London Studio

Ab Rogers Design

Lime Wharf, Vyner Street
London E2 9DJ
T: +44 (0)207 682 5020



Personal Assistant / Research Assistant

Location: Lisbon, Portugal 

Role: Personal Assistant / Research Assistant to the Creative Director of an international design studio with offices in London and Lisbon. 

The Creative Director is based in Lisbon, travelling to the UK regularly to work with his London studio. The role will involve some coordination with the designers + team in London and possibly some travel back and forth. For the right person this role will give access to a creative, inspiring and supportive atmosphere with focus on design, food, culture.

Note from the Creative Director:

This role is essentially to support me in my dual roles as Creative Director of ARD and Director of DRU+ – our research and development wing. It is a research, writing, communications and admin-based role as described below but more than that it is about shadowing me, supporting me with my neurodiversity and helping me to create world class communication with speed and joy. It involves immersing yourself in an exciting, dynamic world of creative, inspiring minds – artists, makers, architects, doctors, designers, curators and on and on. I am looking for someone who can become an ambassador for both ARD and the DRU+, someone who is quick, curious, enthusiastic, dedicated and looking for a job full of fun, variety and endless discovery.

This is a split role with two main parts:

– Research Assistant which will require:

• Writing and editing concept proposals
• Conducting and presenting research for projects across both ARD and the DRU

– Administrative Assistant which will require:

• Drafting of emails and all communication
• Diary management and arrangement/organisation of appointments, meetings and zooms (also coordinating with London office)
• Dictation and completion of forms and clerical documentation
• Minuting of meetings and Zoom calls
• To complete errands and co-ordinate couriers, sending and receipt of parcels
• Co-ordination of all travel, booking of restaurants, taxis and hotels

The candidate should have a fast and accurate typing speed and be a confident and accomplished writer and communicator, able to manage external communications with important clients and produced polished written work.
They should be organised, proactive, flexible and quick to take initiative.
They should have an active interest in culture, arts and design and take an interest in the Studio’s work.
They should be totally familiar with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications, able to edit documents and put together simple presentations using InDesign and Acrobat, as well as spreadsheets, timetables and itineraries.
They should be fully comfortable with technology, happy to manage Microsoft 365 apps, conference software (zoom, teams, google meet) and any other mainstream office software.
Working hours are flexible and open to discussion.

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