Internships

A few internship opportunities have come to our attention so we’re passing along the information.

  1. Lea Ann Stundins at UCR is looking for a creative intern. UCR is more in the corporate sector.  Attached is the link to the job description. It is a paid internship. See job description at: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/UCR/78617866-creative-intern-part-time-
  2. Brian Delaney is a the Design Director at Innovation First International, the parent company of VEX Robotics and HEXBUG consumer electronics. They have always had a robust internship program with regards to our engineering staff and are in the process of creating a similar program for the Graphic Design department.  The unique opportunity within our department is that students are exposed to the full range of projects within the Graphic Design profession. As the in-house design department we are responsible for all packaging, web, print and audio/visual content for all three companies and the parent company. They will have opening(s) for Fall semester at our Greenville, TX headquarters.
  3. Studiogood is also looking for a part-time intern, job description at: http://studiogood.com/careers.php

DSVC Meeting September 10th

We are School of the Month for DSVC!
DSVC invites TAMU-C VisCom students to attend the September 10th meeting for free! All you need to do is show your TAMU-C student ID. While there you can sign up to be a student member for only $50 for the year.
Who is speaking: Butler Looney of Turner Duckworth (San Francisco)  http://www.turnerduckworth.com/
Where: Angelika Film Center (Mockingbird Station)
When: September 10th, 6PM Reception, 7PM Meeting

A Washington University Exhibit Features Work by Virgil Scott

Central Washington University’s Department of Art is hosting an event featuring logo designs by six nationally recognized graphic designers, all of whom hail from Texas. Work by Texas designers Rolando Murillo, Tom Nynas, Brian Owens, Matt Stabb, Simon Walker and Viscom’s own Vigil Scott.

Part Time Internship Opportunity!

Color Box Design & Letterpress is looking for a part time intern for the semester or school year. This will be a true internship, not a lot of design, just helping with revisions on projects, ordering supplies for projects, hand work, possibly a little printing depending on your experience with letterpress.

You will work between 12-16 hours a week. They will work around your school schedule. This is a paid internship at $10.00 per hour. You will be paid as contract labor.

Please send an email to: rhonda@colorboxletterpress.com

Parking Regulations

Attention all students:

The parking passes purchased at the vending machine or in the student store will only work if you park in the garage AFTER 4:00 pm. However, you can get your parking stub validated by Myranda or the security guard on the first floor; this will allow you to pay $6 when you leave, if the stub is not validated you will have to pay $12.

HOW Magazine International Design Awards & Competition: Due September 15

HOW INT DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. Our international design competition is the only competition that prominently recognizes winners in its award-winning magazine – HOW Magazine. The Best of Show Winner and Outstanding Achievement winners are featured in an issue with an in-depth article that showcases the award-winning designs and designers alike. Winners span the globe and give readers of HOW magazine a taste of design innovation on an international design scale.

Student Single Entry—$50, Student Campaign/Series—$70 (three or more pieces from a single system)

For more information visit: HOW Magazine

Call For Entries: Communication Arts Typography Annual Due Sept. 05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our juried competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering. Any typographic project first published or produced from September 2013 through September 2014 is eligible. Chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, the selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.

Student Fees: $20 single print entry/$40 print series/$45 single video entry/$90 video series

For more information visit: http://www.commarts.com/competitions/typography

Front End Web Designer in Plano, TX 6 month contract to hire

This job will pay up to 60.00 per hour, is contract to hire in Plano, Texas

Our client is currently seeking a FRONT-END ENGINEER.
Top Required Skills for this Position:
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

Other Requirements:
Java/J2EE (preferred) SQL, REST/SOAP
Maven/Ant, Bamboo/Hudson
Angular, Backbone or Ember
Sass or Less

