Looking to join the Applied team?!

Take a look at the opportunities below and get in touch!

Design Intern


We’re looking for a design intern to assist our in our friendly London studio, as we deliver innovative wayfinding systems for the world’s leading cities, organisations, and institutions, across exterior, interior and campus environments.

You’ll be very much involved in the delivery of projects, working closely with our project teams to tackle various aspects of user research, wayfinding strategy, concept design, detailed design, and artworking phases of our wayfinding projects.

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated and passionate individuals, with a keen graphic eye and ambition to deliver projects of the highest quality.

You will have a portfolio that demonstrates strong typographic skills and your design process, in addition to the craft of your final designs. At Applied we like design thinkers who champion the meaningful as much as they do the beautiful.

You will be articulate, proactive, and not afraid to speak up and ask questions. You’ll ideally have an interest in some of the following:

  • Information design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding, signage, cartography
  • Design for transport systems
  • Environmental graphic design

You’ll also be proficient and up-to-date with the latest software required for the role, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite and any other graphic software, as well as being competent with presentation, word processing and spreadsheet tools etc.

Application Instructions

If you feel you have some or all of the skills and interests we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. To apply please submit your CV, portfolio and cover letter to jobs@appliedwayfinding.com and title your email with ‘Design Intern Position’.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify all unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within two weeks of its submittal, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Mid Level/Senior Designer


Applied’s London studio is looking for Mid Level/Senior Designers with 4-8 years experience, on both freelance and full time bases, with the possibility of one leading to another.

We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate experience of tackling complex information design problems, and proficiency at producing beautiful and meaningful design solutions. Successful candidates will be joining our team of design and urban planning experts in our friendly Covent Garden studio, as we deliver innovative wayfinding systems for the world’s leading cities, organisations, and institutions.
Working at Applied means working on all aspects of the design process from user research, through strategy and concept, to detailed design and implementation. Designers are expected to be highly motivated and passionate individuals, with a keen graphic eye and ambition to deliver projects of the highest quality.

Requirements

Candidates must demonstrate a solid understanding of information design and typography, and an ability to ideate, visualise and iterate strong design concepts. Candidates need to be confident and articulate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Candidates will have worked for 4–8 years within the design industry, and must have experience in at least one of the following disciplines:
  • Information design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding, signage, cartography
  • Design for transport
  • Environmental graphic design
Prior experience involving interaction design (website and apps), branding, product/industrial design, exhibition design and editorial design are also highly appreciated.

Skills and responsibilities

The successful candidate will work seamlessly with Applied’s Creative directors, design and planning teams, whilst also being able to work effectively and efficiently on their own initiative. Further skills include:
  • Ability to prioritise work, balance multiple demands simultaneously, and plan and schedule resources to meet client commitments and deadlines.
  • Deliver projects from conception to production with minimal supervision
  • Develop innovative designs for client deliverables.
  • Plan and execute client presentation materials.
  • Adept use of relevant tools such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat etc.
  • Relating design work to the client’s business needs.
  • Negotiate project deadlines to create timelines, determining project scope to define cost estimates, and scheduling changes for client approval.
  • Deliver projects effectively by splitting them into their component activities and making sure each component is assigned, prioritised and monitored.
  • Set up full project plans rapidly for small project teams, including: objectives, milestones, priorities, team, calendar and nature of deliverables.
  • Balance multiple priorities by considering risk, importance, level of urgency, political impacts and other linkages.
  • Communicate clearly with all team members to ensure efficient workflow.
  • “State-of- the-art” techniques, equipment, best practices and developments within the design community.
The role may require occasional travel to work at client site or other locations as part of a project team providing design, conceptualisation and solutions pertaining to deliverables.

Application instructions

If you feel you have some or all of the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV, portfolio, and cover letter to jobs@appliedwayfinding.com and title your email with the position you are applying for. In particular, we would like to know the process involved in developing the design or project.

Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within three weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Freelance talent wanted


Applied Wayfinding is looking to grow our freelance associate network of Designers & Planners. We are looking for design & planning professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience, who are eager to work on projects where information, wayfinding and design meet.

Candidates’ primary interests should include:

  • Information design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding (exterior and interior)
  • Environmental graphic design
  • Cartography
  • Design for multi-modal transport systems

In addition, planning candidates’ primary interests should include:

  • User research
  • Strategy development
  • Information planning

Experience of:

  • Creatively directing, planning and delivering a range of projects from concept through to production
  • Managing deliverables, time and budgets to meet client commitments
  • Working collaboratively with other designers, planners and a range of sub-contractors to deliver projects
  • Presenting to and maintaining working relationships with representatives from a range of public and private sector client organisations
  • CAD experience is a plus

Experience working within related fields such as interaction design (websites and apps), branding, exhibition design, editorial design, industrial / product design and civil engineering are also highly valued.

We are also looking for specialists in the following areas:

  • UI/UX design (web and apps)
  • Illustration
  • 3D modelling
  • CAD
  • Exhibition design
  • Product design
  • Branding
  • Editorial design
  • Branding
  • Artworking
  • Photo editing / visualisation
  • Transport planning

If you feel you have some or all of the skills and experience we are looking for we would love to hear from you. Not only is this a great opportunity to be at the global forefront of wayfinding, mapping, branding and technology, but you will be welcomed into the team at our friendly studio in Covent Garden, London.

Please send in your portfolio, cover letter and CV to jobs@appliedwayfinding.com.