Lots of fall internships available at Martha Stewart


Now is the time to start looking for Fall Internships (September is too late)

Martha Stewart is listing many opportunities

Digital Video Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

Social Media Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

Video Production Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

Digital Editorial Intern, MSW – Fall 2015 Internship

Martha Stewart Weddings Art Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

American Made Design Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

Martha Stewart Living Art Intern – Fall 2015 Internship

SPD-U Summer Student Portfolio Reviews: Wed, July 22


Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Student Portfolio Review

Student Portfolio Reviews – Summer 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 :: 7:00 pm
(plan to arrive a few minutes early to get through security, but not before 6:45pm)

Inc. magazine offices, downtown NYC
(exact address will be given to you in your confirmation email)

For all student levels and recent grads. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up now!


SPD-U Student Members get FREE admission! But you still have to reserve your spot by registering below.
General Admission: $15

Get your ticket/reserve your spot here!

You must purchase your ticket or reserve your free member spot no later than midnight Monday, July 20, 2015. We will not be selling tickets at the door and if you’re not on our list, you will be denied entry due to security issues.

Bring your portfolio whether it’s finished or still in the works. Worried that you don’t have enough editorial design work in your book to show? We don’t care, bring it on!

• If your portfolio is in print form, it doesn’t have to be a finished book for us to look at it … we’ll look at printouts or tearsheets, and help advise you on how to put the pages together if needed.

• If you have it on your tablet or laptop, it doesn’t have to be in a finished website or tablet app … as long as the images are pre-loaded and easy to scroll through, we’ll look at whatever form you have them in. Just be sure the images are ready to go and separate from other stuff; each review is timed, so if you’re wasting time finding your work, there’s less time you have for real critique and advice. We also cannot guarantee wifi access, so if you don’t have your own access, make sure your images are accessible offline as well.

Names to be announced soon! Stay tuned.

Email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com

CERRU Internships for the Fall (Paid)

CERRU (Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding)  is hiring!
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Communications & Social Media Intern
Campus Outreach Intern-Club Liaison
Campus Outreach Intern-Database Coordinator
Send your application today!
Deadline: Monday, July 13th

CERRU is looking for part-time interns for the Fall 2015 semester. A stipend will be provided.

Click  here for more information on the positions. Applicants interested in more than one internship may apply to multiple position, as long as they address each position separately in their cover letters.

Please send all questions and applications to Yael Rosenstock, Director of Programming, at yrosenstock@cerru.org.



Business Insider is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join the newsroom’s Graphics team.

Projects would range from basic Photoshop requests to more creative assignments such as maps, charts and infographics.

As an intern here, you’ll gain valuable experience collaborating with journalists and designers in a fast-paced and fun work environment.

Other perks at BI include free snacks, ping pong, and never having to fetch coffee.

The ideal intern will be a super creative team player with amazing attention to detail. Other desired skills include:
– Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
– Mac proficiency
– Experience with photo editing, illustration, typography, GIFs, layout design, and infographics.
– Social media savvy — you know what our audience wants to see and share.

To see the type of graphics work we do, check out our Twitter account and our Instagram.

Please note: This internship requires that you work in our Manhattan office a minimum of three days a week, preferably full-time at 40 hours a week.

Intern can expect to learn

As an intern here, you’ll gain valuable experience collaborating with journalists and designers in a fast-paced and fun work environment.

Illustration and layout design for infographics, charts, lists, and maps.

To Apply visit: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/businessinsider/graphic-design-intern/aNxDW0ajWr5yVjiGaltGfR

Scholarship for Asian Women

The Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Scholarship supports exceptional Asian female undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship with a one-time $2,500 scholarship.  The selection committee intends these awards to support future leaders in a range of fields. 

The deadline for this year’s application is October 1st, and the application form, which includes instructions for applicants and very helpful information about the scholarship’s goals, can be foundhere.

For more information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements, visit this link.

The application includes the following two essay questions:

  1. In 500-800 words, describe your leadership role(s). What did you accomplish? How has this experience influenced your goals? How has it made you a better leader?
  2. In 150-400 words, outline what you would do with the scholarship money.

In addition, at least one letter of recommendation is required.  Starting early will help you submit the most competitive application possible.  Please visit the scholarship’s FAQ page or email Dr. Egan for more information.

Family Circle Art Summer Intern, Paid Internship

Job Description:
Family Circle magazine is looking for an enthusiastic intern for the art department. We are seeking someone who is available full-time this summer. The intern will attend department meetings, will work closely with the designers and photo editors to design front of book and back of book pages, and will also assist with photo research, circulating layouts, updating mini boards, and a few administrative tasks. The ideal candidate must be very organized, have excellent communication skills, a strong knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and have the ability to work in MS Office programs. This is a hands-on experience to learn how a magazine is developed. This internship is paid and also accepts students who need school credit. Please send all resumes and examples of work to allison.fedele@meredith.com .

