Colophon Foundry

Type Designer

Based: London
Level: Junior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 16 March 2019
Twitter: @colophonfoundry
Job Listing Added: 14 February 2019

We are currently looking for a type designer to join our team. You will be working directly on custom type projects, as well as self-driven type projects (our own publishing schedule and a variety of other designed output via Colophon Foundry).


You Should Have:
— Around one years industry experience
— Be forward thinking, decisive and a team player
— A strong visual aesthetic, and understanding of the necessary technical skills to produce great work
— A good understanding of current type design and typographic driven design culture
— Strong conceptual skills and thinking


Key Skills:
— Great communication skills (written and spoken)
— Attention to detail at the extreme level
— Ability to work in a team
— Typographic understanding
— In-depth knowledge of Glyphs
— Experience with multi-style designs
— Ability to handle multiple projects at once
— Ability to plan
— Forward-thinking and management of your own time to allow for the best result in each project
— Be flexible, adaptive and able to ‘muck-in’


Beneficial Skills:
— Knowledge of Python
— Knowledge of other scripts (Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Thai)


To Consider:
— The role starts with a three month trial period
— Our studio is in Islington, London
— You will be working with a 5 person team, and we are continuing to expand

How to Apply

— Send a covering letter explaining why you fit the role and what you can bring to our team
— Send a PDF portfolio of your recent work (ideally 7–10 projects)
— Please ensure all names and information is thorough and correct. We will probably disregard your application if you spell our names (Anthony & Edd) wrong!
— Send an email to [email protected]