Submit your application by September 22, 2019 @ 11:59pm. Please see below for formatting details.
The Undergraduate Journal of Art History & Visual Culture (UJAH) is a free print journal published by the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia (AHVA). UJAH seeks a self-motivated and passionate graphic designer looking to gain experience developing all design aspects of a print publication.
The graphic designer is an integral part of UJAH’s team. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience developing the visual concept of a print publication from scratch while engaging in constructive feedback. They will work with UJAH’s editorial staff, AHVA department staff, and a local professional printer.
- Develop the overall visual concept for Issue 11 of UJAH.
- Deliver visual concepts and mock-ups in a timely manner.
- Present visual concepts and mock-ups to UJAH’s editorial team and AHVA department staff.
- Implement the layout and design of Issue 11 in its entirety.
- Create the journal’s promotional materials (both print and web graphics).
- Assist in any of UJAH’s additional graphic design needs.
The applicant must be an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia. Some experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is required. The candidate will have a somewhat flexible schedule to accommodate for the journal’s production deadlines, and work well in a team. They are able to respond quickly to constructive feedback from the AHVA department and the UJAH editorial team. Experience in photography is an asset, though not required. The applicant should be interested in art publications, though a specialization in art history or visual arts is not required. Exceptional organizational skills and a stellar aesthetic eye are key.
This is a volunteer position that runs from October 2019 to April 2020. Most of the design work will be done remotely, with the exception of two to three team meetings per term as well as design meetings with the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and the AHVA department. The candidate can expect to be volunteering 5-10 hours per week depending on the time of year, with the bulk of the design phase occurring from December – March 2020.
Resume or CV, cover letter, and a portfolio featuring at minimum 3 examples of related work. The portfolio can be in the form of a website, a single PDF, or a .zip folder.
Please email all documents in PDF format (excluding the portfolio) to email@example.com with the subject heading “2019 Graphic Designer Application – [Your name]”.
Questions? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.