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New Class: TYPE 3

New Class Type 3

Are you looking for an opportunity to create unique work for your portfolio? Type 3 is advanced-level course that builds upon the foundations covered in Typography 1 & 2. We’ll be engaging in ways of thinking and ways of working and talking about what makes typography tick. Students will engage in exploratory workshops and typographic exercises to reinforce professional-level skills necessary for the working world. This course culminates in producing an in-depth project that utilizes conceptual thinking skills and a refined understanding of typography. This studio course is perfect for those who want to have fun with typography, are curious, and seeking to find their typographic voice.

ARTS370 (46008)
Instructor: Amy Fortunato
TH 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM

The Internship Program at Company Ventures, now in its 7th year, is currently recruiting interns exclusively from CUNY schools for their Summer 2021 cohort. This paid internship program, which includes professional development, networking and mentoring, has been conducted remotely since Summer 2020, and will be remote again this year. Company Ventures, home to Grand Central Tech and the Urban Tech Hub, is a technology and innovation community in the heart of midtown. Over 170 top-tier startups are part of their community. Interested undergraduate students should be poised for success in a fast-paced startup, working on small teams where demands can change daily. Interns are hired full-time for eight weeks to work in various disciplines:

Graphic Design
Software Engineering
Data Science and Analytics
UX/UI Design
Marketing and Social Media; and
Students are invited to attend an online information session about this paid, remote summer internship opportunity on March 12, from 1 to 2 pm ET, to learn more about the program. Students should RSVP for the session here:

Applications are due March 19th, and are now open at the following link:

Best regards,

CUNY Career Success Initiatives

Design Mentorship, Spring 2021

Hi friends! I’m hosting an online design mentorship from March 2021 to May 2021.
I will be selecting 2-3 designers to work with!

Mentorship Includes:
-Portfolio reviews
-Resume reviews
-Providing feedback on a project that you’re currently working on or would like to begin working on
-Advice from my experience working as a designer: Working in-house v. freelance, how to write a contract, project planning, etc.
– Around 2 meetings a month, 5-6 meetings total

People who come from these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!
– Minority status (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQ+)
– Those who identify with being economically disadvantaged
– Juniors/ Seniors, or recent grads/ people currently applying to jobs

PLEASE include “DESIGN MENTORSHIP” in your subject heading.
Email applications to
Application closes 12:00am midnight, March 1st.
Mentorship period is March 17, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

1) Full Name / preferred pronouns
2) Submit your resume/ portfolio
Please answer the following in 500 words or less:
1) Why are you interested in this mentorship?
2)How would you like to see your work and yourself develop over the course of this mentorship?
3) Do you have a project that you’d like to work on or are currently working on? Please elaborate.

Paid Summer 2021 Internship, Product Design

Applications Due January 25, 2021

Please include a link to your portfolio (with password if needed) and a cover letter answering the prompt below. Applications without a portfolio and cover letter will not be considered.

Tell us about a project that you are most proud of where you solved a user problem. What was the process like? How did you come to the decisions that you made? Use 250 words as a guide for length, but keep in mind the most important goal is to help us understand your approach. 

To Apply and Find Out More Visit

About Product Design Internships

Like our Product Designers, Product Design interns will get to work on projects that have a real, tangible impact on our readers, subscribers and internal teams like the newsroom. In these roles, interns will be embedded on a team of designers, editors, researchers, engineers, and/or product managers and contribute to the work of their assigned teams. You’ll have strong mentorship and support from our Product Design team over the course of 10 weeks, and you’ll come away with a better sense of the practice and craft of Product Design and how it functions in a real world setting.

In the past, we’ve had interns work on projects like:

  • Co-designing a new data-visualization dashboard that translates reader engagement with our homepage into insights for newsroom editors

  • Creating and testing a series of messages that show appreciation for our subscribers to reinforce the idea that The Times is worth paying for

  • Collaborating with a team of game makers, engineers and data analysts to design and test a functional game prototype

  • Designing the dark mode experience of a product


As a product design intern, you will:

  • Pair with a designer within their assigned team who will help you get oriented to our collaborative design process and guide you throughout your 10 weeks here.

  • Learn about the importance of doing research to understand our users so that we can identify opportunities to better meet their needs.

  • Help us do research by looking at our competitors, documenting your findings, and sharing your insights with the team.

  • Depending on the project phase, participate in qualitative research by attending user research sessions and contributing insights. With guidance, explore design solutions that respond to those insights.  

  • Have opportunities to present your work to small groups and give and receive feedback.

  • Learn about the importance of understanding business and technical constraints and how these factors might affect or change your designs.

