Monday, January 30, 2012

Summer Internship @ Sullivan Higdon & Sink

Check out the letter and notepads on the wall by the bathrooms for more info!

Sullivan Higdon & Sink is searching for JUNIORS with a minimum of 90 credit hours  for their summer internship program.

Free parking
Casual dress

To apply:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Barkley is Hiring!

Great ideas in design can make a brand irreplaceable. We’re looking for an idea generator and problem solver who knows how to bring exceptional design to life.


  • Learn quickly and accurately the client’s business and creative needs
  • Brainstorm, develop, and execute a wide variety of communication pieces, including brochures, packaging, point of purchase, direct mail, identity, in-store, websites and more.
  • Work directly with writers, design leads, creative directors, and account management to complete work on time and in line with the creative brief
  • Create tight and accurate files for production.
Review work for accuracy by e-proof, physical proof, and at press checks

  • 3 or more years industry experience preferred
Exceptional type and layout skills

  • Superior understanding of color, typography, illustration, and photography trends
  • Familiarity with letterpress and capability to design for it

  • Great understanding of visual communication trends
  • Organized with a sharp attention to detail
Self-starter who manages time and tight deadlines with a great attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design management, account service, other designers, and clients about your work

  • Skilled knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge and InDesign is essential 

  • Must be qualified in Illustration
  • Print production knowledge and experience 
Ability to add conceptual thinking to a design
Interactive design experience would be preferred

  • Experience with branding & identity work would be preferred
  • Experience with point of purchase design work a plus

Please forward a resume, cover letter and work samples for consideration to  We will be in contact with you if your qualifications meet our needs.

ArtCorps Opportunity

ArtCorps is an organization that uses the arts to advance social change in developing countries by sending artists to Central America to support environmental, public health and human rights initiatives. 

ArtCorps is accepting applications for June 2012 placements in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. During the one- to two-year placements, artists use murals, theater, stories, puppetry and other creative facilitation techniques to educate and inspire people to participate actively in improving their communities. 

The application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information and to apply, visit

Heineken Contest

Heineken invites graphic design concepts for a limited edition bottle that will be produced in 2013 to mark the company’s 140th anniversary. 

Using design tools provided on Heinekens Facebook page, participants must connect their design concept with that of a complete stranger to create a joint entry as a virtual design duo. The design can incorporate illustration, photography, graphics or anything else, according to the company. “Through social connectivity, this opens up a dynamic arena of design possibilities, one of which will become the chosen future bottle in Heinekens collection of classics,” a company spokesperson said. 

The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges including Evan Orensten, co-founder and executive editor of Cool Hunting; Mark Dytham, co-founder of global creative network PechaKucha; and Mark van Iterson, global head of design at Heineken. The winners’ names will appear on the bottle. 

To get involved, visit The Twitter hashtag is #yourfuturebottle. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

hallmark summer internships

hallmark is hosting paid summer internships in various creative departments:

Sculptor/3D Modeling Artist – Keepsakes Studio
3D Product Designer – Commercialization and Retail Studios
Industrial Designer – Design Engineering Studio
Multimedia Designer-Video – Multimedia Studio 
Design Technician – Tech Design Studio
Font Designer/Lettering Artist – Lettering Studio 
Graphic Designer – Consumer Activation
Motion Photographer/Photographer – Union Hill Photography Studio
Bilingual Writer/Editor – Writing and Editorial Studios
Writer/Editor – Writing and Editorial Studios
Copywriter – Consumer Activation

positions are highly competitive, with students from across the country applying.

to learn more about the program, each position, the portfolio requirements, and to apply, please visit and click on “college students.”

application deadline is march 1.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Duct Tape Marketing Graphic Design Intern ($10-12/hr)

Duct Tape Marketing is a small businesses marketing firm that works with over 200,000 small businesses on a monthly basis. Over the next 12 months the team is dedicated to doubling Duct Tape Marketing, which will make for a very invigorating working environment.

Graphic Designer Job Purpose: 
Prepares visual content by designing art and copy layouts based on Duct Tape Marketing produced materials. This internship will give the intern valuable real-world experience in print and web design, as well as providing Duct Tape Marketing an internal resource to produce visual content.

Graphic Designer Job Duties: 
• Works closely with the Duct Tape Marketing team to display key concepts visually including whitepapers, worksheets, product descriptions, advertising, etc
• Manages graphic design projects from start to finish, including planning draft reviews and seeking out input from team members
• Research other marketing and/or small businesses with successful branding and visual content
• Prepares finished copies of work by communicating and working with outside vendors such as printing vendor Alpha Graphics
• Lead a weekly meeting with their manager set up to discuss ongoing projects and desired projects or skill development

Available to travel to the Duct Tape Marketing Headquarters (on the plaza) 15-20 hours a week, 2+ Years of School, Graphic Design Skills, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Creativity, Deadline-Oriented, Teamwork, Curiosity, Adobe Software skills, HTML is preferred, Marketing would be a plus.

Depending on skill and experience $10-12/hr as well as items produced that the intern can put into their portfolio.

At the end of the internship the supervisor can be used as a reference for future job search.

To be considered, please email your resume, along with three design samples to:
Jenna Jantsch, Marketing Manager

Duct Tape Marketing
4806 Belleview Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Graphic Design Position

Make-A-Wish Foundation® is looking for 1-2 Graphic Designer Committee Positions filled.

Summary: Provides graphic design service for logos, brochures, posters, letterhead/flyer materials, brand packages and/or other materials. All work can be performed virtually with extremely flexible work hours. Great opportunity for students interested in writing, journalism, or graphic design work.

Tiffany Kintchen
(913) 341-9474

Monday, January 9, 2012

Attention Alums: VML is hiring

VML (Kansas City office) is currently looking for an Art Director and Senior Art Director. See job postings here and let us know if you are interested in applying.

There are some awesome folks working over at VML (KCAI alum and former faculty). It would be a great experience.

Friday, January 6, 2012

dvd design contest

steve dorst is the director of the new documentary film "shattered sky",coming to festivals and PBS in 2012. he just launched a DVD Design Contest. The winning designer earns $3,000 and national exposure. There are also five $500 "first prizes." Designers can learn more about the film and the contest on SHATTERED SKY's Facebook page:

engraving / design position available in north k.c.

a recent animation grad sent this over in case anyone is looking. she mentioned that does does know the pay is under 30k, it's full-time, and it would be good for the production experience.
here is a listing they have on craigslist.
and here is their website.