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Placemarque is hiring an Assistant Graphic Designer

Are you looking for a job that will give you the opportunity to channel your creativity?

The Placemarque team is growing and you might be just the assistant graphic designer that we are looking for.

Do you have an interest in the public realm and think you would enjoy helping to create well-designed and easy to explore places? If that sounds good to you then designing innovative environmental graphics and wayfinding strategies could be the perfect fit for you.

Working with us, you’ll help develop wayfinding strategies for local authorities, developers, tourist boards and universities. Our strategies help visitors to navigate and understand places better, giving them the confidence to explore a little further.

Join our team to help us turn masterplans into destinations.

No one day at Placemarque is ever the same.

We have plenty of exciting new projects on our plate and are looking for an enthusiastic and talented designer who is ready to get stuck in. Whether it’s a strategy for a historic town centre or a new residential neighbourhood, we get to travel the length and breadth of the British Isles and explore new places.

We’re a small, friendly team that works flexibly with an office in central Manchester.  

Manchester is an exciting place to live and work and we think you’ll like it here.

What sort of things will you be doing?

You will help us create on-brand environmental graphics, as well as pulling together presentations and communication collateral for projects. You’ll work alongside the whole team, supporting progress on all aspects of a project.

Typical tasks will include:

  • Devising fresh graphic design concepts to present to clients
  • Carrying out design updates for existing signage and graphics
  • Creating print ready / manufacturing artwork using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Producing on-brand presentations and communication material
  • Carrying out image manipulation and retouching

Are you a good fit?

Because we work within the public realm and design products people interact with, you’ll need good spatial awareness and be able to mentally visualize 3D products.

You will have had practical experience within graphic design or the signage sector, and have worked on multiple design projects at any one time. This could be demonstrated either through your past work experience or projects you delivered at university.

The following technical skills are a must:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud; specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office; specifically Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Good typographic and artworking skills and attention to detail

You’ll need to interpret briefs accurately, work efficiently to deadlines, be self motivated and enjoy working in a small office set-up

Above all, you’ll be keen to learn, open minded to new ideas, and enjoy working as part of a team.

Here are some additional desirable requirements:

  • Full UK driving license
  • Ability to generate 3D renders using Sketch Up
  • Ability to create digital content using After Effects or equivalent
  • Digital app web design knowledge and interests
  • Prepared to travel and hold a valid passport

Do we sound like something worth exploring?

Channel your creativity in our practical-minded and creative team.

Get in touch with us by sending your CV and a link to your portfolio (max 10MB) to

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