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Job Opportunity: Graphic Designer at Texas Legislative Council

The Texas Legislative Council is seeking candidates for a Web Assistant (Graphic Designer). I have attached the job descriptions and they will also be posted in Hire a Texan. See below for qualifications for each position.

Web Assistant (Graphic Designer)


  • 2 years’ experience and satisfactory performance in desktop publishing or production art.
  • 2 years of college-level graphics-related courses or equivalent.
  • Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to analyze and present data stories in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into compelling visuals.
  • Ability to respond to rapidly changing pace and workload and cope with deadline pressures.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback through multiple layers of review.
  • Solid understanding of current technologies, trends, and design principles.
  • Experience making interactive online presentations preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau, Social Explorer, Visme, or similar software a plus.

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet project specifications and deadlines.
  • Ability to express material accurately, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of material and information.
  • Ability to analyze and present information in an unbiased manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance.

Application Requirements:

To be considered, an applicant must submit a State of Texas Application for Employment (available on the council’s website: and a resume or cover letter providing a link to an online portfolio.

Internship Opportunity

If you follow the TAS Facebook then you should know that Harding recently posted this nifty opportunity:


Cris Worley Fine Arts Seeks Gallerry Inter! Spring 2015

Contact Nicole Norton 
: Dallas 
Visit Website

This position is part-time and unpaid, however students who are looking to receive course credit are welcome. The spring intern will work with gallery owner, Cris Worley and gallery assistant, Nicole Norton in the administration of the gallery. Duties will include: 
• Speaking with clients & visitors 
• Assisting with gallery events including opening receptions
• Managing & organizing inventory list
• Art handling
• Digitally photographing art & uploading images to server
• Misc. office administration

Preferred Qualifications:
• Current (or previous) major/minor in art history, studio art or related field
• Experience using Microsoft Word/Excel
• Experience using Photoshop preferred
• Availability to work 1-2 days a week & during evening events
• Candidates must present/conduct themselves in a professional manner

Please apply via email to Nicole Norton at with a short introductory letter and an attached resume. References may be requested after an initial interview. We are happy to answer any questions about duties and qualifications! | 1845 Levee St, #110, Dallas, TX 75207 | 214.745.1415
Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

As someone that has ventured out in the grand world outside of college I highly recommend taking on opportunities such as these. They may not pay in $ but you never know you just might meet the person that has more opportunities for you in the future. So, drop the excuses, update your resume and make your future happen!!


AIGA- American Institute of Graphic Arts


Have you digital peeps heard of AIGA?

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.”

Who we are and what we do

A vision for AIGA

AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. As the profession’s largest community, we advance design as a respected craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design on business, society and our collective future.

The mission of AIGA

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

Who are we?

AIGA is a global community of design advocates and practitioners.

What does AIGA do?

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force by connecting practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons through regional, national and global events and by creating and curating content that:

  • advocates for a greater understanding of the value of designers and design in government, business, media and the public
  • enhances professional development
  • defines global standards and ethical practices
  • inspires designers and the public
  • establishes criteria for design education that meets the needs of the profession
  • makes powerful tools and resources available and accessible
  • celebrates and enhances the value of design
  • mobilizes a global design movement


They have a listing of Job Opportunities you can search in an state.

You can become a member and become as involved as you would like to be.

Check out their inspiration page too!


I listen to Debbie Millman’s podcasts (called Design Matters and can be found here) and she is a major part of AIGA. I recommend you check her out too. She has an amazing podcast that features a variety of designers/artists and just amazing people….maybe I’ll do a post about that soon!

Anyway, it’s always good to find organizations to be a part of to further your creativeness/ career/ and other goings on.

So go get inspired people!


Internship for web content available – Hurry posting ends on 2.8.14

Student Intern in Web Services for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Tarleton State University-Campus

Posted: Jan 29, 2014


Web Services

Work Authorization


Salary Level


Approximate Hours Per Week


Travel Percentage

No Travel


Student Intern for Web Content in Web Services

The student intern for web content will benefit from on-the-job training and mentoring along with participation in team projects and professional development. Working with the Web Services team, including the Web Content Specialist, the student intern will assist with content strategy and maintenance for assigned academic web sites, as well as monitor those web sites for compliance with federal, state, system, and university requirements and guidelines.

The student intern for web content for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will preferably be working on a program/major in the agriculture field, however, this is not a requirement for the position.

This is a long-term paid internship with the duration being until you graduate. Potential for promotion to second and third level intern with pay raises.

•With the Web Content Specialist as a mentor and guide, assist academic colleges and departments with developing and implementing content strategy
•Monitor websites for adherence to local and state guidelines for web sites as well as Section 508 (web accessibility) requirements
•Working closely with academic colleges and departments, coordinate academic website content updates using the content management system
•Assist Web Content Specialist with coordinating digital signage content
•Other related duties as assigned

Tools Intern will learn and use:
•Cascade Server (content management system)
•Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver)
•Wufoo (building web forms)
•Google Analytics (web analytic software)
•Industry Weapon (digital signage CMS)

Skills Intern will gain and/or improve:
•How to work and communicate in an office environment
•Web content strategy, particularly in a higher education setting
•Writing and digital content development
•Effective content layout for web pages and digital signage
•HTML and CSS (latest standards), Javascript plug-ins and other web technologies
•Web accessibility standards and requirements
•Basic graphic design
•Website analytics and analysis
•Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
•Collaboration and organizational skills

•Enrollment in full-time undergraduate program at Tarleton
•Preferred declared major in: Education (will be in charge of College of Education area websites)
•Strong computer skills / proficiency in general computer technology
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•A desire to learn web content strategy and basic web technologies and tools
•Ability to work 20 hours per week between the hours of 8-5 PM, Monday-Friday, three semesters a year (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Intern2Learn Qualifications:
-Learn and exhibit good organizational and time management skills
-Learn and Exhibit good telephone/office etiquette
-Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills
-Learn and exhibit satisfactory customer service skills, both internal and external
-Observe the confidentiality of data
-Maintain a journal during work experience considering student learning outcomes
-Annually, post a reflection addressing the R.E.A.L. student learning outcomes on chalk and wire
-Annually, post a resume on chalk and wire

Contact Information


Tarleton State University-Campus


Mrs. Daphne Hunt

If you are interested you can apply for the job by going to

Posting ends on Friday 2.8.14.

Article: Washington Post – Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won’t Hire You

I came across this article by Kirk Mcdonald, and I thought it was fitting for all those in my classes that cringe when I talk about learning programming.

If you’re at all interested in media, technology or related fields, please learn a little computer programming.

Why DMS Technology majors take more math…



Pixar’s Senior Scientist Derose explains why math helps make movies and games.  (from the Verge)

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley – Artist in Residence Program

BuildingThe Arts Council of Brazos Valley announced their new Artist in Residency program for 2013. They are currently seeking students or recent graduates who would be interested in developing a body of work this summer and showcasing their pieces at their gallery in College Station. The Arts Council will provide an apartment and studio space from mid-May to mid-August. Applications can be found online by clicking here.