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Wanted: Digital Designer
13 April 2014 6:07 PM | No Comments
SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA
invites applications for the position of:
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 04/09/14 CLOSING DATE: 05/09/14 11:59 PM BACKGROUND: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity. RESPONSIBILITIES: Works for the College’s marketing and communications department and campus clients on high impact projects both internally- and externally-facing to design and produce electronic pieces that communicate effectively, integrate and consistently express the SMC brand, and celebrate the unique qualities of a Saint Mary’s education and its community. Works as a project coordinator (20%), collaborating with the creative director, web director, writers and designer to maintain an oversight of all projects.
1. Adept at building assets for social media such as Facebook covers, twitter backgrounds, graphics for social media posts, all with an eye toward brand cohesion.
2. Experienced designing email campaigns particular to audience segmentation and specific desired action. Experienced working in third party applications such as Constant Contact and UnBounce.
3. Experienced in web design with a focus on implementation in a content management system (we use Drupal). Savvy designing across all platforms from mobile and tablet to desktop.
4. Comfortable collaborating and working with a cross-functional team. Able to engage intelligently in ideas and translating technical requirements into beautiful, strategic and user-friendly designs. Able to work both independently and collaboratively with clients and colleagues, and provide and receive constructive feedback.
5. Passionate about type, color, intuitive layouts and hierarchical display of information. Familiar with HTML and CSS, and experienced with responsive design and Adobe Creative Suite CS5+. Comfortable working with project tracking software.
Other Duties As Assigned: Experience in print design and developing mobile apps preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: BA
Experience: Minimum of 5 years experience in digital design field, print experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Passionate about type, color, intuitive layouts and hierarchical display of information.
Familiar with HTML and CSS, and experienced with responsive design and Adobe Creative Suite CS5+. Comfortable working with project tracking software.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Application Instructions: Please apply on-line athttp://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.
1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
2) A resume
3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.
As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically:http://www.stmarysca.edu/about/safety/02report.pdf; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.
In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Design gets more Diverse
23 August 2013 9:57 PM | No Comments
LONDON — One night at design school in London, Eddie Opara was working late with a friend, Kojo Boateng. “A friend of ours came in and was like: ‘Why are you still here?”’ he recalled. “Kojo said: ‘It’s because we’re black. We have to work harder than you.’ I don’t know if it was true, but that was how we felt.”
Twenty years later, Mr. Opara is a partner of Pentagram, the prestigious design group in New York, and Mr. Boateng is design director of ITN, the television news network in London. They have joined the elite band of successful black designers in Europe and North America, which includes Gail Anderson in graphics, Joshua Darden in typography and the furniture designer Stephen Burks.Read More
Introduction: Envisioning Blackness In American Graphic Design
23 August 2013 9:52 PM | No Comments
by Maurice Woods
Black culture has had a huge impact on the fertility and diversity of American culture. The Black struggle has evolved from the depths of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement, to positions of leadership in the forefront of civic, urban and corporate America. Through mass media, Black people have introduced a unique cultural perspective that has cultivated an aesthetic in American society. As a method of communication, graphic design provides Blacks with the opportunity to improve the image of-and perhaps the self-concept of‚-the community by presenting these perspectives of African American life visually. However, within the history of graphic design to present day, the invisibility of Black designers has contributed to a virtually non-existent Black aesthetic.
I argue that there could be a design aesthetic derived from principles and ideals Blacks express in the way they live. As a Black graphic designer, I am presented with a unique opportunity to investigate a Black aesthetic within mainstream graphic design and the mass media of American popular culture. In investigating the Black aesthetic within the discipline of graphic design, I seek to answer the following questions: (1) what is the history of the Black aesthetic-how has art been used to present Black imperatives, (2) what are some of the identifiers that define the Black aesthetic, (3) are there benefits of a cultural identity for Blacks entering graphic design, and (4) is there a Black aesthetic being used by the marketing departments and advertising agencies of major corporations?
23 August 2013 9:08 PM | No Comments
SoulFul Design is proud
to present the series
Soulight On: a showcase featuring designers of color across different creative fields. My purpose is to shine light on fellow creatives that we don’t see in the mainstream design trades. My goal is for you to be inspired, be informed, be creative.
Lisa Hunt, former Creative Director of Essence magazine, launched her own design consultancy, Lisa Hunt Creative, and product line, Parasol New York, in 2009. With over a decade of experience in art directing photography in the categories of food, home, celebrity, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, and travel her work is vibrant, polished and fuses her well-honed knowledge of industry trends in publishing and branding across multiple platforms including web, tablet and mobile.
