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.

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3-month creative residency with 72andSunny–Apply by Nov. 30

2019 is almost here and so is the next session for 72U!

72andSunny would like  to invite graduates and recent graduates to apply to our coveted creative residency program – 72U.

72U is a three-month creative residency within 72andSunny that explores the intersection of art, technology and culture.  Throughout the residency, they will collaborate with a diverse team of creative risk takers who will ideate, create and make something really amazing that has an impact on culture.   We are looking for the very best talent and would like your help in spreading the word.

The Session will run from February 11th – May 3rd, 2019 ,  Apply for the Los Angeles Winter 2019 72U residency at www.72u.org  Deadline to apply is November 30th. #art #losangeles

72U Winter Creative Residency

“Design Your Learning” Workshop

The Tech Incubator will be hosting an open house for the “Design Your Learning” class on Oct. 22, during free hour. See detailed information below. The class is very interactive and hands on. At the open house, you will get a taste of some of the concepts and tools you will learn in this class.

Topic: Design Your Learning Open House

Date: Oct. 22
Time: 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Kissena Hall 1, Room 06
Address: 64-19 Kissena Blvd, Flushing NY 11367

Please rsvp via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/EIfhuqWhXPnaL8jC2?

Design Your Learning” is based on a ” Designing Your Life ” class offered at the Stanford University taught by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett.

This class is open to all students and to the general public, offered by the Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC).

This class will focus on:

  • Foundational or core skills, including confidence building, communication, learning how to learn, learning to use a set of tools for reframing questions, generating ideas, prototyping experience, decision making and taking actions
  • General career readiness, including a set of tools for job search and networking


We will introduce a specific set of tools to you that will enable you to

  • Think about your learning view, your work view and your life view
    Find a balance along four dimensions: Work (Study), Love (Social, Relationship), Play and Health? apply learning to all four dimensions
    Come up with alternative plans for your future
    Prototype conversations and experiences for your plan
    Learn to reframe questions, make choices, make decisions, take actions and tell stories

Jiacheng Guo (aka Rex) selected to present at AIGA NY Warm-up on 10/25/2018

Jiacheng (Rex) Guo (class of 2018) has been selected to present at AIGA NY Warm-up on Oct. 25, 2018!!!!

His presentation will be followed by Jon Contino’s talk – Brand by Hand

Thu, October 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
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Parsons, The New School
63 5th Avenue
Tishman Auditorium Rm U100
New York, NY 10003
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To find out more and reserve a ticket visit

National Portfolio Day

Thinking about graduate school?
National Portfolio Day Sunday, Oct. 28
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

The New School – University Center
63 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Representatives from the following schools will be reviewing portfolios and talking to prospective students about their graduate programs. Find out More and Register to attend

Alfred University School of Art and Design
Art Center College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
George Mason University School of Art
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Moore College of Art & Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Purchase College SUNY: School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Suffolk University- Art & Design
Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art Temple University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts
University of the Arts London
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis

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.






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 

Update: Winter Advertising Internship, 2019

Intern stipends have been increased to $1,500!

We have obtained funding to provide 5 internships in creative departments of advertising agencies during winter session 2019. These internships run from January 4- January 25 (M-F, Fridays are half days that meet in the morning at The One Club) and come with a paid stipend and the option of academic credit as a graphic design elective. This program is a partnership with The One Club

To find out more, come to the Information Session on Monday, October 1, 2018 or Wednesday, October 10, 2018 during free hour (12:10-1 pm) in Klapper Hall 107. We will discuss the program and application process. Yes, seniors graduating in Dec. 2017 are eligible to apply.

To apply to the internship, please send an email to Professor Weinstein (Kathryn.Weinstein@qc.cuny.edu) with Internship in the subject line

  • a cover letter addressed to Mr. Epstein expressing your interest in the internship–check for typos.
  • a resume–check for typos.
  • and a link to your online portfolio with 5-9 examples of your best work. The link needs to be on your resume and on your cover letter. Triple check your work to make sure there are no typos in your projects.


A link to information about resumes and cover letters from MICA

Funding for this program comes from
CUNY Workforce Development Initiative and Queens College Center for Career Engagement and Internships