Monthly Archives: December 2020

The 2021 SPD-U Student Competition is Now Open! Cash Prizes!!!!

Enter by Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET!

Check out our new Photography & Illustration categories!

 

OFFICIAL RULES & ENTRY FORM
Download the official CALL FOR ENTRIES with the complete rules and entry form HERE!

DEADLINE
Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET

SPD must receive all student entries, completed entry forms, and payment receipts by March 15th at 5:00PM ET.

Please upload your entries here: http://bit.ly/SPDentry
Make sure to include your entry form and payment receipt with your submission.

ENTRY FEES
SPD Student Members get their first 3 entries FREE! (Though student members can enter more than that…if you do, any additional entries will cost $10 each.) Please note: Even though they’re free, you must register your 3 free member entries HERE.

If you’re not a member but would like to join, you can purchase your SPD Student Membership and register for your 3 free member entries at the same time HERE.

Otherwise, each entry is $10.

You can pay your entry fees online HERE.
If you’re mailing in payment, please send the completed payment form, a copy of your entry form and cash or a check made payable to “The Society of Publication Designers”.

YOU MUST INCLUDE THE RECEIPT WITH YOUR ENTRY. If we cannot find proof of payment or a valid SPD Student Membership, your entries may be disqualified.

PRIZES
The first, second, and third place winners and runners-up in Design, Photography, and Illustration will be featured online at spd.org. Second and third place winners will also receive a 20-minute portfolio review with a board member.

In addition to being featured online, first place winners will also receive the following:
DESIGN: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
PHOTOGRAPHY: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
ILLUSTRATION: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship

Any questions? Email us at mail@spd.org.

Download the Call for Entries here!

Paid Spring Design Internship at the Center for Urban Pedagogy

 

CUP is hiring an intern to start in February of 2021!

As a CUP intern, you’ll assist with several projects and learn about CUP’s methods for using design to meet community needs.

+Support in developing and updating content for CUP communications, including website, e-newsletter, and social media

+Research and general support with CUP’s Community Education and Youth Education programs, like Making Policy Public and Urban Investigations

+Administrative work, like database and website upkeep

This is an entry-level position intended for those who haven’t had access to many internships or opportunities to work in an office or nonprofit environment. We’re looking for someone with a passion for social justice, great attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills. While research is a part of this position, it’s more of a general support role.

Dates for the internship are flexible, but we’re looking for someone who can work in the office for a minimum of 3, 8-hour days a week, for 10-weeks. Please include your availability in your cover letter.

The internship pays $17 per hour, or you can choose to receive school credit if your school offers it.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references as one PDF (max size 3MB) to apply@welcometocup.org by January 11, 2021. Please use the subject line “CUP Winter 2021 Intern.”

We understand that meeting this deadline might be a challenge for some this winter. Please email apply@welcometocup.org if you need additional time.

No phone calls, please.

CUP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.

Senior Designer Position at WE

Overview

Our WE Codeword team is looking for a Senior Designer/Art Director with strong fundamental design, illustration, and UX skills.

We are in need of a super-organized, detail-oriented, tech-savvy art director and designer to work on a variety of projects with a healthy amount of independence. You will be collaborating closely with our team of designers, copywriters, strategists, and account managers, designing a steady stream of visual content for a major tech client. You will be involved in concepting new ideas, producing work, and reviewing work from junior team members.

Responsibilities

  • Providing art direction and creative concepting for large tech brands
  • Producing static and animated visuals for social channels and other digital platforms
  • Pushing the boundaries of collaboration tools & non-design platforms, such as Google G Suite (Docs, Slides, Google Sites), PowerPoint, general CMS tools
  • Communicate with and present work to clients
  • Reviewing design work from other team members

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in design, advertising or marketing, or digital publishing
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Art Direction
  • Vector illustration
  • Layout & typography
  • Motion Design
  • Basic web UX/UI principles, and familiarity with Sketch
  • Powerpoint, Google Docs/Slides, and Keynote

About us

WE Codeword is a fast-growing agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. We work with the biggest and smallest tech companies in the world, and our clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We’re storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose. We’re a proud member of the WE Worldwide network.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

 

Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

Learn more and apply here.

Paid Cultural Research Intern

TaskForce is an independent agency that builds capacity and community for the most influential nonprofits, brands, and people taking on the most pressing challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. We understand the role that creative culture plays in shaping public opinion and policy and invest heavily in creating lasting relationships with the communities and partners we engage with. We work primarily at the intersection of arts/culture and social change and our work has resulted in some of the most highly acclaimed and influential public will campaigns of our time.

We believe we are stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. We are committed to creating a more inclusive culture for all, starting within our own company. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

TaskForce is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

TaskForce seeks a recent college graduate interested in digital design trends as it relates to current political and cultural events. The Cultural Research Intern will report to the Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant and provide research support to the team.

Requirements

  • Interest in design trends, politics, and data research
  • Knowledgeable about the digital space including gifs and memes as it applies to non-profits and politics
  • Digital design or political science background is a plus

You will learn about

  • Impact of design in the digital space
  • Using data to generate more impact
  • How data and trends can drive artistic approach

Benefits

This is a remote full time paid internship from January 19-March 15, 2021.

Work hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm EST.

Apply Here.

CUNY Design Your City Program

During the Design Your City program, you will develop a proposal for a place-based solution to a real, built environment problem in your community. You will learn valuable skills, tools, and best practices used in community-centered planning, including how to research the community’s history, analyze different data sources, understand the stakeholder landscape, and build support for your idea. At the end of Design Your City, you will pitch your proposal to a panel of professionals – who may be able to help bring your idea to fruition. You will also create an online project portfolio that you can  include on your resume.
Throughout the program you’ll gain
  • An array of skills to add to your resume
  • A portfolio to link to on your resume
  • Exposure to a variety of civic focused career paths
  • Introductions to a vast network of professionals
  • A membership to the Association for a Better New York’s Young Professional Network

 

Design Your City is an 8-week program. The program sessions will run from January 12th to March 5th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm and Fridays from 12pm-1pm.
Sessions will be led by top NYC-based practitioners including:
Government Agencies:
– NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
– NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
– NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
– NYCHA
Consulting and Government Relations Firms:
– Urbane Development
– Kasirer
– 3×3 Design
Non-Profits:
– American Planning Association / NY Metro Chapter
– Project for Public Spaces
– Measure of America
And many more!
Interested in Applying to Design Your City?
Requirements
Current CUNY undergraduate student
Students cannot be in their freshman year
     – Associate degree students must graduate between June 2021 and June 2022
     – Bachelor degree students must graduate between June 2021-Dec 2023
Must be able to attend all sessions
A strong interest in the built environment and how cities are created, including neighborhood development, urban planning, urban design, economic development, urban data, or participatory  planning
Learn more by attending our info session on
December 15th at 4PM EST
Apply by Sunday, December 20th 11:59pm at www.cuny.edu/cipportal