Monthly Archives: March 2017

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.


Eddie Opara, Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado

Last night Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado met Eddie Opara at the free lecture sponsored by NYU Leslie eLab.

Weigine wrote…Thank you for posting the announcement of the lecture on the blog–the event was amazing and I learned a lot!! At the end of the talk, my classmate Lisa and I asked Mr. Opara to have our photo taken together–which was nice. I hope there will be more interesting events coming soon!



Eddie Opara on Design at Pentagram (free lecture)

When: Monday, March 6 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: NYU Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10003
Eddie Opara is a designer at Pentagram whose work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His clients have included Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and even NYU, among many others. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and has appeared in publications such as Wired, Fast Company, Creative Review, Archis, Surface, and Graphis. Learn more at