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15 June 2013
Do you love your bike? Do you think you've got the best bike in the world? Now's the time to …
Do you love your bike? Do you think you've got the best bike in the world?
Now's the time to prove it! We're offering ten free passes (worth £25 each) to Ride + Design on 15 June, where you can immerse yourself in the world of cycle industry legends such as James Fairbank (Rapha) and Will Butler-Adams (Brompton).
The catch? You'll be asked to bring your bike with you and declare your love for it on stage! You'll have just 90 seconds and the audience will be voting for their favourites.
We're not just looking for the latest and greatest in exotic bikes. We're looking for the story and the connection between you – so if that old beater you commute to work on everyday is the true cycling love of your life, we want to know about it!
Just send us a picture of you and your bike and a short description of why you should be on that stage together.
The closing date for entries is Saturday 1 June.
More details are here.
We're delighted to announce the launch of the Ride + Design website where you can find details …
We're delighted to announce the launch of the Ride + Design website where you can find details about the day including information on speakers and contributors. This is our first day-long event exploring the close relationship between bikes and design, covering everything from branding and fashion to modern cycle culture.
Saturday 15 June, 09:00-17:00 (with afterparty)
Arnolfini, Bristol (0117 917 2300)
£25 / £22 concs
Have you got your ticket to Ride?
Award winning integrated agency, Proctor & Stevenson are currently recruiting for an Account …
Award winning integrated agency, Proctor & Stevenson are currently recruiting for an Account Exec, Digital Project Manager, Senior and Mid-level Web Developers and a Web QA Tester.
Based in Central Bristol, our offices are populated by a team of bright, creative and lively designers, developers and account handlers who are passionate about the web and embracing all of its latest technologies.
Account Executive, Salary – up to £20K
Bright, enthusiastic Account Executive required by award-winning, Bristol-based design and communications agency. The Account Executive will have some experience within a marketing/agency environment and support the Account Director in the efficient running of the agency’s accounts.
Digital Project Manager, Salary - £30-40K
We need an experienced Digital Project Manager to plan, architect and execute digital projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. As a Digital PM, you will work alongside our Head of Digital Production, and play a key role within a hugely passionate and ambitious agency, to deliver brilliant digital solutions to some great brands. This client-facing role will work with a broad range of high profile clients, from technology to financial services, education to manufacturing. Using your previous agency experience, you’ll enthusiastically and successfully direct and coordinate the efforts of our internal team, third-party contractors or consultants and client contacts. You will also have the ability to mentor and inspire junior members of the team to support their progress and development within the company.
Drupal/PHP Web Developer, Mid level, Salary - £25-30K and Drupal/PHP Web Developer, Senior level, Salary - £34-37K
Web QA Tester, Salary - £20-25K
Proctor & Stevenson are recruiting for a Web QA Tester, with 2-4 years experience, to work on a variety of internet, intranet and multimedia projects. You will be responsible for all pre-launch website testing and Quality Assurance on sites that have been updated for maintenance. The QA Tester will be required to work on projects in a collaborative distributed environment with designers, developers, creative directors, and client project/account managers.
If you wish to apply for any of these roles, or would like any further information, please send your CV and a brief cover email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit Proctor's career page.
Deadline for applications – 31 May 2013
To design (verb) is to create or to devise. It is a process and a way of thinking. A design (noun) has form and function; it is the result of the process of designing. As a people-centred, problem-solving process, design is a strategic tool, and a way to address challenges facing both public and private organisations.
28-30 May 2013 Artswork Media Class of 2010 takes over Verve Events space at Paintworks in …
28-30 May 2013
Artswork Media Class of 2010 takes over Verve Events space at Paintworks in Bristol. Artswork Media is a media production company where the third year students on the BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice course can nurture existing skills and learn new ones. From meeting clients to collaborating on projects, this team are exactly what the media industry need; graduates with the right experience and the skills in being able to develop strong working relationships with businesses and clients. Whilst gaining invaluable B2B experience is one of the many skills the students have learnt, keeping a professional, yet friendly, relationship going even after the project has finished, is another.
Over three days in May this year (2013), the team members at Artswork Media (part of Bath Spa University) will be showcasing the wide range of work that has been completed throughout the degree and our individual journeys, so come along and see exactly what Artswork team are all about!
For more information contact Isabel Ayres.