Friday, 31 August 2012

Free 'thin' fonts

If you are looking for Skinny, condensed, free font for your next creative challenge, you might find what you are looking for in Hagin Caps from Fontfabric and Mountain Retreat by Andrew Clark

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Ben Kelly Exhibition

Ben Kelly's latest exhibition will be at Bath Contemporary in September.

His work looks at the passage of time through our interaction with landscape, Ben’s atmospheric scenes are characterised by shafts of light, which seem to fuse different points of time together questioning our experience of those moments and time itself.

find out more at:

Monday, 20 August 2012

Designers, Ledgard Jepson—Sheffield

Designers (all levels)

We are looking for talented designers at all levels from junior to creative director

Must be able to:

- Provide a portfolio of ideas
- Provide excellent understanding of brands
- Use the usual software
- THINK!!!

With a PDF that demonstrates the above, why you are right for the role and what you are going to bring to the agency

Graduate designer - Designhouse, London SE1

Graduate/Junior designer
We are on the look out for a graduate/junior designer with 1 or 2 year’s experience. You will be experienced in the usual software, wonderfully creative, enthusiastic, hardworking and willing to roll up your sleeves and help the team. If this sounds like you, please email your work samples and CV (no bigger than 5mb) to:

Junior Creative/Designer - Wilmslow, Manchester

Junior Creative/Designer
We have a brilliant opportunity for someone to join our creative team and work at one of the best brand agencies outside of the m25. The right person will get the opportunity to work as lead agency on household brands across all communication platforms with a bunch of really talented people.

Here’s the tough bit.

We are looking for a bright spark with bags of energy, a real passion for advertising and an overriding drive to succeed in anything they do, whether that’s coming up with a winning idea, great piece of design or just making a good cup of tea.

Yes, you will need a good eye for design and a real interest in communication but above all the right attitude. It’s not all about how good you are but how good you want to be so if you’re a relatively new kid on the block don’t be afraid to give us a call.

Have a look at the following must haves:

A willingness to learn & soak up tons of creative juice from your colleagues
An understanding of design
Experience with Adobe Creative suite
Good work ethic & full of get up and go
Attention to detail
Be eager to come up with ideas & share them
The ability to work as a team or go solo when required

If you are driven send examples of your work and your CV to

1st Floor 50 Alderley Road Wilmslow SK9 1NY

Design Internship - Satzuma, London

Creative Design Internship. 
6 – 12 week internship starting ASAP LONDON

We are recruiting for an In-house Graphic/Packaging Design internship for a 6 – 12 week period. You will gain a wealth of experience from a creative, fun and dynamic environment. You will be working with a small but energetic team, being immersed in the creative process from start to finish. Responsibilities will include designing and amending packaging, stationary design, product photography, image treatment, product videos, print material and other ad hoc jobs.

Requirements :
Passion for packaging, print design and creativity
Photo treatment skills
Software skills in Photoshop and Illustrator (essential)
Brand awareness
Design qualification (FDA, HND, BA hons,)
Great team player
Willingness to listen and take instructions
Willingness to contribute ideas
(tea making skills)

No commercial experience is required. 6 – 12 weeks. Basic expenses covered with the occasional perk.

Please only apply if you have the relevant skills for the position (Photoshop and Illustrator) and or can stay in London for the duration of 6 – 12 weeks.
Please send you CV and portfolio to:

Freebox update

MA Visual Communication student Dorothee Schmidt has sent an update about Freebox. Readers of this blog may remember her earlier posts

Freebox has now expanded to include a number of tutorials aimed at groups using the scheme to help collect supplies for craft projects. The film shown here is Dorthee's third and shows how to create a crocheted hat from recycled T shirts.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Speed success for Kayleigh

Graphics graduate Kayleigh Hadley has recently found out that she has been selected to take part in the Speed Program run by the University to help students and alumni to develop their own business ideas.

"My motivation for applying came from wanting to start my own business to market and sell my own designs. I think what gave me that push and made me think I could do this myself was the pop up exhibit in April with Look Like Love, who I’ve been lucky enough to work with since graduating last year, they’ve been selling new creative’s work via their online store. At the pop up I sold quite a few of my hand drawn Muppets movie quote posters. It was really humbling to know people liked my work and were happy to pay for prints of my designs. After this experience I talked to friends and tutors at University, as well as undertaking some market research, and I decided to develop my own business to sell my work.

