Thursday, July 3, 2014

Request for Qualifications for Graphic Design Services

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ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council

Deadline for responses: 5:00PM, July 7, 2014

For ArtsKC fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2014 and running through June 30, 2015, ArtsKC is seeking services from a design firm or freelance graphic design artist to assist ArtsKC by providing graphic design solutions and creating materials and digital renderings to be used for ArtsKC’s most high profile print materials, digital tactics, and templates for staff use for ongoing communications. Specifically, these pieces are likely to include, but may not be limited to:
  i.      Materials for our Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon (electronic Save the Date, printed invitation, and program)
ii.      Materials for the Annual Inspiration Breakfast – a fundraiser for the general operations of the agency (electronic Save the Date, printed invitation, and program)
iii.      Annual ArtsKC Fund brochure and support materials
iv.      Templates for our direct mail newsletters
The specific pieces contracted as part of the agreement will be negotiated based on hourly rate, evolving agency needs, and available resources.
ArtsKC seeks a firm or individual available to provide such services for a 12 month period. Interested parties should submit a statement of qualifications to provide such services using the following guidelines and instructions.
  1. Submission Requirements:
Statement of Qualifications should provide a straightforward, complete, and concise description of the firm’s capabilities and qualifications to provide graphic design services to ArtsKC. Please prepare three copies of your statement and work samples. Each copy should be bound in a single volume and include any documentation you may wish to submit.

i.      Contact information
On a single cover sheet, please provide:
  1. The lead firm or individual’s name
  2. Contact person’s name
  3. The year the firm or practice was established
  4. The type of work, specialty, and size of firm
ii.      Please respond to all of the questions as presented herein. ArtsKC prefers that all services not completed by staff members to be completed by a single firm or freelance graphic design artist for the entirety of the contracted period.
Interested firms or individuals are invited to submit a statement of qualifications that contain the following information:
  1. Brief history of graphic design services provided to nonprofits, arts organizations or artists, or other similar industries
  2. Description of the firm’s organizational structure, including work history, resume, or summary of specific qualifications of all staff who would work directly with ArtsKC
  3. Samples of up to five projects that you have completed and two potential client references. Please include a description of the nature of the work, the size and complexity of the project, and the amount and agreed fee arrangements.
  4. Any other information you believe would make the firm’s work on behalf of ArtsKC superior to that of other firms or individuals or any information about specific skills you hold which would be of benefit to our relationship.
iii.      Fees
  1. Whether you would be willing to agree to a fee cap.
  2. The normal hourly rate of each staff member whose resume or other qualifications you have included or whose job category may be required.
  3. ArtsKC will work with printers and other vendors to conduct the bidding process for services required.
  4. Any other foreseen fees or charges.
  5. Projected hours needed for one or more listed projects
Statement of Qualifications must be received by 5:00PM, July 7th, 2014.
Deliver or mail materials to:
ArtsKC
Attn: Sara Vogt
106 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO  64108

Saturday, June 14, 2014

National non-profit hosts card design competition

FYI– The non-profit group, National Eating Disorders Association, is hosting a card design competition for their e-card service. Full info below and here: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/birthday



NEDA’s Birthday Card Contest
Your design becomes our well wishes!
Contest Details:
Birthdays are special and we are giving you the opportunity to help the National Eating Disorders Association celebrate the birthdays of our wonderful supporters.  Here is the chance to have your creative artwork or photograph featured in NEDA electronic birthday greeting cards.  NEDA intends to send electronic birthday wishes to our supporters using the top five winning birthday card designs on a rotating basis.  Only individuals who have submitted their birthdates to NEDA will receive birthday wishes featuring one of the winning designs by email. In the future, our plan is to have the winning designs available for our supporters to purchase from the NEDA online store.  Spread the word to everyone you know and get involved in this exciting contest!
This contest is open to everyone.  Experience in arts or photography is not required.
  
