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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Part Time position

Part time position for small family run jewelry company/ approx 15-20 hrs wkly, (generally afternoons)  must have excellent computer skills, present professionally, independent, clerical, errands, no evenings or weekends. 
Call Linda (312) 263-7380 or email resume to

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paid Design Internship

Job DescriptionCurrently, we have outstanding opportunity for a Design Intern to support the Berlin Packaging & Studio One Eleven design team. This is a role at the hub of Berlin Packaging and will afford you the best of all worlds: The stability of a growing, industry leading firm and the creative surroundings of a package design agency, Berlin’s own Studio One Eleven.

We are looking for a student to join our team for 20-30 hours a week with optional class credit.

This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and work closely with world-class designers. Please submit a resume via email for consideration. Portfolios are a plus, but not required.

Learn more about our company at or

Job Purpose:To assist, support, and administrate the Studio One Eleven Team with administrative office support, marketing communications & promotions, client work and overall daily tasks.

Key Activities / Accountabilities: •Maintain a clean and organized studio workspace
•Assist with case study documentation, including samples, photography and copy development
•Interface as necessary with Berlin corporate marketing services group to support firm-wide promotional campaigns
•Lead / assist the Studio’s with its presentation / production requirements
•Supplier drawing title block changes
•Maintain a clean contact database
•Organize and maintain the studio sample archive, workroom and photo studio.
•Assist in answering phones and schedule & prep for meetings, including client services, conference room prep / clean up, banners, welcome screen images, etc.
•Assist in the implementation of Studio One Eleven’s Marketing Plan
•Aid with market research, sample gathering, documenting and organization.
•Assist in developing and maintaining promotional sales tools
•Assist with production and fulfillment of marketing campaigns
•Assist the designers with errands, photography, graphic design, production, printing, shipping, and other duties as assigned.
•Develop & maintain processes for smooth daily operations.
•Fulfill employee portion of the “Berlin Values”.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: •In Pursuit of BS/BFA in Marketing or Design field
•Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite
•Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite
•Basic working knowledge of DSLR photography / lighting equipment

Working Environment: Package design studio & corporate headquarters in the West Loop, Chicago. Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

View our web site: <

Karli Anderson
Business Development Associate - Studio One Eleven
A Division of Berlin Packaging

Anything Is Possible!

Berlin Packaging
525 West Monroe Street 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661 USA

Design Intern

Seeking a employee to assist in creating the look and feel of our new webpage. This involves working with, and developing a graphic design that effectively communicates the ideas being promoted by the webpage. Position entails taking part in the initial planning of the webpage discussing ideas for the layout and organization of the site, the types of colors or images to use (photos, illustrations, videos, etc.), and other matters concerning overall graphic design. Tasks will also involve working to create a design that matches the company’s professional ecommerce website.
Hours per week is flexible 

HR Intern/Office Assistant
The Cary Company
Our History, Our Goal, Our Mission. Experience it at

Production Specialist

Sourcebooks, Inc., a leading independent book publisher located in the western suburbs of Chicago, seeks an outstanding individual to join our production department in page production and design role.  This is an entry level position reporting to the production manager, working primarily on setting up InDesign files for page production.  This is not a design heavy position, but an eye toward book design and knowledge of XML is a plus.  Requirements

Design/Technical skills:
  • Demonstrate strong typography skills
  • Understand printing industry in all areas—specifically 1/C through 4/C process, spot color, coatings for covers, paper knowledge, etc.
  • Knowledge of graphic arts procedures and process
  • Proficient in Mac-based environment; expert in inDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop applications
  • Creative, attentive to detail; ability to take direction and follow through
  • Able to take creative criticism and provide creative feedback
  • Keep on top of industry trends in technology, printing, creative issues
  • A background in newspaper, magazine, advertising, or publishing a strong plus

Sourcebooks, Inc
1935 Brookdale Rd, Suite 139 | Naperville, IL 60563

Website needed for Bed and Breakfast

wrigley guest house --in wrigley do see something like a bed and breakfast ma  and pop place in wrigley for booking stayover alt to hotel on line basic simple w/ possible hosting   someone w/ knowledge of web design can help me host can be done from home or on lap top computer  
salary negoitable--reliable focused creative w/ flair may have disc already and has digital  camera so can take picture basic easy   
provide concept and booking on line already listed w/ booking agencies also link to social network and maybe hosting and maintenance 
phone 773-472-0855 cell after 9;15 pm only 773-595-5650
Susan Harris 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cinematics Intern at WB Games

                                                                 WARNER BROS.
                                                               JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Cinematics Intern                                      
CREATED/REVISED:  8/11/11                           
POSITION #:                                                    
COMPANY #/DEPT #:                           
DIVISION/DEPT. NAME: Cinematic Department                          
LOCATION: Chicago                                                     
REPORTS TO:  Cinematic Team Lead    

The Cinematics Intern is responsible for supporting the Cinematics team in preparing cinematic previz sequences that convey the story utilizing computer graphics knowledge on standard industry packages.

