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26 February 2014
Bristol based design and innovation consultants Kinneir Dufort have been selected as one of the top …
Bristol based design and innovation consultants Kinneir Dufort have been selected as one of the top 100 UK companies to spearhead the government’s new Creative Industries HVO Taskforce, launched this morning by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable. The taskforce has been created as part of the government’s initiative to encourage another 100,000 UK businesses to export over the next three years.
Kinneir Dufort, an integrated user research, innovation, creative design and development consultancy, are delighted to be given this opportunity to represent the creative, innovation and design expertise of the UK and the South West.
Kinner Dufort, with their special focus on innovation in the global medical device sector, is in the best of company with Zaha Hadid Architects, The British Museum, Mother, and the V&A to name a few in this carefully selected group representing the very best of British creative and cultural industry.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“The growing appetite for British design offers many opportunities for innovative firms of all sizes to boost their overseas trade and attract new investment. Collectively the creative industries already generate more than £36 billion a year for the UK economy - £70,000 every minute - and employ 1.5 million people.
From airport interiors to ground-breaking medical devices and design exhibitions, the creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK’s exports and are crucial to building a stronger economy. With new support from UK Trade & Investment, we want to help creative SMEs access more high value supply chain opportunities across the globe."
Jim Orkney, Managing Director of Kinneir Dufort, adds:
“Kinneir Dufort already has strong export experience throughout Europe, Asia, the Far East and America, particularly with our award winning expertise in ground-breaking medical device design, and we look forward to the opportunities that being part of this new Taskforce will bring. We expect 2014 to be a year of adventure and expansion for Kinneir Dufort, as well as for the UK and the South West generally, as international creative trade possibilities continue to open up."
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.
Proctor & Stevenson are hiring! Award winning integrated agency, Proctor & Stevenson are …
Proctor & Stevenson are hiring!
Award winning integrated agency, Proctor & Stevenson are currently recruiting for a Business Development Executive and Account Director.
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.
Business Development Executive, Salary – dependent on experience
We are looking for a business development executive with presence, intellect and drive, to develop and grow business within our portfolio. Reporting to the business development manager, your role will include all functions relating to new business and the delivery of targeted new business opportunities. In the execution of your role, you will be expected to assist the new business manager with delivery of Proctor & Stevenson’s contact management strategy.
Account Director, Salary – dependent on experience
We are looking for an experienced, entrepreneurial, bright, confident and accomplished Account Director to develop and grow business within our portfolio. You may already be an Account Director, or a Senior Account Manager looking for your next move. You will work largely independently as Account Director on a range of clients from various sectors, with a strong emphasis on digital projects ranging from lead generation to websites, apps and online systems. There will be international opportunities, including the Middle East and possibly the Far East. Experience in working with Arabic clients would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite. You will develop and run the day to day relationships and delivery of projects with major clients, lead and make a major contributions to the ongoing planning and strategy for those clients, and support the Directors and Creative Director in the efficient running of the accounts.
More information on these roles, can be found here.
If you would like any further information, or wish to apply for any of these roles, please contact us at email@example.com
Deadline for applications – 10 January 2014
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Cod Steaks is an innovative design and build company operating in a variety of sectors including …
Cod Steaks is an innovative design and build company operating in a variety of sectors including film & TV, museums and heritage, public art, PR & marketing. We produce everything from intricate miniature models to large scale themed interiors.
Our company is comprised of a dynamic team of talented creatives, who really pull together to make things happen. We maintain a professional and supportive working environment, where everyone is expected to muck in to deliver outstanding results. So if you're used to working in a corporate environment where someone else does your photocopying or makes your tea – this really is not the place for you!
We're looking for an experienced 3D designer with a proven track record in construction design. The appointed designer will work alongside our project management, design and construction teams, taking conceptual designs through to detailed manufacturing drawings.
This is a full-time, based in Bristol and the closing date is Thurs 5 Dec 2013.
Please reply in writing only specifying which role you are applying for. Send a copy of your CV to either Personnel Dept, 2 Cole Rd, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0UG or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are using this gmail account to eliminate spam.
N.B - WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A GRAPHIC DESIGNER OR ILLUSTRATOR
WANTED: freelance middleweight designers If you are a middleweight designer with some experience …
WANTED: freelance middleweight designers
If you are a middleweight designer with some experience in packaging design we would love to hear from you. We are looking to build our pool of mid-weight heroes to call on. And we have some imminent projects that needs sourcing too.
Please contact email@example.com with your contact details, a brief summary of your packaging design experience and your day rate.
We look forward to hearing from you.