Category Archives: Students

Digital Activism Lab Media Studies Class

In this seminar/studio hybrid, students are invited to investigate how technology currently both empowers and marginalizes different communities, while also exploring how the possibilities within technology can advance their own activism practices. Projects developed in this class lie at the intersection of physical computing, creative computation, Internet of Things, and web/app development.
Interested undergraduates would be welcome to write to the instructor, Ari Melenciano (arimelenciano@gmail.com) for permission to be enrolled.

The Knight News is currently looking for graphic designers

The Knight News is currently looking for graphic designers to assist in the layout of the paper. The work will be done once a month, and graphic designers are needed on Tuesdays. Graphic designers will work with InDesign on provided computers.  We are looking for students who can start by Tuesday, October 24th. It’s a fun work environment, the work is simple, food is always provided along with letters of recommendation (looks great on your resume!) Those interested should send a resume to the following emails: ameila@theknightnews.comvallaire@theknightnews.cominfo@theknightnews.com 

QC Student Takes Top Honors at Rarebit Animation Festival

Congratulations to Jadxia Carbajal, Christian Dantzler and Jessica Hong for having work selected to screen in the 2018 Rarebit Animation Festival at Queensborough Community College.  Additionally, the jury awarded Jadxia Carbajal’s film Battery, about her personal experience with Type I Diabetes, the top honor and she took home the 2018 Rarebit Award.

Christian Dantzler’s film, Ruptured, was about learning to love while simultaneously navigating childhood society was created using Flash and Photoshop, as well as some traditional pencil on paper techniques.  Both Christian and Jadxia’s films were two-semester projects in Professor Grella’s ARTS 370 Animated Documentary course.

Jessica Hong’s film Ghost Ice Cream is a humorous yarn about a ghost that is in love with ice cream.  Hong, an upcoming senior, created her film in Professor Cowan’s Intro to Animation course.  She is currently working on a film about irrational fears, to be finished in December.

This was the second year for the Rarebit Animation Festival which takes its name from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, the innovative and often surreal comic strip by one-time Sheepshead Bay resident Winsor McCay (c.1867-1934). Perhaps best known for his popular strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, McCay was a pioneer in the art of animation–his  cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was one of the very first animated films ever created.

2018 Typographics Conference @ Cooper Union (students can attend for free)

Design Students interested in attending this year’s two day 2018 TYPOGRAPHICS conference at Cooper Union on June 15th-16th have the opportunity to volunteer their time working at the conference in exchange for free attendance,

Find out more about the two-day event here.  http://2018.typographics.com/

Interested in volunteering???  Send an email to type@cooper.edu and put “Volunteering for Typographics” in the subject line so it is recognized.  You should hear back.

 

QC Critical Social Practice Design Gig

Last year we launched a new Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice and now we have two great students approaching completion of the program this May. What we don’t have is a certificate to give these certificate grads. SPQ would like to offer a $300 award for a design that could be printed on a POD type basis that we could provide certificate candidates. Perhaps it would even have some 3D printed element or seal? Let us know if you think this is something your students might find intriguing and worthwhile, but also if you feel the fee is fair.

If you are interested please contact Professor Sholette at gsholettestudio@gmail.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/

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/

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.

IN NEED OF A DIGITAL ARTIST (volunteer)

Looking for digital artist interested in creating art for a visual novel. This is non-paid work, however more for experience. There is no set art style for the visual novel, but, because it is a visual novel, the art style will most likely lean toward Anime/Cartoon. The art style will be determined when it is discussed among all of the artists. Most pictures will be still images for this project, but if anyone is interested in doing animation that is possible too. If anyone would like to join, please contact me at kkenc.gg@gmail.com.
 

Knight News is looking for graphic designers

The Knight News (Queens College newspaper since 1937) is looking for graphic designers to assist in the layout of the paper. The work will be done every two weeks, graphic designer is needed either Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Graphic designer will work with InDesign on provided computers. We are looking for students who can start by next Monday/Tuesday. It’s a fun work environment, and looks great on your resume!

Skills needed: proficiency working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

To apply send resume to