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ARTS 370 Classes – Spring 2018

Physical Computing

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7665
Day & Time: Friday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

No prerequisite required.

Illustration for Digital Publications

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7661
Day & Time: Tuesday 2:00PM – 5:50PM
Instructor: Ryan Hartley Smith

This class challenges students to make illustrations for the emergent field of digital publishing. Students will experiment with simple animation and GIF-making techniques, investigate and pursue online publishing opportunities, and develop a competitive portfolio of work for future employment.

Prerequisites: ARTS 188 Illustration I

Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design

Class Number: 7663
Day & Time: Thursday 10:00AM – 1:50PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein

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.

Pre-requisite: ARTS191

Upper Level-Animation

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7662
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

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

Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7660
Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
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.

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

Prerequisite: ARTS 242

Advanced 3D Modeling

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 7664
Day & Time: Monday 6:00PM – 9:50PM
Instructor: TBD

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 and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer.

Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

 

Design Co-Founder Needed

Queens College Computer Science majors, Karina Ibragimova and Theresa Crupi are the Co-Founders of Bhazra and participating in the CUNY Accelerator Program (CUNY Startups). Bhazra is a sunscreen delivery system that dispenses the precise amount of sunscreen/product needed to optimally protect you from sunburns, photo-aging, and skin cancers. They are currently looking for a designer to join the team.

They’re looking for a team member who:
– Can produce user interface specifications, graphics, pixel perfect designs as well as mockups and prototypes
– Can design digital creative across marketing channels, including email, social, display ads and social ads
– Has a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
– Is excited by a fast-paced startup environment
– Is eager to take on new challenges, grow, and learn!

Those who are interested can email Karina (Karina.Ibragimova70@qmail.cuny.edu) with a short blurb about themselves and link to an online portfolio. Please send any questions to her as well.

NYC Dept. Health, Assistant Graphic Designer

Job Description
College Aide (Freshman-Sophomore)

With over 6,000 staff and a budget of $1.6 billion, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the nation’s premier city health agency. Its 100-plus programs protect and promote the health of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Each of those programs relies on the Communications Bureau’s ability to shape critical public health messages. The Office of Publications and Language Access advance the agency’s mission by producing an array of relevant, accessible, high-quality literature in English and other popular languages.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

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.

–Ensure that all agency materials carry agency brand in a consistent matter.
Minimum Qual 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.
For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
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 other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

SPECIAL NOTE
Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.
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

–Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments and priorities.
Additional Information
Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

• Current Resume

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 300960.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

POSTING DATE:
08/22/2017

POST UNTIL:
12/16/2017

Apply Here

Graphic Artist Position at Bloomberg

Graphic Artist, Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 1, 2017 – Requisition No. 61460

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. The buzz of a recent tech breakthrough. We work hard, and we work fast – while keeping up the quality and accuracy we’re known for. It’s what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. “Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces.” We bring out the best in each other. And through our countless volunteer projects, we help bring out the best in the communities around us, too. You can do amazing work here. Work you couldn’t do anywhere else. It’s up to you to make it happen.

Bloomberg is looking for a Graphic Artist to work on its live streaming product on Twitter. You’ll need to have expert Photoshop knowledge to create modern, elegant and intelligent news graphics for pre-production, post-production and live content. You’re a team-player who can effectively collaborate with producers, writers, and other designers. You will create a variety of newscast graphics- including lower thirds, plasmas, maps, and full screen graphics. We’ll trust you to create promotional elements and generic applications- while maintaining the overall network appearance standards. We’re a 24 hour, global newsroom – and you’re no stranger to this environment.

You’ll need to have:

    •  2 or more years of Broadcast Design experience
    •  A Bachelor’s degree in a design-related discipline
    •  Fluency using After Effects and the Adobe Creative Suite
    •  A keen eye for visual elements; motion graphics, infographics, typography, ect.
    •  Or, we’re prefer that you’ve worked with Vizrt and Curious Maps
    •  Flexibility with working hours
    •  Entrepreneurial spirit, and editorial sensibility
    •  Desire to build something new with a multidisciplinary team

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we’re a good match. We’ll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply Here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/61460?qe=Graphic+Artist

Frank Lloyd Wright Graphic Design Fellowship

Frank Lloyd Wright is America’s greatest architect, and his visionary legacy lives on at Taliesin West. Wright’s sprawling desert masterpiece, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an environment like no other.

A utopian world unto itself, Taliesin West is simple, elegant, and perfectly in harmony with the surrounding Southwestern landscape. It’s bustling, yet serene. Prehistoric, yet modern. Familiar, but exotic. Incomparable inspiration can be found everywhere you turn.

