26/09/16


Graphic Designers and Illustrators needed


Altgen is embarking on an amazing new digital visual campaign and we are looking for one/two freelance designers to work with us to help deliver it. We will be delivering a global campaign aimed at educating young people in 28 countries about worker and social co-operatives and why they should set them up.
We are looking for London-based designers who are interested in the new economy for the following roles:



Materials Designer or Illustrator (sticker, poster design etc.)


We are looking for someone to research, conceive, design/draw and deliver the Campaign Toolkit, consisting of stickers, poster design, GIFs, and graphics for film media. This position is flexible; you will be working from our space sometimes, but also free to retreat and work from your studio.

INTERESTED? APPLY HERE



Graphic designer (visual identity and web layout)


We need someone to alongside the Altgen team to create the campaign visual narrative. In collaboration with our Art Director and an illustrator, your role is to create the visual identity, layout design for website and print, user journey for the website, and produce the style guide book. There is considerable room for experimentation to find an aesthetics that will be impactful.

INTERESTED? APPLY HERE



If you are interested in getting involved in something BIG with the potential to transform the lives of thousands of young people around the world, please follow the links above and apply. Or if you know someone who might be interested, please SHARE with them!

Please send in all applications by midnight on Friday 30th September

Co-operators assemble! Constance, Ieva, and Henry

22/09/16


Freeing the Freelancer: Co-op solutions to modern freelancing


We are very excited to be running this workshop with the fabulous Jonny from Stir to Action, on the 15/10/16 at the Altgen Space in Borough London. See details below:

The contemporary economy is failing young people and many others. One in seven of the UK workforce are now self-employed and this has grown by around 39% since 2000. The nature of work is transforming but the economy is not changing with it - unstable, unequal and unable to produce secure, meaningful work for all.

This workshop, part of the Stir to workshop series, will introduce you to co-operative alternatives, best practices and how to work together to overcome individualistic and isolating work cultures and start co-operatives. Practical exercises will help you imagine and articulate how to use your skills, passions, resources and networks to turn your ideas into democratically-run enterprise. Take a first leap into creating a better future for yourself and those around you with the Altgen team!

What participants will leave with:


  • Learning from each other about common problems of being a freelancer

  • Learning about what can be done to challenge them

  • Learning what the co-operative movement can offer to bring change to your working life

  • Merging your ideas and co-operative practice