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Freelance senior designer
at Map Project Office

Universal Design Studio and Map Project Office are hiring a freelance senior designer to join their team in Farringdon, London.


We are looking for a freelance senior designer to work with us on a new temporary brand experience project.

This role requires knowledge and experience of temporary spatial activations, brand experiences and events, collaborating with multiple creative and production partners.

Key responsibilities include working closely with creative/design directors, generating design information (creative and technical) for the project and embedding yourself within the team of external collaborators.

For this freelance opportunity, we are looking for someone available five days per week for the initial six to eight-week period then transitioning to part-time during the design guardianship phase of the project. Further details regarding the timeline will be discussed during the interview.

Key responsibilities and essential experience:

  • proficiency in Vectorworks 2D
  • proficiency in 3D CAD modelling (Vectorworks or Rhino)
  • detailed knowledge of leading packages with multiple design and production partners.
  • experience across all work stages from brief to construction

Skills, behaviours and attributes

To succeed in this role, we believe you need to have:

  • a positive, collaborative and proactive attitude
  • the ability to work self-led as well as part of a team
  • excellent attention to detail
  • a solution-oriented mindset
  • experience of working with creative teams and an understanding of what it takes to manage those relationships successfully

Benefits and other information

Hybrid working: following the safe reopening of our studio, employees have the flexibility to work a mix of in the studio and at home, working a minimum of three days in the studio and up to two days from home; Wednesday being an anchor day, where everyone comes into the studio.

Diversity and inclusion: with the integrated support of our D&I employee resource group, Universal and Map are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability or age.

About Universal and Map

Universal Design Studio and Map Project Office are award-winning design studios based in London and New York with a global client list. Founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the studios were conceived in 2001 and 2012 respectively to facilitate a growing call for creative solutions that involved the intersection of industrial design and the digital world, and the creation of spaces that could shape and support the evolving way we live, work and play. Both studios are part of The New Standard, a creative collective formed with Made Thought that redefines the contemporary design agency, uniting specialists from across disciplines to deliver simple solutions for a complex world.

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