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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!

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WEDF Talk // Digital

24 June 2015
Arnolfini, Bristol

Designer Job at Steers McGillan Eves

Designer Job at Steers McGillan Eves

Steers McGillan Eves is an independent, award-winning design consultancy in Bath — specialists in …

Steers McGillan Eves is an independent, award-winning design consultancy in Bath — specialists in integrated communication for cultural, education, healthcare, charity and development sectors.

Our list of prestigious clients includes:
The Royal Collection
The Royal Landscape
The Crown Estate
Historic Royal Palaces
National Trust
Museums Association
Rambert
Royal Museums Greenwich.
 

We are looking for a designer with 1 to 6 years experience. 

You will need to be; organised; passionate about modern, bold award winning design (especially typography) and its effectiveness; excellent visual and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work across a broad range of media from initial concepts to final delivery. 

Salary and benefit packages tbc — depending on experience. Please apply with CV and/or portfolio to Lauren Osborne.

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Design Museum looks for new trustees

The Design Museum was established as a charitable trust by Sir Terence Conran in the run up to the …

The Design Museum was established as a charitable trust by Sir Terence Conran in the run up to the opening of the Design Museum at its Shad Thames site in 1989. It is currently an organization with a £5m turnover, 70 full time staff, and around 250 000 visitors each year. In 2016 it will move to a new home in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Holland Park after a successful £55m fundraising campaign.

Before the museum opens in its new home it is looking to appoint a number of new trustees to overlap with the existing team. The museum is moving on from development and construction, toward creative expansion and new trustees need to reflect a different balance of skills and backgrounds.

It is specifically seeking Trustees with experience in new creative technologies, from architecture to digital communications, those with expertise in retail or e-commerce, and those from the business world who can foster and champion the museum’s culture of creative enterprise and the richness of the visitors’ experience.

More further information please click here.

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@HaloMedia in Bristol are looking for a new junior designer to join their team. Sounds like a brilliant job http://t.co/V8n34exYdG

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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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Junior designer job at Halo Media in Bristol

Junior designer job at Halo Media in Bristol

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented junior designer with a minimum of 2 years agency …

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented junior designer with a minimum of 2 years agency experience to join our busy Bristol-based studio. You must be fully proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and have the motivation and confidence to strive towards a middleweight position. 

The successful applicant will predominantly be working as part of a team that focuses on food packaging, POS and associated collateral for a large client that provides product and design solutions for major supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the UK and Europe. This includes both supermarkets own-branded foods as well as their own unique brands. 

Current experience within packaging is obviously an advantage but not essential. However being a fast-pased and sometimes technically challenging role the applicant must be organised and have the aptitude to quickly develop new skills as required. Our design team will often take projects from conception through to press-ready artwork so an understanding of artworking is also key.

Halo Media is a full service agency with a wealth of experience across various sectors including food packaging and agriculture, the entertainment industry, public sector, FMCG and everything inbetween. We will put our hands to anything that is thrown at us and we are looking for a candidate that will do the same. We work across all formats including print, digital, web, TV and video. We have worked hard on creating a lively studio atmosphere and try our best to make the busy times as enjoyable as possible. 

We offer a competitive salary, benefits, 20 days holiday plus usually around 5 days extra when we close for Christmas.

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@HaloMedia You're welcome :) 5 days extra holiday at Christmas — who can resist a job like that?

Applications for the Playable City Award 2015 are now open

Applications for the Playable City Award 2015 are now open

Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play …

Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. All over the world governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities, using communication networks and sensors to join up services, collect data and make efficiencies. The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015.

The Award includes:

Award of £30,000 

A trip to Tokyo in October 2015 to share learning from the Award as part of Watershed and British Council's Playable City Tokyo programme

Practical support in producing the work

Connection with the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol

Development of touring and future opportunities

Documentation of the work

Who should apply?

We are looking for artists, designers, architects, urbanists, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative practice. Individuals or teams can apply. 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for The Playable City Award, please fill in the online form in English, giving details of you, your practice and your proposal. The online form can be found here

Full details on the award, assessment criteria, the judgment process, etc. is contained in Playable City Award 2015 Overview. Please read this before completing your application, giving particular consideration to the assessment criteria. 

Deadline: Please complete your application by 7 April 2015, 17:00 (GMT).

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