Monthly Archives: October 2015

QC TTP Residency: tech internships spring 2016 (info session Nov 2; application deadline Nov 13)

Queens College, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, and the New York Code + Design Academy have partnered to launch the Tech Talent Pipeline Residency at Queens College, a program designed to help enhance your learning experience by gaining real world experience in tech.

If you are a QC junior or senior in Computer Science or a related field, you might be eligible for one of 25 residencies available in spring 2016, which will include technical training, professional development, and paid work at a local tech company ($15 per hour, 15-19 hours per week, February to May 2016).

Learn more about the QC TTP Residency at an info session on Monday, November 2, 12:15pm, President’s Conference Room #2 (5th floor, Rosenthal Library).

Apply to the program by November 13.

For more information: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/ttp

Expression in Form, Rhythm, & Movement–Free Lecture at Cooper Union

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

A free, public lecture by John Stevens that looks at the thematic visual elements and relationships of letterforming from a craft and image-making perspective. Although great skill is required for the best calligraphy, one can get lost in the minutiae. Thinking in terms of visual language (not forgetting content) frees us to say what we really want to say or express. RSVP requested.

John Stevens is one of the most gifted and original letter artists on the international scene, renowned for his skill as a calligrapher, letter artist, and designer. Starting as a sign painter in New York, his insatiable inquiry into letters and their design led him into calligraphy and lettering as image, working with various pens, brushes, and later computer. By his mid-twenties, he had many nationally known clients in publishing, packaging, advertising, television, and film.

John’s work has graced book jackets, magazines, newspapers, libraries, museums, and churches. As an in-demand teacher, he has been invited to teach at many national and international letter-arts conferences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia to teach his art.  John’s calligraphic artworks are included in the collections of the San Francisco Public Library; Berlin’s Akademie der Künste; and La Casa del Libro (San Juan, Puerto Rico), as well as in many private collections. People can easily find his works in dozens of books and publications from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the U. S. A. More recently, his book Scribe: Artist of the Written Word was published in 2013 to critical acclaim.

Please RSVP here.

Located in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

Paid Winter Internships in Advertising Agencies–A partnership with One Club

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We have obtained funding to provide 7 internships in advertising agencies during winter session 2016. These internships run from January 4- January 27 (M-F) and come with a stipend of $1000 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 November 2, 2015 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107. We will discuss cover letters, resumes and portfolios at this meeting. Yes, Seniors graduating in Dec. 2015 are elgible to apply.

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 (on-line portfolios are preferred)

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/20/2015

 

Unpaid Graphic Design Internship Opportunity ($25 / day Travel/Lunch Stipend)

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November – January (flexible schedule)

Seasonal Graphic Design Intern needed for in-house packaging design team. Ideal for current Undergrad students.

Duties include:
– Building mock-ups
– Assisting other designers
– Art Supply Runs
– Navigating the Server

Qualifications:
– Positive & friendly attitude
– Attention to detail
– Willingness to learn from mistakes
– Team oriented

$25 / day Travel/Lunch Stipend

Intern can expect to learn

Intern can expect a hands-on experience, and those that are looking for opportunities to learn about the product design and packaging design field will gain full exposure from start to finish of the product design to packaging design process. While this seasonal position will primarily entail production help – candidates that express interest in taking on additional tasks could branch out and would be a valuable addition to the team! (More advanced opportunities could extend to: Photo Studio, Photo Editing / Photoshop, etc)

Application Details

Please send a letter of interest and any work examples to Cristina Gomez (Art Director) at CGomez@Kikkerland.com. A list of current / or past design / art related classes would be a helpful addition as well!

Job Opportunity: Web Designer

WEB DESIGNER NEEDED

We’re looking for a stellar, self-motivated, organized, fast and efficient web designer/developer with a great sense of design to join our team at TLC Marketing New York City.  This person should have a mastery of CSS and be able to push it to the bleeding edge, making great looking and interactive experiences. The right person will work directly alongside the Sr. Art Director and Client Services team to deliver beautifully branded consumer facing websites.

The pace is fast, the brands we work for are the biggest in the world and the company is full of brilliant, creative, fun and enjoyable people. Our department directors are some of the most inspiring people in the industry and they sit and work amongst us everyday. Again, this is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has had 1-2 years experience and is interested in working at a top Global Marketing Agency.

Candidate qualities include:

  • A passion for web & digital design
  • Strong creativity and UX skills to draw upon every day
  • Rock-solid HTML/CSS skills
  • Translate static PSDs into interactive HTML/CSS code that works across devices and browsers (Must have a solid comprehension of how the Front end / Back end of the web works, JavaScript experience is a plus)
  • Make on-the-fly design decisions (Using your strong sense of typography and color)
  • Research and prototype tasteful and clean user experiences that push the bleeding edge of CSS (You are driven by an excitement and knowledge of emerging browser technologies and trends)
  • Self motivated to work independently but willing to work alongside both the graphic designers and development teams whenever necessary
  • Experience with Photoshop and the CC Adobe Suite

Education and Certification

  1. Degree in graphic design / web development required
  2. Experience —1– 2 years

If you are highly motivated and would enjoy the diversity of challenges and opportunities that TLC provides, please send your resume, portfolio URL which will showcase sample so of your work, cover letter and salary requirements to Sarina Di Mento (Sarina.DiMento@trcoworld.com).

