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UX Internship at LegalZoom

UX Internship (Paid 8-10 weeks)

Utilize your design thinking skills and further your career as a User Experience Designer while working within a customer-focused, mobile-centric, cross functional team on our core business services. You’ll get hands-on experience working as an in-house UX Designer building extraordinary products for our customers.

You’ll join a team of talented and creative designers, engineers, marketers, and product managers on a mission to change how small businesses start and grow. You will report directly to the Manager of UX in the Glendale office and will have exposure to a wide range of complex projects.

 What you’ll do:

  • Assist in conducting and drawing insights from user research
  • Participate in UX design workshops, team design reviews, and brainstorming sessions
  • Sketch, prototype, and iterate quickly to create a shared vision to be implemented by your team
  • Sharpen your technical skills while mastering and learning new tools and methods to develop and grow your skills as a UX professional
  • Bring innovative ideas to the table in a collaborative and encouraging environment that supports new and emerging talent

Requirements for consideration:

  • Current undergraduate student or certificate candidate majoring in HCI, UX Design or other design related field
  • A professional-level portfolio of wireframe sketches to high-fidelity comps demonstrating a keen eye for detail and an awareness of modern web, mobile, and app trends
  • Familiarity and some experience with the design life cycle and agile methodologies
  • You are collaborative and a resourceful self-starter that cares deeply about and wants to understand the customer’s motivations
  • Must be able highly collaborative and have the ability to clearly rationalize and justify your design decisions

This is a full-time summer internship with a pay rate of $15/h. For more details, and to apply, contact Chris Remmers: cremmers@legalzoom.com.

Contemporary Los Angeles Art: First Itinerary

Instructor Brenda Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students often wonder what kind of galleries, artists and museums they’ll be visiting in Contemporary Los Angeles Art. Instructor Brenda Williams has shared the first class itinerary with us. Of her inspiration for the class, Brenda says:

“The unique thing LA has to offer art lovers right now is an overwhelming amount of resources to find new, emerging and established artists, galleries and museums. The city has exploded in art work over the past 5 years and you get to see work from local and world renown artists in under a 25 mile radius. There are also new museums to explore like The Underground Museum, The El Segundo Museum and the Marciano Museum.”

Saturday, April 7, 11am

THE WENDE MUSEUM

10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

A collections-based research and education institute that preserves Cold War artifacts and history, making resources available to scholars and applying historical lessons of the past to the present.

Armory

The Wende Museum

LUNCH: Mexican Restaurant on Washington

SUSANNE VIELMETTER GALLERY

Nicole Eisenman, Dark Light

6006 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (Artist: Nicole Eisenman)

ROBERTS PROJECTS

5801 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (Artists: Daniel Crews Chubb and Ed Templeton)

Crews Chubb Lion

Daniel Crews-Chubb, Lion

 

BLUM & POE

2727 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Artist: Robert Colescott)

Go Behind the Scenes of the LA Art World with Brenda Williams

 

This spring, we’re looking forward to working once again with Brenda Williams to offer Contemporary Los Angeles Art. Brenda is a local art adviser and independent curator specializing in emerging contemporary artists. Her class will meet over five Saturdays, and explore areas in the Los Angeles art world not usually accessible to the public. Visits will focus on private home collections, artists studios, and curator-led gallery tours. Each six-hour meeting will include multiple location visits.

To read more about the class, and register for spring, click here.

We spoke with Brenda about her background, and what artists she’s watching now.

How did you get interested in art collecting, and what were your first experiences in the art world?

My first collecting experiences were record albums by cutting edge artists like New Birth, Mandrill, Parliament Funkadelic and Betty Davis.

After college I moved to Italy where I worked for Marilena Bonomo and honed my taste for contemporary art. I worked with many emrging artists during my tenure at the gallery; Julio Paolini, Sol Lewitt, David Tremlett to name a few.

Upon my return to the states I became interested in and began collecting African Art and textiles. I fell in love with the masks of the various tribes of west Africa. The techniques of textile makers from around the world were so amazing like ikat and embroidery I couldn’t resist their beauty. I had to have as many textiles as my walls could hold. I’ve also collected tea services porcelain, tin, and glass: pots, sugar/cream receptacles and trays.

What artists or galleries are you excited about right now?

