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Required Design 1 Portfolio Spring 2018 Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Spring 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: May 30th, 2018

For more information and for steps on how to submit your portfolio please go here:
http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/design-portfolio-review/

Paid Summer Internship: Designer/Art Director

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, Ping-Pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

 

MEK MASTERS: THE INTERN PROGRAM

We get it, our parents wanted us to become doctors too. But do you know how many medical schools are equipped with foosball tables? Zero, we looked. And while a PhD is great, getting a Master’s Degree is just as good (if not better), especially if it’s from the Mek Masters Program*. Here, you’ll learn all about storytelling in emerging media. You’ll work on real projects for real clients. Big ones. You’ll also learn how to be fearless and pitch big ideas, how to collaborate and how to put all those .gifs you’ve collected over the years to good use in all agency emails, all in a friendly, innovative environment that just so happens to also be dog friendly and filled with Chicago Cubs fans. AND, you’ll be paid, so there’s no need to take out a loan. (Suck it, Sallie Mae). Yeah, pretty sure you don’t get all of that in medical school. Or maybe you do. We don’t know, we never went.

*Not a real Master’s Program, but definitely a real internship at a real advertising agency called Mekanism.

 

THE MEK MASTERS DESIGNER ART DIRECTOR SF/Seattle/NYC/Chicago

Art directors tell the story visually, conveying the feeling of the idea in just a glance. Through photography, animation, illustration, and film, they bring an idea to life.

 

DETAILS

June 11th – August 24th

Full-time, Monday – Friday, minimum of 40 hours/week.

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET IN RETURN

A crash course in soul and science of storytelling

Paid

Some Mek swag

An appreciation for lovely chandeliers

 

THE ASSIGNMENT TO GET OUR ATTENTION

Come on, getting a paid Mek Masters Internship can’t be a piece of cake. We gotta make you sweat, just a little. Here’s the ask. Get those creative juices flowing and make an ad campaign for your mom or mom-like person in your life. Convince the world that, if they could choose, they’d want to choose your mom as their mom. Show us some data backing up your claims, insights on why she’s better than the average ‘mom,’ and create a big idea to promote her in a creative announcement to convince the world what your mom is the real deal (e.g., print ad, social post, video, poster, etc.)

You can upload your Momvertising (yes, that’s a word)  along with your resume/portfolio to let us know that you’re serious about becoming a Mekanista this summer.  (Note: you can only upload one document in the application. Applications will be accepted April 11th-23rd.)

Paid Summer Internship: Social Designer

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, Ping-Pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.

 

MEK MASTERS: THE INTERN PROGRAM

We get it, our parents wanted us to become doctors too. But do you know how many medical schools are equipped with foosball tables? Zero, we looked. And while a PhD is great, getting a Master’s Degree is just as good (if not better), especially if it’s from the Mek Masters Program*. Here, you’ll learn all about storytelling in emerging media. You’ll work on real projects for real clients. Big ones. You’ll also learn how to be fearless and pitch big ideas, how to collaborate and how to put all those .gifs you’ve collected over the years to good use in all agency emails, all in a friendly, innovative environment that just so happens to also be dog friendly and filled with Chicago Cubs fans. AND, you’ll be paid, so there’s no need to take out a loan. (Suck it, Sallie Mae). Yeah, pretty sure you don’t get all of that in medical school. Or maybe you do. We don’t know, we never went.

*Not a real Master’s Program, but definitely a real internship at a real advertising agency called Mekanism.

 

THE MEK MASTERS SOCIAL DESIGNER NYC

Our EPIC Signal team (social arm of Mekanism) is passionate about social media and actively tweet, snap and ‘gram. They understand the value of visually communicating with digital and social communities, are always ready to master institutional platforms and explore new ones. In this internship, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to concepting, design, and the visual development of social media campaigns for global brands in the spirits and gelato categories. If you have a talent for wearing multiple hats , easily switching amongst brand aesthetics with intermediate experience with photoshop, illustrator, indesign, premiere, and/or after effects, then please apply! Having video and animation experience is a plus!

 

DETAILS

June 11th – August 24th

Full-time, Monday – Friday, minimum of 40 hours/week.

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET IN RETURN

A crash course in soul and science of storytelling

Paid

Some Mek swag

An appreciation for lovely chandeliers

THE ASSIGNMENT TO GET OUR ATTENTION

Come on, getting a paid Mek Masters Internship can’t be a piece of cake. We gotta make you sweat, just a little. Here’s the ask. Get those creative juices flowing and make an ad campaign for your mom or mom-like person in your life. Convince the world that, if they could choose, they’d want to choose your mom as their mom. Show us some data backing up your claims, insights on why she’s better than the average ‘mom,’ and create a big idea to promote her in a creative announcement to convince the world what your mom is the real deal (e.g., print ad, social post, video, poster, etc.)

You can upload your Momvertising (yes, that’s a word)  along with your resume/portfolio to let us know that you’re serious about becoming a Mekanista this summer.  (Note: you can only upload one document in the application. Applications will be accepted April 11th-23rd.)

Google User Experience Design Internship, Summer 2018

Join us for a unique 12-14 week internship that will take place Summer 2018.

Applications are due by January 22nd at 11:59pm PST.

Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and it’s in your best interest to apply early. All hiring will be completed by April 2018. Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Seattle, WA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; New York, NY, USA; Irvine, CA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; Cambridge, MA, USA

Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of a Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In a Designer role, you’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use solutions for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of other Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Responsibilities

Motion Designer:

  • Create motion studies for enhancing usability, interaction, storytelling and delight.
  • Work closely with UX partners and product managers to ideate and define.
  • Work closely with engineering to integrate into products.
  • Work closely with research to test and inform user experiences.

