Design & Thinking” is a documentary exploring the idea of “design thinking”!

How do we fully engage organizations to think about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary grabs businessman, designers, social change-makers and individuals to portrait what they have in common when facing this ambiguous 21st century. What is design thinking? How is it applied in business models? How are people changing the world with their own creative minds? It is a call to the conventional minds to change and collaborate.


Job Opportunity – 3/02/2016

Student Trainee


This is a courtesy notice to announce that the following Pathways Intern announcement has been posted on USAJOBS:
Student Trainee (Visual Information)
BSEE, Office of Administration, Management Support Division, Support Services Branch
Duty Location: Sterling, VA
Opens: 04/11/2016
Closes: 04/18/2016


Website Design Internship

A local internship opportunity (Ashburn, VA) for Potomac Green Chorale, a non-profit singing group that is part of the Potomac Green Community in Ashburn, VA. They are urgently looking for a student majoring in IT or with a level of knowledge in setting up internet access for their group to communicate within the group and outreach to the Potomac Green Community. They do not currently have a website and they will pay a stipend for that to be created and maintained. This would be a great opportunity for a student to gain experience.

The contact is below

Susan Purdue –703-915-8202



Recruitment #16-P303-1060
Date Opened: 3/1/2016 8:00:00 AM
Closing Date: 3/6/2016 11:59:00 PM
Hiring Range: $38,561-$55,240
Job Type: Open and Competitive
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Eligible For: Full Benefits
Reg/Temp: Regular

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The Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is currently seeking applicants for a Visual Communications Specialist. The Library system is seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking designer and communicator to join its team.
This position will report to the Communications Division Manager. She/he will work closely with the Communications Team to understand goals, objectives and visual direction and collaborate with staff throughout the system to meet promotional needs. The Visual Communications Specialist will use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to the target audience.  The individual will also design and create a wide range of materials including, but not limited to: printed materials, digital communications, video, print and digital ads, signage, promotional products, direct mail, and public information projects.  The Visual Communications Specialist will also ensure that creative development and execution adhere to LCPL brand guidelines and will successfully meet deadlines and show strong project management skills working with others or as part of a team to see the intended message carried out from inception to finished digital or print media.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, organized, and creative, and demonstrate handling multiple priorities simultaneously. She/he must be able to work independently or in a team and develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communications skills is strongly preferred. An understanding of the printing process, typography, color, photography, and illustration is preferred.  The successful candidate must be comfortable with being hands-on: creating mock-ups/comps; and installation of signage/posters when needed. Demonstrated ability to create captivating art and helpful infographics is also preferred.


A high school diploma and at least six years of experience in graphic design; previous in-house or not-for-profit environments a plus. Proficiency with both Mac and Windows operating systems; Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with web design and common online publishing tools. Knowledge of enewsletter design and familiarity with email marketing platforms. Knowledge of video editing tools.


Ability to lift or move heavy objects. Some bending and stooping required.


Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.

Annual Student Art Show








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.

Job Opportunity

Position Information –

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

Job: Instructional Assistant

Position Information

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.

Adobe CS6 Summer Workshops


Room 208 LW


Questions? Contact  Jackie Gage

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!