design research position // IBM

IBM is looking for a design researcher for June of 2019. Be sure to look over the details on how to apply.

Contact Name/Project Supervisor name: Andy Neill

Organization/Business IBM

Type of organization/business: Technology

Organization/Business Address 

1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
United States


Email mpandy@us.ibm.com

Website http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/

Job OpportunityJob title: DESIGN RESEARCHER: 177659BR

Job description: Design Research (RSR): As a Design Researcher, you will specialize in uncovering user needs. You must have a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a practical ability to interview and observe users. Design Researchers also use analytical techniques and their own judgment to prioritize design work and communicate those results to other members of the design team. Their findings yield insights that can be used to determine what people need from their tools, the exact points where users are abandoning solutions, and even help uncover the next big innovation in a product line.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise:

Basic knowledge in designing software products and applications
Portfolio and work samples including user-centered research
Demonstrated ability to translate research findings into specific, prioritized recommendations to improve product designs
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches
Demonstrated storytelling and presentation skills

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

B.S. in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Sociology, or related discipline preferred
Experience in solving complex user problems
Understanding of Design principles and their application

Job location: Multiple Cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, & RTP

Start and end dates: June 2019

How to apply: http://ibm.biz/DESIGN_EPH_2018

visual design position // IBM

IBM is looking for a visual designer for June of 2019. Be sure to look over the details on how to apply.

Contact Name/Project Supervisor name: Andy Neill

Organization/Business IBM

Type of organization/business: Technology

Organization/Business Address 

1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
United States

Email mpandy@us.ibm.com

Website http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/

Job OpportunityJob title: VISUAL DESIGNER: 178316BR

Job description: Visual Designer (VIS): Visual designers organize information visually to engage audiences emotionally and communicate effectively. They demonstrate exhibited skills in visual design principles including typography, layout, imagery, color, etc. Demonstrated skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools are a must. Their work will provide end-users with an instant emotional connection to a product even before they start using it.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise:

Basic knowledge in designing software products and applications
Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills including visualizations of complex experiences such as stories, flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity).

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
Experience in solving complex user problems and user interface design.
Understanding of Design principles and their application.
Experience designing for accessibility.

Examples of beginning and ending interactions (micro interactions) and/or mobile/responsive design considerations.
Understand limitations of web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, etc.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, Bohemian Sketch, and prototyping tools, such as InVision and/or Axure

Visit on the following link, be sure and enter your portfolio link or upload it.

http://ibm.biz/DESIGN_EPH_2018

Job location: Multiple Cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, & RTP

Start and end dates: June 2019

How to apply: http://ibm.biz/DESIGN_EPH_2018

ux design position // IBM

IBM is looking for a UX designer for June of 2019. Be sure to look over the details on how to apply.

Contact Name/Project Supervisor name: Andy Neill

Organization/Business IBM

Type of organization/business: Technology

Organization/Business Address:

1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
United States

Email mpandy@us.ibm.com

Website http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/

Job OpportunityJob title: UX DESIGNER: 178319BR

Job description: User Experience (UX): User Experience Designers are masters of information architecture, user interaction, intuitive workflows and content prioritization. They work with product management and Design Researchers to obtain market and user research and translate it into a draft of what the product will look like, how it will behave, and how it ties back to the user’s goals - typically in the form of wireframes.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise:

Basic knowledge in designing software products and applications
Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills including visualizations of complex experiences such as stories, flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity).

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

Bachelor’s Degree in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
Experience in solving complex user problems and user interface design.
Understanding of Design principles and their application.
Experience designing for accessibility.
Examples of beginning and ending interactions (micro interactions) and/or mobile/responsive design considerations.
Understand limitations of web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, etc.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, Bohemian Sketch, and prototyping tools, such as InVision and/or Axure

To apply, please visit the following link, being sure to enter your portfolio link or uploading it:

http://ibm.biz/DESIGN_EPH_2018

Job location: Multiple Cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, & RTP

Start and end dates: June 2019

How to apply: http://ibm.biz/DESIGN_EPH_2018

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