Visual Designer:

  • Produce quality design that accurately reflect a visual design language or brand guideline.
  • Understand of typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for pixel-perfect production considerations and methods.
  • Use a broad range of style that can be consistently executed with an aesthetic personality or voice that is consistent, though not restricting.
  • Develop and communicate underlying concepts that inspire design implementation.

Interaction Designer:

  • Produce and test interaction flows and mocks that accurately communicate product functionality to product, engineering, and visual design team members.
  • Pair research with an intellectual curiosity that encourages testing and iteration is essential.
  • Understand modern web and/or mobile environments such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android UI, and iOS UI, as well as how the technologies of each can be used to further enhance the overall experience.
  • Appreciate aesthetic details.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after completion of the internship.
  • Currently pursuing a BA/BS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field and graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
  • A design portfolio that demonstrates design principles for web and/or mobile platforms.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a MS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field and graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with design tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, After Effects, Quartz Composer, Framer Studio, etc.) and familiarity with front- end engineering and/ or working with engineers.
  • Ability to apply brand visual assets in a user interface context and understanding of user-centered design principles.
  • Solid analytical, creative and visual thinker with excellent communication skills, both verbal and visual.
  • Strong design background in fundamentals along with relevant internship work, work experience, or personal project experience outside the classroom in interaction, graphic design or motion design.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

NYC Media Lab VR/AR Talk

The Queens College Tech Incubator is having Amy Chen from NYC Media Lab come to Queens College to talk to students about their organization and opportunities for students, particularly related to VR/AR. The presentation will be at the Campbell Dome on Jan 25th, from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. All QC students are welcome to attend.

RSVP via the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/ASYeRpyKyKcY3tzT2

To learn more about NYC Media Lab:

http://nycmedialab.org/

CUNY Hackathon — looking for Design students

CUNY Hackathon is a university-wide competition where students from all 24 CUNY colleges come together to build a project and to learn directly from experts at workshops presented by Google, IBM, Facebook and other NYC tech companies. Hackathon is perfect for students with design, computer science and marketing backgrounds. Free food, prizes, swag. Register here: Eventbrite

If you would like to attach CUNY Hackathon flyer, you can download it here: CUNY Hackathon

Fall 2017 CUNY Hackathon is coming up on November 10-12. We want to see even more students join us. We are looking for students with design, computer science and marketing backgrounds.

This upcoming Hackathon will:
(1) Enable CUNY students to create a project they can be proud of so that they can talk about it during job interviews and add it to their resumes.

(2) Offer 10 workshops presented by Google, IBM and Facebook that introduce skills that companies in NYC are looking for.

Wanted-Part-time graphic designer

Description: What will you be doing? Working alongside account managers to consult with clients, create storyboards, wireframes & design references as part of project preparation. Supplying the creative & aesthetic direction for a clients project. This is not just a mac op role, you have creative freedom to design digital solutions as you see fit. Creating all design assets in a project. You will be tasked with designing all elements across desktop & mobile websites, web apps, mobile apps and digital marketing collateral for some leading companies. Working alongside our talented development team to ensure your designs are brought to life as envisioned. Working alongside the rest of the design team & the Managing director to help enhance and improve ORAIKO‘s overall design workflow & knowledge base

Please email your Cover Letter and Resume with link to online portfolio to: sophia@oraiko.com

Salary based on Experience

Graphic Design Associate Position, ACLU

Graphic Design Associate, [COMM- 69], ACLUF, Communications Department, New York , NY

Office: National Offices, New York, NY

Location: New York

Career Opportunity
Graphic Design Associate [COMM- 69]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Communications Department, New York City, NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin record of arrest or conviction.

OVERVIEW

The Online Engagement Unit of the ACLU’s Communication Department seeks applicants for a full-time Graphic Design Associate.  The Graphic Design Associate reports to the Digital Media Graphic Designer.

The Graphic Design Associate produces high-quality graphics for print materials, social media, other digital distribution channels, and the ACLU website. In addition to producing high-quality graphics, the Graphic Design Associate is responsible for ongoing creation of graphic assets, photo editing, and graphic production assistance for larger scale projects. The Graphic Design Associate is experienced in creating designs in adherence to visual branding identity guidelines.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop familiarity with the ACLU brand.
  • Design and produce graphics for use on ACLU websites, social media channels and emails in keeping with graphic design standards, project objectives, and branding guidelines.
  • Create reusable graphics templates; modify and resize existing graphics for various platforms and uses; format materials based on specifications.
  • Assist with layout of online and print publications, including reports, white papers, and pamphlets; create data visualization graphics for reports, such as tables, charts, etc.
  • Create promotional materials for online and print ads and ACLU-branded merchandise.
  • Produce layouts and designs for website special features.
  • Create and produce other graphics as needed, including presentations, internal communications templates, text cards for videos, infographics, and more.
  • Assist with retouching documentary, portrait, and marketing photographs.
  • Work with vendors and consultants such as designers, copyeditors, and printers.
  • Assist with managing digital asset libraries.
  • Perform photo research from archives, publicly available image libraries, and stock agencies; recommend and purchase stock images as needed; track image rights usage.
  • Collaborate with staff across the ACLU on graphic design needs.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in graphic design and digital media; passion for graphic design, color management, and typography
  • Professional experience creating graphics for digital and print media.
  • Experience with publication design and layout for digital and print is desired.
  • Basic HTML experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Some experience with merchandise design or marketing collateral such as t-shirts, postcards, brochures, digital banners, and ads is preferred.
  • Understanding of trends and best practices for using graphics to communicate effectively via digital channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to deliver work product under deadlines, and commitment to high quality standards.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and a portfolio of representative work to: hrjobsCOMM@aclu.org. Reference [COMM-69/ACLU-W] in the subject line.