Disability Arts Online seeks freelance disabled illustrator

Closing Date: 15 July 2018

Disability Arts Online

Location: Remote

Remuneration: Up to £1000


D4D logo

Disability Arts Online seeks a freelance illustrator, who identifies as disabled or living with a long-term health condition, to work on a series of illustrations for a research programme website.

D4D is an ongoing research programme that is investigating the evolving ways in which we as disabled people express, perform, experience and practice ‘community’. Funded by the AHRC’s Connected Communities stream, D4D consists of a number of different off-shoot projects exploring diverse areas such as robotics, the arts, education, employment, genetics and gaming.

Disability Arts Online is delivering the D4D website and it has become clear that a graphic solution to help unify these diverse elements is needed to help make the website easier to navigate and more pleasing to the eye. We want to engage an illustrator who is excited by this research and will take time to understand the programme to create an appropriate image that encapsulates the nature of the specific research enquiry for each of the projects within the D4D programme.

The projects are:

  1. Now You See Us
  2. Catch me if you can – Participating through Play
  3. Electric Bodies
  4. Speaking from the body
  5. Institutionalised, Homogenised, Vaporised
  6. Playful Bodies, Technology and Community

There are also two additional elements that cross all the projects that will each need an image:

  • Ethics
  • Integration, Dialogue and Iteration (skills and knowledge exchange)

The illustrations will need to have a visual coherence/style that makes them work together aesthetically and that helps to build an identity for each of the projects and the programme as a whole.

We are also redesigning the front page of the website to have a full width banner image, for which we would also like you to provide an illustration. This could be an amalgamation of those created for the project images, or something that sums up the research as a whole – that’s up to you to propose a solution.

Depending on the success of this initial work there may be opportunities for further illustration work in the future as this research has ongoing funding and a commitment to dissemination until 2020.

Please apply to work@disabilityartsonline.org.uk including:

  • examples of previous work
  • details of how you will approach fulfilling the brief
  • a timeline
  • proposed fee (not more than £1000)

Deadline Extended to Sunday 15 July 2018