Proposals sought for Local to Global Graphic Design Work – Toolkits Creation


May 2024

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) invites proposals from graphic designers / design agencies to undertake design work for our ambitious Local to Global project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as we look to build a more resilient network for UNESCO-designated sites in the UK.

We are looking for a graphic designer / design agency with experience in the creation of toolkits, to be produced in line with our new visual identity guidelines. Details of the required work, timescales and budget are available in this Graphic Design Brief document.

Submitting an application

All applications should be received no later than: 12 noon on Friday 28 June 2024. Selection will be made by Friday 5 July and completed work required by Friday 16 Aug 2024.

All applications should be submitted to the UKNC Communications and Marketing Manager, John Carmichael: [email protected] Please contact John if you would also like an informal conversation about the work required before submitting an application.

About UNESCO and the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is a specialised agency of the United Nations with the mandate to use culture, education, science and communication and information to foster mutual dialogue between countries and people and foster peace.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) was founded in 1947 and is a constitutional part of the UK Government’s membership of UNESCO. It is grant-funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office to provide independent policy advice and support the coordination of policy across the UK Government(s), support the network of UNESCO sites and projects across the UK, and support UNESCO’s global mission to be effective and joined up.


About Local to Global

This role is part of a high-profile UKNC led project: ‘Local to Global’ – made possible with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund from October 2022 – October 2024.

The UK is home to 45 UNESCO land-based Designated Sites geographically covering 13% of the country and which contain the UK’s most prized cultural and natural heritage. This includes World Heritage sites, Global Geoparks and Biosphere Reserves.

Local to Global is about developing a resilient network for UNESCO Designated Sites in the UK. A more resilient network requires a more resilient National Commission. The selected consultant will come on board at a pivotal time as we consider the legacy of the first two years of the project and prepare to submit further fundraising applications to support this work.