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Graphic Designer

£30,000 – £36,000
Junior, Midweight
Full Time
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Job Description

About Publica

Publica is a research and urban design practice that works at a variety of scales, from the detailed design of a single street to setting the vision and strategy for an entire district.

We are an ambitious and energetic company that advises local authorities, landowners, developers, architects and community organisations, both in London and abroad. Our projects are driven by rigorous analysis of place and context, combining active, in-depth fieldwork and documentation with an ongoing study of international best practice.

The team

Publica’s team has detailed knowledge and understanding of urban conditions, coupled with a high level of technical expertise in the fields of public realm and urban design, strategic planning, research, communications and graphic design. We place great emphasis on good design at all scales and on producing engaging, informative and accessible communications material as an integral part of our project, in the dissemination of our research and to advocate for a holistic, evidence-based approach to urban growth.

The position

Publica is looking for a talented and conscientious Graphic Designer who can support our team in the development and implementation of 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; experience of digital design; have excellent communication and organisation skills; possess a portfolio that shows an eye for typography and detail; and have an interest in architecture and urbanism.

At Publica, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting the team in preparing and delivering public realm strategies, masterplans and concept designs for sites across London and the UK.

Key responsibilities

Supporting the project teams with editorial design of reports, presentations and other materials for Publica projects.

Supporting the project teams with the development of project identities and associated materials, and delivering projects from brief to completion.

The design and/or artworking of maps, infographics, photographs, drawings and other visual materials.

Design and development of materials for the communications team, including presentation design for talks 
and events, design of graphics for short films, websites, emailers and other associated marketing materials.

Assisting with the design and production of company information and tender brochures.

Implementing the Publica identity across all external communications and in-house materials and key business development opportunities.

Overseeing that documents prepared by other members of the team are of a high visual standard and the Publica branding is applied correctly and consistently.

Providing technical assistance to the wider project team for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Production of materials: liaising with external printers and suppliers; sourcing quotes and sample materials; and preparing documents with the correct specification for print and electronic delivery.

Ensuring that external jobs are delivered to schedule and report issues of print quality or delay to relevant Project Directors.

Running of the Publica website: prepare new website pages for news items or project pieces; perform small alterations and ensure all pages are up-to date; liaison with the external website developers if any issues arise.

General design related administration duties.

Required experience and skills

High-level proficiency in Indesign, proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop

Skills in self-management and communications

Flexible and independent character

Understanding of best practice for typographical application (print and digital)

Desirable experience

Experience and skills using After Effects to create short graphic animations and title sequences

Experience and skills in basic video editing for use in presentations and on social media

Knowledge of basic HTML/CSS and Wordpress CMS

Knowledge/Interest in learning about producing interactive and accessible PDFs from InDesign

We particularly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experience, age, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, belief and disability. Publica recognises the importance of diversity both within our team and the wider industry. We aim to create an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. It is critical to our work that we understand and represent different perspectives and ways of experiencing the urban environment, so that when it comes to designing cities we can ensure that they are more functional, beautiful, and above all, equitable.