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Hate Plastic? Aged 16 to 25? Design a poster and flyer for our young people’s collective New Focus

Thu, 9th May, 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a young designer to work directly with our young people’s collective New Focus. You will develop a poster and flyer for their event this July: Teen Tastic We Hate Plastic.

We are looking for a designer aged 16 to 25, who is passionate about the environment and reducing peoples use of plastic. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a renowned photography gallery and a group of young people to develop a poster and flyer that attracts other young people. We are looking for someone with a dynamic approach to design who is organised and enjoys working in collaboration.

Application deadline: 23 May, 2019 at 1pm
Fee: £100 inclusive of everything

Teen Tastic We Hate Plastic

The poster and flyer will advertise a special event developed by New Focus called Tastic We Hate Plastic. On 27 July, Impressions Gallery we will be taken over by teenagers. The event is inspired by our summer exhibition Our Plastic Ocean, by internationally award winning photographer Mandy Barker. The exhibition highlights the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. More information on the exhibition here.

During the event, there will be a series of 3 minute open mic sessions, the chance to contribute to an art work, and experience VR.

Aim of the poster and flyer

The aim of the poster and flye is to promote the event to other young people in Bradford aged 13 to 19. Posters and flyers will be distributed to every secondary school in Bradford, youth and community centres, local cultural venues, cafes and other locations across the city.

We want to empower young people and to make them feel confident that this event is for them! We want the posters to be eye-catching using bright colours and bold text with a revolutionary style, but still easy to read.

The poster and flyer design should be in keeping with the ethos of the Teen Tastic We Hate Plastic event and compliment the style of Our Plastic Ocean exhibition. We are interested in designers that use humour in their work, are passionate about plastic pollution and are interested in working with a gallery.

Key things we need the poster and flyer to do:
•    Stand out and attract a younger audience
•    Be clear and easy to read
•    Compliment the style of Our Plastic Ocean exhibition
•    Look fun, exciting and accessible
•    Be inviting visually – big bold images
•    Convey the event as friendly and welcoming
•    Have a revolutionary style – but be readable
•    Be in keeping with the ethos of the event

The final outcome of the campaign will be:
•    One double sided A5 flyer with full details of the event
•    One A3 poster to catch people’s eye and promote the event
•    Digital files must be supplied as InDesign files

The branding created as part of the campaign may also be used to support social media campaigns, T-shirts designs and any other activity associated with the event.

Fee: £100 inclusive of everything

How to apply
Please send examples of your work to with a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the role. Bradford applicants preferred, but not essential.

Please note we are not asking you to create a design for this application, we just want to see your work and the New Focus team will choose the successful applicant.

•    Deadline for applications: 23 May, 2019 at 1pm
•    All applicants will be informed on Friday 24 May.
•    Draft design sent to New Focus Friday 31 May
•    New Focus respond with feedback Tuesday 4 June
•    Deadline for final posters and flyers 7 June, 2019

If your application is successful we will send you a full design brief with content for the poster and flyer with potential photographs that can be used and a mood board for inspiration.

To find out more about New Focus follow them on social media or visit their blog here:

Social Media

Instagram: @ImpNewFocus

Twitter: @ImpNewFocus

Facebook: @NewFocus/Impressions 

New Focus is
Impressions Gallery’s young people’s collective. We develop projects for young people by young people. New Focus gives 16 to 25 year olds the opportunity to get involved, make decisions on specific projects, and develop key skills for future careers.

Impressions Gallery is a charity that helps people understands the world through photography. Established in 1972 as one of the first specialist photographic galleries in Europe, Impressions collaborates with photographers and organisations nationally and internationally to commission, exhibit and publish photography. Located in the heart of Bradford’s city centre, the Gallery works with local communities and young people to make photography accessible to all. Impressions Gallery is funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation and supported by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. www.impressions-gallery.