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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.

Graphic Design Position – Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Graphic Designer/Multimedia Coordinator

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy as part of the External Affairs marketing team.

  • Designs brochures and flyers for promotion and handouts at events.
  • Creates invitations, signage and digital collateral for events.
  • Creates print, digital ads for SEM and traditional advertising campaigns.
  • Assists in the creation of print ads and posters
  • Designs and handles internal email memos and eNewsletter production and distribution.
  • Assists with the creation and development of infographics, multimedia, and other online content.
  • Designs, monitors and updates signage for digital screens throughout the hospital and off-site locations.
  • Regularly updates website carousel banners.
  • Assists in web content updating using internal and vendor CMS
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations
    Works with the Social Media Manager to assist in the management of the Maimonides YouTube channel.
  • Monitors bulletin boards and ensures that corridors and hallways are consistent with branding standards.
  • Willingness to train to develop basic photography and multimedia editing skills. (Training provided by MMC)

Minimum Education

  • Coursework, Certificate, A.S or B.S. degree in Graphic Design, Digital/Multimedia, Communications, Visual Communications, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of business experience or recent graduate with solid internship experience.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Strong design experience with superb attention to detail and quality control.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience or willingness to learn Final Cut Pro or similar multimedia editing software
  • Understanding of the interplay between traditional design, video content, web marketing and other marketing vehicles.
  • Team player who can build effective working relationships, is detail-oriented, and ready to roll up his/her sleeves
  • Ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative and drive, and the ability to translate and move plans into action.
  • Ability to deliver clear messaging in a focused, innovative and current manner.
  • Highly organized, with a strong ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment.
  • Photography, videography, and editing experience helpful, but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, prioritization, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Collaborative, strong communicator and listener with sensitivity to multiple styles and perspectives, who is able to build and foster strong relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Knowledge/understanding of the health or health-related industries will be helpful.
  • Some experience with HTML helpful, but not required.

Please send resumes and links to portfolio to rsohn@maimonidesmed.org and mention you were referred by Queens College and the TechClub.

QC Tech Incubator – Fridays Meet and Greet

The Fridays Meet and Greet will continue in the summer. This event will be held every Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the Tech Incubator. This event is jointly sponsored by the Computer Science Department, the ACM club, the Tech Incubator, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. It is an event to allow students from different disciplines to come and meet each other, share ideas, collaborate, start projects, and to make a difference!

We are adding the following to the event:
Every first Friday of the month, we will present a challenge to the students. You will have a week to form a team (2-4 people) to address the challenge. You will have a chance on the second Friday of the month to present your response to the challenge. The winning team will be supported by the Tech Incubator to further develop and implement their ideas.

To find out more about this event and the challenge for this month, please come to the Tech Incubator tonight at 5pm.

All are welcome. Please bring friends!

If you have any questions, you can contact Ying Zhou (ying.zhou@qc.cuny.edu), Adolfas Lapsys (adolfas.lapsys23@qmail.cuny.edu) or Zifang Huang (huangzifangok@gmail.com).

QC TechClub – Designers Needed!

The Queens College TechClub was created to provide students with real-world projects and experience. Most of the companies that students have the opportunity to work with are smaller businesses or start-ups. The majority of their current projects involve web development (i.e., creating layouts and various visual aspects of the website) and they are currently seeking at most two (2) designers to help in this process. However, as TechClub grows and obtains more projects the need of more members will arise. Designer students will work in collaboration with Queens College computer science students to create these projects from the ground up as a team for actual clients.

For more information you can view their website or contact Carlos Beltran at carlos@techclub.nyc.

