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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 job-bbfuy-2519517481@craigslist.org

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
- 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

QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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  jobs@travelonbags.com

HOW TO APPLY:
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 jobs@travelonbags.com. 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.

Check us out at www.travelonbags.com!

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.
Requirements
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.

Requirements
Must Provide:
If you are interested and qualified for this role, please send the following immediately to Chicago.jobs@digitalpeople.net

* 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 sassafrasintern@gmail.com.
See what we do and who we are at www.SassafrasStore.com
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

SUMMARY OF POSITION
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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES


  • 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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

    **APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/detail/124586BR**

  • 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.



































  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Photographer needed


    Looking for a photographer for a commercial shoot (print/advertising photos like you might see on a Nike billboard ad). 
    Project will  be a mixture of urban oriented/athletic oriented shots.  Some outdoors, gym, or studio shots. 
    Looking to collaborate ideas for athletic/casual/urban print ads. 
    Email Jon Bruce at  bruce215@ymail.com

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Installation Opportunity at Chicago Art District showPODs

    Aart installation opportunity for Chicago artists at the Chicago Arts District. We have 7 street front window spaces available as interconnected  'showPODs' (each approximately 16' wide and 6' feet deep) that display installation art and feature a new project each month. Installations should fill all 7 spaces and interconnect them. These showPODs are to be viewed from the sidewalk and get tons of viewing traffic in the diverse and historic Pilsen East Chicago Arts District. This is an unique opportunity for artists and curators to make a statement through art installation and experimentation; we've had 16 innovative installations already and we are looking forward to continuing the project.  

    For more information, please see the call for entry: http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/pdf/2011ShowPodEntry.pdf I have attached some samples of past projects.
    To get a sense of what goes on at the Chicago Arts District, please visit us online at http://www.chicagoartsdistrict.org or on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Arts-District/129719941706


    Sophia PosnockIntern
    Chicago Arts District
    1945 S. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60608
    312-738-8000 x 105

    Graphic Artist

    Palatine Public Library District (Public Library)
    Deadline for applications: September 20, 2011
    Job Description: Part time opportunity for a creative and energetic graphic artist. Primary responsibilities include providing graphic design and innovative ideas to support the production of various printed flyers, brochures, signage, and posters using Adobe software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign); providing graphic support for the web, maintaining digital art and project files, installing and creating decorations for various holidays and programs, and providing art services for all departments and branch locations. Schedule is 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Benefits include prorated time off and IMRF. Please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to employment@palatinelibrary.org.
    Full/Part Time & Hours: Part Time - Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Requirements: Expertise typically acquired through completion of college level coursework in a Graphic Design Program or equivalent. Minimum one year current related experience required. Working knowledge of digital design, personal computers, Internet, and graphic arts software applications including Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. See www.palatinelibrary.org for complete job description.
    Salary: $14.94 per hour
    Palatine Public Library District
    700 N. North Court
    Palatine, Illinois 60067
    http://www.palatinelibrary.org

    Design and Graphics Assistant

    Lincoln Park | Full-time | 12-15 per hour

    Reports to: Design Manager
    Hours: 30+
    Pay: $12-$15 per hour based on experience
    Email Resume to: hdhdesignassistant@gmail.com
    Window Covering and Fabric Company seeking Design & Graphics Assistant. Creative, detail-oriented individual. Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Must have an eye for composition and color, communication, writing and proofreading skills. Interest in surface textile arts and photography a plus. Dynamic, fast-paced environment in West Lincoln Park location.
    Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
    • Maintain & organize digital artwork files for all new product launches, including both textile fabric and digital programs
    • Coordinate art and design file transfers between studio & suppliers
    • Work with & Customize complex layered Photoshop files for in line collection and custom projects as needed
    • Design & execute layouts for all new product collection launches including both marketing materials and sales collateral under direction of Design Manager
    • Execute graphic art layouts for all new collection sampling materials
    • Maintain website information on all new product launches; images, and specification information
    • Assist Design Manager in surface pattern work for print, woven and digital products
    • Maintain design software & hardware functions for design studio
    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Problem solving skills; Creative and analytical
    • Communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-motivation and teamwork skills
    • Professionalism
    • Dependability & Punctuality

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Call for Artists

    Explorations: New Works by New Artists


    The September, The Art Center Highland Park will be hosting
    "Explorations: New Works by New Artists,"
    a juried exhibition of emerging artistic talent in the region. This call for entry is accepting submissions until the August 1st, 2011 deadline. 
     
