Knight News is looking for graphic designers

The Knight News (Queens College newspaper since 1937) is looking for graphic designers to assist in the layout of the paper. The work will be done every two weeks, graphic designer is needed either Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Graphic designer will work with InDesign on provided computers. We are looking for students who can start by next Monday/Tuesday. It’s a fun work environment, and looks great on your resume!

Skills needed: proficiency working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

To apply send resume to

Design Film Series at Godwin-Ternbach Museum! – Mondays during Free Hour / Klapper Hall

Film Series

Monday, September 18, 12:15
Bauhaus in America: Design, Politics and Human Nature in the 20th Century (1995), 87 minutes
Director: Judith Pearlman
This film chronicles the influence of the famous German art school on design and architecture in the United States. After the Bauhaus closed under Nazi pressure in 1933, such émigrés such as Anni and Josef Albers brought the school’s revolutionary concepts and curriculum to American institutions, including Black Mountain College.

Monday, October 2, 12:15 pm
Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society (2012), 77 mins
Director: Doug Wilson
This feature-length documentary centers around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Monday, October 16, 12:15 pm
Helvetica (2007), 81 mins
Director: Gary Hustwit
This feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture looks at the proliferation of one typeface, Helvetica as it celebrates its 60th birthday. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them. Renowned designers discuss their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day, and pushes us to explore larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.

Monday, October 30, 12:15 pm
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter (2010), 78 mins.
Director: Reto Caduff
This film is a revealing look at the fascinating life story of the highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer’s designer, Swiss born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

Monday, November 13, 12:15 pm
Eames: The Architect and the Painter, (2011), 85 mins.
Directors: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. ‘Eames: The Architect & The Painter’ draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

Monday, November 27, 12:15 pm
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2008), 73 mins.
Director: Wendy Keys
Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America’s foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic “I [heart] N.Y.” logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take him through a rough chronology of his life: study at New York High School of Music and Art and at Cooper Union, a seminal stay in Italy, his marriage, and his various partnerships – founding Push Pin Studios and “New York” magazine, designing Grand Union supermarkets, and working with “The Nation.” Interspersed are examples of his work. Glaser is, throughout, charming in manner, memorable in his observations, and generous of spirit.

Monday, December 11, 12:15 pm
Design is One: The Story of Lella and Massimo Vignelli (2012), 86 mins.
Directors: Kathy Brew and Robert Guerra
Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, ‘If you can’t find it, design it’ The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don’t know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

Reserve a space today: The One Club HAATBP 2017 – A CREATIVE CAREER FAIR

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

It’s Free for Students and Recent Grads, but you must register

The One Club’s Annual Here Are All The Black People is a one-day event that provides a space for multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals to enrich their careers through training and exploring new opportunities. This event is made possible by The One Club for Creativity as well as agency and corporate sponsors and tickets for entry-level job seekers is free.

This is not your average career fair! HAATBP gives attendees interested in exploring and developing their careers in advertising and design access to:

  • Educational and Diverse sessions lead by top industry professionals
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Student / Participant Portfolio Reviews
  • Recruiting Booths
  • Networking
  • Live Talent Pitch Competition

This year, HAATBP 2017 rolls out a separate track with mid-level focused topics. This new event format not only builds access and exposure for entry-level talent, but also gives professional development opportunities for diverse mid-level creative professionals as well.

The Mid-level professional series is only for working creatives with 5-7 years of working experience and tickets are $40.00 for non-members and $30.00 for members. Tickets include a separate selection of professionally focused sessions and a closed pre-cocktail session for only executives, mid-level professionals and working industry professionals. Mid-level professionals are also invited to opt-in to our mid-level talent pool of stars.

The Talent Pool of Stars is a closed recruiter tool for entry level and working professionals looking to network or advance their careers.