Job Responsibilities
% of Time
Work with the Cinematic Lead and Cinematic Director on previz using After Effects
Support Storyboard contractors in any way needed
Scan traditional Storyboards and manage the organization of the digital files
Create After Effects files for use in Board-a-matic sequences
Assist in Motion Capture sessions by shooting reference footage
Digitize reference video and organize it for delivery to outsourcers


who assignS work to this position? (LIST titles)
·         Cinematic Team Lead

TYPES OF DECISIONS MADE BY THIS POSITION? (Describe ability to exercise discretion):

·         Develop and Streamline a system to efficiently scan in and manage Storyboard images
·         Input on how to best organize digital files
·         Input on how to best shoot reference footage in motion capture sessions
·         Input on the cinematic previz pipeline


·         Approval of digital file organization plans
·         Changes to the cinematic previz pipeline
·         Changes in scheduled work, and priority of assigned tasks


Work Experience
·         Internship or previous position in a related field a plus

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
·         Some amount of formal art education such as BFA from accredited art or design school or equivalent level of experience required.  Applicants must have either graduated from or be enrolled in such a program.

·         Must be skilled in using After Effects
·         Familiarity with scanning software \ techniques
·         Familiarity with Photoshop
·         Experience using a Video Camera

Other Requirements
·         Ability to take direction well
·         Strong problem solving skills
·         Ability to learn new tools quickly
·         Highly organized.  Ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks at once
·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work well with others at all levels on the team.

Desired Skills and Pluses
·         Experience with editing
·         Experience with video compression

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

Email resume to:   
Sarah Beck

 Sr HR Generalist
WB Games
2650A W Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Design Intern

Currently, we have outstanding opportunity for a Design Intern to support the Berlin Packaging & Studio One Eleven design team. This is a role at the hub of Berlin Packaging and will afford you the best of all worlds: The stability of a growing, industry leading firm and the creative surroundings of a package design agency, Berlin’s own Studio One Eleven.
This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and work closely with world-class designers. Please submit a resume via email for consideration. Portfolios are a plus. Must be pdf under 5MB.
Learn more about our company at or

Job Purpose:
To assist, support, and administrate the Studio One Eleven Team with administrative office support, marketing communications & promotions, client work and overall daily tasks.

Key Activities / Accountabilities:
•Maintain a clean and organized studio workspace
•Assist with case study documentation, including samples, photography and copy development
•Interface as necessary with Berlin corporate marketing services group to support firm-wide promotional campaigns
•Lead / assist the Studio’s with its presentation / production requirements
•Supplier drawing title block changes
•Maintain a clean contact database
•Organize and maintain the studio sample archive, workroom and photo studio.
•Assist in answering phones and schedule & prep for meetings, including client services, conference room prep / clean up, banners, welcome screen images, etc.
•Assist in the implementation of Studio One Eleven’s Marketing Plan
•Aid with market research, sample gathering, documenting and organization.
•Assist in developing and maintaining promotional sales tools
•Assist with production and fulfillment of marketing campaigns
•Assist the designers with errands, photography, graphic design, production, printing, shipping, and other duties as assigned.
•Develop & maintain processes for smooth daily operations.
•Fulfill employee portion of the “Berlin Values”.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
•In Pursuit of BS/BFA in Marketing or Design field
•Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite
•Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite
•Basic working knowledge of DSLR photography / lighting equipment

Working Environment:
Package design studio & corporate headquarters in the West Loop, Chicago. Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PT Artist Needed- $50-80/hr-Teach How to Paint

Come teach how to paint for! An art party organization that hosts events and private parties! Organization is launching within next 2 weeks. Make easy money teaching 10-15 people how to paint!

Each event is 3 hours long and each event will be held at different locations in the north chicagoland area(e.g. bars, art gallery, wine cellars, restaurants).

Acrylic Painting Skills
Must have a completed painting (large size, apx 16"-24") that you are able to teach students how to paint in 3 hours.
Must email image of painting and experience before hired.

Looking for:
Art Students
Part-time work, sign up to teach for events as you wish. All supplies for students are provided, you just have to show up with your painting and teaching skills!

$50-$80 an hour (you get $18 per person that attends, typical attendance 10-20 students)

Call Jess 614-519-5104 or
(Roscoe Village/Lincoln Park/ Lakeview)

Graphic Design Intern

Creative, flexible and versatile Graphic Design intern needed to join our tech incubation team at Sandbox Industries in Chicago, IL. This is a great opportunity to work with a fun team on a variety of startups and projects, and to gain experience with all things design.
You'll work with our fun team of designers, developers, writers, social media specialists and businesspeople at our offices in the West Loop of Chicago. You can work either part-time or full-time.

