ND CONNECTS - THE JOB BOARD

Launched for the first time in 2021, the Job Board is an opportunity to connect the ND graduating class of 2021 with some amazing career opportunities from some of our favourite companies.

Take a look at the incredible design roles available, this could be the start of your design career!

If you have a design role that you would like us to advertise (on a complimentary basis) on the New Designers Job Board please email nd@upperstreetevents.co.uk.

DESIGN ROLES

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MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

Company: Leesman
Where to apply: connect@leesmanindex.com 

Founded in 2010, Leesman is the world leader in measuring and analysing the experiences of employees in their places of work.

Through a series of assessment tools, Leesman captures employee sentiments on how effectively the work environments they use support them. By rating organisations’ ability to support employees in the home and in the office, performance can then be benchmarked against the world’s largest database of its kind. Our data and insights equip executives at all levels to make informed, forward-thinking decisions that allow them to mitigate risk, plan for the future, and benefit from great employee workplace experience.

 

We are looking for a creative and talented Multimedia Designer (MMD), who is passionate about film making and who will support our marketing efforts with the creation of a wide range of engaging assets to contribute to bolstering the Leesman brand. The successful candidate will have a portfolio that demonstrates their multi-disciplinary approach to asset creation and will be able to produce video, motion and still assets to an exceptional quality.

Our small (but mighty) creative team covers a lot of ground, so the MMD can expect to contribute toward integrated campaigns, video production as well as presentations, reports and ad hoc designs jobs. They will have a sharp eye for detail, know how to manage their workload ensuring deadlines are met plus work well with both internal and external designers and writers. As well as being great at taking instruction the MMD should be comfortable speaking their mind to provide recommendations on how we can continually improve our workflow and creative awesomeness.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate or someone with 1-2 years’ experience to get their foot in the door and learn from a talented team, working on an exciting and diverse range of creative projects.

You will:

  • Work within the Design and Comms team to create engaging content for a variety of media.
  • Produce and edit videos, motion graphics and animations to a high standard from concept to delivery to specific deadlines.
  • Have a creative flare and strong visual sense to develop a range of assets which are on brand
  • Prepare and pitch design concepts, storyboards, mood boards and animatics/prototypes to the wider team.
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects and keep up with our fast-paced, committed work ethic.
  • Contribute to the visualisation and storytelling of data across platforms such as PowerPoint, print and digital.
  • Actively participate in brainstorming and share ideas for new projects.

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Proficient with industry standard design tools (In particular Adobe Premier/ After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Brilliant communication skills
  • Strong digital portfolio

Desirables:

  • Knowledge of audio editing using software such as Adobe Audition
  • Competent at using Microsoft suite programmes
  • Ability to build and animate PowerPoint presentations
  • Familiar with using 3D Design software

This role reports to our Senior Designer and Design Director
This is a full-time, permanent position

CV and current portfolio essential

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SD JUNIOR DESIGNER ROLE

Company: Studio Davis
Where to apply: clare@studio-davis.com

We’re looking for a confident, proactive and passionate 3D Graduate/ Junior Designer to join our team (with a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a 3D design studio); you’ll be naturally collaborative with the ability to think innovatively; but you’ll also have excellent attention-to-detail.

Role: Junior Designer

Duration: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £20-22k (depending on experience)

Location: Bath, Somerset

About us

We’re a small established agency specialising in 3D Design & Innovation; at Studio Davis we bring together branding, creative, technical & commercial expertise to create 3D assets (product and packaging) that engage and delight – and most importantly, that deliver business growth for brands and companies around the world. Our clients are high-profile FMCG multi-nationals who recognise the power of 3D design to help grow their brands.

Whilst our clients are based all around the world, we are lucky to be based in Bath, Somerset – recently voted one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. The role is based in Bath so if you’re not already lucky enough to be close by, you’ll need to be happy to relocate.

About you

We’re looking for a confident, proactive and passionate 3D Graduate/ Junior Designer to join our team (with a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a 3D design studio); you’ll be naturally collaborative with the ability to think innovatively; but you’ll also have excellent attention-to-detail.

