59 Productions

Assistant Designer

Job Added: 31 October 2019
Applications Close: 24 November 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £23,000 to £27000.00
Twitter: @59productions

Reports to: Senior Production Manager

Salary: Band B: £23,000-£27,000 depending upon experience

Works with: Video Design Department, Architecture Department, the wider company, freelance technical staff

Application Deadline: 24th November 2019

First Interviews: 3rd December 2019

Second Interviews: 10th December 2019

Please note that interviews will only be held in person on this date. No telephone interviews.


About us


59 Productions is a world-leader in designing and delivering large-scale video and animation work for audiences across the globe. Working inside leading theatres, opera houses, museums, and stadiums, as well as projection mapping the facades of iconic architecture including the Washington Monument and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 59 are the go-to team for generating creative and technical ideas to realise ambitious artistic projects.

We work collaboratively to challenge traditional methods and push the boundaries of what can be achieved – exploring new technologies including XR, real time animation and interactive media.

59 has showcased the work of our select team of 20+ in-house designers and animators to live audiences in the hundreds of thousands, all of 59’s work is unified by a singular desire to combine art and technology to tell amazing stories.


About you

We are looking for an Assistant Designer to join our exceptional team of designers, architects, and animators, designing high-profile and ambitious projects. You would be a key part of the team, taking projects from brief through to production, supporting the lead designers throughout the process and having a detailed understanding of the overall video design.

The Assistant Designer is responsible for a wide range of diverse project tasks, including research and reference gathering, building InDesign presentations and using 2D and 3D software to interpret design ideas into sketches and visualisations. We are looking for an organised individual who can manage the digital workflow of a project, including assets tracking, file structures and file origins for copyright. You would be responsible for building reusable design templates and workflows in various 2D and 3D software packages and working with the animation team to develop content for the final productions.

This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and creative junior designer who is keen to learn from our talented team of designers and who would like the chance to see their work presented on a world stage.


Character profile


  • A motivated individual with a highly creative and responsive design approach
  • A talented and ambitious designer with strong communication skills
  • A hardworking individual who is organised, able to work well under pressure and is comfortable working to deadlines
  • A keen interest in live performance and public art projects


Essential Skills

  • A degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Knowledge of animation/compositing in After Effects
  • A proven ability to multitask effectively and handle multiple workflows at any one time
  • Competent across Microsoft Office suite


Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of a 3D software
  • Experience working on VR and AR projects
  • Analogue and digital drawing skills
  • Knowledge of digital media formats including Quicktime, and an understanding of video file formats, codecs etc.

How to apply

Please apply on our website: https://59productions.co.uk/assistant-designer/