  • Have a chance to iterate on your designs to incorporate feedback.

  • Learn about the process of implementing a design in code, and you’ll apply that knowledge by helping review the implemented experiences to ensure the quality of the design.

  • Learn about working with product managers to design strategically toward business goals.

  • Learn how to work creatively within established design and brand constraints.


About You

  • You are passionate about designing compelling user experiences.

  • You’re a rising junior, rising senior or a recent 2020 grad with bootcamp experience relevant to product design.

  • You’re familiar with the UX design process. You know that user research informs solutions.

  • You’re familiar with making interactive digital prototypes. It doesn’t matter if it’s desktop/mobile/apps, but preferably high fidelity (it’s a close simulation to what a user would interact with).

  • You demonstrate strong visual design skills; you know the basics of how to use typography, layout and color in order to communicate clearly and concisely.

  • You can explain the rationale behind your designs.

  • You’re a curious person — you continually seek out additional knowledge and viewpoints.

  • You’re a great communicator — both verbal and written.

  • You have an enthusiasm for The New York Times and its products/experiences.


Deadline: January 25th, 2021

Application and Cover Letter Prompt

Please include a link to your portfolio (with password if needed) and a cover letter answering the prompt below. Applications without a portfolio and cover letter will not be considered.

Tell us about a project that you are most proud of where you solved a user problem. What was the process like? How did you come to the decisions that you made? Use 250 words as a guide for length, but keep in mind the most important goal is to help us understand your approach.


About Our Summer Internships

  • Our internships are paid.

  • It is 10 weeks long, starting on or around June 1, 2021.

  • Interns work 35 hours per week.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

  • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism.

  • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together. to work on creative, cross-functional projects.

  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of news makers and industry leaders.

  • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking.

The 2021 SPD-U Student Competition is Now Open! Cash Prizes!!!!

Enter by Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET!

Check out our new Photography & Illustration categories!


Download the official CALL FOR ENTRIES with the complete rules and entry form HERE!

Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 5:00PM ET

SPD must receive all student entries, completed entry forms, and payment receipts by March 15th at 5:00PM ET.

Please upload your entries here:
Make sure to include your entry form and payment receipt with your submission.

SPD Student Members get their first 3 entries FREE! (Though student members can enter more than that…if you do, any additional entries will cost $10 each.) Please note: Even though they’re free, you must register your 3 free member entries HERE.

If you’re not a member but would like to join, you can purchase your SPD Student Membership and register for your 3 free member entries at the same time HERE.

Otherwise, each entry is $10.

You can pay your entry fees online HERE.
If you’re mailing in payment, please send the completed payment form, a copy of your entry form and cash or a check made payable to “The Society of Publication Designers”.

YOU MUST INCLUDE THE RECEIPT WITH YOUR ENTRY. If we cannot find proof of payment or a valid SPD Student Membership, your entries may be disqualified.

The first, second, and third place winners and runners-up in Design, Photography, and Illustration will be featured online at Second and third place winners will also receive a 20-minute portfolio review with a board member.

In addition to being featured online, first place winners will also receive the following:
DESIGN: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
PHOTOGRAPHY: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship
ILLUSTRATION: $1,200 + Summer 2021 Mentorship

Any questions? Email us at

Download the Call for Entries here!

Portfolio Review at FCB (Signup deadline extended)

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The FCB Health Network is hosting a portfolio Review on Thursday, 11/19.

This is a great way for students to network with creative professionals at our agency, show off their portfolio, and receive feedback before they potentially apply for roles within The Network.

You can sign up by clicking here!

Interested students must sign up by Friday, 11/13 to be considered. Due to limited open spots, not all students will be invited to join this Portfolio Review, but we will keep them in mind for future events we plan to do. When contacted, they’ll be assigned to either the morning session (10:30 AM-11:45 AM) or the afternoon session (2:30 PM-3:45 PM).

Becoming a Designer–Free Lecture

Please join representatives from The New York Times Campus Recruitment team and Product Design team as they share advice and answer questions about beginning a career in design.

September 30, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

To Register

What does the Product and Design Teams do?

The product and design team is responsible for imagining, building, and maintaining the core set of experiences through which our readers discover and consume our journalism across all platforms.

They are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining our iOS and Android applications, our website, our email newsletter templates, our multimedia experiences, and tools that help our readers save, follow and otherwise interact with our journalism across these platforms.

This event is part of a new virtual lecture series with COMD x NYT to learn more about there 2021 Summer Internship Program.

The NYTimes Summer Internship Program is a 10-week, paid program that takes place at our headquarters in New York City. Opportunities include our Technology, Advertising, Marketing, Product and Design, and Data teams.