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Friday’s Featured Vacancy – Graphic Designer


Graphic Designer, Enesco Limited, Kingstown, Carlisle

(Temporary contract minimum 3 months)

Enesco Limited is a leading international company in the design, manufacture and marketing of licensed and proprietary branded giftware, with product lines including Beatrix Potter, Willow Tree, Disney and Gund

Based within our Creative Services Department, this is an exciting opportunity to join our busy, commercial in-house studio dealing with all the company’s requirements to support product, sales and marketing.

Must be proficient with Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign will be required to put together layouts for print and digital outputs, varying from catalogue layouts to social media graphics and everything in-between.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please applying in writing and tell us why you’re right for the role!  Also include your CV.  Letters and CVs should be sent to hr@enesco.co.uk by Friday 25 November 2016.

Alumni Spotlight: Johnny McCann

Johnny McCann, Graphic Design alumnus and also current member of staff!

After graduating from his BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Johnny worked initially as a freelance web designer in Cumbria, before returning to Northern Ireland to work as an IT Technician for Hewlett Packard. This was followed by an art and design placement teaching post back at the University of Cumbria and, when a job in the IT-Services department came up, he decided to change career paths and is now Senior IT Technician (North).

Johnny McCann as Iron Man

Alongside his job, Johnny enjoys street performing and fundraising for the NSPCC with the 501st Star Wars costuming group. He also fronts a band called Spookshow and organises the annual SOPHIE fundraisers, Labyrinth Ball and Zombie Walk for Carlisle. He likes to help where he can in the community by wearing the Iron Man costume he built to raise funds for children’s causes.

Johnny regularly hosts events and runs a costuming group where the members learn construction techniques in his home/workshop which they have dubbed ‘The Tardis House’ because of its big blue door and ‘bigger on the inside’ nature. On Saturday 18 April 2015 he has set himself his biggest challenge yet; organising and hosting ‘Edencon’, a movies, games and popular media convention to be held at the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle.

Edencon logo Johnny McCannEdencon will be a celebration of the best in pop culture, featuring fantastic artists, writers, costumers and crafters. The event will feature arts and crafts stalls, competitions, guest talks to benefit anyone wanting to work in media, including a film industry talk from Honorary Fellow Mally Chung (James Bond, Doomsday, Sherlock Holmes) and a panel talk from several of the most respected artists and writers in the British comics industry including our very own Associate Lecturer in Visual Culture, Nick Dodds. More guests will be announced as the date gets closer. Keep up to date on www.edencon.co.ukor Facebook.

What are you up to now?

Thanks to Joanne from the Alumni team for letting us share these alumni profiles on the blog! Have you got an exciting new job, working on a new project, want everyone to know about your own business, had something published or exhibited? Perhaps you are getting married or had a baby? Whatever your news, we would love to hear about it and share it with your fellow alumni. Visit our share your experiences page to download the profile form if you would like to be included in the next edition of Aluminate or just email us.

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 19/12/2014


VACANCY: Web/Graphic Designer
Business Name: Enitiative Media Ltd
Rate of pay: £6.50 per hour for 150 hours. Work to be on a full or part time basis. Timing and hours to be discussed at interview.
Location: Carlisle

This role is offered through the University of Cumbria’s Business Growth Hub project, working with a local business for a total of 150 hours. Work can be undertaken on a full or part time basis. Timing and hours to be discussed at interview.

Business Need:

To develop enhanced web and advertising based services and resources for the benefit of the existing and prospective client base.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To assist the design studio meet work demands from existing clients and provide ideas and new techniques for web and advertising based services and resources.

Other Useful Information:

For the successful candidate there is the possibility of further work following on from the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain an understanding and awareness of the resources and services offered by the business.
  • Re-design website / promotional artwork for specific clients identified by the business.
  • Once the designs are agreed, proceed to develop in line with a project plan agreed with the owner.
  • Contribute to the development of ideas and techniques for the design studio.

More information, and details of how to apply are available at: http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/grab

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 27/06/2014

The University’s Students Union (www.ucsu.me) have a Graphic Design position available – only thing is it closes today at noon! If you still want to apply, you can go here:  http://www.ucsu.me/footer/column-three/careers and apply before noon.

There are also a couple of other Graphic Design posts that are on our Job Shop. Remember that you can register for alerts on the Job Shop as well so that you receive emails when specific jobs crop up!

Apprentice Graphic Designer – Nuttersons

Nuttersons is a creative agency consisting of a small team of web designers and developers who provide a broad range of design and web services to clients all over the world. We also have over 500 web properties that generate income through advertising / affiliate sales etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work alongside our team. The right candidate must be a self-starting individual, with good organisational and written skills. They must have an appetite for producing great-looking, effective graphics.

