KCAI Opportunity | The Literary Magazine

Design KCAI's annual Sprung Formal zine in this class with Jordan Stempleman

T|  5:30 PM-8:20 PM in Baty 100

"This class will explore the history of small press publishing and the role of literary magazines, past and present. We will study the rise of the small magazine, the mimeo revolution, and the zine movement, as well as alternative methods of literary publication including new media, installation, performance, and sound.

This class will culminate in the publication of the KCAI-based magazine, Sprung Formal. By the end of this course you will have learned about the history of the small magazine, surveyed contemporary small magazines, and learned and applied various elements of magazine production, including editorial, design, and publicity in the creation of Sprung Formal, KCAI’s literary magazine.

[In 2008, Sprung Formal, known then as Spring Formal, won the AWP National Program Director’s Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in design.]"

interactive designer // softvu

EDIT: this position is also offered as an internship. something to consider for the summer. 

The Interactive Designer candidate is creative, energetic, and deeply knowledgeable about the latest web technologies and has a passion for creating online experiences. This is a challenging job that offers the right person an opportunity to contribute to the changing face of Internet marketing. The candidate works with the technology and client service teams for day-to-day development and enhancements of client marketing campaigns using email, landing pages, and video.

This candidate should excel in all components of web design, from concept to in-market maintenance. The candidate for this position is expected to work with minimal direction in creating interactive marketing campaigns and other online products from prototype, wire-frames, comps, or other high-concept documents to a finished product. Position also includes video production and editing for online use, assisting with in-studio shoots and post-production.


  • Fluent in HTML/CSS
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, JavaScript/jQuery is a plus
  • Working experience with video editing, post-production and motion graphics
  • Solid understanding of website and interface design
  • Must be able to independently take projects from conception to finish
  • Work well under pressure and able to meet aggressive deadlines; able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment


  • Ability to understand a dynamic database environment, a willingness to learn new technologies, and a desire to bring new ideas to the table
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Daily usage of online communication tools such as blogging, IM, social media, web conferencing, project management applications, etc.

To apply for this position please visit, www.softvu.com/careers.

*SoftVu is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bunzi Processing // paid internship ASAP


We just got our internship program approved --- we are seeking qualified students asap (up to 2). Let me know if you have any interested candidates & any paperwork we may need to fill out to be compliant with the school's intern placement programs. This is a paid internship located in North Kansas City -- although not so glamorous on the design projects -- they would be my production assistant on upcoming catalogs & assist with product file-prep for print & web.

(A random caveat: candidate can not be a member of PETA or animal-rights activist & it's better if they are not a vegetarian, as we deal with the meat-processing industry & products) 


Let me know if you have any questions --- I'll be scouting for students on portfolio review day as well




Description below


Bunzl Processor Division

Marketing Department Intern
2-3 days per week, M/W/F or T/Th depending on student schedule

PAID $7.70/hr + school credit & grade

Intern will:
1. Act as a Production Designer and support both Print/Traditional Design and Interactive teams.
2. Assist with weekly and monthly marketing department tasks as directed by Marketing Manager.
3.  Learn about Bunzl products, vendors and consumer relationships
4. Receive school credit and a final grade for participating in our program.
Tasks are ongoing and may vary by week and project type.
• Mac computers are used in this Department
• Above average skills using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator)
• Basic knowledge of MicroSoft Office (Word, Excel) with typing skills
• Preferred but not required: knowledge of html, wordpress, social media posting
• Reliable transportation and cell phone

