Social Media Student Assistant Needed

Position Title: Student Assistant / Instagram Parsons School of Design

Location New York City

Position Type: Student

Department: Deans Office, Parsons School of Design

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Time: 5 – 10 hours per week


Parsons School of Design is looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual with extensive knowledge of social media specifically Instagram, and photography. The Social Media assistant will work in collaboration with the Academic Communication Coordinator


– Utilize a strong creative and media-savvy skill set to craft content for instagram.

– Edit photos for quality.

– Attend Parsons related events and take photos

– Monitor Instagram account, proof content.

– Maintain posting schedule for guest take overs, themed weeks, etc.

– Research: track future events that are Istagram worthy (New School/Parsons events, shows, student life, study abroad, etc.).

– Communicate with divisions regarding content ideas, final’s week projects, festival (student installation photos, openings, etc.), Parsons benefit,

– Promote Parsons instagram: PS news, inform schools of upcoming themed weeks.

– Remind and confirm participants of any scheduled themed Instagram events (take overs).


Minimum Qualifications:

– Background in digital media, marketing, journalism or communications in personal, professional.

– Good photography skills

– Interest and/or experience in photography, videography and pop culture writing.

– Skilled at executing multiple projects simultaneously with efficient time management and without sacrificing exceptional attention to detail

– Willingness to experiment

– Responsive to feedback

– Team player

– Appreciation for arts, design, student life, and higher learning

– Knowledge of Parsons.

Please contact David West via email Applicants should supply resume, cover letter and writing sample on any platform (link to a blog or social media account is fine).

Part Time Editorial Assistant Needed

New York Architecture Diary Editorial Assistant, part-time


New York Architecture Diary ( is the essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the New York City metro area. Founded in 2015, New York Architecture Diary (NYAD) was initiated by The Architectural League of New York and a consortium of founding partners. Managed from the League’s office, it relies on the participation of more than 30 cultural and educational organizations to list their architecture-related events on the Diary’s website. Our mission is to collect New York’s wide array of architecture and design programming in one easy-to-use platform, which is free of charge for users and institutions that list.


The New York Architecture Diary seeks a part-time Editorial Assistant to work 10-15 hours a week, to carry out the ongoing populating and maintenance of the website and its social media channels. The Editorial Assistant will also help develop and execute strategies for long-term growth. Ideally, this position will be part of a university work-study program. The candidate should be proactive, driven, and organized, and should thrive on the challenge of building a new communications tool into a trusted and respected resource. This role requires an individual who has strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with partner organizations.


Preferred Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop)
  • Social media development and management
  • Marketing experience
  • Coursework or strong interest in urban studies and/or architecture
  • Excellent written English
  • Familiarity with New York-area cultural institutions


Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, edit, approve, and publish event listings.
  • Proactively collect new listings and add to the site as needed.
  • Research and develop relationships with new partner organizations.
  • With New York Editor (who is the Communications Director of The Architectural League), develop and execute a multi-channel social media strategy.
  • Create outreach materials to attract new partners, new users, and potential advertisers.
  • Organize and manage regular meetings with partner organizations.
  • Develop and send monthly newsletters to NYAD email list.
  • With New York Editor, brainstorm potential partnerships to grow the Diary’s user base and email subscriber list.
  • Create style guides and best practices for distribution to partners.
  • Manage visual assets on our internal server.
  • As needed, liaise with our London-based design and development team.
  • Measure, collect, and report on web traffic, newsletter, and social media metrics.


The NYAD Editorial Assistant will report to the Communications Director of The Architectural

League. The position will pay $15/hr.


Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Jordan Hruska,

Parsons Festival | May 5-9

Festival Highlights
May 5-9
Parsons Chat Series: Michael Donovan
Thursday, May 05, 12:30-1:30 pm
Event Cafe
University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level

The Parsons Chat Series is an exciting opportunity to talk with dynamic industry leaders who are on the Parsons Board of Governors. This is a chance to enjoy a conversation and ask questions that might not be covered in a syllabus: how they began their careers, their challenges, struggles and accomplishments, sharing insight and advice. Parsons Board member Michael Donovan is a founding partner of Donovan/Green, a marketing communication and design consultancy. (read more)

Opening Reception: I Can Because You Do
Thursday, May 05, 6:00-9:00 pm
Participant Gallery
253 E. Houston St., #1

Parsons School of Design MFA Fine Arts program presents I Can Because You Do, the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Participant Galley opening May 5 and running through May 14. Curated by Alhena Katsof. (read more)

Parsons At Wanted Design, Industry City, Brooklyn
Saturday, May 07, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Industry City, Factory Floor Exhibition Hall
274 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
For the second year, Parsons School of Design will be exhibiting at Industry City in Brooklyn as part of WantedDesign and NYCxDesign, New York City’s Design Week. This year, select works from Parsons’ Product Design students will be shown at Industry City as part of the WantedDesign exhibit on the Factory Floor. (read more)
Future Now
Monday, May 09, 12:00-6:00 pm
Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnsons Design Center, 2 W. 13 Street

