Monday, August 24, 2015

Poster Design Call! Due September 7

Great opportunity to have your work published! Resume line boost! 

Andrew Maniotes, a Professor of Graphic Design at Eastern Michigan University, has been contracted to write a graphic design survey book for China Architecture and Building Press. This publication is tentatively titled “Graphic Design Project Selections of American Colleges: Poster Design.” The focus will be on Midwestern student graphic design works featuring posters and is slated for a 2016 publication. Posters chosen will be featured visually with a project description, information about the work, and an author examination. 

Submission of form and materials constitutes agreement of reproduction rights on part of the applicant to be used in the book, promotions, internet, publication and future research extended to China Architecture and Building Press and Professor Maniotes. 
WHO: Any graphic design student who created a poster while attending a college in an
American Midwestern state (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). 

WHAT: Any poster or poster series that was produced between Jan. 2011 and Aug. 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

2 summer internship opportunities

KCPT      SUMMER!  Infographics / Interactive Media  requested applicants from Illustration and Graphic Design
               Contact  Carla McCabe

  • Collaborate with journalists and online content director to produce graphic elements that will enhance stories.
  • Conceptualize interactive or motion graphics for stories, design and build these elements for digital first news platform (HTML 5 animations, for example)
  • Estimate time to complete job and work within story publishing deadline
  • Keep up with and share knowledge about digital graphics design best practices and trends
Educational benefits:
  • Work with non-designers to build online content that is has a high degree of design integrity
  • Learn to create work that will be accessed across multiple platforms (mobile, desktop, etc.)
  • Creative problem solving to add visual, interactive components to standard journalism 
  • Explore potentially new tools and methods for accomplishing end product. 

Sosland Publishing

 Requested applicants from Graphic Design
    Internship description: This intern position is to work with the
    Promotions (Marketing) Department of Sosland Publishing. We
    create many magazines related to the food industry. This position
    would help in creating in house ads for multiple magazines,
    websites and creating eblast designs. Helping with creation of
    print and digital 2016 media kits for each publication meeting
    the standards for the individual publication.

    When is the internship available?
     -  Fall (early September to middle of December)
     - Summer (early June till early August)

    Is this a paid internship? Yes
    If Yes, what is the compensation? For Summer, $2,750. For Fall,

    Optimal schedule: 8-12 hours a week, spread over 2-3 days.
    Flexible with their academic schedule. We are open 8-5,

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Logo design and branding contest this spring

The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District (CID) is looking for logo and banner design (branding) that captures the flavor, history and new energy of the District from 46th St. to 75th St. along Troost Ave. and 63rd. St. from Rockhill east to Pener Plaza.

There is a $500 prize for the best design.

Deadline is April 17, 2015.
See photo for more info.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Buckminister Fuller Design Challange

Submit your innovative idea to solve humanity's most pressing challenge. Winner is awarded $100,000. Due March 31

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites citizens from all over the world—including artists, scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, planners and entrepreneurs—to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy. 
Winning the Fuller Challenge requires more than a stand-alone idea or innovation that focuses on one aspect of a system failure. BFI looks for holistic strategies that demonstrate a clear grasp of big-picture dynamics. If a proposal emphasizes a new design, material, process, service, tool or technology, it is essential that it be part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental and economic factors.
BFI seeks initiatives that tackle urgent needs at a range of scales: from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact, to local, community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Proposals at any stage of development will be reviewed; non-profit, for-profit and hybrid initiatives are all eligible. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Designer needed for spring project at UMKC

 Contact information: 
 Caleb Owen
 Bloch Executive Education @ UMKC
 5108 Cherry Street 
 BEH 417 
 Kansas City, MO 64110


Project Description:
We're working with a group of executives from a local corporation and they will be putting together a document that will look a lot like a magazine. We will convert their submissions to a digital magazine format, but we'd like to provide each team some time with a graphic designer to help with visual design, charts, layout, and display suggestions.
There are 4 teams to work with. Time commitment would be 2 hours meeting with the team, followed by 1 hour of offsite design work, totaling 3 hours for each team.
Compensation for the 12 hour project is $800-$1200 dependent on experience and skills.

To Apply:
If interested, please contact Caleb Owen at 816-235-2892 or
Please send examples of previous projects to
Desired dimensions: 8.5 x 11 magazine format
On-line application website or link: Contact