My business idea is to reproduce the designs I’ve been creating for the past year, into hand made products to sell such as; posters and prints, tea towels, tote bags and wooden signs. The reason I wanted the products to be hand made where possible, is the fact that I prefer producing things by hand and I value the quality of hand made designs and my existing customers have the same values too. I’d like to think that the passion I have for my work shows through in my designs. With my business idea I can freely produce work and develop it by working with new techniques and materials, which is what inspired me to study graphic design in the first place."

Kayleigh also has another reason to celebrate, as her work 'Napoleon Dynamite' (shown above) is on display within the Publics Summer exhibition. Congratulations Kayleigh

MA Show at the Public

For the second year running, The Public in West Bromwich will be hosting this year's School of Art and Design MA graduates exhibition.

The show runs from 29 September – 28 October (Sat to Sun) and is open from 10.00am - 5.00pm

The MA degree show is the culmination of the excellent work undertaken by Masters and PhD students from the University of Wolverhampton over the last two years and shows the diversity of creative thinking, skills and professional approach to practice they have achieved in that time.

The work on show is from MA Digital and Visual Communication, 
MA Design and Applied Arts, and MA Fine Art students.
Find out more
Or visit The Public websiteThe Public, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG

Monday, 6 August 2012

Captcha Design

It’s always interesting to hear from followers of this blog who come from outside the University community. Regular visitor, Thom Burgess of Captcha Design in the South East has been in touch to share his enthusiasm for this blog.

Captcha was founded in 2010, with a view to combining the key skills of design, branding, animation, videography, photography and image management, all under one roof. 

In the past year two years both Thom and his team have been privileged to work on a range of projects, including music videos for the likes of electronic producer ‘Hyper’, and the ‘Stanton Warriors’. Captcha has also been helping to brand and co-ordinate the launch of beauty product ‘Pure Gold Collagen’ in Boots store, Bond Street, London. Thom’s work for this project has appeared in the Metro and other national publications. 

Captcha have recently taken the reigns on music publication, Tilllate Magazine and celtic fooball’s CQN Magazine.

Find out more at

Junior Graphic Designer— eatsleepthink design limited, Sheffield

Junior Graphic Designer
Closing Date: 10th August 2012

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm (with one hour lunch break)

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Location: Station Road, Halfway, Sheffield, S20 3GS

Job Introduction
We are looking for a Junior Graphic Designer to join our expanding creative design agency. The position will help us to enhance our volume production capabilities for a range of exciting new projects, ranging from full point of sale campaigns for retail clients to illustrations and exhibition stands for Global industrial clients.

Initially you will be working under/with the lead Creative artworker therefore being willing to listen to and take in instructions and advice is very important. Strong communication skills are a must to maintain good liaison with your colleagues and clients, this would include good spelling and grammar. You will need to be capable of working well under pressure during certain projects with short deadlines. We are looking for a junior designer who we feel that given the opportunity would allow themselves to grow as both a person and a designer, take in new ideas and then incorporate them into your work. We would eventually expect you to be able to take an initial brief provided to you and use your own initiative, to produce and meet a set deadline for presentation.

You as a designer/artworker…

An ideal candidate should have relevant qualifications in Graphic Design, and experience/training in using Creative Suite 5 programs including Illustrator, Photoshop and mainly InDesign. Plus web experience in HTML and CSS would be an advantage but is not essential.

Us as an agency…
In return for the above, we offer a fun & busy working environment, where you will be one of a very tight knit team of designers, illustrators, typographers and creatives. There are plenty of opportunities to grow yourself, be challenged to improve yourself and enhance your skills in web development. We value quality, creativity, honesty, and teamwork and offer recognition for hard work.

We are situated on the outskirts of Sheffield, at Halfway, ideal for anyone commuting using the M1 and within an easily reachable distance for North Derbyshire as well as Sheffield, avoiding all the commute into the centre of Sheffield, with free parking or a short walk from Halfway tram stop.

For interested applicants fitting the above requirements please apply to Matthew Bralsford at attaching a covering letter, CV and access to a portfolio of your work.