- Work closely with the design team and project managers to create marketing & sales presentations, collateral, illustrations, logos, icons and other graphics for web and print.
- Ensure creative alignment with branding and marketing strategies through design.
- Manage your very own projects from start to finish (includes brainstorming concepts and approaching projects with zeal)!

- You’re currently in your last few years (or year) of school.
- Your middle name is typography.
- You're an amazing designer, who is able to adjust your style for different audiences--everything from dog-loving 30-somethings to ad agency executives.
- You know the differences between Arial and Helvetica.
- You’ve never underestimated the power of great kerning.
- You’re a self-starter who can work in a relatively unstructured environment.
- You notice when the alignment of something is one pixel off.
- Oh, and you know CS5 InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator (Powerpoint is a plus!)

Read about Sandbox Industries, our incubator, Sandbox Ventures, and the startups we’ve created at:
Email your resume and portfolio URL or PDF portfolio your work to with the subject line "AWESOME DESIGN INTERN: Your Name". Also, please:
- Explain why you’re specifically interested in this position, and why you would be a great intern for us
- Share with us your favorite website (other than your amazing portfolio of course.)
Based on experience. Possible transition to full-time, permanent role for the right person.

Call for Artists: Mischief Night at the Hyde Park Art Center

We’re baaaaaack! Once again, it’s time to make a little mischief at the Hyde Park Art Center’s Mischief Night on October 29, 2011 from 1-10pm. Last year’s event brought over 500 people to the Art Center, and we’re looking to make this year even better with more tricks, pranks and tom-foolery.  
We’re asking artists to submit proposals for workshops, performances, games, pranks and events that tie in to our theme of artist-made mischief. We’re looking for proposals that are creative and as interactive as possible. The Art Center can provide the space and some of the materials, depending on what is needed.
If you are interested, please send us the following information:
  •  Artist Name
  •  Proposed time of day
  •  Name of the event
  •  Description of event
  •   Materials needed
  • Good for kids? Adult eyes only? All ages event?
If you have questions, or would just like some more information, please contact Crystal Pernell at or call 773-324-5520 ext. 1003.
Deadline for proposals is August 26.

Crystal Pernell
773-324-5520 ext. 1003
5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

Presentation Specialist/ Designer at Groupon

Responsibilities Include:
- Re-design client-facing PowerPoint capabilities deck from inception, with some direction
- Interpret sales concepts using arresting visual representation
- Conceive of and create sales messaging strategy: tell the story
- Visually articulate the key benefits of  audience size, social-media activity, sales concepts, and competitive advantage with compelling interpretation of data
- Customize a general presentation for key Fortune 500 clients
- Create mock up Groupon and Groupon Now deals, emails, and concepts for specific clients
- Translate a verbally described process or "flow" (i.e., seeing, buying, and using a Groupon) into a visually impactful, memorable image
- Gather and create case studies
- Curate presentation wiki 
- Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, and PowerPoint
- Extensive PowerPoint design samples
- Fresh design aesthetic, as demonstrated through portfolio
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborate environment
- Ability to manage and produce many projects simultaneously 
- Substantial experience in designing B2B sales presentations, with a focus on PowerPoint
- Experience with conference presentations and speeches is a plus

Monday, August 15, 2011

Redmoon Emerging Artist Internship Fall Session

Redmoon’s mission is to create artistic events that disrupt everyday life and provide opportunities for public engagement, community building, and recognition of the possibility for change. Founded in 1990 to promote a unique brand of Spectacle performance committed to civic well-being, Redmoon creates unique theatrical experiences that galvanize community and celebrates the human imagination. With a style that is equal parts puppetry, pageantry, gadgetry, robust physical performance, and visual art installation, Redmoon’s core competency is its ability to provide an array of cultural events that meet the highest formal artistic standards and the city’s civic interests. Redmoon's highly visual artistic language speaks across social, economic, and generational boundaries, attracting a dynamic audience who enjoys the broad appeal of Redmoon's events, from its high profile collaborations and outdoor Spectacle performances, to its private commission-based events and community-focused Neighborhood Arts Programming. Evaluation of the past year has shown that Redmoon’s audience has expanded to include a strong family presence while reaching an annual audience attendance in 2010 of approximately 27,000 people from across Chicago. Redmoon’s intensive Emerging Artist Internship program provides training in spectacle art techniques. Emerging artists of all backgrounds experience an in-depth exploration of Redmoon’s art-making practices from design and construction to workshop and performance. Interns support the construction of original art objects and installation materials used in Redmoon events, while developing enduring skills and learning a philosophy of collaborative creativity.

This internship will focus on prop and set construction for The Tempest, a collaboration between Redmoon and Chicago Shakespeare Theater that opens January 2012. Skills required: competence with power tools and saws, basic carpentry skills, some woodcarving. This is an unpaid opportunity
Send a letter of interest, resume, and portfolio images to

1438 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Organization Description: 

Redmoon is a spectacle based Theater Company which thrives off innovation and risk taking. We are constantly seeking new ways in which to produce object and design based performances and events. Redmoon works with an extensive community of artists, builders, composers, writers, designers, technicians, arts organizations and creative companies to achieve our grand vision; to transform streets, parks, architectural landmarks and public spaces into sites of celebration, bringing together diverse communities.