What you’ll need:

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate experience in some, if not all, of these areas:
– Rendering (Keyshot or similar) – this is a key requirement of the role

– Sketching (for presentation purposes)
– CAD (Rhino or similar)
– Adobe Creative Suite – Ai, PS
– Card modelling
– Keynote / MS Powerpoint

Please note:
Although there may be graphic elements to this role, this is not a graphic design role. So if you’re a graphic designer, this isn’t the right role for you.

You’ll get:

  • A permanent, full-time role with a 3-month probationary period
  • The chance to work on innovative projects with leading global brands
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from a team of industry experts
  • 20 days paid holiday + all public holidays + our annual Christmas break (extra days vary each year depending on when Christmas falls)
  • Salary – 20- 22k depending on experience/ skills

How to apply

Please send us your CV and portfolio together with a covering letter if you think you’d be a great fit for the role and our studio.

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PRODUCT DESIGNER

Company: Corston
Where to apply: David@corston.com

We are looking for someone that is passionate about Interiors, product design, engineering, and business. We are looking for a graduate or someone with some post university experience.

This is a new role in a 30 member team providing support to Corston.com in a self-contained office in the grounds of the owner’s farm in Wiltshire.  The business is growing extremely fast driven by great product design and a flexible structure. The role will report directly to the business owners.

We are looking for someone with these skills

-A keen and sensible approach to problem solving, with a good balance between practicality and perfection.

-A great sense of proportion and sympathetic use of materials

-Fantastic IT skills & ability to communicate ideas through models, sketches and language.

-Experience with Solidworks or Onshape, adobe suite, and MS office programs

-Ability to work methodically under pressure

-Self-driven, with examples of doing things under own initiative related to business

-A degree in Product Design or Engineering and examples of work & experience

Responsibilities

As part of the small design team you will be helping to bring new products to market, tasks may include:

-Product design & engineering

-Creating documents for suppliers and customers to communicate product information

-Supplier sourcing & liaison including pricing, logistics, negotiation

-Diagnosing quality problems and applying creative thinking.

What Corston Offers;

-The facilities to bring designs to market fast, not just make designs for review

-Significant budget for development

-Fast decision making, giving as much decision making as possible to designers

-Post covid there will be the option to travel to meet suppliers and learn about manufacture

-A creative vibrant team where cross-learning is promoted

To apply, send your CV toDavid@corston.com

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TRAINEE WEAVER TACKLER

Company: Whitchurch Silk Mill 
Where to apply:

Sue.tapliss@whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

We are looking for a Trainee Weaver Tackler who is keen to learn about making silk on our Victorian machinery.

We are looking for a Trainee Weaver Tackler who is keen to learn about making silk on our Victorian machinery. As a working museum, we’re looking for someone with a practical hands-on approach and passion for heritage and mechanical looms. During this one year training post the trainee will learn how to wind, warp and weave and work in this  working museum in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

The Trainee Weaver Tackler will receive a full time, paid placement £18,000 pa training in the operation of a Grade Two* listed Silk Mill, including winding, warping, weaving and the operation of a visitor attraction time to study work alongside the Senior Weaver, Mill Engineer and the Mill team learn about all aspects of silk production on our historic machinery develop skills, such as guiding and working in a visitor attraction

To find out more about the job please read the role profile here: https://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/opportunities/

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PAID INTERNSHIP

Company: Aiveen Daly
Where to apply: info@aiveendaly.com

London based Aiveen Daly is a premium textile artistry studio working with elite interior designers and architects across the globe. Specialisations include sculptural leather work, couture grade hand beading & embroidery, fabric manipulation and pleat work. 

We are looking for an intelligent, personable candidate with lots of common sense to help across a wide range of design, admin and marketing functions. Experience in textiles is not essential but the candidate should have an organised nature and meticulous attention to detail.

Proficiency in photoshop and illustrator required. To apply please send your CV and portfolio to info@aiveendaly.com

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JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Company: Briggs Hiller
Where to apply: lucy@briggshillier.com

We are expanding the design team in our Leicestershire studio, recruiting for Junior Interior Designers.

Briggs Hillier are an award winning, global design agency that combines insight, creativity and 21 years of retail knowledge to create powerful brand and in-store experiences for some of the world’s leading brands and retailers. 

