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Winter Advertising Internship

Queens College Design has obtained funding to provide 5 internships in creative departments of advertising agencies during winter session 2019. This internship program runs from January 2nd-23rd (M-F, Fridays are half days that meet in the morning at The One Club) and come with a paid, 1000 stipend and the option of academic credit as a graphic design elective. This program is a partnership with The One Club

To find out more, come to the Information Session on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 during free hour (12:10-1 pm) in Klapper Hall 107. We will discuss the program and application process. Yes, seniors graduating in Dec. 2019 are eligible to apply.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11/25/2019

To apply to the internship, please send an email to Professor Smith (Ryan.Smith@qc.cuny.edu) with Internship in the subject line.

  • a cover letter addressed to Ms. NiRey Reynolds expressing your interest in the internship–check for typos.
  • a resume–check for typos.
  • and a link to your online portfolio with 5-9 examples of your best work. The link needs to be on your resume and on your cover letter. Triple check your work to make sure there are no typos in your projects.

Funding for this program comes from the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and Queens College Center for Career Engagement and Internships

Paid Spring Internship at MOMA

MOMA has a Spring 2020 Internship for all majors (Juniors through Recent Alumni) interested in an internship opportunity at the Museum. The internship is posted on HIREQC www.qc.cuny.edu/hireqc with all details. Once you have logged in with your CAMS ID you can use the search bar at the top of the page and retrieve the posting by inputting the job code #: 27202

 

Application Deadline:  10/18/19

Required Documents:  Essay, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, and Transcripts

Stipend:  $3,800 (Specific work hours & time commitment below)

 

In addition to submitting their resume on HIREQC, students are required to complete the MOMA application link provided on HIREQC.

About the Seasonal Internship Program

The Seasonal Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work at The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to departmental work, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and departments. The Museum hosts approximately 25 interns per season in just about every department. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is certainly not a requirement.

The Museum of Modern Art Spring 2020 internships require a commitment of three days per week, one of which must be Tuesday. The schedule for the three days is 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. One must have a minimum of two years of college completed (or equivalent) by January 2020 in order to apply.

Senior Design position at GroundTruth

Senior Designer
New York, NY

Link to job posting: https://www.groundtruth.com/job/odqtafwq/

GroundTruth is the leading global technology platform driving in-store visits and sales by leveraging location as the primary source of intent. We believe in the power of place. Build your brand, increase sales and grow your business by building off what real people are doing in the real world, mapped using our proprietary Blueprints technology. Through its data foundation, GroundTruth sees 2 out of 3 smartphone users in the U.S. and more than 30 billion physical visits annually across 21 countries globally. Learn more: www.groundtruth.com

 

We are looking for a Senior Designer with advertising experience to join a small but energetic creative team. If you have a minimum of 5 years of experience in designing advertisements for desktop and mobile, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

 

Reporting to the Manager, Creative Services, the Senior Designer will work closely with VP, Creative, Manager in Creative Services, Account Coordinator, Account Manager, Campaign Manager, and Account Executive.

 

You will:

• Primarily focus on RFP creative requests and will be working closely with the VP, Creative

• Design creatives (banners, landing pages, rich media) for RFP creative requests

• Build demo rich media units to present our creative concept and to showcase our in-house creative capabilities while prioritizing for best performance and intuitive user experience

• Understand clients’ RFPs objectives/KPIs, GroundTruth’s products, and industry’s trends to design and recommend appropriate creative units for various industries including QSR, Retail, CPG, and more

• Participate in RFP strategy brief meetings for pre-sales accounts with Account Executive, Account Coordinators or Account managers

• Conduct researches of respective clients to write copy and design appropriately to match the client’s tone, voice, and branding

• Partner with a peer Senior Designer who specialize in data-driven creative insights to understand and apply best practices when designing mocks

• Design banners and build Rich Media for post-sales accounts using clients’ provided assets

• Manage clients’ expectations when working in post-sales by working closely with Account Managers

• Working closely with Campaign Managers to ensure proper deployments

• Prepare and participate in KOC calls for post-sales campaigns to review creative process, assets and concepts to meet clients’ objectives and KPI’s

 

You are:

• A team player who focuses in team’s and company’s success and not his/her own

• An expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)

