Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Web Design Opportunity

Integrated Digital Media is looking for an intelligent and very creative student—or recent graduate—with a bit of a "wild side" interested in working on a website geared towards the fun reality of spring break.

Working on this project can provide you the opportunity to align your name with some well known celebrities that will be collaborating with us on this project. Web design skills are essential.

Contact: William schnell44@gmail.com (702)-236-9990 or Darin Darindietschy@yahoo.com (702)-419-4057 at Integrated Digital Media.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Early Registration Has Begun

Early registration allows students to get a leg up on getting the schedule they want for next semester.

A lot of classes filled early for Fall, so
students will have to register early if they hope to get the schedule they want.

GRC and PHO courses for Spring 2011 are found here.

Here are the dates/times and alphanumeric early registration for Spring 2011.
Friday, Nov 12
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: A-B
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: C-F
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: A-F

Monday, Nov 15
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: G-H
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: I-L
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: G-L

Tuesday, Nov 16
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: M
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: N-O
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: M-O

Wednesday, Nov 17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: P-Q
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: R
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: P-R

Thursday, Nov 18
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: S-V
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: W-Z
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: S-Z

World Famous Celebrity Portrait Photographer to Speak at CSN

World famous celebrity portrait photographer, Harry Benson, will be speaking at CSN at 6pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the Horn Theater on the Cheyenne Campus.

This event is FREE and open the general public.

To see Harry's work, visit his website www.harrybenson.com. He first came to our attention during the Beatles invasion of 1964 and has been photographing top politicians, events, musicians, actors, etc. every since. He is currently under contract with Vogue magazine, and his work frequently appears in Architectural Digest, Newsweek and many others.

This event is co-sponsored by Casey's Camera and Canon , who will be conducting FREE demonstrations throughout the day in our photo studios in the Telecommunications Building on the Cheyenne. Demos will include doing flash photography, digital printing and scanning, lenses and their applications, and demos on Canon camera bodies.

Tentative schedule is as follows (all demos for Canon will be in the 2 photo studios in the Telecom Building:

10am–5pm [Room 1775]
Canon will be doing printer and scanner demonstrations. Anyone can just stop by and ask the reps questions and ask them to see how they work. They will also have a small trade show of other Canon products for you to see, hold in your hands.


Lunch break

10–11am [
Room 1790]
Canon Speedlight demo

Canon 7D demo

Canon Lenses demo

Canon Rebel t2i demo

6–8pm [
Horn Theater]
Harry Benson presentation, "A Life in Pictures"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Pass to NAB Show

If you are interested in getting a free pass to the exhibits at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in April, then log on here and use the Code EM01.

NABSHOW Exhibits are from April 11–14, 2011

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Great News! Free Access to Books via Safari Tech Books Online.

The CSN library has recently reacquired a license for the Safari Tech Books Online [It was dropped last year].

This is a great resource available to all CSN students, especially Computer Graphics students.

Safari Online gives you access to an entire library of tech books that you can read from cover to cover, or just a few pages, for FREE without leaving home all because you are a current CSN student.

Everyone should take a minute or two to explore what is available.


  • From the CSN homepage
  • Select Library from the Quick Links at the top of the page.
  • Select the third link—"Find Articles and Online Resources".
  • Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on Safari Tech Books Online in the E-Book Collections category.
  • If asked to login, type the same logon and password that you use to logon to Angel.
  • Use the Search box to put in a topic (i.e. InDesign) and look at all the books that are available on that topic.

You will find entire books dedicated to the topic you requested as well as books that only briefly mention your topic.

To the right of each book cover is a short review (click the title to read all of it) that will help you find the type of book you are looking for on this topic.

If you think you would be interested in reading this book, click on the Start Reading link.

NOTE: You can directly access the login page through the new Safari link (at top) on the Computer Graphics Program home page.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paid Social Media Internship
Wirtaz Beverage Nevada is offering a "Wirtz On the Web (WOW) Internship"

Wirtaz Beverage Nevada is offering a Social Media Internship that will pay $12.00 an hour, for 20 hours a week and will last about 12 weeks, though it may be extended upon review.

Wirtz is looking for someone with Graphic Arts and/or Web Design experience.


Job Objective:

Increase customer base in the utilization of the Wirtz Beverage social media sites and communication.

The WOW intern is responsible for specified tasks assigned by the WOW coordinator. These include but are not limited to the design and implementation of online sources, online content and graphic design.

