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Remote Learning for Fall Semester

On behalf of the Design faculty and staff we want to extend a sincere thank you to students for the patience, generosity, and commitment to learning that you overwhelmingly demonstrated last Spring semester. The unplanned move to remote learning was difficult, and was only possible only through the combined efforts of students and teachers. Thank you also to those students who have reached out to communicate their hopes and concerns for the Fall semester in relation to uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

The Design faculty is currently planning the fall semester with two primary goals:

  1. Provide students with rigorous courses that prepare you for professional careers in the field of design.
  2. Make sure that no student, teacher, or staff member puts their health or their family’s health at risk to exposure to COVID-19 for the sake of participating in classes or completing their assignments.

We have decided that the best way to achieve these goals in the Fall is to conduct all Design courses remotely for the entirety of the semester. As campus resources such as the print lab and computer labs reopen, updates will be posted to this blog. However, teachers will not be assigning work that requires you to use these facilities.

To participate in your Design classes at the start of the semester, please check that you have the following pre-requisites completed before August 25, 2020.

  • A current and functioning CUNY CAMS account and a computer with a built-in microphone/camera and the Adobe Creative Cloud installed*.
  • Check both your personal email and QC email accounts for Instructions on how to access your class websites, video conferencing information, and other important course detail. In most cases, this is your QC email address, unless you provided a personal email address to be linked to your CAMS account.

We hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy rest of summer and look forward to (virtually) seeing and working with you in the fall.

*ARTS173 does not require a computer or Adobe Creative Cloud, but does require access to a smart phone.

Paid Design and Illustration Fellowship at Mashable

Description

Position at Ziff Davis

The Ziff Media Group Fellows Program is searching for energetic and motivated individuals looking to develop their career in digital media.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to geek out on tech, internet culture and e-commerce, in a fast-paced, data-driven, results-oriented environment, ZMG is the place for you.

This is not an internship; this is a chance to work with the best in digital media, learn the systems we use, and get a better understanding of our brands, content, and business model. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience working with team leaders on valuable projects that move our company forward. With available positions across multiple departments, from monetization and marketing to analytics and editorial, Fellows will apply fresh and forward-thinking insights to real-life needs.

Fellowships are geared towards individuals in the early stages of their career path who have a foundational knowledge of the industry and experience relevant to the specific role for which they are applying. Fellowships have an initial term of three months which can be extended for up to a total of 12 months. All fellowship roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits.

As the Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of digital media leaders, the culmination of the Fellows program may lead to future employment at ZMG. In the past, select high-performing Fellows have become full time employees at the end or shortly after their fellowship was completed.

Overview:

Mashable and Ziff Media Group are seeking a talented and self-starting Design and Illustration Fellow to help make our brands’ visuals more diverse, creative, and distinctive.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in graphic design, logo design, photo editing, and illustration. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable juggling multiple projects and has a passion for creating visually striking work on multiple platforms in the digital space, ranging from onsite editorial to distributed promotional materials and shareable social media.

As a fellow, the imagery you create will be used across multiple online publications in the ZMG portfolio, with an emphasis on Mashable and PCMag. Our major coverage areas include technology, entertainment, internet culture, and social good.

The Design and Illustration Fellow is part of the ZMG Art Team and reports to Staff Illustrators and the Art Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Your main responsibilities will revolve around daily editorial graphic creation: creating photo collages/composites, downloading and editing stock imagery, designing logos for editorial series and enterprise projects, and designing charts and infographics to be used in stories.
  • A large portion of your time will involve working with writers and editors to create bold, eye-catching lead art that both reflects and enhances the tenor of our articles both onsite and across ZMG’s social platforms. You may have to find a way to illustrate abstract concepts or sensitive topics.
  • Organizational skills are a must: You will be expected to manage your time effectively. This is a deadline-driven environment, and that goes for all images and art assets..

Qualifications:

  • A portfolio that showcases various skills and a distinct visual or illustrative style
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Comfort with tight deadlines and staggered assignments
  • Creativity and willingness to work with teammates to solve visual problems
  • A desire to learn and grow –– just as we hope to learn from you as well!
  • A positive, can-do attitude

Ziff Media Group is a portfolio of brands within Ziff Davis, LLC, a J2 Global company, that includes PCMag, Mashable, AskMen, Offers.com, and BlackFriday.com.

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about entertainment, culture, and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.

Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Apply Here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/j2-global/job/ocq2cfwA

Paid Summer Design Internship

ThoughtMatter is looking for a design intern to work from home with us this summer!

Requirements to apply:

–a design student

–MUST Reside in the Tri State Area (NY, NJ, CT)

–into making cool things for causes you believe in

–ready to send us 1 personal project.* *5 pages or less. .pdf under 10mb only

–you can also add a link to a portfolio

Email us at thinking@thoughtmatter.com to claim the empty Zoom window and come work with people who like themed playlists and use design to put good things out there.  This internship is paid and will be taking place online 5 days a week.

Remember: Send 1 personal project .pdf only and a link to wider portfolio.

Submissions by June 19.
Don’t forget to unmute yourself.

 

Design Summer Fellow (Remote + Paid)

About TaskForce

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.

Summer Artivist Fellowship Program

TaskForce is excited to announce the Summer Artivist Fellowship Program to be launched in June 2020. COVID-19 and its devastating effects on job security and employment availability has heightened a sense of instability among recent graduates. TaskForce would like to help address this need by providing opportunities to learn and gain invaluable skills in an intensive three-month program. Under the leadership of staff with expertise in the fields of marketing, analytics, partnerships management and design, Fellows will delve into projects with the ultimate goal of shaping public opinion and policy through creative culture. Highlights of the program include featured monthly speakers and a collaborative project.