Register Today

Graphic Artist Position at Bloomberg

Graphic Artist, Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 1, 2017 – Requisition No. 61460

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. The buzz of a recent tech breakthrough. We work hard, and we work fast – while keeping up the quality and accuracy we’re known for. It’s what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. “Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces.” We bring out the best in each other. And through our countless volunteer projects, we help bring out the best in the communities around us, too. You can do amazing work here. Work you couldn’t do anywhere else. It’s up to you to make it happen.

Bloomberg is looking for a Graphic Artist to work on its live streaming product on Twitter. You’ll need to have expert Photoshop knowledge to create modern, elegant and intelligent news graphics for pre-production, post-production and live content. You’re a team-player who can effectively collaborate with producers, writers, and other designers. You will create a variety of newscast graphics- including lower thirds, plasmas, maps, and full screen graphics. We’ll trust you to create promotional elements and generic applications- while maintaining the overall network appearance standards. We’re a 24 hour, global newsroom – and you’re no stranger to this environment.

You’ll need to have:

    •  2 or more years of Broadcast Design experience
    •  A Bachelor’s degree in a design-related discipline
    •  Fluency using After Effects and the Adobe Creative Suite
    •  A keen eye for visual elements; motion graphics, infographics, typography, ect.
    •  Or, we’re prefer that you’ve worked with Vizrt and Curious Maps
    •  Flexibility with working hours
    •  Entrepreneurial spirit, and editorial sensibility
    •  Desire to build something new with a multidisciplinary team

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we’re a good match. We’ll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply Here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/61460?qe=Graphic+Artist

Alumni Interview: Ginine Gordon

Below are excerpts from a conversation between Queens College Design graduate Ginine Gordon (Class of 2017), and Assistant Professor Ryan Hartley Smith about entering the job market after graduation, and advice for current and prospective Design Majors.

Ginine Gordon

RHS: Hi Ginine, thanks for doing this! What are you doing professionally now that you’ve graduated?

GG: I am an Art Director [at Ogilvy, an NYC advertising agency].

RHS: Entering into the professional field of design is extremely competitive and it can be difficult for recent graduates to balance supporting themselves, making new work for their portfolio, and networking / applying for jobs. How has this process been going for you?

GG: I knew the design industry was a highly competitive field and it would be difficult to find a job. I can’t stress enough how fortunate I am to have been a part of the One Club internship program. Professor Weinstein and Justin [from the One Club] found an agency that was the perfect fit for me, and I’m fortunate the agency has kept me on the team long term.

RHS: How would you describe the work you’re making now?

GG: I love the work I’m doing now. I enjoy the challenge it brings. Plus, I get to make gifs for a living, how many people can say that?

(c) Ginine Gordon

RHS: What are your professional goals for the near future? How do you plan on achieving them?

GG: I want to experience many different kinds of projects. I plan on developing my skills at multiple agencies as a senior Art Director or a Creative director. I want to be able to grow and evolve on more than one team.

RHS: Did you participate in an internship while at Queens College? If so, what was it? How did you get it? And what was the experience like?

GG: Yes, I completed two internships while at Queens College, both under the One Club. During my last two semesters, I submitted my design portfolio and resume into a competition headed by Professor Weinstein. The One Club then selected 7 students to intern at big agencies. I was fortunate enough to be chosen both times. My first internship at BBDO was a culture shock experience.The environment was faster-paced than I expected, but, it gave me a great taste of the advertising world. My second internship, which was at the agency I currently work for, was even better. I was able to get a lot of great feedback on my book. I was eventually scouted by a Creative Director. He said he always liked to pass my desktop to see what I was working on, including my book. I thanked him and gave him my card. The next day I was told he wanted to hire me on his team. In one word, it was awesomeness times two.

(c) Ginine Gordon

RHS: What was your favorite Design course at QC and why?

GG: My favorite design course was book design with Natalya Balnova (yes this is a shout out). It was one of the first times I had a professor kick me into high gear. There was no sugar coating in class. We also had a chance to make great projects for our books. My advice for students considering a major in design is to understand this is not the “easier” courses. This major will take a lot of time to master (I’m not even one yet!). But, it is worth it. It’s not a major that is not really grade focused (although you should always aim for that A!), but more about the quality of the work that you produce. Half-a**ing is not welcome.