We are expanding the design team in our Leicestershire studio, recruiting for Junior Interior Designers. The roles will involve working with the team on retail and leisure projects, being involved in all aspects of the project process from concept designs to roll out and design application. 

If you have keen eye for detail and a passion delivering design that works, please apply with CV and portfolio to lucy@briggshillier.com

Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D rendering software is essential. 

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JUNIOR DESIGNER

Company: LMC
Where to apply: reception@lmcdesign.co.uk

LMC are on the lookout for a talented Junior Designer with a passion for moving image, animation and film. 

It’s your chance to join our rapidly expanding digital team headed up by some of the UK’s leading motion designers. Applicants should be adept in, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and have a good understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign. 
LMC have been trusted with many of the nation’s favourite brands for over 30 years. 
Our modern studio is based in the vibrant London borough of Camden. 
 
Please email CV and showreel to reception@lmcdesign.co.uk 
 
LMC DESIGN 
Atrium, North Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH 
Please visit us online at www.lmcdesign.co.uk | attractions.lmcdesign.co.uk 

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APPLE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ONGOING CALL FOR PORTFOLIOS

Company: Apple
Where to apply: idportfolios@apple.com

The Apple Industrial Design Group invites curious, passionate, and collaborative industrial designers to submit their portfolios. 

We are especially interested in applications from highly motivated, determined problem-solvers with a rigorous attention to detail.  We are always seeking design talent and will accept work from all levels. 

Candidates must have: 

  • A body of work that has been produced or the understanding of how it can be produced. For students, works in progress are accepted.
  • Passion for materials and material exploration.
  • A healthy obsession with how things are made and how they work.
  • Experience in hands-on prototyping, without relying solely on virtual design tools.
  • Deep appreciation for aesthetics.
  • Radical creativity.
  • Basic 3D software skills.
  • Excellent communication skills. English proficiency required.
  • Minimum BA in Industrial Design/Product Design

To apply, please direct a CV and concise PDF portfolio toidportfolios@apple.com When sending work, please focus on physical projects, not just renderings. Include prototyping process and sketches. Omit ethnographic research, user scenarios and marketing material.  At any time, you may also submit your portfolio at apple.com/jobs This group is part of Apple’s Design Studio located in Cupertino, California.  

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JUNIOR INTEGRATED DESIGNER - KICKSTART SCHEME

Company: We Are Acuity
Where to apply: jobs@weareacuity.com

Watford creative agency seeks a brilliant Junior Integrated Designer to join the studio and assist in the day-to-day design and production of innovative multi-channel marketing campaigns as part of the Governments Kickstart Scheme.

As this is through the Kickstart programme you will need to ask your work coach to refer you for the role, we can only accept placements if they have been referred from the job centre. 

Key Skill Requirement 

  • Strong conceptual thinking with the ability to interpret design solutions
  • Outstanding graphic design skills both on and offline
  • Ability to bring quality, freshness and consistency to all visual materials
  • Good knowledge of Adobe CC suite on Apple
  • Some print production knowledge
  • Digital skills including Google Web Designer, after effects, html5 & responsive e-marketing awareness
  • Highly organised with great attention to detail
  • Able to take ownership of tasks and have a can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present an idea/creative concept to the team
  • Six-month job placements as part of the Governments Kickstart Scheme.
  • Available to 16 to 24-year olds currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment
  • 25 hours a week 10am – 4pm weekdays with a one hour lunch break.
  • Salary at the National Minimum Wage (age dependent). 

The role 

Ideally we are looking for someone with a strong interest in both print and digital design with skills that cross both on and offline media. You will work alongside our young team and have the opportunity to get involved from concept to final artwork and everything in between in a fast-paced dynamic environment. You will require excellent computer skills, particularly Adobe CC Suite as well as impeccable literacy, numeracy and attention to detail. You will be offered on the job training plus any additional remote self-learning as required. 