    The exhibition will run from August 26th - September 24th, 2011.  
    Open to all artists ages 18 and older. Must be original works created by submitting artists in the last 5 years. All mediums except film and video are eligible. The exhibition will be in TAC's Fireplace Gallery.
    Cash Prizes! 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100.
     
    Contact Information
    Contact Phone Number: 
    (847)432-1888
    Contact Information: 

    The Art Center Highland Park - Explorations
    1957 Sheridan Rd.
    Highland Park, IL 60035

    Logo and Graphic Design


    Freelance/Contract/Temp
    Artist Wanted: Logo and graphic design for promotion of a new special event Like Bike Ride and Celebration in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square.
    First Annual Like Bike Ride and Celebration will celebrate pedal power pride on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, with a ride up Milwaukee Ave. from Wicker Park thru Bucktown ending by the Logan Square Monument . This is a recreation and informative event for cyclists of all ages and levels. The First Annual Like Bike Ride and Celebration is an opportunity for engaging, sharing and educating about bike safety and mechanics, food and body health and the arts.
    The Like Bike Ride and Celebration is a family oriented recreation event:
    • to share the joy of cycling
    • to engage local merchants, institutions, arts and culture in sustainable neighborhood activities
    • to celebrate the unique character and history of three neighborhoods • to share artistic talents in a bike   parade.
    Deliverables: Logo Design and Style Sheet Components:
    • Style sheet components including typeface;
    • Colors: Should look good in b/w and 2/4 color;
    • Images: bicycles. . ..Unicycle/tricycle/bicycle (shows breadth of skill and age) family, urban setting that reflect the joy of cycling;
    • Applications: banners, mobile web app, T-shirt, Facebook, Twitter, posters printed/digital media;
    • Audience: families, cyclists of all ages, artists, local merchants, community organizations, institutions, governmental agencies.

    Reply to laura@nnwac.org with a link to your portfolio.
    Skills & Qualifications: 
    Graphic Design, production experience, portfolio of work
    Contact Near NorthWest Arts Council nnwac@nnwac.org
    Acme Art Works
    2215 W North Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Google Map

    Organization Description: 

    The Near Northwest Arts Council (NNWAC) is a non-profit, artist-driven organization, founded in 1986, dedicated to:
    . making, exhibiting and performing creative work
    . designing and building affordable creative communities
    . meeting the cultural needs of a diverse and vital urban community
    NNWAC offers studio, workshop and performance space at reasonable rates to
    artists, writers, educators and social activists. For the schedule of events
    subscibe to: acmeartworks@gmail.com
     
    Laura Weathered
    Contact Email: laura@nnwac.org
    Contact Phone Number: 773 278 7677
    http://www.nnwac.org

    PRODUCTION DESIGNER

    Vosges Haut-Chocolat (www.vosgeschocolate.com) is currently looking for a talented and skilled PRODUCTION DESIGNER. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for the following:

    Will report directly to the CEO/Owner and Product Development Manager. He/she will perform design changes, proofreading, pre-flight and preparation of files prior to printing. Complete small scale design requests from Wholesale, PR, web and retail departments. Image retouching, compositing and color correction. Organize and maintain image library. Assist other business units in locating photos and navigating the image library. Learn about vendor relationships and begins to work closely to insure the success of each design. Assist with photo shoots, including coordinate and organize. The candidate MUST work enthusiastically, respectfully and collaboratively with other Creative Team members and the Product Development Manager. Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is required. Univeristy Degree or equivalent in Graphic Arts a real PLUS.

    Qualified candidate's should apply to: www.jobs@vosgeschocolate.com.
    Please include a coverletter, resume and salary requirements.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Illustrator needed to sketch 70 simple images for an animation video

    Looking to animate a product promo video and need an illustrator to sketch with same rough style 70 images so I can animate them in AfterEffects. I will provide a list of the images and any imagery they reference (ie. website screen shots, logos, etc.) None are very complex and should be an easy task with limited color or depth.

    to apply:   http://www.elance.com/j/illustrator-needed-sketch-simple-images-an-animation-video-illustration/25270613/?utm_medium=partner&utm_source=simplyhired&utm_campaign=simplyhired?utm_source=SimplyHired&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=SimplyHired

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Art Gallery Internships

    Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc is seeking two interns to assist with the day to day operations at the Gallery- flexible hours and a great opportunity to learn more about the art field and galleries.

