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Assistant illustration artist

Foster + Partners is looking for an assistant illustration artist to join its growing London practice. 

Reporting to: illustration artist manager on a day to day basis and ultimately the head of communications

Foster + Partners, the award winning, integrated design practice are looking for an illustration artist to join their talented team in London. The position would suit somebody with an understanding and background of architecture, and experience with the below requirements.


  • assist the illustration artist manager with the creation of rendered images and Illustrations using plans, sections and elevations from the technical teams for use in competitions and other presentations for Foster buildings or products
  • create presentation standard technical drawings of completed projects to be used for promotion, publications and press purposes
  • prepare and develop pdfs from Microstation software into Photoshop documents
  • assist the illustration artist manager with research and development of new methods and styles of illustration
  • maintenance and documentation of illustration standards such as working methods, animation libraries and archiving of final images
  • contribute and assist, as required

Qualities, skills and experience required: 

  • able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of Adobe Photoshop
  • have a basic knowledge of using Adobe Illustrator and Microstation V8 or a similar CAD program
  • able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of working drawings
  • a basic understanding of scale and compositional techniques relating to the virtual environment
  • familiar with methods of image production and printing processes
  • good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well — both verbally and in writing, with a range of people across the organisation
  • willingness to listen and learn new skills
  • able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • ability to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information


  • degree or similar qualification in Illustration
  • willingness to work extra hours as necessary
  • knowledge of 3dsMax

To apply, please upload an up to date CV and portfolio through the link below:

  • Applications have closed.