(c) Ginine Gordon

RHS: What advice do you have for students who are considering pursuing a major in Design?

GG: One Club, One Club and if I forgot to mention, One Club. It’s the go-to place for a chance at internships with big companies. Professor Weinstein is always posting new internship opportunities on her website. A clean resume and portfolio are a given, and it should be on your personal website. I’m not going to tell you what your professors have probably been telling you forever, but it is important.

(c) Ginine Gordon

RHS: What advice do you have for QC Design majors who are beginning to search for internships and their first Design industry job(s) after graduation?

GG: I would definitely apply to more internships during my time there. I would have also taken more After Effects courses. I found that in this business, most art directors don’t know how to use After Effects and most clients like motion in their work.

(c) Ginine Gordon

RHS: Where can we see your portfolio (website, behance, anything else you want to share…)?

GG: My website is ginine-gordon.squarespace.com. I also actively make gifs for Ibmblr from time to time, so you van see my work there as well. Make sure to also check out Art with Watson, the Josephine Baker portrait. I was an art director on that team.

RHS: Thanks Ginine!

GG: Happy Designing!

(c) Ginine Gordon

Alumni Interview: Freddy Japa

Below are excerpts from a conversation between Queens College Design graduate Freddy Japa (Class of 2017), and Assistant Professor Ryan Hartley Smith about entering the job market after graduation, and advise for students considering a major and career in Design.

Freddy Japa

RHS: Hi Freddy! What have you been up to since graduation?

FJ: I‘ve been keeping myself busy on personal projects for my portfolio. Professionally I have been doing freelance work for clients thanks to social media. I am also currently applying to internships to obtain more experience and hopping to soon be part of a well-known agency.

(c) Freddy Japa

RHS: Entering into the professional field of design is extremely competitive and it can be difficult for recent graduates to balance supporting themselves, making new work for their portfolio, and networking / applying for jobs. How has this process been going for you?

FJ: Entering into the professional field has been competitive. There are many talented individuals in the field. Using the social media platform like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Behance have helped me a lot in exposing my work and networking. Throughout the social media platform I have been able to obtain many clients since I am currently a freelancer. LinkedIn has also become a great resource for me right now, as I am applying for both jobs and internships. For me exposing my work on every social media has really helped me a lot, I believe the more you expose your work the more individuals get to see it and could be a potential client.

RHS: How would you describe the work you’re making now, (both professional and personal work)?

FJ: Lately I have been focusing more on logo design and character design for clothing brands that are both small and large businesses. A recent project I worked on was creating a logo for a new restaurant called the “Kings of Tacos”. It was a nice experience and pretty awesome to see a restaurant use a logo I created.

King of Tacos branding (c) Freddy Japa

RHS: You’ve done an amazing job at developing a huge social media following for your work. How did you make this happen and how is it useful for your career?

FJ: At the beginning I was very scared to put my work on social media. My fear was that my work would not be good enough and that people would dislike it. I ignored my fears and gave it a try, posting all my work on social media. The outcome was amazing! I was surprised to see how many people loved my work.  I was completely over my fear and posted kept posting more of my work. People did not only like my stuff but started to contact me for design work ( logos. T-shirt designs, business cards etc.). I would definitely recommend using social media, it’s free so take advantage of it to expose your work to the world.

RHS: What are your professional goals for the near future? How do you plan on achieving them?

FJ: My professional goals for the near future is to create more work and try to develop my style more, so agencies can see what I am capable of creating. I would also like to work on getting more people to know about my work and expose my work more. I recently started a YouTube channel with videos of how my work is done in time-lapse.

Twelve Clothing T-Shirt Design (c) Freddy Japa

RHS: Did you participate in an internship while at Queens College? If so, what was it? How did you get it? And what was the experience like?

