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Graphic Designer

Architectural Association School of Architecture in London - Communications Studio

Location: London, Bedford Square

Reports to: Heads of Communications/Head of Design

Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Graphic Designer will be required to develop projects from concept to delivery, create original artwork and designs, in digital and print, and to create material that communicates information and ideas for the school both to internal and external audiences.

Administratively, the appointed candidate will report directly to the Head of Communications whilst working under the Head of Design for the majority of projects. The role is key in the delivery of graphic output that the AA School is known for worldwide and to continue and enhance the cultural production within the school.

The Communications Studio is responsible for overall school communication as well as the design and production of all content generated within the AA, both internally and externally. The studio has been relaunched and it is an exciting time to join the team and take part in the future identity for the next steps in how the AA communicates its work to a larger global audience. 

Applicants will be expected to currently work from home, with a view of returning back to office based work subject to easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

What we offer:

A wide-range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

How to Apply:

Please email to by the closing date of 7th October 2021 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • AA Application Form
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than two-pages
  • Full CV
  • A portfolio, that demonstrates outstanding design ability and a keen eye for typography. Please submit this in PDF format (max size 10MB). Do not submit portfolios through file-sharing platforms.

The AA School is committed to tackling systemic inequalities and particularly welcome applications from women and anyone who is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, along with applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a disability.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Location: London
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
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