Design Mentorship–Now accepting applications

Hi friends! I’m hosting an online design mentorship from October 2020 to December 2020.
I will be selecting 2-3 designers to work with!

Mentorship Includes:
-Portfolio reviews
-Resume reviews
-Providing feedback on a project that you’re currently working on or would like to begin working on
-Advice from my experience working as a designer: Working in-house v. freelance, how to write a contract, project planning, etc.
– 2 meetings a month, 6 meetings total

*APPLICATIONS OPEN TO THOSE IN THE NYC METRO AREA*
People who come from these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!
– Minority status (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQ+)
– Those who identify with being economically disadvantaged
– Juniors/ Seniors, or recent grads/ people currently applying to jobs

PLEASE include “DESIGN MENTORSHIP” in your subject heading.
Email applications to melisa@neighbors-studio.com
Application closes 12:00am midnight, September 25th.
Mentorship period is October 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020.

Application:
1) Full Name / preferred pronouns
2) Submit your resume/ portfolio
Please answer the following in 500 words or less:
1) Why are you interested in this mentorship?
2)How would you like to see your work and yourself develop over the course of this mentorship?
*OPTIONAL*
3) Do you have a project that you’d like to work on or are currently working on? Please elaborate.

 

 

NextGen Applications Now Open!

NextGen Applications Now Open!

College Students & Recent Graduates
with Disabilities Invited to Apply

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

Disability:IN NextGen Leaders have the opportunity to connect with leading brands across all industries and transition from school to work and build a meaningful career.

Students are matched one-on-one with mentors, network, and interview with Disability:IN Corporate Partners. and experience an all-expense paid trip to the Disability:IN Annual Conference.

NextGen Leaders network and interview with partner companies.

NextGen Leader commitment:
Meet virtually a minimum of twice a month for six months with a corporate mentor.
Participate in monthly professional development webinars.
Attend the Disability:IN 2021 Conference on July 12–15. NextGen Leaders are expected to actively participate in all conference events, whether in-person or virtual. If accepted, and the program is held in-person, travel expenses will be covered for NextGen Leaders.

LGBTQ+, Black, and veteran individuals are especially encouraged to apply

APPLY

College Night Is Back & It’s Free!

College Night aims to provide real resources to students who are interested in pursuing careers in art, design, and museums, with an emphasis on breaking down the pathways and barriers that can intimidate young professionals when planning for their futures.

Our student programming provides professional development opportunities, such as a lecture series featuring museum professionals across departments and throughout the world of design, as well as creative workshops, resumé reviews, and direct mentorship with our museum staffers.

Our offerings for this season’s College Night series are:

Sep 2 | 7–8:30pm
Thinking Outside the Grid: Social Design & Community Education Pt. 1

The first of a two-part student series, this event will delve into the history of design as it relates to community organizing, the visual language behind powerful consciousness-raising designs, and the ways in which social media changes how we encounter, value, and communicate information. Hear from Rafael Esquer, Creative Director and CEO at Alfalfa New YorkMatt Massara, graphic designer and illustrator, and Antionette Carroll, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, in conversation with Poster House’s Chief Curator Angelina Lippert as we tackle the evolving mediums and functions of design.

This event is sponsored by Creative Reaction Lab.

Register & Attend For Free

Sep 15 | 7–8:30pm
Thinking Outside the Grid: Social Design & Community Education Pt. 2

The second of a two-part student series about the history of design as it relates to community organizing, this event brings the theories of Part 1 into practice.

Through a hands-on workshop led by Isometric Studio, students will gain the knowledge and resources to begin designing their own informational graphics on voting to disseminate among their social circles, both online and through the power of the street-facing poster.

Using digital tools or paper and markers, participants will design their own graphic posters while learning about type, color, and communication.

Register & Attend For Free
Sep 22 | 7–8:30pm
Behind the Job: Exhibition Design

This lecture will explore the lifespan of an exhibition at a museum, from inception and design, to installation and documentation. Hear from Ola Baldych, Poster House’s Design Director, and John Lynch, Poster House’s Exhibition Manager, about how they work together to build something that supports the museum’s vision within the museum’s physical capabilities. Then, hear from Stephanie Powell, a photography professor and Poster House consultant, about her documentation of exhibitions and how her images can be used for years to come through museum-related initiatives.

