Redesign the NYC “I Voted” Sticker!

Worn by proud voters across the city on Election Day, “I Voted” stickers are one of the best ways for New Yorkers to show that that they care about the future of our city. Now it’s time for a brand new sticker, and the NYC Campaign Finance Board is holding a sticker design contest for the 2017 city elections and beyond.
Learn more here and review submission guidelines and rules here. Entries are due by 5pm on April 14th.

Tech Development Lab Class

For anyone with a product idea who wants to develop it further and get credit for it, please check out Douglas Rushkoff’s class next Fall. See the information below:

Tech Development Lab
MDST 381  – undergrad
MDST 769  – masters
Fall 2017 – Wednesdays, 2p-4:50p.

In this studio course, digital pioneer Douglas Rushkoff will help participants bring their own technology concepts from the idea stage to full proposals and prototypes. Each week, guest industry experts will help students explore precedents and influences, choose platforms, develop user scenarios, determine market fit, write wireframes, evaluate social, economic, and environmental impact, prepare and rehearse proposals, build prototypes, and then participate in a live pitch before a panel of funders and technologists. Up to three projects will be invited to participate as members of QC’s new Technology Incubator.

This course is open to the entire college community: all majors, undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. Class size is limited to 15. Participation in this course is by instructor permission only.

Email with a paragraph about your idea or the need you want to address, and one paragraph about yourself. Teams are welcome. If you’re a developer or coder, you can register without your own idea, and partner with another student during the semester. 

SMARTPITCH by CUNY Startups – Kickoff & Team Match: March 31st

SMARTPITCH is a pitch competition for students in marketing, business, design and computer science. SMARTPITCH is an opportunity to work as a part of a multi-functional team of four to ideate, run a team, project manage, create a prototype and a pitch. You will use the tools NYC’s tech companies and startups use to communicate and to run projects and will apply cutting-edge methods: design thinking, lean method and Agile team management. You will do competitive research, tech planning, define marketing strategy, create a prototype and a 5-min pitch.

Upper Level-Animation Elective for Fall Semester

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Topic: Animation II

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 193 VT: Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will create projects that will prepare them for a career as an animator. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation

Learn Type Design as an Upper-Level Elective in the Fall

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44392
Day & Time: Sundays from 1PM-5:30PM
Topic: Typeface Design
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
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.
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

New Fall Elective Course: Advanced 3D Modelling

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44339
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6PM-9:50PM
Instructor: Staff
Topic: Advanced 3D ModelingThis course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 213 3D Modeling and ARTS 279 3D Animation. Projects will focus on exploring how 3D modeling can be used for next-generation user interfaces and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer.

Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling, ARTS 279 3D Animation

New Fall Elective Course: Web Comics and Satirical Illustration

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44917
Day & Time: Mondays 8:10AM-12PM
Instructor: Ryan Smith
Topic: Web Comics and Satirical IllustrationThis course is for students who want to explore the emerging field of web comics. Assignments will focus on using comics for political commentary and social satire. Topics for lectures include contemporary cartoonists and ways of publishing and promoting web and independent content. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS 188: Illustration I

New Fall Elective Course: Data Visualization

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44395
Day & Time: Fridays 2PM-5:50PM
Topic: Data Visualization
Instructor: Danne Woo
The massive amounts of data that we produce is steadily rising year after year. This evergrowing sea of information needs to be understood. Since we are all naturally visual people, the best way to understand this data is to graphically interpret it as data visualizations. This class will focus on sourcing publicly available data sets, analyzing these data sets to understand the story in the numbers, and designing visualizations based on our findings. The first half of the semester will focus on printed infographics and the second will be entirely interactive interpretations of the data using HTML5.
Prerequisite: ARTS 191

Mattel Digital Design Intern – NYC Summer 2017 (paid)

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to participate in our paid Summer 2017 Internship Program within the Mattel Creations Department.
Primary Duties:

The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for generating digital marketing creative content for including social media assets, photography research, and website designs. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following:

• Work closely with team designer to develop web graphics and assets.
• Design digital assets across a range of client categories and visual styles.
• Attend and participate in weekly team meetings, as needed.
• Understand, monitor and follow team schedules to keep projects on time.
• Responsible for keeping manager updated on changes in web design/development.

• Ability to transform business objectives into high quality, creative design concepts.
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
• Experience in web and mobile design.
• Experience in photo retouching, preferred.
• Experience in HTML/CSS website layout or email layout, preferred.
• Working knowledge of type manipulation, photography.
• Strong aesthetic skills.
• Excellent time management skills with ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
• Well-developed project management skills.
• Strong communication skills with ability to work with individuals at all levels.

• Working towards a BA, BS, or BFA Degree in Graphics, Fine Arts or related degree.

* To be considered for this internship, please be sure to include a portfolio or samples of your work


Graphic Design Eileen Fisher Summer Internship (paid)

The EILEEN FISHER Internship Program cultivates the professional and personal development of our interns through meaningful immersion in our organization and culture. Interns gain valuable knowledge and hands-on work experience, while developing useful skills, building their resumes, and expanding their professional networks.The program runs from June 5th through August 11th.
Position Summary:
Assist in design and production of website, social media, and email assets for wholesale, retail and web.

Learning Goals:
Learn skills related to graphic design in an ecommerce setting including elements of website design, print for advertising and print for in-store.
Increase exposure to and skill level in adobe suite i.e. Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator.
Learn all the steps and processes that bring together a monthly website and supporting print pieces from integrating web merchandising, photography, and print production
Learn to work with and support a design team, and share creative ideas with the team
Learn corporate communication skills both verbally and written.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Print production of seasonal post-cards, mailers, and other print pieces. Work in InDesign to create files, layouts, and type.
Web production for some layout of anchors, home pages, email and social media images. Use mainly Photoshop for cropping, resizing, color-correcting, and balancing backgrounds.
Assist in preparation of files for monthly site launch


Required Experience:
Motivated communicator and a team player. Standard graphic design skills in layout and typography. Experience working in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Retouching skills a plus. Basic HTML + CSS knowledge a plus
Have a basic understanding of web design and an interest in fashion e-commerce
Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Graphic Design/Digital Design major (must be currently enrolled student). Concentration/coursework in Digital Media a plus.