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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Society of Illustrators - Now accepting submissions!

Now accepting submissions! 

 To Enter:

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES Friday, July 22, 2011
 The Society of Illustrators invites artists, publishers, and agents in the children's book field to submit to the 31st annual exhibition of The Original Art. Founded by Dilys Evans in 1980, the show celebrates the fine art of children's book illustration.  It has been sponsored by the Society of Illustrators for the past twenty-one years.  The selection process will be by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, editors, and experts in the field of children's publishing. They will choose the books that will be represented in the show and select gold and silver medal recipients.  Jurying is anonymous, and an artist may have no more than two books accepted for the show.

Publishers, Illustrators, Agents, and Authors
Publishers, please pass along an entry form or information to eligible artists if you are not able to submit their work.

· All entries must be published in the U.S. Books printed overseas are eligible.
· Books © 2010 and 2011 and F&Gs © 2011 will be accepted.
· Picture books and other illustrated books whose prime market is children twelve years and younger will be considered.    Chapter/young adult book must have at least eight full-page images. No jackets. No textbooks.
· Only illustrated books (traditional or digital media) are eligible.  No photographic books.

· Submit printed books or F&Gs. Entry material will not be returned.  Entries will be donated to appropriate charities.
· Fill in all the information on the entry form and tape it to the back of the book.  Artist's address, not c/o publisher or representative, is required.  

$30 per title / $20 for SI members submitting their own work
Fee must accompany entries. Please make checks payable to: Society of Illustrators.  If paying by credit card  
(Visa/MC/Amex), please attach information (type of card, name on card, number, exp. date) on a separate sheet of paper with entry form.

· Gold and silver medals chosen by the jury.
· Lifetime Achievement Awards nominated by a blue-ribbon panel.
· Founder's Award presented for best new talent of the year.   
Chair: Diane Dillon. Jury: Bob Barner, Diane Goode, Joann Hill

AWARDS PRESENTATION Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:00 - 9:00PM
Each artist, art director, and editor represented will receive two complimentary tickets.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $30 per person. SI Members $25 per person.

SUBMIT ENTRIES TO Society of Illustrators
Attn: The Original Art 128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065 

EXHIBITION DATES October 26 - December 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Architectural Illustrator

 Airoom, Chicagoland’s premier design/building renovation company, is seeking an Architectural Illustrator experienced in illustrating exterior buildings and interior spaces.
 Requirements Skills/ Requirements:
• Knowledge of functional design principles regarding architecture, interior design, lighting design, and color theory
• Capable of artfully communicating architectural concepts to our diverse clientele through renderings
• Strong sense of proportion and scale in placing the subject on presentation page to highlight the strength of the proposed design
• Ability to learn and adapt to Airoom’s rendering techniques standards
• General knowledge of reproducing and detailing material’s texture by hand and in Photoshop
• Ability to use a wide range of artistic styles to built excitement in our target audience
• Create artistic illustrations within a timeline that supports the fast-paced nature of the sales process
• Minimum of 1 year experience specifically illustrating exterior buildings and interior spaces
• Proficient in Photoshop
• Experience working with marker
• Proficient at hand-sketching
Full Benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Life, Short and Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, On-Site Fitness Center, Paid Vacation.
Corporate Overview:
Airoom is Chicagoland’s largest home addition design and building firm, with 2 state-of-the-art Design/Building Showrooms located in Lincolnwood and Naperville. Our 30,000 square foot headquarters is located in Lincolnwood, Illinois (where this position is based). Airoom has executed over 11,000 projects over the past fifty years giving us the experience to know what works, what will last, and what will add value to our client’s homes and businesses. In addition to our quality reputation in home additions and custom remodeling, Airoom also owns and operates an affiliated mortgage company that offers specialized funding options to all our clients. We are positioned to supply our clients with the highest level of quality and workmanship available. Featured in Remodeler Magazine as one of the “101 Best Companies to Work For"
To learn more about Airoom, Inc. please visit our website at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Please submit resume using the "Apply Now" feature.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Call for Artists

