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Required Design 1 Portfolio Spring 2018 Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Spring semester are required to submit an online portfolio for review. This review is to ensure that students possess the necessary technical skills and demonstrate an understanding of design principles required by upper division coursework. If the review committee deems a portfolio subpar, students will be put on probation and need to submit a revised portfolio for review before being accepted into ARTS 345: Design 3. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Professor Woo at danne.woo@qc.cuny.edu or any other design faculty member.

Deadline: May 30th, 2018

For more information and for steps on how to submit your portfolio please go here:
http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/design-portfolio-review/

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 gsholettestudio@gmail.com.

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 dustin.grella@qc.cuny.edu.

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.

https://vimeo.com/channels/animationhotline

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

Required…

  • 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 (Andrew@qgfloral.com)

Design Internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Studio

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center in Pasadena, California https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

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.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/thestudio/

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: studio.questions@jpl.nasa.gov

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

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/intern/apply/

Frog Design, Visual Design Internship

Internship

Frog Design, Visual Design Intern

Join us to do the best work of your life.

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses.

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design.

 

The Position: Visual Design Intern

Visual Design Intern – New York Studio

Start Date: 6/11/18

End Date: 8/17/18

We are looking for exceptional interns to join our creative teams. Interns are treated like full time employees in the studio and work on active programs with project teams. The summer internships are paid and run for 10 weeks.

For an application to be considered, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio (at least 3 pieces of work)

Deadline: Completed applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST, March 11, 2018.  

 

The Contribution:

frog Visual Designers create compelling, original designs for interactive platforms ranging from websites to software applications to consumer electronics to packaging. They are skilled craftspeople, utilizing a breadth of design tools in multiple media. Visual Designers work with interaction designers, technologists and strategists to translate user needs, business requirements, and technical capabilities into designs that are visually exciting, easy to use, and emotionally engaging.

  • Participate in product ideation and conceptual development.
  • Create visual designs that effectively communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons.
  • Design motion graphics and animation effects.
  • Produce design specifications, storyboards, scenarios, and design prototypes.
  • Successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually.
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative leads, other designers, project management, business and brand strategists, and software developers.

 

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence their own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in, or graduate of a relevant design program (either graduate or undergraduate).
  • Strong and flexible skills in visual design and interaction design.
  • Experience with design research is a plus.
  • Experience with hand illustration (any medium), video production, visual note-taking, branding is a plus.
  • Passion for user-centered interface design particularly as applied to web-based applications and consumer electronics.
  • Comfortable with design software for wireframing and prototyping (Sketch, InVision, Axure, etc).
  • Proficiency with design such as PhotoShop and Illustrator.
  • Experience designing video and motion graphics with tools such as Flash or Adobe After Effects.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and CSS.
  • A passion for creating products that resonate on an emotional level.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work both on a team and independently.

Apply here.

Frog Design, Interaction Design Internship

Frog Design

Interaction Design Intern

Join us to do the best work of your life.

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses.

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design.

 

The Position: Interaction Design Intern

Interaction Design Intern – New York Studio

Start Date: 6/11/18

End Date: 8/17/18

We are looking for exceptional interns to join our creative teams. Interns are treated like full time employees in the studio and work on active programs with project teams. The summer internships are paid and run for 10 weeks.

For an application to be considered, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio (at least 3 pieces of work)

Deadline: Completed applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST, March 11, 2018.  

 

The Contribution:  

Interaction Designers at frog wear many hats- from design analyst and researcher, to user experience designer, systemic thinker, and information architect. They are curious designers who, from the very beginning of a program, ask “who are we designing for and why?” They have a strong passion for and understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles. They are skilled researchers and detail oriented designers who are passionate about meeting the needs of the user.

  • Participate in product / service research, ideation, and conceptual development.
  • Support building behaviorial analysis, user requirements analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture design, interaction design, and usability testing.
  • Design and specify information architecture, microinteractions, and user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, competitive audits, market research, and other forms of requirements discovery.
  • Produce personas, ecosystem diagrams, customer journey maps, flowcharts, wireframes,annotations, prototypes, and design specifications.
  • Effectively synthesize and communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and through execution.
  • Work closely with strategy and design technology teams to ensure that design requirements are achieved.
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, project management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers.

 

You Are:

Someone who is passionate about user-centered design who has a desire to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in, or graduate of a relevant user experience design/HCI program (either graduate or undergraduate).
  • Core interaction design principles and skills including concept sketching, creating interaction models, wireframing, developing information architecture, and flow mapping.
  • Passion for user-centered interface design particularly as applied to web-based applications and consumer electronics.
  • Comfortable with design software for wireframing and prototyping (Sketch, Illustrator, InVision, Axure, etc), with an ability to come up to speed with new emerging technologies quickly.
  • Experience with design research, coding, and video production a plus.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Passionate, detail oriented, hard working, self motivated, and proactive.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work both on a team and independently.
  • A passion for creating products that resonate emotionally with people.

Apply here.

Frog Design, Design Technologist Internship

Frog Design

Internship, Design Technologist Intern

Join us to do the best work of your life.

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these out comes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses.

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and un conventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and un cover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design.

 

The Position: Design Technologist Intern

Design Technologist Intern – New York Studio

Start Date: 6/11/18

End Date: 8/17/18

We are looking for exceptional interns to join our creative teams. Interns are treated like full time employees in the studio and work on active programs with project teams. The summer internships are paid and run for 10 weeks.

For an application to be considered, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio or Github URL

Deadline: Completed applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST, March 11, 2018.  

 

The Contribution:

Intern Design Technologists at frog play the role of part futurist and part pragmatist while being a hands-on and organizer of technical insights, experiments, proofs, and models that bridge the gap between creative design services an d software architecture and engineering as part of the successful delivery of innovative solutions for our clients. As a Design Technologist Intern, you will be assisting in driving technology platform research and experimentation, concept exploration, prototyping, and ideation within the creative process for designing user experiences in software. You will help to identify and analyze current and future UX technology patterns and trends, perform in-depth investigation and experimentation with emerging platforms and frameworks, and identify new opportunities and business value for UX innovation and differentiation with technology enablers. You collaborate closely wit h the creative organization to express design assets and artifacts in the form of user experience simulations, interactive prototypes, technical proof -of-concepts, and UI/presentation layer.

You are a maker and a tinkerer. You are not afraid to get your hands dirty, and you like challenges. You are creative, and technology is your medium.

 

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in a relevant degree seeking program (either graduate or undergraduate)
  • A dedicated and talented technologist who understands the value of design and future-thinking.
  • Detail oriented, hard working, self motivated, and proactive
  • Understanding of:
    • User interface design, user experience and information architecture
    • Fundamentals of computer science, data structures, and algorithms
    • Software design patterns, principals and best practices
    • Iterative prototyping and/or product realization
  • You are comfortable in one or more of the following areas:
    • Frontend HTML5 web development (JS/CSS/HTML). Full stack experience is a huge plus.
    • Databases and data manipulation
    • Mobile development (iOS and/or Android)
    • Creative coding for a screen in C++, Python, or your language of choice.
    • Physical computing, basic electronic prototyping
    • Data science and machine learning

Apply here.