Paid Winter Advertising Internships

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We have obtained funding to provide 7 internships in advertising agencies during winter session 2016. These internships run from January 4- January 27 (M-F) and come with a stipend of $1000 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 November 2, 2015 during free hour (12-1 pm) in Klapper 107. We will discuss cover letters, resumes and portfolios at this meeting. Yes, Seniors graduating in Dec. 2015 are elgible to apply.

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 (on-line portfolios are preferred)

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/20/2015

 

 

unpaid intern opportunity at NYC Dept of Health

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the guidance of our in-house Graphic Designer, duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assist in-house Designer in developing design solutions across print and digital platforms;
  • Assist in planning creative approaches and production of print and online materials (data reports, newsletters, brochures, etc.) and select media to be used;
  • Ensures that all agency materials carry agency brand in a consistent matter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
For Assignment Level I:
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.

For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • A portfolio of creative work in both print and digital;
  • Expertise in the following programs: Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, Flash and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Candidate must be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week;
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well on a small, collaborative editorial team; and
  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments and priorities.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Shaina Campbell, Director of Human Resources and Operations at scampbell@health.nyc.gov.

For more information,Job Posting for Graphic Designer

Ladislav Sutnar Exhibit at Forham University

Ladislav Sutnar: Pioneer of Information Design 1941-60 

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Dates:
October 5 – December 4
Location:
Fordham University, Ildiko Butler Gallery, 113 West 60th St. (60th St. and Columbus Ave.), New York. Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Curated by Patricia Belen & Greg D’Onofrio

For more on the exhibit and Steven Hellers interview with the curators see http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/sutnar-news-of-the-world/

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Interview with Liz DeLuna

Elizabeth DeLuna is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at St. John’s University. She received an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and her research focuses on typeface design and motion graphics. Her client list includes: Showtime (where she spent 2 years as a staff designer), HBO, Cinemax, The History Channel, The Sundance Channel, TruTV, Cablevision and Public Affairs Television and PBS. In this interview, Professor DeLuna shares a little bit about his life, interests and projects.

­­­­­­KW: Tell us a little bit about your background?
EDL: I grew up in NYC. My mother was an artist and an art teacher. My father was an illustrator and an art director for a company that published children’s books. Watching my father draw was an inspiration. I went to Laguardia High School, which was in Harlem at the time. We lived in Soho in the 1970’s so I experienced that neighbourhood as an industrial area of factories and artists lofts. All the artists’ kids hung out. We played frisbee at night on the deserted streets and garbage picked during the day. Great refuse on the streets then: wooden skids, large corrugated equipment boxes, leather and fabric scraps, single shoes and sneakers and great furniture. Before college I had a job at a restaurant called Food that was owned by Gordon Matta Clark.

Growing up in NYC (always fascinated by light)

Growing up in NYC (always fascinated by light)

KW: Your first degree was a BFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. Why Film and what was studying at SFAI like? Were there any teachers/experiences that were particularly influential?EDL: Studying film at SFAI was a really interesting experience. I initially attended of Oberlin College in Ohio. After ‘art’ high school I turned to liberal arts because I didn’t know what I wanted to study, and it felt like it was time to study something other than art. I knew I didn’t want to be a starving artist like my parents, and I definitely didn’t want to do graphic design, which looked too commercial and formulaic to me. But ultimately Oberlin felt too academic and structured. So I dropped out, went back to NYC, where I found my best friend (who had also just dropped out of college) and got on a Greyhound bus and went to San Francisco. Film had already started to seem like a natural transition. It was art, but moved faster, and wasn’t as static as graphic design. Not really knowing where I was going, I just kind of gravitated in that direction. At SFAI our course work dealt mostly with experimental film and filmmaking, something I had never been exposed to before. We watched a lot of films from the Canyon Cinema Archive; films by Peter Kubelka, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage and Bruce Connor. Our teachers included known experimental filmmakers Gunvor Nelson, Jordan Belson, Al Wong and The Kuchar Brothers. At that time SFAI was at the center of the Punk music scene, with students Freddy Fritz of the Mutants, Penelope Houston of the Avengers, and Debora Iyall and Frank Zincavage of Romeo Void, as well as performance artist Karen Finley. We also had great visiting artists mostly I remember Laurie Anderson and The Kipperkids.

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute

KW: What were the types of jobs you had after you graduated from SFAI and how did you find employment?
EDL: After I graduated I returned to New York. I decided that I wanted to be in the film business, and coming back to NYC, where I had contacts and friends, seemed like a good place to start. The first film I worked on was a film called Vortex, with artists Beth and Scott B. From that experience I met a network of people that got me onto other projects. I worked on music videos and independent films, and eventually got into the union and started working on commercials and larger budget productions as well.