Assistant to the Director at Joel Straus Art Consulting

Joel Straus Consulting (JSC) ( is a small art consulting firm that specializes in curating high profile, large-scale public art projects, appraising fine art, public art master planning, and collection management. JSC projects include: Potomac Yard at National Gateway, Arlington, Virginia; The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois; Washington Convention Center’s Art Collection, Washington, DC; McCormick Place Art Collection South, Chicago, Illinois; and Dow Centennial Garden, Midland, Michigan. JSC also administers the conservation of client collections and archives.
JSC is in the process of expanding its activities. This year, we formed a new 501-c3 arts organization, 4D Arts (, dedicated to temporary public art projects. Joel Straus is also director of VIP Services and Special Programs for the new expositionChicago art fair, to debut in 2012.
JSC seeks an individual with strong arts administration skills to provide part-time marketing, research, archiving, and general office support. The assistant will also work on projects related to 4D Arts and may be asked to assist on tasks related to expositionChicago. 24 hours per week/hourly wage.
Responsibilities include:
  • Researching prospective projects
  • Assembling and sending marketing materials to prospective clients
  • Assisting in curatorial responsibilities: research artists, coordinate studio visits, brainstorm curatorial proposals
  • Maintenance of marketing materials, portfolio, and web site
  • Generating responses to Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Researching potential project artists
  • Administering Call to Artists
  • Managing Clients’ collection archives
  • Supporting principal with invoicing and expenses
  • Appraisal research
Qualifications and Application Requirements
Applicant must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail, excellent writing and editing skills, telephone, and communication skills, and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. Candidate should have a developed visual-literacy and sense of design.
Computer skills must include, MS Word™, Excel™, Power Point™, Publisher™, and Adobe Photoshop™. Knowledge of QuickBooks is a plus.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and short writing sample to

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Elopement wedding service company is looking to create a relationship with 2-3 photographers to hire for event days.  The photographer would be paid by the hour with a minimum of 4 hours and possibility of up to 10 hours.  You would need to provide digital access to the pictures online and therefore need to already possess an online photo bank account for clients to access.
  -        Will be paid by the hour - Email me for rates
  -        Additional possibility of earnings can be made through photo printing. (on your own terms and completely handled by you).

This opportunity has the possibility of a long term and lucrative partnership with only a few days of work per month.  Will need someone with a friendly manner who has a keen eye to get the shot in a limited amount to takes.  

Skills & Qualifications: 

Need to possess:
  -         Talent
  -        Professional & Personable Manner
  -        Punctuality

To Apply: 

Please email me your resume and sample shots of indoor & outdoor work.

Aja Johnson

Muralist - Artist in Residency - Request for Proposals

Stevenson High School is accepting applications from artists interested in creating a mural for its Information and Learning Center. The artist would work primarily on campus during the 2011-12 school year, and would be asked to interact and provide enriching experiences for SHS students throughout the process. The mural theme will be "Learning, Imagination, Creativity and Innovation."

The mural will be installed near the entrance of the school's renovated library. The wall on which the mural would be installed measures approximately 25 feet wide by seven feet high, and sits above a grand staircase that also serves as ampitheatre-style seating.
Funding for the project is being provided by a grant from the Patriot Parent Association.

Proposals must be submitted by September 9.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Mural Experience, Medium Open, Creating Enriching & Educational Experiences for our students

To Apply: 

Jon Grice

Art Studio Teacher

As an Art Studio Teacher at Bright Horizons you will serve as curricular leader and resource to teachers and others in the center and meet Bright Horizons expectations of excellence including NAEYC accreditation, World at Their Fingertips program for learning and Reggio Emilio approach. The Art Studio Teacher will set up and maintain the Project Room and train teachers while respecting and maintaining the high quality enrichment programs.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Take a leadership role in working and planning the curriculum of the Project Classroom. Identify annual Reggio training needs and goals and formulate training plans and models for the center.
  • Coordinate and lead teacher training sessions, including collaboration with Director and Education Coordinator utilizing the support (resources, materials, consultation, and participation.)
  • Implement and enhance World at Their Fingertips program for learning and the Reggio Emilia approach.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings; initiate and lead discussions on educational issues in order to promote sharing of best practices for building quality within the center and to explore curricular issues.
  • Assist in organization and participate as trainer for center based annual training days.
  • Coordinate, plan and facilitate quarterly teacher trainings for use at center staff meetings.
  • Support the achievement of NAEYC accreditation.
  • Develop and submit weekly plans of activities and projects for children.
  • Serve as local expert in the Reggio Emilia approach.
  • Cover in classrooms to meet ratios as needed.
  • Support parent/guardian partnerships.