  • Add content uploads to the Wirtz Beverage Nevada site using Word Press
  • Upload E-spot marketing to the WOW site (HTML and Graphic Design Placement)
  • Plan, create and blast newsletters using Adobe Photo Shop and Constant Contact
Relationships and Roles:
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.
Job Specifications:
  • Willingness to work both independently and with a team of professionals.
  • Proficient computer skills with Adobe Systems, Microsoft Office
  • Must have valid Nevada drivers license
Physical Requirements:
  • Extensive walking.
  • Frequent reaching, pushing, pulling, squatting, standing.
  • Full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited 4-year College or University. Students should be entering their junior or senior year and have at least one term remaining following completion of the intern program.
  • Overall grade point average of at least 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide College Transcript.
  • Essay – complete 500 words on Career Goals and Importance of the Internship.
  • Recommendation – 2 written letters – Advisor/Professor and Previous Employer.
  • Interview – If selected - Phone and face to face.
  • Résumé – Can be submitted to kasey.willhite@wirtzbev.com
  • At least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
  • Valid Nevada driver’s license.

Kasey Willhite, Human Resources Assistant, Wirtz Beverage Nevada
1849 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
702-735-9141 Ext. 5326 (office) • kasey.willhite@wirtzbev.com


Students also interested in also earning academic credit for this experience (GRC 290) need to contact Ed Kanet, ed.kanet@csn.edu, 651-4159.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

GRC 140—Electronic Publishing I—Being Offered Fall 2010

While there is no listing in the Fall 2010 Schedule, the Electronic Publishing I course is being offered this Fall semester.

It is on the registration computer and you can sign up via the normal online registation process or in person at one of the campuses.

Below is the information on the course.
GRC 140 001 Electronic Publishing I 46769 R 06:00p To 09:40p 8/30-12/19/2010 DEMPSEY

The class will meet in Room 2665.

If you have any questions, contact the Media Technologies office at 651-4121 or email Ed Kanet at ed.kanet@csn.edu.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Intern at Fright Dome

One of the top haunted attractions in the nation
is looking for interns!

About Fright Dome:
Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus beginning Friday, Oct. 1. For the second year,
Fright Dome will partner with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to theme two of its five haunted houses. Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003. Egan’s 12 years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying culminate to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation. Each year more than 60,000 people visit the popular attraction. Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors. Not appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and eerie sound effects. Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1-31 on select nights.

Start Date:
Internships can start as early as June 1, 2010 and as late as August 1, 2010. Dependant on student commitment internship can last through November 1, 2010.

Hours Required:
Depending on area of selection and student availability or course credit requirements.

Internship Opportunities Available:
  • Technical / Engineering / Stage Tech / Lighting
  • Marketing / Sponsorships / PR / Social Media
  • Creative Design / Graphic Design / Set Design
  • Actor / Makeup / Costumes (Wardrobe)
  • Artist / Painting / Sculpting
  • Mechanical / Welding

Students wanting to do internships for course credit must coordinate with Ed Kanet for approval. Fright Dome team will happily participate in paperwork process to coordinate credit.

For more information or to apply, email:

Media Technologies Mourns the Loss of Its Chair

It is with great sadness we announce that Tom Myers, department chair of Media Technologies, passed away Thursday. His family will hold a private service and is establishing a scholarship for media technologies students in his name. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Tom Myers Memorial with the CSN Foundation.

William “Tom” Myers began working at CSN as a part-time instructor on January 16, 2001. Less than a year later, he was recruited into a full-time position. He was granted tenure and also elected department chair of media technologies on July 1, 2005.

The Department of Media Technologies is in the process of planning an event to celebrate Tom’s life. More information will be forthcoming as it is available.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cartoonist/Illustrator Needed for Design Work

G&M Technology is seeking a free lance artist who can work on-site developing a "character" to be used on shirts and other promotional items.

The character—called "A Man Alone"—gets into many different "situations" depicted in artwork that will be produced on shirts, pictures, keychains, etc.

Candidate will take rough designs of the concept and further develop them for a professional presentation and develop a website to display the designs.

Web design understanding/experience, skills using Photoshop (or similar program to make professional designs), open-minded, good attitude, willing to learn and take instruction, but also willing to give opinion and contribute to project ideation.

Opportunity to become full-time lead designer on this and other projects.
Potential for residual compensation on retail sales. Actual compensation to be determined.

