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We are hiring a graphic designer!

23 March 2021
We are hiring a graphic designer! Come and join our team!

Job Function: 2D / communications design, Public Engagement, Participation & Design Projects
Job position: Graphic Designer / Illustrator (mid weight)
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week Monday – Friday 9.30 – 6pm

Start date: Immediate start (or as soon as possible)
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 (depending on experience)

make:good are looking to recruit a mid weight Graphic Designer & Illustrator for public engagement and participation projects, as well as supporting with in-house design for our newsletters and social media.

About us

make:good is a design and engagement practice dedicated to building positive community participation in shaping local change. We believe in meaningful and inclusive processes of co-creation, bringing people together to influence the future of their neighbourhoods. We harness local assets, build relationships and empower communities to create lasting social infrastructure and physical change in places. 

We apply a people-centred design practice to projects that gives people a sense of identity in the place they live in, creating simple, tangible tools that people can relate to. We demystify planning processes and do whatever it takes to offer people a wide range of ways to get involved and have their say, by making work that is engaging and accessible.

Our studio is based in Bermondsey; however, this role will also involve being in project neighbourhoods across London and beyond, as we believe in embedding ourselves in an area to really understand it. Currently we are all working remotely due to Covid 19 but that situation is subject to change.

About you


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships with a wide range of people
  • Excellent digital graphic design skills including the use of CS Suite: InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Strong visual eye capable of developing curious and exciting concepts for engagement tools
  • Versatile designer, who can make the most of others’ brand guidelines
  • Self-motivated and confident to develop design concepts in 2D & 3D independently
  • Experience of planning and delivering engagement activities and workshops
  • Organised and able to manage time effectively
  • Interest in people, places and how people can influence the places where they live
  • Good level of IT skills (Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite)
  • Social media literate
  • Photography skills


  • Web / app design (basic coding skills)
  • Awareness of materials and producing permanent 2D & 3D work
  • Knowledge of animation software
  • Knowledge of working with other disciplines involved in built environment projects (planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers etc)

About the role

This role is about ensuring that the visual quality of the work supports the engagement process. You will have the opportunity to develop the visual identities for a number of our projects, creating the design assets that play such a key role in our engagement.

This is more than your average graphic design role – there will also be plenty of opportunities to get hands on with our projects. This role would suit designers who are also interested in connecting with the communities their work aims to reach.

You will be expected to:

  • work flexibly within a team across a number of projects
  • devise and execute interesting and unique ways of presenting information and capturing feedback on the information from members of the public
  • develop and facilitate participatory resources and activities for people of all ages to draw out their views on change in their area
  • create consistent and clear messages for local people
  • talk to members of the public about projects, gather their ideas and dig deeper to draw out unique insight
  • on occasion attend evening and weekend events
  • contribute to physical design interventions for permanent and temporary solutions
  • create graphic assets for make:good’s social media and online channels
  • handle other office duties as appropriate including ordering materials, arranging event logistics, budgeting, programming and diary management.

The team

We are a small, friendly interdisciplinary team and have a supportive office culture. We respect one another, the people we work with, and the places we work in.

In normal times, we take turns to make each other lunch once a week and we have an adorable studio dog called Cotton. We really encourage people in our team to bring their full selves to work – individuality is an asset. If you have hobbies, skills or crafts that you are passionate about this can be a real asset and can be worked into projects.

How to apply

If you are interested in the graphic designer role and would like to join team make:good, please apply with a CV, cover letter, and portfolio by 6 April 2021.

Please take the time to look at our website and social media. Write to us about why you are interested in working with us and tell us about yourself. We do look at CVs but in the first instance, we are looking for a strong cover letter and some knock-out examples of your graphics work.

Please don’t just send a stock email with a weblink. We sift through a high volume of applications so won’t consider any that feel generic.

Please send to Catherine Greig