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Participatory City

Graphic Designer

Job Added: 04 July 2019
Applications Close: 03 August 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £23,000 to £27,000
Twitter: @participatorycity


As a graphic designer you will work across all the Neighbourhood Shops and Hubs, producing visual narratives for newspapers and other aspects of the project. You will also support the neighbourhood teams with creating digital design content and information on the digital platform. You will also co-design branding for local projects as required, working with project leads and residents. You’ll be working borough-wide across all of the Neighbourhood Shops and Hub sites as demand and needs require.


• Creation of layouts, wireframes, templates and concept boards for a print and digital formats.

• Producing artwork and branding for print and digital use across the Neighbourhood Shops and Hubs and for all other Participatory City functions, as required.

• Buy and manage print and digital services for Participatory City in conjunction with the Participatory City Development Team.

• Be responsible for the design of the digital platform ensuring content is updated, accurate and visually on-brand. (in conjunction with the Neighbourhood teams.

• Working with external digital developers of the digital platform.

• Use co-production methods with other Participatory City staff and wider neighbourhood participants.

• Train from time to time apprentices/trainees in these skills with support of the Neighbourhood School.

• Work with stakeholders to ensure Participatory City content is used in partner areas and that partner content is used within the Participatory City platform.

• Capture photo and video content across Participatory City activities- training other Participatory City staff in how to do this to a basic level.


• Great design skills.

• An eye for detail.

• Setting up workflows/processes for non-designers and non-technical staff to use in order to facilitate generating content.

• Able to use Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop).

• Able to use Keynote and Pages for Mac.

• Intermediate photographic and video capture and processing abilities.

• Excellent people person- thriving on working with a diverse group of people.

• Excellent communication skills- written and verbal.

• Action orientated- able to get things done to time and budget.

• Prototyping and experimenting at different stages of of the design process.


• Copywriting experience

• Adobe Premiere Pro.


• Previous experience of delivering artwork and branding for print and digital.

• Experience of operating strategically, managing multiple workstreams and delivering ‘on the ground’.

• Experience of co-production techniques.

• Experience of working with diverse teams across multiple sites.

• Confirmation that you are a UK/EU citizen or have the right to live and work in the UK.


• Experience of participation culture.

• Experience of working in a social design context.

• Experience of data visualisation design.

• Experience of working with developers on digital platforms.


• A can do attitude, enjoys collaborating with a wide range of people.

• A commitment to achieving social change, where everyone is able to participate and no-one is left behind.

• Thrives on flexibility, and is always looking for opportunities and best possible outcomes.

• Curious in nature- seeks out opportunities to enhance aims and objectives of the project.

Check out our website: www.participatorycity.org

1. Please apply by CV and a cover letter up to 2 pages A4 maximum which must include:

a) What excites you about the possibility of working with Participatory City.

b) How your skills, knowledge & experience and personal qualities fit the role as specified in the Person Specification.

c) How you think you would fit into the Participatory City culture as outlined in ‘How we work.’

d) Confirmation that you are a UK/EU citizen or have the right to live and work in the UK.

e) The closing date for applications is 19 July 2019. We strongly encourage early applications.

f) Please also complete an equality monitoring form. Find it here.

2. Please also send through a digital portfolio (in PDF format, no bigger than 10 MB)

3. Successful applicants will be invited to interview.

4. We are aiming for a start date for this role on August 2019.

How to apply

Email the information specified above, as well as your CV (in PDF format), cover letter (in PDF format) and portfolio to our Graphic Designer: [email protected] and our Office Manager: [email protected] with an email subject line of ‘Graphic Designer’ - [Your Name] application.’

If you have any questions about any aspect of this role, please contact Nat: [email protected]