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Full-time Graphic Design position at Murphy Hoffman Company

Skye @ April 18, 2014

Murphy Hoffman Company is a locally owned company based out of Leawood, Kansas and for nearly 40 years has served the heavy and medium duty trucking industry. They have over 3,000 employees throughout 90+ locations and are committed to doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ to support their customers and community. To ensure the best quality, they have an in-house ad agency and are looking to fill a graphic design position. This position would do anything from web-design, decals, billboards to flyers and postcards. Although the department is similar to an ad agency, it offers a larger variety/scope of projects and responsibilities.

The primary function of the Graphic Designer is to support the Marketing Department with graphic design services for advertising, promotional and e-marketing campaigns to support the sales organization and strategic priorities. This position will translate business needs into designs the capture the desired corporate identity, brand awareness and marketing image.

Position Responsibility
1. Branding & Advertising: Provide graphic design services for web and other media, including print, intranet, presentations, and marketing collateral materials.
2. Sales Support & Education: Develop and support marketing programs designed to enhance the sales process. This includes printed materials, sales tools, presentations and e-marketing campaigns.
3. Direct Marketing & Lead Generation: Support the creative direction and development of specific marketing campaigns to encourage customer interaction for MHC department and companies. This includes printed materials, e-marketing, landing pages, search engine campaigns and other social media outlets.
4. Website: Maintain and update content on company website and create landing pages to support marketing campaigns.
5. SharePoint: Provide support and help maintain the site pages for Marketing and other Departments.
Administrative: Assists Brand & Communication Manager/Director with regular department maintenance projects:
-file organization
-electronic file archives and back-ups
-purchasing coordination and vendor communication
-budget adherence
-project status reports

1. Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. One to three years of relevant work experience in Graphic Design preferred.
3. Proficient with computer skills with the following systems and software: Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft SharePoint; Macintosh/PC, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash; and HTML/DHTML.
4. Must have a strong commitment to customer service.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6. Must be a team player with a positive, can do attitude.

For more information and to apply, go to www.mhctruck.com/jobs (search: location-Leawood, KS corporate).
For questions, contact Natalie Batliner at natalie.batliner@mhctruck.com.

Paid Summer Internship

Skye @

Engaged In Life Companies (Parkville, MO) is looking to hire a summer Marketing Intern.  They operate as a family of companies including:

eShipping: National provider of transportation management services and technology
Engaged Technologies: Technology company pioneering new strategies for freight management in mid-market companies nationwide
eShipping Exchange: Community of carriers and shippers where technology and transportation management is provided direct from carriers who know their customer’s freight and understand their business
Engaged In Life Youth Academy: A school that teaches 5th through 10th graders to become solutions to tomorrow’s problems through project-based learning, traditional core curriculum, and character classes

Job Description
They are seeking a creative individual with a passion for learning the many facets of a marketing department, including but not limited to design, digital, copywriting, corporate identity, branding, web development, and customer relationship management (CRM). The ideal candidate should possess copywriting skills, and will be ready to assist in various areas of the Marketing Department as needed. This position may include administrative duties preparing presentations for new business development and account management, assisting with website re-design projects, implementing automated marketing campaigns in CRM, event planning, and other project-based marketing efforts. The Marketing team is integral in the support of the Sales and Account Management teams, so the pace is fast and the ideal candidate should be able to learn and adapt quickly and be able to balance multiple projects at once.

Minimum Requirements
At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the following programs:
•Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
•Adobe Illustrator
•Adobe Photoshop

For more information, contact Jonelle Jones at jjones@eshipping.biz or go to www.engagedinlife.com.

April 2014 Visiting Artist: Amy Santoferraro

kcaiceramicsdept @ April 17, 2014



Amy Santoferraro


This month the ceramics department was excited to welcome Amy Santoferraro, Assistant Professor of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  She spent her time here giving one-on-one critiques with juniors and seniors and concluded her visit with a lecture to all ceramics students about her work. In her presentation she discussed her use of unconventional materials and her process of collecting and fabrication.

Christen Baker’s 2014 NCECA Presentation

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Christen Baker, senior

Christen Baker, a senior in the KCAI ceramics department, was selected to give a Student Perspectives presentation at the 2014 NCECA conference in Milwaukee. Find below an excerpt from the NCECA catalog about her outstanding lecture!