FJ: I did participate in an internship while I was at QC. It was at an advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. I did this internship with other fellow friends from QC. The [Winter Semester] One Club program guided us into getting the internship.  The experience was really amazing because it gave me an glimpse of how a agency actually functions and we had the opportunity to work alongside with head of art/ design to develop concepts for advertising campaigns.

RHS: What was your favorite Design course at QC and why?

FJ: The course that I enjoyed in QC was poster design. The instructor was Natalya Balnovaa, and I enjoyed her way of teaching the course. I also loved how she would challenge us and push us to work harder. She helped me develop my style eve more. I learned a lot and enjoyed creating poster designs and other projects.

Felix the Cat Poster Project (c) Freddy Japa

RHS: What advice do you have for students who are considering pursuing a major in design?

FJ: The advice that I have for QC design major who are considering into pursuing a major in design is to work super hard all the time and to never be shy in asking for advice or help. I use to be shy and that held me behind a lot. The second I stopped being shy I started to ask help into building my portfolio. Thanks to all the feedback from great instructors I was able to build a strong portfolio. My last advice would be to get many internships because experience is very important.

RHS: What advice do you have for QC design majors who are beginning to search for internship and their first design industry jobs after graduation?

FJ: The advice that I have for QC design major who are beginning to search for internship and their first design industry jobs after graduation is to have a really solid portfolio. Have a lot of variation of projects from school and personal projects.

JL Carpentry Interior Branding (c) Freddy Japa

RHS: If you had to go through the QC design program again, what would you do differently?

FJ: If I had to go through the design program again, I would work even harder to create better projects for my portfolio, but most of all work on my typography.

RHS: Where can we see your portfolio?

FJ: You can all check out my work on my website www.japadesigns.com. I am also on various social media which are all listed on my website. I also have a YouTube channel- japadesigns, which you can subscribe to and watch some speed art videos of my work.

Brand Marketing – Fall Internship (Kenneth Cole Productions )

Kenneth Cole Productions

We provide mentoring, education, and practical learning experiences for outstanding candidates interested in gaining insight into a fashion industry leader renowned for its unique New York style and social conscience.

The following internship positions are currently available:

MARKETING

  • Brand Marketing

REQUIREMENTS:Candidates can be freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors in an accredited college with a history of strong academic achievements. Internships are open to postgraduates as well. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Interns may work up to 2 days per week in the Spring/Fall Program and 3 days per week in the Summer Program. A minimum of 2 full days per week is required. Exceptions are made for Co-Op Students.

PROGRAM WAGES:At Kenneth Cole Productions, interns receive an hourly rate of $11/hr. We work with your university to ensure you receive college credit if needed. In addition, interns have the opportunity to partake in exciting events including educational workshops, community involvement and a kick-off meeting with our founder, Kenneth Cole.

APPLY ONLINE VIA LINKEDIN (must have a LinkedIn account to access application)

Dept-Retail-Digital Graphic Designer–The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Job description

SUMMARY OF ROLE RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Will design compelling digital assets, for all of The Met Stores ecommerce needs; homepages, category layouts, emails, site banners, social media and more, to create an inspiring, exciting experience across all digital touch points
  • Must be easily conversant in all methods of systems and formatting to support best in class design across all platforms
  • Experience with responsive web design and UX is a must to ensure best in class design, accessible UX and a seamless ecommerce conversion process across all devices and platforms
  • Will support the design & development of all required digital assets within the Retail division, from design to photo retouching & preparation & layout of all online assets. Must be equally comfortable with production work as well as creative work
  • Will partner closely with the other teams to deliver a visually compelling and well-executed user experience and interface of the highest quality across all devices and platforms
  • Will keep projects on schedule. Prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple projects concurrently to meet deadlines
  • Will maintain awareness of competitor & industry trends to develop concepts and layouts that are brand-consistent while pushing creative boundaries to improve presentation and drive revenue growth