    Contact Cindy Berhard at   815.274.4833
    Email resume and cover letter to Cindybernhard@gmail.com 

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Visual Arts Instructor (Early Childhood) -- Part-time



    - Applicants must be creative and energetic, and be able to enthusiastically lead kids (and, in 2 year-old classes,  grown-ups, too) in literature-based art-making experiences.
    - Must have at least two years of experience working with 2 through 5 year-olds in a classroom setting, experience
    in interacting with the parents of young children
    - Must have a degree in either education or visual art.
    - Must be detail-oriented, organized, and highly committed to art, kids, and teaching.
    - Art teachers are responsible for their own curriculum development, class preparation, classroom clean up, and attendance at department meetings.

    Must be available weekday mornings.
    Successful candidate will begin teaching in late August 2011.

    If interested and qualified, please send cover letter and resume to job-2ywmr-2502542298@craigslist.org

    Web Design Instructor

    Burroughs Elementary School is looking for an alumni or current student who could teach a group of kids basic web design, 5th-8th grader students at 3542 s. Washtenaw. For a 6-8 week session, twice every week.. It would be in the fall, during the afternoons, and a class of about 15 kids for 6-8 weeks.

    Thank you,
    Christian Garcia
    christiangm@msn.com
    773-535-7226

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    medHealth Group Design Internship

    GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP (UNPAID)

    The medHealth Group is a global health and awareness promotional firm that customizes and designs health related, educational events, programs, and community outreach projects for various clients.
    We are seeking an energized student intern who can showcase their artistic design and development for our marketing and promotions firm. The prospective intern must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have the ability to work efficiently with minimal face time.
    Responsibilities
    Creation and development of collateral material and event logos for a variety of client projects
    Create layout and design for client proposals and presentations
    Able to produce brainstorm and mocks up design ideas
    Present design ideas to supervisor and clients
    Interns will meet with clients and adjusts designs to fit their needs or taste
    Interns will be expected to meet weekly project schedules/deadlines
    Interns will works well with others, such as staff, printers, programmers, developers or other technicians, to complete the final product
    Interns will be expected to build strong relationships and create value for their clients and for themselves
    Interns will prepare weekly reports and give the latest status of the work to direct Supervisor
    Interns will operate with integrity and follow all assigned tasks through to completion
    Requirements
    Must be a full or part time graphic design or art major working towards course credit with experience in the Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator)
    Must have creative and innovative ideas for a wide array of client projects
    Must be able to work independently - interns will work from home but required to meet weekly to present project task
    To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and graphic sample to: kevin.freeman@medhealthgroup.com
    For more information on the company, visit www.medhealthgroup.com
    Phone calls are welcome: Kevin W Freeman, Executive Director 312-498-2611

    Teaching Artist Development Consultant - Center for Community Arts Partnership


    This part time position will be working in the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago. The consultant will be support staff for a one-year pilot project that will create and test a systematic teaching artist training program that will serve the arts education field in Chicago.  The consultant’s responsibilities outlined below will be handled within the allocated 20 hours per week and will be reporting to the Associate Director of School Partnerships/Project AIM (who serves as project manager) and the Director of School Partnerships.

    The consultant will support three aspects of this project: the Design Cycle, Colloquium Series and the Professional Learning Community. The responsibilities are: 

    • Work closely with the Associate Director of School Partnerships to build relationships with organizations and individual artists in recruiting Cohort 1 for fall 2011 and Cohort 2 for winter 2012. 
    • Provide general information and awareness of the project through social networks, email functions and traditional marketing approaches 
    • Correspond in a timely manner with Design Cycle Faculty and cohort participants through email and hard copy to ensure program timeline is met 
    • Coordinate the logistics of the cohort meetings that will take place on Columbia College Chicago’s campus and help to generate the requested materials needed by the Cohort faculty for both sessions 
    • Support the development of project documentation for grant reports such as attendance records of cohorts, participant responses to program activities, collection of program activities through photo and video 
    • Coordinate logistics of two evening events (one in fall and one in winter) that comprise the “Colloquium Series” that will present key topics to a larger cross section of the teaching artist community in Chicago. 
    • Support the development of an online professional learning community among the cohort faculty and participants through the maintenance of a blog and website page 
    • Work with the Associate Director of School Partnerships to convene the TAD Advisory Committee that two times a year for updates and input on the progress of the Teaching Artists Development Studio 
    • Provide administrative support to the TAD Project Evaluator including the collection of key data.
    Qualifications and Application Requirements

    Skills & Qualifications: 

