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Soundings is the sister company to Fluid Design Ltd. Soundings is a thriving and growing Shoreditch based consultancy with over 15 years’ experience focusing on community and stakeholder engagement, consultation and co-design and cutting edge, high profile urban projects. We are looking for a massively enthusiastic and talented Digital designer/Front-End Developer to join our team, based in central London. Someone with min 3 years experience who also has an eye for design and is at ease working alongside graphic designers and in bringing to life complex online layouts.
You will be joining a design team and work directly with the creative director to help deliver high-quality responsive websites. The role will cover a range of channels including: Newsletter design. WordPress based websites, HTML development for Display Banners (Media), Feedback forms and etc.
– At least 3 years digital design experience
– BA(Hons) in Digital Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Communications or related field.
– Ability to develop and execute outstanding interactive design concepts
– A solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, WordPress and Front-End Tools ( incorporating video, sound and interactive elements. )
– Experience using PHP (mainly Front End) & PHP Framework
– Email/newsletter/online feedback form construction
– Experience of mobile design and device optimisation – Ensuring that user journeys across mobile and desktop products are responsive and adaptive and meet the needs of the business
– Experience with popular CMS engines like WordPress
Key Qualities & Skills:
– High attention to details, with a strong visual aesthetic
– Potential experience for creating animations
– Ability to work under pressure
– Ability to work across multiple projects
– Strong digital UX/UI Design
– Excellent appreciation of Typography, Colour and Layout
– A solid understanding of Adobe softwares (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
– Strong communication skills
– Pro-active and motivated
– Team player
£30,000 – £40,000 per annum | Depending on experience
Six months probation, permanent post on offer on satisfactory completion
25 days annual holiday (and public holidays)
We are delighted to announce the recipients for the second round of the Derwent London Community Fund. In May 2013, Derwent London launched a £250,000 community investment programme to support community projects in Fitzrovia. In the first year of the fund five local groups received £70,000 and a further £75,000 has just been allocated!
The projects chosen for this year are:
Fitzrovia Noir: 140 Characters or less – an art project portraying streetlife in Fitzrovia
Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association: Positive Health exercise and massage project for Bangladeshi and elderly women.
Upbeat Music: Songs inspired by Dylan Thomas – music project for people with mental health issues.
All Souls Clubhouse: supporting the Clubcare project and providing new kitchen facilities
All Souls Primary School: Learning together through technology; photography project for children
Women Like Us: From Playground to Payslip – supporting Fitzrovia parents to combine work and family life
ARTfitzrovia: Taking the next steps – expanding the platform for this art collective for homeless adults
For more information on the Derwent London Community Fund and the selected projects click here.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the sunny summer weather! Here’s a catch-up of the exciting projects we’ve been doing all across the city. Click on the project website links to find out more!
Consultation on The Goodsyard continues to grow into summer 2013 following a successful period of community engagement earlier this year. The unique site between Shoreditch, Banglatown and Spitalfields was formerly home to the Bishopsgate Goods Yard depot and has been identified as a major development opportunity that will help to regenerate the area.
Following wide-ranging outreach and engagement earlier this year, we held an Ideas Week in June – an intense period of idea generation and design activity with exhibitions, public workshops and focus sessions involving the whole community (view the video above!). The Concept Masterplan Exhibition took place in July, where early design responses from the masterplanning team were presented to gather feedback and understand if the scheme is headed in the right direction.
Further consultation and youth engagement within the local community will be happening in the coming months, where more detailed information on the design will be developed and broad parameters of the masterplan have been agreed. Please visit the website, Twitter, or Facebook to get involved.
The hybrid-planning application for London Dock was submitted on 29th May and was followed by an exhibition presenting the planning documents and key information on the 29th of June, 2nd and 3rd of July and a Community Forum hosted by Tower Hamlets on the 4th of July. Visit the website to find out more.
In June we held a public exhibition presenting the evolving masterplan for the site, in order to gather feedback from the local community. This is now being reviewed by the design and developer team and further consultation events will take place in due course. Visit the website to find out more about the project and keep up to date with the consultation.
A series of well-attended exhibitions and workshops took place in mid-June on the redevelopment of the Hornsey Depot site in Haringey. The site is proposed to be a a mix used development with 400 homes by St. James, a Sainsbury’s store, car park, and work space. At the exhibition visitors could see plans for the site, discuss these with the team and leave their feedback. Ideas for how to integrate the development into the local area and community, and traffic and parking issues were discussed in greater depth at two evening workshops.
Visit the website to find out more about the proposals and how to get involved in the consultation.
A successful exhibition was held over 5 days in late June to present the final designs for the redevelopment of 200-222 Kings Road. The feedback from this is now being reviewed. For more information please visit the website.
On Sunday 14th July the Soundings and Fluid team took part in the Race for Life to help raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. It was a sunny, challenging and inspiring day and we have managed to raise almost £1300 so far! If you would like to contribute please click here !