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AIGA Communications Design Fellow

The New York Chapter of the AIGA is seeking a recent graduate from an area graphic design, communications or marketing program to work with us as a Communications Design Fellow. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, creative, and highly social individual who can work as both a social-media editor and part graphic designer and content-creator. The Fellowship is a 6 month, part-time, compensated position beginning in January 2019.

Submission due by end of day, January 11.

For more information and instructions on how to apply 


ARTS 370 Classes – Spring 2019

Brand Identity and Systems Design

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT
Class Number: 56769
Day & Time: Wednesday W 1:40 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Andrew DeRosa
Prerequisite: ARTS-241 & ARTS-242

In this course students will create visual systems composed of a variety of design artifacts for representing the core values of an organization and help it engage with their audience.


Physical Computing

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 16254
Day & Time: Wednesday 1:40PM – 5:30PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

No prerequisite required.



Shoot. Edit. Post.

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Shoot.Edit.Post
Class Number: 16258
Day & Time: Monday 8:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Kathryn Weinstein
Prerequisite: none

This class will introduce the use of iPhone as a tool to shoot, edit and post photos/videos. Through lectures, exercises and assignments, students will work with a variety of free and low-cost camera and editing apps, hone skills in visual storytelling, and explore strategies to maximize the potential of social media to engage audiences.



Typeface Design

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 16257

Day & Time: Sundays 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

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.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.


Animation 2/3

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 43613
Day & Time: Fridays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students are required to have taken ARTS 193: Introduction to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course, however, if you have questions about your skill level please feel free to contact Professor Grella at

Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.



Daniel Zender featured in Communication Arts!

Daniel Zender  (Design Foundations and Illustration 2)
Conforming to his own artistic vision, this Brooklyn-based illustrator is mastering uncanny beauty.

Last October, Daniel Zender did something you have probably never done: he went to Easter Island on a whim. In truth, the word whim doesn’t really capture the passionate curiosity that led to Zender’s adventure. The illustrator, 31, has an affinity for mysterious phenomena and traditional art that goes back to his childhood. “I was an X-Files kid,” he recalls. “I was into aliens and Area 51 and just weird stuff.” From early on, he was fascinated by Easter Island, “a place that took a long time to understand and still is not fully understood.” His interest had been dormant until he recently happened on a book about the Chilean island at a stoop sale near his Brooklyn home, and started wondering how he could actually get there.

Read more

Thinking About Graduate School?

SVA is hosting Graduate Admissions Preview Night

Preview Nights give prospective graduate students an overview of graduate programs offered as well as tips about the application process. Come meet with Graduate Admissions staff and discuss your interests. You need to register to attend.






4A’s Multicultural Advertising Summer Internship Program–Deadline Oct. 27, 2018

The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) connects aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies. MAIP fellows engage in a 22-week nation-wide fellowship that’s both virtual and in-agency: fellows focus on training and development specific to the advertising industry. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance and sustain the health and wellness of our industry. The deadline to apply is October 27, 2018. Apply here:

Aaron Krach at NY Art Book Fair!

Say Hi to Professor Aaron Krach at the NY Art Book Fair
His table  is B23 “Aaron Krach” in The Dome (the big round circular structure in the front yard.
He will have three new books since last year, and an assortment of favorites.

Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 21-23, 2018
Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm

Free entrance


Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed)

Friday, September  21, 1-7pm

Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm

Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Learn User Experience Design

Kingsborough Community College is offering a new tuition-FREE User Experience course.

In the 15-week evening program, you’ll learn from current industry experts via hands-on projects which will focus on important design thinking processes such as:

  • Introductory user experience design & wireframing 
  • Human centered design
  • Visual design
  • Project management
  • Work on a real client project
  • Capstone portfolio development

Learn more about this course here.

Ogilvy Immersion Day

Ogilvy Immersion Day

Tuesday, October 2nd, RSVP required

Learn what it’s like to work at Ogilvy.

Immersion Day is a half-day event designed to give college students an insider’s look into life at an experience design agency. Students have the opportunity to connect with Ogilvy professionals and network with their peers.

Ogilvy hosts Immersion Day at our Denver and New York office locations every six months, coinciding with spring and fall college graduations. Our team spends half a day with these students, beginning with a tour of our space that leads into a panel discussion. Select Ogilvy employees representing research, design, writing, and creative technology share their personal and professional experiences to provide guidance and answer any questions from these students who are about to begin careers of their own. The remainder of the time is filled with first-hand, informative activities, including shadow hours, portfolio and resume reviews, Workshop 101s, and helpful job interview tips and tricks.

The concept of Immersion Day was born from a plight that designers at Ogilvy had experienced firsthand: it’s difficult to find the job you want without knowing anyone in the industry. Additionally, over the past two years, Ogilvy received frequent requests from Denver design students for studio tours and job shadowing opportunities. There had not been a formal structure or cadence for hosting these students, so we decided to organize and operationalize a process where students could visit Ogilvy, get immersed in our culture and the work we do, check out our space, and receive advice on how to start in the industry.

Learn more and RSVP here:

Freelance designers wanted

>At Empower Games, we’re looking to revolutionize high school and college education through the power of memorable and engrossing gaming experiences. We are a growing studio working with content experts and skilled designers to ensure positive learning outcomes.
>We are currently working on an educational molecular biology game built with Unity that features a unique environment and rather novel game mechanics. The game will be funded through SBIR grants and we are collaborating with Queens College  to research its effects on student outcomes.
>We are seeking a concept artist to illustrate some game mechanics and draw some molecular biology backdrops we intend to have in the demo. Payment would be between $80-$200 per piece. 
>To apply, send resume and cover letter to