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Colophon Foundry

Type Designer

Job Added: 09 September 2019
Applications Close: 23 September 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @colophonfoundry

About the Role:
We are currently looking for a type designer to join our team. You will be working directly on custom type projects, as well as a range of library releases, including extending into additional weights, character sets and features.

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
— Excellent working knowledge of the common Adobe Programmes (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
— 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
— Font engineering workflows, shell scripting
— 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

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.
— Send an email to [email protected] titled 'TYPE DESIGNER'