November 26th, 2013
Graphic Designer Ad Nov13Volunteer Graphic Designer
Full or Part-Time 6 month (flexible), Voluntary, London E14
Article 25 is a young and driven international development and disaster relief charity, based in central London. We design and deliver buildings and structures for those in greatest need worldwide. We envision a world where there is never a life or livelihood lost through the want of an essential building.
We believe that by making our skills and designs available where they are most needed, but seldom available, through community based projects, we can make a real difference in helping communities to meet their basic needs and create a healthy society.
We are currently seeking a motivated Volunteer Graphic Designer with a passion for international development to provide assistance to the Design teams. This is an incredible learning opportunity for keen and energetic individuals who are looking for valuable experience and wish to work in this field, not to mention a chance to work with our dynamic, innovative and expanding charity. The office is a hard working environment where you will be expected to be able to take initiative and produce good writing, and you will have a chance to make genuine creative contributions and take ownership of your own work and individual projects.
• Strong computer skills
• Relevant and strong experience in graphic design
• Good sense of composition, creativity and attention to detail
• Exceptional skills with various design tools, including illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
• Determination to ensure successful graphic products, willingness to undertake a wide range of
tasks to this end
• Understanding of web design and social networking tools
• Strong Organisational and time management skills
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Ability to handle and own multiple tasks
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Able to work in a small dynamic team
• An effective team player with excellent interpersonal skills
• Personable and enthusiastic
• Interested in learning and developing new skills
• Confident in decision making and creative problem solving
Deadline: For applying Friday 13th December 2013.
Start date: Within 1 week of interview
Duration: 6 months (flexible length of time), full-time candidates will be given preference
Terms: Volunteer position. We are unable to offer travel or living expenses
To apply: Submit a covering letter, CV and portfolio of your work to William Golding
firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Graphic Design Volunteer’ in the subject
line of the email.
November 19th, 2013
November 17th, 2013
In the aftermath of the disaster in the Philippines, Article 25′s Managing Director, Robin Cross, joined Oxfam’s Jane Cocking (Humanitarian Director) in an interview with the BBC’s Shaun Ley on the World this Weekend, talking about the importance of following up short term relief programmes for the Philippines. Citing Haiti as an example – where Article 25 has worked with considerable success – Robin highlighted the effective but typically short term nature of governmental, NGO and public responses to natural disasters and emphasised the need for longer term thinking:
“Haiti is a country which we know is on an earthquake fault line and frustratingly Haiti, even before the earthquake, had one of the highest densities of international NGO’s per capita on the island, and yet none of that NGO presence made the country resilient in the face of a known risk, so what we need to do is spend a lot more time identifying what the risks are and designing them away in advance. Which is far less charismatic, it’s far less dramatic, it won’t get any coverage in the media but it’s building in capacity and building resilience in advance of the natural threats [...] which will help in the long run.”
You can listen to the segment here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lpgy2
October 21st, 2013
Article 25 is excited to update you on the amazing artwork set to appear in this year’s 10×10 auction!
After dividing an area of East London into a 10×10 grid our 100 prominent architects and artists, which include Zaha Hadid, Rob Ryan and Piers Gough, have produced inspiringly beautiful pieces of art.
Roger FitzGerald captures the life and colour of Brick Lane in the picture below.
While Peter Heath gives an exciting look into the past, present and future Brick Lane in a comic strip style.
That is only a glimpse into the exciting artwork that will feature and please do visit http://www.10x10london.com/ for more details.
A free public exhibition of the artwork will be held from the 22nd of November to 28th of November at the Crossing, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA. This is an opportunity to view all the wonderful artwork and preliminary bids can be made online at: http://www.10x10london.com/category/auction/2013/
That leads up to the auction day at the same address on the 28th of November, make sure you secure a place by registering at: http://www.10x10london.com/events/auction/
All the money raised will go towards building centres for street children in Kenya and Ghana.
September 16th, 2013
And so begins this years 10×10 event! Many of the biggest names in architecture ventured out into East London to brave the weather over the weekend, each producing some stunning interpretations of their city. From sketches to water colours, everyone had their own methods of translating the environment they perceived onto paper. We had teams on the ground interviewing all the participants and getting snap shots of the event. A massive thank you to those volunteering over the weekend and certainly to the participants for giving their time for a good cause.
The project creates a unique snapshot of London and raises money for Article 25 which this year will go to our Street Children Centres in Kenya and Ghana. To find out more, have a look at this year’s 10×10 website: www.10x10london.com
August 23rd, 2013
Dear Article 25 supporters,
We have brought out a spercial August edition of our newsletter, updating you on the launch of 10×10 2013 and the latest developments on our projects in Afghanistan and Burkina Faso.
It is also jam packed with information on challenges you can join to help raise money for our vital work on the ground. Please click on the link below to download it:
July 31st, 2013
In support of the Portland to Portland cyclists who recently completed their 4347 mile ride from Oregan to London, there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our cycling themed raffle! All money raised will do towards Article 25′s ongoing projects, including our school in Burkina Faso, and street kids program in Ghana.
First prize is a top-quality cycling clothing bundle from Dare2b, plus four tickets to a fantastic weekend at The Cycle Show courtesy of upperstreetevents.
Three runners up will also win a pair of tickets each to The Cycle Show, the UK’s biggest cycling event!
At The Cycle Show you’ll have the chance to get your hands on the best cycling equipment, try out the highest quality road-bikes on a specialist track, see the best UK and international feestyle BMX riders compete, and maybe even spot some of the UK’s cycling heroes.
To enter, make a donation of just £5 to PayPal via our website at www.article-25.org/involved/donate. Once you have made your donation and filled in your name and contact details, you will automatically be added to our prize draw!
Closing date is the 1st September. Don’t miss out!
July 24th, 2013
Organisation is well under way for this year’s 10×10 Article 25 event. 10×10 is a project which divides an area of London, this year East London, into a 10×10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent architects, designers and artists. The project creates a unique snapshot of London and raises money for Article 25 which this year will go to our Street Children Centres in Kenya and Ghana. To find out more, have a look at this year’s 10×10 website: www.10x10london.com
July 17th, 2013
Firstly we need to say a huge thank you and congratulations to the Portland to Portland cyclists! The group have now completed the amazing challenge of cycling the 4,347 miles from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London. The are now back in London and members of staff at Article 25 met them on Saturday as they rode back into London. After cycling for 77 days the group have raised an amazing amount of money which will make a huge difference to our projects.
You can still donate to this fantastic cause and support Article 25 through Virgin Money Giving.
Here are a couple of images from the well deserved welcome event on Saturday:
July 1st, 2013
Our recent project in Uganda of designing and constructing a Vocational Training and Counselling Centre, completed in partnership with Jubilee Action and Henning Stummel Architects Ltd, has been praised by locals. The community of Patongo was formed by some 10 000 displaced people, 66% of whom are under the age of 25. The legacy of the Ugandan civil war continues to disadvantage the whole community, but especially those young people who were abducted and forced to become child soldiers. Though the civil war is over, their experiences often exclude them from their communities and from the prospect of a stable future. The Vocational Training and Counselling Centre will supply individuals with the ability and the skills to become functioning members of society in Patongo, and so help repair the damage the conflict had both on individuals and on the community.