We are currently all working from home, but a suitable computer and access to all software required will be provided. Day-to-day operations will involve working directly with your line manager as well as collaborating with the rest of our creative team remotely via Microsoft Teams. When safe to do so you may need to work at Acuity’s office in central Watford. You will be responsible for tracking your own time and jobs through the studio using our Streamtime project management software, and will be able to collaborate in preparing specifications for print and digital jobs and briefs for bought in services. You will be expected to have a can-do attitude. 

Company description 

Acuity was started in 1998 by two partners who are still very much hands on in the business today and we’ve always called Watford our home… 

We’re a full service advertising and marketing agency that delivers brand consistency at a local level, while creating intelligent campaigns precisely tuned to increase sales, and keep customers coming back for more. We work in the digital space as well as more traditional media. We make things happen. 

Based close to the M1 and M25, we have long standing clients and staff, a good indicator of our can-do philosophy, our creative thinking and our lively and fun environment. 

Full training will be given during the induction period as well as on-going training and personal development as required. 

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JUNIOR TEXTILE DESIGNER (BRADFORD)

Company: Norfolk Recruitment
Where to apply: diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com 

We are recruiting for a major textiles interior and wallcovering brand.

INTERVIEW DATES:  First interviews in Milton Keynes ASAP and if successful 2nd interviews will take place in Bradford ASAP.  The name of the company recruiting will be given if you are successful at first interview stage and our client confirms they wish to meet you.  

START DATE: ASAP 

Qualifications Required:  BA Hons Degree in Textile Design or Surface Pattern 2:1 or above 

Experience: A new graduate will be considered if you have a satisfactory portfolio and have had some work experience/ placements. 

Hours of Work: 9am – 5pm with an hour for lunch 

Holidays:  25 days plus Bank Holidays 

Design Team: Join a team of 2 young and enthusiastic designers 

Salary / Benefits: £20k per annum plus Pension and Health cover 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Designing artwork- hand painting/drawing in a variety of styles (Skills essential).
  • Working to a design brief- being able to work in different styles e.g. floral, textures, geometrics. Adapting their own hand writing to different styles and projects. 
  • Computer work on AVA(training will be given)/ photoshop/ Illustrator interpreting hand drawn designs in CAD  
  • Adapting designs and putting into repeat  
  • Producing concept boards and trend colours/new ideas  
  • Ability to take direction from the design team and work to briefs 
  • Research and awareness of current trends and competitors – so important you have good trend boards in your portfolio. 
  • Contributing to team meetings/ reviews/ sales meetings 
  • General admin, chasing samples, archive filing and chasing design work. 

If you are interested and have not been interviewed by Diane Harding of Norfolk House before then please email your cv and images of your best interior textiles design work including excellent drawing skills to diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com 

If you have been interviewed by Diane Harding before and are registered on Norfolk House Recruitment books, then please just email back to say that you are interested in a 2nd interview with the Company in Bradford. If you are accepted, we will agree an interview date and give you further information.  

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TEXTILE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER (NEAR WATFORD)

Company: Norfolk Recruitment
Where to apply: diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com

MAJOR SUPPLIER TO MAJOR BRANDS NATIONWIDE – such as Harlequin and Prestigious etc. 

The name of the Company will be revealed on invite to 2nd interview. 

We have a client who is looking for ideally anexperienced Textile Designer – but will consider talented new graduates to join their dynamic design team of 4 people who work closely with their Mills in China and India.  The role will involve working closely with their Mills and their clients to create, develop and finalize new collections with the top home furnishing brands in the UK and Ireland. 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

  • You will be based at our Design Studio, Offices and Showroom near Watford, Hertfordshire.  
  • Your responsibilities will include product design creation, market research and colour trend forecasting for the furnishing fabric sector.
  • You will be joining a dynamic design team of 4 plus admin and accounts personnel who work closely with our Mills in China and India  as well as our customers nationwide.
  • The role will involve working closely with our Mills and their clients to create, develop and finalize new collections with the top home furnishing brands in the UK and Ireland.
  • The position will require you to travel occasionally overseas to attend Trade Shows in Germany, Italy and beyond, as well as regularly travelling to the Mills main design studios in Mumbai.
  • You will be assisting our clients from the inception of the design through to its final selection. 
  • 60% of your work will be design and 40% admin, travel and communication.  
     

