Friday, September 30, 2011

summer apprenticeship at GOOD magazine

Do you want to work at GOOD?

This past summer a former KCAI grad, Alicia Rosas, worked at GOOD magazine as a design apprentice (a fancy name for internship). She applied in May and the internship ran June – August.

It was a very hands on experience in which she worked directly with developers and had full ownership over design responsibilities (incl. research, protoyping, wireframing, look/feel and brand specifications) in the creation of GOOD's mobile site.

Congrats to Alicia, because after the apprenticeship was over they offered her a full-time gig as UI designer and that's where she currently works.

Alicia says:
“if any KCAI students are interested in flying out to LA for a summer, I highly recommend it! The group I worked with was GOOD's first shot at the apprenticeship program, but they really liked it and seem to be on the look out to do it again in the future....
In case you were curious, everyone here really liked and responded to my degree project as well as the project we did for MX--so I'm really thankful for all the work we put into those semester long projects.”

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

K.C. Chalk and Walk web internship

The Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival, a not for profit, 501C3, is looking for an intern to help us with minor changes to our web site,

Changes would be as follows: updating of photographs, festival date change for 2012, uploading volunteer, sponsor, artist forms, and insert music (if possible).

This is a non-paid internship, however, a hefty letter of recommendation for the student’s portfolio will be one of the perks. (and the thought that he/she helped an organization whose mission is to give back to the community via free arts programs).

contact: Carlota (Lotti) M. Halpern, Executive Director/President


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Skylab Letterpress Intern

Skylab Letterpress is currently seeking an intern. See the website for contact information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Internship at Reactor

Do you want to work in a small, hands-on studio that has made its mark specializing in unique printed materials and production techniques?

Reactor design studio is looking for a fall intern. Contact Marty or Jamie for contact information. We are also happy to review your portfolio and help prepare you for the interview.

Monday, September 19, 2011

seeking designer for 2012 adoption calendar

Fuling Kids International is seeking a designer for their 2012 calendar. Fuling Kids International is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the Chongqing Fuling 1st Social Welfare Institute in Fuling, China. All members are parents who have adopted children from the orphanage

One of their yearly fundraisers is to produce a calendar with photos of all their children. Sales of the calendar support programs such as foster care, an infant nurture program and equipment for the special needs kids.

small stipend available

Requirements: great communication with our liaison and hitting the deadline (we shoot to get the calendar to the printer around the first week of November).

past copies of the calendar are available to give the designer an idea of past efforts.

contact: Jenoys Usher, member of board of directors, Fuling Kids International

design volunteer opportunity with phoenix family housing

from tanesh goshon at phoenix: "Phoenix Family Housing empowers people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.

"We would like a student who has experience in Graphic Design working with InDesign to become a possible volunteer for our organization. Here at Phoenix Family Housing we pride ourselves on treating our volunteers as staff members and having them work as a integral part of the team to help accomplish the mission.

"This would be a virtual opportunity and the volunteer would only need to meet with staff members once a month to design our monthly newsletter, help design marketing material and other duties as assigned. This is an unpaid position, however we will greatly appreciate the time and effort that will be put into this project."

To learn more about Phoenix Family Housing please visit
contact: tanesha goshon,|

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is hiring a full-time graphic designer

Recent Grads:

Using existing and emerging Museum identity and branding philosophy, strategize, design and manage the production of Museum and exhibition-related communications in three areas: traditional media, digital media and the visitor experience.

Friday, September 9, 2011

KCAI Pro Practice Lecture Series

KCAI Career Services offers a series of Professional Practice Lectures. If there is a topic you are interested in, you are encouraged to attend. Several of the lectures are highly applicable to designers: working with a bank, copyright laws, financial issues and taxes, pr basics, interview etiquette, grant writing, preparing for graduate school… The more you know.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

work for design army!

Design Army is looking for a Senior designer or designer. A former alum, Molly Hawthorne, currently works there. This is a small firm that does a lot of cultural and pro bono projects and is well recognized and awarded by the design community. Last year one of their principles was a juror for A6.