Hiring : Part Time Junior Graphic Designer | Cartographer

Part-Time Junior Cartographer Position

We are an art studio specialising in handcrafted and hand painted world globes.

We are looking for a GRAPHIC DESIGNER to join our team, working with our Head of Cartography.

Each and every globe we make is bespoke to order and one of a kind in some way. Some customers choose to have hundreds of small edits and added pieces of personalisation. There will be training to the level required – but aesthetic judgement is very important and we are looking for someone who has a good eye for layout.

This is a 98% digital job but in a very creative environment. We have our own illustrator so the role will be more around operating and organising.

More about the role and what we are looking for:

– Technical experience in Adobe Illustrator is most important thing by far
(You can expect extensive, complicated files with 70,000+ paths, 3000+ text objects)

– File organisation and being meticulous with layers and details.

– Good planning, organisational and communication skills are a must.

– Typography/layout skills and general composition of small elements

– Meticulous attention to detail

– We are looking for someone enthusiastic, self-motivated and driven

– Good research skills (researching Statistical and geographical data, historical travel routes and unique globes) finding information, confirming sources etc.

– You should have excellent aesthetic judgement – you must understand the relationship between 2D projections and visualise the outcome as a globe.

– Knowledge of GIS and Adobe Photoshop a bonus.

– You should be comfortable working alone as well as a part of a team. We are looking for someone who spots problems and makes suggestions for improvements.

– There is no wiggle room when it comes to spelling mistakes, you truly must have a good eye and show diligence in even the simplest edits.

Daily life will usually include:

– Simple edits – marking cities, changing colours/place markers.
– Major edits – placing illustrations/quotes, travel routes by car/boat/plane.
– Cartography updates – research and implementation of data from credible sources.
– Mockups of personalisation (edits) for customer.
– Communication with our head of customer relations and sales manager, head of production and illustrator.
– Managing printing of files for the makers and painters including re-sizing files according to their needs.
– Answering the phone time to time – you should be confident talking & taking messages.
– On occasion editing photos and doing layout jobs with the company sales material.

We hope anyone applying does have a genuine interest in maps/cartography and awareness of physical and political geography. Your design design will need to align with the company design aesthetics.

This is a part-time position to start, with an average work week of 2 to 3 days, starting on the first week of July.

Starting salary is the London Living Wage.

Application process:

You should have a portfolio of work and please include a cover letter explaining why you think this is the right job for you and what relevant experience you have. Applications without a portfolio or cover letter will not be considered.

The role is based in Stoke Newington, please apply if you live in London and N16 is a location you are happy to travel to on a daily basis.

We will close the application process on the 25th of June, 2021.

Please do not phone, applications by email only to [email protected]

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Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.

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