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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.

Squarespace Product Design Internship

Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart which enables anyone to build a beautiful online presence. Product designers at Squarespace are embedded within product teams amongst product managers, engineers and researchers. Our product teams are deeply collaborative, and each member has wide responsibilities and freedom to act.

We are seeking promising designers for our first product design intern program to work alongside product designers in our teams. At Squarespace, you will work with the product team on our native and web applications. You will be challenged in an ambitious, ever-changing organization that values vision, execution, persistence, and flexibility. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways.

This position reports to a senior designer in our NYC headquarters.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on project briefs and scoping
  • Create rational, articulable, elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Create wireframes and early-stage prototypes
  • Continually seek to understand the capabilities and technical constraints of the systems with which you’ll be working
  • Deliver polished comps, flows and assets to team members
  • Participate in user research and testing, ensuring usability and product consistency
  • Follow both large and small projects through, beyond delivery
  • Collaborate on evolving our style guides

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2019
  • An understanding of visual and user experience design
  • Great taste and aesthetic sensibility
  • Idealistic, yet pragmatic
  • Love of iterative development
  • Experience using Sketch
  • An understanding of web and mobile applications
  • An ambition to learn and build something great

A portfolio of relevant design work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your involvement and how you contributed to solving specific problems.

Ready more and apply here.

Google User Experience Design Internship, Summer 2018

Join us for a unique 12-14 week internship that will take place Summer 2018.

Applications are due by January 22nd at 11:59pm PST.

Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it’s in your best interest to apply early. All hiring will be completed by April 2018. Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Seattle, WA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; New York, NY, USA; Irvine, CA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; Cambridge, MA, USA

Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of a Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In a Designer role, you’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use solutions for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of other Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Responsibilities

Motion Designer:

  • Create motion studies for enhancing usability, interaction, storytelling and delight.
  • Work closely with UX partners and product managers to ideate and define.
  • Work closely with engineering to integrate into products.
  • Work closely with research to test and inform user experiences.

Visual Designer:

  • Produce quality design that accurately reflect a visual design language or brand guideline.
  • Understand of typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for pixel-perfect production considerations and methods.
  • Use a broad range of style that can be consistently executed with an aesthetic personality or voice that is consistent, though not restricting.
  • Develop and communicate underlying concepts that inspire design implementation.

Interaction Designer:

  • Produce and test interaction flows and mocks that accurately communicate product functionality to product, engineering, and visual design team members.
  • Pair research with an intellectual curiosity that encourages testing and iteration is essential.
  • Understand modern web and/or mobile environments such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android UI, and iOS UI, as well as how the technologies of each can be used to further enhance the overall experience.
  • Appreciate aesthetic details.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after completion of the internship.
  • Currently pursuing a BA/BS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field and graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
  • A design portfolio that demonstrates design principles for web and/or mobile platforms.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a MS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field and graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with design tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, After Effects, Quartz Composer, Framer Studio, etc.) and familiarity with front- end engineering and/ or working with engineers.
  • Ability to apply brand visual assets in a user interface context and understanding of user-centered design principles.
  • Solid analytical, creative and visual thinker with excellent communication skills, both verbal and visual.
  • Strong design background in fundamentals along with relevant internship work, work experience, or personal project experience outside the classroom in interaction, graphic design or motion design.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

NYC Media Lab VR/AR Talk

The Queens College Tech Incubator is having Amy Chen from NYC Media Lab come to Queens College to talk to students about their organization and opportunities for students, particularly related to VR/AR. The presentation will be at the Campbell Dome on Jan 25th, from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. All QC students are welcome to attend.

RSVP via the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/ASYeRpyKyKcY3tzT2

To learn more about NYC Media Lab:

http://nycmedialab.org/

Required Design 1 Portfolio Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Fall 2017 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: December 20th, 2017

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