Graphic Design Intern — Sectorlight, Fitzrovia, London

Graphic Design Intern
Sectorlight, an independent, multi award winning Marketing and Design agency offer a 3 month internship for graduates looking to gain solid creative agency experience with which to progress their careers.

Successful applicants should expect to work across a range of job requirements, assisting both artworkers and designers in our busy studio. The Studio intern is an integral part of our team, you will work on live accounts and pitches and learn to manage your time and work with the studio to produce creative campaigns from initial brief to final delivery.

The post is unpaid – but we do cover travel expenses (within London) and daily lunch.

Applicants should have a relevant design degree and be able to use InDesign and Photoshop.

Please send a covering email, CV and design portfolio & web links

Graphic Designer — CRooM Ltd, London

Graphic Designer 
CRooM is looking for full time graphic designer for our London office. If you’re a fearless brainstormer, passionate, enjoy a good debate, some hard work as long as it results in an amazing design, we are very interested in meeting you. We love entrepreneurial, critical thinkers and innovators who are energized to re-imagine the way people, brands and commerce in the world.

Things that we value:
- Curious minds and an appetite for learning
- Passion for the visual communication
- A strong point of view with a healthy dose of humility
- A collaborative mindset, thick skin and a great sense of humor
- A user-centric, conceptual and creatively strategic approach
- Willingness to take risks

Our Promise:
CRooM lets you express your creativity in our dynamic office. It will be a place that challenges you to grow. You’ll have colleagues who laugh easily and know how to have fun. We love what we do, and we’re looking for visual designers who are as passionate as we are.

Position requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree (or in progress) with major in Web Design, Graphic Design or related field would be preferable.
- Strong visual and verbal communication skills
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop
- Basic to intermediate knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign
- Basic to intermediate knowledge of Flash and After Effects is a plus
- Video editing and 3D skills are a plus
- Basic knowledge of HTML

How to Apply
Please submit your cv/resume to We will review submissions and contact you if there is a suitable match.

Closing date : 26 August 2012

Client Services Internship — Lambie-Nairn Victoria, London

Client Services Internship
For the last thirty years, Lambie-Nairn has been bringing brands to life that emotionally connect with audiences and deliver business success. Pioneers in the world of branding and identity, we’ve launched some of the biggest brands in the world, winning awards and redefining genres along the way.

We are looking for a full-time intern to start as soon as possible to support the client services team on one of our key accounts. Activities will include attending brand clinics, desk research, scheduling meetings, updating status reports and general team administration.

The individual will ideally be able to start mid-August and will have a positive flexible attitude, great attention to detail and, most importantly, be an excellent communicator.

This is a paid internship and would initially be for 3 months. It’s a fantastic chance for the right person to gain indispensable experience in client services in the world of branding.

Applicants will need to send a CV and covering letter to with the subject header “Client Services Internship 2012″.

Graduate Digital Designer - imano, Central London

Amazing graduate opportunity for digital designer
We’re offering the opportunity to work on some of the world’s best brands. If you have a passion for digital design and the ability to learn quickly, we have some inspiring projects for you to work on from the outset.

If you impress with your eye for detail, intelligence and work ethic you’ll be in a position to prove that you can work on sites and mobile apps for the likes of UEFA, Stella Artois, Liverpool FC, British Airways and Citi.

We understand that as a graduate you probably won’t have done this kind of work before, so we’ll offer a an intense (but fun) learning experience that will help kickstart your career and leapfrog people who currently have more experience than you.

We need someone who has the ability to become a master of Adobe, html, css and java script.

Email and convince us that this has your name written all over it.

– Responding to a brief with intelligence.
– Work quickly and efficiently, with an eye for detail.
– Creative web design, implementation and maintenance.
– Understanding and meeting milestones.
– Taking active and creative part in discussions.
– Responding positively to, and actively learning from your mistakes.

– Some experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP.
– Quick and active learner.
– Passion for creative development process.
– Excellent communicator.
– Having a clinical eye for design and an attention to detail.
– Ability to work on more than one project.
– Boundless ideas and enthusiasm.
– Knowledge of technology.
– Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
– Ability to work hard and with focus.
– The maturity to go the extra mile to ensure deadlines are met.

Imano is a digital agency specializing in delightful user experiences in the mobile world, providing groundbreaking technology, strategic insight and beautiful designs for huge and exciting brands.