seven seniors in visual advocacy class are participating in the "design ignites change" initiative sponsored by worldstudio and adobe youth voices. they are mentoring students from paseo academy in the making of billboards about tolerance, which is super-cool right? here's the fastcompany article. go team!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Posted by thenewprogramme at 9:17 PM
There are still a few spots open on this year's AIGA student group round table discussion. The discussion will be scheduled for the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating or need further information, just email me. Currently the junior class is well represented, with only a few sophomores and no seniors.
The mission of the event is as follows: This year we are asking AIGA student groups to conduct roundtable discussions to help AIGA design a future path for the organization. Your voices will be heard at AIGA’s yearly all-chapter leadership meeting held in June.
Posted by jamie at 3:52 PM
And now for a visit to the coolest place in the nation: (objectivity is not necessary in an editorial) Aesthetic Apparatus. These guys are on my list of the most talented and clever people on earth. The atmosphere was so comfortable and unpretentious; this is the type of environment where you could walk in with bed head and no one would like you any less.
The mantra of Aesthetic Apparatus creators Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, is simple: Do what you love. Don't do it for the money. Part of their marketing scheme is to stay up late, listening to music and drinking beer, while printing limited-addition screen prints for bands. This company of three has such a high national and international following, the posters usually sell. A moose costume is memorialized in the printing room. At a print convention, one of their friend's danced infront of the Aesthetic Apparatus booth while wearing this costume.
Our last adventure occurred at the letterpress shop, Studio on Fire.Founder, Ben Levitz demonstrated the original process with hand set type (above), as well as the slightly more recent process of creating plates from exposing film separations (below).
Levitz also talked about the tactile quality that embodies letterpress design and how quality should be a consideration when chosing a printer, rather than cost alone.
I happened upon this label taped to one of the presses. (Cookie fortunes are always powerful indicators of success.)
Feel free to comment on your experience of the Minneapolis trip:
What were your favorite tours? How did the crit go? Do you want to end up in this city? Did you also agree that the boys at Aesthetic Apparatus were gods?
Posted by tammyshell at 2:15 PM
North Carolina State University design/computer science departments are looking for participants in the designtech summer research program. i had the opportunity to intern last summer and it's a really amazing opportunity, particularly for anyone interested in web development, data visualization, and information architecture. undergraduate research is a great asset if you're considering applying for graduate school.
application deadline: April 15
projects spanning artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, and visual design. Projects include cinematic camera control for interactive narratives and games; automated tours through virtual, visualized environments; agent-based visualizations of streaming data such as RSS feeds and sensor telemetries; and PDA-based navigation tools.
participants are paid $600 per each 40 hour work week of involvement for a period of about 9 weeks. This brings the total pay to $5400. Dormitory Living accomodations are provided. Travel expenses up to $350 will also be covered.
Posted by Adam Tramposh at 10:48 AM
Monday, March 30, 2009
Resume do's and don'ts (via Filter Talent)
- Tailor your résumé for a specific job, if possible. Focus on the genre of work you are pursuing and show how your prior experiences are fitting.
- Include the full month and year for dates of employment, not just the year. Explain employment gaps using professional language.
- List jobs in chronological order beginning with the most recent.
- Limit your résumé to 1-2 pages. Aim for 1 page unless you are senior in your position.
- Keep an updated PDF version of your resume accessible for download.
- Include awards and recognition you’ve received for your work.
- Don’t exaggerate your contributions, length of tenure, or skills.
- Don’t refer to yourself in the first person (“I”). Stick to short, powerful phrases about what you have accomplished as if a professional was writing about you on your behalf.
- Don’t include a photo of yourself or personal family information.
- Don’t include your high school under education unless you are new to the workforce or do not have college education to list.
The letter should include:
(1) briefly introduce yourself (e.g. a graphic design student from KCAI, graduating in 2010, inquiring about summer internship opportunities)
(2) explain the reason you're contacting them specifically (e.g. an internship at "X" design firm is what I'm interested because of such and such, my skills are an asset to you because of such and such)
(3) informing of your availability to interview, gratitude for consideration, etc.
(4) include your contact information
(5) lead them to the other components and reference your design work/work experience found there (e.g. links/pdf or additional pages of resume and portfolio)
If applying via email, the cover letter goes in the body of the email. If applying by mail, the cover letter and resume should be on the same designed letterhead.
