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College Night Is Back & It’s Free!

College Night aims to provide real resources to students who are interested in pursuing careers in art, design, and museums, with an emphasis on breaking down the pathways and barriers that can intimidate young professionals when planning for their futures.

Our student programming provides professional development opportunities, such as a lecture series featuring museum professionals across departments and throughout the world of design, as well as creative workshops, resumé reviews, and direct mentorship with our museum staffers.

Our offerings for this season’s College Night series are:

Sep 2 | 7–8:30pm
Thinking Outside the Grid: Social Design & Community Education Pt. 1

The first of a two-part student series, this event will delve into the history of design as it relates to community organizing, the visual language behind powerful consciousness-raising designs, and the ways in which social media changes how we encounter, value, and communicate information. Hear from Rafael Esquer, Creative Director and CEO at Alfalfa New YorkMatt Massara, graphic designer and illustrator, and Antionette Carroll, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, in conversation with Poster House’s Chief Curator Angelina Lippert as we tackle the evolving mediums and functions of design.

This event is sponsored by Creative Reaction Lab.

Register & Attend For Free

Sep 15 | 7–8:30pm
Thinking Outside the Grid: Social Design & Community Education Pt. 2

The second of a two-part student series about the history of design as it relates to community organizing, this event brings the theories of Part 1 into practice.

Through a hands-on workshop led by Isometric Studio, students will gain the knowledge and resources to begin designing their own informational graphics on voting to disseminate among their social circles, both online and through the power of the street-facing poster.

Using digital tools or paper and markers, participants will design their own graphic posters while learning about type, color, and communication.

Register & Attend For Free
Sep 22 | 7–8:30pm
Behind the Job: Exhibition Design

This lecture will explore the lifespan of an exhibition at a museum, from inception and design, to installation and documentation. Hear from Ola Baldych, Poster House’s Design Director, and John Lynch, Poster House’s Exhibition Manager, about how they work together to build something that supports the museum’s vision within the museum’s physical capabilities. Then, hear from Stephanie Powell, a photography professor and Poster House consultant, about her documentation of exhibitions and how her images can be used for years to come through museum-related initiatives.

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Oct 7 | 7–8:30pm
Women in Design

This lecture will highlight the career paths of three accomplished women in design, all hailing from different backgrounds and current positions in the design world. Participants will learn about each of these designer’s career trajectories, from college to where they find themselves now, and have the opportunity to ask questions so as to feel better equipped to continue pursuing their own professional futures.

Hear from Poster House’s Designer, Mihoshi Fukushima Clark; graphic designer, writer, and educator, Gail Anderson; as well as artist and design historian, Elizabeth Meggs, as they recount their experiences as students and their journeys to success in the arts.

Register & Attend For Free
Oct 20 | 7–8:30pm
Grad School Night

When making any decision about your education, it can help to consult a wide array of resources and perspectives. Whether you are considering graduate school or are a current graduate student, this evening is for you. In this program, you will hear from multiple speakers in the design world who hold Masters Degrees, including Poster House’s Director Julia Knight and professor and artist Clara Lieu, who will discuss their educational journeys and what they learned about the cause and effect of going through graduate programs.

The final half-hour of this program will feature the Poster House’s Education Team, who will lead participants in a professional development session focusing on continuing education post-school and resources for professional networking and involvement during and after your formal education.

Register & Attend For Free
Nov 17 | 7–8:30pm
The Future of Museums

Over the past year, museums have worked to find footing within many complex and widespread challenges, including a global pandemic and the ongoing civil rights movement. As museums adapt to meet the world where it is today, we are tasked with considering how museums can continue to change and grow into the future, and who their audience and supporters are.

How do you imagine the museum of the future, and how can we build it together? In our final roundtable of the fall semester, these are the questions that will be discussed by our esteemed panelists, including curator and design historian Michelle Millar Fisher, cultural organizer and curator La Tanya Autry, and educator, writer, and executive director of NXTHVNNico Wheadon.

Register & Attend For Free

One Club Deadline, Friday May 1, 2020

The One Club’s free global portfolio review

The positive response to The One Club Online Portfolio Review has been absolutely phenomenal, with nearly a thousand young creatives from around the world already registered to have their work critiqued. Couple this with several hundred creative professionals already volunteering to critique portfolios and offer advice, and the Online Portfolio Review is shaping up to be an incredible initiative in a time when the global pandemic has put so many young creatives’ aspirations on hold.

