ARTS370—Poster Design—Spring 2015

Poster Design with Natalya Balnova

What does it take to make a good poster?  What makes a poster eye-catching from a distance and engaging at further inspection? We will examine how to use simple graphics and memorable messages in order to create powerful and bold posters. In this course, you will be pushed to develop your creative process and find new solutions to make your work stand out.

You will learn to think strategically and plan all decisions to work towards the conceptual and visual content of the poster such as basic idea, image, composition and typography.

You will experiment with different materials and techniques with a focus on hand lettering and collages.

Topics covered in this class will not only be relevant for poster design but will also aid in other fields of graphic design such as branding, promotion design, advertising and typography design.

Multiple genres of posters will be overviewed, including theater posters, movie posters, concert posters, and political posters.

The class will cover the historical background of poster design and the development of the poster’s visual language to introduce the diversity of the subject matter.

ARTS370 (59622) –Poster Design—Spring 2015

Paid Internship–Communications Assistant Internship Opportunity

NYC School Construction Authority College Internship Program
Human Resources Internal Communications Assistant Internship Opportunity

Employer Name: NYC School Construction Authority (SCA)
Contact: Ruby Saake Tel: 718-752-5047 Fax: 718-752-3047

Email:SCAINTERNSHIPS@nycsca.org
Contact Address: 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Position Setting: The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is a public sector entity,
responsible for building new public schools and managing the design, construction and renovation of capital projects in New York City’s more than 1,200 public school buildings. Our mission is to design and construct safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. We are dedicated to building and modernizing schools in a responsible, cost-effective manner while achieving the highest standards of excellence in safety, quality and integrity.

Department: Human Resources

Job Description: The Internal Communications, a unit of the Human Resources division, is responsible for delivering information to its employees. Internal Communications produces a quarterly newsletter, eSCApades, which keeps staff in the loop about business activity, the movements and achievements of other staff, company events, competitions and business related announcements. In addition to the newsletter, Internal Communications manages the content displayed via eDigital signs situated throughout the building at 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City and works with the agency-wide Communications Committee to enhance other communications venues, including the authority’s intranet(SCAN) and internet websites.

Work Schedule
During the academic school year, participants are allowed to work up to twenty-hours per
week. During the summer months, students work a full-time schedule of 35 hours per
week. Internship Description

Salary: $15.00 per hour
Program Duration
Academic Year: November – May
Summer: June – August
This position is slated to begin in November, 2014, with the potential to continue through
the summer and the remainder of the student’s undergraduate studies.

Position Requirements:
• Full-time Sophomore or Junior currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor
Degree program for Communications, Business or Computer Science.
• Candidates must possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
• Knowledge of Photoshop and HTML is required. Knowledge of Dreamweaver
is preferred.
GPA Requirement
Cumulative 3.0 or above GPA
Required Materials Include:
• Resume
• Official Transcript
• Official Registration (bursars receipt)
• Class Schedule

Application Deadline:
November 24, 2014
To request an interview, please forward the required materials to Ms. Ruby Saake.

Paid Internship–Website Design Assistant Internship Opportunity

NYC School Construction Authority College Internship Program
2014-2015 Academic Year & Summer
Website Design Assistant Internship Opportunity

Employer Name: NYC School Construction Authority (SCA)
Contact: Ruby Saake Tel: 718-752-5047 Fax: 718-752-3047
Email: SCAINTERNSHIPS@nycsca.org
Contact Address: 30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Position Setting:
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is a public sector entity,
responsible for building new public schools and managing the design, construction and
renovation of capital projects in New York City’s more than 1,200 public school buildings.
Our mission is to design and construct safe, attractive and environmentally sound public
schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. We are dedicated to building and modernizing schools in a responsible, cost-effective manner while achieving the highest standards of excellence in safety, quality and integrity.

Department: Information Technology

Job Description:
Assist the Internet Website Committee in updating the existing public website and creating prototypes of the new public website. Enhance website images and content using various graphic design programs. Improve website content searches by utilizing Microsoft
SharePoint search engine and html tag. Complete website programming using
Dreamweaver, HTML and .NET coding software. Work closely with the SharePoint
administration team with content and reports publishing. May be involved in SharePoint
application deployments and management.

Work Schedule:
During the academic school year, participants are allowed to work up to twenty-hours per
week. During the summer months, students work a full-time schedule of 35 hours per week.Internship Opportunity

Salary:$15.00 per hour
Program Duration:
Academic Year: October – May
Summer: June – August

This position is slated to begin in November, 2014, with the potential to continue through the summer and the remainder of the student’s undergraduate studies.

