Could You Be Our New Graphic Designer?

some recent poster designs for The Real Halloween

Whether you’ve followed the Fairyland Trust for years or are new to it, you may have noticed the great graphics work of illustrator and designer Samantha Symonds, who has been responsible for executing most of our posters and other artwork.   Sam now aims to pursue her own art projects and we are looking for a new graphic designer and illustrator.  (You can see some of Sam’s work and contact her at


So could you design our next poster for The Real Halloween?  We’re looking for some paid professional help.  In a nutshell:


We are seeking a graphic designer with illustration skills for The Real Halloween 2023. 

The core design product is our event poster, which also serves as a flier.  The key elements for this are briefed by the event coordinator and their team.  Sub-elements of that are then used as visual icons on web pages and in social media applications, eg MPUs, banners.

The execution of previous posters has been a mixture of hand drawn illustration and computer aided design using layers. We want to retain this style and are not looking for a rebranding or significant departure.

The requirement for the Real Halloween 2023 is:

  • Design a poster (A4 format) for The Real Halloween
  • Produce 4 MPUs (300 x 250) (using elements of the poster)
  • Produce a banner for website (using elements of the poster)

These should be consistent with the existing brand style (see brand notes here, some more artwork here).

Timing: artwork approved and ready to print by 15 August.

We may also identify needs for other pieces of work as we approach the event (28 and 29 October) and will also need graphics work for the 2024 Fairy Fair.  

Please submit expressions of interest, links to your portfolio and a short description of how you would approach this job and a cost estimate (copyright of finished artwork to be assigned to the Fairyland Trust).  Contact: Chris Rose, by July 10th.

(We also hope to be hiring someone to build us a new website – more soon).

Not you? Please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested!

many thanks

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