ENGAGING IN DISABILITY AS A CREATIVE PRACTICE KEYNOTE

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Designers are increasingly referring to disability in terms of accessibility. But accessibility is only one part of disability; it's the need. And it is being taught at the exclusion of disability history, disability culture and disability theory. Liz discusses the impact of engaging in disability, not as a problem to be solved, but rather as a discipline and a creative practice. This presentation will teach designers how to design WITH, rather than for disability.

When & Where

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Populous

4800 Main Street

#300

Kansas City, MO 64112

CONTEST // SUPER BOWL T-SHIRT DESIGN

Creative Allies wants to inform you about a current design contest collaboration with the NFL (National Football League) in celebrating its 100th season, where the winner gets a trip to the Super Bowl. 

This is an opportunity for students to create a T-shirt design for their favorite team to celebrate the NFL’s past, present and future. Not only is this a great chance for students to showcase their skills, fans everywhere will vote on one grand prize winner to receive an all expenses paid Super Bowl Package to Miami.

The contest is currently open and runs through October 15th.

For anyone who is interested in submitting a design, they can learn more and enter HERE

JOB OPPORTUNITY // GREGORY + VINE, FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER OR INTERN

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Are you a recent grad or student that wants to gain experience and make a little money? We are in need of freelance designers on an ongoing basis for client work. Projects vary from print to digital to web design. Please send your resume, contact info and any portfolio examples. Looking for creative ideas and individuals! Willing to help train technical skills. Must have your own computer preferably with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Start and end dates: 10/01/2019 - 10/01/2020

This is paid at $20 / hour. If interested, please contact Carie Musick with your portfolio and resume at carie@gregoryvine.com

freelance // My College Draft Web Designer Intern

Seeking an individual with Web design/UI experience. The website is an ASP.Net application. The candidate will not be required to do any .Net development but will be expected to provide graphical solutions that will work within the .Net framework. Candidate will be responsible for providing suggestions, and graphics to improve the website. Candidate should have a good understanding of navigation and use that adhere to design standards and specifications. This is a paid position.

Education: Sophomore or upperclassman that has taken classes in UI and web design.

Timeline: Position will commence once an eligible candidate is located. The duration for this project will not exceed 30 days. The work may be done remotely or in the evening or weekends. Student will report back to management on the progress of completed tasks.

Resume: Required before interview

email resume and letter of interest to
lamont.thompson@mycollegedraft.com

job opportunity // sports illustrated, senior designer

Sports Illustrated magazine is seeking a Senior Designer for its team in New York City.

The Senior Designer will report to SI’s Creative Director and will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects—independently and in a group setting. This is primarily a print position for the biweekly publication and its other properties, although all candidates must have a strong understanding of how print translates to all digital platforms. The ideal candidate is passionate about design and sports.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design for all aspects of the magazine, including feature stories, packages and FOB pages.

  • Translate print assets for digital executions (web graphics and long-form)

  • Approve final color before press

  • Collaborate with designers and editors from multiple departments

  • Assign (or create) illustrations and infographics.


Requirements:

  • 1–3+ years years experience as a print designer for a publication or media company, with a B.A., B.S. or related degree

  • A strong portfolio that highlights typography and layout skills across all platforms: digital, print and social

  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and Woodwing

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet their deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong communication skills

  • Illustration, Motion and Development knowledge is a plus.

TO APPLY

Candidates should email their resume and portfolio link to: stephen_skalocky@simail.com

job opportunity // thrive

thrive, a civic-minded design concern in helena, arkansas, is looking to hire a full time graphic designer. thrive was founded by kcai alumni terrance clark and will staley and they have been doing great things in their mississippi delta community for over ten years now. they are biased toward kcai so give this position a read and consider applying. it's an unexpected location for sure but it could be very rewarding. also very cheap cost of living and 1.5 hours south of memphis.

check out the position announcement here.

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internship opportunity // folk alliance international

You read that right! Folk Alliance International is looking for you, a graphic design intern!

This is a 20-hour a week internship. They are looking for interns to be available July 2019 through
January 2020, but are flexible with the start date (if you aren’t available until the fall semester, they
can work with your schedule). They also expect their interns to travel with them to New Orleans for their
annual conference in January (travel and lodging will be provided).

Responsibilities:
• Assist the communications team in developing creative assets
• Brainstorm with team to come up with new and creative marketing strategies
• Design graphics for social media, website, and email use
• Assist with designing various print materials

Qualifications:
• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
• Previous internship/professional experience is helpful but not required.
• Must provide a portfolio of your design work.
• Current or recently graduated college student in graphic design, marketing, or related field is
preferred.

This is a paid internship at $11 / hour. If interested, please contact Marisa Kolka at marisa@folk.org

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internship opportunity // mccowngordon construction

McCownGordon Construction is looking for a design intern this summer!

Internship work includes:

Collaborating alongside a team of talented and fun marketing professionals.

Designing e-blast, flyers, cards, t-shirts and other deliverables for both internal and external, client-facing events.

Help establish our new brand standards.

Work with construction teams to deliver job site specific project signange.

Create project specific inforgaphics

… & so much more!

To apply for this position, please send resumes to Amanda Stultz at careers@mccowngordon.com by April 15th. Be sure to include a link to your online portfolio or submit as a PDF attachment.