Junior Graphic Designer

Job Added: 04 April 2019
Applications Close: 19 May 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @publica_office

Publica are looking for a talented and conscientious Junior Graphic Designer to join our graphic design team.

——— About Publica ———
Publica is a London-based urban design and public realm practice working to make our cities more successful, functional and beautiful. Publica surveys neighbourhoods, undertakes rigorous research and provides strategies and design for innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth, policy and planning.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes specialists in urban design, graphic design, communications and research. Publica’s in-house graphic design team has recognised industry-leading expertise in visual communications and a strong track record of articulating and communicating complex ideas in a way that is elegant, clear and accessible to all. We create beautiful, insightful and thought-provoking publications, infographics, presentations and visual identities which synthesise and promote complex ideas that are of benefit to society and the built environment.

——— The Position ———
Publica are looking for a talented and conscientious Junior Graphic Designer who can support our graphic design team in the development and implementation of the company’s identity across all printed and digital materials. This is a creative and varied position within an in-house environment. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working on materials for print; some experience of digital design; have excellent communication and organisation skills; possess a portfolio that shows an eye for typography and detail; and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

——— Key duties ———
To support the design and production of reports and associated materials; reporting to the Head of Graphic Design, working alongside the Graphic Designer and liaising with the urban design, communications and research teams. This will include:
● Supporting the graphic designers on the editorial design and artworking of reports, presentations and other materials for Publica projects.
● Artworking of maps, infographics, photographs, drawings and other visual materials.
● Design of materials for the communications team, including: presentation design for talks and events, design of graphics for short films, websites, emailers, social media and other associated marketing materials.
● Assisting with the design and production of company information and tender brochures.
● Design, artworking and uploading of content for the Publica website and social media channels.
● Implementing the Publica identity across all external communications and in-house materials.
● Archiving of digital content.
● Supporting the ongoing development of the Publica identity and its application to all materials.
● To provide technical assistance to the wider project team for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
● Preparing documents for print: liaising with external printers and suppliers; sourcing quotes and sample materials; and preparing documents for print and electronic delivery.
● General design related administration duties.

——— Experience and skills required ———
● A portfolio showcasing:
● ● Editorial design and typographic detailing; information design; identity and branding
● ● Examples of process and visual references
● ● Projects for print and digital formats
● ● Creative solutions executed well

● Experience working collaboratively within a studio environment/within a team.
● Good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
● Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Keynote and Adobe Acrobat.
● Excellent communication skills with the ability to work individually as well as part of a small graphic design team and within the wider Publica team.
● Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and multitask.
● Proactive, innovative, resourceful and self-motivated.
● Approachable, helpful and thrives in a supporting role.
● An enthusiasm and awareness of current trends and developments in graphic design.

——— Desirable experience and skills ———
● High standard of typographic design, information design and editorial design.
● Editorial experience, e.g. working with large amounts of content, working with editors/proofreaders
● Experience of working within a collaborative design team.
● Experience and knowledge of film editing software, e.g. Final Cut.
● Experience and knowledge of Wordpress, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
● Experience of working in-house or for clients in the architecture/urban design sector.
● Interest in architecture, urbanism and the public realm.

——— Salary ———
Negotiable, based on experience. Initial three-month contract, with a view to a permanent position.

——— Hours ———
Full time, 40 hours per week.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter and short PDF of work samples (max attachment size 15MB) to [email protected] stating Junior Graphic Designer application in the subject line.

Your cover letter should state clearly why you are interested in working with Publica, and what you would bring to this role.

Please see our website for further information and to see some of our projects: