Association of Illustrators

Designer for Magazine

Based: London/UK
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Freelance
Applications Close: 09 November 2018
Twitter: @theaoi
Job Listing Added: 25 October 2018

Varoom is the essential illustration magazine for creators, commissioners and lovers of great image-making. With a global remit, it is published biannually by the Association of Illustrators.

As the leading magazine for and about the illustration industry, we are now looking for a designer to reconfigure the magazine as it adapts to the changing needs of its audience with new editor Olivia Ahmad. Varoom is distributed to the AOI’s international membership as well as retailing online and in bookstores and galleries across the UK and globally.

Designer requirements
The magazine is run on a tight budget with support and project management from Derek Brazell at the AOI and a freelance editor, Olivia Ahmad. We are looking for a designer to work collaboratively with this small team in shaping the magazine’s look and feel.

Our designer will:
• Design and art direct the magazine
• Arrange production
• Supply marketing assets for use for online and social media promotion of the magazine (photographs, mock-up images, gifs, etc)

Fee and terms: This contract is for a one year period that will comprise two editions, with the option to renew.
The annual fee is £4,000.

More details at

How to Apply

Please submit the following:
• Examples of relevant past work
• Evidence of experience in magazine production demonstrating your understanding of how a magazine is constructed (eg grid, pacing, runners and the overcoming of print issues)
• Two references
• A short statement / visual of your vision for the magazine
• Your available time commitment for each issue Send your application to: [email protected] />Deadline: 10:00am Friday 9 November 2018