When you join Bright Horizons, you become part of a caring culture that values unique differences and celebrates our vibrant tapestry of children, families, and employees who represent many different cultures and backgrounds. We act deliberately to embrace diversity at all levels of the organization and encourage inclusion and respect by providing continuing diversity education and ongoing support to our employees.

Our extensive benefits package includes:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • CDA training program
  • Ongoing training through Bright Horizons University
  • Career path
  • Same sex domestic partner benefits>
  • Auto and home insurance discounts
  • Real Estate Advantage Program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Online shopping discounts
  • Cell phone discounts
  • And more!
Requirements Education
  • Must meet state requirements for education for Teacher and additional center/school requirements may apply.
  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Art Education preferred.
  • At a minimum, have a CDA or 9 credit hours with an education plan to obtain and AS.
  • Requires 2 to 4 years of professional teaching experience; art teacher experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to lead staff in implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Knowledge and experience implementing Reggio Emilio approach preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in communication, leadership, and organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.*16BBFD7DB69E749D

Monday, August 8, 2011

Arts Residency

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2012, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600,, Deadline: September 1, 2011

Senior 2D / 3D UI Artist (Gaming)

Title:  Senior 2D / 3D UI Artist (Gaming)
Location:  Highland Park, IL
Job Type:  Direct Hire
Compensation:  $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 per Year
Reference Code:  1072258-WQG
Description:  We are looking for a Senior UI Artist to join our client's art team. If you love to design and create great looking menus, icons, and game HUDs we are searching for you! For immediate consideration, please email your resume to Vivek Punjabi at Working directly with the Creative Director you'll be expected to:
  • Design and implement UI experiences that meet demanding quality standards across multiple platforms from PC to Pocket Phones
  • Collaborate with the design team, and engineering team to solve UI problems
  • Ensure the highest level of usability, playability, and excitement
Job Description:
  • Job Duties(s): 2D Art / Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, UI / Front End / HUD
  • Software Utilized: 3D Studio Max, After Effects, MS Office, Windows and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Platform(s): iPhone, iPad, Facebook, PC, Mac OS, Mobile, Web / Internet and Website
  • Genre(s): Casual Games, Gaming, Game industry, MMO, On-line, Simulation and Sports
Requirements:  The successful applicant will possess the following requirements (items are required unless noted otherwise):
  • 3-6 years of game industry experience
  • Demonstrate a strong 2D design and graphic design background
  • Excel in 2D animation and motion graphics as it relates to User Interfaces
  • Be able to create a high volume of quality 2D assets in high-paced time-sensitive environment
  • Be able to create assets in a variety of styles
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and possess a keen eye for fine detail
  • Be able to work with iteration in mind; as design and direction will continually evolve
  • Have a passion for games and intimate knowledge of the gaming space
  • Flash (ActionScript experience is a huge plus)
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • 3D experience (MAX / maya) is also a plus

Assistant Designer

Assistant Designer at Claire's and Icing, a leading specialty retailer of value priced jewelry, accessories and cosmetics for girls and young women    

  • Partner with Designer to execute seasonal design concepts from conception to first prototype.
  • Assist in all aspects of daily follow-up with external and internal business partners as needed.
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.
  • Prepare information to vendors for development.
  • Meet all calendar deadlines.
  • Organize presentation boards and assist in the preparation of meetings.
  • Prepare spec packages and line sheets as necessary.
  • Sketch designs in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Perform other duties as required. 
Job Requirements 
  • Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of experience in jewelry or accessory design required.
  • Must have experience working directly with model makers and Asian factories.
  • Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative.
  • Must be organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities at once.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Hand sketching ability, including flat sketching.
  • Strong color sense.
  • Fashion/luxury brand experience, a plus.

Multi-Media Specialist

ABC 7 Chicago is looking for a creative professional to develop sales presentations based on talent, skill and knowledge of design, video and animation tools.
This position requires strong multi-tasking skills with tight deadlines in fast paced environment. Must have strong communication skills and comfort level in working in sales department. The ideal candidate will be well versed in PowerPoint, Photoshop and Illustrator. Avid editing and television production a plus.
Applicants should send their resume to Christine Reller, VP Marketing and Sales, ABC 7 Chicago, 190 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601. Candidates may also apply online at by uploading a Resume. No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

Graphic Artist/​Production Artist

Entry Level Graphic Artist/​Production Artist: Recent college graduates with graphic design/​visual communications major or background, for full time graphic artist/​production artist positions.​ Ideal applicants will have some prior hands-on experience through school-sponsored internships or other on-site part-time or freelance roles, or perhaps have already begun their first post-school part or full-time job and are looking to transition elsewhere into a more productive environment.​

