Graphic Design Assistant

Open City

Graphic Design Assistant

Open City is seeking a graphic design assistant to work with our in-house designer in the design and development of our brand identity across a wide range of media. Open City is a charity promoting an ethical, people-centred approach to designing, making, sustaining and accessing the buildings and places that define our cities. Uniquely among built environment organisations, Open City speaks directly to the public, the public sector and government as well as the commercial property sector. We run a number of programmes to engage, enable and educate our public and professional audiences on the value of great architecture and urban design.

Benefits of the role

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a series of projects from print to digital, with an emphasis on usability and simplicity. The rebranding will cover a range of areas, starting from the redesign of Open City’s logo and its declinations into the organisation’s sub-brands. You will be working closely with our in-house designer on the ideation and development of several assets, reviewing them together in order to guarantee consistency and brand coherence throughout. As such, you will gain real work experience at every stage of the project, from design development to production, while developing your graphic design skills in a real work environment.

Projects’ overview

→ Open City + programmes (sub-brands) logos → corporate stationery + templates for internal use (Microsoft Word and/or Pages) → publications to accompany the various programmes’ events → Open City website → Open House database web-app → Open House London App Person specification → ability to work independently, contribute with your own ideas but also understand inputs and follow directions → willingness to learn → good/proficient knowledge of Adobe software and Bohemian Coding Sketch (desirable) → ability to think systemically → strong passion for and understanding of typography → attention to detail, but also the ability to relate single assets to the overall picture 

Timings and practical details

We are seeking one assistant for 3 days per week, initially over a 3-month period. The job will start in March/April 2017. You will be based in our office, 18 Ensign Street E1 8JD (near Tower Hill). The successful candidate will be paid the London Living Wage.

How to Apply

If you are interested please send a covering letter outlining briefly why you would like to work at Open City (1 page maximum), your design portfolio and your CV (2pg max) to Freya Healey at by Friday 24th March. To learn more about Open City and its programmes, visit

London, UK
Due Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on March 10, 2017 - 6:15pm