The Next Wave Art Salon is an exciting two-day event that brings together Chicago-area artists of different backgrounds and mediums in a found-space in downtown Elgin, IL.
The salon is designed to attract up-and-coming artists with innovative approaches to their art form and is open to artists of all ages and genres.We’ll have painters, sculptors, knitters, photographers, fire performers, actors, filmmakers, writers, and dancers all under one roof, showing their stuff and doing their thing.
Artists will have up to a 10’ x 10’ space to exhibit 2 pieces of their work.  On Friday night, at least three $1,000 cash awards will be given out for the best artwork, along with $2000 in purchase awards, and more. 
Limited time slots are obtainable for performance (stage available), film/video, and dance/performance artists (stage available). For performances a $500 cash prize will be awarded on each night.
 If this sounds good to you, Sign up now and start working on your stuff!
Sign up at: 


Real Estate media company is looking for a talented graphic designer proficient in PhotoShop and InDesign.
Position Summary Our ideal candidate is thorough, meticulous, energetic, and meets deadlines without exception. Be prepared to think strategically, work hard, and play nice with others in a small office environment.
Candidate is efficient in processing large amount of RAW Camera files. Must be proficient in establishing correct color temperature and exposure. Must have knowledge of adjustment layers in Photoshop. Experience in print process and page layout. Candidate must also be able to hit deadlines, self-motivated, and an eye for photography. Please attach a link to an online portfolio in your response, not in a separate attachment.
Must have a strong understanding of the principles of photography and optimizing graphics for print and web. HTML and CSS knowledge a plus but not required.

• Photo selection, photo editing/retouching
• Design and layout print brochures and other marketing materials.
• Work with Marketing Manager/Art Director to accomplish new concepts for all print materials.
• Create/design ad campaign materials, including e-blast campaigns, web updates, & presentations.
• Take creative direction and offer "out of the box" ideas and solutions.

• Passion in graphic design & desire to work in a creative environment.
• Expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator
• PowerPoint, Word & Excel knowledge a plus.
• Must have portfolio demonstrating your creative ability and talent.
• Excellent multi-tasking & communication skills.
• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field required.

Resumes will not be considered without salary requirements.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Design and Multimedia internships

Oceans Interactive is now accepting applications for the 2012 internship program, where designers and developers with a passion for wildlife and environmental conservation will have the opportunity to utilise their passion in an environment relevant to their skill.
Oceans Interactive offers a unique internship whereby design graduates and post graduates who are passionate about the environment are able to gain experience in both design and cutting edge marine research.
Though primarily focussed on providing experience in multimedia development (including branding and corporate identity, web site design and marketing materials), partnership with our sister company Oceans Research means interns will also gain practical knowledge in marine research and conservation, through great white shark behavioral studies, environmental surveys and captive shark research.

for more information :

Lezanne Vermaak
Head of Recruitment
p: +27(0)44 690 5799
s: lezanne_brits

MURAL artist needed

Proposals for a Mural for the Eisenhower Public Library District, Harwood Heights, IL

Summary of Project
A 4’ X 21’ mural is proposed on the south wall of Kids World, in the Eisenhower Public Library. Interested parties are welcome to view the space, and preview the existing mural
Theme - Dragons and books.

The Kids department has always wanted to feature this theme in their department.
A patron purchased the poster “Priceless Treasure” by Sue Dawe
( for this department. Kids of all
ages loved that dragon. We wanted to create a dragon of our own.
Main Features
The following are things we would like to see included:
1. one or more dragons—dragon should be child friendly but not childish
2. dragon should be reading or flying off with books
3. a forest
4. water
Practical Considerations

Work should be done on canvas. Canvas can depict one long  scene or it can be separated to show multiple scenes
Submit your idea on one (1) 18” x 24” sheet of paper or cardstock. Alternately, you  can submit your idea, and up to five (5) examples of other completed works, on a  disc in JPEG, PNG, PDF, or TIFF format.
Dimensions should be to scale (1 inch = 1 foot).
All submissions become property of the Eisenhower Public Library District,  and will not be returned.

No budget has been set at this time. However, in your application, under budget,  please include cost of all materials and labor.
This proposal is open to any artist 18 (eighteen) years or older.