Work on a variety of packaging, display and print communications projects for housewares, industrial, service-sector, DIY and misc.​ mass-market/​consumer product clients.​ All Mac environment.​ Candidates must demonstrate an accomplished graduate’s or entry-level proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign CS5.​ Familiarity with additional software such as MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint useful but easy enough to get acclimated to for accessing resources, content, digital databases, etc.​ Web software expertise is nice, but not really utilized in our daily business.​ Prior exposure in school, freelance or on-the-job roles to packaging or display projects is a definite plus.​  Production artists will work in tandem with other entry level staffmembers, under close supervision of senior staffmembers, as well as independently on various projects of their own, juggling multiple assignments concurrently in order to maintain a smooth workflow in our fast-paced service-driven environment.​ Careful attention to detail is essential for reliably handling continual revisions for work-in-progress.​

The Design Image Group has a long track record of working with interns, recent graduates and entry level graphic artists, providing careful, attentive supervision and training to groom newcomers into highly productive and experienced creatives with solid software and reprographics expertise that they will utilize throughout their career.​ Some stay…well, forever! Some move on to growing roles elsewhere or into other disciplines within our industry.​ But the process has worked exceptionally well for our firm, and for our staff.​

Full-time independent contractor status while we evaluate performance and proficiency through an approximate 90-day period.​ Qualified artists would then be offered, and can transition to, regular full time employee status.​ (In 2010, two entry level recent grads joined us for this full time independent contractor production artist role, then transitioned to full time employee positions, and continue to work here.​.​.​in 2011 two more entry level recent grads joined us in this same capacity.​)

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM hours, with 1 hour lunch (When workflow allows! This is the creative services industry, after all).​ Compensation is based on a 40 hour work week.​ Any additional hours incurred (and overtime will definitely arise) are compensated at normal hourly rate.​ Payroll issued weekly, for that same work week.​ Full-time entry level production artists are currently paid $600.​00 per week ($15.​00 per hour for 40 hour work week).​

Transition to full time employee status typically includes an initial salary increase.​ Full-time employees receive annual salary (weekly payroll), performance/​salary reviews at 6 month intervals for the first 2 years, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick day allotment, and eligibility to participate in health insurance reimbursement coverage (75%​ employer payment/​25%​ employee).​

Interested applicants should send their resume direct to dig@​designimagegroup.​com (no “attention to” is required and please do not contact us to request a specific name -- don't worry, we'll intercept your resume).​ You're strongly encouraged to provide a link or access-info to your online portfolio, if one is available, but PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH SAMPLES OF YOUR WORK.​  Also, PLEASE do not call, stop by in person to drop of a resume, or ground mail a resume -- you may think think this will give you an edge, but actually, it will likely disqualify you from fair consideration.​ We will select suitable applicants for in-person interviews, at which time you'll be expected to bring a portfolio (hard copy, please, not laptop).​

We look forward to hearing from eager, accomplished entry level designers and graphic artists -- the visual communications professionals of tomorrow -- who are ready to train on and master the tools of our profession.​ Learning the intricacies of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, and their applications to real-world packaging, display and print projects, can really only occur 'on the job', not in school.​ For the right applicants, this will be the place and the job to do precisely that!

The Design Image Group is a full service design and visual communications firm working with mid-size to large corporate clients for over 25 years.​ We provide both graphic and structural design for packaging, display/​POS and all forms of print communications.​ We are known in the Chicago area design and creative services community for bringing a much-needed “common sense” approach to the creative development process.​ Clients rely on our firm for an extremely high and personalized service level, which has resulted in numerous long-term client relationships.​

The Design Image Group is located in southwest suburban Burr Ridge, Illinois, right at the I-55 and County Line Road interchange, with convenient access to I-294, I-355 and US Rte.​ 83 for commuting to downtown Chicago and from other areas of the Chicagoland region.​ Sorry, but there is no public transportation available to this immediate area, so a car will be essential.​ Convenient shopping and dining is located nearby in Willowbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, Oakbrook, and now in the newly opened Burr Ridge Village Center directly across the expressway from our offices.​

To learn more about The Design Image Group, please log onto www.​designimagegroup.​com .​
to apply:

Graphic Designer

ABC 7 Chicago has a full-time opening for a forward-thinking Graphic Designer to join our award-winning design team. The successful candidate will have at least 4 years of broadcast/multimedia experience and outstanding design skills. The ability to thrive in our fast-paced work environment while juggling multiple projects is essential. Must have strong people skills. Expertise in motion design and Adobe Creative Suite is required. Experience with logic-based graphic systems/software a plus. Qualified candidates please forward your formal resume and DVD to: Lisa Clingan-Cruz, Design Director, ABC 7 Chicago, 190 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601. Only candidates with presentation materials will be considered. Applicants may also upload their cover letter and resume at No calls or emails, please.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

