THREESIXTY Graphic Identity Competition



Barking Enterprise Centre is working with Create London and architecture collective Assemble to establish a genuinely affordable workspace in Barking Town Centre, on the ground floor of the new circular towers, with a social mission and non-profit ethos. 

THREESIXTY will be a workspace for local people who are starting businesses in the creative industries, and will include a wellbeing programme, skills training, business support, space for events and an education program.

We like the cyclical, all-encompassing quality of the name THREESIXTY. We feel it reflects our ethos of turning things around, making a business idea work in the round, working within the circular economy, with recycled materials and shared resources, and learning and working holistically.  We want the brand to reflect this.

Competition to design the graphic identity for THREESIXTY
This is a mini competition for young locally-based graphic designers to design a logo for THREESIXTY. We will commission the to develop the graphic identity, including:

  • developing the logo

  • how the brand is shown on the building

  • the workspace’s social media presence

Assemble have drafted this suggestion for a logo -- you don't need to stick to it! It’s just a first idea, and doesn’t quite work yet. If you do want to work with it, we’d be curious about what you’d change, how you’d develop it into a sign for the door of the building, or whether you’d have a colour version.


The winning designer will get a £1,250 commission to develop the brand, working closely with the design and project team, ready for a brand launch in January 2020. The space will open in March 2020.

Who can apply?
We invite young graphic designers based in Barking and Dagenham to take part in the mini competition.


We specially encourage young designers who are setting up independently and are interested in developing their business within a shared workspace environment, potentially as a Workspace Wizard. 

Workspace Wizards will commit one day a week to being the main point of contact helping to run the workspace, and in return get subsidised workspace. Runners up will be invited, along with the winner, to sign up to become Workspace Wizards and be involved in the launch of THREESIXTY.

How do I enter the competition?
Please send us an email to, with the subject line THREESIXTY GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPETITION, and a short email telling us:

  • One draft logo ideas in jpg or pdf format, max. size 1MB each.

  • A short text telling us about you (name, age, creative practice), and why you’d like to design the graphic identity for THREESIXTY

  • an example of a brand that you like on social media. We’re particularly interested in places with public activities (e.g. a cafe, a workspace, a gallery, a social club), and a note about how you’d set up THREESIXTY’s social media platform.

Can I see the space?
On Saturday 26th October, at 10am, we invite designers interested in seeing the space to walk around it with us. 
To sign up for this email by Friday 25th.

When is the deadline?
Submissions close at midday on Thursday 31st October. 👻
We will announce the winner and runners up on November 5th.

Is there a prize?
The winning designer will get a £1,250 commission to develop the brand, working closely with the design and project team, ready for a brand launch in January 2020. 

Two runners up will win £250 each

What will winning the commission mean?
This will mean working for about 8 days on iterations of the brand working closely with BEC, Create and the design team from mid-November mid-December, to get the graphic material ready for a brand launch in mid January, and up to another 2 days to respond to client edits and assist with the brand launch in January.

Assemble are designing flexible furniture for the space. They are also looking into moving partitions, and recycling materials and parts of furniture as part of the fit-out of the space.

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