Base Requirements:
- expert understanding of core front-end web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
- an understanding of usability and basic human-centered design principles
- closely adheres to design specifications, wireframes and interactive prototypes
- ability to write highly performant, reusable, production-level code
- knowledgeable of web standards, accessibility, and current best practices in web application architecture
- experience in troubleshooting and resolving cross-browser compatibility issues
- strong grasp of object-oriented JavaScript
- proficient with multiple frameworks such as Backbone, Angular, Ember
- experience with CSS preprocessors such as Sass or Less
- experience with templating systems: Mustache, Handlebars, Jade
- familiar with Git and Subversion on the command line
- minimum 7 years’ experience in building web applications
- BS or MS in computer science, software engineering or a related field
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Willingness to collaborate with other team members including business team members

Technical:
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
Java/J2EE, SQL, REST/SOAP
Maven/Ant, Bamboo/Hudson
Angular, Backbone or Ember
Sass or Less

Describe the Daily job duties for this position:

- working as part of the digital platform team to develop improvements to the desktop, mobile and tablet versions
- working with the innovation team to build and pilot new features and enhancements
- creating and managing multiple concurrent A/B tests and gathering analytics for business stakeholders
- collaborating with interaction and visual designers to translate designs into production-grade code

Richard Bower
Technical Recruiter
12700 Park Central Drive
Suite 1450
Dallas, Texas 75251
(972) 661-1915 phone
(817) 988-7088 cell
(972) 661-1891 fax
rbower@judge.com
www.judge.com

Adobe Design Achievement Awards- Last Chance

This is the last week for submissions to the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for 2014.  You may submit up to 3 entries in each category with work from this year.
Recent graduates are still eligible to participate.

Assessment

Don’t panic and read the instructions carefully.

Tier One-all majors
You are currently in Art 365-Design 1

What to turn in:
EVERYTHING from Typography
EVERYTHING from Design One
Your coffee café pitch book from 310 Electronic Media
No projects from the Digital imaging course are to be included in this assessment.

plus
Tier One-design and art direction majors
Sutherland color comp
advanced type
-or-
Tier One-new media majors
finals from Interactive Vector and Maya
If other courses were taken. I.e. Advanced typography please turn in the final from that course.
-or-
Tier One-photo majors
Your final project from each course.

How to turn work in:
1)Your work should be presented in a portfolio as shown when I came in your Design 1 class. Please label the outside with your name, tier and major.

2)For projects that do not have a process binder, please place thumbnails and pencils(your process) in a manila envelope and tape to the back of each assignment. If work is not mounted, place process in an envelope and label with project name.

3)Fill out the assessment14.pdf form found on the blog, print out, highlight courses taken and fill in grades.
4)Your computer work should contained in a digital folder with your name as the title. That folder goes in the desktop folder titled Assessment on the instructors machine in room 311. There should be a piece of paper in you portfolio stating the name of the file and the class it is from. Make sure files open correctly on that machine.

Tier Two-all majors
You are in your second year.

What to turn in:
Turn in your TEN best pieces.
This work should be the backbone of the portfolio you are working towards.
A campaign for art direction or branding design count as one piece.
Please fill out the tier2.pdf form with the titles of your pieces in addition to the assessmentform14.pdf and place in your portfolio.

How to turn work in:
1)Your work should be presented in a portfolio(please do not use the brown paper type). Please label the outside with your name, tier and major.

2)Please place thumbnails and pencils(your process) in a manila envelope and tape to the back of each assignment. If work is not mounted, place process in an envelope and label with project name.

3)Fill out the assessment14.pdf form found on the blog, print out, highlight courses taken and fill in grades.
4)Your computer work should contained in a digital folder with your name as the title. That folder goes in the desktop folder titled Assessment on the instructors machine in room 311. There should be a piece of paper in you portfolio stating the name of the file and the class it is from. Make sure files open correctly on that machine.

Portfolios must be received by noon, Tuesday, May 26.
Forms will be posted on the VisCom blog.
Portfolios will be placed in room 311 under your current tier number.
NO EXCEPTIONS, please.

assessmentform14

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