There are so many new galleries that have opened downtownsince I first started teaching this class. Right now two of my newer favorite galleries are Wilding Cran who show artists Karon Davis and Hap Tivey; and Commonwealth and Council who is currently showing an extraordinary work by Rafa Esparza.

What do you feel is something unique Los Angeles has to offer art lovers?

The unique thing LA has to offer art lovers right now is an overwhelming amount of resources to find new, emerging and established artists, galleries and museums. The city has exploded in art work over the past 5 years and you get to see work from local and world renown artists in under a 25 mile radius. There are also new museums to explore like The Underground Museum, The El Segundo Museum and the Marciano Museum.

Which collections or works are you looking forward to sharing with your students?

The Wende Museum has recently opened their new space in Culver City and it’s a wonderful and amazing museum of post-cold war ephemera mixed with today’s artists who riff off of that early material. I’m also very excited to see the upcoming Robert Colescott show at Blum and Poe.

For those who are interested in learning more about the art world in Los Angeles, how would you recommend getting started?

Visit as many museums and galleries as you can. Ask a lot of questions. Read art based publications like CARLA and Artillery. And if that leaves you wanting more, take my class Contemporary Los Angeles Art this spring.

Web Design I at our Woodland Hills Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to have our new Woodland Hills location open, to serve students in greater LA areas and communities. One course coming up this summer in Woodland Hills is Web Design I. Taught by Hakon Engvig, this course is an introduction to the world of modern web design. Students are exposed to industry standards and best practices for using HTML and CSS. Students create aesthetically pleasing websites aligned with current design considerations that emphasize user experience (e.g., audience, style, composition, size constraints, web design process). Topics include asset management, image optimization, web hosting, site planning, and the various tools web designers use to produce effective websites that meet industry demands.

Instructor Hakon Engvig

Check out the outline below to see the topics you’ll be covering, and to enroll, click here.

Week 1: UX Design & Intro to Web Coding
Core elements of HTML5, its structure, the use of CSS for appearances, and building a basic web page.
Week 2: Design Process & The Three Selectors
From concept to completion, outlining the work-flow for a website. The three CSS selector types (tags, class, and ID).
Week 3: Wire-framing & Web Imagery
The Mapping problem. Dealing with compression and the various types of images formatted for web to help load-time.
Week 4: Relationships & Links
External CSS, layout intro, linking and how files are connected through the web.
Week 5: Midterm Specifics and Uploading
Dig into CSS, Web-fonts and the specifics needed for the Web App Midterm.
Week 6: Layout & The Grid System
Introduce the grid system and how to utilize floats for website layouts.
Week 7: Custom Fonts and MVP Build
Utilizing custom fonts for a website and practicing work flow with a quick build for review.
Week 8: Sprite Images & CSS Transitions
Utilizing different states of Sprite images for interactivity with CSS hover states and CSS transitions
Week 9: Workshop
Answering specific questions regarding the Final Project
Week 10: Finals & Future
Submit, present and review your final and discuss more
advanced concepts of web design.

Sample Itinerary for Contemporary Los Angeles Art

Image via The Underground Museum

We’ve been getting questions about the types of excursions students will be going on in Contemporary Los Angeles Art, so instructor Brenda Williams has provided us with the itinerary for the first meeting. Take a look to see the first class adventure!

Our first stop will be to visit the Underground Museum in Mid-City. The two year old museum was the brilliant idea of the late Noah Davis, his wife Karon and his brother Kahlil Joseph. As artists they decided to create a neighborhood museum for people who may be too intimidated to visit the established museums, to view works of art by major contemporary artists. Most folks can walk here. There are late night movies, artists talks, star gazing and a really nice garden to sit in and contemplate life.

We’ll get acquainted in their garden, followed by a walkthrough of the current exhibition: Non-Fiction: William Kentridge and Karon Davis.

Lunch at Juicy’s (Naturaliart) Jamaican Restaurant. This is as traditional as you can get this far away from the Caribbean.

After we’ll visit a few west side galleries.

To read more about the class, and enroll, click here. For questions, call (310) 206-1422.

