1. We are looking for a junior/middle-weight talented designer who wants to make a positive impact in society. If you like dramatic views and want to make a difference, join our design team on the Welsh borders. We design to inspire action, interest and curiosity for high profile clients across the social, environmental and heritage sectors.

    Our new designer must have a strong appetite to get stuck in on all projects, step up to challenges and be keen to develop new skills and progress quickly. Above all, we are looking for the right person with the right attitude for the right place (that’s here).

    The role will include:
    // conceptual development for print, 3D and digital projects
    // adaptation and development of creative solutions in keeping with brand guidelines
    // artworking of print publications from leaflets to annual reports to exhibition displays
    // problem solving for client briefs
    // working in collaboration with the creative team
    // working to deadlines
    // liaising with clients and suppliers
    // learning new skills

    Required skills:
    // good technical skills in Adobe Creative Suite
    // the ability to pick up new skills quickly
    // understanding of print, 3D, digital and production process, with a strong interest to learn more
    // artwork knowledge with the desire to learn more
    // the confidence to ask questions and highlight concerns when they arise
    // strong organisation skills and the ability to multi-task
    // excellent attention to detail

    Bonus but not essential: Vectorworks, SketchUp, After Effects

    Please apply in writing, stating why you’d like to work with us; and attach your cv and a portfolio pdf or link to online portfolio to jobs [at] bwa.design (subject: bwa%20designer)

    Salary: negotiable dependent on experience

    Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019, interviews planned for week of 4th February 2019

    Please note only successful applicants will receive a reply. Sorry, no agencies.

    Download job description pdf here

  2. A new bwa-designed web platform will enable funders and investors to identify solutions and technologies that can contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, so called 'avoided emissions'. Stakeholders are encouraged to comment directly on a Wiki-verison of the draft Framework for Avoided Emissions on the site. 

    This dynamic online platform is the first step in the Mission Innovation Solution Framework action plan. Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative launched at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 on behalf of the EU to combat climate change. Its mission is to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation and make clean energy widely affordable and reliable. 

     

    Mission Innovation web platform

     

  3. Riding on the success of our campaign for The Vegan Society last summer, we have designed a relaunch of the week-long Vegan Challenge. With celebrity support and some mouth watering recipes to tempt you, please tuck in!

    vegan booklet: 7 day challenge

  4. Our lovely local Method Coffee Roaster treated bwa staff to a master class in keeping everyone happy with a good cup of coffee. We have boosted staff wellbeing with a coffee machine, learnt the trade and are very proud to support this ethical, local and delicious tasting coffee company. Our daily cuppa fires creativity and keeps us all on the ball. Shop for yourself... methodroastery.com/our-story/

    bwa staff barista training

  5. With user-friendly, interactive graphics, we are proud to present our latest project with the Equality and Human Rights Commission... on how tax and welfare reforms effect different social groups. By turning complex data into accessible and appealing online graphics, we hope readers will fully engage with and understand this critical and timely information.

    Take a look here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/effaith-diwygiadau-treth-lles/how-have-tax-and-welfare-reforms-affected-different-groups

    Screen grab from online site for Equality and Human Rights commission

  6. We are launching a Book Draw to win a signed copy of one of bwa partner Catherine Barr's latest picture books. To enter, please catherine [at] bwa.design (subject: I'd%20like%20to%20win%20a%20picture%20book!%20, body: Hello.%20%0A%0AI'd%20like%20to%20enter%20your%20Book%20Draw!%20%0A%0AMy%20preferred%20book%20is%20(please%20delete%20others)%3A%0A%0A10%20Reasons%20to%20Love%20a%20Bear%0A10%20Reasons%20to%20Love%20a%20Whale%0ARed%20Alert!%0A%0AMy%20name%20is%3A%20%0A%0A) (email us) with your name and your preferred book. Three lucky winners will be picked out of a hat on 27 February and asked for their bespoke dedications. The books will be published on 10 March. 

    Choose from...

    10 Reasons to Love a Bear OR 10 Reasons to Love a Whale. These are part of a Natural History Museum series of animal stories for 3–6 year olds, woven with conservation facts. 

    Red Alert! is an interactive book for 6–10 year olds, telling the tales of endangered species, with plenty of ideas for children to get involved and help save them. 

    Closing date: 25 February. 

    Three picture books written by bwa partner Catherine Barr

     

  7. We are happy to report that this Christmas, our clients’ secrets are disappearing up the chimney. We have compacted our shredded, confidential client papers into bricks for the fire and will be basking in the warm glow of life cycle analysis over the festive season.  

    Happy Christmas everyone! 

    Bricks made from compacted, shredded office paper

  8. bwa new team members

    We are delighted and excited to welcome three members of staff to join our team. We are bringing new 3D design skills in-house and a wealth of diverse and relevant experience that we look forward to exploring to meet our client briefs. The tea round is getting busy but we can handle it.