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.

Design Summer Fellow

TaskForce seeks a Fellow interested in expanding their design knowledge and expertise within the lens of cultural organizing and social impact. The Fellow will report to the Head of Design and provide support in gif, static illustration and meme creation.

You will learn about:

  • Impact of design on culture, politics and the digital space
  • Intersection between art and social justice

Recent college graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows will be working remotely. This is a paid fellowship from June-August 2020.

Apply Here

Requirements

  • Design, illustration or animation background
  • Interest in design trends and data research
  • Knowledgeable about the digital space including gifs and memes

Cultural Research Summer Fellow (Remote + Paid)

Summer Artivist Fellowship Program

TaskForce is excited to announce the Summer Artivist Fellowship Program to be launched in June 2020. COVID-19 and its devastating effects on job security and employment availability has heightened a sense of instability among recent graduates. TaskForce would like to help address this need by providing opportunities to learn and gain invaluable skills in an intensive three-month program. Under the leadership of staff with expertise in the fields of marketing, analytics, partnerships management and design, Fellows will delve into projects with the ultimate goal of shaping public opinion and policy through creative culture. Highlights of the program include featured monthly speakers and a collaborative project.

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.

Cultural Research Summer Fellow

TaskForce seeks a Fellow interested in digital design trends as it relates to current political and cultural events. The Fellow will report to the Head of Design and provide research support to the design team to inform gif and meme creation.

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

Recent college graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows will be working remotely. This is a paid fellowship from June-August 2020.

Apply Here

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

Paid Internship Opportunity for Summer and Fall 2020

Did you know that you can still apply for $2,400 stipend towards an unpaid internship, of your choice, including remote work?
The Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Internship Fund application deadline is Sunday, April 26th,
Application information here:  http://www.qc.cuny.edu/qcstipend!
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUleL03AM0&t=15s

 

Paid Internships Through CUNY Service Corps

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The CUNY Service Corps is a strong University pipeline for diverse talent into New York City’s public sector, having provided thousands of CUNY students with paid work experiences in community-based organizations and government agencies since the program’s launch in 2013.  The Service Corps mobilizes students to work on projects that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City.

Student Application

The application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Click here to apply today!  The deadline to apply is April 19th, 2020.

Only students who will be enrolled in Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Queens College in the fall of 2020 will be able to participate in the CUNY Service Corps Program.

To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, you must:

  • Be working toward a degree at one of the 5 participating CUNY colleges (Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, NY College of Technology, Queens College)
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate students) in spring 2020 and plan to enroll full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5*
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2020 (12 college credits for community college students)*
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2020 classes
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • The Service Corps is a one-year commitment and opportunity for CUNY students. Past or current Service Corps members may not reapply.

*NOTE: Community college students with under 24 credits must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Community college students with 24 credits or above can have a 2.5 GPA.

 In addition, the CUNY Service Corps is interested in applicants who demonstrate that they:

  • Want to be part of a special and important program that will make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers
  • Are interested in helping people, neighborhoods, and/or organizations
  • Can balance work in the CUNY Service Corps with college studies and other co-curricular commitments
  • Show promise as a leader and a problem-solver
  • Are able to work as a member of a team

Free Online Conference for Illustrators

Image © Edel Rodriguez. All rights reserved.

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM:
Illustration and Its Histories:
New Resources, New Voices, New Directions

A SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED BY THE ROCKWELL CENTER FOR AMERICAN VISUAL STUDIES AND THE HUNTER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

The Symposium will be held online
Friday, March 27, 2020
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organized by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, New York City, this one-day interdisciplinary online symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists who are exploring new approaches to the study of illustration within historical and contemporary frameworks.

As a set of practices and a cultural force, illustration emerged in the 19th century as a new and distinctly modern phenomenon. A vital component of the visual languages of advertising, design, publishing, and entertainment, illustration is omnipresent in modern culture, yet its historical and theoretical specifics have remained relatively unexamined. This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners across multiple fields who are interested in the history, practice, and subjects of illustration, and who want to contribute to the emerging field of illustration studies.

The theme of the symposium’s morning panel on immigration and migration in illustrating is inspired by the Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibition, Finding Home: Four Artists’ Stories.

Full Schedule, Info and RSVP here.

For further information, please contact Jana Purdy at jpurdy@nrm.org.

 

Paid Summer Internship at the Center for Urban Pedagogy

The Center for Urban Pedagogy is hiring an intern for the summer of 2020!

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

We’re looking for an intern to assist with:

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

+Administrative work, like communications, database, and website upkeep (prior web experience not required!)

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 noon, EST on Wednesday, March 25th. Please use the subject line “CUP Summer 2020 Intern.”

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.

Paid Full-time Job Opening: CUP Change In Design Fellowship

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is announcing the call for the 2020 CUP Fellowship for Change in Design! Learn more on the Application Page.

The CUP Fellowship for Change in Design is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers. The Fellowship is an initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields. The 2020 Fellow will be selected through a competitive, juried process and will work with CUP from July 2020–June 2021.

Applications should include:

– A cover letter addressing why you are interested in the Fellowship, what you hope to get out of it, and what your goals are for your career

– A current resume

– A portfolio of your design work. We are looking for your skills to work on a range of visuals and with type. Please describe the context that your projects were completed in and your role.

– A list of 3 references, with contact information

Please send all materials as a single PDF (max 5 MB) to apply@welcometocup.org by Monday, April 13th at noon, EST. Include “CUP Fellowship for Change in Design” in the subject line.

Please note that we will NOT review applications that do not provide all requested materials. 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.