“The significance of clay in our daily lives is deeply rooted beyond the physical object. The permanence of clay becomes an important tool that, throughout history, has been used to preserve and commemorate.  My lecture provides an overview that the use of clay has advanced throughout time and has served many purposes for countless cultures and individuals.  Clay as an archival material can never decompose once it has been fired. Its permanence has and continues to be a way to commemorate and create an everlasting memory. Clay is universal because it is accessible and humans have used it going back to the earliest times. Before the development of kilns in the Neolithic Period, clay was usually baked in a pit fire and exposing clay to a direct flame. However this method does not make clay reach vitirification in order for it to have absolute permanence. The development of the kiln revolutionized the use of clay for its purpose for function, decoration, as well as meaningful practices and religious purposes.”  -Christen Baker, 2014 NCECA Catalog


Just Weeks Away From the Spring Exhibition

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Everyone in studio is hard at work preparing for the end of semester. Take a look at some of our work and don’t forget to see the fruits of our labors at the 2014 Spring Exhibition!


Ross Redmon, senior


Angie Yang, sophomore


Sebra Debrecht, senior


Bryan Juarez, junior


Leah Nelson, sophomore


Ali King, junior

Pieced Together

kcaifiber @ April 16, 2014

Just a reminder that the opening reception for the Junior show, Pieced Together, is this Friday night from 5-7.




“Pieced Together”, curated by Danny Orendorff, will feature work by eight junior fiber majors, creating work using a variety of materials and methods including weaving, quilting, fashion garments, and installation. The opening reception will be held in the gallery space on April 18th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The show itself will run from April 7th – April 28th. Featured artists include: Kadie Nugent, Lexie Abra, Zulian Martinez, Lauren Ventura, Nicole Leth, Alexis Flores, Kerry Hagins, and Aneesa Shami. Please join us for a fun and informative exhibition!

Simultaneous Contrast: Quilted Color Works

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Simultaneous Contrast : Quilted Color Works

A Solo Show by Mariah Gillespie

Quilts have played a large role in America’s domestic history and are closely tied to the female experience. Women have created these objects for generations, contributing their time and expertise to the home. In contrast, paintings are understood through an art historical or museum context as objects of wonder or artifacts of history. By pairing quilt as object and paint as direct color a contrast forms between our expectations and known experiences.

Gillespie’s recent body of work, Quilted Color Works, uses quilt and paint as medium to transcend the ways color, shape, pattern, and material can interact. The work is dependent on the formal elements of composition, shape, and color pairing inspired by the work of painters Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. Each quilted piece playfully overlooks this historical divide through the whimsical use of shape, color, and line.

About the artist:

Mariah Gillespie, originally from Norman, Oklahoma, is a senior at the Kansas City Art Institute pursuing her BFA in Fiber. She is interested in the history of quilt making, gender constructs, modern and vintage textiles, and color theory. Originally coming to KCAI to focus on photography, she soon realized that the textiles she was photographing were more important than the photographs themselves. This lead her to transfer into the Fiber department. Gillespie’s rich Oklahoman background, flled with memories of her grandmothers, home- made textiles, and near-by farm animals nurtured an aesthetic that is intrinsic to her daily life.

About Kansas City Textile Studio:

The Kansas City Textile Studio is a small art center in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City that is dedicated to providing education in textiles and fber arts, affordable and well-equipped communal work space, community gatherings, and fber art related exhibitions. http://www.kctextilestudio.com

AACS Inaugural Internship Fair Thursday, April 24 from Noon-1:30 in Epperson

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Please join us next week for the office of Academic Advising and Career Services first Internship Fair on Thursday, April 24 from noon-1:30pm.

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Part-Time Paid Internship

Skye @ April 15, 2014

American Friends Service Committee is seeking students to apply for the 2014-2015 Peace Internship program. Peace Interns work 8-10 hours a week (receiving $9.25/hour) from August 2014-June 2015 supporting the AFSC staff and volunteers with peace campaigns and engaging from after school and high school programs.

The Peace Intern Will:
-receive training in peacemaking and social change
-help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in the KC AFSC program activities
-recruit and involve high school and university-aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns
-support AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

Qualifications Include:
-experience in organizing projects, making presentation and working collaboratively with others
-knowledge of and commitment to peace and social justice
-ability to involve others in creative participatory education and social change activities 
-ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
-leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
-flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

Application deadline: June 15th
Click here to learn more and apply.

Blood Moon, bow saw, metal earth casting…

Michael Wickerson @

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