Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sony Internship

Position Title: Design Intern
Position Number: 22318
Job Location: San Diego, CA

Sony Electronics Design Center located in San Diego, CA, is looking for a Design Intern during the summer to assist the senior designers and the design manager, on design projects in brand identity and packaging in the consumer electronics industry. The areas to cover may extend to visual design on other touch points with customers such as store environment or advertisement. The intern will shadow the designers and creative managers in all day to day design activities in order to understand the function of the corporate environment, and the importance of deadlines and time constraints within the corporate world.

To be successful as a Design Intern, you must be organized and detail-oriented, possess strong typography and layout skills, and must be a creative thinker who possesses strong design and production skills. You will assist and take directions from the senior designers and the manager of the Visual Communication Design department.

Interns are considered an integral part of the Sony Design Center's department and as such, their ideas and input are valued.

Sony Design Center employees work on highly confidential projects and may have access to other confidential company materials. Strict respect of corporate confidentiality requirements is expected.

Sony is united by a common set of values - FAST: Focus on customer, Accountability, Speed, Teamwork. These values don't stand alone - they correspond to a set of behaviors known as "performance accelerators" that promote job success, business results and cultural change at Sony Electronics. Performance accelerators for this position are: Customer Focus, Process Management, Problem Solving, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Self Development and Peer Relationships.

• Must be currently enrolled in a College or University pursuing a degree in Visual Communication Design, at a 3rd year level or higher
• Knowledge of branding and printing for consumer AV products and digital media is required
• Experience designing for clamshell, blister, carton (flexo and offset) is a plus
• Basic web skills are a plus
• Experience using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe InDesign are required

Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values employees with a broad cross-cultural perspective. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

For a complete list of Sony Electronics Inc. Job Opportunities visit:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top Ten Sites for designers from HOW

Top 10 Sites for Designers
Absurd Overheard
Designer/illustrator Karen Kurycki creates delightful typographic illustrations to capture the funny, random things people say.
Aqua-Velvet is a visual language resource focused on graphic design, illustration and typography. AQ-V features notable classic and vintage modern works plus the work of contemporary designers and illustrators.
Design Destroy
Chicago designer and illustrator Tom Deja rounds up vintage illustrations for fun and inspiration.
Fold Factory
Tap your inner folding fanatic with videos, dynamic folding templates, software tools, resources, ideas and inspiration.
Hassan Rahim
Hassan Rahim is a Los Angeles-based art director, designer and researcher.
A visual study of logo marks in contrast, scale and form—for the graphic purists out there who want to see how marks appear and function when Flash effects and colors are taken away.
Mark & Phil
Mark & Phil provides marketing and philanthropic strategy for non-profits and socially responsible companies.
The Furnace
The Furnace is an Australian ad agency with an amazing website that not only shows off their work, but totally captures their quirky personality.
The World of Dot
DOT is a graphic design studio based in Milan specialized in editorial and book design, illustration, typography and text editing.
The website for Japanese interior design firm Wonderwall sports an animated interface that captures the firm's cutting edge style.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Invisible Creature and The Blackheart Procession

SDCC Design alumni Josh Higgins of Departure has put together a not to missed event of sights and sounds.
Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Casbah at 5 pm
Tickets are just $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show at
or at the Casbah in San Diego.

Invisible Creature was formed in Seattle in 2006 after leaving Asterik Studio. The two person design firm of musicians, artists and brothers, Don and Ryan Clark have had the honor of receiving four Grammy nominations for their music packaging. Their clients include Target, Nike, New York Times, Hasbro,Google,Esquire, The Economist, Wired, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Nordstrom and MTV. Their work can be seen in Print, HOW, Communication Arts, IdN, Step and hard cover books.

See their work at

The band took root in 1997 after Three Mile Pilot began an open-ended hiatus, singer/guitarist Pall Jenkins and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Nathaniel embarked on a darker, more subdued journey. In the many years and albums since, the band's line up has expanded and contracted, but at its heart and soul remains Jenkins and Nathaniel, creating timeless, heart-wrenching classics atat are adventurous, eclectic and consistently brillant.


To get more information:

Friday, February 4, 2011


UNITE will be held at the San Diego City College Saville theater next week on Friday February 11th from 5-8pm with guest speaker Brian Jacobs of Brick Design.

AIGA San Diego, The American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego is a chapter of the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of visual communication and graphic design. We have an AIGA student chapter at San Diego City College. This event will bring together student groups from all the San Diego design programs and is called UNITE.

You can learn more about AIGA San Diego at

I would like to thank all the volunteers who have made this event possible especially Adrienne Armstrong who led the effort for San Diego City College Graphic Design.

UNITE 2011
February 11, 2011
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saville Theater
San Diego City College Campus
14th & C Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Join us! One of the biggest annual AIGA San Diego Student Group event, UNITE. The event is to bring together students, staff, and professionals. Come and get inspired by local professional panel speakers and a well known guest speaker, Jacobs who is a former associate at Pentagram and former President of AIGA San Francisco Chapter. This is the mini Y conference organized by the AIGA San Diego Student Group.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM > Reception with live DJ
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM > Welcoming
6:10 PM - 6:50 PM > Guest Speaker Presentation
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM > Panel Speakers, Q & A
7:40 PM - 7:50 PM > Raffle Prizes
7:50 PM - 8:00 PM > Closing

Guest Speaker
Brian Jacobs, Founder and Creative Director, Brick Design Brian graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning in 1991. He began his career in New York City freelancing and worked for a number of design firms including Carla Hall Design Group. He then moved to San Francisco, joined Pentagram Design and after two years was made Associate Partner. In 1999, Brian directed a small group that concentrated solely on interactive design. Brian started Brick Design in 2007. Under his leadership, Brick has evolved and diversified into the areas of identity, environmental graphics, packaging and user-interface design. This multidisciplinary approach is reflected in a client list that ranges from the technology industry of Apple, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Nikon, to the educational field of The University of Southern California, Stanford University and to the hospitality division of One & Only Resorts. Among others are Cannon Design, Muzak, United Airlines, Potlatch Paper, Café Mia Gelateria, and Home Depot. Brians work has garnered numerous awards including AIGA 365, IDSA IDEA awards, ID Magazine, Graphis, and the CA Design Annual among others. He recently served 3 years as president of AIGA San Francisco and he spearheaded the 2003 Grown in California design competition.

Show your support for AIGA student members and participate in the raffle to raise funds for future student events like the annual Portfolio Exhibition and UNITE.

AIGA Student : $10
Non-AIGA Student : $20
AIGA Professional : $20
General Admission : $ 30
FREE with membership sign-up