Posted by jamie at 4:11 PM
Friday, March 27, 2009
Interested in interactive, online marketing & web design? VML is interested in hiring 2 of KCAI's graphic design department students as summer interns (paid). Submit your resume and digital samples of work by Friday 4/3 to Robb Smigielski, Associate Creative Director at VML (email@example.com).
Posted by jamie at 7:43 AM
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Posted by Kidwell at 63-11 at 6:52 PM
"AIGA has defined six major trends, and the challenges they pose for the profession. They define design’s role in a much broader, strategic context than its roots: the making of things and beautiful things. Although that remains an important contribution, they will be a manifestation of a solution that may involve many different forms, including intangibles such as strategy and experiences. Among designers and educators, there has been an enthusiastic response to taking on these trends, although there is also anxiety about whether designers are adequately prepared to take on the broader context of the roles these trends imply for them."So, what do you think? Are you prepared, cautious, enthusiastic to take on this broader definition of design?
Click here to read the trends
Posted by jamie at 12:17 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2009
From "Good" a very graphic and informative
(aka infographics) animation by a fellow Missourian.
Posted by terri nemer at 10:46 AM
Friday, March 20, 2009
To demystify the transition between school and work, the author's of this site share their failures, successes, and surprises during their years in college and progression into the field. This book is soon to be found in stores, and until then you can read a collection of the essays online.
Posted by jamie at 1:33 PM
Wondering what to do on a Friday afternoon when you're not in studio but still in need of a design fix?
Today is an All-Brooklyn edition of live Layer Tennis. Armin Vit takes on Sam Potts with Ben Greenman of The New Yorker and lots of other places providing the layer-by-layer comments.
Here is Ben's Match Preview: http://layertennis.com/090320/
And here is the Official Coin Toss: http://coudal.com
The match starts at 2pm.
Posted by jamie at 12:21 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
kcai has had several students in this position in the past years, and i believe you would be working with a kcai grad in this dept.
Position: Graphic Artist Intern
Hiring manager: Dana Christian
Department: Art Production
Shift: Temp.- Summer
Recruiter: L.Zerbe ( lzerbe at gearforsports.com )
This is a paid internship for students in graphic design. The ideal candidate will be a current student in a Graphic Design program, preferably at the junior level and will have arrangements to live in KC for the summer. Experience with Macintosh systems and Adobe Illustrator CS is preferred.
This is a learning & task oriented position that will include a variety of special projects. The goal is to develop the skills needed to accurately execute custom screen print art. This internship allows the student to work along side full time graphic artists and perform similar duties. Tasks will be assigned by a Senior Artist or Manager.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:20 AM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
a while back i made a little image about what animals we call "food" and what animals we call "friends" and it was accepted into a great book of activist clip art called "reproduce and revolt" (available on my reserve shelf in the library). a site called "brooklyn street art" interviewed josh macphee, the author, and the article features that piece, alongside several other artists/designers including mister shepard fairey. woohoo!
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:44 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
outreach international is a local organization whose purpose is to help men and women in poor communities overcome the effects of poverty and create new futures for themselves and their communities. sounds great, no? well, they are looking for a summer intern to create micro-sites and campaigns for the website. contact marsha below for more info:
129 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-833-0883, Ext. 311 Toll-free: 888-833-1235
Posted by thenewprogramme at 8:47 AM
Thursday, March 5, 2009
aiga fh3 Conference, Chicago
Check out where your faculty will be over the weekend.
Jamie Gray and Michael Eppelheimer were selected to participate at the AIGA Educators Conference in Chicago. Their presentation is about Technology and Blogging.
Posted by terri nemer at 7:05 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The 2009 Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism are now open for entries until June 1st. The main award is $10,000 with a student award of $1000.
The Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism seek to increase the understanding and appreciation of design, both within the profession and throughout American life. A program of AIGA, these annual awards have been founded by Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel of the Winterhouse Institute to recognize excellence in writing about design and encourage the development of young voices in design writing, commentary and criticism.
Posted by jamie at 10:30 AM
Monday, March 2, 2009
Posted by Kidwell at 63-11 at 10:48 AM