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The West of England Design Forum was formed in 2006 by a bunch of passionate designers and people working in the industry who wanted to create a place for designers, and those interested in design, to come together, be inspired and promote design.

Nine years on this is still our aim. Together we will grow a dynamic, connected and thriving local design community. To be involved, get in touch!

Next Event

WEDF Talk // Digital

24 June 2015
Arnolfini, Bristol

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RT @Design_Week: "Print's not dead and it's not going anywhere" – @MrMattWilley on magazines: http://t.co/r3h3HBKLeX http://t.co/l0bCws7Oe0

Designer Job at Hello

Designer Job at Hello

Hello, is it you we're looking for? Hello are looking for a new designer to join our busy studio, …

Hello, is it you we're looking for?

Hello are looking for a new designer to join our busy studio, focussing on brand creation and development for a diverse range of high-growth, entrepreneurial clients. Applicants should be mid to senior level, capable of producing bold, instinctive work, and confident working from concept to delivery across a broad range of media. Please email CV and work samples to jamie@01134.co.uk.

www.01134.co.uk

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An interesting point of view - Why we should design things that are difficult to use @guardian http://t.co/BkcXxgJrsf

WEDF Talk // 4Creative — Born Risky

WEDF Talk // 4Creative — Born Risky

We're thrilled to have Alice Tonge from 4Creative for our first talk of 2015. Alice Tonge is a …

We're thrilled to have Alice Tonge from 4Creative for our first talk of 2015.

Alice Tonge is a Creative Director at 4Creative, the multi-awarded in-house creative agency for Channel 4. Creative Review’s Agency of the Year 2013, they are known for consistently creating some of the most powerful, effective and creative work in advertising, brand identity and graphic design. Part production company, part creative agency, they are responsible for all branding and advertising for the Channel 4 family, both on and off air.

Channel 4 was set up to provoke, experiment and entertain. It was born risky. That doesn’t mean risky as in naked abseiling, it means creatively risky. Born risky means going where other channels can’t to create something new, alternative and different.

Wednesday, 4 February 

Arnolfini


19:00–21:00 // £12.00 / £10.00 concs.

To book your tickets, visit the Arnolfini website or call the box office on 0117 917 2300.

Design
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The Power of Design

To design (verb) is to create or to devise. It is a process and a way of thinking. A design (noun) has form and function; it is the result of the process of designing. As a people-centred, problem-solving process, design is a strategic tool, and a way to address challenges facing both public and private organisations. 

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RT @Design_Week: Tango goes back to black with new can design: http://t.co/hU7JcVvlYn http://t.co/voIxFrAuPu

Creative Designer Job at Harleys

Creative Designer Job at Harleys

Do you have the drive and enthusiasm for creating great design with a keen eye for detail. This is …

Do you have the drive and enthusiasm for creating great design with a keen eye for detail. This is brilliant chance to join a thriving agency working with high profile brands that include Ericsson, Saab and Nynas we are a leading communications agency that prides ourselves on being able to deliver ideas and thought provoking strategies that translate into highly effective digital, brand and design communications.

As a creative perfectionist, you will be joining a talented design team acting within an influential design capacity across the full scope of projects, from concept designs through to final delivery.

Person specification
The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, imaginative and passionate about all things design. We are looking for someone with a portfolio of beautiful, well executed design work, preferably cross-discipline but with a main background of print and conceptualisation. You should have branding experience and the ability to produce exquisitely designed work with precise attention to detail. The designer will be involved in a huge wealth of projects both large and small, ranging from the design of brochures, magazines, advertisements and infographics right through to exhibition graphics and presentations. A good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required.

Only apply if you meet the following criteria: •
3+ years agency experience •
A conceptual thinker with great visualising skills •
Print focused with a good solid handle on type, formats and finishes •
Confident in presenting concepts to directors and clients •
Flexible enough to apply designs across a diverse range of marketing materials •
Experienced in taking a design-lead on projects •
Happy to mentor and give guidance to other members of the design team

Please send your CV and examples of your work to careers@thinkharleys.com or post to Harleys, 2 St. Davids Court, Windmill Road, Clevedon, BS21 6UP.

Please indicate your salary expectations. 

Closing date for applicants is 27 February 2014. 

www.thinkharleys.com 

UI Designer/Front-end Developer Job in Cardiff

WHAT WE DO 

 Fundible is building technology to make collaborative purchases possible. First …

WHAT WE DO 


Fundible is building technology to make collaborative purchases possible. First of all we are bring crowdfunding to ecommerce. By making unaffordable purchases possible and shared purchases easy for consumers, we increase merchants’ sales, customer acquisition and data insight. Think kickstarter for retailers. 

We’re then going to target other markets….. watch this space. 

We’re not an ecommerce platform and we’re not a payment system. What we’re doing is building a scalable, disruptive solution that can work with merchants to help initiate £100m’s incremental revenue, whilst capturing new forms of consumer data & insight. 





ABOUT US 
We are a pre-launch startup based in Cardiff (just off the A48/M4). You will work side by side the 2 co-founders and there is a management team of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs, who have had several successful exits. 

We have been inundated with requests and are currently in the process of rolling out a beta to initial customers. We have just been shortlisted for the "Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start up Company of the Year" (Jan 2015) and were chosen for the UK Merchants & Payments Conference Innovation Showcase, alongside heavily VC backed startups. 

This is a unique opportunity to take a crucial early role in a high-growth tech startup with global potential. 





ABOUT YOU


We’re looking for people who want to move ideas quickly from concept to design to production. We want people who like a challenge and want to grow a startup into a global business. 



More info can be found here and you can call Luke for more info on 07814435380.