The Break(out) is Upon Us


For students completing the Portfolio Class: You will need to have the following completed by May 16th at 10AM. If you do not have the following completed by this date, you cannot receive a passing grade in the course.

1. Resume and Cover Letter approved by Daniel Phelps.

2. Final Project Proposal approved by Michael Smith.

3. A final blog post which includes a URL pointing to your portfolio due on May 23rd at 10AM. You will be required to briefly present your portfolio on May 23rd 10AM.

For students completing their Final Project: You will need to present your project on May 23rd at 10AM. Prepare to talk about the the work completed during the semester as well as reflecting on your original intentions and process you went through. You will be afforded 10-15 minutes for your presentation.

As well you are required to have a final post in this blog due before your presentation on May 23rd at 10AM, without which you cannot receive a grade. The post must include the following:

1. Work Completed – You must give a detailed description of what you made as well as hyperlinks and embeds of the work. The description should include details about quantities, length, characters, content, locations, etc…

2. Process – What tools did you use and why? How did things work the way you wanted or not? If you were part of a group project, you must specify your particular contributions. You should be respectful of the group process, but try as to single out your individuality and how your contributions affected the direction of the project.

3. Reflection – What was the plan and what actually happened? What did you learn from the project you did not expect? What might you do differently from the beginning knowing what you discovered in making what you made?

Preparing for the Future

I wish to pursue a career in the video game industry, in either development or design. For this reason, I chose a few internships, that will not only give me experience in the field, but maybe even connections which could lead to bigger and better opportunities.

Muse Games – Muse games is a game studio located in Manhattan. The internship they’re offering is a Game Art intern, where I will be asked to design models for upcoming games. I think this is a great opportunity for me because it’s exactly what I want to do, and I think it will be a fun learning experience.

Peak Business Development – This internship is not involving game design, rather web design, which is something I also find enjoyable. I think it would be a great learning experience because coding is something I consider myself good at, and I think I would be very helpful.

Arkadium – Arkadium, like Muse, is a gaming studio located in Manhattan. This internship ask for game development, which is something I would love to learn. A great learning experience.

Arkadium – Same studio as above, although, this internship ask for Game Art design; similarly to Muse studios.

Possibilities for the summer

1) The position that I am applying for is a web design intern for a beauty and hair company. I would like to intern here because I love the field of cosmetology and I get to show my webdesign skills as well.
2) This is also a graphic designer internship that is for the Viyet company. They have worked with some top designers and they want a person with a digital presence. I think I have the skills that they are looking for.
 3) This is a summer internship for a graphic designer and this is a paid internship. The company is located in Soho which is perfect because it is located near where I live. It is a VSA partners company that develops websites for companies.
 4),Job&jvs=Indeed&jvk=Job​: This is a position for web strategy and development intern. It is a summer internship for a book group company. This internship is also paid and it is only located in NYC.
My digital presence is really weak right now because I don’t have a portfolio online. I have facebook, twitter and instagram. I also have a website under my name but I don’t really have much work up that I have created. I need to work on my digital presence so I can get a good job in the future.

Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me?

Haz U Nice Job for me?

Below a set of notes taken of responses to the prompt of what are good presentations of self in social, academic and professional settings. Look over these notes and see if you find places of overlap.

For the next meeting you will need to prepare a draft resume based on a sample resume. I you already have one, try to reframe it based on the sample. Bring a paper and electronic copy of the resume. Don’t post online.

You will need to search for at least four possible locations that you would find interesting to intern. Finding internship opportunities – google creators of work you like and see if they’re in NYC or a have an affiliate in NYC. Search craigslist,,,

In a blog post, describe the locations you found and what opportunities are there or you believe you might discover. The goal is to find the best opportunity for yourself, some internships will look better based on the impression you get from the company or the individuals representing the company. Also, realize that ‘crewing up’ or free/low pay design work, can be an opportunity as well.

What is your current digital presence and what do you think it should be. Examples could include a domain of one’s own with a portfolio (reel, other sample work), social network presences that are public and could developed or curated into something a professional network would respect.


Respectful, Connect with others, Humor, Not sitting on the sidelines – gets involved, approachable, comfortable,
Sharing in online environments – likes, compliments, comments (good is as thorough/thoughtful, constructive), sense of others through photos, videos, Public vs. Private, Photos in open networks (instagram vs. private networks like Facebook).


Presenting work – quality of the work, documenting your process, describing your process. Types of work differ from social environments. Suddenly calling work? Versus photos and videos. Level of appropriateness of personal vs. academic? Contextualizing content vs. just presenting content.


Follows a strict set of guidelines. If there guidelines where do they come from? Freelancer Using copyrighted work with permission. Can academic work become professional work? A clean portfolio. THE RESUME AND IT’S LITTLE BROTHER THE COVER LETTER – CAN YOU WRITE, more personal, so therefore more personality, research the particular company and reframe your presentation, present some perspective about company, position, what you think you have to offer, could affect change, .