Register & Attend For Free
Oct 7 | 7–8:30pm
Women in Design

This lecture will highlight the career paths of three accomplished women in design, all hailing from different backgrounds and current positions in the design world. Participants will learn about each of these designer’s career trajectories, from college to where they find themselves now, and have the opportunity to ask questions so as to feel better equipped to continue pursuing their own professional futures.

Hear from Poster House’s Designer, Mihoshi Fukushima Clark; graphic designer, writer, and educator, Gail Anderson; as well as artist and design historian, Elizabeth Meggs, as they recount their experiences as students and their journeys to success in the arts.

Register & Attend For Free
Oct 20 | 7–8:30pm
Grad School Night

When making any decision about your education, it can help to consult a wide array of resources and perspectives. Whether you are considering graduate school or are a current graduate student, this evening is for you. In this program, you will hear from multiple speakers in the design world who hold Masters Degrees, including Poster House’s Director Julia Knight and professor and artist Clara Lieu, who will discuss their educational journeys and what they learned about the cause and effect of going through graduate programs.

The final half-hour of this program will feature the Poster House’s Education Team, who will lead participants in a professional development session focusing on continuing education post-school and resources for professional networking and involvement during and after your formal education.

Register & Attend For Free
Nov 17 | 7–8:30pm
The Future of Museums

Over the past year, museums have worked to find footing within many complex and widespread challenges, including a global pandemic and the ongoing civil rights movement. As museums adapt to meet the world where it is today, we are tasked with considering how museums can continue to change and grow into the future, and who their audience and supporters are.

How do you imagine the museum of the future, and how can we build it together? In our final roundtable of the fall semester, these are the questions that will be discussed by our esteemed panelists, including curator and design historian Michelle Millar Fisher, cultural organizer and curator La Tanya Autry, and educator, writer, and executive director of NXTHVNNico Wheadon.

Register & Attend For Free

PAID Fall 2020 Virtual Intern – WarnerMedia Brand Experience, Design

Fall 2020 Virtual Intern – WarnerMedia Brand Experience, Design

TO APPLY

The WarnerMedia Story
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

The Team
WarnerMedia Brand Experience is WarnerMedia’s in-house creative agency supporting all of WarnerMedia’s corporate functions (Ad Sales, Event Marketing HR, Technology, etc.). We help drive the look and feel of the WarnerMedia brand through employee marketing, external campaigns, and experiential activations around the world.

The Job
WarnerMedia Brand Experience Design Intern

The Daily

  • Work with design team leads, project managers, producers and writers to provide graphic design support across digital and print media.
  • Observing, participating in and learning about what goes on at an in-house brand design team.
  • Organizing/managing logos, toolkits and other assets.

The Essentials

  • A clean style with an eye for detail,
  • Strong knowledge of typography and layout.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (After Effects is a plus).
  • Ability to work independently and with other teams.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills Interest in environmental graphics, digital media, and/or motion design.
  • Experience working with video content is a plus.
  • Must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graphic design program at an accredited four-year college.

The Perks

  • An opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about the same thing you are!
  • Networking opportunities to meet people that you’d like to know!
  • A speaker series that introduces you to cool executives and what they do for the best brands!
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands.

The Fall 2020 program dates are October 19th through December 4th. The internship will be a full remote/virtual experience. Most internships will provide a company owned laptop for the duration of the internship program. Interns are paid a competitive wage based on team/bureau location and relocation is not provided as the program is fully remote/virtual. Participation in the internship program is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in college or within 6 months post-graduation. Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law

TO APPLY

Paid Fall 2020 Virtual Intern – HBO Max Growth Marketing Design

Fall 2020 Virtual Intern – HBO Max Growth Marketing Design

TO APPLY

The WarnerMedia Story
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and moreHBO Max is home to key third-party library acquisitions, such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries.

