Freelance - Illustrator / Designer, Blackdown Hills AONB


We are looking to commission the creation of a series of images to show the past, present and future changes to the River Culm and its surrounding landscape, including two future scenarios: one showing ‘business as usual’ climate impacts and another which is a positive vision of how things can be better and we can work with nature.

A total budget of approximately £2,000 is available for this one off commission. Full brief available by contacting Deadline for responses (including quotation and examples from your portfolio) is Tuesday 26th May 2020.

We need the finished artwork for phase 1: a sketch outline of the single image showing the current landscape, as part of a project campaign launch in early June, if possible. So we need someone available to make an immediate start on appointment after 26th May to work with the project team to produce the image.

The Connecting the Culm project aims to ensure that the River Culm and its tributaries are resilient to the effects of climate change, whilst maximising benefits for people and nature. The project will achieve this by engaging and working with people and organisations who live, work, or relate in some way to the River Culm and the landscape that drains to it. As well as demonstrating ways we can work with nature for climate resilience during the project, a key output is the collaborative creation of a shared catchment vision and management plan for the next 25 years: the Blueprint for the Culm.

The project is about to launch its main engagement campaign and is developing materials for that purpose. During the current crisis the campaign will mainly operate online. More information about the project is available online at

We would like these illustrations (and the method in which they are made) to reflect the personality and ethos of the project, which is consultative, community-orientated, visionary, experimental, concerned, determined, warm, approachable, and inspired by nature.