An internship is an opportunity for students to work in their chosen profession while attending school in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience.



Most often, interns are not paid for the work they do monetarily, but are instead rewarded by the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities for their portfolio, networks and possibly a permanent job offer if the intern takes advantage of the opportunity to be a valuable employee.
Students in the Valencia Graphics Department are required to take an internship. Students cannot take an internship until they have passed GRA2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA2143 Advanced Web Page Design with a C or higher. Students probably won’t qualify for a Graphics Internship until their final two semesters enrolled.

You will not be able to register for an internship without following the steps outlined on our blog:



http://valenciagraphicdesign.com/2017/01/plan-to-internship-nextsemester/

East Campus Lab Building 1 Room 213 

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various format paper cutters, board cutters, headphone check-out, loupe check-out, spray booth, viewing booth, light table, camera check-out, scanners, wacom tablet check-out and Cintiq monitors. All this in a friendly social working environment with a modern resources for students to browse and lounge while working on their laptops.

Phone: 407-582-2762           Visit http://multimedia.valenciacollege.edu for current hours and closed dates. Check before you drive.

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

West Campus Lab 3-150

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, headphone check-out, camera check-out, light table, scanners, loupe check-out, photo tent and wacom tablet check-out. Please be mindful if there are classes in session when using this lab by using only the computers in the back of the room.

Phone: 407-582-1592

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

Osceola Campus Lab 1-244

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, camera check-out, lights and light cube, media card readers, scanners, loupe check-out, Pantone swatch books, and wacom tablet check-out. Please be patient while we work on making lab improvements you’re going to love.

Phone 407-582-4953

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. might not be available for students in the lab.

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Kristy Pennino
East Campus Program Chair /
kpennino@valenciacollege.edu


Meg Curtiss
West Campus Program Chair /
mcurtiss@valenciacollege.edu





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Plan to Do an Internship Next Semester?

by kpennino on January 25, 2017

If you are currently enrolled in or have already successfully completed either GRA 2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA 2143C Advanced Web Page Design, then you met the prerequisite and you should be applying for an internship now.

NOTE:: WATCHING THE GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION PRESENTATION IS MANDATORY FOR ANY GRAPHIC’S STUDENTS WANTING TO DO AN INTERNSHIP FOR COURSE CREDIT NEXT SEMESTER. APPLYING FOR AN INTERNSHIP, WATCHING THE ORIENTATION AND SUBMITTING THE PAPERWORK BY THE DEADLINE MUST OCCUR THE SEMESTER PRIOR TO WHEN YOU WANT TO DO AN INTERNSHIP.

Here are the APPLICATION PERIODS and DEADLINES to WATCH THE MANDATORY ORIENTATION PRESENTATION and the DEADLINES TO TURN IN ALL REQUESTED PAPERWORK:

 

To be a Graphic’s Intern in SPRING 2018:

  • Apply (Complete your Navigator in Atlas) and watch the MANDATORY Orientation between Monday, OCTOBER 16th and Wednesday, November 29th .
  • Paperwork is to be dropped of in the East Campus open lab in 1-213 by Thursday, NOVEMBER 30th. OR the paperwork can be emailed to kpennino@valenciacollege.edu (please make sure attachment size does not exceed 10MB or they will not be received).


NOTE: WATCHING THE ORIENTATION, COMPLETING THE NAVIGATOR IN ATLAS AND SUBMITTING ALL REQUESTED PAPERWORK MUST BE DONE BY THE DEADLINES ABOVE OR ELSE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TO DO AN INTERNSHIP NEXT SEMESTER. 

Who should watch the mandatory presentation?

Any Graphic’s student who has met the prerequisites and is planning to register for a an Internship NEXT semester. Registering for an internship must occur the semester PRIOR to when you want to be an Intern. (Graphic’s Internship Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed GRA 2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA 2143C Advanced Web Page Design before they can do an Internship).

What steps do I need to take to be registered for GRA 2942C Internship in Graphics?