Combining works from across all of Parsons’ undergraduate and associate degree programs, Future Now will take place in the Kellen Gallery, hallway, and lobby. It will be on view May 9 through May 20, 2016. Curated by Andria Hickey. (read more)

Opening Reception: Impact! At South Street Seaport
Monday, May 09, 6:00-9:00 pm
South Street Seaport
117 Beekman Street
Running through June 10, Impact! explores the ways in which designers, artists, scholars, technologists, and strategists from different disciplines come together—often in unexpected or complex ways—to push the limits of their practice and create new possibilities for social change. (read more)


Junior Designer Needed For Virgin Cruises

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Virgin Cruises is on an exciting journey to create the world’s most irresistible and talked about travel brand. The driving force in making this a reality will be our fantastic team, based in South Florida, who work every day to create an unmatched Virgin guest experience. 
We are on the hunt for a super talented full-time Junior Designer to join our world-class Design Team, who collectively have experience bringing the world’s coolest hospitality concepts to life. 
We’re looking for someone with with 1-3 years of relevant post-graduate professional experience. You have either a client or an agency background and have been responsible for managing and delivering aspects of an interior design project — supporting lead designers, sourcing materials, creating mood boards, and contributing to other project elements. Beyond your computer skills in InDesign, SolIdworks, Autoworks and/or Vectorworks, and past rendering experience, your organizational skills, attention to detail, and creative eye will be key. 
We’re in start-up mode right now, which means this is a very busy role, and every day will be different. It’s all hands on deck and everyone has to step up and play their part! At Virgin Cruises, the way you do things is as important to us as what you do. So, if you’ve got the right experience, and you’re smart, innovative, intuitive, and passionate with a good sense of fun and humor – we’d love to hear from you. 
Interested candidates should submit resume and work samples / portfolio to Dee Cooper (

Tall Tales From A Large Man

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Wednesday, April 27

6:30—8:30 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
The New School
66 West 12th Street

6:30-7:00PM Doors open & check-in
7:00-8:30PM Presentation
8:30-9:00PM Book signing & reception


There are a limited number of tickets reserved for New School faculty, staff and students. Valid N # and rsvp are required. Please click here to RSVP. The reservation system will shut down once we’ve reached capacity.

Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all oncomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. Be there!

After the event you are invited to join Aaron for a reception and book signing of advanced copies of his Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything book in The Atrium.

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. We make stuff for Field Notes, Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Old 97s, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Chunklet, Eaux Claires, Poler, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Rhett Miller, Nixon Watches, Patagonia, Target, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.

Video Intern, Branded Production Internship with Refinery29

Refinery29 is looking for excited, curious, and dedicated interns to join our Branded Entertainment team for SUMMER 2016. The Video Team at Refinery29 is at the forefront of digital storytelling: creating thought-provoking and boundary-breaking videos that resonate with our audience. From exposing the refugee crisis in Syria to highlighting taboo topics like Bulimia in The Skinny, Refinery29’s Video Department works to change and foster new conversations through innovative mediums.

For the Summer, Refinery29 is looking for creators, storytellers, and collaborators. The branded entertainment interns should be interested in paid for content and the overlap between production and sponsored media.


  • Strong understanding of Refinery29’s video department, style, and brand
  • Ability to collaborate and creatively think while working with producers
  • Working knowledge of video equipment and Adobe Creative Suites


  • Assist producers and crew with pre-production: completing research, gathering props, etc.
  • Assist on-set for branded video shoots
  • Help process, track invoices, and reconcile expenses for the team

In order to be considered, a cover letter and resume are REQUIRED. Our internships are paid, and require you to be available in our NYC office at least 3 days a week.

Students can apply on the website, or forward resumes to

BFACD Faculty Highlight: Tamara Maletic

Tamara Maletic began graphic design studio Linked by Air with partner Dan Michaelson in 2005. Linked by Air specializes in the creation of design systems and technological platforms that grow with institutions. Since 2005, they’ve worked with major cultural and educational organizations, charities, artists, architects, and corporations. The studio sometimes describes its expertise as the “production of public space,” whether in the world or online. Its interest is in creating systems that work for all their constituents, and that show their health by evolving successfully over time. Along with co-creating Linked by Air, Tamara teaches Core Typography in the Communication Design department. You can learn more about Linked by Air’s work on their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Eleven different computer programs in Prada’s New York store transformed and twisted customers’ images in beautiful and fun ways as they moved past. As a vendor to 2×4.


The new identity for Columbia Books on Architecture and the City is a permanent placeholder whose aspect ratio always shifts to match the aspect ratio of the object it’s imprinted upon. The cover of the catalog displays many versions of the mark, corresponding to the different sizes of the books in the catalog.