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Experience working with commercial and cultural clients, be easily comfortable with screen-based design and digital platforms, and be flexible creatively and professionally
  • A strong understanding of the capabilities of different digital display formats, and of user-centered web design principles
  • Experienced in rendering designs into useable elements of a working website & working with HTML and CSS templates
  • Online merchandising duties including post production imaging: silhouetting, scanning, retouching and color correcting
  • To work with team members, building cross functional relationships to support the delivery each project to its best possible outcome
  • At times responsible for managing aspects of production working directly with vendors and coordinating with internal clients as well
  • Other duties as needed

REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS & BEHAVIORS

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in digital graphic design for retail organizations
  • Expertise in HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience working with a variety of different CMS and ecommerce platforms
  • Quick to learn new systems and software
  • Must have experience with responsive web design & current web technology trends
  • Strong understanding of UX best practices for online conversion and accessibility
  • Will work collaboratively on projects with other team members and incorporate constructive feedback into creative elements
  • Will continuously track progress & reviews delivery of key objectives
  • Will demonstrates a relentless tenacity to deliver
  • Will be detail-oriented, with excellent initiative, execution & follow-through
  • Builds trust & respect by keeping the commitments they made
  • Has the ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines both independently and collaboratively
  • Adept at learning about new technologies impacting design & production
  • Must have innate problem-solving skills & analytical thinking
  • Must have a hands on approach

KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

  • Must be expert in the most current versions of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • BFA in graphic design required
  • Knowledge of Art History preferred

APPLY ON LINKED IN (Must have a linkedin account to apply)

Frank Lloyd Wright Graphic Design Fellowship

Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest architect, and his visionary legacy lives on at Taliesin West. Wright’s sprawling desert masterpiece, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an environment like no other.

A utopian world unto itself, Taliesin West is simple, elegant, and perfectly in harmony with the surrounding Southwestern landscape. It’s bustling, yet serene. Prehistoric, yet modern. Familiar, but exotic. Incomparable inspiration can be found everywhere you turn.

One designer will be chosen to spend 12 months living and working at this extraordinary place. The work will include traditional graphic design, magazine design, marketing, signage, product design, and other projects related to the full spectrum of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation programming.

Throughout the Fellowship, the selected designer will be mentored by Michael Bierut of Pentagram (pentagram.com). The Fellowship includes room and board at Taliesin West and an annual salary of $20,000, plus health benefits. The term may begin as soon as October 2017. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create in the same space where Frank Lloyd Wright reimagined architecture.

Submit the following materials by September 4, 2017 to Jeff Goodman,
Director of Marketing and Communication at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at JGoodman@FrankLloydWright.org:

  • A one-page letter of interest

  • A résumé

  • One letter of recommendation

  • A PDF portfolio: 5 projects, 5 pages. Choose work that best showcases your design aesthetic and experiences working in different areas of design.

  • A BFA or MFA in graphic design (or related area) is required. Applicants must be highly independent, exceedingly creative and love what they do.

Fall 2017 CBS Sports Network Graphic Design Intern (paid)

Fall 2017 CBS Sports Network Graphic Design Intern

REF#: 28782CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Sports Network

JOB TYPE: Paid InternJ

OB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

About UsCBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of college and professional sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network also provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, The Masters and PGA Championship.CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to [1] www.cbssportsnetwork.com.ReferencesVisible linkshttp://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/

DescriptionThe Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for generating digital marketing creative content for CBS Sports Network including digital assets, photography research, and website designs. The intern will work closely with team designer to develop web graphics and assets.

Required

QUALIFICATIONS:CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate, proper work authorization is needed to be employed within the United States.Internships are in New York, NY. Selected students must be willing to relocate or commute at their own expense.Internships are typically given to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept freshmen, sophomores or graduate students. Upon acceptance, we will require a letter from your school or transcript confirming you are a matriculated student.Online ApplicationResume and cover letter

Preferred

  • Interest in sports is a plus0-1 years of digital and/or graphic design experience
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong design fundamentals (color, form, type, layout) and the ability to experiment
  • .Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Solid skills in Photoshop & Illustrator CS6.

Eeo StatementEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

APPLY ONLINE