Thursday, January 04, 2018

Graphic Design Intern

World Food Prize Foundation Calls for Graphic Design Intern Applicants

Des Moines, Iowa (January 4, 2018) - The internationally renowned World Food Prize Foundation is accepting applications for a 2018 graphic design intern for the spring semester (January 15 – May 31, 2018).

The George Washington Carver Internship offers a way for students to increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Interns learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international and non-profit organization. The graphic design internship position is an extension of the George Washington Carver Internship program at the Foundation. Work by the graphic design intern will be seen by an international audience from over 50 countries.

“Working at The World Food Prize has only bettered me as a graphic designer. My portfolio has grown exponentially, and not with just one type of design work. I have projects across the board - anywhere from printed brochures and booklets, to dozens of social media graphics, website banners, electronic documents and branding campaigns. I will greatly miss my time as an intern here but I will forever be grateful for the experiences had, skills gained and connections made.” Ashton Temple, Summer 2017 Intern

The graphic design intern will support the efforts of the director of communications and events, and duties may include: print design and layout, photo editing, website content and design, and updating and maximizing social media sites.

Successful candidates have: a strong academic background, a solid work ethic, a capacity for analytical thinking, impeccable attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. They are enthusiastic and flexible learners, capable of both taking direction and working independently. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, an eye for design, and a willingness to express new ideas and work as part of a team. Working knowledge of the following programs is highly preferred: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

While the internship is an unpaid position, students may be eligible for course credit. A minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required, but the program provides flexibility for each intern’s schedule. While the start and end dates are also flexible, a minimum commitment of three months is required.

More information is located and how to apply can be found at

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events
515.245.3735 (direct), 563.271.2995 (cell), or

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Harkin Institute Communication Assistant

The Harkin Institute is currently looking for student employees in both our communications and public policy research/data analytics branches.

The Institute is looking for a couple Communications Assistants to assist in creating content and advertising for The Harkin Institute. This position can vary depending on personal skillsets but will primarily focus on social media, graphic design, video editing, and advertising/public relations. Students would start off as a general assistant and then specialize into an area of the interns choosing.

Public Policy, Office, and Event Planning Student Assistants should have an interest in public policy research and/or analytics. Students should have strong general research, writing, event planning, and analytics skills.

In return for high quality work from students,The Harkin Institute offers strong career development for its student workers. The institute prides itself on a collaborative work environment and offering student employees real world experiences as well as weekly professional development and a wide-reaching network. There is also a large opportunity for growth into management positions.

The link to the application and more information regarding our student staff program can be found at:

Questions? Mollie Clark

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THIRST Fall 2017 Student Tours - 3ST

Attention student bodies: On Friday, October 27 we will be hosting student tours at the Thirst studio. We will host 4 groups. Sign up at the link below, and please try and limit your group to 20 bodies if possible. First come first serve. Don’t worry if all the slots fill up — tours will happen again in the spring!

group 1 / 10:00 – 11:00
group 2 / 11:30 – 12:30
group 3 / 2:00 – 3:00
group 4 / 3:30 – 4:30

Click here to reserve your spot!

Thirst is a communication design practice based in Chicago. We work with the design, cultural, and civic communities.

As designers we cultivate conversations. We engage in a process of discovery and experimentation, focusing on concept, craft, and artful investigation. Our work lives at the threshold between art and science, resulting in keepsake artifacts and unique experiences.

Thirst believes design is integral to the human condition. It is ubiquitous, nourishing and transformative. Design allows us to connect with one another and compels us to slow down and pay attention.

Other 3st happenings
New Work: Pizzeria Bebu
New Work: SoNu Identity
New Work: Selfless

Friday, October 06, 2017

Spark KC

Spark KC will be on Monday, November 13 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Sessions throughout the day will include professional presentations on "A day in the life of advertising," resume and portfolio reviews, and breakout discussions on a variety of topics.

Attendees will get a taste of what it's like to be an art director, account manager, graphic designer, social media manager, production specialist, videographer and more. Finally, students will get the chance to meet with professionals from more than 22 advertising agencies and corporations in Kansas City looking to hire.

Pre-registration pricing is $30 per student for the full-day conference. However, that price goes up on the day of the event so I'd love to get more information to your students now.

Please visit our website for more information about the event or to register and please feel free to reach out to me with questions.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Integer Group Career Night

The Integer Group is hosting its annual Career Night on Wednesday, October 25. The Integer Group is inviting any marketing, public relations, advertising or graphic design majors to attend. Please RSVP to no later than noon on Thursday, September 28 with the following information:

-Area of Interest: Account Services, Creative, Media Planning
-Graduation Date
-Portfolio link (optional) will be collecting RSVP’s and sending to them in a spreadsheet. This opportunity is limited to 20 Drake students. Juniors and senior level students are especially encouraged to attend.

