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Adjunct Professor of Design at Rutgers University

Rutgers University is seeking adjunct professors for a variety of studio and seminar classes.

Please get in touch by August 1st, 2017 with your CV and website if you are interested in hearing about the details of the specific classes.

Design studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts are grounded in graphic design and interaction design, reflecting the rapidly evolving nature of visual communication and technology. Students gain expertise in developing innovative ways of communicating ideas in a wide range of concrete and dynamic media. They acquire skills in typography, publication design, coding, and data visualization, while shaping content and form in both speculative and real-world situations.

The program encourages experimentation and a critical engagement with contemporary culture, equipping students for a lifetime of practice as digital and/or print designers. The curriculum prepares graduates to contribute to shaping the future direction of design.

Design studio courses emphasize context and audience in formats including posters, books, identities, mobile applications and web sites. In upper-level courses, students undertake real-world assignments that hone their sense of design in the everyday via an internship or practicum. Technically, students develop a grasp of the limitations and possibilities of a wide range of software and hardware. Seminar courses promote an understanding of design history and key issues and debates in contemporary practice.

Call For Designer – NMC Websites

Designer needed for organizational website redesign

The New Media Caucus, a nonprofit affiliate organization of the College Art Association, seeks a designer to execute a redesign of our WordPress website (newmediacaucus.org), and to create a template for the online presence and print-on-demand versions of our journal, Media-N (median.newmediacaucus.org). The job entails a projected 30 – 40 hours of labor, and offers a flat fee of $1,500 and our eternal gratitude. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV (or LinkedIn link), and links to a portfolio or relevant work to: Jessye McDowell, jpm0028@auburn.edu by Monday, May 1.

Tasks include:

New Media Caucus website:

  1. Design an update for the NMC WordPress website that includes responsive readability for browser-based and mobile access, improved navigation, and structure for a clarified set of audiences and functions. These functions include news, organizational information, opportunities, and reviews as well as fund-raising campaigns.
  2. Suggest communication strategy for connecting site to other platforms communication.
  3. Design processes and goals for assessing audience engagement within and without membership.
  4. Design a style guide and manual that helps accomplish all the above in a way consistent with current New Media Caucus logotype and branding.

Media-N Platform:

  1. Design banner, skin, and style guide for carrying New Media Caucus logotype and branding into a new implementation of the journal on the Open Journal Systems platform.
  2. Design a Microsoft Word template for submissions to journal that will translate to readable pdfs in digital or printed formats.
  3. Design a template for a wrapper for occasional compilations of journal articles into larger pdf “binders.”

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Graphic and Industrial Design at NC State University

The Department of Graphic and Industrial Design at NC State University is seeking applicants for a tenure track, full time faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Candidates should demonstrate exceptional skills in graphic design and research-oriented practice.

We invite applications from— and nominations of— individuals who can teach design and design research as appropriate for bachelor’s and master’s students. Teaching focus is within professionally oriented studios and seminars in graphic design, user experience, interaction design, and service design, working with students, other faculty, and external partners in studio-based projects. Departmental responsibilities are consistent with NC State University’s commitment to teaching, research, and service. Candidates must hold a minimum of an MFA degree or equivalent in a studio based discipline, or a PhD/Doctorate degree in visual communication, interaction design, design theory, or other areas related to the concerns of graphic design study. To learn more about this position, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/53507.

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent describing qualifications and interests along with resume/cv via online application. Do not submit these materials via email. Required digital portfolios and research publications may be submitted as “Other Documents,” or mailed to:

Scott Townsend
Graphic Design Faculty Search Chair
Campus Box 7701 (Brooks Hall)
Raleigh, NC 27695
Inquiries and nominations can be emailed to Scott Townsend at sttwn@ncsu.edu

Review of applications will begin on August 16th, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and review process, please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the United States, final candidates are required to verify their degree at www.wes.org. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

For more on the program, see: http://www.design.ncsu.edu/academics/graphic-design

Call for Artists & Designers – Quest for Permanence Exhibition

Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.
Summer 2016 Exhibition
Bower School of Music and the Arts. Art Program.