Contest Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014  
Deadline for all entries: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (will probably be delayed)
How to Enter: 
Using the form below, submit your full name, contact information, and birthdate along with your unique birthday card design as an email attachment. The subject title in the email should say “NEDA’s Birthday Card Contest”.
Submission Requirements:
  • Image Size:   4 x 6 in (may be Portrait or Landscape)
  • Document File Format: .JPEG, or .PNG
  • The words “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Birthday to You” must be incorporated in your design.
  • Each submission will be judged for originality, creativity and appropriateness for use as a birthday and/or greeting card.   
  • Only 1 entry can be submitted per applicant.
For more information:
National Eating Disorders Association
165 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Helpline: 1.800.931.2237
Visit our NEW Interactive Teen Website: www.Proud2Bme.org

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Summer Internship at Indicia

























Role Overview
The Intern’s duties will encompass all aspects of web design and development including design, coding, and testing to routine maintenance and troubleshooting client websites. This is a paid opportunity.

Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled at the Junior or Senior level, in Computer Science, Digital Media or related degree
  • Experience with front-end languages (PHP, JavaScript)
  • Experience with CSS and HTML
  • Experience working with MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Strong WordPress experience
  • Experience with industry standards in web development and content accessibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to assist other team members in problem-solving
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and new technologies
EDIT: all of the above skills are not a requirement for this position, but represent an ideal situation. basic skills desired include knowledge of wordpress, html, and javascript. 

Contact Ryan Hembree at ryanh@indiciadesign.com for more information.

Friday, April 25, 2014

KC Public Schools looking for Summer Intern


Kansas City Public Schools seeks a summer intern to work in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing (PRM). PRM is responsible for advancing the mission and vision of KCPS by ensuring effective, timely and interactive communications with the students, families, staff and community interests of the district.

About Public Relations and Marketing at KCPS:
Come join the small but mighty team of PRM, comprised of a writer, designer and videographer, two of which are Alumni of KCAI. The intern will work with the team to conceptualize, design, and develop assigned projects. Interns will work closely with the Graphic Design Specialist who will oversee deliverables to ensure continuity of design and assist in learning outcomes. 

This is a for credit, unpaid internship, but you will gain real experience and insight on K-12 education in Kansas City Public Schools. Position is located at the Board of Education Building at 12th and McGee. iMac and Adobe Creative Suite will be provided for the duration of the internship. This is an opportunity to utilize your strategic, creative skills and to make an immediate contribution and impact to the lives of KCPS students and families.

Intern Deliverables:
  • Design an 8-page broadside that folds out to poster with the them: "Do you know what your 8th grader is learning in school?" with one design for every grade. They will go out to every family in KCPS
  • Assist in planning the annual Convocation that takes place in early August. This will involve designing an invitation, program, print/digital signage and more based on the theme.

Requirements:
  • Must be a student in the School of Design at KCAI
  • Basic knowledge in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Selected intern will work 20-40 hours per week during Summer 2014

Desired Skills and Characteristics:
  • Knowledge/understanding of the fundamental elements of design
  • Reliable and honest
  • Passionate about K-12 education
  • Takes constructive criticism well
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communicator

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will learn how to:
  • Manage a project, creation to completion
  • Apply principles of design to print and digital pieces
  • Manage deadlines and expectations for projects through regular and ongoing communication
  • Gain knowledge/experience in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and pre-press process

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Local Recording Artist Looking for Collaborator(s)




















Storm is a recording artist who looking to team up with one or more art students to work with. She is looking for a graphic designer, videographer and/or anyone who is interested in working with a recording artist to create music videos and graphic work such as flyers and cd covers. Below are links to her music.
 
STORM https://soundcloud.com/search?q=mcwhystorm 
 
 
About Storm 
Storm has gained a fierce reputation as one of the most lyrical and artistic MC’s in Missouri. In a male dominated industry Storm commands attention and respect each and every time she picks up the mic as her talents stretch far beyond gender barriers. Storm brings a Hip Hop and Soul flavor to NuWayv Order. She considers her music to be timeless. Storm notes that her musical influences range from KRS-One to Queen Latifah. Recently, she released her mix tape entitled Me, Myself, and My Microphone as an independent artist. Through her ability to C.A.M.P (Campaign, Advertise, Market and Promote) her own music, Storm has been able to capture the attention of both the underground and mainstream music market. 
Storm represents 1/5 of the Movement Nuwayv. She represents the Water element
For more information, contact Storm by phone 816-442-3646.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Full-time Graphic Design position at Murphy Hoffman Company


















Murphy Hoffman Company is a locally owned company based out of Leawood, Kansas and for nearly 40 years has served the heavy and medium duty trucking industry. They have over 3,000 employees throughout 90+ locations and are committed to doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ to support their customers and community. To ensure the best quality, they have an in-house ad agency and are looking to fill a graphic design position. This position would do anything from web-design, decals, billboards to flyers and postcards. Although the department is similar to an ad agency, it offers a larger variety/scope of projects and responsibilities.

