Adobe Edge Event

The Adobe Edge Toolkit is a new addition to the Creative Suite.

For those who are interested in mobile application development and animation for the Web – it’s time to add these set of tools to your skill set. It’s all free to download: simply sign up for a Creative Cloud account and let the Adobe Application Manager guide you through the rest of the installation process.

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Job: Clarkewood Consulting – Offering Employment for 8 Graduates!!

Lee Clarke, Managing Director at ClarkeWood Consulting Ltd recently came to the University of Gloucestershire to deliver a seminar to 2nd year students, giving them a little overview of the job market.

He has recently got back to us with the following message:

I met a company in Gloucestershire on Friday who need 8 entry level support developers. Could you ping out my details to your year 3 grads who will be looking for work now and hopefully, I can gain employment for a number of them.

The role is supporting customers who use an ecommerce application online with Amazon, eBay and other online markets. The candidates will need good understanding of Google, HTML, FTP and other web application protocols/languages.

The role involves supporting customers via, skype, email and telephone, working as part of a team, learning the company’s software applications inside out. The company offers an excellent working location and intensive training and would suit any graduate from an IT related degree background.

This is a brilliant opportunity for graduates to get involved in a first time job and experience within the field of IT communications and web developement.

To apply, please contact Lee Clarke directly.

Job: Rancon Graduate level PHP Developer wanted

Rancon are back and are in need of a graduate level PHP developer.

Are you interested and have the skills?

Contact Rhiannon Ramsay.

Job: Nerv looking for 2D animators

Nerv and looking for 2D animators primarily (with good Adobe After Effects skills, Illustrator and Photoshop). On the other hand they are flexible, so  anyone good enough with 2D and 3D they’re happy to consider.

It is a 3 month unpaid internship and starting time is ASAP. When reached the end of the internship, the candidate will be reviewed and if  their contribution to the company has been successful, the candidate will be considered for a full-time position.

Nerv’s previous experience with animation interns has led to to employing  them, so it is an excellent opportunity for one or potentially  two interns. If nothing else, it is excellent experience for your CV.  Contact  robin@nerv.co.uk for more information.

Job: Salter's Hill – Web design job opportunity

Salter’s Hill (near Ledbury)  charity member Peter Scott visited the University of Gloucestershire recently.

He is looking for an individual to work with Salter’s Hill on a 13-week paid web design opportunity. A full job description can be found by clicking their logo below:

Salters’s Hill Job Description

For more information, please point questions to Gill Sackett, the senior manager, at  gill.sackett@saltershill.org.uk

Job: Rancon Job Opportunity

We love talented people.

Want to help us make exciting digital content for fantastic clients? Rancon is looking for a super-star in:

Unity 3D and/or Flash Developer

to join our team!

Your role will be working as part of our development team creating apps and games. We need someone happy to work on all elements of the development side of projects, able to pitch in wherever necessary and you will need to be able to work with a high level of autonomy, but also be comfortable working closely with the rest of the team.

This one is for our Cheltenham office, in the middle of the beautiful town surrounded by stunning countryside.

We’re an informal and friendly working environment with 100% focus on delivering amazing games and apps for some of the biggest brands, including: Sony, ITV, BBC, and Disney to name a few.

You will have:

  • A passion for games with a cracking portfolio of titles we can play, online or on mobile.
  • A good general knowledge of games programming (including gameplay, AI, maths/physics, 2D, 3D and UI) and a creative approach to solving problems.
  • Expertise in Unity and Flash (as well as their associated languages: C#, Javascript, and ActionScript 3).

Nice to haves:

  • PHP
  • ActionScript 2
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Eclipse Flex Environment
  • an understanding of AIR for mobile
  • any skills with Flash 3D

If you think this one’s for you, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us your CV to: talent@rancon.co.uk

Work Experience: Supajam

“Music company Supajam (http://www.supajam.com) are looking for an  animator to create a viral video to promote a competition currently  running.

We are looking for a short and quite basic 2D animation that we can post  onto our Youtube channel and share on our social media sites.

However there is an extremely quick turnaround needed for this animation,  so you would need to be extremely good at deadlines.

This would suite a student or graduate looking to build their portfolio  and get experience working to a brief for a company.

If you’re interested then please email selina.clark@supajam.com for more  information.”

Job: 16interactive

Ideal job for Multimedia Web Design students! Show off your artistic web development skills with this job:

To apply for this position, please email your CV , covering letter and portfolio of work to careers@16i.co.uk

Job: The Learning Eye

A familiar job title for those that have been at University since the last couple of years.

The Learning Eye are back with another job at hand – apply! Apply!

We have a job vacancy that could be of interest to either current students or recent graduates.   I require a front end web developer to work on websites, e-learning and mobile projects.   I’ve attached the job description – let me know if you have any questions!

Look forward to catching up at the exhibition.

Thanks,

Andy Nock

E-Business Solutions Manager

Here is a more detailed job description.

