Thursday, May 20 2021
Thursday, May 20 2021
Virtual Job Fair
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 5th annual mini-job fair, now virtual!
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. Log in, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.
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.
- 12:00 pm Virtual Job Fair begins
- 4:00 pm Virtual Job Fair ends
- Current students Free
- Recent graduates Free
More companies will be announced soon!
8 Point Studio
8 Point Studio is a small, boutique branding agency focused on designing the future of finance and meaningful investment. Our clients are forward thinking impact investors and social enterprises generating profit with purpose. We are located on Metro North’s Hudson Line in Cold Spring, NY near Beacon.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Creating disruptive indie darlings. Transforming global mega-brands. Activating audiences with campaigns that convert. Design-obsessed and strategy-driven, CASE collaborates with the most iconic beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands to connect with consumers around the world.
Champions Design is a branding and design agency formerly known as OCD | The Original Champions of Design. For more than a decade, we have crafted meaningful brand strategy and visual identity systems for some of the world’s best brands.
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.
HeartWorks is a platform for brands and organizations who strive to create meaningful, emotional, and winning consumer connections. We specialize in building identities, by working with clients early on to help them define their brand, and partnering all the way through execution across key touch points.
Konrad is a digital agency and product innovation firm that offers strategy, design, and technology services to the world’s most ambitious businesses and brands. Leveraging our design-driven approach to build cutting-edge digital solutions, we deliver compelling experiences to our clients and their customers.
Lunar Solar Group
Lunar Solar Group (L//S Group) is a high-impact growth advisory that works with consumer-focused brands to identify growth opportunities and disruptive marketing strategies. L//S Group combines consulting, digital marketing, and a suite of creative services to help brands scale. L//S Group has built a track record of excellence across a variety of verticals such as apparel, consumer packaged goods, and durable goods. We are proud of our association with many high growth clients. L//S Group itself continues to expand rapidly, with 300% year-over-year growth anticipated in 2021.
Templi is an online packaging company that produces branded supplies for the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Much of the work we produce comes from some of the city’s top branding agencies and designers who love using our platform for the production of their designs. Our goal is to make food packaging more sustainable by reducing plastic use and improving the recyclability of its contents.
The New York Times, Marketing Creative
The New York Times marketing team plays a key part in extending the journalistic legacy and mission of The Times into the future. Our job is to answer the question, “Why is quality journalism worth paying for?” We create campaigns—like The Truth campaign—that demonstrate our mission, how we’re leading the journalism industry, and all the ways our readers can subscribe.The creative team develops consumer-facing campaigns based on our brand strategy and identity. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to conceptualize, design, write and produce marketing materials delivered across all platforms to increase brand affinity, engagement and subscriptions.
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.
Vice Media Group
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and quarterly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture.
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 company reps to go over hiring practices and be prepared to answer some questions. AIGA NY will also have an Advice Breakout room staffed with talented designers and educators for attendees to ask about career advice. There is also a Meetup Breakout Room for you to meet your own peers! Each room will be labeled with company names for easy access.
How do I log into the virtual booths? On the day of the fair you will see all the different companies and their Breakout Rooms. You will be able to access them in the event.
Can I log in 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.
Can I upload my portfolio to show? 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. All contact information will be provided by the company representative.
No portfolios? What will be discussed in the booths? We encourage you to bring questions for the representatives. Common topics include hiring procedures, timeframes, and qualities the company looks for in a designer.
What time should I log in? The Virtual Job Fair will be open from 12-4pm. Feel free to come anytime during the fair, but do know you will probably not have enough time to visit every virtual booth. We encourage you to visit the companies that interest you first.
How many people will be logging in? We have about 250 attendees
What should I wear? The Virtual Job Fair is a casual event with no need for formal wear. Just be yourself! Please be prepared to have your video on.
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 go to first.