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 

  • Excellent drawing skills 
  • Good Computer skills Photoshop and Microsoft Office and ideally AVA. 
  • Be organized and capable of meeting strict deadlines. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, together with a strong personality to help maintain and strengthen relationships with our clients and suppliers. 
  • BA, BSC or MA Graduate – specialist in weave, print, embroidery or surface pattern. 
  • Full UK Driving Licence preferred. 

START DATE AND SALARY 

  • Start Date – July / August 
  • Salary circa £18k – £28k dependent on skills and experience 

For a first interview please email your CV and digital portfolio to diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com and if you do not get a response within 48hrs send a whatsapp text to 07912 379739 to inform Diane that you have applied.  I respond to all applications.  If you have already been interviewed by Diane Harding please state this when applying – send an updated CV and portfolio please.  

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TEXTILE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER (MUMBAI)

Company: Norfolk Recruitment
Where to apply: diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com

We have a client based in Mumbai, India – one of the Top Furnishing Fabric Mills in the World supplying all the major brands in the UK – who is offering one new graduate or experienced UK designer the opportunity of an 18-month contract to work in the Design Studio at their mill as soon as India is open again (to start with you will work freelance from the UK until visas are achievable) – this can be extended as many designers do – if you like the work and they like you.  

Over the last 15 years we have sent many textile designers to India – so you can talk to them about their experiences before you decide to take the job.  Many of them have returned to the UK and with this experience on their CV and have found excellent design jobs within the industry – for example with Romo, Prestigious, Ashley Wilde & Harlequin. 

All that is required is that you have a degree in Surface Pattern, Weave, Embroidery or Print design with excellent drawing skills and ideally at least 1 year’s industry work experience.  

The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by our client soon and the successful candidate will travel out to India with another designer already employed to join the other designers who are already working with the mill at a time that is convenient for all parties.  

Some more info: 

  • The mill produces approx. 1 million metres per month. 
  • 200,000m embroidered fabrics 
  • 450k jacquard fabrics 
  • Balance plains / dobbys / textures / digital prints 
  • They currently have a team of 21 designers (15 of which speak excellent English) 
  • They use the AVA CAD SYSTEM – 17 design computers 
  • They are happy for you to use photoshop or illustrator 
  • You will be working on design, colour and customer projects. 
  • The company will arrange and pay for all your travelling expenses including the return flights along with the Visa and Insurance. 
  • You will have the companionship of another UK designer who will travel with you. 
  • You will stay in a high-quality 4 bedroom apartment with dining, kitchen, lounge facilities with 3 other UK & Indian designers. You will have your own bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.  This is all paid for by the company. 
  • As a new graduate with little or no experience you will also be paid £650 per month – In addition to your accommodation being paid for. NB Until you get your visa you will work from home as a freelancer from the UK on minimum wage.  
  • As an experienced designer – you will be also be paid up to £850 per month in addition to your accommodation being paid for.  NB Until you get your visa you will work from home as a freelancer from the UK on up to £2000 per month dependent on hours worked and your experience. 
  • Keep in mind that the cost of living in India is much lower than in the UK so your salary will give you a very comfortable living in India. 
  • In Mumbai you will work 6 days a week Monday – Saturday (10am – 7pm with one-hour break) ** sometimes when leading up to an exhibition you will be expected to work late into the evening to hit deadlines. 
  • You will receive the 3rd Saturday off every month as holiday as well as any Indian religious holidays. 
  • In addition you will receive 20 days paid holiday a year. 
  • The company will pay for 2 additional return flights to the UK – so you can spend your holidays in the UK if you wish. 
  • There will be a 3-month probation period – where if they are not satisfied with your performance, they can end the contract and fly you home. 

Interested?  If Diane has not interviewed, you before please email me your CV with pics of your best work including drawings and paintings (especially florals) asap!  Thank you.   

If you have already been interviewed by Diane – please state this on your application.  
 

Diane Harding Tel 07912 379739 or email: diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com 

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FREE OPEN CALL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY

Company: Changing Spaces
Where to apply: ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk 

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is back from 8-10 October 2021 in its new home of Victoria Baths, one of Manchester’s most iconic heritage attractions.  From new graduate talent to established makers, GNCCF Manchester is an opportunity to buy beautiful and unique handmade work direct from over 150 selected makers. 

