Royal Mint seeks artists, illustrators

Britain’s Royal Mint recently announced it is seeking freelance concept artists and illustrators to work with its coin design team.

The Royal Mint’s coin design team is responsible for turning ideas into industry leading products designed for manufacture. They supply about 100 worldwide issuing authorities with designs, models and master tools.

According to the mint, the successful candidates will be required to satisfy the following:

  • the development of concepts with supporting rationale aligned to briefs;
  • the ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • proven experience in the commercial sector; and
  • the ability to draw freehand to a high standard.

No design agencies will be accepted.


The chosen artists will be given appropriate education in designing coins and medals and consideration for U.K. competitions.

The mint is asking artists to supply links to portfolios in their applications rather than by using email attachments, which will not be accepted.

Payment will be based on the work requested and level of finish.

To apply, send a cover and a CV with relevant experience, qualifications and contact details to recruitment@royalmint.comThere is no closing date for applications.

Invitations to interview will be sent via email. The mint added it’s unable to provide feedback to applicants on an individual basis prior to the interview stage.

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