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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.

Eight 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!

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ARTCRANK Bristol 2014

19 September 2014
Clifton, Bristol

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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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UWE Bristol Product Design are hiring lecturers

UWE Product Design are hiring both a full-time lecturer post and associate lecturers. The full …

UWE Product Design are hiring both a full-time lecturer post and associate lecturers.

The full time post is a lecturer /senior lecturer in Product Design Engineering, someone who understands both people and technology, design and engineering.

The job advert is here and the deadline is 25 August.

It's a great lecturing team to work in, with 2 undergraduate courses which continue to improve year on year.

The posts for part time associate lecturers for the next academic year are both product designers and product design engineers, they are not advertised online, please contact Andrew.batchelor@uwe.ac.uk for more info.

Designer Job at Harleys

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

For more info please email Jenny Powell –jenny.powell@thinkharleys.com. Please indicate your salary expectation. Closing date for applicants is 27 August 2014. 

www.thinkharleys.com 

Proctor + Stevenson are hiring interns

Proctor + Stevenson are hiring interns

Award winning integrated agency, Proctor + Stevenson are currently recruiting Design and Motion …

Award winning integrated agency, Proctor + Stevenson are currently recruiting Design and Motion Graphics interns

Based in Central Bristol, our offices are populated by a team of bright, creative and lively designers, developers and account handlers who are passionate about the web and embracing all of its latest technologies.

Just starting out in the world of design or motion graphics? Keen to build your portfolio? Then read on…

Proctors is on the lookout for enthusiastic, talented creative types to join us as interns. We’ll be taking on different interns throughout this year to help us keep our website up to date, support with client work and create eye-poppingly, exciting marketing to promote Proctor + Stevenson.

What does the internship entail?

Internships last 8 weeks, and we’ll make a contribution to your travel/living expenses. It’s a great way to get interview and real-life experience, and by the end of your placement, you’ll gain real understanding of how an integrated agency works day-to-day. Of course, there’ll be day-to-day responsibilities – like social media monitoring and working on internal marketing projects – but you can be sure the time you spend with us will involve much more than making tea and doing the filing!

Apply now for this year

To apply, all you need to do is submit a CV and creative portfolio (PDFs please) to recruitment@proctors.co.uk. We respond to every enquiry, and bright sparks can expect to be invited to interview prior to placement.

Bristol & Bath by Design / Research Team Opportunities

UWE Bristol, Bath Spa University and Bristol University are collaborating with regional partners …

UWE Bristol, Bath Spa University and Bristol University are collaborating with regional partners the West of England Design Forum, Bristol Media, Creative Bath, REACT and the West of England LEP to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the value and impact of design in the city region in an 18-month project funded by the Design Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Bristol & Bath by Design will create a regionally based five-person team of experienced design researchers with extensive knowledge of design in the region. The universities bring further academic standing in related key areas: statistics, creative-sector microbusiness, and business development. 

We are now recruiting the research team that will be managed by investigators from UWE's Bristol School of Art & Design and Bristol Business School, University of Bristol's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Bath Spa University's Bath School of Art & Design. 

Bristol & Bath by Design offers the rare opportunity to work on an exciting and challenging multi-disciplinary project with wide reaching benefits for the region, academic and appropriate industrial communities.

UWE are recruiting for the following jobs and more info can be found here:

AHRC Research Fellow: Mapping Quantitative Econometrics 
Ref: 1430441
£31,342 - £37,394
18-month fixed-term, starting November 2014

AHRC Research Project Officer 
Ref: 1430338
£27,864 - £31,342
18-month fixed-term, starting November 2014

2 AHRC Research Associates: Field Research & Analysis
Ref: 1430329 / Ref: 1430330
£27,864 - £31,342
12-month fixed-term, starting January 2015

Bath Spa are recruiting for the following jobs and more info can be found here:

AHRC Research Fellow: Design History 
Ref: 08/14/2074
£31,342 - £35,256
12-month fixed-term, starting January 2015

November start: closing date 15 September with interviews the week of 29 September 2014.

January start: closing date 13 October with interviews the week of 27 October 2014.