  • Position: Internship
  • Area of Focus: Design
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Family Circle understands that women need to be up to date in order to navigate the most meaningful part of their lives—family. As her trusted curator, we offer candid advice and fresh ideas for everything from what to make for dinner to what keeps her up at night. There’s a lot going on in her circle. We help her enjoy the ride and get to the good stuff.
  • Company: Family Circle magazine
  • Contact Email:allison.fedele@meredith.com
  • Contact Name: Allison Fedele
  • How to Apply: Please email resume and examples of work or a link to online portfolio to allison.fedele@meredith.com

O, the Oprah magazine Summer Internship, Unpaid

Art Department INTERN

Job Description:
O, the Oprah magazine is seeking for a graphic design college student for an internship in the Art Department. This is an unpaid internship, working 35 hours a week. Student must be able to receive college credit in exchange for their time here. The intern will support the art team and have first-hand experience working on the magazine. DUTIES: – design a variety of departments – flowing in and attaching copy – updating layouts and visual walls – researching illustrators – art admin work QUALIFICATIONS: – Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing, some print experience a plus. – Must have a solid understanding of Typography, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. Start Immediately.

  • Position: Internship
  • Area of Focus: Design
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Company: Hearst Publications
  • Contact Email:jarmus@hearst.com
  • Contact Name: jill armus
  • How to Apply: To be considered, please send your resume and online portfolio of recent work or PDF’s to Jarmus@hearst.com
  • Job Requirements: Must be a current college student and be able to get credit for this internship.


REDBOOK Summer Internship–Unpaid

Art Department INTERN

Job Description:
REDBOOK magazine (Hearst Publications) is seeking for energetic graphic design college students for an internship in the Art Department starting JULY 10th. This is an unpaid internship, working 35 hours a week. Student must be able to receive college credit in exchange for their time here. The intern will support the art team and have first-hand experience working on the magazine. DUTIES: – design a variety of departments – minor imaging work – visual research – updating layouts and visual walls – researching illustrators – art admin work. QUALIFICATIONS: – Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing, some print experience a plus. – Must have a solid understanding of Typography, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

  • Position: Internship
  • Area of Focus: Design
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: REDBOOK is an all-access pass to great style. We give our 7 million readers easy, gorgeous beauty tips, super-wearable fashion, Pinterest-worthy home decor ideas, and recipes that her whole family will love. Every page has humor and heart, with world-class writing, emotional stories, and no-nonsense strategies to keep her busy schedule on track. We teach our devoted reader how to make her world more what she wants it to be: full of style, joy, and a little more sanity.
  • Company: Hearst Publications
  • Contact Address: 300 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
  • Contact Email:pkobayashi@hearst.com
  • Contact Name: Petra Kobayashi
  • How to Apply: To be considered, please send your resume and/or online portfolio of recent work or low-res PDF’s to pkobayashi@hearst.com
  • Job Requirements: Must be a current college student and be able to get credit for this internship.

Interview with Esther Wu

An American In Paris ©2015

An American In Paris (Eiffel Tower and Title Treatment by Esther Wu)

Esther Wu is a graphic designer and educator. In this interview Professor Wu shares a little bit about her life, interests and projects. Professor Wu currently teaches Typography 2, and has previously taught Advertising Design, at Queens College, CUNY. 

KW: Tell us a little bit about your background?
EW: I grew up in suburbs very close to Philadelphia. My father is a retired microbiologist and my mother a retired computer programmer. As kids, I was the “Good Grades Girl” and my brother was the “Cool Artist.” He could always draw really well. His talent, my apparent lack of it, and our upbringing probably kept me from considering any creative endeavors until much later. But he also introduced me odd and unusual art and to off-the-beaten path culture like Tetsuo The Iron Man and Raw. You might say he introduced me to the idea of creativity. I also had a cousin, Justin, who was very into modern art and he took us to see Anselm Kiefer and Duchamp, among many others and these trips stand out in my memory as eye-opening.

KW: You have a degree in Biology and subsequently worked as a biomedical researcher. What was your favorite all time science course?
EW: I liked Physiology and Evolutionary Biology. I liked the principles of science and the theory more than the practice of it, and the Evolutionary Biology course gave me a deeper appreciation of Evolution. It’s an elegantly simple and (in retrospect) obvious idea. And nothing in Biology makes sense without it. Physiology taught me the intricacies and complexities of physical processes. The kidney is so amazing!

KW: How were you able to transition into a designer?
EW: I had been taking Continuing Ed classes for a year or two when I naively thought I would switch to being a designer. I didn’t have a drop of real experience and in retrospect I really didn’t know anything about the industry. But I figured if I went back to school and got a degree in design, I’d be a designer. So I applied to a bunch of grad schools.

I decided to go to SVA and it was possibly the best 2 years of my life so far. We lived in a big, candy-coated bubble of Design. And by the end of it, through a professor in the program, I was freelancing at SpotCo, a Broadway ad agency, which was a huge foot in the door.

Matilda (L) ©2015 Picnic (R) ©2015

Matilda (L) Picnic (R)

KW: Did you have any connection to the theater before you started working at SpotCo?
EW: Not really. I like theater as much as an average person. I’ve seen a lot of shows now, just from working in the industry. One of the big perks is free tickets.