Victoria Baths is a fitting backdrop for the GNCCF and we are keen to make use of some of its interior architectural features to present craft and champion makers at different stages of their craft journey, through a series of exhibitions around the building. 

Changing Spaces will be an exhibition of graduate work in the original Edwardian pool-side changing cubicles.   

We’re interested in showing work from as many students/ graduates as we can to make up for the recent lack of opportunities available. We have a total of 48 spaces. This open call is directed at:  2021 BA and MA graduates, 2020 graduates, and current students on MA courses in craft and 3D design, including ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture, textiles, lighting and product design.  It will be an opportunity to showcase their work to the GNCCF audience of craft buyers, collectors, curators and other craft professionals. 

The changing cubicles are small spaces which could accommodate a plinth or small display table.  Each tiled space has a half-height door, a bench at the rear and work can be hung from the sides. Please see photos below. The space is a blank canvass so we invite applicants to be creative with their display whilst respecting the Grade 2 listed status of the space.  Each selected graduate/student can have two cubicles – one to display work and the other to stand/sit in for social distancing. 

Work exhibited can be physical objects and/or sketchbooks, artwork and photos (should interested applicants have not been able to make pieces due to the pandemic). Successful applicants will be expected to set up their work on Friday 8th October 2021 and be present during the public openings (work left unattended at your own risk). 

We welcome applications from diverse and talented graduates/students whatever their background and encourage applicants from those groups which are currently under-represented in the craft sector. This is a free exhibition opportunity and any expenses incurred for materials, display or for taking part ( eg. accommodation/travel) are the responsibility of the selected graduate/student. 

If you are interested in being considered for Changing Spaces please send us your personal details, a brief description of your work and how you may display it, along with 4 images of your work to: ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk

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PRINT DESIGNER

Company: Bay and Brown
Where to apply: opportunities@bayandbrown.com

In-House Hand Floral specific Print Designer needed to join our established East London studio. 

The ideal candidate should have strong hand drawing and painting skills. 

Must have a clear understanding of colour and composition. 

Proficiency in Photoshop is required along with strong computer skills.  

 

Past experience in industry is not essential but desirable. 

Must have a full Driving License. 

Please email CV and portfolio to opportunities@bayandbrown.com 

Applications with no portfolio will not be considered. 

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JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Company: WITH Creative
Where to apply: iwanttowork@with-creative.com

We’re WITH Creative, an exciting and ambitious London based design agency.

We invent and design innovative products that don’t exist yet, from contemporary homeware and furniture to gifts and games.

As well as designing for some of the world’s best brands, we also create products under our own original design brands which are sold in stores throughout the world.

Download the full WITH Creative job description here.

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GRADUATE PRODUCT DESIGNER

Company: Pentagon Play
Where to apply: jonny@penatgonplay.co.uk

Pentagon Play are the UK’s leading school and nursery playground company. We are a fun-loving, hardworking team dedicated to improving the play and learning experiences of children. 

We are proud to be one of The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Small Businesses to work for in 2020! 

Company Benefits 

  • Flexible Working Policy 
  • In House Gym 
  • Frequent Training & Team Building Days 
  • Holiday: 24 Days (+ 2 Days on bonus, to be used at Christmas) 
  • Pension 
  • Company Bonus Scheme (After probation) 
  • Healthcare Cash Plan 
  • Free Onsite Car Park 
  • Personal Annual Training Budget 

Salary 

  • £23,000 

Responsibilities 

  • Design and innovate industry leading play and learning equipment 
  • Technical drawings of products to aid manufacture and install 
  • Present ideas and designs to Pentagon team 
  • Product database management 

Experience Required 

  • Both applicants with experience and recent graduates with no experience will be considered. 
  • Degree in Product Design or similar. 

At Pentagon Play we have our own workshop, flat-bed and 6-axis CNC machines to further our in-house manufacturing. 

Please apply with a CV and a Portfolio 

Expected start date: 02/08/2021 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Any applicants can contact jonny@penatgonplay.co.uk or call the Pentagon office on 01625 890 330. A link to the companies website https://www.pentagonplay.co.uk/ for further info. 

