AIGA Design Job Fair – Thursday, May 16, 1-4pm

Thursday, May 16 2019
1:00–4:00 pm

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a recent graduate or just starting out designer? Join Wanted Design and AIGA NY for the third annual Spring Job Fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

Graphic Design Internship at Symphony Space, Fall 2019

The Graphic Design Intern at Symphony Space works with the Marketing Department to create digital advertisements, flyers, house programs, posters and other promotional materials (both print and web). This intern also helps the department with general marketing tasks (posting listings, poster rotation, etc) in support of a busy calendar with 200 events annually produced by Symphony Space. Working knowledge of Creative Suite required. Please a cover letter, a resume, and a link to a portfolio of work that demonstrates Design skills.

Applications should be sent to carolin.beine@symphonyspace.org

Stipends for Fall Internship may be available through the Queens College Career Engagement and Internships

Human Centered Design Bootcamp

Learn Human Centered Design to launch your new enterprise.

This two-day bootcamp is designed to take participants through the process of breaking down a complex problem and turning an idea into an actionable solution and finally making a business model for it. Ycenter two day programs are truly immersive for participants to learn about Entrepreneurship, Complex Problem Solving and Human-centered design methodology. You will learn, ideate, build and explore new ways to solve real problems using the power of business. You do not need to have a team to participate in this event. Individual registrations are welcome.

Top skills you acquire:

  • Complex Problem Understanding and Breakdown
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Idea to Prototyping
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Market Research
  • Human Centered Design
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Building A Business Model

Date: 23rd and 24th April, 2019

Venue: Queens College Tech Incubator
60-35 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

Learn More: https://y-center.org/events/qctech/

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/ClEzYeftEXT68jhv1

Ogilvy’s UX/Design Thinking Immersion Day

Ogilvy’s Immersion Day applications are now open!

What is Immersion Day?
Immersion Day is a half-day event at Ogilvy designed to give college students an inside view into the inner workings of agency life. This Immersion Day is focused specifically on the Experience Design practice at Ogilvy and provides a holistic view of UX and design thinking through activities and Q&A.

This day is perfect for students who want to learn about human-centered design, the digital transformation of brands, and how to get into this industry.

Immersion Day details:
Tuesday, April 30
10:00am – 3:00pm
636 11th ave, New York, NY

Students can learn more about Immersion Day and apply here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

Graphic Design Full Time Position at Robin Hood

About Robin Hood

Robin Hood has a 30-year track record and is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the best nonprofits serving low-income New Yorkers, we amplify financial support with a range of management and real estate assistance. Building on our experience in New York City, Robin Hood is exploring new ways to expand our impact, including an explicit focus on increasing mobility from poverty and new collaborations with strategic partners.

Position Overview

This position is a fantastic opportunity for an early career professional who is talented and enjoys converting text and complicated data into rich visual PowerPoint presentations through infographics and innovative chart design. The primary role requires translating Robin Hood metrics (i.e., Poverty Tracker reports, program reports, sales materials) into a format that can be presented using a compact and creative approach that is accurate, engaging, easily accessible and relevant. The candidate will also provide production support to the Art Director with print and digital projects. Our goal is to create information rich, comprehensible internal communication collateral and compelling external marketing materials that maintain the elevated design standard Robin Hood holds in the market.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Art Director with diverse design deliverables that aim to distill complex concepts and stories into informative and digestible materials that bring clarity and insights to target audiences.
  • Collaborate with the Development Team in the creation of sales support materials including PowerPoint presentations and sales sheets.
  • Follow rigid brand guidelines while providing design solutions for print and digital communication materials including invitations, flyers, programs, brochures, reports and digital assets for social and web.
  • Create clear and compelling presentations from technical information and program analytics by using unique vector icons and manipulated images in photoshop.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Graphic Design/Design Communication with a minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Advanced PowerPoint working knowledge required
  • Proficiency in Adobe suite software package particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Must be comfortable with creating unique icons in Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Mail Chimp and/or related email marketing applications
  • Very strong typography skills and design sensibility
  • Knowledge of print production and pre-press best practices
  • Ability to take and process constructive artistic feedback and work independently
  • Data analysis and reporting skills a plus
  • Excellent project management skills with good judgment and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time-management skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Self-Starter. Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support
  • Customer service orientation and good interpersonal skills
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Commitment to social change and understanding of poverty-related issues.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector, and interest in helping to strengthen nonprofit organizations towards greater effectiveness.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced working environment while meeting deadlines.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on excellent Outlook, Word, and Excel skills. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems preferred.

Robin Hood Values
Our core values ground the work that we do in all areas of our organization. If these principles appeal to you, we invite you to apply.

  • Robin Hood puts people first. Always.
  • Robin Hood is unafraid to take action and create solutions.
  • Robin Hood is data driven and heart led.
  • Robin Hood works the coat check.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance.

To Apply
Go here and please complete our online application.

Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Video Gaming Industry In NYC

The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!

Featuring:

The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!   Featuring:     Fox Chen, Co-founder and CTO, Mokuni Games
Timothy Doolen, Visual Developer, Graceful Decay
Vonnetta Ewing, Director of Talent Acquisition, Take Two Interactive   Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change
Moderator: Krysti Pryde, Brand Marketing Manager, Tilting Point   RSVP     Upcoming Panels:
RSVP The Art of the Audio Interview
April 16, 6:30 PM, The Greene Space

We are in a golden age of the audio interview. What are the secrets behind great audio interviews? Hear hosts and producers from WNYC reveal how they produce and present compelling programming that is changing how we experience news, information and entertainment.   

The One Club Creative Bootcamp

The One Club has a special invite for Queens College students for the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Creative Boot Camp below. 

New York, NY Creative Boot Camp April 9th – 12th

On April9th – 12th  we are hosting another FREE Creative Boot Camp (CBC) in New York, NY.  Students will have the opportunity to work on a real client brief to produce a 360 advertising campaign and pitch it to the client on final presentation day! This workshop is a special occasion for students interested in an advertising career or those whose trajectory is to become a successful strategist, art director, or copywriter.  

The Creative Boot Camp is FREE and open to all current students and recent graduates BUT you must register to attend!

For more information and to register, Click here for NYC CBC 

ARTS 370 Classes – Fall 2019

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Intro to AR/VR
Class Number: 42389
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese

Intro to AR/VR Students will learn how to create mobile Augmented Reality (AR) applications (for Facebook and Instagram) using Spark AR Studio and simple Virtual Reality (VR) applications (for the Oculus rift) using Unity 3D game engine.
Prerequisite: Some experience with 3D design and/or computer programming suggested but not required.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Animation 2/3
Class Number: 42394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Physical Computing.
Class Number: 42383
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Physical Computing. Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

Prerequisites: None

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Typeface Design.
Class Number: 42395
Day & Time: Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin

Typeface Design. This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Prerequisites: ARTS242