Job: PHP and SQL

Another job ad through – get your CV’s up to date and apply early! If you need advice about how you should be presenting yourself upon applying – come and talk to one of the staff members.

IT and Web Development.

The successful applicant will require skills in PHP and SQL. MVC skills desirable but not compulsory.

You will be required to create and manage websites and assist in IT and web based development. You must be either within commuting distance of Cirencester or be prepared to relocate.

Salary up to £30,000.

For more information about the job – please view the official by clicking on the image below:

Job: Cyber-Duck Ltd

New job opportunity for 2012 graduates – received from  HR Administrator,  Karolina Pajewska:

I am writing to let you know that we have a great job opportunity that would suit 2012 graduates. We are specifically looking for Interactive and UX Design graduates as the role involves testing website to assure the top quality of our service.

Could you please kindly circulate this job description among your students and alumni? The position is for an immediate start but we would wait for a right candidate. The salary is negotiable but the job is for permanent basis.

Your assistance is highly appreciated. Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via jobs@cyber-duck.co.uk.

For more information about the job – see the PDF job description here. Alternatively – get directly in contact with Kaorlina using the details below (click the image to go to their official web site).


Job: Active Gloucestershire seeks web designer

We are working with a client (Active Gloucestershire), making some  films for their website. They also want some web design work. The University of Gloucester is looking for  skilled graduates or 3rd year students who would be willing to get paid as a consultant for the web development work for now and in the future.

Contact Lex Beckett (project manager) for more information.

Single Knight makes cardboard Flashy

Single Knight is the portfolio site of an independent Flash Animation company.
They have used a cardboard theme to create a visually appealing and interesting user experience.

Single Knight portfolio website

There are several mini-games and interesting objects to interact with all over the site, and you are sure to find new ones every time you visit.
This portfolio really does show the potential of what can be done with a bit of Flash and some creative flare. However, finding specific information could be difficult for a potential client. Only after I had visited the site 4 times did I manage to notice the contact details!

Contact Section

There is no doubting that the site is interesting, but possibly a little more thought into the information design and layout would get potential clients to the information they need, rather than distracted by mini-games and animations.

Definitely a good site to take inspiration from. However, when looking at the examples of work, it seems that this portfolio page is by far their best work.

Flash Animations

Job: Inspiring Interns

Team Rubber are searching for some inspirational, intelligent, interactive, intriguing andinternet savvy interns. You will be a recent graduate, ideally with previous work-experience, who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work in one of Bristol’s topcreative companies.

Click here to read more

Job: Cyber-Duck!

Well we have another job at hand!

 

Cyber-Duck is a leading digital agency based in Hertfordshire (very close to North West London) working with clients of all sizes, with current clients including the European Union, Arsenal FC, Optima and Rosslyn Analytics. Our work has been featured in NMA, The Daily Telegraph and on the BBC website.   One of our recent projects was the creation of DuckPad, a unique interactive brochure for the iPad, which featured at the C21Media iPad Summit featuring Stephen Fry and was widely mentioned in the mobile press.

Find out more here.

COMX11 Exhibition Over

The COMX11 Exhibition is now over! Congratulations to all the prize winners. Check the awards page on the COMX11 web site to see who won which prize!

The exhibition saw one of the best turn outs of all COMXs, with  over 150 visitors through the doors including representatives of 25 businesses.  This added great opportunity for all students to show off their skills and who were ready for employment.

Well done to everyone who participated and the very best of luck to all those who are graduating this year!

Check out the COMX11 gallery below to see the day’s progress!

Job: Web Developer…

People! The jobs are rolling in this  summer… Get applying!

Position: Web Developer

Hours: Full time (37.5hr/week) ¨
Salary:
Competitive, based on experience

 

Click here for more details

Remember to check out the jobs page!

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This is the time of year that employers wake up to the fact that there are some fresh-faced new grads out there so they are beginning to send us job details so check out the jobs page regularly – some jobs might suit current students too, who are not taking a placement but would like some practical work for their portfolios. Make sure that your web portfolio is up-to-date and that your Facebook pages are ‘presentable’ if you catch my drift 🙂

Use Side 'Procrastination Projects' to be More Productive

We ALL find ourselves getting distracted. Our minds pull us away to do anything other than that Project that needs working on.

Why sit and stare at ActionScript when you can check out Facebook, YouTube or Wikipedia?
You know who you are!

I came across this article, which explains The Art of Productive Procrastination.

Basically, by flipping between two or more different projects, you can maximise your productivity thus preventing FOCUS FATIGUE.

“Harness your procrastinating self by fooling yourself into being motivated” – Saul Griffith

It has helped me when working on Flash ActionScript in MU120, by flipping to some graphic design work for IGD110. (Okay, and maybe some Facebook in between – but just for group communication, honest!)

Give it a try, and see if it works for you!

Is WordPress going to make the Web Designer redundant?

After a very informative lecture this week with Zayd, I did some research into WordPress.

I came across this interesting video, debating on whether WordPress affects and limits the design process. Interesting stuff!

Is WordPress killing Web Design?

What do you think?