We're looking for artists/designers. The theme is permanence and persistence through social media and technology.

"Quest for Permanence is a human project in time and place. We leave traces (ghosts?)to give us the illusion of permanence. We are brave in this adventure because we battle time itself or we collude with time all the while planning our greatest deception. We assure ourselves that it is for others that we leave our traces. Our generosity will enlighten or entertain. The truth is, of course, we want to live forever. Quest for Permanence is an exhibit of work that examines humans at play with time in its many forms and the tensions that arise as time and place collide."


ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS)

Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History

ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS)

26-28 October, 2016
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract due: 20 July, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for ICDHS 2016 Taipei, The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies.

Taipei – the ‘World Design Capital of 2016’ welcomes proposals for the ICDHS 2016 Taipei to share this historical moment and think critically about design in the global context. This fast moving, culturally complex city is an ideal place for debat-ing and making a trans/national contemporary design history – an aim that has been part of the ICDHS’s goal of inclusive and far-reaching design history and design studies. In producing innovative design while leading the postcolonial debate on transnational identities and practicing democratic activism, Taiwan and its geo-cultural location offers a compelling con-ference platform.

We are seeking proposals for the following eight strands that will cover a wide range of themes including local level issues specific to East Asia and inter-Asian connections. Furthermore, topics that have been developed through previous ICDHS conferences (http://www.ub.edu/gracmon/icdhs/), and the undiscovered, newly emerging ideas in the field of design history and design studies will also be considered for inclusion. The overarching aim of this conference is to explore different pos-sibilities of engagement that advance ‘global’, ‘world’ and ‘transnational’ design histories and studies. The eight strands are:
1. Inter-Asia and design historical issues in Asia
2. Trans/national design theory and identity
3. Science, technology and sustainability
4. Craft, material culture and cultural industry
5. Design policies, pedagogies and creative economy
6. Contemporary design practice
7. Activism, democracy and design interventions
8. Open strand

Proposals for individual 20-minute papers, or for panels organized around a common theme, and or poster presen-tations should use the form provided from the conference website: http://www.dt.ntust.edu.tw/icdhs2016/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/icdhs2016_taipei_proposal_form.pdf. Upon completion, please upload and submit the form to https://easychair.org/conferences/?cof=icdhs2016taipei.

Proposal submissions must be in English, and should include the following:
• An abstract not exceeding 300 words
• Indication of strand and participation type
• 5 keywords

The official language of the conference is English and Chinese. Submissions of full papers or posters in either English or Traditional Chinese are open to the choice of authors. Full paper and panel presentations in the conference could be con-ducted in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

All submissions will go through an anonymous, double-blind review process. The deadline for proposal submissions is 20 July, 2015. Applicants will be advised whether their proposals have been successful by early October 2015, and for suc-cessful proposals an invitation for submission of the full paper or poster presentation will follow. Full papers in English should not exceed 3,000 words, while full papers in Traditional Chinese should not exceed 6,000 characters. Poster presentations in English should not exceed 1,500 words, and those in Traditional Chinese should not exceed 3,000 char-acters.
For all conference participants, proceedings will be available in digital format, and online for long-term dissemination. Print format will be available as an option with a small charge to cover basic printing cost. With authors’ agreement, selected papers will be published in a thematically formed volume by the one of the official conference journals: International Jour-nal of Design, or Sheji Xuebao 設計學報 (Journal of Design), the two Taipei-based academic journals.

For further information, please refer to the conference website:http://www.dt.ntust.edu.tw/icdhs2016/
Any queries should be addressed to this email: icdhs2016taipei@easychair.org

We look forward to seeing you in Taipei in October, 2016.

Chairs of Program Committees for ICDHS 2016 Taipei
Tingyi S. Lin, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yuko Kikuchi, University of the Arts London, UK
Wendy Siuyi Wong, York University, Toronto, Canada


As a primary supplier of innovative design practitioners, the Department of Industrial & Commercial Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) not only continues its efforts to integrate design practice and theory into student's training courses, but also constantly expands its programs into new areas of design studies and works on better strategies towards international visibility and student's awareness of business practices, with a view to placing the Department among the top-ranking design programs in Asia and globally.