Monthly Archives: March 2018

QC Critical Social Practice Design Gig

Last year we launched a new Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice and now we have two great students approaching completion of the program this May. What we don’t have is a certificate to give these certificate grads. SPQ would like to offer a $300 award for a design that could be printed on a POD type basis that we could provide certificate candidates. Perhaps it would even have some 3D printed element or seal? Let us know if you think this is something your students might find intriguing and worthwhile, but also if you feel the fee is fair.

If you are interested please contact Professor Sholette at

ARTS 370 Classes – Fall 2018

Animated Documentary

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43613
Day & Time: Fridays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students are required to have taken ARTS 193: Introduction to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course, however, if you have questions about your skill level please feel free to contact Professor Grella at

Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Advanced 3D Modeling

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43609
Day & Time: Monday 6:00PM – 9:50PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese
Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

This 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 like virtual reality and augmented reality and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer. Professor Cortese is currently a Virtual Reality/360 Product Designer at Facebook.

Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43619
Day & Time: Monday 8:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein
Prerequisite: ARTS 191

This class will introduce the use of iPhone as a tool to shoot, edit and post photos/videos. Through lectures, exercises and assignments, students will work with a variety of free and low-cost camera and editing apps, hone skills in visual storytelling, and explore strategies to maximize the potential of social media to engage audiences.

Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43616
Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

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.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

QG Floral Seeking Junior Graphic Designer

Seeking a graphic designer with experience in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). Must be creative and collaborative with a desire to learn. We want to see a variety of work that showcases both your expert design skills and your understanding of the product or service you are working with. You will be joining a small team where you will be integral in look and feel of our website and social channels.

Who we are looking for…

  • Expert in Adobe Suite
  • You have all the design skills and a portfolio to prove it
  • You take ideas and run with them
  • You are handy with a camera
  • Comfortable presenting ideas, big or small, to management
  • Ability to shift focus while maintaining a positive attitude and not missing a beat (this one is harder than it sounds)
  • Experience updating and maintaining a website
  • Ability to manage Mailchimp and Constant Contact lists
  • Content creation for social comes natural to you
  • Experience with Hootsuite


  • Role is located in Whitestone, Queens and requires being onsite. Don’t worry, the bus drops you off at our front door
  • Sense of humor

Nice to have…

  • You like being surrounded by flowers. We are a floral / landscape company

This role has tremendous potential to grow in a short period of time. We are rapidly expanding and looking to round out our marketing team.

Please include a link to previous work and/or your portfolio in cover letter.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Send inquires to Andrew Goodnow (

Student Exhibition At Flushing Town Hall

Due to the snow storm, the exhibition reception for the Queens College Art Department Student Work Exhibition at Flushing Town Hall will be rescheduled. This post will be updated as soon as the new date and time is confined.

Featuring work from Design majors Xin Chen, Kristine Albaran, Joseph Paik, James Marmol, Shakayla Brown, Chanel Wang, Debbie Yoo, Julian Valencia, Alyssa Shaw, Rui Zeng, Jadxia Carbajal, Tiffany Lucas, Chris J Solomon, Jonathan Aviles, Gisselle Zalazar, Jieun Hong, Oscar Sanchez, Alison Shum, Yuchen Liu, Samantha Hanover, Joshua Gonzalez, Jackie Lam, Xuefei Zhou, Kaixuan Wang, Mingqin Chen, Qi Zheng, Dasha Shuster, Joyce Wang, Angella Tham, Verena Tanzil, Aneta Klekotko, Joseph Primiani, Judy Gim, Kenneth Camara and Michelle Gonter.

There will also be an animation screening of additional student work. Hope to see you there.

Design Internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Studio

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center in Pasadena, California

At the studio we work on a wide variety of design projects from graphics for Mission Proposals to Sculptures + Interactive Displays featuring live mission data, etc. We help the scientists and engineers “visually think through their thinking”.

Here is a link to the studio to give you a better idea.

We are often looking at portfolios for freelancers and internships. The studio doesn’t currently hire interns but other departments often ask us for recommendations.  It would be great to connect with any graphics / illustration /environmental or industrial design students that might be interested in internships. Or alumni /graduates that are interested in freelance opportunities.

There currently is a Systems Design Internship opportunity for Early Mission Formulation. This a hands-on opportunity, fast paced and geared towards design thinking, industrial / product design.

As for interest in the studio can email here:

Any interested students should apply at the link below for either Summer or Year Round Internships.

Paid Summer Internship–Asia Society

The Communications Department at Asia Society is seeking a Graphic Design and Production Intern. He or she will assist the Graphic Designer with production and design related tasks; handle design projects that include building and museum signage, invitations, brochures, web banners, postcards, business cards, and updating of current branding material; and provide general support to the Communications Department (PR, marketing, online).

By the end of the internship, he or she will have hands-on experience working in a global non-profit organization, and gained interpersonal skills by working with the Communications team and other departments. By working on live design projects, he or she will have completed designs to add to their portfolio.


Knowledgeable in the programs Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiar with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. Excellent attention to detail and ability to project manage is key. A creative, enthusiastic, individual with strong organizational skills. An interest in Asia and marketing a plus.


June 25th for 8 weeks (5 days a week in June, Monday–Thursday in July and August

(Note: Asia Society is closed on Fridays after July 4th and through the month of August. And interns are not paid for Summer Fridays and holidays.)

The hourly rate will be $14.00


The internship should:

– Provide work from which the student can learn

– Provide an attentive supervisor

– Hold promise of measurable impact

– Be reasonably concluded in 8 weeks


Send 2018 Endowment Application Form (2)— with cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio

to Clara Lambert ​
You must be a matriculating student to apply (no recent graduates)

Paid Summer Internships at WeWork–Applications due 3/16/2018

WeWork has been recently featured in FORBES , and at the helm of the organization is a recent CUNY (Baruch) graduate.  Most importantly, WeWork is hiring CUNY students as interns with a high conversion to full-time hires!
Current WeWork Internship Opportunities:
CUNY Student Profile :
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing
  • Very personable w/ an innate customer service approach
  • Strong soft skills
  • Excitement/enthusiasm for WeWork’s mission and core values 
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • $15hr
  • 40 hrs week
  • Internship begins June 12th and spans 8 weeks, ending August 3rd
Successful candidates will:
  • Be able to give specific examples when asked questions about their experiences
  • Have researched WeWork and understand its culture and vision and be able to speak about why they are excited to work for WeWork. 
  • Have co-curricular engagement and be adept at describing their leadership experiences
 In preparation, students should watch the “How I Built This” (NPR) podcast featuring founder Miguel McKelvey as well as read the Forbes articles:
To Apply:  Students should submit a resume and cover letter to Keesha Cameron, Coordinator of Internships, Queens College at Subject: “WeWork Internship Summer 2018” by 3/6/18 at 11:59 pm