  1. Fill out the Internship Application Navigator on-line through Atlas. The Navigator is only accessible during the application periods noted above. You can access the login to the Navigator via Atlas or follow this link to the login prompt: https://valencia-csm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=0&PHPSESSID=6acafed5951dc1f301671e032241df97
  2. WATCH THE MANDATORY GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION. The presentation is located in the East Campus (multimedia) Server in the Teacher Transfer volume in a folder called “Internship”. You may also download this file onto your computer by downloading it from my virtual “Drop Box” BY CLICKING HEREYou MUST view this presentation in Adobe Acrobat Reader in order for the videos to work! Feel free to take the presentation home with you for viewing, just keep in mind it is a very large file and will require you have adequate disk space for storage. CAUTION!: The orientation file is close to 200MB, make sure you have adequate disk space before copying/downloading.
  3. Print out all of the paperwork requested in the Orientation and submit it by the deadline (DO NOT take your paperwork to the Internship Office! Follow the Orientation instructions for where to drop off your paperwork!) Not following instructions makes it easy for us to know you haven’t watched the orientation.
  4. Once your Faculty Internship Supervisor (the Graphic’s Instructor assigned to internships) has everyone’s paperwork, he/she will submit everyone’s paperwork to the Internship Office. Once that happens, the Internship Office will process your paperwork and register you for GRA 2942C Internship in Graphics.

 

APPLYING FOR INTERNSHIP BY THE DEADLINE ABOVE (by filling out the Navigator and uploading your resume and transcripts), WATCHING THE MANDATORY ORIENTATION and SUBMITTING YOUR PAPERWORK BY THE DEADLINE (noted above) IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE REGISTERED FOR GRA2942 – INTERNSHIP IN GRAPHICS. (The Internship Office will register you for the course only once you have completed the steps above).

 

 

Orange County Library Internship

by kpennino on January 9, 2015

The Orange County Library System is seeking a graphic design intern to assist in the development of promotional collateral—both print and digital. The intern will report to the Head graphic designer and other members of the Community Relations team.

Hours: up to 20 hours per week. Typically two to three days per week. Schedule negotiable.

Compensation: $10 per hour

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include logos, direct mail pieces, branded promotional items, website and social media graphics, posters, flyers and other marketing materials as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Must have ability to work independently as well as in partnership with team
  • Must be able to define and work to deadlines

BENEFITS:

  • Build your portfolio of work
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Be part of one of the nation’s best public library systems


Send resume, cover letter and portfolio to: GARCIA.BEN@OCLS.INFO

SunDance Graphics needs part-time graphic artist

by kpennino on November 10, 2014

JOB TITLE: Graphic Artist
SunDance Graphics is currently looking for a part time graphic artist.
Flexible days and hours ranging between 20-40.

Requirements

  • Experienced with both Mac and PC platforms
  • Proficient in Adobe software
  • Organized, Motivated, Team Player with a strong work ethic
  • Efficient and able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Must have strong typographic skills
  • Knowledgeable with using layers, blending modes and filters
  • Strong photo editing techniques (color corrections, etc)
  • Knowledgeable in preparing files for print
  • Photography, illustrating, and fine art skills are a great plus, however not a requirement



Responsibilities include…

  • Assisting the Creative Director and Sales Team in creating art for clients (at times, promotional materials)
  • Assisting in photographing art paintings for reproduction
  • Color correcting and manipulating photographed art, as well as digital works and preparing files for print (some light pre-press involved)



Please be able to provide a resume and present a portfolio during the interview.

SunDance Graphics is a fine art publisher and art licensor committed to providing unique, trend-conscious art for the home décor industry.

Contact Information:
Emily Navas
Creative Director
407.240.1091
emily@sdgraphics.com
www.sdgraphics.com

SunDance Graphics Needs part-time graphic artist

by kpennino on June 10, 2014

JOB TITLE: Graphic Artist

SunDance Graphics is currently looking for a part time graphic artist.

Flexible days and hours ranging between 20-40.

Requirements

  • Experienced with both Mac and PC platforms
  • Proficient in Adobe software
  • Organized, Motivated, Team Player with a strong work ethic
  • Efficient and able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Must have strong typographic skills
  • Knowledgeable with using layers, blending modes and filters
  • Efficient and able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Must have strong typographic skills
  • Knowledgeable with using layers, blending modes and filters

 

Responsibilities include…

  • Assisting the Creative Director and Sales Team in creating art for clients (at times, promotional materials)
  • Assisting in photographing art paintings for reproduction
  • Color correcting and manipulating photographed art, as well as digital works and preparing files for print (some light pre-press involved).

 

Please be able to provide a resume and present a portfolio during the interview.

SunDance Graphics is a fine art publisher and art licensor committed to providing unique, trend-conscious art for the home décor industry.

Contact Information:

Emily Navas, Creative Director
407.240.1091
emily@sdgraphics.com
www.sdgraphics.com

 

Graphic Designer Needed @ SKY Resort Management

by kpennino on April 21, 2014

Applicants can apply by sending their resume via email to careers@staysky.com or  fax to 407-956-6115.