Deadline - Please mail submissions by September 1, 2011. Send all submissions to:
Nancy Devlin
Head of Children’s Services
Eisenhower Public Library District
4613 N. Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Your response should include:
_____ the completed application
_____ a budget for your services
_____ a maquette or completed reproduction of your vision for the mural
_____ the artist’s website (or up to five [5] examples of other completed works,  on a disc in JPEG, PNG, PDF, or TIFF format)
_____ a time line of completion
_____ a biography of the artist in 500 words or less

Contact - If you have questions, please call Nancy Devlin, 708-867-2244, for questions  pertaining to this proposal.
The proposals will be reviewed by the children’s department of Eisenhower Public  Library. Final approval will come from the director and Board of Trustees of the  Library.
Print application at:
Please note that submission of this application and related materials is not  an agreement with the Eisenhower Public Library District for  compensation. No materials submitted will be returned.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jr. Designer (Print + Web), Chicago
Starts: Within a Couple Weeks
Status: Freelance/ possible Full Time
Rate: up to $20-$25/hr DOE

Job Description:
Our client is looking for a Jr. Designer with skills in both PRINT and WEB to join their team on a freelance basis. You will be working on a variety of projects to include: marketing collateral, direct mail, banner ads, website tweaks, signage, etc... There will be a good amount of campaign work.
Looking for someone that is skilled in HTML, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Having Flash skills would be a plus.
Can bring in your own MAC or use their PC! Whatever you prefer.
This is a freelance opportunity with full time potential.

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume and samples to:

View additional job opportunities at
Sixty Inches From Center is looking for freelance photographers interested in regularly documenting footage of local art events to incorporate into The Chicago Arts Archive. We are looking for commitment that would involve as much time as that person is willing to invest but a minimum of two feature contributions a month.
  • Willingness to investigate the local art community in Chicago
  • Documentary Photography
  • Owns DLSR with external Flash
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Familiar with Flickr
  • Capacity to edit images from time to time for design related projects
  • Writing experience a plus
To apply please send the following:
*Before you decide to apply please take a look at our website and learn about our organization.
  • Resume
  • One paragraph explaining your capabilities and goals for this position.
  • Portfolio of previous relevant work
Send your materials to:
For more information about Sixty Inches From Center go to
Sixty Inches From Center is looking for a graphic design/web design person who is available to work on a project to project basis. We are looking for commitment that would involve about five hours of time initially to work at our shared office and the rest of the work could be done remotely

Skills & Qualifications: 

Required experience or basic knowledge of:
  • Wordpress platform
  • HTML and CSS
  • Capacity to create new and edit previous graphics
  • Own adobe suite and personal computer
To apply please send the following:
*Before you decide to apply please take a look at our website and learn about our organization.
  • Resume
  • One paragraph explaining your capabilities and goals as a creative person.
  • Portfolio of previous work must include: banners, logos, html e-mail, interactive pdfs and web development based on a Wordpress platform.
Send your materials to:
For more information about Sixty Inches From Center go to

Nicolette Caldwell

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Internships: Visual Arts Administrative Asistant, Curatorial Interns for photography and digital arts

The VASA Project hosts a number of internship programs including Visual Arts Administrative Asistant, Curatorial Interns for photography and digital arts , Tramsmedia Writers and Reviewers , and other intern opportunities as they evolve.
Each intern will work closely with the curators, editors, administrators, teachers, and other VASA staff members on particular projects. Internships are designed to provide the intern with quality and dynamic experiences which may have an impact on their careers as artists, researchers, educators, and administrators. Each internship is unpaid and usually runs for one year.
Interns may live anywhere in the world, but will need access to quality broadband internet access and must speak and write in English.
Individuals interested in the VASA Internship Program should refer to the current internship opportunities and downlaod and complete and retrun the internship application form.
Any questions concerning internships please email Roberto Muffoletto, Director of the VASA Project ( The VASA Newsletter will publish announcements of internship opportunities.

Monday, June 20, 2011

3D Product Renderer (3DS Max & Mental Ray)
Location: City of Chicago
Status: Freelance
Estimated Duration: 2 Weeks
Starts: June 28th
Rate: up to $30/hr DOE
Our design studio client is looking for a 3D Product Renderer to join their team for a few weeks of freelance work.
You will be rendering a dishwashing unit. Must be expert level in 3D Studio Max and Mental Ray.
Please apply today with your 3D Studio Max and Mental Ray samples!