The Job
As the Design Intern, Growth Marketing for HBO Max, you will get the chance to assist in driving the operational success for the creative and visual execution of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, as well as the production and execution of marketing campaigns promoting it. The Design Intern will be focused on visual design, content creative design and typography. You will work in content design that brings campaigns and creative to life. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and hands-on with innovative Designers, Project Managers, Content Strategists, and Copywriters to conceptualize and execute visual creative concepts for HBO Max. You will be bringing great design to life under the guidance of experienced, creative leadership in a quick-paced learning environment, learning hands on from the best talent in the business.

The Daily

  • Your day to day will involve visual designs, content creative designs, active participation in creative briefings, assist in the development and execution of creative concepts (both independently and with the team.
  • You want to grow a knowledge base of digital and social platforms, as well as their use within growth marketing that will ultimately impact the big picture, and have a taste for it now.
  • Work on digital HBO Max campaigns to craft high quality, compelling marketing materials in a variety landing pages, web banners, emails, print, social media and mobile using various customer communication touchpoints, including motion, animation and video.
  • Under the guidance of leadership, execute on consumer facing touchpoints for growth marketing including but not limited to email, social, hbomax.com, experiential and in-app.
  • Responsible for ensuring artwork is ready for review by Senior Designer.
  • Stay up to date on the latest design and industry trends.
  • Passion for creating beautiful, pixel perfect visual designs that convey comprehensive skill of color palettes to bring campaigns and creative to life with a budding portfolio that demonstrates a strong foundational eye.
  • Opportunity to develop and/or strengthen presentation skills for pitching to design leadership and/or key business stakeholders.

The Essentials

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a design-focused program, BFA and art school students a plus.
  • Strong sense of visual design and typography.
  • Visually strong portfolio not only showcasing a strong eye, but also strong storytelling and problem-solving abilities.
  • An energetic, positive and roll up your sleeve attitude.
  • A love of television and social media, as well as a passion for staying on top of industry trends.
  • An excitement for operations and a thirst to do more with less, to work smarter not harder.
  • The ability to synthesize a lot of information to distill root cause and make informed decisions to mitigate risk.
  • Familiarity with design software, from Adobe Suite to emerging tools such as Figma and Sketch.

The Perks

  • An opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about the same thing you are!
  • Networking opportunities to meet people that you’d like to know!
  • A speaker series that introduces you to cool executives and what they do for the best brands!
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands.

The Fall 2020 program dates are October 19th through December 4th. The internship will be a full remote/virtual experience. Most internships will provide a company owned laptop for the duration of the internship program. Interns are paid a competitive wage based on team/bureau location and relocation is not provided as the program is fully remote/virtual. Participation in the internship program is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in college or within 6 months post-graduation. Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

TO APPLY

Mathematical Design Class for MQR Credit Requirement, Fall 2020

Have you been looking for an exciting class that satisfies the MQR requirement?  A new class in the math department is being offered in Fall 2020 that blends mathematics, design, and art.

The course is MATH 128: Mathematical Design (CUNYFirst code 63538) and it is open to all students who placed into MATH 122 (Precalculus) or above. Students will learn mathematical concepts and algorithmic techniques that can be used to create digital art based on mathematical exploration of two-dimensional geometry.  These images will be realized using pen plotters.

(Examples of mathematically inspired pen plotter artwork by Josh Barratt, Matt DesLauriers, and Michelle Chandra.)

The math topics in the class will be taught gently – they involve include transformations of the plane, trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, parametric functions, and Mobius transformations.  Students will learn the basics of programming in Desmos and p5js to be able to create images on their own. No prior experience in programming is necessary.

We anticipate that this class will be offered on a regular basis starting in Fall 2020.  In Fall 2020, the course will be mainly taught online.  If possible, groups of students will meet a few times during the semester in the Queens College Makerspace to be introduced to the Makerspace and have hands-on experience with the pen plotters.

Any questions can be directed to Professor Christopher Hanusa at chanusa@qc.cuny.edu.