The only theater I used to seek out, before working in the industry, was Shakespeare. I think I liked seeing different interpretations of the same material. I love that about design as well. If you give people the same source material, each result will be completely different.

Esther Wu ©2015

The Last Ship

KW: What were your favorite projects from SpotCo? Did you have much artistic freedom?
EW: My favorite has to be one of the last projects I did there, The Last Ship. For some reason, we had tons of time to work on it. It was around the holidays; maybe that had something to do with it. But in any case, I and two other designers had weeks to work on it (which is rare), so we just kept making comps. We were all painting things, which I hadn’t really done before, and really pushing it. It was a lot of fun. And the producer on that show has a great, artistic eye and vision for what he wanted, but it wasn’t a limited vision so we had a lot of room to create.

Our Creative Director, Vinny Sainato, gave us a huge amount of freedom, and just the right amount of direction. All the designers I worked with were pretty exceptional. There was a lot of mutual trust and respect in our department and for me, working with amazing people really kept me on my toes and wanting to pull my weight. My work improved a lot as a result.

The Last Ship ©2015

The Last Ship

KW: How would you describe your style? Your process?
EW: It’s evolved a lot over the past few years. I can’t seem to stick to any routine, so it varies a lot too. Sometimes I do lots of research, reading, looking for reference imagery. Sometimes ideas simmer in the back of my mind and now I know from experience if they will work out or not. Then I sit and start to make things and it comes out quickly. It took many years of trial and error to get to this point, and I still do go down some blind alleys. Many times, I have one kernel of a thought, I start to make something, and it turns into something else, and the act of making also very often leads to other ideas.

As far as style, I don’t think I have one. But I think I have a sensibility. As an historically shy person, I hope that my work is un-shy.


Ordinary Days (L) and The Beauty Queen: Leenane (R)

KW: What are your favorite types of projects?
EW: I like to do things that are different stylistically or technically from things I’ve done before. And I like to work with my hands if I can. I do a lot of brush type these days, and I like to do calligraphy. I like buying different pens and trying them out. Sometimes I cut paper, gouge wood. For a project I’m working on, I am trying to create insects out of cloth. Not sure it’s going to work out, but it’s fun to try.

KW: Do you have any desire to create motion-based projects?
EW: I did some in school, and realized I was not good at it. But I have collaborated on commercials based on key art I’ve designed, which I enjoyed and would like to do again.

KW: What’s currently on your reading list?
EW: I’ve been full time freelancing for a little over a year. I’m currently reading The Money Book. It’s about setting up a financial system for freelancers.

KW: Why did you decide to go freelance? And what have been the greatest pleasures and challenges?
EW: Things were changing at SpotCo, and I had been there for four years, so I felt I wanted to try something different. The freedom is great. I’m not a person who can easily maintain a daily routine so taking the obligation of showing up to work every morning was very freeing. I like making my own decisions about time. That said, time management is one of the greatest challenges. As a freelancer, you have to do EVERYTHING yourself. And I prefer to do things myself, but time management becomes the boulder you push up the hill every day.

KW: What designers/artists to you look to for inspiration?
EW: I believe anything you see anywhere that makes an impression can be inspiring.

The last Valentino couture show was amazing. I look at lots of type and lettering artists: great technicians like Doyald Young, Mortimer Leach, Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili; contemporary artists like Dan Cassaro, Simon Walker, Kate Moross and Ken Barber.

Photography is really inspiring, especially when designing for theater. Erwin Olaf, Frank Ockenfels. Today I’m looking at David Slade, who is DP for tv and movies, but has a beautiful, creepy style.

Most of the people I work with are super creative and have great vision. I find that very inspiring.

KW: What have you learned from teaching Graphic Design?
EW: I am still in the infant stages of learning to teach design, so I haven’t come to a lot of hard-won insights. Design (especially typography) is an elusive, slippery thing and sometimes seems like something not to be talked about, only to be done. Yet here we are talking about it. And we have to as a way to perpetuate it and to learn about how things are perceived by others. I suppose that’s the only way it can work. I’ll be sure to ask myself this question again.

An Enemy of the People ©2015

An Enemy of the People

KW: What skills are needed to become successful in the field? What advice do you have for students on how to break into the field?
EW: Observe.
Learn to see.
Do good work (Good work opens doors).
Be a pleasure to work with.

KW: What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
EW: “Go too far.” The first person I ever worked for as a design intern (Darren Cox, CD at SpotCo) told me this. And I say it now in my classes too. If you go too far, you can always walk it back, but if you haven’t gone far enough, it will never be good. Milton Glaser has said, “Just enough is more.” Sometime you have to go past “just enough” to see the line and head back. And there are really no consequences to going too far in design, especially if you’re in a supportive and creative environment. I sense that a lot of students are afraid to go too far or afraid of breaking “the rules.” I think it’s good to take rules with a grain of salt.


KW: Kathryn Weinstein, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, Art Department, Queens College, CUNY
EW: Esther Wu