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume and samples to:

View additional job opportunities at


The Designer is an original thinker who conceives creative concepts and translates them into a visual format. Working in the Creative Services Department, the Designer is a team player who is skilled in matching strategic direction with appropriate design results for the Internet and Web-based marketing initiatives. Attention to detail, combined with a strong working knowledge of design-related applications is essential.

• Designing solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives
• Creating interactive design concepts
• Designing: mood boards; storyboards; interactive page layouts; site grids and interface demos; photo retouching and enhancements; animated GIFs
• Providing quality assurance on creative deliverables
• Building and maintaining a team rapport with creative team personnel, account managers, & project managers

Required Skills:
• Strong design portfolio with 2+ years education, 1+ years design and interactive work experience
• Developed and diverse communication skills
• Ability to articulate creative ideas
• Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
• A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of Mac OS, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Understanding of the strengths and limitations of Flash, After Effects, QuickTime, Director, and ImageReady.
• An understanding of information architecture and hierarchy
• Comprehensive understanding of interactivity and the Web
• Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
• Passion for and commitment to the profession of visual communication
• Solid footing on the line between creative expression and commercial reality
• Illustration in both electronic and traditional media is an asset.
• Motion graphics experience for the Web and video is an asset.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER A Chicago print company is looking for a Graphic Designer to create graphics for clients print and web needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: - Create graphic designs for small business clients in print (collateral, templates, brochures, posters, direct mail, PHP, etc.) and web (email marketing, web graphics, templates, etc.) - Understand client and company expectations and implement them appropriately in design style **History with Quark a plus! **Any web skills a plus! Onsite with a chance of going offsite once project deliveries are consistent with project parameters Location: Jefferson Park (directly next to the Blue Line stop) Pay: $22-27/hr Contract/Temporary
Job Requirements
- Bachelor's degree - Minimum of 5 years experience in Graphic Design Previous client work (not just personal graphic designs) - Business to Business experience - Creative, but conceptual with an understanding of the target audience when creating graphics - Proficiency with Adobe CS: Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, etc. - Does not need to be micromanaged (has completed similar work for similar client base)
To Apply
Phone: 1-312-819-0700
Fax: 1-312-616-3726

...or contact us at...

CG Chicago
205 N Michigan Ave
Suite 3301
Chicago, IL 60601

Please reference the above job number with your application.
The Creative Group
Apply for this job by clicking the "Apply Now" button below or call your local TCG office. Alternatively, for more information and to view all of our job opportunities, visit us online at And be sure to check out the online skills training The Creative Group provides to our registered at – just one more way we invest in your ongoing development and success.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Website Designer Needed for Basketball Camp's new website.
While no compensation at this time, as the organization grows their may be in the future and it would be a good piece to add to your portfolio.
Contact Craig Madzinski for more information - email your resume and website to him at:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator

OMEGA & Associates is seeking a qualified individual to fill an entry level Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator position in our mid-sized construction engineering firm. We are seeking a candidate that will have an eye for layout, font, detail, and color and one that will take initiative to create high-quality brochures, proposals, employee resumes, and other marketing materials as required.   This person must be able to think and work independently. 
A bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, excellent organization, written and verbal communications skills, creative ability, and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously are desired.  Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites 5 (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) is required. Web site design skills are a plus.
OMEGA offers a competitive salary and generous company benefits such as insurance, PTO, and 401(k). Qualified individuals should send their resume and a cover letter to:  

Michelle Janetis
Office Manager
OMEGA & Associates, Inc.
3333 Warrenville Road, Suite 130
Lisle, IL  60532

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tattoo Apprentice Position

Fifth Sun Graphix Tattoo & Body Piercing Shop is looking for new apprentices to learn the art of tattooing. Instructor has 10 years experience and has owned the shop for 5 years. Flexible contract available. Fun work environment. Call Adrian at 773-430-9557 for more information.
We are located at 5718 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60639

Apprenticeship is NOT FREE. Prices vary, call for more info

Requirements: Portfolio a must. Apprentice needs to be eager to learn and must take well to instructions. 
Find us at  
If any current students or recent grads are interested, you can contact Alumni Amy Zagar The program is really extensive and covers the business, artistic, and technical aspects of the trade. 