The primary function of the Graphic Designer is to support the Marketing Department with graphic design services for advertising, promotional and e-marketing campaigns to support the sales organization and strategic priorities. This position will translate business needs into designs the capture the desired corporate identity, brand awareness and marketing image.

Position Responsibility
1. Branding & Advertising: Provide graphic design services for web and other media, including print, intranet, presentations, and marketing collateral materials.
2. Sales Support & Education: Develop and support marketing programs designed to enhance the sales process. This includes printed materials, sales tools, presentations and e-marketing campaigns.
3. Direct Marketing & Lead Generation: Support the creative direction and development of specific marketing campaigns to encourage customer interaction for MHC department and companies. This includes printed materials, e-marketing, landing pages, search engine campaigns and other social media outlets.
4. Website: Maintain and update content on company website and create landing pages to support marketing campaigns.
5. SharePoint: Provide support and help maintain the site pages for Marketing and other Departments.
Administrative: Assists Brand & Communication Manager/Director with regular department maintenance projects:
-file organization
-electronic file archives and back-ups
-purchasing coordination and vendor communication
-budget adherence
-project status reports

Qualifications
1. Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. One to three years of relevant work experience in Graphic Design preferred.
3. Proficient with computer skills with the following systems and software: Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft SharePoint; Macintosh/PC, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash; and HTML/DHTML.
4. Must have a strong commitment to customer service.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6. Must be a team player with a positive, can do attitude.

For more information and to apply, go to www.mhctruck.com/jobs (search: location-Leawood, KS corporate).
For questions, contact Natalie Batliner at natalie.batliner@mhctruck.com.


Paid Summer Internship









Engaged In Life Companies (Parkville, MO) is looking to hire a summer Marketing Intern.  They operate as a family of companies including:

eShipping: National provider of transportation management services and technology
Engaged Technologies: Technology company pioneering new strategies for freight management in mid-market companies nationwide
eShipping Exchange: Community of carriers and shippers where technology and transportation management is provided direct from carriers who know their customer’s freight and understand their business
Engaged In Life Youth Academy: A school that teaches 5th through 10th graders to become solutions to tomorrow’s problems through project-based learning, traditional core curriculum, and character classes

Job Description
They are seeking a creative individual with a passion for learning the many facets of a marketing department, including but not limited to design, digital, copywriting, corporate identity, branding, web development, and customer relationship management (CRM). The ideal candidate should possess copywriting skills, and will be ready to assist in various areas of the Marketing Department as needed. This position may include administrative duties preparing presentations for new business development and account management, assisting with website re-design projects, implementing automated marketing campaigns in CRM, event planning, and other project-based marketing efforts. The Marketing team is integral in the support of the Sales and Account Management teams, so the pace is fast and the ideal candidate should be able to learn and adapt quickly and be able to balance multiple projects at once.

Minimum Requirements
At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the following programs:
•Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
•Adobe Illustrator
•Adobe Photoshop

For more information, contact Jonelle Jones at jjones@eshipping.biz or go to www.engagedinlife.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Part-Time Paid Internship














American Friends Service Committee is seeking students to apply for the 2014-2015 Peace Internship program. Peace Interns work 8-10 hours a week (receiving $9.25/hour) from August 2014-June 2015 supporting the AFSC staff and volunteers with peace campaigns and engaging from after school and high school programs.

The Peace Intern Will:
-receive training in peacemaking and social change
-help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in the KC AFSC program activities
-recruit and involve high school and university-aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns
-support AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

Qualifications Include:
-experience in organizing projects, making presentation and working collaboratively with others
-knowledge of and commitment to peace and social justice
-ability to involve others in creative participatory education and social change activities 
-ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
-leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
-flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

Application deadline: June 15th
Click here to learn more and apply.