Lightroom I (Online) this summer

Image by instructor Ken Wischmeyer

We’ve gotten many requests for a photography class covering Lightroom in depth, so this summer, check out Lightroom I (Online) as a Photography Certificate elective. There’s no prerequisite, so it’s appropriate for those just starting the program, or anyone who wants to get a comprehensive overview of Lightroom.

Check out the syllabus below. To register, click here.

Instructor: Kenneth E. Wischmeyer

DESCRIPTION


Adobe Lightroom software offers the digital photographer a comprehensive set of tools to organize, manage, enhance, present, and share their work. This course provides the student with a complete examination of the application’s features, including image archiving with keywords and metadata, color and tonality correction, creating special effects, electronic and Web presentations, book publishing, printing, and integrating image files with Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom I emphasizes both technical skill development and creative exploration.

MATERIALS


Software Requirements

  • Adobe Lightroom 4 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Player

EVALUATION


Grading

Weekly Assignments                           85%

Participation (Online Discussions)      15%

SCHEDULE


When Topic Notes
Week #1 Digital Photography

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Week #2 The Library Module

Workflow and Image Management

Week #3 The Library Module

Metadata and Keywords

Week #4 The Develop Module

White Balance & The Histogram and The Basic Tab

Week #5 The Develop Module

Tone Curve and Image Sharpening

Week #6 The Develop Module

Retouching and Local Adjustments

Week #7 The Develop Module

Black & White and Toning

Week #8 The Book Module

Layout & Design

Week #9 The Slideshow Module

Presentations

Week #10 The Print Module

Printing and Finishing Techniques

Week #11 The Web Module

The Web Photo Gallery

Week #12 Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop

Panoramas and HDR images

Hammer Museum is Hiring

WANT TO WORK AT A MUSEUM?

Join the Hammer Museum as a part-time Visitor Experience Representative (VER) for the academic year! VERs actively engage with visitors in the galleries, during events, and at the Museum’s entrances. Serving as the face of the institution, VERs are responsible for introducing visitors to the Hammer, safeguarding the art, and facilitating an exchange with a diverse cross-section of individuals.

As a VER, you will:

  • Ensure that all guests receive the highest level of customer service and hospitality during their visit to the Museum.
  • Be knowledgeable about the Museum’s current exhibitions and programs to provide helpful information and respond to inquiries.
  • Enforce policies in galleries and other Museum spaces, while maintaining a polite demeanor and provide a positive experience to visitors.
  • Observe and report issues and potential hazards regarding the art and/or visitors.
  • Assist with the setup, flow, & breakdown of programs and events.
  • Facilitate membership sales.

ARE YOU?

  • A UCLA or SMC student
    Preferably a sophomore or junior seeking experience in the non-profit, museum, art, or customer service worlds. All majors and diverse backgrounds are welcome!
  • A people-person
    Passionate about interacting with a diverse audience and have developed excellent communication and interpersonal Skills. Prior sales or customer service experience preferred.
  • A self-starter
    Eager to help out your coworkers and don’t need constant direction to do so.
  • Dedicated & reliable
    Want to work and recognize the impact you have on your fellow coworkers.
    Able to stand and remain vigilant for several consecutive hours.
    Able to commit to a weekly schedule and take responsibility for assigned shifts.

VERs are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week and receive $11.00 per hour in compensation. Students MUST be available to work a fixed weekly schedule comprised of at least two (2) of the following shifts:

  • Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:30am – 3:45pm and/or 3:15pm – 8:15pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30am – 5:15pm

 

APPLY TODAY

Email your resume, cover letter, contact information, and availability to VEResumes@hammer.ucla.edu.

 

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to phone calls or emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

Mark Your Calendar – Graduation is Coming!

Certificate Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 30, 2017
Royce Hall, UCLA Campus
4pm-6pm*

If you are currently enrolled in a UCLA Extension-eligible certificate, and intend to finish your studies by the end of Summer 2017 (this includes completion in Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017), then please join us for this annual celebration.

Sign up to receive a graduation e-invitation here.

E-invitations are sent in mid-May 2017. The deadline to request an invite is MAY 1st.

Learn more about certificates and program candidacy.

Questions? Email graduation@uclaextension.edu, call (310)825-2362.

*Note: Graduates are seated separately from guests. There is a graduate processional into Royce Hall. Graduates must arrive no later than 4:15 pm. Doors open at 4 pm.

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