Position Requirements:
• Sophomore or Junior currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor Degree
program Information Systems preferred.
• Candidates must possess good knowledge of website programming and design
programs
GPA Requirement:
3.0 or above (cumulative)
Required Materials Include:
• Resume
• Official Transcript
• Official Registration (bursar’s receipt)
• Class schedule

To request an interview, please forward the required materials to Ms. Ruby Saake.

Meeting about GDX15 – Student Graphic Design Exhibition

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GDX15 is our upcoming annual design show in the Klapper Student Gallery featuring student work by Queens College graphic design students.

This is a student-run event that will not happen without your efforts so please get involved. It’s a great opportunity gain experience in all aspects of putting on a group gallery exhibition, and be part of something cool.

Interested students should come to a short meeting. Learn about  organizing and mounting the show. Learn about submitting work.

Monday, November 24 at 12:30–1pm in Klapper 107
For more additional info email Prof. DeRosa at andrew.derosa@qc.cuny.edu

“What’s Funny and Why,” a speech by Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker

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Monday, November 17
12:15-1:30 pm
Campbell Dome (near powermaker hall)

Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker. Mr. Mankoff will be speaking about “What is Funny and Why.”

This event is open to all students faculty, and staff of Queens College, and there is no fee required for admission. Light refreshments will be served. The event is hosted by Psi Chi of Queens College.

Part-time job during Winter Session

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Queens College is looking for a few students to help with formatting photographs. Schedule is flexible. Salary is $10 an hour.

Students must be responsible and feel comfortable using Photoshop

Email Professor Weinstein if you are interested. Kathryn.Weinstein@qc.cuny.edu

Paid Winter Internships in Advertising Agencies

paid winter internships

paid winter internships

We have obtained funding to provide 7 internships in advertising agencies during winter session. These internships run from January 2- January 27 (M-F) and come with a stipend of $1200 and the option of academic credit as a graphic design elective.This is a partnership with One Club.

To find out more, come to the Information Session on October 15 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107. We will discuss cover letters, resumes and portfolios at this meeting

To apply to the internship, please send an email to Professor Weinstein (Kathryn.Weinstein@qc.cuny.edu) with Internship in the subject line

  • a cover letter addressed to Ms. Grotheer expressing your interest in the internship
  • a resume
  • and a link to your online portfolio OR one pdf with 5 examples of your best work

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/16/2014

HRDCVR DESIGN FELLOWSHIP [deadline: friday october 17th]

The HRDCVR DESIGN Fellowship is for online and/or print designers who want to learn, and for designers who want to share skills. Thanks to our amazing backers, the HRDCVR DESIGN FELLOWSHIP includes a stipend of $1000. It is part-time and lasts approximately four months from start date.

Primary responsibilities include: designing for HRDCVR, hrdcvr.com, and working closely with Danyel, Elliott and teamHRDCVR.

HRDCVR, the hardcover culture magazine created by diverse teams for a diverse world, is seeking candidates with imaginative and bold design skills. Top candidates have a desire to push the envelope, and will respond with innovation and enthusiasm to all assignments. Top candidates will know what’s popular, what’s classic, what’s next, and what’s unique. Top candidates will find joy in fonts, punctuation, memes, and handwriting.

  • Top candidates will must have a love for the printed word, but will be very much into Instagram, Tumblr, presentation platforms—and design as a language.
  • Knowledge of visual design principles and the print design process is a plus, but not required.
  • Prior experience designing for another print publication is nice, not required.
  • Ideas about new ways to use design to tell stories and present information = a big plus.

Wit is a plus. Charm is a plus. A commitment to style and usage and punctuation and grammar is necessary. Even as those rules are meant to be tested.

Passions for politics, sports, music, culture, and tech are a plus. A passion for the HRDCVR missions = a plus.

  • Top candidates should see comfort zones and want to escape.
  • Top candidates will be zen about tasks that will have future meaning.
  • Top candidates are creative, idea-driven, and must have has excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Top candidates must be excited about an informal yet sometimes more formal, ever-evolving start-up-ish atmosphere.
  • The desire to excel and contribute and learn is key.

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Please send a link to your resume and portfolio

  • What do you like most about your designing? What do you want to love most about it in ten years? 100 wds max.
  • Talk about your experience with constructive criticism of your work—being critiqued, not being critiqued, critiquing someone else. 100 wds max.
  • Please send link to a project you contributed to in a major way. In 100 words or less, explain what would you have done to make it even better.

Thanks to our amazing backers, the HRDCVR DESIGN FELLOWSHIP includes a stipend of $1000. It is part-time and lasts approximately four months from start date.

This fellowship can and will function virtually—applications are welcome from anyplace in the world (English is required). If candidate is in the NYC area, there will be more emphasis on face-to-face.

A high school diploma is required. College is a plus. Working in publishing—from yearbook to newspapers and magazines in a big city—is a plus, but not required.

Apply on-line

https://hrdcvr.submittable.com/submit/35423