Graphic Designer and Artworker

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours (3 days p/w)

Contract: 8 month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £20,000-£22,000k, pro rata, per annum, dependent on experience


Who we are

Based in the heart of Bristol, We The Curious is a space to explore, play, ask questions and test things out. It is a well-established educational charity, a participative resource for Bristol and the South West and a movement supporting an inclusive and accessible scientific community.

We The Curious removes boundaries around science, connecting art, research, people and ideas.

This is an exciting time to join our team as We The Curious is undergoing a period of transformation and constant development.

We are looking for an in-house Graphic Designer to join our small creative team. The successful candidate will work under the direction of our Senior Designer across a broad and varied range of projects following brand guidelines and implementing We The Curious’ visual identity across a wide range of briefs. You will be supporting our Graphic Design team on daily tasks and art working our Marketing material based on existing designs. You will communicate with suppliers and have a good understanding of print production. It is key that you are design and aesthetics oriented. Curious and creative is a bonus.

The position will suit a designer with a genuine passion for a creative culture, looking to build their experience within the in-house studio in a diverse, innovate cultural organisation.


Job Description

=         To manage printed collateral stock levels and review current print suppliers

=         Updating signage on site

=         Artworking layouts for exhibition interpretation

=         Updating and adjusting current marketing material based on existing formats and preparing them for print production

=         Graphic design support for our digital platforms and channels

=         Small scale design jobs of brochures, flyers and prepare for print production

=         Conducting visual research

=         Proactively optimising systems and work processes

=         Image library database management

=         Contributing to creative ideas and wider led projects that meet brand values and objectives

=         Liaising with external contacts regarding production of designed material when needed

=         General design-related administration duties



Who you are

  • You’ll have a portfolio that demonstrates a good understanding of image-making, design layout and typography
  • You’ll possess a relevant design degree plus a minimum of 1+ years’ experience, or equivalent 5 years work experience in a similar field
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software, most notably InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, prioritise and manage personal workflow
  • Ability to work within our existing brand guidelines, ensuring it is communicated in a consistent and recognisable way
  • Ability to take creative direction and produce final print and web ready artwork
  • An understanding and experience of digital and print processes
  • Proactive and independent, yet comfortable collaborating with others and working as part of a team
  • Ability to research, learn and explore different design solutions
  • Driven, self-motivated and able to work within a busy working environment
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills with a problem-solving mentality.

=         A quick learner who is able to develop skills ‘on the job’ in a busy working environment and feel comfortable asking questions

=         A positive approach that focuses on completing tasks. Flexible at all times

=         A genuine interest in art and design. Familiar with variety of design styles and visual approaches.

=         A good basic grounding in theoretical graphic design principles

  • A passion for excellence, creativity and innovation
  • Excellent organisational skills with a sharp eye for details.
  • You’ll embody our vision and values.

o   Progressive – we think about what’s next, we listen and invent

o   Creative – we generate and test new ideas and experiment freely

o   Inquisitive – we ask questions and listen

o   Collaborative – we share and learn generously and value difference and the space where ideas and disciplines meet

o   Playful – we embrace the unexpected with a sense of fun and support each other to explore uncertainty

o   Inclusive – we are led by people and the curious nature of human beings. Curiosity belongs to everyone.


Benefits include:-

=         A pension scheme with 5% company contribution

=         25 days holiday, pro rata, in addition to pro-rata bank holidays 

=         Death in service benefit of 4 x your annual salary

=         Access to an Employee Support Programme which offers confidential advice and counselling in addition to free professional coaching and a range of support from the Being Well team.

=         A vibrant, friendly working place hosting a range of free in-house clubs, from yoga to Planetarium karaoke club!

=         Free entry to We The Curious with up to 4 guests. You are also entitled to 12 entry tickets per year to give away.

=         Discounts:  You will be eligible for staff discounts of 20% off in the We The Curious café and 25% off in our shop, as well as a range of discounts with local organisations, from restaurants to free family passes to local attractions.

=         Flexible, family friendly policies and working environment.

=         Free, secure parking for your bike or car.

We believe in celebrating people's differences. So regardless of your background or personal characteristics, if you are great at what you do, we want to hear from you. 


How to apply:

Please click on the link above to apply. Please upload your CV, portfolio and application form by the closing date of 23rd February.