One designer will be chosen to spend 12 months living and working at this extraordinary place. The work will include traditional graphic design, magazine design, marketing, signage, product design, and other projects related to the full spectrum of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation programming.

Throughout the Fellowship, the selected designer will be mentored by Michael Bierut of Pentagram (pentagram.com). The Fellowship includes room and board at Taliesin West and an annual salary of $20,000, plus health benefits. The term may begin as soon as October 2017. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create in the same space where Frank Lloyd Wright reimagined architecture.

Submit the following materials by September 4, 2017 to Jeff Goodman,
Director of Marketing and Communication at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at JGoodman@FrankLloydWright.org:

  • A one-page letter of interest

  • A résumé

  • One letter of recommendation

  • A PDF portfolio: 5 projects, 5 pages. Choose work that best showcases your design aesthetic and experiences working in different areas of design.

  • A BFA or MFA in graphic design (or related area) is required. Applicants must be highly independent, exceedingly creative and love what they do.

Born Group – Paid Design Internship

BORN is an award-winning global digital agency with a core focus on creative, content and commerce. We provide a holistic suite of market-leading services, from large-scale image production to bespoke content experiences and innovative ecommerce solutions. Our evolution over 25 years represents our passion for delivering fully integrated creative work to our global clients.

Job Listing

Are you a college student with a design focus looking to explore the world of e-commerce and responsive web design? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

The BORN Creative team is currently seeking a proactive, self-starter that has an extreme love for everything design (just like us!). This Sketch and Photoshop ninja will be responsible for supporting design team leads as well as the business development team on a variety of high profile projects.

BORN is a digital agency that merges Creative, Content and Commerce. The NY office currently specializes in Creative and Commerce (that’s where your internship comes in). We are a pack of 6 passionate creatives (3 designers, 3 UX’ers) that constantly push each other to be the very best in the industry. There are NO egos on our team (nor are they welcome), so if you love speaking in gifs/memes as much as we do, you’ll fit right in!

BORN is a super fast-paced environment, but if you’re up for the challenge and want to learn years worth of knowledge in a matter of months, than this paid internship can be very rewarding.

Things you can expect to learn:

  • The foundations of responsive web design
  • The foundations of e-commerce design and UX/UI best practices
  • The foundations of how to design for the specific platforms (Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Magento 2.0, SAP Hybris)
  • The foundations of Mobile first/always methodologies
  • An intro to agile/Iterative project methodologies
  • The foundations of how to present your work and articulate your design decisions
  • Smart, non-destructive, efficient design skills for both Sketch and Photoshop
  • How to create a clickable prototype
  • What a full project cycle entails
  • How UX, design and development work together to create a killer product
  • The foundations of our business development (sales) process
  • Shadowing during presentations and sales meetings
  • Techniques for creating compelling and convincing pitch decks

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a design focused curriculum (studying graphic, digital or web design)
  • Sketch & Craft skills – basic to intermediate
  • Photoshop skills – intermediate
  • Graphic design skills – intermediate
  • Web design skills – basic to intermediate
  • Keynote – basic to intermediate
  • Powerpoint skills – basic to intermediate
  • Ability to create beautiful Keynote and Powerpoint visuals
  • Proven design, typography skills
  • Extremely detail oriented

Brownie points:

  • Advanced knowledge of Sketch
  • Experience Invision or MarvelApp
  • Creating GIFs
  • Experience with Adobe AfterEffects or Principal (or any prototyping/animation tool)
  • Beginner/intermediate knowledge of front-end code (HTML/CSS/Java Script/jQuery)
  • Experience with photography or videography content creation
  • Experience designing for a content management system (CMS) (example: WordPress)

When applying:

  • SKIP THE COVER LETTER
  • Include a PDF of your resume
  • Include a URL to your online portfolio (personal website, Behance, Dribble, etc.)
  • A URL to your LinkedIn profile (if applicable)
  • We’re currently only soliciting candidates authorized to work in the U.S. at this time
  • Candidates must be able to work in our NY office

APPLY HERE

Graphic Design Associate Position, ACLU

Graphic Design Associate, [COMM- 69], ACLUF, Communications Department, New York , NY

Office: National Offices, New York, NY

Location: New York

Career Opportunity
Graphic Design Associate [COMM- 69]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Communications Department, New York City, NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin record of arrest or conviction.

OVERVIEW

The Online Engagement Unit of the ACLU’s Communication Department seeks applicants for a full-time Graphic Design Associate.  The Graphic Design Associate reports to the Digital Media Graphic Designer.