Part-Time Graphic Artist

Roselle Public Library District (Public Library)

Job Description: Are you creative? Do you like to design posters and other publicity materials? Responsibilities include design, preparation for printing, and timely delivery to the printer of the quarterly Library newsletter, Library Lights. The Graphic artist also creates promotional materials such as posters and bookmarks to highlight Library events. We are looking for a Graphic Artist who is able to work independently, yet gets along well with others, has the ability to meet deadlines, and is able to produce visually appealing designs. To apply for this position, please forward your resume, three (3) references from prior employers, and samples of prior work produced via mail to: Debbie Green Business Office Manager Roselle Public Library District 40 South Park Street Roselle, IL 60172
Full/Part Time & Hours: Part Time - Hours: 15 hours per week
Requirements: Job requirements include: current graphic software experience including Adobe, In Design, Photoshop, and Publisher. Minimum qualifications include specialized training in the use of computer software, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and graphics software. Imagination and creativity required.
Salary: Starting at $11.35 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Contact Information
Debbie Green, Roselle Public Library District
40 South Park Street
Roselle, IL 60172

Monday, June 13, 2011

Terra Foundation for American Art

Summer 2011 Grants Internship

Established in 1978, the Terra Foundation for American Art works to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of historical art of the United States. The foundation has made it a priority to create an international dialogue that is lively and relevant, encouraging new perspectives that interpret American art in dynamic ways and making opportunities for engagement that resonate with individuals around the globe. Implicit in the activities of the Terra Foundation is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and unite them.

Summer Internship, Grants Program
Reports to: Program Officers, Grants Manager, and Program and Communications Associate
Duration: JuneAugust for 3 days a week (start and end dates are negotiable)
Stipend: Modest stipend available
Key Responsibilities Could Include:
·        Assist with the development of the Civil War in Art web-based teaching resource, including writing object descriptions, facilitating the summer professional development/curriculum development workshop for teachers, and editing lesson plans
·        Learn how to use the open-source software Omeka in order to enter and edit content for the Civil War in Art website
·        Help prepare for and facilitate the Terra Teacher Lab summer institute
·        Assist with Terra Collection Initiative projects, including research, writing, and rights and reproductions
·        Learn how to use the grant management software GIFTS
·        Write select sections of grant dockets and enter content into GIFTS
·        Assist with the exhibition grant program evaluation project meant to both streamline past data and set up procedures to track incoming data
·        Audit the grant files in anticipation of the annual financial audit
·        Enter data and refine mailing list database in GIFTS
·        Assist with facilitation of usability testing on the foundation’s website
·        Learn how to use the foundation’s website content management system
·        Help maintain the foundation’s website, including the events calendar and Chicago page

·        Must have completed a masters degree, preferably in the history of art
·        Must possess a strong interest in American art, preferably the nineteenth century and/or Civil War-era due to the nature of current projects
·        Must have strong writing and communication skills

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than two pages in length) to:

Eleanore Neumann
Program and Communications Associate
980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1315
Chicago, IL 60611

Note: We prefer to receive applications via email

Application Deadline: Submit applications as soon as possible

Friday, June 10, 2011

Children's Illustrator at

Chicago children's publishing and toy company is looking for a versatile, professional illustrator to join our team! The right person is smart, flexible, with excellent illustration skills as well as an eye for composition and moves quickly through projects. Can-do, positive attitude is a must. This is a great job for a talented illustrator starting out their career, or for a more experienced person.
This position would be heavily involved with designing and laying out books and possibly packaging and other print items. Illustrator would also be creating art for puzzles, early learning products, and books. Must have ability to create or match a range of illustration and painting styles. Our artwork needs range from whimsical water-colored characters, to realistically painted acrylic items, to ink line drawings, to computer drawings. The right person will enjoy the varied projects and have strong sense of composition and color in addition to being skilled as an illustrator.
Must have good knowledge of Mac Illustrator and basic knowledge of Photoshop.
Please check out our website at to ensure this is the type and style of work you'd be able to do before applying.
We are looking for someone interested in growing with our company and in their work.
This is a full time, in house position with salary and benefits.
Please e-mail resume and a link to your work or at least 3-4 samples of your work.
Resumes without samples will not be considered.
Email inquiries to :