Friday, July 29, 2011

After School ART teacher

If you love children and love art this is the perfect part-time position for you. Our after school DRAWING program is in need of part-time teachers (1-3 days per week) to work in the far Northwest suburbs including Streamwood, Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee, Gilberts, and neighboring towns. We use only dry media, no paints, glue, glitter. YOU MUST LIVE NEARBY, usually within a 10 minute drive. Chicagoans SHOULD NOT APPLY for this job.
Young Rembrandts offers drawing classes for children in grades K-5. Classes are scheduled at elementary schools as well as various park districts and are 1 hour in length. We are looking for mature, responsible people to teach our childrens' drawing classes. You don't need to be a certified teacher and no degree is required - just a love of childern and college art classes or a demonstrated portfolio. You must be available between 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM to teach these after school classes. You must be available 2 or more afternoons per week, have reliable transportation and enjoy and have some experience working with children. We provide the training, lesson plans, supplies and locations. This is a fun, VERY LIGHT part-time position and works well for people who live in the area.
Pay starts at $18 per class.
Please submit resume or cover letter detailing your experience with groups of children, as well as your art experience/education to

Graphic/Packaging Designer

Travelon is a leading manufacturer in the travel accessories industry. Founded in 1978, Travelon has been making Travel Easier™ for more than 30 years.
In addition to its branded line of travel accessories, Travelon is a product design and sourcing company with expertise in cut-and-sew/soft-goods, injection molding and wire fabrication.

POSITION OVERVIEW:The Graphic/Packaging Designer will be responsible for photographing products, cleaning, sizing and maintaining product images, solving packaging needs by designing structurally sound packaging solutions that meet merchandising needs, creating and producing layouts for presentations, catalogs, and sell-sheets. The Graphic/Packaging Designer will work closely with the VP of Marketing in the development of graphic communications that enhance the sales of products while establishing and reinforcing the Company’s brand image.

- Works with marketing, product management, and design to create and execute graphics and packaging projects from beginning to end following timelines and ensuring deadlines are met
- Develops packaging that has structural integrity, that communicates product’s benefits while, reinforcing the company’s brand identity to increase product’s sell-through at retail.
- Be able to develop structurally sound package solutions utilizing various mediums including chipboard, sulfite board, corrugated, clam shells, blister packs, acetate and other materials.
- Knowledge of package manufacturing processes and capable of generating detailed packaging specs. Must have experience re-thinking package designs with new, innovative visions.
- Prepare images for the Product Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service teams (clean surfaces, color correct, remove duplicates, name files, create clipping paths).
- Prop and direct product photography to visually communicate the product’s best features
- Design, review and maintain typography, layout, color, copy, and images for Company support materials.
- Researches and identifies packaging trends and materials.
- Create planograms for merchandising
- Design and engineer visual merchandising tools, including posters, graphic panels, and POP displays
- Proficiency in 3-D modeling. Knowledge and experience with CAD programs a plus.
- Other duties as assigned

- Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or extensive design experience
- Minimum 2 years graphic design experience, preferably within a consumer products company
- Must possess creative and innovative sketching, design and conceptualization skills
- Must have strong photography skills with an outstanding visual style
- Self disciplined and self-directed with the ability to manage multiple projects and be able to take creative direction well
- Have the proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment both individually and as part of the team
- Ideal candidates will have a strong organizational sense with an attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize and strategize solutions under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines
- Proficient in PC & Mac System, Adobe Creative Suite, and entire Microsoft Office package: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Access, HTML language
- Experience in designing , POP programs, web layouts with and understanding of digital formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PDF, Etc.
- Dreamweaver, Flash and digital image manipulation helpful!
- Appropriate certification and/or affiliation with packaging industry organizations, such as CPIT or CPP (Certified Packaging Professional), a plus!

Apply Via Email

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a fast-paced environment and meet the stated qualifications, please send your cover letter, MS-Word resume along a sample portfolio of your work in .pdf or .jpeg format to Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

NOTE: Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply.

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Associate Creative Director Job

"Digital People" are in the process of helping one of our "clients" fill an Associate Creative Director role with a large .com retail company in Chicago. The ideal candidate will have agency experience with an established background as a manager / concept designer / mentor with an ACD title or CD title equivalent. The Associate Creative Director will oversee all design and branding that is produced by our client and manage the overall operations of the creative services department. The ACD will assist in providing direction to other department staff in the development of presentation products, publications, multi-media presentations, digital deliverables, and marketing communication materials.
The ideal candidate will have a healthy amount of web interactive experience for this position.
Work with the account teams to develop products / services for internal clients
Develop and maintain brand recognition
Develop relationships with vendors
Manage and mentor staff.
Provide creative direction to the organization
Ensure quality assurance of creative work.

Must Provide:
If you are interested and qualified for this role, please send the following immediately to

* Updated resume
* REQUIRED: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about how your background and experience relates to this role.
* Salary range requirement.
* Three references
Candidates whose profiles most closely match our client?s requirements will be contacted.

