The number of design companies, including exhibition design, is increasing across the UK. While some companies concentrate solely on exhibition design, you are more likely to find broader design and marketing companies that cover this area of design under a wider umbrella.
A few companies offer a full design and build service. There are generally more openings and opportunities in the larger companies.
There is a reasonable market for freelance exhibition designers, but it is essential to gain experience and build your portfolio and network of contacts before embarking on a freelance career.
Employment prospects are good, particularly for graduates qualified in exhibition design, since courses generally have close and long-established links with the commercial exhibitions industry.
For speculative applications, use employer directories such as:
You may find the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) helpful in identifying specialist agencies that handle exhibition design vacancies.
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