Category Archives: Opportunities

Illustration Students to be Featured on the Commencement Pamphlet Cover

Congratulations to four illustration Students on having their artwork featured on the cover of the Commencement Pamphlet this year. Those students are Beth Zimmerman, Shahena Zaveri, Sarah Bibel, and Jessica Yuen.

The Commencement Cover Project was a collaboration between the Professional Practice course offered by the Illustration Program at Parsons and the Communications and External Affairs office (CEA) at The New School.

Under the tutelage of the Professional Practice Professors, Caty Bathaolomew, Viktor Koen, Niel Swaab and Wendy Popp students worked with the CEA art director Ed Pusz to have their work showcased!






Niels Bugge Award

Exciting opportunity to show your work internationally! Participate to Niels Bugge Award, a cartoon contest, have a chance to be exhibited in Denmark and win cash prizes! Following are all the details:
Dear digital and other friends, we start with Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014. I hope the message is spread in all computers, laptops, smartphone around the world.
We wish you a lot of creativity and look forward to exciting cartoons.
Participation conditions can be found here or on the homepage
Theme explanation
Oceans are in our hands

Conditions and rules :
Initially, each participant can submit up to 3 entries in digital format by sending them before March 5th, 2014  via internet (Upload) to the following address :
Together with the digital entry form and with the informations about the author.
Size for the first round: A4 Format, 300dpi, 2480×3508 pixel, Max. 5 MB each file.

The cartoons received after the deadline will be rejected.

Out of these submissions, the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings.
Only the selected artists will be asked to send the original work by post.
All these works will be shown at the exhibition.

The works can be made in black & white or color, with any drawing technique. We accept only wordless cartoons, without subtitles.
The submitted work should not have been awarded before the deadline of this contest.

Cartoon works will be appreciated by the International Jury.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.

The Prizes are :
1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself.
Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results.
The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.

The exhibition and the award ceremony will take place in late May 2014.

By taking part in this contest the participants accept the above mentioned rules.

Contact for further information:

Notice : The prizes should be payed by the diplomatic way if unexpected problems occur with the bank account.


Paid Internships at The Met – Juniors and Seniors

The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects. All paid interns also participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and receive training to teach in the Museum’s galleries. Individuals selected for paid internships have the opportunity to meet and network with one another through MuSe and other intern events. Note that Juniors should apply for the Summer internships, while Seniors should consider the long-term internships.

The Museum offers four internship tracks within the internship program:

Please select the track that best matches your qualifications and interests. The Summer Mentoring Program for College Juniors requires a separate application.

The application deadline for all paid internships for college and graduate students at the Main Building is January 9, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (EST). We will not accept applications after the deadline.

Apply online.

International Applicants
Internships at the Metropolitan Museum are open to international applicants. Every foreign national who does not have the legal status to hold an internship and is accepted as a paid or unpaid intern must obtain a J-1 visa to participate in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s internship program. Although the Museum will act as your host institution, we cannot sponsor your visa. To participate in the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 visa program), you must go through an outside agency that has been authorized by the State Department to sponsor your J-1 trainee visa. These sponsors are responsible for supporting and monitoring foreign nationals during their exchange programs in the United States. We recommend that you consult with the U.S. embassy in your home country to determine which visa will allow you to participate in this internship. Please be aware that obtaining a visa is usually a lengthy process and can cost upwards of US$1,500; it must be completed well in advance of the internship start date.

Internships for college and graduate students are made possible by Ittleson Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, The Billy Rose Foundation, The Lebensfeld Foundation, and The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation.

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Meet Omega Darling, Darling of Parsons Alums!

Omega Darling is an animation and visual effects company with a serious Parsons connection! Four out of their seven team members are Parsons alums, and the founder, Zach Shukan, taught CG courses here as well.

Jassiel McBride (Animator) – Illustration 2014
Mangus Atom (Lead CG) – DT 2012
Adrian Smith (Associate Art Director) – Illustration 2013
Alexander Smith (Art Director) – Illustration 2012
Zach Shukan – (Founder) – Parsons CG Teacher 2008-2012

You may recognize the names of Adrian and Alex Smith from a previous post about their short film.