Remote Learning for Fall Semester

On behalf of the Design faculty and staff we want to extend a sincere thank you to students for the patience, generosity, and commitment to learning that you overwhelmingly demonstrated last Spring semester. The unplanned move to remote learning was difficult, and was only possible only through the combined efforts of students and teachers. Thank you also to those students who have reached out to communicate their hopes and concerns for the Fall semester in relation to uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

The Design faculty is currently planning the fall semester with two primary goals:

  1. Provide students with rigorous courses that prepare you for professional careers in the field of design.
  2. Make sure that no student, teacher, or staff member puts their health or their family’s health at risk to exposure to COVID-19 for the sake of participating in classes or completing their assignments.

We have decided that the best way to achieve these goals in the Fall is to conduct all Design courses remotely for the entirety of the semester. As campus resources such as the print lab and computer labs reopen, updates will be posted to this blog. However, teachers will not be assigning work that requires you to use these facilities.

To participate in your Design classes at the start of the semester, please check that you have the following pre-requisites completed before August 25, 2020.

  • A current and functioning CUNY CAMS account and a computer with a built-in microphone/camera and the Adobe Creative Cloud installed*.
  • Check both your personal email and QC email accounts for Instructions on how to access your class websites, video conferencing information, and other important course detail. In most cases, this is your QC email address, unless you provided a personal email address to be linked to your CAMS account.

We hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy rest of summer and look forward to (virtually) seeing and working with you in the fall.

*ARTS173 does not require a computer or Adobe Creative Cloud, but does require access to a smart phone.

Paid Design and Illustration Fellowship at Mashable

Description

Position at Ziff Davis

The Ziff Media Group Fellows Program is searching for energetic and motivated individuals looking to develop their career in digital media.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to geek out on tech, internet culture and e-commerce, in a fast-paced, data-driven, results-oriented environment, ZMG is the place for you.

This is not an internship; this is a chance to work with the best in digital media, learn the systems we use, and get a better understanding of our brands, content, and business model. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience working with team leaders on valuable projects that move our company forward. With available positions across multiple departments, from monetization and marketing to analytics and editorial, Fellows will apply fresh and forward-thinking insights to real-life needs.

Fellowships are geared towards individuals in the early stages of their career path who have a foundational knowledge of the industry and experience relevant to the specific role for which they are applying. Fellowships have an initial term of three months which can be extended for up to a total of 12 months. All fellowship roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits.

As the Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of digital media leaders, the culmination of the Fellows program may lead to future employment at ZMG. In the past, select high-performing Fellows have become full time employees at the end or shortly after their fellowship was completed.

Overview:

Mashable and Ziff Media Group are seeking a talented and self-starting Design and Illustration Fellow to help make our brands’ visuals more diverse, creative, and distinctive.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in graphic design, logo design, photo editing, and illustration. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable juggling multiple projects and has a passion for creating visually striking work on multiple platforms in the digital space, ranging from onsite editorial to distributed promotional materials and shareable social media.

As a fellow, the imagery you create will be used across multiple online publications in the ZMG portfolio, with an emphasis on Mashable and PCMag. Our major coverage areas include technology, entertainment, internet culture, and social good.

The Design and Illustration Fellow is part of the ZMG Art Team and reports to Staff Illustrators and the Art Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Your main responsibilities will revolve around daily editorial graphic creation: creating photo collages/composites, downloading and editing stock imagery, designing logos for editorial series and enterprise projects, and designing charts and infographics to be used in stories.
  • A large portion of your time will involve working with writers and editors to create bold, eye-catching lead art that both reflects and enhances the tenor of our articles both onsite and across ZMG’s social platforms. You may have to find a way to illustrate abstract concepts or sensitive topics.
  • Organizational skills are a must: You will be expected to manage your time effectively. This is a deadline-driven environment, and that goes for all images and art assets..

Qualifications:

  • A portfolio that showcases various skills and a distinct visual or illustrative style
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Comfort with tight deadlines and staggered assignments
  • Creativity and willingness to work with teammates to solve visual problems
  • A desire to learn and grow –– just as we hope to learn from you as well!
  • A positive, can-do attitude

Ziff Media Group is a portfolio of brands within Ziff Davis, LLC, a J2 Global company, that includes PCMag, Mashable, AskMen, Offers.com, and BlackFriday.com.

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about entertainment, culture, and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.

Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Apply Here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/j2-global/job/ocq2cfwA