    Minimum Education & Experience • Bachelors Degree/Masters Degree in Arts Education or a related field • Experience with teaching artists as a Program Staff member in an arts education organization or as a Teaching Artist oneself • Experience in designing, managing or implementing projects/programs that offered support to artists working in schools during the day or in after school settings. • Organized and able to oversee multiple program activities as the same time. • Excellent communication skills and written skills, including interpersonal communication • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office

    To Apply: 

    Apply ONLINE at https://employment.colum.edu/ IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter and resume; do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.dox, or PDF only. Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. If you experience technical difficulties please email careers@colum.edu. Do not contact the hiring department or search committee for assistance. No phone calls or hard copy materials please.
    Contact

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Bradford Group, Product Development Manager I - Holiday


    Opportunity – Product Development Manager I - Holiday

    Job Summary:
    We are currently seeking a highly motivated Product Development Manager to join our Holiday team!  This individual will be responsible for assisting the Holiday Product Development team in the research and development of new product concepts, as well as development and management of backends or existing programs. The Product Development Manager will creatively brainstorm and concept new ideas that fit within established Bradford product criteria and formats, and will effectively solve issues and problems related to design, production scheduling and costs.  This individual will also manage administrative functions of the department, including tracking, scheduling and updating reports and product programs. 

    Responsibilities

    ·         Update product development database (File Maker Pro) to include critical products reports, rolling forecasts, fact sheets, design worksheets and contract requests, with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness as it relates to status on products and product research.
    ·         Communicate and effectively collaborate with various departments such as Advertising, Design, Production, and Marketing who are integral to the product development process.  Identify delays and inconsistencies and notify appropriate Senior Product Development Manager for resolution.
    ·         Coordinate backstamp process – supply Design department with worksheets and Marketing with approved fact sheets. Proof, route and finalize approval on backstamps, hang tags and certificates and advise Production and Design teams.
    ·         Prepare presentation boards, sample set-ups and kick-off packets for meetings and presentations, such as Quarterly Reviews, European, and Sales meetings.
    ·         Research past Bradford product to analyze degree of success in market research and product research. Track conversion rates, historical data, source color proofs, transparencies and brochures for art reuse evaluation.
    ·         Maintain and manage backend products (initially with guidance from Senior Product Development Manager) with emphasis on the design quality and series cohesion with a backend cadence of 30 days or less. Coordinate and manage through design, sculpt, decal proofing and manufacturing processes to include preparation of design worksheet, fact sheet, approvals, product reporting, backstamps and hang tags. Responsible for program scheduling and target dates.
    ·         Print and critique JPEG photos of products in development, pre-production samples and production samples, including backstamps and certificates.
    ·         Participate in concepting and brainstorming with Product Development team, and develop and present concepts and ideas for new products to managers. Develop new product concept for tests at weekly VIP meetings (under supervision of Senior Product Development Manager, if applicable) - this includes the concept, research, mockup/sketches, worksheet/statements and data on trends, competitive and related industries, prior test/rollout results, preliminary costs/margin estimates and other required materials.
    ·         Ensure quote packages are sent out to appropriate vendors using corporate COG’s (cost of goods) guidelines. Work with vendors and Senior Product Development Manager to negotiate and finalize COG’s.
    ·         Work with outside resources such as designers, sculptors, model shops and licensors on new concepts and information and material required to complete product development process.
    ·         Communicate and direct outside sketch artists, illustrators, sculptors, painters, mold makers and manufacturers.
    ·         Expand design pool (designers, sketch artists, sculptors, painters, etc) by proactively seeking out new talent to assist in delivering quality and reliable resources for the product development team.
    ·         Responsible for black & white color copying; digital photography samples and products; review and approve invoices and send to Accounting for processing.
    ·         Prepare packages for shipment via DHL, Fed Ex and messenger; faxing (domestic and international), scanning, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.



    Qualifications
    ·         MA, MFA, BA or BFA degree in Art, Art History, Fine/Studio Arts, Illustration, Product Design, Sculpture, Graphic Design or an art-related field
    ·         0-3years work experience
    ·         Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills – both verbal and written 
    ·         Must be organized and must be very detail-oriented
    ·         Knowledge of MAC/PC including Excel, Word, PhotoShop
    ·         Ability to work and troubleshoot in an extremely fast-paced environment
    ·         Strong internship experience or a minimum of two years work experience is preferred 
    ·         Experience in a clerical and/or art and craft environment is a major plus 
    ·         Artistic/creative skills
    ·         Familiarity with Adobe suite and databases is helpful


    Benefits: Business Casual Work Environment, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Cafeteria, Onsite Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!

