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AIGA NY Job Fair
Friday, February 15 2019
12:00–4:00 pm
Past Event
Friday, February 15 2019
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Friday, February 15 2019
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 3rd annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar Lam and Janet Esquirol will co-host.

If your company is interested in participating, please contact Stacey Panousopoulos.

Event Series: Work in Progress
AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

Tickets
  • Members $5.00
  • Non-Members $7.00
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


65 West 11th Street
Room B500
New York, 10011

Participating companies

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Blue State Digital

Who We Are
Our purpose is progress.
We transform how causes and brands engage their most important people.
We got our start on the campaign trail, pioneering the use of digital to open up the democratic process. But people don’t just vote on Election Day—they vote every day with their wallets, with their time, with their clicks and posts and tweets. By reimagining organizations’ relationships with their most important supporters and customers, we help our clients transform their businesses and scale their impact.

For us, this isn’t just work. The campaigns we create, insights we unravel, the platforms we build—it’s all about real impact for real people. To bridge differences and inspire advocates. To redefine how business is done. To defend civil and human rights. To challenge ourselves and our partners to put people first.

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

But something is changing. More than 5 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town.

Frank Collective

Frank Collective was established with the goal of launching companies and finding new and innovative ideas to use storytelling and digital media to disrupt industries and reshape categories. As a team, we develop, create, and produce across all media platforms in an integrated, strategic, and, hopefully, unexpected way. Since we offer in-house production we have all the benefits of working as a creative agency and a production company under one roof. Soup to nuts creative strategy, development and execution through launch

GHD Partners

GHD Partners works on a wide range of design projects for some of the most respected brands in the world. Over our 20+ year history, we have been a recognized leader in the field of graphic design. We remain engaged with the greater design community in advancing the importance of design and the meaningful role that it plays in people’s everyday lives. We have become a trusted authority on branding and environmental graphic design in the workplace. In addition, our studio remains committed to its mission to be multidisciplinary, remaining involved in all design disciplines from brand development to interactive media and everything in between.

Nick Brand Creative

The Brand Creative department at Nickelodeon executes branding, design and motion graphics for the Nick brand as well as for all of our properties. Our strategy is to make the world a more playful place so that spirit of play and surprise shows up in everything we do. We work in a wide range of styles representing our diverse Intellectual Properties of animated and live-action properties.

Our works runs the gamut and includes:

  • On-air Promos
  • Styleguides for show launches, live events and tentpoles
  • Digital design for social platforms
  • Key Art
  • Logo Design
  • Show packaging

R/GA

R/GA is connected by design.

Founded in 1977, the agency has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development and business consulting for the connected age. R/GA has more than 2,000 employees globally with offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific and is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations.

SARANKCO

Founded in 2007, SARANKCO works with clients big and small to define experiences, develop brands, and create communications that generate awareness, influence behavior, and drive engagement. We are a trusted partner to some of the most recognized Fortune 100 companies, along with up-and-coming businesses that are changing the landscape in their industries. Our team offers a high level of expertise across both digital and print channels that is unmatched by small design shops. Together we meet challenges head on, creating innovative solutions with a focus on flawless execution.

Smart Design

Smart Design is a strategic design consultancy that humanizes products, services and experiences through deep research, insights and design strategies. In 1980, we set out to pioneer the business of design that puts people first. Almost 40 years later, we’ve brought more than 1,000 products and services to market. We’ve helped BBVA build a design capability, given the New York taxi a makeover, and partnered with Gatorade on a personalized hydration system. Today, we keep growing as business challenges become more intertwined with multi-channel experiences. No matter how technology evolves, our fundamental goal remains the same: make experiences more intuitive, enjoyable and relevant.

Spitball

Spitball is the newest online resources where students to help each other learn. Spitball allows students to ask each other questions, share study documents, buy books and so much more. We are the first all-in-one learning solution that puts every student first (without charging unnecessary fees).

Turner Duckworth

Turner Duckworth is an award-winning design studio specializing in brand identity and packaging design, with studios in London, New York and San Francisco. Our clients range from Fortune 100 global brands to small entrepreneurial start-up companies. Design collaboration and daily communication between the studios keeps a fresh and global sensibility to our work.

Attendee FAQ’s

What should I expect? The purpose of the Job Fair is to meet and connect with people who work at a variety of different companies and learn about their design culture. You should expect conversations to be brief (5 minutes or less) on what it’s like to work for the company. AIGA NY will also have a booth staffed with talented designers and educators for attendees to ask about career advice.

Can I come if I’m not a student or recent graduate? You’re more than welcome to attend but do know that the event is geared towards our student and emerging designer community.

Should I bring my portfolio? No. The purpose is for information gathering and not a time to pitch to companies. You are welcome to follow up with the representatives afterwards.

No portfolios? What should I bring? You are welcome to bring your printed resumes, business cards, and list of questions for the representatives. Common topics include hiring procedures, timeframes, and qualities the company looks for in a designer.

What time should I arrive? The Job Fair will be open from 12-4pm. Feel free to come anytime during the fair.

How many people will be attending? We have about 250-300 attendees which means lines are likely to be long. We appreciate your patience!

What should I wear? The Job Fair is a casual event with no need for formal wear. Just be yourself!

Should I do any preparation? Yes! Review the companies that are attending and come prepared with a list of questions for the companies you would like to approach first.

Are refreshments provided? No, but you’re welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.

Sponsors

The program is organized by AIGA NY in collaboration with the School of Art, Media, and Technology at The New School.

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


65 West 11th Street
Room B500
New York, 10011