Find out more about who they all are and what they do on their sizzle reel! Oh and, they’re currently looking for interns! 

A sampling of their clients, below.

8 Parsons Students Selected for the 3×3 Illustration Annual

Parsons Illustration students Kristen DavisKatie GrossMasuko JoRachel LevitMonica RamosMeghann Stephenson, Janet Sung, and Linnea Gad were selected by a distinguished jury to be included in the 3×3 Illustration Annual. It will be printed and distributed worldwide in hardcover this fall. Congratulations to them and their teachers!

Scroll down to view the 11 Selected works:


Kristen Davis, Go to the Devil, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)



Katie GrossPlay Ball Part 1, Silkscreen, Scott Nobles (faculty)



Masuko JoOdori, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Rachel Levit,  Sad Girls, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Monica RamosHuman Hairstyles, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)



Meghann StephensonWet and Dry, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)



Janet SungCity Murder, Junior Concepts, Guy Billout (faculty)



Linnea Gad, Series of four (clockwise from top left): Gentlemen of the Press Set, Celotex OfficeStasi ClosetMGM Property Department,  Senior Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty)




Parsons Print Club Meeting Today: Senior Show

Today (Thursday, April 25th) at 3:15, the Parsons Print Club will be having an informational meeting in the print studio (4th floor of 66 Fifth Ave.) regarding a possible year-end show on the 10th (and maybe 4th) floor.
We will be seeing who can commit to submitting and hanging this show, which would be curated by printmaking faculty member Paul Marcus. Ideally, interested students would have total involvement so everyone can say they helped out. It will be loads of fun! So make sure you stop by to get all the information on this great opportunity.
Any underclassmen interested in helping out, this is a great chance to learn how to handle and hang prints.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, send an e-mail to newmi70 [at] newschool [dot] edu for the information. Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 3.45.25 PM

39 Handpicked Parsons Student Artworks on!

39 Illustration and CDT students were chosen from more than 150 entries in a recent competition! Digital prints of the students’ work are available for purchase for one week. Hang some AMT on you walls!

Noël Claro, Adjunct Professor of Illustration, has a quote up on the site:

“What a thrill to see two of my favorite things collide: the ever-fabulous Fab and my awesome Parsons students! I love that people far and wide are exposed to the young talent that’s populating our hallways.”

Parsons Print Club at Zine Feast! Submit work by this Saturday, April 27th!

Parsons Print Club will have a table at Zine Feast at Suny! Join in and submit your print work! 

Submission deadline for selling at Zine Feast is Saturday, April 27th. All the work must be dropped off at the print shop by the 28th.


Submission Guidelines:
Provide a small JPEG of each item you will be selling.
When you send the image(s), list the TITLE, MEDIUM, # YOU WILL BE SELLING, PRICE (for each piece). Remember we are selling to our peers, so try to imagine what you would be willing to pay for the work, but also make sure not to sell yourself short. There is no price cap at the event.

Send your images and title/price information to kdavisillustration[at]gmail[dot]com by SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH AND NO LATER. Anything sent after this date will not be accepted.

Drop off your work to the shop by SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH AND NO LATER. We will have a folder ready and Kristen will send around a list of times someone will be there to take your work. Anything brought after this date will not be accepted.
Make sure all of your work is curated, signed, and with a proper edition.
Please bring the mandatory $5 for the change box when you drop off your prints.
You must volunteer your time. If you do not volunteer, you will not be able to sell. You can either volunteer at the table or help us get ready for the fest.
If you have any questions or are on the fence about submitting something, send Kristen an e-mail.



For the senior show, we’ll be having a meeting this Thursday, the 25th, at 3:15 in the printshop. Any senior members interested in submitting their work to a juried show should come by. Fliers were put up today around campus as well.

Any underclassmen interested in helping to hang/organize the show are welcome to come to the meeting. It’s a good opportunity to learn how to handle and hang prints.