• Organized and capable of prioritizing and multitasking in a fast-paced environment

• An excellent communicator and listener with a strong work ethics

• Opened to learn new skills while respectfully transferring your knowledge to team members

You Have:

  • 5-8 years of experience in design in digital space
  • A keen eye for color, layout, typography, visual hierarchy and most importantly – DETAIL
  • An intermediate knowledge in PowerPoint to design presentation deck
  • An intermediate knowledge in data analytics and Excel
  • An experience in UI/UX design on mobile

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

CUNY Advertising Internship Program

 

https://maip.aaaa.org/aboutCUNY MAIP 9.24.19 Flyer FINAL

Calling all Communications, Marketing, Advertising, and Design CUNY Students! Join the 4A’s and Anomaly to learn about the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP).

Applications for MAIP are currently open. Students selected for the annual 22-week fellowship program (12 weeks of virtual online training and a 10-week agency internship experience) will hone their skills in advertising disciplines including account management, art direction, design, media planning, strategy, UX/UI and more!

96% of MAIP fellows get a job in the industry within 4 months of completing the program. Learn more about the MAIP Fellowship and apply here

Join us on September 24 to meet MAIP staff, previous fellows, and agency partners!

Please RSVP by September 20. Attendees must bring a photo ID to enter the building.

Motion Design Intern

Motion Design intern

Hello Monday is looking to add a talented motion design intern to our cozy New York team.

We are looking for someone with solid experience in Cinema 4D and After Effects. UX/UI experience a plus.

You will be designing for digital experiences and products that range from websites to emerging technology in augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. As an intern you will be a fully integrated member of the team and have the freedom to pursue any and all interests.

Accepted applicants work side by side with our Creative Directors, Art Directors, clients, and Producers. Six month internships are available.

Please send resume, with a list of software you use. If you have a reel, send a link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. No phone calls please.

Email intern@hellomonday.com

Graphic Design position at RNL Development (Pharmaceutical)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 
· Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design preferred
 
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 
· Knowledge of Mac, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Agile, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign required
 
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
· Revision of all Individual Folding Carton (IFC’s) and labels
 
· Design new IFC’s, labels, and promotional pieces
 
· Create (design) mockups, sell sheets, marketing material for the sales department, and all internal printed material
 
· Assist in all creative services projects per request
 
· Website/video design
 
· Photographer/photo retouching
 
· Create PowerPoint presentations as needed
CONTACT:
· Send resume to Keesha Cameron at the Queens College Center for Career Engagement and Internships: Keesha.Cameron@qc.cuny.edu

 

Graphic Design Full Time Position at Robin Hood

About Robin Hood

Robin Hood has a 30-year track record and is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the best nonprofits serving low-income New Yorkers, we amplify financial support with a range of management and real estate assistance. Building on our experience in New York City, Robin Hood is exploring new ways to expand our impact, including an explicit focus on increasing mobility from poverty and new collaborations with strategic partners.

Position Overview

This position is a fantastic opportunity for an early career professional who is talented and enjoys converting text and complicated data into rich visual PowerPoint presentations through infographics and innovative chart design. The primary role requires translating Robin Hood metrics (i.e., Poverty Tracker reports, program reports, sales materials) into a format that can be presented using a compact and creative approach that is accurate, engaging, easily accessible and relevant. The candidate will also provide production support to the Art Director with print and digital projects. Our goal is to create information rich, comprehensible internal communication collateral and compelling external marketing materials that maintain the elevated design standard Robin Hood holds in the market.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Art Director with diverse design deliverables that aim to distill complex concepts and stories into informative and digestible materials that bring clarity and insights to target audiences.
  • Collaborate with the Development Team in the creation of sales support materials including PowerPoint presentations and sales sheets.
  • Follow rigid brand guidelines while providing design solutions for print and digital communication materials including invitations, flyers, programs, brochures, reports and digital assets for social and web.
  • Create clear and compelling presentations from technical information and program analytics by using unique vector icons and manipulated images in photoshop.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Graphic Design/Design Communication with a minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Advanced PowerPoint working knowledge required
  • Proficiency in Adobe suite software package particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Must be comfortable with creating unique icons in Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Mail Chimp and/or related email marketing applications
  • Very strong typography skills and design sensibility
  • Knowledge of print production and pre-press best practices
  • Ability to take and process constructive artistic feedback and work independently
  • Data analysis and reporting skills a plus
  • Excellent project management skills with good judgment and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time-management skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Self-Starter. Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support
  • Customer service orientation and good interpersonal skills
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Commitment to social change and understanding of poverty-related issues.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector, and interest in helping to strengthen nonprofit organizations towards greater effectiveness.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced working environment while meeting deadlines.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on excellent Outlook, Word, and Excel skills. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems preferred.