National Poster Retrospecticus Pop-Up Art Show

Domestica welcomes The National Poster Retrospecticus to The Des Moines Social Club's Viaduct Gallery, Oct. 3 from 6:30-9:30PM.

The traveling show features hand-printed art prints and band posters from designers like Aaron Draplin, Teagan White, Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine and more. They've traveled to the Library of Congress, Disneyland, SXSW, etc. and we're thrilled to have Des Moines added to this year's itinerary.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AIGA studio tour with 818

Drake University’s AIGA Student Group is hosting a studio tour with 818, a tiny design empire this Friday. Free for all that are interested and dress is casual. Plan to meet in Upper Carnegie at 3:30 pm on Friday, September 29th. We will have rides available if someone needs one. Even if you don’t need a ride, meet up ahead of time with us so we can get a head count. If you can’t make 3:30, meet us at the studio at 301 E. Court Avenue by 4:00.

After the tour, we will be heading to Fuzzy’s for an early dinner. This is a great way to discover an agency in town and mingle with current Drake Graphic Design students.

Give us a like on Facebook and say you are attending the event if you are:

Reach out to Jordan McEntaffer at with any questions or concerns.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday Mfg. Internship

We’re looking for someone who's excited to make great work in a fun, high pressure environment. Candidates must be creative and able to work on a variety of platforms. Our projects include creative for conferences and events, multifaceted advertising campaigns, logos and branding, print collateral, websites, social media graphics, direct mail pieces, and everything in between. In short, you’ll need to be ready for anything from packaging to unicorn poop.

Our wish list:

- Print and digital experience
- Comfortable with Adobe design programs – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
- Can work independently and play nice with others
- Self-motivated and organized
- Good at problem solving or improvising when needed
- Experience creating nontraditional dimensional pieces a plus
- Advertising experience a plus
- Should be able to conceptualize, use an x-acto knife, and make an occasional snack run

More Details:
Start date/duration is flexible

20-25 hrs/week


Think you'd be a good fit for the team? Send inquiries to Brian at
Mor Info:

Drake Occupational Therapy Department Opportunity

Drake University Occupational Therapy Department Project

Immediate opening for unpaid student graphic designer.

This position is responsible for the design of the Drake University Occupational Therapy Department Curricular & Experiential Model to be used on various advertising platforms (i.e., website, brochures, handbooks). This position requires 5 to 10 hours total between October to November, 2017. You will meet at least one time with the OTD Program Chair & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to create two models that encapsulate the OTD program. This position will advance their knowledge and skills in graphic and curricular design.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for posters

Call for posters - virtual posters session during UN COY13 conference

As a hurricane of unprecedented magnitude bears down on Florida after rampaging the Caribbean and on the heels of Harvey dumping record-shattering amounts of water over a huge swath of Texas, now might be a good time to renew our shared action on the reality of climate change. We need to ask ourselves, how can better mobilize and empower young academics and professionals to bold action in their coming careers and civic lives.

As you may be aware, the United Nations holds an annual conference to discuss and assess yearly progress in dealing with climate change called the Conference of Parties (COP). There is a similar gathering, Conference of Youth (COY) which meets the week prior in the same city as COP. It focuses on discussions between youth on climate change. COY13 will be Bonn, Germany, November 2-4, 2017. Young climate academics, activists and other interested individuals from all around the world are invited to join.

Campus Climate Corps is organizing a virtual poster sessions for COY13-Bonn in which 24 select posters will be shown live in Bonn by their US student authors via Internet from their USA location(s). Attached is a list of primary topics, which mirror conference sessions to be held in a future US student conference. Climate change-related posters on other topics will also be considered.

We invite you to participate in this event by communicating this invitation to your students and possibly sponsoring the inclusion of a student poster.

We look forward to hear more from you and your students. Please contact us at or 239-245-9954. Details are also posted at

To see Poster topics of interest and further details, please check the call for posters full package.

Sincerely yours,
Sanjiv Jagtap, M.S., Research Assistant, Campus Climate Corps
Rock A. Aboujaoude Jr., COY Coordinator, Campus Climate Corps
John C. Capece, Ph.D., Executive Director, Alpha Epsilon Lambda
Michal Fidler, M.G., Vice President, Intelligentsia International