That said, there’s always room for more! If you’re a student or recent grad and haven’t yet uploaded your portfolio, or if you’re a creative professional looking to give back to the next generation of creatives throughout the month of May, you have until this Friday. May 1 to register.

The Online Portfolio Review is free of charge for all participants.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 1

REGISTER HERE

FOR REVIEWERS & PROFESSIONALS

Break up the monotony of quarantine by paying it forward professionally! You’ll only be assigned as many portfolios as you’d like to take on, and you’ll have a few weeks to write a review of each person’s work. You’ll even have an opportunity to continue the conversation if you’d like to guide a young creative post-pandemic.

SIGN UP TO REVIEW PORTFOLIOS

FOR STUDENTS & RECENT GRADS

You’ve worked hard to get this far — don’t let a little thing like a worldwide lockdown get in the way of gaining feedback from the very creative professionals you hope to impress when things get better. Once you’ve uploaded your portfolio, it will be assigned to multiple creative professionals, in order to give you a broad scope of opinions of your work.

UPLOAD YOUR PORTFOLIO

 

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Queens College Data Hackathon

Tech Incubator at Queens College and Serval Ventures will host a Data Hackathon at Queens College on March 1, during the NYC Open Data week. We invite data scientists, artists, designers, developers and anyone who is interested in data visualization to participate.

Topic: Can Data Start a Movement?
Date: March 1
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Student Union Fish Bowl, Queens College
Open to the public and free
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-data-start-a-movement-tickets-92411418039

AIGA NY Job Fair! February 7th

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 4th annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar LamJanet Esquirol and Jarrett Fuller will co-host.

AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

Location
Starr Foundation Hall University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011

When
Friday, February 7

Schedule
12:00pm – Doors open & check-in
12:10pm – Job Fair begins
4:00pm – Job Fair ends

$5 TICKETS

Workshop: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs / Free / Jan. 3rd

This is a Grow with Google workshop designed for entrepreneurs.
Discover how to create a collaborative environment where everyone is responsible for design. You will go through design challenges and sprints that can be incorporated into any workplace or startup, to unlock creativity and innovative thinking.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-thinking-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-86248937895

Facebook UX/UI Design Event

This event will be catered to those students who are interested in Product/UI/UX Design, Content Strategy, UX Writing career path.
 
Facebook Design is coming to New York City to host an event at the Facebook office, on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM. We will have Product Designers, Haley Madigan and Andres Arbelaez hosting a presentation on “Introductions to Design at Facebook”before diving into “What I wish I knew before going into industry.”
There will be a chance to get your work reviewed, so please come prepared with work to show.
There will be food & drinks provided. 
To be selected for this event, please RSVP using the link below. The recruiter will confirm your attendance on October 30th, 2019. Please RSVP soon to guarantee your spot!
Event password: FBNYC19

AIGA Design Job Fair – Thursday, May 16, 1-4pm

Thursday, May 16 2019
1:00–4:00 pm

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a recent graduate or just starting out designer? Join Wanted Design and AIGA NY for the third annual Spring Job Fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

Human Centered Design Bootcamp

Learn Human Centered Design to launch your new enterprise.

This two-day bootcamp is designed to take participants through the process of breaking down a complex problem and turning an idea into an actionable solution and finally making a business model for it. Ycenter two day programs are truly immersive for participants to learn about Entrepreneurship, Complex Problem Solving and Human-centered design methodology. You will learn, ideate, build and explore new ways to solve real problems using the power of business. You do not need to have a team to participate in this event. Individual registrations are welcome.

Top skills you acquire:

  • Complex Problem Understanding and Breakdown
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Idea to Prototyping
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Market Research
  • Human Centered Design
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Building A Business Model

Date: 23rd and 24th April, 2019

Venue: Queens College Tech Incubator
60-35 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

Learn More: https://y-center.org/events/qctech/

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/ClEzYeftEXT68jhv1

Ogilvy’s UX/Design Thinking Immersion Day

Ogilvy’s Immersion Day applications are now open!

What is Immersion Day?
Immersion Day is a half-day event at Ogilvy designed to give college students an inside view into the inner workings of agency life. This Immersion Day is focused specifically on the Experience Design practice at Ogilvy and provides a holistic view of UX and design thinking through activities and Q&A.

This day is perfect for students who want to learn about human-centered design, the digital transformation of brands, and how to get into this industry.

Immersion Day details:
Tuesday, April 30
10:00am – 3:00pm
636 11th ave, New York, NY

Students can learn more about Immersion Day and apply here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us!