The Graphic Design Associate produces high-quality graphics for print materials, social media, other digital distribution channels, and the ACLU website. In addition to producing high-quality graphics, the Graphic Design Associate is responsible for ongoing creation of graphic assets, photo editing, and graphic production assistance for larger scale projects. The Graphic Design Associate is experienced in creating designs in adherence to visual branding identity guidelines.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop familiarity with the ACLU brand.
  • Design and produce graphics for use on ACLU websites, social media channels and emails in keeping with graphic design standards, project objectives, and branding guidelines.
  • Create reusable graphics templates; modify and resize existing graphics for various platforms and uses; format materials based on specifications.
  • Assist with layout of online and print publications, including reports, white papers, and pamphlets; create data visualization graphics for reports, such as tables, charts, etc.
  • Create promotional materials for online and print ads and ACLU-branded merchandise.
  • Produce layouts and designs for website special features.
  • Create and produce other graphics as needed, including presentations, internal communications templates, text cards for videos, infographics, and more.
  • Assist with retouching documentary, portrait, and marketing photographs.
  • Work with vendors and consultants such as designers, copyeditors, and printers.
  • Assist with managing digital asset libraries.
  • Perform photo research from archives, publicly available image libraries, and stock agencies; recommend and purchase stock images as needed; track image rights usage.
  • Collaborate with staff across the ACLU on graphic design needs.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in graphic design and digital media; passion for graphic design, color management, and typography
  • Professional experience creating graphics for digital and print media.
  • Experience with publication design and layout for digital and print is desired.
  • Basic HTML experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Some experience with merchandise design or marketing collateral such as t-shirts, postcards, brochures, digital banners, and ads is preferred.
  • Understanding of trends and best practices for using graphics to communicate effectively via digital channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to deliver work product under deadlines, and commitment to high quality standards.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and a portfolio of representative work to: hrjobsCOMM@aclu.org. Reference [COMM-69/ACLU-W] in the subject line.

Graphic Design Position – Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Graphic Designer/Multimedia Coordinator

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy as part of the External Affairs marketing team.

  • Designs brochures and flyers for promotion and handouts at events.
  • Creates invitations, signage and digital collateral for events.
  • Creates print, digital ads for SEM and traditional advertising campaigns.
  • Assists in the creation of print ads and posters
  • Designs and handles internal email memos and eNewsletter production and distribution.
  • Assists with the creation and development of infographics, multimedia, and other online content.
  • Designs, monitors and updates signage for digital screens throughout the hospital and off-site locations.
  • Regularly updates website carousel banners.
  • Assists in web content updating using internal and vendor CMS
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations
    Works with the Social Media Manager to assist in the management of the Maimonides YouTube channel.
  • Monitors bulletin boards and ensures that corridors and hallways are consistent with branding standards.
  • Willingness to train to develop basic photography and multimedia editing skills. (Training provided by MMC)

Minimum Education

  • Coursework, Certificate, A.S or B.S. degree in Graphic Design, Digital/Multimedia, Communications, Visual Communications, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of business experience or recent graduate with solid internship experience.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Strong design experience with superb attention to detail and quality control.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience or willingness to learn Final Cut Pro or similar multimedia editing software
  • Understanding of the interplay between traditional design, video content, web marketing and other marketing vehicles.
  • Team player who can build effective working relationships, is detail-oriented, and ready to roll up his/her sleeves
  • Ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative and drive, and the ability to translate and move plans into action.
  • Ability to deliver clear messaging in a focused, innovative and current manner.
  • Highly organized, with a strong ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment.
  • Photography, videography, and editing experience helpful, but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, prioritization, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Collaborative, strong communicator and listener with sensitivity to multiple styles and perspectives, who is able to build and foster strong relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Knowledge/understanding of the health or health-related industries will be helpful.
  • Some experience with HTML helpful, but not required.

Please send resumes and links to portfolio to rsohn@maimonidesmed.org and mention you were referred by Queens College and the TechClub.

QC Tech Incubator – Fridays Meet and Greet

The Fridays Meet and Greet will continue in the summer. This event will be held every Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the Tech Incubator. This event is jointly sponsored by the Computer Science Department, the ACM club, the Tech Incubator, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. It is an event to allow students from different disciplines to come and meet each other, share ideas, collaborate, start projects, and to make a difference!

We are adding the following to the event:
Every first Friday of the month, we will present a challenge to the students. You will have a week to form a team (2-4 people) to address the challenge. You will have a chance on the second Friday of the month to present your response to the challenge. The winning team will be supported by the Tech Incubator to further develop and implement their ideas.

To find out more about this event and the challenge for this month, please come to the Tech Incubator tonight at 5pm.

All are welcome. Please bring friends!

If you have any questions, you can contact Ying Zhou (ying.zhou@qc.cuny.edu), Adolfas Lapsys (adolfas.lapsys23@qmail.cuny.edu) or Zifang Huang (huangzifangok@gmail.com).