Candidate must submit resume and online portfolio link (or 8-10 portfolio pdfs) & in-person interview
Print/ Traditional Design:
• COB, format & retouch all New product images from both vendors & in-house photoshoots for Buyers Guide, At a Glance & Cost Cutter usage.
• Assist in digital organizing of Support Server photos by section type & color coding (both backlogged images and New Incoming items)
• Assist in product photo setup/ modeling & stand-in as needed/ organize vendor samples
• Organize and maintain backlog of monthly print mailers for EOY vendor re-cap
• Design support for one-sheets, product bulletins, mailers, ads, tradeshow flyers, easel posters and signage
• Support tradeshow product organizing as needed per Joel
Web/ Interactive Design:
• Re-size & reformat all current product images for web usage – multiple angles/colors/usages for website product presentation pages compared to Buyers Guide.
• Re-size & reformat all New product images for web usage (after formatting for Buyers Guide) – multiple angles/colors/usages or website product presentation pages
• Review each online product section and compare to Buyers Guide &/or other current Print Catalogs (i.e. Humane Stunning). Note any missing products &/or changes in photos and information. Prepare updates for Interactive Team.
• Assist in digital organizing of web server photos and ads by section type & color coding
• Design support for online vendor ads as needed
• Research online spec items as necessary & directed by Interactive team

Holly Hayden
Graphic Designer, Marketing Dept.


Bunzl Processor Division



P: 816.448.6116  F: 816.561.3286

528 E. 19th Ave  North Kansas City, MO 64116

www.bunzlpd.com    www.bunzlpdpackaging.com

View our Interactive Catalogs

part-time handwriting project

This is a part time opportunity, locations is in the “Caves” in Kansas City, North, near Worlds of Fun. The timeframe is March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017. pay is $14.75 per hour.

Two individuals are needed who can physically hand write in different types of fonts (like a feminine style and masculine style) as an example. The manager would like some sample from the candidates and it can literally be them writing in the different font styles that they know.

Candidates should contact Jayne Johnson at 913-649-9393. There will be specific phrases to write.

FATE foundation conference internship @ kcai

caleb taylor and steve snell in the foundation department at kcai are interested in working with an advanced GD student work help them with materials related to the upcoming FATE Conference.  they are able to offer this as a paid internship in the form of a small stipend ($700) that would cover the work performed over the upcoming spring semester.  this individual would work a majority of their hours for the internship prior to August 1 (the conference is august 5th-8th, 2017).  specifically, they would work with caleb taylor, steve snell, and the FATE board to design and produce the conference program, an exhibition brochure, and miscellaneous take-aways for conference attendees (sounds like great portfolio pieces!).  they have already completed conference branding (logos) and a few other announcements, so the intern would be responsible for working with and beyond these determined images.  

interested students should submit an email stating interest in the position along with a resume and relevant work samples (multi-page pdf or website link) to caleb at ctaylor@kcai.edu by friday dec 9 (the last day of classes). 

IBM austin internships

juniors, take a serious look at the summer session of this internship. could be amazing!

The IBM Design Maelstrom internship is only offered in Austin, TX and is for students currently enrolled in a design program. We currently have a few spots left for the Solstice (Winter) Session which runs January 9th to March 17th 2017. This is an amazing opportunity for your students to deepen their knowledge and skill set in a very unique way. Check out our youtube video on the Maelstrom experience: Maelstrom YouTube

IBM Design pays for transportation and housing during the 10 week stay. The internship also includes generous compensation. If your students would like to be considered for the Solstice (Winter) session, please have them submit their portfolio through the IBM Design Careers page here. They may also apply for the Swelter (Summer) Session which runs June 12th to Aug 18th. We will start hiring for that session in a few weeks! They may indicate which session they are interested in on the application. 

internship // floc5

two positions: graphic design and developer


We work with small and large clients both in the corporate and retail sector. Responsibilities would include concepting, design and layout for packaging design, branding, environmental graphics and some store front displays. They need to have an eye for great typography and layout skills. Hours would vary and would be flexible as we know students are still in school. 

For the developer, we are looking into someone efficient in square space, shopify and wordpress.  

Our office is located in the crossroads. Working remotely is an option for flexibility if needed. This would be paid. We range from $10-15/hr.

Send portfolios (pdf), or website link,  to: mmckinney@floc5.com.