the new programme is undergoing exciting growth and change to re-focus exclusively on social change projects and incorporate student collaborators as active participants in that process.
the new programme’s freshly revised mission is to utilize the power of visual communication and design thinking to create positive social change for underserved voices that seek to increase health, education, sustainability, and civic participation in their kansas city communities.
the new programme is intended to function as a kind of laboratory space to explore:
- how visual communication can affect or create positive behaviors
- how graphic design processes and artifacts can best be leveraged in a non-commercial capacity
- how graphic design processes can be more collaborative and inclusive
- how using graphic design for social change could become a sustainable career path
the inaugural project for the fall 2012 semester will be an identity system for a newly-forming non-profit, the midwest center for equality and democracy. other projects are in the works and will be introduced as relationships are secured with clients.
DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED BY COLLABORATORS
collaborators will be expected to work about six hours a week, preferably meeting on thursdays for work sessions, critiques, client meetings, and so on.
design projects for local clients (primary duties)
- attend and participate in client meetings
- design research
- brainstorming, ideation, and iterations
- production work
- project documentation for internal and client use
contributing to the refinement of the new programme’s agenda (secondary duties)
- promotional work for the new programme including website updates, blog posts, identity refinement, etc
- identifying possible new clients
- identifying designer-led research projects
to apply, send a resume and pdf of five work samples to tyler [at] thenewprogramme [dot] net by wednesday august 22, 5pm.