Student Spring Event

Fools for Design – April 1st, 2014
See the student design challenge work on Facebook

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Annual Student Art Show

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Loudoun’s Communication Design Program is holding its Annual Student Art Show March 31 – April 25, 2014. The work must have been completed on Loudoun campus from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm. Winners will receive gift cards. A judge will select 1st and 2nd place winners from each of our 5 categories.

 

The categories will be, Print (layout), Print (Illustration/Logo design), Interactive Design, Multimedia/Video and Web Design.

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Job Opportunity

Position Information - https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6544

Job Title Graphic Designer – Student Life
Department Student Services
Posting Number 00263P
Campus Annandale, VA – 22003
Full or Part Time Part-Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Required Travel
Relocation Covered No
Base Pay $13.00

Position Summary Information

 

Basic Function The Graphic Designer is a position within Student Life that will support the design and graphic needs of the department. This includes but is not limited to flyer design, departmental branding and other design work as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities Graphic Design – Consistently deliver designs by assigned deadlines. Create designs that are consistent with NOVA identity guidelines. Produce graphics using the Adobe Suite. Effectively work with other staff to develop print, web, and presentation designs as needed.
Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience designing publications for events and activities in an academic environment
Ability to produce graphics using the Adobe Suite
Preferred Qualifications Experience with digital photography
Familiarity with NOVA – Annandale
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Strong attention to detail; familiarity with general graphic design principles; experience designing publications for events and activities in an academic environment and strong organizational skills. Ability to learn new skills and adapt to new technology and
ability to produce graphics using the Adobe Suite.
Operation of a State Vehicle No
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Job: Instructional Assistant

Position Information

https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6496

Job Title Instructional Assistant
Department Communication and Human Studies-Communication Design
Posting Number 00253P
Campus Loudoun, VA – 20164-8699
Full or Part Time Part-Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Required Travel
Relocation Covered
Base Pay $16,232.50- $20,785.00

Position Summary Information

 

Basic Function Assist faculty in instructional tasks during class meeting times. Assist students during class time and/or open lab hours. Help students solve minor computer, software and printing problems. Exhibit positive attitude, and provide general administrative support as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities Monitor two Macintosh computer labs and equipment, keep inventory of lab supplies, and maintain a clean and orderly lab environment. Direct questions to appropriate instructor as necessary. Provide support to the Communication Design Assistant Dean and faculty. Performs other duties as assigned such as organize and teach summer workshops, installation of gallery shows, maintenance of displays, and course instruction when faculty are absent.
Minimum Qualifications Possession of an Associate Degree or equivalent training & experience. 1-2 years of work experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications Prefer an Associate Degree in communication design, art, graphic design. Experience working in an educational environment. Advanced knowledge of computer graphics software for print, web, multimedia, video production, 3D graphics and animation (i.e. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Maya, Final Cut, Acrobat and others).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Experience with computer software, hardware in a Mac computer environment. Basic knowledge of computer graphics software. Ability to work with faculty and students. Excellent customer service attitude and strong communication skills. Ability to teach, train and guide others on basic computer operations. Friendly, helpful attitude, and reliable. Willingness to learn. Ability to problem solve.
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Adobe CS6 Summer Workshops

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Room 208 LW

 

Questions? Contact  Jackie Gage jgage@nvcc.edu


Photoshop Workshop: June 17, 2013

In this workshop you will learn how to adjust digital photographs. You will work with Photoshop’s selection and scaling tools. The workshop will include the creation of a basic composition with the use of layers.

Photoshop: Creating simple Animations, June 18, 2013 Flash: Creating simple Animations, June 20, 2013

If you want to make a simple animations on your computer, you could spend a lot of money on animation programs. But if you own Photoshop or Flash a little training, you already have a small animation studio at your disposal.

Photoshop Workshop: June 24, 2013

In this advanced Photoshop workshop you will continue to work with layers to crate a composition combining images with type. You will also learn to create a few special effects; for instance, how to create a faded antique look. You will also work with Photoshop’s amazing Content Aware Scaling and Content Aware Fill features.

Intro to InDesign, June 25

A publishing application that brings together text, graphics and photos to produce virtually any layout. In this class you will use fun exercises to get comfortable with the user interface. We will work with the tools, panels, drop down menus and even learn a few keyboard shortcuts!

Advanced InDesign, June 27

Here you will continue to add more tools and utilities to really make the most of the application. The exercises run the gamut from printing something yourself on a home printer to taking a finished file to a commercial printer or even publishing digitally!

Illustrator, July 2

It’s the industry standard for producing digital drawings (or illustrations) for vector artwork today. While getting comfortable with the user interface, you will work through projects with the tools, panels and some special effects that make Illustrator fun!

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Internship Opportunities

Two paid intership opportunities in Alexandria:
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Job Post

NOVA- Instructional Assistant

(See the link Job opportunities link to the left for more details or click below)
https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6000


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Free Student Event!

Loudoun Campus will be holding an fun hands-on typographic workshop for students. During the workshop, students will be creating their own “type” out of an unusual object(s) or perhaps digitally using an iPad app.

Please join us: April 4th, at 6:00pm-9:30, LC building in the LSA conference room  (room LC102k).

Go to the event website: http://loudouncommunicationdesign.weebly.com

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Call for Entries! Spring 2013

Loudoun’s Communication Design Program is holding its Annual Student Art Show April 1 through April 26, 2013. The work must have been completed on Loudoun campus from Spring 2012 to Spring 2013. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 27 at noon. Winners will receive gift cards. A judge will select 1st and 2nd place winners from each of our 5 categories.

The categories will be, Print (layout), Print (Illustration/Logo design), Interactive Design, Multimedia/Video and Web Design. Click on this link for more details and the entry form.

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What makes a great cover letter

Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Boring to write, difficult to get right, and you’re usually preoccupied by other things (such as the portfolio and resume, which are also really important)…. <More>

 

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