Division: Digital People
Job ID: 500106324

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Graphic Designer

Who We Are: Like many small businesses, Sassafras started out of the home. Back in 1977, the company was started with the introduction of a Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Kit. We expanded into kids baking with the introduction of a Kids Pizza Making Kit. Now, we have a broad assortment of kids baking products as well as kids gardening items, bags, wood toys and musical instruments. Sassafras sells worldwide to better gift and department stores as well as large chains and internet retailers.

We are looking for someone who can:
• Create and oversee projects and client communication, functioning independently and maintaining communication with inventory warehouse, sales team & overseas factories
• Work to maintain and develop the Sassafras brand, on and offline
• Design and oversee product launches, collateral creation, exhibits
• Produce a catalog and marketing documents annually
• Oversee e-commerce website
• Photograph and maintain image database
• Clearly communicate project issues and resolution to the factories and Vice President

We need someone who possesses the following:
• Associate's degree in graphic design or relevant design experience
• Prior experience (2-5 years) as an in-house or agency designer
• Should have knowledge and/or experience in some print/collateral design and execution as well as product and packaging design
• Ability to multi-task
• Experience managing clients (external or internal) on project scope and delivery
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills; responsive and flexible to evolving responsibilities and changing environment
• Mac platform. Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign as well as Microsoft Excel & Word.
Please attach resume and provide a link to your online portfolio. Portfolio attachments will not be viewed. Email
See what we do and who we are at
Located near the Ashland Green line stop and accessible by bus. Near intersection of Ashland and Grand in the River West area.
Casual loft office.

Senior Artist, Characters

Netherrealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc., seeks a Senior Character Artist who will be responsible for creating character assets of the highest quality. This person will work closely with the Lead Character Artist along with the Art Director to create and maintain the highest quality assets for the game, and ensure that the aesthetic goals are met.


  • Using industry standard 3D packages as well as proprietary Team tools, creates art assets for their assigned development project. These assets could include any skeletal models, along with weapons, props, and other character related assets.

  • Support design in creating high end content to promote game-play.

  • Ensure that the high-quality bar established by the Art Director and Lead Artist is maintained by themselves and their team.

  • Mentors more junior members of the character team and shares acquired knowledge with the group.

  • Participates in departmental meetings to share personal ideas and define the look and feel of characters.

  • Report daily to the Lead Artist with progress status.


  • At Least a 2-year 2D/3D art degree, architecture degree, or equivalent.

  • BFA is preferred.

  • Five or more years of art and design experience on previous video game development teams.

  • Involved in production on at least 1 title that has been previously released.

  • Must possess good artistic skills and a working knowledge of 2D/3D art production.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.

  • Strong interest in computer or video games.

  • Must be proficient in one or more types of 3D software (Maya, 3D Studio Max, SoftImage). Maya is preferred, and a working knowledge of Maya is mandatory.

  • Experience with optimized game resolution modeling (5,000-20,000 triangles)

  • Experience with high polygon sculpting in ZBrush or Mudbox.

  • Strong 2D digital painting and/or drawing skills in Photoshop.

  • Experience working with optimized game resolution textures (1024x1024 or smaller).

  • Strong UV layout skills.

  • Experience with modern real-time 3d engines is a plus, Unreal is preferred.

  • Rigging experience not required, but a plus.

  • Additional art skills are preferred: fine arts skills, including drawing and painting; traditional sculpting; strong figure drawing skills that demonstrate a deep understanding of human anatomy and proportion.

  • Receptive to direction and perform well within a team environment.

  • Self-motivated.


  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Schawk Retail Marketing Creative Intern (Paid Internship)

    Schawk, Inc., (NYSE: SGK), is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. With a global footprint of more than 60 offices, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency.
    Schawk Retail Marketing, a business unit of Schawk, Inc. creates online, offline and in-store marketing communications for many of the world's top retailers. By integrating the retail experience across brand touchpoints, Schawk Retail Marketing helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
    Job Summary
    We are looking for a candidate that is creative, outgoing, dedicated worker that is eager to learn more and has a passion for design. Schawk appreciates our employees and good work never goes unnoticed!
    Job Responsibilities

  • As an intern, you will have the opportunity to be a key attribute to the production of our catalogs, direct mail pieces and circulars for our Fortune 500 clients. You will be able to have hands on experience in designing thumbnails, page layouts, helping with the mounting and mock-ups, miscellaneous design elements like footers and icons while also being able to work on some of our special projects like the clients gift cards and store windows. You will have the opportunity to work with the digital files and be able to research our photo plans and reference library.

  • Schawk Retail Marketing is always brainstorming for new, creative ways to demonstrate to our client that we are exactly what they need. The more people we have the better ideas start to flow and everyone can feed off one another's ideas.

  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Majors in Advertising, Graphic Design, Visual Communications

  • Able to work 2-3 days a week (we will be flexible around your class schedule)

  • Able to commute to the downtown Chicago office

  • Knowledge in Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Illustrator

  • Personal Performance Factors

  • Integrity/Ethics - deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.

  • Perseverance - targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.

  • Teamwork - Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

  • Initiative - Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.