Thursday, 12 May 2016

Penguin Random House design awards - Lisa Wilson

Many congratulations to Lisa Wilson final year Visual Communications student who has been shortlisted for this years Penguin Random House design awards. Lisa's design, highlighting her passion for paper cuts, is for Wolverhampton born journalist and author Caitlin Moran's How to be A Woman

This is the second year running that Visual Communications students have achieved success in the Penguin Random House Design Awards - last years winner of the children cover award was Lucie Williams with her work for Carries War

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Daniel Unger - Student success

The Mander Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton is currently being redeveloped to introduce a fresh 21st century aesthetic. The Centre is commissioning four artists to create site specific work on a selection of hoardings acting as barriers between corridors and building work. The theme of the work is 'City of Secrets' a concept which visually portrays a little know event, movement, or aspect of the forgotten culture or history of the city. This competition has been open to MA students and graduates from the Faculty of Arts.

Daniel Unger, current Visual Communications MA student has been shortlisted - congratulations Daniel.

"As a German in Wolverhampton, my experience of the city differs from those who have been living here for years. Combined with my love for the surreal and abstract I perceive Wolverhampton differently. Colours, shapes, people, buildings, they all look quiet different in my 'reality'. I live in a 'secret version' of Wolverhampton that no one else sees - A colourful and expressionist version of the hidden Wolverhampton, 'City of Secrets'. The idea is to capture 9 different scenes, depicting seemingly ordinary life in and around the city in a way that an artistic mind perceives it." says Daniel

Friday, 6 May 2016

Just have to Share - Geometric Pop-Up Book By Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach and Printed Matter have published [2,3] a large-scale book mixing children’s pop-up and sculptural object. The project folds into its sleeve and contains six separate paper sculptures that spring to life when opened. Director Sam Fleischner filmed the project’s unboxing.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Just have to Share - DuoGraph Drawing Machine

The DuoGraph is a drawing machine from inventor and designer Joe Freedman creator of the Cycloid Drawing Machine. His elaborate devices are capable of producing geometric patterns akin to a Spirograph. This new creation relies on 7 gears and a number of parameters that can be changed quickly to produce infinite designs. The DuoGraph is capable of producing elaborate Lissajous patterns. Learn more about it on Kickstarter.

Just have to Share - Roadliners, typographers of the road

Roadliners from O Street on Vimeo.
Roadliners is a film about the uncelebrated typographers of the road. Filmmakers Pretend Lovers and O street have documented a day in the life of Glasgow roadliner Thomas ‘Tam’ Lilley. With sweeping, freehand strokes and choreographed steps, they used molten-thermoplastic to create an alphabet, numerals, punctuation.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Graduate Designer - Giants & Titans, Birmingham

Are you a passionate creative designer with an eye for detail and a love of making great things? if so, we have the perfect role for you at Birmingham’s freshest agency.

We’re Giants & Titans, the most exciting agency in Birmingham. We’re an eclectic mix of makers, thinkers and doers who provide a full range of Beautifully Crafted marketing services to our clients in the UK and abroad.

We’re growing quickly - in each of our five years we’ve more than doubled in size - and because of that we’re now looking for a graduate designer to join our creative team. This is a role that will give you plenty of opportunity to grow, develop and learn while working on a bunch of different clients, from shopping centres to motorsport teams, lingerie to household skincare brands.

Based in central Birmingham, life at G&T is pretty good. As well as a fantastic salary, working with us gives you loads of perks. Because a rested mind is vital to deliver top quality, Beautifully Crafted work, everyone gets their birthday off as well as 20 days holiday and a full two week Christmas shut-down. And we have quarterly social events, and employee benefit scheme that gives you stuff like 12% off all Apple products, and the latest tech to play with in the office.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you. If you’ve got the following and fancy a chat, we’d love to hear from you:

What we’re looking for

• A demonstrable passion for design & creative, shown in a strong graduate portfolio
• Solid working knowledge of the full Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• A really strong work ethic and desire to get the job done no matter what
• A desire to grow, develop and be part of something special here at G&T
• A friendly, professional and articulate personality who enjoys life
• Tenacity and the ability to work on a number of different projects within any given day

This is a wide ranging role that will see you creating conceptual, design & artwork across online & offline projects, from posters to web pages and everything in between and supporting our senior designer, designer & Creative Director on a daily basis.

So if the you’re looking to take your first step into the creative world, drop an email to with your CV and portfolio.

Graphic Designer Intern - Leeds University Union

Graphic Designer Intern - £16,451 pa (£309 pcw)

Full time, Fixed term - 12 months, Immediate start

Ref 36/16

Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 30,000 students to love their time at Leeds. Located at the heart of the University of Leeds campus, the Union is a fantastic space for students to meet, make new friends and get involved in student life.

You can find out more about Leeds University Union at check out our You Tube channel here or follow us on Twitter @LeedsUniUnion.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and high-performing marketing team within one of the country’s leading students’ unions.

We’re looking for a talented and creative Graphic Designer Intern to work with our in-house design team and support our communications by developing engaging creative design that will prompt thought, conversation and action amongst our members.

We’re looking for a talented graduated designer with one years’ experience (in house/agency) who can demonstrate creative design skills that create compelling visuals for both online and print communications.

With a natural passion and enthusiasm for creative design, you’ll also have an eye for great copy and have a creative edge when it comes to communicating a call to action clearly.

You’ll be working on a range of exciting projects and subject matters, including anything from weekly promotions for our bars to high-level union-wide campaigns.

You’ll work with marketers and business managers to develop concepts, hooks and creative that will speak to students and positively impact on our organisation.

If you’re up for a challenge and want to be at the forefront of creative design for Leeds students – we’d love to hear from you!

We offer 26 days’ holiday (plus generous statutory and customary closure days) and a competitive pension scheme.For further details, To download an application pack and form visit here.

Please return your completed application to Please note that we do not accept CVs.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Closing date: 9am 16th May 2016

Interviews: 26th May 2016

LUU recognises that at present our staff team is not representative of our wider community and we wish to achieve a more diverse workforce. We therefore welcome applicants from minority groups