a members only website that displays previews of work as it progresses, as well as providing interviews with artists and designers. The University of Wolverhampton is paying a part too, with membership cards being designed and crafted by staff and students. The examples showcased here are by Jeff Leak, Loren Russel-Ahern and Jessica Glaser.

More information about the Library of Lost Books can be found at Libraryof

Friday, 1 June 2012

Final Show Opening 2012 Part 2

More photographs from the final show opening 2012 - still more to come over the next few days

Final Show Opening 2012

Visual communication final show has opened with a very successful private view on Friday June 1. The event has been very well attended by industry professionals, family and friends, coming from all over the country and beyond to support exhibitors. Guests have enjoyed seeing graduating students illustration and graphic communication work. 

Showcased within the graphics show is a mix of branding, packaging, design for screen, editorial, advertising and web design; whilst the illustration exhibit, shows a variety of students illustration for Editorial design, book covers, advertising projects, children’s books and self promotional work as well as 3 dimensional illustration.

Visitors have spent time viewing student portfolios and talking to graduates about their work, study experience, achievements, professional placements and many competition successes. 

The show continues and is open to the public Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 June, 10am to 7pm and on Saturday 9 June, 10am to 4pm

More images of the event will be posted over the next few days