UI/UX Design Position at Enchanted Diamonds

Enchanted Diamonds is a small, high-end online diamond jewelry retailer based in Midtown Manhattan. Our inventory is virtual, so almost none of our diamonds are actually located in New York City, and all of our jewelry is manufactured just-in-time in the Diamond District. This sort of business provides a unique set of design challenges because most of our customers make high value purchases based almost solely on information presented through our website, rather than through looking at items in person. We also provide a very high degree of customization of our products, and communicating those possibilities is another major challenge.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The UI/UX Designer’s job is to work closely with the sales and development teams to design an eCommerce user interface. The challenge boils down to balancing simplicity for the sake of user friendliness, with providing all the details of a complex and expensive product or service for the sake of transparency. The designer will work with core employees to identify the problem and decide on design direction. Then, he or she will work on mock-ups and prototypes with regular feedback (the employee in charge of the feature/project will check in a couple times a day), and will iterate until all stakeholders are satisfied. At that point, the development team implements the design, requesting alterations and revisions as they become necessary. Since the team is rather small, project management is very flexible and informal (“Agile” to use the buzzword).
Secondary, but still important, is the design and branding element of the job. We have a general direction for the brand’s aesthetic, and designer will need to be creative but still work within set parameters.
Another fact of working at a small but ambitious company is that each person fulfills many roles. Skills such as photography, copywriting, and illustration are appreciated and can be put to use.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
* Design mockups and prototypes for the website
* Design promotional emails
* Design marketing materials
* Assist in producing photographs and original content
* Perform miscellaneous/unforseen design tasks as they come up
REQUIREMENTS
* UI/UX design sensibilities
* Graphic design sensibilities
* Familiarity with common UI/UX design processes
* Familiarity with either Sketch or Adobe software
We do not have any set minimum experience requirements. We evaluate education, work experience, and portfolio work on a case-by-case basis.
BONUS SKILLS
* 3D or CAD
* Photography
* Illustration
* Writing
* Knowledge of social media
* Statistics and/or web analytics
* Web development
PERKS
* Flexible hours
* Free lunch every day
COMPENSATION
Pay starts at $10.50/hr and is negotiable based on experience.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Send portfolio, resume and anything interesting to Maksim Mikityanskiy (maksim@enchanteddiamond.com) with the subject line “UI/UX Design Position [QC]”

Bluecadet – Internships and Apprenticeship

Established in 2007, Bluecadet is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments. They collaborate with leading museums, cultural institutions, universities, and nonprofit organizations to educate, engage, and entertain.

Creative Tech Intern in NYC
http://www.bluecadet.com/careers/creative-technologies-intern-nyc/

Visual Design intern PHL or NYC
http://www.bluecadet.com/careers/summer-design-intern-phl/

Full-time Web Developer in PHL
http://www.bluecadet.com/careers/web-developer-phl/

Design Apprentice in PHL
http://www.bluecadet.com/careers/design-apprentice/

Tech Development Lab Class

For anyone with a product idea who wants to develop it further and get credit for it, please check out Douglas Rushkoff’s class next Fall. See the information below:

Tech Development Lab
MDST 381  – undergrad
MDST 769  – masters
Fall 2017 – Wednesdays, 2p-4:50p.

In this studio course, digital pioneer Douglas Rushkoff will help participants bring their own technology concepts from the idea stage to full proposals and prototypes. Each week, guest industry experts will help students explore precedents and influences, choose platforms, develop user scenarios, determine market fit, write wireframes, evaluate social, economic, and environmental impact, prepare and rehearse proposals, build prototypes, and then participate in a live pitch before a panel of funders and technologists. Up to three projects will be invited to participate as members of QC’s new Technology Incubator.

This course is open to the entire college community: all majors, undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. Class size is limited to 15. Participation in this course is by instructor permission only.

Email drushkoff@qc.cuny.edu with a paragraph about your idea or the need you want to address, and one paragraph about yourself. Teams are welcome. If you’re a developer or coder, you can register without your own idea, and partner with another student during the semester. 

Learn Type Design as an Upper-Level Elective in the Fall

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44392
Day & Time: Sundays from 1PM-5:30PM
Topic: Typeface Design
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

New Fall Elective Course: Data Visualization

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44395
Day & Time: Fridays 2PM-5:50PM
Topic: Data Visualization
Instructor: Danne Woo
The massive amounts of data that we produce is steadily rising year after year. This evergrowing sea of information needs to be understood. Since we are all naturally visual people, the best way to understand this data is to graphically interpret it as data visualizations. This class will focus on sourcing publicly available data sets, analyzing these data sets to understand the story in the numbers, and designing visualizations based on our findings. The first half of the semester will focus on printed infographics and the second will be entirely interactive interpretations of the data using HTML5.
Prerequisite: ARTS 191

The One Club Creative Boot Camp–JANUARY 17 – 20, 2017

Learn about the field of advertising and have fun while you work on creative briefs with mentors from top advertising agencies. It’s free, but you have to register as a participant.

https://www.oneclub.org/one-id/bootcamps/-newyork2017

The Creative Boot Camp was such a great success last year that our partnering agency, WUNDERMAN has invited us back!   In its eighth consecutive year, our award-winning Creative Boot Camp New York will offer participants one of the most authentic experiences in boot camp history by being immersed in a creative agency environment. Global Chief Creative Officer, Lincoln Bjorkman and President, Jamie Gallo, will welcome the participants with inspiring insights aimed to help them succeed in our industry.