The Away With Words app is award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle’s celebration of how words and images collide to form new, often ironic associations. Users are encouraged to make their own associations with Chris’s street photographs, by attaching new words and images to existing ones.


Designer Needed For The Trace


The Trace is a new nonprofit digital magazine dedicated to daily, in-depth coverage of guns in America. Our founding staff writers and editors have joined the team after tours at the New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Atlantic, ESSENCE, New York magazine, Time, and PBS FRONTLINE.

We’re now looking for several talented, dependable, detail-oriented editorial interns with interest and experience in news writing; social media and audience building; and visual journalism.

These are paid positions based in New York City. Full-time candidates are preferred; the ability to work at least 20 hours a week is a must. Applicants may select one of two internship periods: April 1 – June 3 or April 1 – Sept 2.


Visual journalism / graphic design
  • Creating simple infographics, gifs, quote cards and other visual elements to accompany Trace articles
  • Enhancing The Trace’s social media posts with share-friendly graphics
  • Sourcing existing photos, illustrations, and videos for Trace articles
  • Assisting with assignments for original photography, illustration, and video by freelance contributors
  • Conceiving, executing, and/or project managing visually driven articles and interactives


Click Here to Read More

AIGA @ Parsons Lecture Series: In The House with Tumblr & Pinterest


Perspectives from San Francisco and New York on design in tech

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

There are a limited number of tickets reserved for New School faculty, staff and students. Valid N # and rsvp are required. Please click here to RSVP. The reservation system will shut down once we’ve reached capacity. Tickets are also available for purchase here

Join AIGA/NY as Scott Tong of Pinterest and Zack Sultan of Tumblr share recent design projects, discuss what it’s like to design in-house and compare and contrast the differences between working in NYC and SF.

This is the first event in 2016’s program HYPERLINKED: SF✈️AIGA✈️NY that explores the unique ways New York and San Francisco are shaping design and technology as told by the people who build it. This year, through talks, panels, workshops, and portfolio reviews, we’ll compare and contrast the creative realities of working in both cities and investigate the ways in which the tech industry influences design.


Zack Sultan is Creative Director at Tumblr, where he works with the product design, copy, and art departments to bring a unified voice to everything Tumblr does. Before that, he designed applications like Tumblr, Tumblr for Android, and The Website. And, before that, he was in advertising.

Scott Tong leads a team of designers at Pinterest that focuses on new-user on-boarding, education, and viral features. He and his team collaborate closely with design research, product management, growth engineering, and data analytics to build experiences that help people understand the value and mechanics of Pinterest. Previously, Scott was a cofounder at IFTTT and a principal designer at IDEO. At IFTTT, he was responsible for leading all brand and user-facing product efforts across Web and mobile. During his six years at IDEO, Scott was a principal designer working on design strategy and execution across a variety of industries for clients including Samsung, Microsoft, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, P&G, ConAgra, Mizuno, and Steelcase.


Jonathan Lee is design lead on the Material Design team at Google, a group focused on a unified design framework for Google’s products, services and platforms. In addition to designing software products his team also leads Google Design, an outreach that seeks to connect Google’s resources, designers and their stories with the creative community around the world. He lives in Brooklyn and San Francisco and enjoys sandwiches in both cities, equally.

Spring Design Internship at Visionaire

Visionare is looking for an intern this Spring. Design interns work with the art department on a variety of daily tasks as well as contributing to the development of Visionaire Issues. The right candidate is interested in pushing the boundaries of art & fashion publishing through their ability to marry technical proficiency with sophisticated concepts. Design interns are expected to participate in weekly Visionaire brainstorms and manage their own projects under the direction of the art department. This is a unique opportunity to learn how a premier publishing house works from concept to production. Interns will work closely with an experienced multidisciplinary team to create top­tier publications, films, and installations. The right candidate will take initiative on projects with the opportunity to gain substantial responsibility.

Design / Creative Responsibilities:

+ Understanding of basic graphic concepts, typography, branding, book layout, and packaging

+ General understanding of 3D design concepts & Interactive design concepts

+ Creative problem solving, idea generation, adapt to change

+ Hand skills for model building and prototype development

+ Interest in Art, Fashion, Design and popular culture

Software Requirements:

+ Understanding and proficiency in Adobe InDesign

+ Adobe Photoshop including image manipulation, basic 2D rendering, basic photo retouching and color correcting

+ Adobe Illustrator vector manipulation


Applicants should have résumé and samples of relevant design work ready for review. The candidate must receive school credits for their internship.

Please submit résumé and portfolio to by February 10th.



Visionaire is a multi­format album of fashion and art produced in limited editions. Featuring a different theme and format with each issue Visionaire works with the highest caliber of creative talent across every medium. Visionaire also concepts, curates, and produces art multiples, events, public art installations, films, and apparel. Visionaire issues are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The New York Public Library; La Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University, New Haven; Hyundai Card Design Library, Seoul; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with private collectors.