Monday, April 7, 2014

Commission for Book Cover Design










Arionne Williams is an author who is self-publishing a book and looking to hire a talented graphic designer who can capture the message and mood of the book, as well as the audience's attention with an eye-catching, alluring cover design (for both print and ebook). 

The book is called "Love Like I've Never Been Hurt: How to Heal from Heartbreak." It tell the story of the major heartbreak of the author's 20s, how she healed, and how her readers can do the same. Her target audience is single, Christian women ages 25-34 who are looking for love (with 18-24 year olds being the secondary audience). The book will look and feel sassy, smart and chic. The design should be feminine, but not prissy. 

The author is looking for someone immediately and will pay $350. Please contact Arionne directly at arionne@arispeaks.com and check out her website at www.arispeaks.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paid Internship Opportunity at Ferrellgas












Ferrellgas, located in Overland Park, is looking for summer interns in their Creative Department. The internship is paid, and the intern would be able to earn college credit. More information can be found here and applications (portfolio, resume, cover letter) are due April 30th.  Don't miss this great opportunity!

For more information, contact graphics@ferrellgas.com.

Monday, March 24, 2014

paid internship at kc community capital fund




the community capital fund of kansas city is a nonprofit economic development organization committed to creating opportunities in kansas city, missouri’s most distressed communities. they are looking for a part-time, paid summer intern to work out of their office at 19th and vine in the historic jazz district. 

some of the many projects they have in store for their intern are as follows: 
  • co-design materials such as brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, booklets, presentation decks, infographics, maps, e-mails, letterhead, annual reports, white papers, etc.; 
  • develop a multi-layered map for internal and public use with data and information relevant to our organization and our community stakeholders; 
  • support the production of a short informational video for the CCF’s crowdfunding partner page



to apply, send a resume and a pdf of work samples or a website link to amanda wilson: amanda [at] ccfkansascity[dot]org

User Experience Developer Internships at Garmin

Position Summary:
Learn to apply fundamental usability and user centered design principles to objectify and guide the design process, while also increasing development proficiency in a variety of common web technologies.  This position will work closely with designers, developers, copywriters and business stakeholders to define the best user experience.  The UX team is part of the company's Marketing Communications department and works in a creative environment, much like an in-house advertising agency.

Essential Functions
-Learn to produce UX deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, site maps and interactive prototypes
-Learn to apply user feedback to guide and enhance UX design concepts
-Learn to develop scalable, reusable, innovative front-end solutions for Garmin’s suite of Internet applications
-Learn to collaborate with project team members and business stakeholders, while supporting multiple simultaneous projects

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
-Completed coursework in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Human Factors, or a degree with an equivalent curriculum.
-Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
-Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual design, interaction design and front-end development proficiency
-Demonstrated proficiency designing in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Demonstrated experience developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications
-Proficient developing semantic markup and front-end code that is cross-browser compatible
-Demonstrated experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity
-Must possess good organization, creative and analytical skills
-Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and demonstrate the ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment
-Must be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Desirable Qualifications:
-Proficient using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools
-Experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks
-Experience with dynamic, template-driven or MVC applications (PHP, JavaScript, etc.)
-Experience developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format
-Familiarity with Expression Engine or similar content management systems

For more information, contact Anita Finn at anita.finn@garmin.com.

Paid Internship at Adknowledge/AdBistro






AdBistro is a business channel within Adknowledge which drives users to articles and videos through our content recommendation technology. This cost-effective solution allows advertisers to obtain additional visitors and page views, while our publisher solutions include display, video and search.

The design internship will offer opportunities to assist with the creative development of AdBistro marketing materials and products based off of the design needs of the channel. They are looking for a motivated, well-grounded Graphic Design/Web Design Intern to help build the look and feel of their products and refine the AdBistro brand. Primary duties may include:

-Collaboration: Brainstorming and idea generation with consideration of functional requirements, customer feedback and existing competing products.
-Design: Graphic design of print and digital materials including ads, presentations, landing pages and more, using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and/or others. Also maintaining the AdBistro site via WordPress.

Additional duties may include:
-Development (for those that are web development-oriented): Utilize HTML, CSS and/or Javascript to develop landing pages, sites and widgets. Act as an advocate for user experience and best practices, and monitor performance across multiple site designs.

