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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.

Thinking of Graduate School?

NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS

Sunday, October 29 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City
IT’S FREE–BUT YOU MUST RSVP FIRST

Graduate National Portfolio Days/Information Fairs are for students who have already completed (or are in the process of completing) a bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Graduate Portfolio Days follow the same format as Undergraduate National Portfolio Days and provide prospective graduate students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about each attending school. The event also gives students the opportunity to learn more about curricula, faculty, application procedures, and other aspects of graduate admission. Graduate Portfolio Days are appropriate for those seeking admission to a graduate course of study that requires a portfolio submission. Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we invite you to attend to ask questions and gather more information about the various schools.

Like National Portfolio Days, Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity to get specific information about portfolio requirements for graduate study at each school visited, receive direct feedback on their artwork, ask questions about the school and program, and learn about the next steps involved in applying for admission.

Please bring 10-15 pieces of artwork; slides, small prints, photos, printed screen shots, and other small and portable finished pieces are acceptable. Please do not bring large finished pieces, sculpture, paintings, drawings, or more than 20 slides. You may also choose to bring your laptop or tablet device with saved images for viewing. The quality of your portfolio presentation is very important at the graduate level, so please review your presentation before arriving at the event. If you do not have a portfolio, you can still attend the event to speak with a faculty representative and learn more about his or her school.  

Anticipated List of Participating Schools – NYC Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons

Art Center College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
Bradley University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Purchase College, SUNY: School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of Visual Arts
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program
University of South Dakota
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in Saint Louis

Design Film Series at Godwin-Ternbach Museum! – Mondays during Free Hour / Klapper Hall

Film Series

Monday, September 18, 12:15
Bauhaus in America: Design, Politics and Human Nature in the 20th Century (1995), 87 minutes
Director: Judith Pearlman
This film chronicles the influence of the famous German art school on design and architecture in the United States. After the Bauhaus closed under Nazi pressure in 1933, such émigrés such as Anni and Josef Albers brought the school’s revolutionary concepts and curriculum to American institutions, including Black Mountain College.

Monday, October 2, 12:15 pm
Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society (2012), 77 mins
Director: Doug Wilson
This feature-length documentary centers around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Monday, October 16, 12:15 pm
Helvetica (2007), 81 mins
Director: Gary Hustwit
This feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture looks at the proliferation of one typeface, Helvetica as it celebrates its 60th birthday. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them. Renowned designers discuss their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day, and pushes us to explore larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.

Monday, October 30, 12:15 pm
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter (2010), 78 mins.
Director: Reto Caduff
This film is a revealing look at the fascinating life story of the highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer’s designer, Swiss born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

Monday, November 13, 12:15 pm
Eames: The Architect and the Painter, (2011), 85 mins.
Directors: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. ‘Eames: The Architect & The Painter’ draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

Monday, November 27, 12:15 pm
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2008), 73 mins.
Director: Wendy Keys
Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America’s foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic “I [heart] N.Y.” logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take him through a rough chronology of his life: study at New York High School of Music and Art and at Cooper Union, a seminal stay in Italy, his marriage, and his various partnerships – founding Push Pin Studios and “New York” magazine, designing Grand Union supermarkets, and working with “The Nation.” Interspersed are examples of his work. Glaser is, throughout, charming in manner, memorable in his observations, and generous of spirit.

Monday, December 11, 12:15 pm
Design is One: The Story of Lella and Massimo Vignelli (2012), 86 mins.
Directors: Kathy Brew and Robert Guerra
Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, ‘If you can’t find it, design it’ The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don’t know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

Reserve a space today: The One Club HAATBP 2017 – A CREATIVE CAREER FAIR

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

It’s Free for Students and Recent Grads, but you must register

The One Club’s Annual Here Are All The Black People is a one-day event that provides a space for multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals to enrich their careers through training and exploring new opportunities. This event is made possible by The One Club for Creativity as well as agency and corporate sponsors and tickets for entry-level job seekers is free.

This is not your average career fair! HAATBP gives attendees interested in exploring and developing their careers in advertising and design access to:

  • Educational and Diverse sessions lead by top industry professionals
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Student / Participant Portfolio Reviews
  • Recruiting Booths
  • Networking
  • Live Talent Pitch Competition

This year, HAATBP 2017 rolls out a separate track with mid-level focused topics. This new event format not only builds access and exposure for entry-level talent, but also gives professional development opportunities for diverse mid-level creative professionals as well.

The Mid-level professional series is only for working creatives with 5-7 years of working experience and tickets are $40.00 for non-members and $30.00 for members. Tickets include a separate selection of professionally focused sessions and a closed pre-cocktail session for only executives, mid-level professionals and working industry professionals. Mid-level professionals are also invited to opt-in to our mid-level talent pool of stars.

The Talent Pool of Stars is a closed recruiter tool for entry level and working professionals looking to network or advance their careers.

Register Today

SPD-U Presents: Student Portfolio Reviews – Summer 2017

WHO: For all student levels and recent grads.
WHAT: Bring your portfolio whether it’s finished or still in the works…you’ll get one-on-one reviews with some of our best pros! Please note, your work has to be in print form or as a PDF on a laptop/iPad. We won’t have the ability to look at online portfolios. No flash drives or disks please.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 / 6:00 – 8:00pm | Registration closes on Wednesday, June 14th at 5PM EST.
WHERE: Inc. Magazine Offices, Downtown NYC (Exact address will be given to you in your confirmation email)
HOW MUCH:
• If you’re an SPD student member, your entry is free! However, you must reserve your spot by using the form below.
• If you’re not a current member, join now and you can come for free too. Use the form below to become a member and reserve your spot for the reviews.
• $20 for all other students

Queens Memory Project at the Queens Museum

This coming Sunday, April 23, Queens Memory is hosting an afternoon of story-telling and creativity at the Queens Museum. Join us from 2 to 5 pm for hands-on activities exploring the themes of migration and diversity in Queens!

Undergraduate students from the Design program at Queens College have created a collaborative banner that says “I Live Here” in some of the borough’s many spoken and written languages.

Activities at the event include finding your community on our giant puzzle map of Queens, writing a love letter to your neighborhood, and have a free portrait taken! The activities will be led by Bridget Bartolini of the Five Boro Story Project, Fernanda Espinosa of People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular, and Annabel Short, creator of the 30th Ave: A Year in the Life of a Street blog. The event is free and open to the public.

There will also display archival photos relating to the history of diversity in Queens. This event is the culminating celebration of our NEH-funded “50 Years of Integration” series of community history events.

SMARTPITCH by CUNY Startups – Kickoff & Team Match: March 31st

SMARTPITCH is a pitch competition for students in marketing, business, design and computer science. SMARTPITCH is an opportunity to work as a part of a multi-functional team of four to ideate, run a team, project manage, create a prototype and a pitch. You will use the tools NYC’s tech companies and startups use to communicate and to run projects and will apply cutting-edge methods: design thinking, lean method and Agile team management. You will do competitive research, tech planning, define marketing strategy, create a prototype and a 5-min pitch.

http://www.cunystartups.com/smartpitch

Eddie Opara on Design at Pentagram (free lecture)

When: Monday, March 6 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: NYU Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10003
 
Eddie Opara is a designer at Pentagram whose work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His clients have included Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and even NYU, among many others. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and has appeared in publications such as Wired, Fast Company, Creative Review, Archis, Surface, and Graphis. Learn more at http://www.pentagram.com/#/partners/109676.