paid commission // outdoor mural

An opportunity for mural work is in sight!

Contact: John Hoffman

Commission: Outdoor mural painting. The wall is 12’ x 36’.

Location: 5500 Troost st. Kansas City, MO

Budget: $2,000 + paint supplies

Interested students should email Tyler Galloway at tgalloway@kai.edu, who will connect you with Mr. Hoffman.

femtunes commission opportunity

FemTunes is in need of some work! Here are some words from Lyndsey Padget:

I'm looking for a design for a web site I'm currently building. It's called FemTunes, a blog for female (or female identifying) computer programmers who like badass tunes with a bit of interesting music trivia on the side. The site, along with social channels, will be launching later this fall. It is loosely inspired by one of my favorite internet radio stations, WeFunkRadio in Montreal.

I would love to feature one of your designs for FemTunes branded merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags, posters, etc. If you pitch me 3 designs featuring the name "FemTunes", I'll pick one and give you $75 up front, plus ongoing royalties for each item sold. I don't anticipate revisions to the chosen design unless there are printing issues (i.e. too much detail or font that is too small). Designs should be "casual office" appropriate; meaning no explicit language, sexual or violent imagery, etc. They can be funky, edgy, and cool... but not offensive.

More about FemTunes:
The playlists feature a variety of music, including rap, hip hop, funk, soul, international, country, rock, pop, and k-pop. If you have Spotify, you can access the the playlists to get a feel for the vibe. I try to curate playlists that are upbeat, funky, worldly, fun, positive, sassy, and BOSS.

More about credits & royalties:
Each item listed on the site will credit you as the artist and can link to your site, if desired. The designs themselves should not be signed. I plan on using TeeSpring to print and fulfill orders. TeeSpring's pricing model lets you set a sale price for each item. Each item has a base price, and the difference is the profit. I'll give you 15% of the total sale price of each item. For example: I'd like to start with a premium unisex t-shirt with a base price of $13.98 and a sale price of $29.99 (so the profit would be $16.01). 15% of the total sale price is $4.50. Because I'm just starting out with this, it's important to note that the sale price may vary in the future. People may not be willing to pay $30 for a t-shirt, so I'll bring that cost down. Other items might be super popular, so much so that I can raise the price. Supply and demand. :)

More about me:
I'm a female software engineer with 15 years in the tech industry. I'm a UMKC grad, born & raised in Kansas City. I love supporting the local arts here! Last fall I left my full-time software development job to pursue my entrepreneurial goals. FemTunes is one of them!

I hope you'll consider this and let me know if you're interested.

Lyndsey Padget
lyndseypadget@gmail.com
816-695-6506

paid freelance opportunity // A Better 1-on-1

from lyndsey padget, founder of a better 1-on-1:
I'm a female software engineer who has been working in the field for almost 15 years. I have been involved with "women in tech" type organizations for years, but I am forming a new non-profit called "A Better 1-on-1" because I am concerned that even groups aiming to help girls & women get into tech are not inclusive enough. I'm in the process of obtaining non-profit status, and also building the web site. I need a logo, but I also need some illustrations for the site. It's a pretty rough start (from a pre-built front-end template), but you can see what I've got so far here: http://abetter1on1.herokuapp.com/

The purpose of A Better 1-on-1 is to pair underrepresented people in technology (women, people of color, LGBTQ*, ESL, those less able) with mentors who are as much like them as possible. There are many organizations out there to help feed the tech "pipeline" by running events and workshops for girls, women, and people of color. My goal is NOT to run events but rather to help people form more meaningful professional relationships that help them stay in tech by providing the support they need. Mentors and mentees will fill out a quiz to register, and (hopefully) large companies will visit the site as well to see how they can support this cause.

I want the colors to be vibrant/electric and funky/retro. The logo should reflect this, perhaps working in an afro, a rainbow, a mohawk, etc. I'm open to suggestions! I'd like the site to feature some illustrations (hand-drawn or vector) at the top, and then "drop in" different replacements until the different characters find their mentor match. Supporting my case, there isn't a lot of diversity in online imagery. I need several different women (all shapes, NOT sexy/cute), different men of color, folks in native carb, non-binary, showing disability, etc. I'm looking for diversity in characters, but a uniform aesthetic among all of the characters.

interested students, please submit a letter of interest and portfolio link or pdf of work samples to lyndsey: lyndseypadget@gmail.com (816) 695-6506

internship and full-time position // united soccer coaches

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Rusty Kugler, Creative and Brand Manager of United Soccer Coaches. is looking for a two positions: a design intern for the fall/winter, and a full-time digital designer. USC offers advocacy, education, and services to soccer coaches of all levels of the game. Every January, they have a convention (this year it's in Chicago), were roughly 13,000 soccer coaches attend, and the MLS draft, and NWSL drafts are held at the Convention. It's a fun work environment, with offices located in historic Union Station in downtown KC. 

interested students and grads can email cover letters and resumés to Rusty at rkugler@unitedsoccercoaches.org 

kcpt summer internship

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KCPT is looking for graphic design interns! Experience here includes a good mix of print, web graphics, social media graphics and motion graphics for on air and online.

Interested applicants can submit cover letter, resume and portfolio (or portfolio link) to humanresources@kcpt.org. The subject line should include the specific interest area and time period applying for (example: Application for Television Production Internship, Summer 2018.)

Contact:
Amanda Krenos, Graphic Designer
kcpt.org | bridge909.org | flatlandkc.org
125 E. 31st St. Kansas City, MO 64108
816.398.4212 (o)

Internship at Gould Evans

At Gould Evans partnership is about the expression of individual talents brought together through a shared vision. They want employees who share their values of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and a passion for meaningful design. They seek to encourage innovative, critical thinking and discourage formulaic approaches. They work to create transformative, engaging, sustainable solutions in support of their clients.

They are currently seeking an intern to:

  • Assist the creative team with 2D logo design, print collateral, menus and more (as well as 3D design of signage, wayfinding, and environmental graphics).
  • Prep & edit client presentations
  • Prep of production files and/or signage construction drawings
  • Collaboration with a variety of disciplines
  • Keeping up to date with pop culture, trends and industry news
  • conducting market / competitions, inspiration research
  • must know creative cloud, microsoft office, MAC programs
  • knowledge of google sketchup / CAD / REVIT / other programs a plus

This is a paid internship for summer of 2018, potentially into the fall. 20-35 hours per week are required; flexibility for school schedules can be provided.

Candidates must:

  • Be pursing a design related degree
  • Have interest in learning about / developing 2D & 3D skills
  • strong understanding of typography and color
  • high energy level, exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • ability to jump from project to project easily
  • strong problem solving skills
  • range of design aesthetic
  • ability to work individually or as a team member

Submit your portfolio to hr@gouldevnas.com

Desall.com

An Italian design platform seeking to connect the creative community to companies that are looking for innovative design concepts. Through design contests on their website, creatives and designers from all over the world have the opportunity to propose their projects to leading companies of different sectors.


They are looking for new designers! Challenge yourself with real-life design situations, get feedback from an international community of peers and see ideas become real products.


To date they've succeeded in turning over 20 concepts designed by designers into real products launched on the market for these brands: 

Click here to see more.

Source: www.desall.com