Robin Hood Values
Our core values ground the work that we do in all areas of our organization. If these principles appeal to you, we invite you to apply.

  • Robin Hood puts people first. Always.
  • Robin Hood is unafraid to take action and create solutions.
  • Robin Hood is data driven and heart led.
  • Robin Hood works the coat check.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance.

To Apply
Go here and please complete our online application.

Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

QC Illustration Faculty Publish New Books and Win Awards

Students in the QC Design BFA program can pursue a concentration in Illustration and Animation. Here’s what some of the illustrators on faculty have been up to in the past year:

Cecilia Ruiz

In the summer of 2018, Professor Ruiz’s picture book, A Gift from Abuela, was published by Candlewick Press.

In her first book for children, Cecilia Ruiz illuminates how things can change — and the importance of holding on to our dearest relationships when they do.

The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.

Social media links: www.ceciliaruiz.com  Instagram @cecifonik Twitter @cecifonik


Elizabeth Sayles

This June was a busy month for Professor Sayles. In addition to being a visiting lecturer at the Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, (speaking about Ellsworth Kelly and the Ghost Army of WWII), her newest picture book, Americans, was published by Simon & Schuster.  Over the past year and a half, many of her students at QC  witnessed the book’s creation and learned how how a picture book is developed. The art was painted traditionally with acrylics and pencils, but also involved Adobe Photoshop when working out the layout, and for preparing the final files to send to the publisher.  The book is a timely reminder of the values and history of our country and its people.

This October some of the artwork from the book will be in the exhibit:  A Children’s America at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

Social media links: www.elizabethsayles.com Instagram: ElizabethSayles www.facebook.com/ElizabethSaylesArt/


Ryan Hartley Smith

In the past year, Professor Smith was awarded a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work for the National YoungArts Foundation. He created a series of large-scale prints for the Delaware Art Museum orientation hall to welcome visitors to this leading museum of American illustration. He collaborated with QC Design colleague Susan Shaw on a guidebook to understand the NYC capital budget process, commissioned by the city’s Independent Budget Office. In July, Professor Smith presented a paper titled Grappling with Representation in the Age of the Comments Section at the ICON10 Illustration Conference in Detroit.

Professor Smith created posters and animated backdrops for theater director Yara Travieso for shows at Joe’s Pub and the National YoungArts Foundation. Professor Smith’s collaborative poster with dancer Jerron Herman was displayed at the Museum of Arts and Design, and is currently installed in an NYC Dept. of Transportation streetscape exhibition on 125th Street in Harlem.

Currently, Professor Smith is working with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, the Center for Court Innovation, and Safe Horizon to create a series of illustrated books and pocket guides to help youth between the ages of 2 to 18 navigate the court system as a witness or victim.

Social Media: www.ryhartley.com Instagram: @rhartleysmith


Daniel Zender

This year, Professor Zender has been trying to spend more time in his studio, where he works on paintings, prints and sculpture. In May he had a show of block prints at Desert Island in Williamsburg, and is currently working on a set of large mixed media paintings. Professor Zender has also been making illustration work for a variety of new clients, including VICE, Wired, and Google. In January he was awarded a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work for Nike.

Social Media: www.danielzender.com Insta: @danielzender.com

LGBTQ Comics Festival August 18th & 19th

Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con, returns for its fourth year. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more!

Geeks of all types are invited to attend and celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture.

Flame Con 2017 brought together the queer fan community on an unprecedented scale. Drawing in over 6,000 attendees and nearly 200 creators to the two-day event, Flame Con continued to remain New York City’s largest queer comic con.