    The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct marketing and provider of limited-edition gifts, collectibles, home d├ęcor, and jewelry.  Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today’s international economy.  Our company’s vision is to seek to identify and understand our customer's fundamental aesthetic, emotional and psychological needs that can be fulfilled with art-based or theme-inspired offerings.  We are located in Niles, IL.

    If this position sounds interesting, please apply online and complete a 2-minute job application profile.   APPLY ONLINE

    No phone calls or agencies please

    The Bradford Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Bradford Group/Hammacher Schlemmer

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Comic Shop Manager (FT) (Mt Prospect)

    Job Type: Manager, 45 hours per week, salaried with bonuses

    Comix Revolution seeks a reliable, driven, and friendly full-time manager to helm their Mt. Prospect store. For 15 years, Comix Revolution has been the premier comic book and pop culture retailer serving Chicago's north and northwest suburbs.
    Responsibilities include:
    - Hiring, training, scheduling and supervising a staff of 3-4 associates
    - Ordering new comics and managing inventory
    - Merchandising and maintaining the store
    - Building and maintaining customer relationships
    - Keeping up with current trends in comic books

    Familiarity with comics is required, but customer service and retail management experience count for more.
    Send a resume and cover letter describing product knowledge and relevant work experience to comixrevhq@gmail.com. Please include a contact email. Resumes accepted through 7/22/11.
    Reply to: comixrevhq@gmail.com

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Part-Time Crew Member-Store Sign Artist - Chicago


    Creativity makes the experience. Are you a painter, cartoonist, muralist or just an everyday 'Joe' with a creative flair and a passion for customer service? Looking to put your talents to work? Then we have possibilities. Who are we? Trader Joe's, your favorite neighborhood grocery store that originated in Southern California and now operates more than 300 stores (and growing) from coast to coast.
     
    The most important aspect of the PT Crew Member-Store Sign Artist job is delivering a great Customer Experience and living the Trader Joe's Love Story. Become smitten with your customers. Create a fun, warm and friendly shopping experience throughout the store. Share your product knowledge, walk customers to items, engage customers while on the floor, answering their questions and offering suggestions. Make sure customers know they are welcome and cared for.

    Let your Personality show.As a PT Crew Member-Store Sign Artist you'll use your artistic talents to craft imaginative, informative, handmade store signs that promote Trader Joe's products. (And make our customers say, "WOW!") We use a lot of chalk, so if that's a medium you're comfortable with, even better. As part of our Crew, you'll handle a lot. But that's the thing; so does everybody else. What's more, you won't be stuck in one role here. Take over the register, have fun helping customers, bag some groceries, build a display or stock the shelves – there will never be a dull moment in your day!

    The work can be physically challenging. But you'll never be bored; we promise you that. And we have a reputation of rewarding our Crew with generous pay and benefits.

    Be yourself – and no one else.At Trader Joe's, you are free to be who you are. That's important to us. So is creating a friendly, diverse culture that encourages fun at work.A high school graduate with flexibility to work evenings and weekends is preferred.

    We can't wait to meet you. If you're curious and want to learn more, come on in and take a look around. Try some great Trader Joe's products and check out the cool artwork on display. Meet our creative Crew and see for yourself the signs of what a fun environment it is. All puns aside, it's easy to do!

    Sound like a match? Hurry in and apply today. Want a head start? Print up this application, fill it out and bring it with you along with some samples of your work! "A picture is worth a thousand words," after all.
    Trader Joe's #696 - 44 E. Ontario St. (River North) Chicago, IL 60611  
    and at
    Trader Joe's #703 - 667 West Diversey Parkway (Lakeview) Chicago, IL 60614

    http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100744235&aid=89694155&WT.mc_n=JSA_Redux_0321_HG10_bam&fwr=true 

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    DTP/Production Artist


    AlphaGraphics Oakbrook Terrace is looking for a DTP/Production Artist to be responsible for the final prepping of files for production of a wide range of creative materials. Other responsibilities will include some light-moderate graphic design and the use of various equipment used in the finishing stages of production. This will include things like: binding books, periodicals, and pamphlets; assembling related printed materials; cutting/laminating of various printed materials (ie posters). The successful candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative environment.

    REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
    • 3+ years working as a production artist/designer in an agency or corporate environment .
    • Expert proficiency in Adobe CS4 or CS5. Proficient in the Word, Excel environment.
    • Expert proficiency using both MAC and PC.
    • Strong eye for detail.
    • Strong understanding of the printing industry. 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
    • Effectively works within budgets and timelines.
    • Understand how to maximize income through effective time management and cost controls.
    • Requires excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to be flexible and to handle multiple projects in an organized, timely manner.
    • Ability to interact and participate effectively within a team.
    • Embrace, advocate and model company goals and beliefs.
    http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100720552&aid=89694155&WT.mc_n=JSA_Redux_0321_HG10_bam&fwr=true

                       

    Graphic Designer - Part Time

    Highland Park Public Library (Public Library)
    Job Description: Seeking a part-time Graphic Designer to be responsible for the creation of all graphic materials for the Library including: E-Newsletters, Signage, Advertising, Publicity Posters, Direct Mail, and Web Graphics.
    Full/Part Time & Hours: Part Time - Hours: 17 hours per week.
    Requirements: -Bachelor's degree or certificate in graphic design. -Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign or Dreamweaver. -Working knowledge of HTML CSS. -Two years work experience in computer-based graphic design production. Applications available at the Library or download http://hplibrary.org/sites/hplibrary.org/files/application6011.pdf
    Salary: Minimum $20.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.
    Contact Information
    Jane Conway
    494 Laurel Avenue
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847-681-7027 (Fax)
    http://hplibrary.org

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    A Move to Minnesota?

    The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Drawing/Painting for academic year 2011/2012. Appointment will be as a contract assistant professor. The initial term of this appointment is academic year 20011/12, beginning 29 August 2011 and concluding 27 May 2012. Renewal of this appointment may be possible for an additional term or terms.
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) MFA in Art or extensive professional recognition and experience, (2) Practicing artist in drawing and/or painting or interdisciplinary use of drawing and painting, (3) Evidence of an active exhibition record and demonstrated excellence in and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research on a regional, national and/or international level.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: One to three years university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships.
    Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and professional experience in drawing/painting; evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher; and strength of recommendations.
     
    For more information and to apply: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

    Part-Time Kids Art Teacher

    If you love working with 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 (3-5 hours per week) to work in the far north suburbs - Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Grayslake,Vernon Hills.
    Young Rembrandts offers drawing classes for children ages 3 1/2 to 12 years old. Classes are scheduled all over west Lake County Illinois at park districts, preschools and elementary schools and are either 45 minutes or 1 hour long.
    We are looking for mature, responsible people to teach our childrens' drawing classes. You need NOT be a certified teacher and no degree is required - just love childern and art. You must be available between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM because that is the time period in which we run most of our classes. You must be available 2 to 4 afternoons per week, have reliable transportation and enjoy and HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE working with children. We provide the training, lesson plans, supplies and location. This is VERY LIGHT part-time work and since the classes are only one hour long it only works well for people who live in the area.
    We are interviewing and training NOW for teachers to start in the fall.
    Pay rate is $16.50 to $18 per one hour class depending on previous experience.
    To learn more about Young Rembrandts visit our website at www.youngrembrandts.com

    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.
    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    ·  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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:
    ·  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

    ** TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/detail/124586BR **

    **PLEASE INCLUDE LINK TO PORTFOLIO ON YOUR RESUME OR WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER**

    WHY WORK HERE?

    NetherRealm Studios is committed to providing a creative, collaborative and ambitious environment where team members are encouraged to reach beyond what has been done before. Working with our team means working with industry leaders -- dedicated professionals at the top of their game striving to make AAA gaming experiences.
    Housed in a brand new state-of-the-art facility, NetherRealm Studios offers the opportunity to create and contribute to the development process with great resources at your fingertips. The studio is located in the heart of Chicago, IL, steps away from some of the best entertainment, restaurants and cultural life you can find.

    Catalog Production Designer

    Location: Northwestern Suburbs
    Status: Freelance
    Estimated Duration: Ongoing
    Starts: ASAP
    Rate: $18-22/hr DOE

    We have a great ongoing freelance opportunity with a company in the NORTHWESTERN burbs. Our client is looking for strong High-End Catalog Production Designers to work with their team.
    You must be proficient in InDesign and have specific catalog production and layout experience to be qualified.
    The design for the catalog is in place and you will be typically responsible for laying out around 10 pages a day.
    There is a possibility you will be working overtime and maybe even some Saturdays every now and again. We are looking for someone who can be flexible with their schedule.
    This will start within the next week. Please APPLY NOW with specific catalog production samples.
    If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume and samples to: chicago7@jobalert.creativecircle.com.
    View additional job opportunities at www.creativecircle.com.