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Designing the Future: Third Space Lounge for Lowenstein

August 3, 2015

Unbranded Designs Announces its Newest Challenge!

Think about the ways in which people interact and behave in “third spaces”, and design a piece or collection of pieces that support the “third space” concept in the workplace. Your solution should fully consider the benefits and challenges of blending functions and activities in one space. Consideration should also be made for the functional aspects associated with the workplace which may include access to power, acoustics, privacy, or other needs. Finally, consider the Loewenstein brand and product offering, and design an addition that is consistent within that framework.

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$5000 Grand Prize plus Royalties

Deadline is September 2, 2015

Categories: Contest

Graphic Design Internship with Spry Publishing

August 3, 2015

Spry Publishing LLC is seeking an intern for the Fall 2015 term.

Location: 315 East Eisenhower Pkwy, Ste 2, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Contact: Lynne Johnson, COO/Publisher,
Hours per week: 16 hours per week, ideally with at least one 8 hour day per week
Compensation: $9.00/hour

Internship Duties: The intern will work in support of the design department for our book publishing and marketing company. Duties include layout of client projects using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop as well as other general office duties.

Intern will utilize skills such as:

  Using Illustrator to create icon based graphics and to render high resolution
  graphics for placement in a variety of print and web media
  Creating unique solutions for client communication
  Creating infographics to be displayed on websites, blogs and printed materials
  Selecting colors, images, fonts and text styles

Experience/Background preferred: The ideal applicant is a junior or senior pursuing a graphic design or related degree. Intern must have strong creative and artistic ability as well as good written and verbal communication. A knowledge of videography including shooting and editing are a huge plus, but not required.

Please send an email describing your skills and an online portfolio link with design/video samples to Lynne Johnson

Categories: Internship

Graduate Student to manage U-M Diversity and Inclusion - Housing art programs

July 17, 2015

Diversity and Inclusion, a unit within University Housing, is seeking a graduate intern to manage art programming in The Connector.

The Connector Art Intern would manage and support various educational programs, events, and initiatives related to art. This may include organizing projects, student competitions, calls for art/performances, and showcases, and coordinating with local, professional artists to display/purchase artwork.  All of this would be designed to create inspired experiences that lead to a broader understanding of diversity and inclusion in our University community and its connection to the art world.

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Categories: Internship, Part Time

Freelance Visual Communications Designer

July 16, 2015

The UM Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine is seeking a freelance graphic designer with experience/interest in information/ visual communication. Under the direction of Drs. Angela Fagerlin and Aaron Scherer, the ideal candidate would perform a series of jobs related to an ongoing research project on communicating information about infectious diseases [Ebola, influenza, and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)].

Tasks will include creating a variety of visuals that communicate information about infectious diseases. Examples include heat maps to communicate the spread of a disease, risk ladders to communicate how infectious one disease is compared to another, and/or infectious disease infographics. Ideally, the candidate will be able to work with the research team over the next 2 years to create visuals and refine them based on our testing. Additional tasks will include minor graphic design work for the website that will be created at the end of the research period.

Please submit a letter outlining relevant expertise (especially regarding information visuals) to Dr. Scherer (

Compensation rate will depend on qualifications. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Work will ideally begin in late-Fall or early Winter 2015.

Categories: Freelance: Design

Freelance Mold Making/Casting

July 13, 2015

Alumna Molly Dierks is looking for a Stamps student with experience/expertise in mold making and casting to finish a casting a project. The job is compensated at $100-$125.00 based on the time it takes to complete the casting. This should be relatively straightforward for someone adept at casting with a studio space in which to work. Ideally the project would be completed within 1-2 weeks of assignment.

If interested, please send a few images of prior cast projects (experience with flex molds a must) in a word or PDF document, and a brief outline of your experience in the same document or in the body of the email: with CAST PROJECT as the subject.

First come first serve basis. If you do not hear from Molly within 3 days, this means an assistant has already been selected.

Categories: Freelance: Art

Videographer Wanted

June 16, 2015

The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies is seeking an experienced student Videographer to create, edit, and produce a promotional video for the Judaic Studies academic program. Video production will begin in late August/early September and include taping of Judaic Studies students providing first-hand experience testimonials as well as video clips showcasing various area around campus. The Videographer will be responsible for all pre- to post-production aspects of the video creation including filming, sound quality, lighting, editing, animation, voice-over, and uploading. A successful candidate should be able to produce an outline, write a script, and conduct interviews to produce a story.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Video Editing & Video Shooting
• Experience creating and publishing videos online
• Self-starter able to work with limited direction
• Very detail-oriented
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong time and project management skills
• Committed to the vision of promoting the Judaic Studies program

Requires a flexible schedule and hours will vary based on the availability of student interviewees. Video production will begin in late August/early September.

Please submit a resume and links to video portfolio to Cheri Thompson by August 31, 2015

Compensation is $10-$16 based on experience