Graphic Designer

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, financial and risk management.  With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefit programs, talent and reward programs, and risk and capital management.
Towers Watson’s Rewards, Talent & Communication practice works with companies on broad, global communication and change management programs and targeted campaigns. We have communicated virtually every type of workforce program change - from pay and benefits to complex business process changes to critical senior leader messages. Our suite of technology tools and employee portals delivers across the full range of media. And, our creative design consultants provide award-winning, in-house print and electronic web design and production support.
The Creative Media Group is comprised of in-house award-winning designers and production coordinators who understand how to obtain and hold employees’ attention, enliven information and ultimately change employee attitudes and behaviors.
As a Graphic Designer in our Creative Media Group, you will work beside top consultants and designers while you develop cutting edge technical knowledge and skills. You will immediately be contributing to real client assignments which will draw on your creativity as well as your ability to produce innovative design solutions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise.

Performance Objectives:
- Contribute to well-defined assignments under close art direction from senior designers
- Work on client projects to develop creative design solutions for print and a variety of electronic media (e.g., making text edits, researching photography, designing components of campaigns with an established look, designing logo options, preparing files for production)
- Develop technical knowledge and skills in business-to-employee communication
- Effectively and efficiently contribute to numerous simultaneous projects from concept through final production artwork in a fast-paced environment
- Deliver on projects to meet or exceed client expectations
- Partner with design and communications colleagues to develop solutions
- Dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels
- Work collaboratively as a member of the Design team with other designers, production coordinator, and project managers
- Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

- Meet chargeable hours targets
- Deliver design solutions within production scheduled timeframes and within budget constraints


- 2-3 years experience in graphic design producing corporate communication materials, including brochures, branding and graphic identity
- Understanding and knowledge of both print and digital media design
- High proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite software
- InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
- Experience with Flash is required
- Ability to present concepts and support rationale behind given design ideas and solutions
- Strong consultative, creative and problem solving skills
- Ability to balance multiple priorities with acute attention to detail
- Strong service orientation with a commitment to producing high quality results within strict deadlines, and focused on the achievement of team goals
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely manner
- Flexibility and proven ability to diagnose and resolve issues; strong client service orientation
- Bachelors degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design required

Part Time Graphic Designer

Job Type: Freelance
Salary: $15 - $20/hr.

Position: Part Time Graphic Designer
Location: Western Suburbs   Starts: 6/20/11

Our client is a design firm in the Western suburbs that is seeking a freelance Graphic Designer on a part-time basis to eventually grow to 40 hours per week.

The role will require proficiency in Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Design experience across a variety of platforms to include print, online, tradeshows and apparel is desired.

If you are interested in a part time design position in the Western suburbs that will grow to full 40 hour weeks, please send us your online portfolio and samples. Thanks!
Requirements: Work must be completed on-site, so candidates must have reliable transportation to Aurora.
To Apply:

Design Sales & Film internships

Recover Records is looking for sales assistants, graphic designers, and film documenters.
As a sales assistant, interns will learn how to manage and promote multiple revenue streams including a record Label, a Producer/Engineer/A&R, and other music related companies by using Social Networking sites and other forms of social media.
Graphic design interns will get hands on experience working with a company that has a constant need for an assortment of purpose driven imagery. Interns will get a chance to explore their creative side while getting challenged to communicate different companies messages.(incorporating direction from us.)
Finally, film documenting interns will get hand on experience documenting the lives of national recording artist, producers, and their management.  Interns will record their growth during the launch of a new record label model in a changing marketplace for an internet reality show. They will be in charge of filming, editing and uploading daily footage. If they choose they also have the opportunity to be part of a reality show which will be documenting Recover Records daily.

Orrin Hoffman
President Recover Records
Manager David Adam Monroe

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paid Photography Intern

Seeking an intern interested in using the tools of their trade combined with artistic vision to present their unique presentation of our product line. Use of technical skills in order to capture professional photographs is vital, along with an understanding of photo editing systems. This is your opportunity to work for a 116 year old specialty chemical and packaging distributor. If you are looking for an internship in a family-friendly environment, then this is the opportunity for you.