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JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Company: STB
Where to apply: jobs@stockstaylorbenson.com 

We’re looking for an ambitious Junior Graphic Designer with a passion for bloody brilliant graphic design to join the team in our Leicester studio. 

To be right for the role you’ll be able to demonstrate highly creative thinking, have bags of ideas, a good understanding of the design process and the drive to create beautiful graphic design across multiple channels. As for experience, some would be great, but it’s not essential. We’re looking for great ideas and a willingness to learn and develop.  

The Person: 

  • You have a real passion for graphic design 
  • You must be an excellent creative all-rounder 
  • You’re ambitious and driven to be the best in the industry 

The Essentials: 

  • Possess an impressive portfolio that shows great ideas 
  • Able to learn and develop quickly in a busy agency environment with tight deadlines 

The Rewards: 

  • An opportunity to work with some of the UK’s biggest brands 
  • A highly competitive salary based on experience 

To apply, send your CV tojobs@stockstaylorbenson.com 

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JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER (KICKSTART SCHEME)

Company: Bubblegum Stuff
Where to apply: careers@bubblegumstuff.com

Bubblegum Stuff is looking for a talented junior graphic designer to join its creative team for a 6 month period to develop exciting new items for the novelty gift and games market.

Bubblegum Stuff is looking for a talented junior graphic designer to join its creative team for a 6 month period to develop exciting new items for the novelty gift and games market. In this role, you will be to spotting new and emerging trends and work on creating innovative concepts for products, packaging and advertising. We are looking for a highly creative, hardworking individual with a willingness to learn and an ability to work to tight deadlines. Experience in using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is a requirement. A design Portfolio PDF or a link to online works must be submitted with your application to be considered.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ideation
  • Research
  • Development
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Designing marketing material for multiple platforms

The minimum contract is for 25 hours a week however we may increase hours when required.

The Bubblegum Stuff office is based at Trinity Buoy Wharf on the River Thames in East London, so this position would be suitable for someone living in London or the Home counties area. Remote working will be considered but not on a full-time basis. Bubblegum Stuff is a start-up company that designs, manufactures and distributes novelty products and games to UK high street retailers.

Contract length: 6 months

Part-time hours: 25 per week

To apply, send your CV to careers@bubblegumstuff.com

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OPEN CALL FOR PORTAL 2021

Company: Llantarnam Grange 
Where to apply: Click Here

Llantarnam Grange has just announced its open call for Portal 2021 – our annual graduate showcase, exhibiting the best in contemporary visual and applied arts in the UK, offering artist fees and coaching, alongside support and guidance for the future.

For more information about the open call, please click here.

HARRIET KELSALL - RESZIED

DESIGN ASSISTANT (HERTFORDSHIRE)

Company: HK Jewellery
Where to apply: recruitment@hkjewellery.co.uk

Are you dreaming of a career in jewellery design? 

We are looking for a new Jewellery Design Assistant to join our team in Hertfordshire. 

Winners of the Retail Jeweller Bespoke Jeweller of the Year 2020, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is an authentic bespoke jewellery business, working closely with our customers to create individual pieces of jewellery. Our team is small, dedicated and united in our love of creating beautiful things. 

Winners of over 20 national awards and internationally recognized for our work as jewellers, our contribution to ethics within the industry and our innovative approach to what we do, the business is positioned as a leader in the exciting growth area of bespoke jewellery. 

If you love jewellery and have a design related degree in any subject then we have an exciting opportunity at a junior level for you to start your career in jewellery design. 

You’ll need to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, passionate about jewellery, creative, practical, a three-dimensional thinker and good at working in a team environment. Bespoke jewellery is customer facing so you’ll need to be a confident communicator, conscientious, well presented and hard-working. 

Our training programme and career progression are second to none. Our ethics and values are exemplary in the industry and we are extremely proud to employ the most talented and dedicated team who bring creativity and excellence to everything they do. 

Entry level salary with the ability to earn team bonuses. 

