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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.

Illustration Full-Time Job at The Dodo

As a Snapchat Illustrator for The Dodo, you’ll join the largest dedicated animal brand on social media. You’ll collaborate closely with the rest of the creative team to create visually distinct and memorable illustrations that showcase animals at their best and most dynamic on Snapchat.
Your key responsibilities will be to build a collection of custom-designed illustrations and features that enhance The Dodo’s Snapchat experience. Toward that end, you’ll illustrate assets based on daily pitches, and brainstorm and conceptualize the visual language with the creative team to complement written and video content.
As our ideal candidate, you’re a team player with over 3 years of experience working under creative leadership, and you know how to apply visual notes quickly to your work. You are proficient in all industry-standard design applications (Adobe CC: PS, AI, ID) on a Mac platform, and have vector graphic mastery. You possess extraordinary attention to detail and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, and have strong communication and organizational skills. You can manage, prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously — and have fun while doing it! To summarize, you are highly collaborative, a hands­-on visual expert, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment.

 

Job posting: https://jobs.lever.co/thedodo.com/b8a7d839-0130-4f24-848f-a4b92e483576

New Spring Elective Course: ARTS 314 Web Design 2

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This is an advanced website design and development class focusing on front-end development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript). The main focus for this class will be using JavaScript to create websites that include motion, interaction and data retrieval using publicly available APIs (Application Programming Interface) like live weather data, Facebook data, etc. We will also be covering a handful of JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, p5js, D3js and Bootstrap. The class will be discussing how to create interactive websites for both desktop platforms, mobile and tablet. This class could collaborate with the App Design class to build out the designed Apps.

Prerequisites: ARTS 214 – Web Design 1

Instructor: Danne Woo

Day/Time: Thursday, 2:00PM – 5:50PM

Class Website: webtwo.dannewoo.com