Organization Name:  SKY Resort Management and Affiliated Locations

Job Information:  Graphic Designer (Salaried Position – This position is considered an Exempt position for purposes of federal wage-hour law, which means that you will not be eligible for overtime pay for hours, actually worked in excess of 40 hours.)

Job Description

Graphic Designer that is proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and has experience in the hospitality industry. Candidate will be responsible for developing hotel collateral for several resorts/hotels in addition to designing other promotional pieces both print and online. Candidate will become familiar with many business areas of the hotel and will help in launching select promotional campaigns. The candidate will work directly with senior management to include the Director of Sales, Regional Director of Sales, President/CEO in designing promotional initiatives.

Work Permit Needed: Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.

Purpose/Description:  Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree  Required Skills: Candidate must be able to prove his/her ability in Adobe Creative Suite 5. Looking for a candidate who is creative, ready for a challenge and can bring new ideas with experience in Graphic Design in both print and online.

Required Software Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite to include InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Flash.  Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS a plus. Website Portfolio only.

Knowledge

Design:  Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Communications and Media:  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Sales and Marketing:  Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills
Basic Skills

  • Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

 

Social Skills

  • Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
  • Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

 

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

 

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

 

Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

 

Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

 

Desktop Computer Skills

  • Spreadsheets Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.
  • Presentations Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
  • Internet Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).
  • Navigation Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s operating system. Being able to access and switch between
  • applications and files of interest.
  • Word Processing Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.
  • Graphics Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
  • Databases Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.

 

WorkContext

Body Positioning

  • Requires sitting
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Requires repetitive movement

 

Communication

  • Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise)
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires writing letters and memos
  • Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires use of electronic mail

 

Competition

  • Requires competition or awareness of competitive pressures

 

Impact of Decisions

  • Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company

 

Level of Challenge

  • Freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals
  • Requires being exact or highly accurate
  • Requires repeating the same physical activities or mental activities over and over

 

Pace and Scheduling

  • Requires meeting strict deadlines

 

Personal Interaction

  • Requires work with others in a group or team
  • Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities

 

Responsibility for Others

  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results

 

Work Setting

  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions

 

Task

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  • Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
  • Research new software or design concepts.

 

Work Activities

Thinking Creatively

  • Create art from ideas
  • Prepare artwork for camera or press
  • Set page layout or composition
  • Sketch or draw subjects or items
  • Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
  • Use creativity in graphics
  • Use creativity in industrial artistry
  • Use creativity to art or design work

 

Interacting With Computers

  • Use computer graphics design software
  • Use computers to enter, access or retrieve data

 

Getting Information

  • Obtain information from clients, customers, or patients

 

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

  • Confer with management or users
  • Make presentations

 

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

  • Use film production techniques

 

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Explain products to customer representatives

 

Selling or Influencing Others

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Distinguish details in graphic arts material
  • Identify color or balance

 

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others
  • Consult with customers concerning needs

 

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources

 

Tools and Technology

Tools

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer laser printers
  • Wide format printers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers

 

Technology

  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Distiller
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FreeHand
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Macromedia HomeSite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ColdFusion
  • Asynchronous JavaScript and XML AJAX
  • Cascading Style Sheets CSS
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Hypertext markup language HTML

 

 

Temporary Designer needed at Xulon Press

by kpennino on April 1, 2014

Temporary Designer Job Description:
The Graphic Designer will work on trade show signage in their final stages and will correctly prepare signage prior to releasing to print. Other technical duties may include preparation of print-ready PDFs and assisting with other design projects.

General Job Duties

• Create and track multiple projects while meeting deadlines
• Individual will work directly with Marketing Specialist and Marketing Manager.
• Other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Must be able to follow instructions and work semi-independently.
• Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Solid proficiency on Macintosh, InDesign CS6 and Photoshop CS6.
• Good typography skills
*Portfolio required

Software Knowledge Specifics:
Photoshop:
• Knowledge of color mode CMYK VS. RGB
• Knowledge of image re-sizing and resolution
InDesign:
• Prepare layouts for print (check/correct dimensions, images, bleeds, colors, etc.)
• Maintain consistency across projects that share same/similar design
• Export PDFs for print and other uses

If interested, email your resume and a PDF portfolio to: MChiaro@christianpublishing.com 

Art Department Intern needed at Orlando Magazine

by Christine Dupont on January 7, 2014

Orlando Magazine is looking an graphic design intern for the Spring semester. This is a PAID position with a flexible schedule (minimum of 5-12 hours per week). The internship position is open to students currently enrolled in a college-credit program OR students who have graduated within the last 12 months.

NOTE: In order to receive college credit you must currently be registered for Spring 2014 Internship, and have already met previous requirements and registration.

Requirements**:
–2 or 4-year degree in related graphic design field OR currently enrolled in a college-credit course for internship
–Proficient Adobe users, especially Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Some light Illustrator may also be required.
–Experienced Mac user
–Comfortable with using layers masks, clipping paths and photo editing techniques
–Knowledgeable in preparing files for print
–Possess strong typography skills and keen understanding of typographic principles
–Very organized with a great eye for detail
–Able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
–Motivated, team player with a strong work ethic, who does not need their hand held (and a good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either)
**Though not required, photography and video editing skills are a plus, as students with these skills will be able to help more in depth with our photo shoots and behind the scenes videos.

Responsibilities include…
–Assisting the Art Department in the concepting, layout and creation of pages for Orlando Magazine
–Editing photos and preparing files for print
–Working with the Sales Department in the creation of ads, and sales flyers
-Collaborate with the Marketing Department on event materials and in-house promotions
–Assisting the Photographer and Art Department on various photo shoots
–Uploading content to the website via our content management system (very light coding involved)
–Participating in weekly meetings

If interested, email your resume and a PDF portfolio showcasing 8 of your best works (especially work showcasing your ability to control type) to: christine.dupont@orlandomagazine.com

FASTSIGNS needs a graphic designer

by kpennino on December 12, 2013

FASTSIGNS West Orlando – Orlando, FL

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, the Graphic Designer has a dual role working in the design room and production room. This position is responsible for creating computer generated vinyl and/or full color graphics output that can be weeded, cut and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. This may involve various levels of artistic creativity and will ultimately lead to the complete or modified design from customer drawings, files, or exact output of customer-provided design for output to media.

In the production room, this position is responsible for all aspects of the physical construction and assembling of signs from computer cut vinyl and wide format full color printouts. Sign assembly includes preparing substrates and applying vinyl or other media according to written instructions. Also, mounting and/or laminating prints and operating and setting up the laminator for over-laminating, encapsulation, or mounting of digital imaged products is required. Proofreading signs and conducting quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of signs is required.

DESIGN ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prioritize each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow.
  • Determine the best output method based on the customer’s need.
  • Read and interpret a Work Order.
  • Work with co-workers and customers with file transfers, FTP access, photo library options, online proofs, etc.
  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space, aesthetic design, and production requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor.
  • Allocate appropriate amount of time to each work order.
  • Inspect jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer. Ensure correct material is used for each job and output devise settings are accurate.
  • Customer logo maintenance and sourcing: scanning, editing, using the FASTSIGNS Digital Asset Library, etc.; convert graphic files.
  •  Image Sourcing: locate photos, understand copyright laws and release/usage requirements, knowledge of resources to buy stock images, work with service bureaus to create output beyond store capability, and understand resolution options and optimal enlargement specifications from image vendors and image originals.
  • Provide proofs as necessary, using the FASTSIGNS online proofing system, for customer approval.
  • Purchase all materials and supplies needed for maintaining printers and plotters ensuring that appropriate inks and roll media are always on hand.
  • Reconcile invoices to purchase orders and submit invoices for payment. Negotiate better, more favorable pricing from vendors, especially for larger projects.
  • Maintain all equipment plotters and printers (latex printers, solvent ink printers, etc.). Calibrate, test and monitor machines regularly for the best color quality and accuracy according color matching systems and customer files.
  • Establish relationships with printer technicians and others in maintaining printers and plotter.
  • Assist with new employee on-boarding: set up new email accounts, set up computer and order uniforms for all staff

 

PRODUCTION ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow a layout to place computer-generated vinyl or full color graphic image(s) on a pre-determined substrate or medium.
  • Prepare substrates for application. This may include cutting, painting, laminating, cleaning and maintaining the substrates for application.
  • Weed excess vinyl from computer cut images. Weeding techniques vary with size, type of vinyl and complexity of image. Know how and when to use each technique.
  • Perform quality assurance measures pre- and post-construction by accurately reading and interpreting a Work Order and then proofing for errors or unacceptable standards (bubbles, rough edges, loose seams).
  • Perform finishing operations such as laminating, encapsulating, and/or mounting of printed pieces.
  • Install simple signs as needed.
  • Operate the laminator while maintaining proper fit and settings. Thread laminating or encapsulating material onto the machine, set temperature, pressure, and side guides for proper feeding of material.
  • Help unload raw materials; clean and maintain storage areas. Match packing slips with purchase orders to ensure that all items are accounted for.
  • Work on different projects simultaneously.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with other employees in a calm and professional manner; express self verbally and listen well.
  • Increase knowledge of computer graphic design and sign making through reading trade publications and independent study.
  • Keep the center neat and clean and organized.
  • Participate in and practice the FASTSIGNS sales mentality of “Everybody Sells”. Constantly be looking for sales opportunities for the center.
  • Serve as a backup for answering the phone if the others are unavailable assisting other customers. Assist at the front counter as needed. Understand the sales process enough to consult with customers to determine project needs and solutions.

 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD EMAIL THEIR RESUMES TO:

Susan Fortini

FASTSIGNS®  of West Orlando| Owner | susan.fortini@fastsigns.com

production artist needed at fhb

by kpennino on November 7, 2013

ABOUT FRY HAMMOND BARR:
Fry Hammond Barr (www.fhbnet.com), best known for its results oriented communications programs,
represents many retail, consumer and commercial brands including First Watch Restaurants, Nemours,
Stein Mart, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and Moffitt Cancer Center just to name a few. As a full-service
agency with offices in Orlando and Tampa, Fry Hammond Barr offers a wide range of services including
advertising, public relations, interactive, and marketing communications consulting. The agency was
founded in 1957 and currently employs a team of approximately 55 professionals.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Production Artist

JOB SUMMARY:
Supports staff in completing updates and revisions to existing files and creates artwork for design,
advertising, and other projects. Pays meticulous attention to detail and has an uncanny gift for catching
any and all mistakes while preparing files for print. Thrives in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced
environment and remains calm while juggling multiple projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Resizes page layout elements and produces multiple versions of layouts for the creative team
  • Places and styles copy to spec or as otherwise directed
  • Maintains all history of revisions
  • Stays keenly aware of production deadlines and manages time accordingly
  • Works closely with design team to implement changes in a timely manner
  • Checks layout specs including bleed, trim, resolution, color space, and file management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Two to four years of related work experience preferred
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional technical-production skills

COMPENSATION:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package

LOCATION:
Orlando

SEND RESUME OR CV TO:
jobs@fhbnet.com
No phone calls, please.

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Hooah Interactive seeks Junior graphic designer

by Amanda Kern on October 22, 2013

The Junior Graphic Designer will be responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of a variety of assignments; their primary function will be to support the Art Director with running projects and collaborate with new ideas for incoming jobs from regular accounts as well as for new or potential clients. Salary range depends on experience.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create digital assets for marketing collateral and assist in all phases of projects, including the creation and design of web-page layouts, product page layouts, social media campaign visuals, email templates and visuals to communicate product or service features
  • Originate layouts using established templates (or create templates to be reviewed by Art Director)
  • Develop web ads (static, animated and rich media)
  • Produce content for landing pages, websites, etc. Image production and/or corrections, web content updates and edits Generate creative digital solutions
  • Work closely and support the social media management teams and web developer
  • Other duties to be assigned by Art Director, as needed

 

Education, experience and desired skills:

  • Associates Degree in Graphic Design, Web Design or similar 2 years in a graphic design, web design or print design position (illustrator experience is a bonus!)
  • Proficient with CS6 programs ( InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop )
  • Demonstrates creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense for branding and integrating visual elements across multiple mediums in web, print, interactive, and social media assets
  • Knowledge of typography and design principles
  • Familiarity with developing promotional landing pages / web banners / enriched media banners with HTML, CSS, and print work
  • Web development knowledge or experience; familiarity with Flash, jQuery or Javascript is a huge plus
  • Fast-paced, well-organized and thrive in a high-volume, deadline-oriented place: time-management skills required
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills; self-starter who also knows how to work as part of a team
  • Microsoft Office skills required
  • Familiarity with all things digital and social media required

 

Required skills:

  • adobe creative suite, web design, graphic design, content creation, html + css, microsoft office, communication skills

All qualified and interested candidates should send resume along with a pdf or link to their online portfolio to:

Michael Breland Sr. Web Developer Hooah Interactive Communications
tel (407) 362-7715 | cell (407) 451-5623 Michael@hooah.cc | www.Hooah.cc