CANDIDATE OVERVIEW
The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:
-Basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign
-Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Design or related area, or relevant experience

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:
-Eye for Design: Passion for creating slick looking marketing materials, while keeping user experience top of mind.
-Independent Decision Making: Ability to work comfortably on high-visibility projects with broadly-defined requirements.
-Time Management: Ability to work within tight deadlines, prioritize and multi-task effectively.
-Self-Starter: Ability and willingness to be proactive with ideas.

For more information, contact applicants@adknowlege.com or go to www.adknowledge.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SPIN! Summer Internship

























SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is looking for a part-time (25-30 hrs/wk) to work with their Marketing Department. The internship will run from May 15 through August 15 and is a paid position.

The team needs help with daily tasks such as printing, cutting and folding print jobs, making design edits, attendance at special events, file organization, research, running errands and possibly helping the administrative team with special projects. 

Skills:
-loves pizza :)
-attention to detail
-positive attitude 
-flexibility (night and weekend hours too)
-ability to travel (car/insurance)
-organizational skills

Experience:
-C5/6 Adobe programs (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator etc) required
-strong writing and communication
-social media
-design experience a plus

Education:
-marketing, design, journalism college coursework (1+ years)

Please email resume and samples to ellen@spinpizza.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Paid Internships at the Nelson-Atkins



Every year, the Nelson-Atkins invites current KCAI sophomores and juniors to apply for the Durwood internship program. There are 31 internships available in 10 departments, available for the summer, fall or spring semesters. Students may apply for as many positions as they want, but must fill out an application for each one.

Applications are due March 21st. The application process includes both an online form, and a form which must be printed out, signed by a faculty and turned into the AACS office by March 21st.

Apply and learn more at: 
http://www.nelson-atkins.org/welcome/JobIntern.cfm


Last Chance to Apply to Barkley's Mentorship Program! Applications due tonight!






This is a paid opportunity! The summer mentorship program runs from June 2 - August 8 and is a great experience with a very well known and respected design firm.

Don't pass this up!

Apply and learn more here:
http://www.barkleyus.com/mentorships

Summer Internship at the SPCA



















Great Plains SPCA is seeking a creative and qualified intern to assist in the design, development and production of creative projects. This intern will gain hands-on experience, expand their portfolio and professional network, all while working in a fast-paced and friendly environment to help needy animals! Working directly with the Chief of Communication, Manager of Creative Communications and Social Marketing Coordinator, this intern will design pieces to increase awareness and raise support for the organization. 

Qualifications:
-a Junior or Senior 
-well versed in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (HTML experience a plus)
-familiar with the procedures and processes to take design for print and web from concept to completion
-able to work within a strict style guide and have a full understanding of brand standards
-able to work quickly to meet tight deadlines, while keeping organized and maintaining a high standard of design quality
-excellent written and verbal communication skills
-able to take direction and work independently 

Job Duties
-design and produce marketing materials including flyers, advertisements, signage, documents and branded pieces
-provide support for promotions, campaigns, events, and community awareness with marketing materials
-create web graphics for the organization's website, social media and e-communications
-assist in coordinating production schedules as needed
-present concepts given certain specs or content

Send cover letters, resumes, and 5 work samples (with brief explanations of each piece) to mmontgomery@greatplainsspca.org

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

sullivan higdon sink summer internships



kansas city agency sullivan higdon sink (and home to kcai-ers micah barta and michael armstrong) is looking for summer interns, so you should apply soonly for that. it is indeed paid. micah confirmed it. they do good work for shatto milk, cessna aeroplanes, and hippie chow, among others.

the deadline is monday, march 10. here is a link to the form. do it.

Friday, February 7, 2014

IBM Design Camp

ibm is seeking applicants now for their next round of design camp, which is the starting point for full-time work with the company. sam mak (GD '13) is currently in design camp and speaks highly of the design-centric culture that is being created to transform ibm as a whole into a design-led culture.

sam is working in austin, texas and enjoying her experience a lot. she says the application process is pretty rigorous, but she is willing to share her experience of the process for anyone that is interested. if you'd like to apply or get more information from sam, email tgalloway [at] kcai [dot] edu for a personal connection with sam via email.