Monthly Archives: March 2017

Summer Design Intern (paid)

Big Duck is looking for a paid intern to join our creative team this summer. The graphic design intern will provide support in varied creative projects and production needs. This is a great opportunity to understand the working process and day-to-day responsibilities of a small agency through hands-on learning and execution. The intern will work under the guidance of the Art Directors to contribute to logo and brand development, fundraising and awareness campaigns, production tasks, and marketing efforts.Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and assisting in ongoing design projects
  • Assist with production and packaging files
  • Assist with marketing projects as needed
  • Participate in brainstorms

Work schedule: Flexible/2 days a week



  • a graphic design and/or visual communications major
  • skilled in design and typography
  • proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and Microsoft Office
  • detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • a strong work ethic and high performance standards
  • passionate about nonprofits


Walt Disney Design Intern, Summer 2017

We are looking for a qualified graphic design intern to join our team this Summer. Our department works on various types of design projects such as web banners, logos, and advertisements. We also develop and design assets for all of the conventions that Marvel attends. We work with all departments within the Marvel organization, so a chance to be creative is vast. Students applying for this design internship should have knowledge of current versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and a willingness to learn. The ability take creative direction is a definite plus! Portfolio samples are also mandatory to demonstrate design ability.


This role will assist in the design and creation of various pieces of Publishing Marketing including ads for print and digital marketing, which includes being responsible for website takeovers, basic gif creating, and social media campaigns, etc. You will also work directly with PR teams on the creation of Convention Presentations. Finally, you will work directly with the Merchandising & Promotions Production Designer and the Sr. Manager of Merchandising & Promotions to design logos, branding, and trade dress for Publishing events.

Basic Qualifications

Strong understanding of basic design fundamentals and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Experience in Adobe After Effects and a passion for drawing and illustrating is a plus.

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • All candidates must be available during the months of May through August.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Resume must outline other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, expected graduation date and extracurricular activities.
  • Cover letter must include a personal introduction, and days/times available during internship period.
  • Preferred Junior or Senior-level standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Required Education

Prospective intern should be in Junior or Senior year with a Major or Minor in Graphic Design, Fine Art, or Visual Communication. Website or PDF of design portfolio required.

Company Overview

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Photography Intern (paid)

  • Award-winning, technology magazine IEEE Spectrum ( is offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and talented photography student: a 12-week paid photo internship in their NYC office.  The ideal candidate must be creative and possess excellent communications and organizational skills.  A strong interest in photography, design, magazines and technology is a must. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) finding and/or creating imagery for blogs; photo research for print and online editions; collating and keyword-tagging images for future retrieval; basic color correction and retouching; maintaining wall of printed layouts; assistance with information graphics and editorial design projects. The candidate will work with the Photography Director and three Art Directors
  • Position: Internship
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Part-time
  • About Our Company: IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.
  • Benefits: None; position is temporary
  • Company: IEEE
  • Contact Address: 3 Park Ave., 17th floor New York, NY 1016
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Mark Montgomery
  • How to Apply: Please email resume, cover letter and a PDF of 6-8 samples of your work or a link to your website to and IEEE is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
  • Job Requirements: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop required. Candidate must be available to work 24 hours a week (hours are flexible, anytime between 9 am and 6 pm) and either be enrolled in a college degree program where he or she has maintained a passing grade point average or have graduated and be within twelve months of that graduation from an accredited college or university.

Marie Claire Summer Art Intern (unpaid)

Marie Claire is looking for interns in the art department for Summer 2017. Candidates must have a strong interest in magazine design, photography, typography and love for fashion. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must, plus the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. He/she should be resourceful, responsible and a creative problem-solver. The intern will assist in the daily workflow of the magazine. Duties will include but are not limited to: Maintaining and updating the mini wall for each issue, preparing and updating flip books for Editor-in-Chief and Design Director, photo research, and preparing layouts for presentation. Under the guidance of the art department, the intern will experience the process of a national monthly magazine.
This is the perfect position for a dynamic, self-motivated college student looking for hands-on experience. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign is required, as well as a major relating to graphic design.
This is a non-paid internship and for school credit ONLY. Candidates MUST receive school credit and be able to commit to at least 3 full days a week for our internship program at our New York office. If interested, please email with your resume and portfolio link.

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: Michelle Cortese (
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