Now Seeking: a Designer for The Still Point Issue 2

Applications now closed – find us on Twitter or Facebook to follow the progress of The Still Point Journal Issue 2: The Researcher’s Notebook.

We are seeking a designer to bring The Still Point Journal Issue 2: The Researcher’s Notebook, to life. The designer will work with The Still Point Journal team, liaising with the Editor in Chief, to produce the new issue over the course of four months (June-September).

This is a great opportunity for somebody passionate about print media, literary journals and creative collaboration, and anyone looking to add to their design portfolio. Thanks to our funding we are able to offer a small fee of £250 for the design of the journal (this comes, of course, with our eternal gratitude).

We are a literary journal for Arts and Humanities researchers in London, funded by the LAHP (London Arts & Humanities Partnership) and the AHRC. We publish an issue in print and online annually, and we distribute the print journal around London’s many universities and cultural institutions, as well as to readers nationally and internationally. The Still Point aims to be a forum for dialogue, collaboration and experimentation; the new issue will feature poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction and visual work.

The text and visual submissions are nearly finalised, only needing a magic touch to bring them together for the issue.

To apply, please send your portfolio and CV to editor[at]thestillpointjournal.com, by the 31 May 2016. Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the journal.

Responsibilities include:

  • Laying out text and image for the journal, in communication with the editorial team via the Editor in Chief
  • Liaising with commissioned designers or creating illustrations for use throughout the journal and journal cover
  • Liaising with printers to ensure appropriate specifications ready for print
  • Liaising with printers and Editor in Chief to finalise all deadlines throughout the design and printing process
  • The designer should expect 60 hours work over 4 months, June-September, 3 – 4 hours per week average, but with some time off and some heavier weeks.

Personal specifications

  • A portfolio (however small!) of previous graphic design and/ or illustration work
  • Access to InDesign, Photoshop/ Illustrator essential
  • Available via email and text
  • London-based preferable
  • Must be readily available for final weeks before journal launch in October
  • A lover of teamwork, open minded, and experimental in approach
  • A demonstrable interest in zines, journals, and printed matter, that can be discussed at interview

Feel free to drop us a line, editor[at]thestillpointjournal.com for more details!

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