Analysing text by Sylvia Harrris
23 August 2013 9:05 PM | No Comments
Searching for a Black Aesthetic in American Graphic Design:
Sylvia Harris has drawn together evidence to add weight to her understanding of the impact of black culture behind the key figures and points of style in art and design. She is trying to focus young African or African American graphic designers to draw on their cultural influences rather than to emulate the established main stream aesthetic. She has highlighted quite poignantly the pitfalls for African cultural groups within the design industry. Her belief that by not embracing and intermingling the culture of African and African Americans within design we have lost a style aspects which would benefit the industry as a whole, and that African and African American have inadvertently done themselves a disservice as by adopting the main stream norm they feel under confident with what they have to offer.
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Design Thinkers Archive
Posted on February 1, 2011 | No Comments
by Atim Annette Oton
Cheryl Durst is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and has overall responsibility for guiding the efforts of the 12,000 member Association. BDNN selected her as Interior Designers Best Advocate and Visionary.
Cheryl Durst is the visionary behind IIDA. She believes the best part of her job is the people. THE PEOPLE. The Members, the soon-to-be Members, the International Board, the industry Members, the HQ staff. She loves talking to people about the Power of Design, the Future of Design and why Design does Matter.
Posted on February 1, 2011 | No Comments
by Atim Annette Oton
Victor Body-Lawson is a Harlem-based Architect, originally from the Republic of Benin in West Africa. BDNN selected him to be the first designer and advocate because he chose to work in Harlem, has created an innovative design practice and stands up for his rights. As a designer, his work focuses on context, modernity and community.
Victor Body-Lawson is a former Design Trust fellow and the founding principal of Body Lawson Associates, where he directed production of several flagship projects, including the Riverside Church Master Plan, design of a new sanctuary for the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Jamaica, New York, and rehabilitation of the 38-building Diego Beekman Project in the Bronx. Mr. Body-Lawson has taught at City College School of Architecture and the Yale University Graduate School of Architecture. He is a professional member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and the New York Coalition of Black Architects. He currently serves as the secretary of the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects, New York City chapter.
Posted on February 1, 2011 | No Comments
by Atim Annette Oton
This year, Black Design News Network (BDNN) will feature 28 Design Leaders, Thinkers and Advocates with a focus on innovation, race, culture and community. Each selected designer will come from the six industries we cover: Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Product Design and Urban/Landscape Design.
- February 1: Victor Body Lawson, Architect, Designer and Save Harlem Advocate
- February 2: Cheryl Durst, Interior Designers Best Advocate and Visionary
- February 3: Monique Péan, Socially Responsible Fashion Jewelry Designer
- February 4: Saki Mafundikwa, Advocate for African Design Fonts
- February 5: Crystal Windham, GM Director of Design – Design Leader and Innovator
- February 6: Diane Jones, Landscape Designer, Design Educator Engaging Students in Haiti
- February 7: Abimbola Asojo, Architect – Leading an Innovative Interior Design Program
- February 8: Dabanga Dos Santos – Fashion Design Leader in Jewelry and Innovative Use of Materials
- February 9: Leyden Lewis, Interior Design Innovator
- February 10: Daniel Tisdale, Designer and Publisher
- February 11: Tina Shoulders, Creative Product Designer and Strategist
- February 12: Sanford Garner, Innovative Designer and Architect
- February 13: Walter Hood: Innovative Landscape Designer and Green Advocate
- February 14: Algernon Miller, Innovative Artist, Sculptor and Urban Designer
- February 15: Charlene Potts, Versatile Illustrator
- February 16: Mamayashi, Fashion Designer expanding Jamaican Fashion Design and Style
- February 17: Malene B: Innovative Carpet Designer and Product Designer
- February 18: Robin Wilson, Innovative Interior Design Leader and Advocate for eco-friendly and healthy space interior design
- February 19: Washington Roberts, Up-and-Coming Fashion Designer
- February 20: Reginald Christian for creating Black Creatives to promote diversity
- February 21: Architecture Caribbean as a Space that Inspires, Educates and Promotes Caribbean Architecture.
- February 22: Tanya Griffin as Interior Designer Staging Homes
- February 23: Eric Anderson, Industrial Designer focused on Universal Design
- February 24: Kahindo Mateene Fashion Designer for using African Fabric Creatively
- February 25: Mervyn Awon, Barbados Architect on Modernism and Cultural Ethos
- February 26: Wahala Temi – Intersecting Architecture, Furniture and Art
- February 27: Clutch Magazine for reporting on Urban “It” Women
- February 28: ArchiAfrika – Most Valuable Resource on African Architecture and Architects
Please spread the word about these designers and see you next year for another 28 more.