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Milton Keynes, UK
Graphic designer
at David Lock Associates

David Lock Associates is recruiting a graphic designer to join its team in Milton Keynes, UK.

David Lock Associates is a long-established, highly respected and award-winning urban design and planning practice. Based in Milton Keynes for more than 35 years, we operate nationwide, assisting public and private sector clients in the creative endeavour of shaping geography, places and spaces for the enrichment of communities.

We are looking for a talented junior to middleweight graphic designer (three to five years’ experience) to support our urban designers and planners in the preparation of visual, drawn and design outputs.  With a focus on Desktop Publishing (DTP) reports and designing materials for public exhibitions, the successful applicant will be joining our existing graphic design team who excel in illustrating place-making through captivating graphics.


  • collaborate with urban designers and planners to create visually appealing DTP reports and presentation materials
  • creation of project branding and identity
  • design graphics and layouts for public exhibitions, ensuring the delivery of compelling and informative displays
  • work closely with our lead graphic designers and visualisation specialists to provide valuable support
  • develop a fresh and creative visual style to enhance the quality of our design materials
  • adapt and evolve the role as you gain skills in creating masterplans and urban design diagrams
  • participate in project team meetings and contribute to brainstorming sessions to enhance the design process



  • graphic design qualification or a related field
  • proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • strong portfolio showcasing previous graphic design work
  • excellent attention to detail and a keen eye for design aesthetics
  • effective time management and multitasking skills to meet project deadlines
  • effective communication and teamwork abilities


  • previous experience in a graphic design role related to urban design, architecture or planning
  • knowledge of Wix Studio website designer or similar web design tools
  • knowledge of print processes
  • illustration skills

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries, generous pension contributions, annual profit share, up to 30 days annual leave, additional long service leave, flexible working arrangements, a cycle-to-work scheme, a medical insurance scheme and many other benefits. Our business is 100% owned by an Employee Benefit Trust on behalf of all of our employees, which means we share the rewards of our hard work.

How to apply

To apply, please forward your CV, portfolio and a letter explaining why you are suited to a position with us, with information about your current employment and salary, to Roz Collier via the apply for job button below.

This is a full-time position, and the closing date for applications is 20 June 2024.  No recruitment agencies, please.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom