NYC! Looking to join a creative agency? PSD is seeking a graphic designer to join their team. Another opportunity to check out is Worn, a women-led creative agency for women-led companies, is looking for a graphic designer as well. Want more to do next week after our #TDKTuesdays at Gander? There is a TypeThursdayNYC on October 4. Keep updated with our website, and check out past interviews and designers’ works. Stay warm as we transition into fall weather!
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Get the low down on your fav NYC creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Simoul Alva, currently Graphic Design intern at Pentagram, about her studies and past internships in India, how to deal with the fear of trying new things, and that time she was selected to represent her country in Graphic Design at the 44th Worldskills in 2017. She's absolutely making the most of every opportunity that comes her way!
We recently hung out with Gander Founders & Creative Directors Mike McVicar and Katie Levy to chat about everything from Microsoft paint to their Brand New Conference speech. We discuss applying for jobs and never hearing back (we've all been there 😓), their shifting roles as the studio grows and their almost love/hate relationship with NYC.
French-Canadian designer Maude Paquette-Boulva gives us a beautiful insight into her graphic design journey, which started with a hacked version of Photoshop at age 12. (classic 😉) She dishes out some of the best portfolio advice and reminds us all that being bold, particularly during your years as a student, can create some amazing opportunities.
Rebecca Jiayi Zhou
When you look at Rebecca Jiayi Zhou's list of electives from college (Abnormal Psychology, Acting Shakespeare, Postcolonial Fiction, The Language of Food) you'd be understandably confused and curious, but Rebecca believes they've played a huge role in both her personal and professional development. We, of course, chat study, reviving endangered crafts, her internship with the BBC and her thesis project Re-envision Theater.
We chat with Pentagram Design Intern and RISD student Rohan Chaurasia about making cardboard tracks for Hot Wheels cars , breaking the rules once you've mastered them, and how we could blur the lines more between print and digital.
We recently got to hang out with hilarious Graphic Designer/Illustrator Braulio Amado, throw back a few Malibu shots and talk all about creating stuff, drawing every day and the mania of New York City.
A big congrats to Stefan Pelikan, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Penn State University graduate from New York, their work was chosen by Verònica from Hey Studio: “In Stefan portfolio there is a high quality in innovation and experimental way. I see a very defined style that I think is good because empower her work. He needs to improve this way and continue going further”. We asked Stefan to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Ronnie Alley, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Philadelphia University graduate from Philadelphia, their work was chosen by Steven & Justin from National Forest: “We really like Ronnie’s color sensibilities and minimal approach. His portfolio presents a range of styles while preserving his personal approach to design and illustration”. We asked Ronnie to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to May Kim, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Maryland Institute College of Art graduate from New York, their work was chosen by Matt & Tim from Sons and Co: “It's exciting to see design that's rule-bending, energetic and a little barmy. Why? Because it points to new possibilities and a designer who isn't worried about what silly old judgy people think”. We asked May to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Kathleen Crosby, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Shillington graduate from New York, her work was chosen by Johan from Brand Brothers: “Kathleen shows interesting versatility and bravery that I want to salute! She tackles unusual subjects and her work is both controlled and relevant, with a touch of humour. I am sensitive to her storytelling skills through design and illustration and her abstraction”. We asked Kathleen to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
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