Kristen Casasanto: Your Web Presence and You

When Kristen came to our class on thursday, she brought up a number of important and interesting points. One of those key points was how you are represented on the internet. she encouraged us to frequently google ourselves to keep track of what others are seeing, and to stay active on websites we currently use like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Behance. Since her talk with us I have been updating all my social media accounts and my LinkedIn and Behance so that they better represent who I am as an artist and as a person. Her information was incredibly helpful to me and I’m glad I got the chance to be able to meet with her.

Graphic Design Job: Jr. Designer for Vitamin T

I get email alerts every so often from job websites, and this one caught my eye. It’s for a Jr. Graphic Design position at Vitamin T. The job description is below:

Job Description:

Want to work for a great Boston agency? Our client is looking for a talented jr. designer! This position is full time hours and temp to perm. You’ll be working with a talented team on key agency projects.

Requirements:

– A portfolio showing a range of work… print, digital, identity (spec work ok!)

– Strong Adobe CS Skills

– Motion graphics skills are a plus!

If you’re interested in applying, check out the job posting.

Studio AIRPORT

Studio Airport is a design firm based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that handles books, websites, films, campaigns, and objects for a variety of audiences. They use icons for their navigation, and the sub navigation will change the order of the images shown to display what you want to see first.

I like the way they display web projects on a laptop, and print projects as physical pieces of paper on a table rather than a digital pdf. It makes the experience of looking at the projects more tactile. They also crop some objects at an angle to make you more interested as to what that object actually is.

If you want to see more of what Studio AIRPORT has to offer, check out their website: http://www.studioairport.nl/en#

Robby Leonardi – Designer

When looking for design and illustration portfolios, I came across Robby Leonardi’s website, and its one of the coolest online portfolios Ive ever seen! You interact with it as if you’re playing a game of Mario Bros, while learning about his skills, experience, and hobbies. Even though it’s more of a resume than actually showing individual examples of work, the way he presents his information and the way you interact with it is a portfolio piece within itself.

Check it out at http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

Precision Design Studios, Providence RI

From their About Page:

“[Precision Design Studios is] An innovative leader in commerce technology, Precision Design Studios (PDS) offers an extensive range of products and services to support retailers in fully leveraging their commerce platform. We work in partnership with our clients to achieve their commerce goals, delivering a seamless and engaging multi-device experience across all channels.

PDS is headquartered in downtown Providence, RI, with satellite offices throughout the country.”

They offer creative services like UX/UI design and responsive design as well as support for their work.

I chose Precision Design Studios because of their location being so close to where I live and their impressive range of work. For example, they have completed projects for Kate Spade, Urban Decay, Lucky Brand, and Juicy Couture.

If you would like to learn more about Precision Design Studios, please visit their website.