Beth B ‘Dominatrix’ music video in the MoMA permanent collection

Beth B ‘Dominatrix’ music video in the MoMA permanent collection

KW: How did you become a graphic designer? And what attracts you to the field?
EDL: Basically after 10 years in the film business, five years doing lighting and five years in the art and prop departments, I was exhausted. I injured my back and needed surgery. My career of heavy lifting was over. Someone I had worked for previously had just started his own motion graphics company. He offered me a job, and told me he would teach me After Effects. I worked for him for five years, doing broadcast graphics for Showtime, The Sundance Channel, HBO and ESPN. I was grasping the technical part, but I felt I lacked proficiency in the design aspect, especially in my knowledge of typography. I started taking continuing education classes at night at Parsons. I remember James Victore was one of the visiting lecturers. I loved those classes and I felt like I was suddenly exposed to a whole new world of design.

 Style frames Showtime / Black Experience

Style frames Showtime / Black Experience

Style frames Showtime / Boxing

Style frames Showtime / Boxing

Style frames The Sundance Channel / The Cutting Room

Style frames The Sundance Channel / The Cutting Room

KW: Why did you decide to pursue a MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University? And how did attending Yale impact your approach to design and/or career trajectory?
EDL: After my classes at Parsons, I decided to go to graduate school. I looked at quite a few schools. Cranbrook, RISD, SVA Yale and Art Center. It was a big decision after being out of school for so many years. I got into Yale, and it kind of seemed like a dream of a lifetime to go to school there. I went through a three year program, which appealed to me, because I wanted to hone my skills with some foundation level graphic design training. Yale definitely changed my life, but not in ways that I expected. I never had any intention of teaching. I feel very grateful that that path came to me.

Yale thesis project

Yale thesis project

 

KW: When did you become interested in designing typefaces?
EDL: My type design teachers at Yale were Matthew Carter and Tobias Frere Jones. That definitely inspired my desire to draw type.

Investigating Legibility, typeface design project at Yale

Investigating Legibility, typeface design project at Yale

KW: What was the process for designing the Bequeath typeface?
EDL: It started unintentionally from a fascination with cemeteries and gravestone typography. In one of my cemetery visits I came upon some letterforms that were quite unique and thought it would be an interesting challenge to make them into a typeface. I did some rubbings of the letterforms, and then did some research about the stone carver, who had fortunately signed many of the gravestones, and the history of graveyards and cemeteries. After some initial sketches I started drawing the letterforms in Robofont. The rest of the process was a lot of trial and error. The challenge was to try to keep the eclectic hand made feel of the letter forms yet create a cohesive digital typeface that could function in a contemporary design context.

Bequeath typeface specimen sheet

Bequeath typeface specimen sheet

KW: Do you have a set of go-to typefaces for projects and if you do what typefaces are in the set?
EDL: Gotham, Trade Gothic, FF Kevit, Interstate, Helvetic Neue

KW: If you were a typeface, what typeface would you be? And why?
EDL: That’s a hard question….it would have to be something eclectic yet sophisticated like RETIRO by Jean François Porchez.

Retiro typeface by Jean Francois Porchez

Retiro typeface by Jean Francois Porchez

 

KW: If you had access to unlimited funds, what would be your dream project?
EDL: That’s another hard question….I have quite a few side projects going on. At this point I am really interested in creating digital typefaces from lettering originally carved in stone, and am working on a grant project that involves reviving and ultimately digitizing a collection of 19th century ornamental metal typefaces, and giving them a contemporary life and context.

KW: What’s on your reading list? OR What shows have you recently seen or plan to see?
EDL: I’m addicted to Elena Ferante’s Neapolitan novels and the Netflix series Sense8

KW: What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
EDL: In graphic design 99% of the work takes 1% of the time,
and the final 1% of the work takes 99% of the time.

Don’t procrastinate. Be proactive and follow leads. Networking is key.

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KW: Kathryn Weinstein, Associate Professor, Graphic Design Queens College, CUNY
EDL:
Elizabeth DeLuna, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, St. Johns University

Free Lecture on Type Design–Monday, Oct. 26 Free hour

Bequeath typeface specimen sheet

Bequeath typeface specimen sheet

The Art Department is pleased to present guest speaker, Elizabeth DeLuna, to lecture on the process of the design and development of “Bequeath,” a digital type family based on 18th century gravestone inscriptions. The lecture will include an examination of the original inspiration, visual exploration and primary research, as well as the use of relevant design technologies.

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
12:15-1:30
Klapper Hall 401
Queens College, CUNY

Elizabeth DeLuna teaches undergraduate courses in graphic design, advanced typography and motion graphics. She received an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. Her research focuses on typeface design and motion graphics. She acts as a visiting critic for classes and portfolio reviews at SUNY Purchase, Parsons, School of Visual Arts, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Studio in a School. Her client list includes: Showtime (where she spent 2 years as a staff designer), HBO, Cinemax, The History Channel, The Sundance Channel, TruTV, Cablevision and Public Affairs Television and PBS.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Queens College, CUNY.