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AIGA NY Job Fair
Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm
Past Event
Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Job Fair is sold out. No tickets available. Thank you!

 

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 4th annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar Lam, Janet Esquirol and Jarrett Fuller will co-host.

If your company is interested in participating all information is here.

Event Series: Work in Progress
AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

Schedule
  • 12:00 pm Doors open & check-in
  • 12:10 pm Job Fair begins
  • 4:00 pm Job Fair ends
Tickets
  • Members $5.00
  • Non-Members $5.00
Starr Foundation Hall


University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011

Participating companies

More to be announced!

Atlantic Theater Company

Atlantic Theater Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully by utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences. Atlantic also operates the internationally acclaimed Atlantic Acting School, which has helped aspiring actors fulfill their dreams for over 30 years by creating a student ensemble that allows emerging actors to hone their craft in a safe yet challenging environment.

Blue State

Blue State is a purpose-driven creative and tech agency. We transform how brands and causes engage their most important people. From Google to UNICEF, from Obama to MIT, from Tate Modern to Ford Motor Company, Blue State helps grow communities, build platforms, and transform organizations for the digital age. Led by the most creative and analytical minds from the political, nonprofit, and brand worlds, Blue State is a part of WPP Digital and has more than 150 employees in five offices around the world.

Disney Streaming Services

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

Forbes

The defining voice of entrepreneurial capitalism, Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most-influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE events, custom marketing programs and 40 licensed local editions in 70 countries.

GHD Partners

We design purpose-driven experiences that inspire the way people live and work. For over two decades, we have collaborated with clients to solve their specific business challenges using strategic insight and innovative design. At GHD, we integrate research, technology, category expertise, and transformative design into actionable strategies that support both brand and business growth. Our long-standing relationships with some of the world’s strongest brands are a testament to our commitment to design excellence.

Insider Inc.

Insider Inc. is the global digital media company behind the business, news, and life style sites Business Insider and Insider. We have over 88 million unique US visitors to our sites each month and our global reach spans across 18 editions and 8 languages.

John Kneapler Design

John Kneapler Design a small boutique graphic design firm located in New York City, specializing in graphic design. For over 30 years we have been producing award winning work for a variety of clients. Our broad range of work includes branding, logos, invitations, event graphics, corporate communications, annual reports, posters, and web work.

MediaMonks

MediaMonks is a global creative production company. We partner with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands.

SARANKCO

Founded in 2007 by Steven Rank, SARANKCO has grown to a team of more than 30 individuals who work with a spectrum of clients, large and small. Collaboration is key. We wouldn’t be here without our inclusive culture, where everyone’s voice adds to the strength of an idea. Our nimble size and integrated workstreams ensure that we all have a stake in the success of our work, from a project’s inception to its launch.

Studio Rodrigo

Studio Rodrigo is an independent design studio, founded in 2012, with a focus on creating great digital products and services. We are at our best when we are helping companies identify and evaluate new product opportunities, developing product strategies, and designing and bringing new products and services to market. We put together small, smart product design teams to help bring a product vision to life – through concept, strategy, interface design, and identity development.

Superunion

Superunion is a next-generation brand agency built on a spirit of creative optimism.

The One Club (resource)

The One Club for Creativity exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. We are a diverse tribe of creative thinkers and doers who believe creativity is the most powerful element to business success. We celebrate world-changing ideas. We stimulate the dynamic intersection of art and commerce. We create fertile spaces for writers, art directors, designers, technologists, and artists to grow. We foster a more diverse and connected global community. We forge bonds between recognized creative masters and emerging creative voices. Most important, we are a non-profit organization that pours everything we make back into nurturing a more vibrant and inspired global creative community.

ThoughtMatter

ThoughtMatter is a team of designers and strategists with an artful perspective. We choose to use our skills and experience to increase the capacity of organizations to engage people’s curiosity about the world around them, take smart risks on innovative ideas, and create new ways for people to build trust with each other. We help people who stand up, stand out.

Turner Duckworth

We have always championed the unmistakable in defiance of the normal and the predictable. This obsession inspires our guiding principle, Love the Unmistakable®. Our work is simple, playful and inherently social. We craft distinctive assets and the systems that guide them to ensure that even a glimpse of advertising, product or packaging cannot be anything but the brand. Cutting through the noise and placing brands top of mind across media and culture.

Viacom Velocity

Viacom Velocity, a branded content studio, offers full-service marketing solutions that seamlessly integrate your brand into the cultural conversation, with custom content across all of our platforms and experiences.

Virtue Worldwide

We are VIRTUE, the creative agency born from VICE.

Wix

Wix is a website building platform that allows you to create your online presence and manage your business online. We are a global, publicly traded company, with more than 150 million users worldwide.

Work & Co

Work & Co creates the digital products and experiences people love using every single day.
Named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative list and to Ad Age’s A-List in 2019, we’re known for our world-class team of 350 digital product experts. We hail from nearly 30 countries and work in cross-functional teams closely alongside client partners —IKEA, Google, Apple, Epic Games, Mailchimp, Aesop, ALDO, Mercedes, and other admired companies— to launch breakthrough apps, e-commerce sites, kiosks, retail experiences and digital ecosystems.

Attendee FAQ’s

What should I expect? The purpose of the Job Fair is to meet and connect with people who work at a variety of different companies and learn about their design culture. You should expect conversations to be brief (5 minutes or less) on what it’s like to work for the company. AIGA NY will also have a booth staffed with talented designers and educators for attendees to ask about career advice.

Can I come if I’m not a student or recent graduate? You’re more than welcome to attend but do know that the event is geared towards our student and emerging designer community.

Should I bring my portfolio? No. The purpose is for information gathering and not a time to pitch to companies. You are welcome to follow up with the representatives afterwards.

No portfolios? What should I bring? You are welcome to bring your printed resumes, business cards, and list of questions for the representatives. Common topics include hiring procedures, timeframes, and qualities the company looks for in a designer.

What time should I arrive? The Job Fair will be open from 12-4pm. Feel free to come anytime during the fair.

How many people will be attending? We have about 250-300 attendees which means lines are likely to be long. We appreciate your patience!

What should I wear? The Job Fair is a casual event with no need for formal wear. Just be yourself!

Should I do any preparation? Yes! Review the companies that are attending and come prepared with a list of questions for the companies you would like to approach first.

Are refreshments provided? No, but you’re welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.

Starr Foundation Hall


University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011