Email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@hkjewellery.co.uk 

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GRADUATE DESIGN ROLL

Company: Ooni 
Where to apply:
jobs@ooni.com

Eat pizza. Design products. Eat some more pizza. Rinse. Repeat.

You are going to create the future of outdoor cooking with the world’s most innovative, stylish and popular pizza ovens and products. Your creativity will help us expand the awesome Ooni range to dozens of epic experiential products.


You’ll learn the product creation and development cycle through hands on experience and training, learning from our experienced and collaborative team of designers. You will be joining the next generation of our product development team.


You’ll help us to shape the future of our products, through creating sleek, stylish and thoughtful designs befitting our brand, that blend high performance with aesthetics.


You’ll be part of one team, with one (cheese-laden) dream – primavera, not primadonna.


You will be given responsibility from the off to create concepts and develop designs for live products.


A kick ass team that works together to create brilliant, award winning products, that are considered, high performing, highly functional and above all deliver a brilliant experience for our customers.

The person we want will have a wide range of skills. Things we are looking for in you include:

We Need:
• BA Industrial and/or Product Design or similar experience.
• Excellent verbal and visual presentation skills.
• Eager, ambitious and passionate about design. Driven to learn, willing to voice opinions, and no ego.
• Ability to work at pace, create concepts from hand sketch through to more developed designs.

We Love:
• Creative flair that blends beautiful design with carefully thought out details to delight our customers.
• Customer experience first focus, always.
• Aptitude for creative functional problem-solving with a great eye for product aesthetics.
• Ability to get hands on with prototypes and adapt and react with designs to enhance the product experience.
• The ability to communicate effectively with the product and engineering teams and to engage with external suppliers and manufacturers both in the UK and internationally.
• Fluency with Solidworks is essential. Adobe creative suite and MS office work packages are a big plus.

The Company:
• Go to YouTube and search “We are Ooni”. That wee video pretty much says it all

BIGGS HILLIER - RESZIED

JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Company: Briggs Hiller
Where to apply: lucy@briggshillier.com

We are expanding the design team in our Leicestershire studio, recruiting for Junior Interior Designers.

Briggs Hillier are an award winning, global design agency that combines insight, creativity and 21 years of retail knowledge to create powerful brand and in-store experiences for some of the world’s leading brands and retailers. 

We are expanding the design team in our Leicestershire studio, recruiting for Junior Interior Designers. The roles will involve working with the team on retail and leisure projects, being involved in all aspects of the project process from concept designs to roll out and design application. 

If you have keen eye for detail and a passion delivering design that works, please apply with CV and portfolio to lucy@briggshillier.com

Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D rendering software is essential. 

HARRIET KELSALL - RESZIED

DESIGN ASSISTANT (HERTFORDSHIRE)

Company: HK Jewellery
Where to apply: recruitment@hkjewellery.co.uk

Are you dreaming of a career in jewellery design? 

We are looking for a new Jewellery Design Assistant to join our team in Hertfordshire. 

Winners of the Retail Jeweller Bespoke Jeweller of the Year 2020, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is an authentic bespoke jewellery business, working closely with our customers to create individual pieces of jewellery. Our team is small, dedicated and united in our love of creating beautiful things. 

Winners of over 20 national awards and internationally recognized for our work as jewellers, our contribution to ethics within the industry and our innovative approach to what we do, the business is positioned as a leader in the exciting growth area of bespoke jewellery. 

If you love jewellery and have a design related degree in any subject then we have an exciting opportunity at a junior level for you to start your career in jewellery design. 

You’ll need to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, passionate about jewellery, creative, practical, a three-dimensional thinker and good at working in a team environment. Bespoke jewellery is customer facing so you’ll need to be a confident communicator, conscientious, well presented and hard-working. 

Our training programme and career progression are second to none. Our ethics and values are exemplary in the industry and we are extremely proud to employ the most talented and dedicated team who bring creativity and excellence to everything they do. 

Entry level salary with the ability to earn team bonuses. 

Email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@hkjewellery.co.uk 

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DESIGN INTERN (PAID)

Company: Pattern Cloud
Where to apply: sophie@thepatterncloud.com 

The Pattern Cloud is the Textile design industry’s leading provider of websites and business systems.

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