Learn more about our company by watching this video...

Send resumes via email to Nicole Peterson

Freelance web developer

Freelance web developer knowledgeable in designing and developing websites in Word Press
My marketing firm is redesigning its websites and needs a polished developer to bring our website to the next level and beyond
Current websites are and .
Please email me you background and example of your current website work to, especially done in Word Press. Put freelance web developer in subject.
Thank you,
Deborah Ritchey
Ritchey Associates Inc
Marketing Results On and Off the Internet
)  312.282.8124
7  312.884.8778

Friday, June 3, 2011

FM*Gallery and Artist Studios
Accepting submssions for representation and exhibition in our West Loop gallery space. 
Please send info and image samples or website link to gallery manager Frankln Riley at franklin@fultonmarketgallery
details on our website: 
Posting Organization

FM*Gallery and Art Studios

Contact Information:
310 N. Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Studio Assistant Position

Spudnik Press Cooperative is a comprehensive cooperative artist studio dedicated to encouraging new talent
in fine art printmaking in an alternative art space. Open to all levels of printmakers, Spudnik Press provides
common studio space capable of printing traditional as well as photographic litho, relief, and silkscreen
prints. Additionally, Spudnik Press fosters a greater public awareness and understanding of prints and artmaking
in general by offering demonstrations, workshop, critiques, and gallery shows.
The Studio Assistant Position will work closely with the Executive Director, supporting all programming,
including marketing, outreach, shop maintenance, education and fundraising. The studio assistant will be
expected to seek new revenue resources, mainly through creating a marketing plan and materials for
consignment printing. The studio assisant will provide support for artists using the studio as well as
administrative support. This is a part-time position for 15 hours per week. Day-to-day job duties include the
• Manage physical space, cleanliness and safety. Maintain inventory and supplies.
• Monitor Open Studio sessions as needed. Coordinate monitor schedules and training. Provide
support, feedback, and additional training to monitors as needed.
• Work with Director to advertise and organize upcoming events, including coordination of volunteers,
installation of artwork, distribution of press releases, and communication with participating artists
• Assist with implementation of marketing and advertising, including design and printing of marketing
materials, web marketing, distribution of materials, and occassional participation in area events.
• Create and initiate a marketing plan for consignment printing.
• Regular website maitenance and frequent updates of content.
• Work with interns and volunteers to assist with Studio Assistant responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will be able to work with Spudnik Press to expand the position over time, including
printing professional consignment jobs, accounting, communication with teaching artists, students, and
members, and coordinating special events and projects, as well as teaching opportunities.
Qualifications include:
• Extensive experience creating fine art prints utilizing multiple processes, such as screenprinting,
intaglio, lithography, letterpress, relief, and offset printing.
• Samples of prints exemplifying professional quality printing
• Experience working (as employee or independent artist) in a professional printshop or outside of a
classroom environment.
• Adminstrative, sustomer service, or fundraising experience
• Comfortable using Adobe software
• Strong belief in the importance of community creative spaces and interest in utilizing Spudnik Press’
• Interest in the field of education, teaching, and community engagement
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to work independently
• Strong communication skills and outgoing demeanor
Compensation is $10/hour with complimentary Keyholder access while an employee of Spudnik Press.
Keyholder access is valued at $120/month and allows unlimited use of the studio and general supplies.
For consideration, please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Angee Lennard
( Review of applications will begin June 8, 2011.
Position begins on or near July 1, 2011

Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
Chicago IL, 60622

Lead Artists, TCA at MCA


The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) seeks two Lead Artists to co-teach and co-guide The Creative Agency (TCA at MCA), a rigorous new program for 15-19 year olds that invites participants to collectively explore what art is (see link for more information). Under the supervision of the MCA's Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs, Lead Artists actively participate in recruitment, participant selection and outreach; co-create the TCA at MCA curriculum and implement the program, adjusting plans as needed; teach weekly sessions and co-guide program participants during the course of the program; and maintain regular, proactive communication with partner Lead Artist and MCA staff, ensuring the full integration of the program within the core activities of the museum.

