Thursday, 16 May 2019

CALL OUT: Graphic Design Commission at AirSpace Gallery

As part of an upcoming Test-bed Public Programme at AirSpace Gallery, taking place between 3 - 28 June, the Gallery - along with artists Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes - are commissioning a Graphic Designer or Collective to refresh its graphic identity. 

Deadline: Sunday 2 June, Midnight
Contract:  4-8 weeks
Fee:  £1,000

ABOUT: Artists Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes are leading a 4-week test-bed programme of multidisciplinary arts activity at AirSpace Gallery. It will engage in a dialogue that resonates with a local audience and help to establish a revised public programme and long term strategy of education and engagement for Stoke-on- Trent. There are three key strands:

1. QUESTION (talks/discussion)
2. LEARN/UNLEARN (workshops/seminars)
3. ACT (performances/events).

BRIEF: We’re looking for an innovative and engaging Graphic Designer or Design Collective to research and develop a new typeface and logo for AirSpace. They will devise/ deliver an engaging one day workshop to inform the design work.

The Commissioned Recipient must:
  • Consider the future uses of the typeface and logo for print and web (to be extended upon in a 2nd Phase)
  • Be well versed in typography, print and web design
  • Work in an open and collaborative way with project curators and community
  • Be expected to travel to Stoke-on-Trent on 20-21st June and 28th June (can be negotiated)
OUTCOMES: The outcome of this brief will inform the future development of the Gallery’s graphic identity. Phase one outcomes:
  • Typeface and logo delivered to project curators in useable, digital format
  • Typeface and logo presented in a physical format, to be exhibited in the Gallery
  • Delivery of a public-facing workshop
  • Considerate of AirSpace’s ethos / identity
  • Work with the Project Leads
APPLY: Please send the following in an email to Selina Oakes at
  • CV
  • 150 words about their practice
  • 150 words on your approach to the brief
  • 300 words on workshop proposal
  • PDF three pages, max. 10MB featuring up to three / four examples of their work
  • The successful applicant will be contacted by Thursday 6 June.
  • Deadline: Sunday 2 June, Midnight