For more information about the job, you can search for ‘Nuttersons’ on the Job Shop.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to careers@nuttersons.co.uk before the closing date of 4 July 2014.

Junior Graphic Designer – Dawson Design

Dawson Design is a lively design studio based in the center of Manchester working with B2B clients.

They are looking for a recent graduate with a Graphic Design or Multimedia degree who is an expert in Creative suite and html/CSS literate, to gain some experience (Paid work placement) in their studio. You would be working on a wide range of projects across varied disciplines from 1/4 page ads to logo design, from email campaigns to making brews, and everything in-between. You would be ideally based in Manchester. You will need to be a recent graduate with a Graphic Design or Multimedia degree who is an expert in Creative suite and is html/CSS literate. A full time position is available to the right person.

To apply please send your CV and portfolio to info@dawsondesign.com


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Friday’s Featured Vacancies – 24/01/2014

Today we have two opportunities for placements through UNITE with Business. You can keep up to date with placement opportunities on the UNITE with Business web pages at the following address: http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/Enterprise/WorkingWithStudents/CurrentOpportunities.aspx


Product Designer – Planet Knox Ltd

Planetknox need to strengthen the design department in order to grow and develop innovative new products, so we are looking for a highly inventive and motivated Product Designer to join the design team.

About (The SME): 

Knox is an innovative sportswear company with a rich history in motorcycling and bikes, based in the Lake District. For the last 30 years Knox has specialised in developing innovative products from all types of impact protection, accessories and technical clothing. www.planet-knox.com

Overall Purpose of the Role: 

To develop and design innovative products and marketing material for the Planetknox range.

Other Useful Information: 

This will be a creative and diverse role so an instinctive and ambitious designer would flourish within the role. We are keen to develop our team so this could develop into a permanent post for the right candidate.

Online Marketing Specialist – Conference Business Agency Ltd

Business Need:

To improve online presence through search engine optimisation, updating design of websites and social media. Currently ranking on search engine websites is low and there is not enough experience or staff time to adequately improve our online presence.

About (The SME):

CBA Ltd has been placing and managing meetings, conferences and events throughout the UK and Europe since 2002, providing clients with a completely free of charge venue-finding service. Last year we launched ‘Cumbria Conference Desk’ to bring more business to Cumbria. http://www.cba-solutions.co.uk

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To re-design where applicable websites for CBA and Cumbria Conference Desk; to implement search engine optimisation and create a strategy for the future; to advise and develop on social media (create Facebook page, advise on current TWITTER activity and create Google + account). To work alongside current staff in order to ensure they can continue to implement online marketing strategy for the future.

Other Useful Information: 

Remote working possible with regular meetings.

To apply for any of these opportunties, please visit the UNITE with Business web pages at: http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/Enterprise/WorkingWithStudents/CurrentOpportunities.aspx

Friday’s Featured Vacancies – 20/12/2013

We have two featured vacancies for you this week – aren’t you lucky! Both of these posts are being recruited to through the Business Placement Service  – this is a great resource for finding short-term paid placements. There are lots of great opportunities available on the website.

Exhibition Designer – The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA)

The FBA requires an exhibition to be produced for the Clear Waters Oral History Project. You role will be to design the Clear Waters Oral History project exhibition which includes interpretation panels and a listening station.  You will also contribute to the design of the project website which will complement the exhibition.  Your role will include involvement in the production of the final exhibition by liaising with suppliers.

The Clear Waters Oral History project commenced in April 2013 and has collected audio files of interviews, photographs and other research items, which will all be part of the final exhibition and website. The oral history recordings, photography and research have been collected for the exhibition and website. The Exhibition Designer will join the existing team working on the final stage of the project and will be involved with the design brief and concept.

There is a possibility that some of the work can be completed remotely. We plan for work and start in Feb 2014.  For an informal chat or if you have any queries regarding this post please contact hschwamm@fba.org.uk or Tel: 01539 487717.

Customer Services Co-ordinator – Penrith Building Society

This role will require you to assess and develop the ‘customer journey’ and the way the business currently responds to customer needs in order for the Society to enhance services and to reach new markets. You will develop and introduce ideas for a more personal and bespoke service for each customer with a more contemporary approach, whilst maintaining relationships built on trust and traditional values. You will be a fresh pair of eyes to evaluate how the business currently operates and you will make recommendations to improve the customer experience.

You will also undertake market research in areas such as what customers are looking for and what they might need; brand awareness; and responses to the customer experience.

The post will initially be offered for 8 weeks, commencing mid January 2014. There is a possibility that a role could be offered on a permanent basis at the end of the placement, for the right candidate.

For more information on these roles and to apply, download an application form from www.cumbria.ac.uk/grab and return no later than the closing date to email jobsandplacements@cumbria.ac.uk