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Fine Arts, Humanities, Human Development, Education or Art Education. Master's degree preferred. Active creative practice (in visual, performance, writing or media-based art) required. Minimum three years experience teaching teens and youth. Minimum one year experience teaching youth in out-of-school environments and one year experience in curriculum development and student assessment in formal or informal settings. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively to co-plan and co-lead a youth program, develop curriculum, and evaluate progress. Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation preferred. Candidates will have knowledge of gallery-based teaching, art interpretation, and experience teaching effective verbal communication. Candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in contemporary art. Active knowledge of new media and digitally-based social networking tools required. Strong knowledge of arts organizations, artists and arts programs in the Chicago area preferred. Ideal candidates will demonstrate creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness and must also demonstrate a capacity for giving feedback and incorporating feedback into practice. Position requires a professional demeanor, good judgment, and excellent people skills, including effective verbal communication skills. 12 hours per week, Saturdays 1:30-5 pm and 7.5 hours on other weekdays and select evenings as needed to plan and implement the program. Projected start date June 6, 2011. Program launch date September 10, 2011. This is a one-year temporary position with possibility for renewal.

Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Application for Lead Artist, Teen Programs position by email to Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please use only one format when sending your application. The Museum of Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workplace. No calls please.

Webb deVlam seeking a Graphic Design intern

Seeking an graphic designer, either still in school or a recent grad who is passionate about brand building and packaging with great ideas, sketching ability and Adobe CS experience with a desire to learn more. Package design in your portfolio is ideal.
Webb deVlam core competencies are centered on Discovery, Innovation and Design for fast moving consumer packaged goods. We have consumer insights expertise, Branding and Graphics, and Industrial Design combined to provide seamless brand strategy, and equity building design for our clients. We are unique in that we are a boutique agency with an international footprint to serve global clients and brands, and a company culture that emphasizes teamwork, where great relationships with each other and with our clients foster award-winning design. Work onsite only. Three month internship.

Specific Skills

Sketching, Adose CS experience
Passion for packaging, branding, brand strategy and teamwork
Dedication that will keep our standards high (or raise them)
Hard worker who wants work to be fun.

Submission Details

Submit a cover letter, a resume, and a portfolio, either as a pdf or as a link to an online portfolio.
Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in the US in order to apply.

NOVO ARTS INC.- Canvases to be streched

Novo arts has three paintings that will need stretching on the 8th of June after 4pm.  The paintings are rather large and you will need to bring your own tools.  
The paintings are @ the following dimensions: 
  1. 96" x 48"
  2. 120" x 72"
  3. 84" X 60"
The tools needed are: (I know Lucie Godina has all these tools, perhaps she would let you barrow them if you are in need) 
  • Staple gun
  • Staples 
  • Metal clamps 
  • Drill 
  • Screws  

Stretching location: 
The rate will be $15 and hour.  You will receive a check from Novo Arts via the mail once the job is completed.  

Novo Arts does quite a bit of work in Chicago and are always looking for capable artiest to work with us on our onsite projects!

Elisabeth SchwarzArt Consultant & Project Manager
NOVO ARTS INC.57 East 11th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
T: 212.674.3093

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Design, Product Development at FUL

Career opportunity
Job Level: Mid-Level Staff  Field: Fashion/Apparel
Job Functions: Design, Product Development
Experience designing a broad range of bags and other sportswear consumer products.
Ability to take products from concept to retail
Capacity to predict and translate trends in color, finish, and graphics into a powerful product that embodies our brand image.
Ability to synthesize print collateral to product brand message specific to our bag and luggage products
Evaluating finished concepts based on a variety of material substrates, production constraints, and project budgets.
Partnering with key team members in Product Development, Marketing and Sales for strategic brand discussions and application on product.
Specific Skills
BA/BS in Graphic Design or equivalent.
5 + years of product design experience.
Experience with in-depth brand building
Demonstrated problem-solving and conceptual skills, and detail-oriented work ethic.
Proactive approach to daily individual tasks, with team mentality
Proficient knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
Technical understanding of production techniques and processes desired.
Proven experience with various design styles, and staying on the cutting edge of design trends.
Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced global team environment.
Ability to travel both domestically if necessary.
* Up on trends and music a plus
Apply Via Email
Please send resume and link to portfolio to  and