Tony Muccigrosso, G&M Technology
3410 Polaris Ave #8, Las Vegas NV 89102
(702) 340-4905 • tony@kioskassist.com

Friday, April 30, 2010

Coupon Layout Designer Needed

If you are interested in designing ads for a bi-monthly 32-page start-up coupon magazine, contact José Guerra immediately. About 3 ads per page 6x10. Payment is per ad.

The first issue is targeted for either June 15 or July 4, so the need is immediate.

Eventually the publication will be monthly.

José Guerra • 702-574-6911 • info@promotionalitemsplus.com

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two New [Advanced] Courses Offered Again

Time and Location TBA

Every business entity has a mark an identifier to instill a memorable transaction—a Brandmark?

This class will cover the differences between a lexicon, an avatar, a mark in identity creation. It is not a logo class.

The course is an exploration of identity from traditional type and marks into compositions that compel, communicate and stand out from the clutter of identity systems that are slowing becoming clip art in design and appearance.

Portfolio Accelerator and Job Preparation
Time and Location TBA

This course is GRC 294B, accelerated; not your typical portfolio prep class.

Students will explore what a really portfolio is supposed to be, learning vital tools and skills to accelerate their portfolio for a memorable, impressionable tool.

All will be required to explore options of manufacturing / developing their own custom vehicle to showcase their talents and create, design and establish key elements for them to go after their dream position or project

If you have any questions, contact Dan McElhattan at

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Website Design & Maintenance Job Opportunity

Independent contractor position available to CSN GRC students.

James Clark King, LLC, (privacycrisis.com) is seeking a talented individual to create, modify and maintain a business website.

He's looking to increase webpage traffic and add other product elements and ongoing blogging to current site.

Knowledge of HTML and Work press and InDesign required.

Be prepared to provide work examples.

Contact him at (702) 991-9157.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Students With InDesign Skills
Wanted for Part-time Job

Here is an opportunity for a GRC student who knows how to use InDesign.
The job is basically laying out manuals that has been translated into Spanish. No translation work is needed; it is pretty much a layout production job.

The pay range is $12-14/hr. for 3-4 days per week with schedule flexibility, but the standard company schedule will be M-F 8-5pm.

The Spanish translation is in a word document file; the tech writer will have to incorporate it into an existing InDesign file. Here is a sample page from one of the manuals: csn.edu/cg/html/whats_new/tech_manual_sample_pages.pdf
[right-click to download]

There are three manuals that need converting with a timeline of 4 weeks per manual.

Submit all resumes to attention of Rick Murphy. Please don’t hesitate to contact him with questions. Contact information is as follows:

Rick Murphy, PHR
Human Resources Manager/
Business Partner
Konami Gaming Inc.
585 Trade Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

702-239-3040 cell
702-616-1442 fax

FREE Access to NAB

Las Vegas hosts several large conventions on topics of interest to GRC students.
The National Association of Broadcasters is one of them. If you are inclined to check out what is up in the exhibits area, you can get a FREE pass by following the link below:

Use Access Code AM33

Monday, March 15, 2010

Graphic/Media Designer Opportunity

Employment, internship and other opportunities become available to students from time to time and they are posted here in this blog and also via a special mailing list to which you can subscribe.


Graphic/Media Designer

The ideal candidate is a media technologies student who is interested in furthering their skills and building their portfolio. Projects may include video editing, website maintenance, graphic design, page layout, and general office/writing skills. Applicant must be independent and self-motivated along with creative and inspiring. Bring samples of work.

Job Description:

  • Knowledge and experience with design and editing tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro/imovie
  • Ability to produce brochures, posters, web graphics, newsletters, edit videos, and maintain website
  • Ensure all requests are well designed and completed by deadline
  • Work with department staff to develop innovative designs
  • Have understanding of various page layouts

Professional Skills:

  • Conduct one’s self in a professional manner
  • Must be able to follow supervisor’s directives
  • Work well in a team environment and be flexible in design strategies
If you are interested in this and wish to have more information, please contact Adam Valentiner (adam.valentiner@csn.edu).


If you wish to regularly receive such announcements in your mail box then subscribe to the Computer Graphics Jobs Mailing List (no spamming).

To subscribe to the Jobs mailing list go to sites.csn.edu/cg/html/announcements_lists.htm

Friday, March 5, 2010

RTC Internship Opportunity for GRC Students

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has an immediate opening for a Graphics Intern. The ideal candidate must be:

  • Highly organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Able to implement quick revisions to match client's and Designer's requests
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Familiar with both Macintosh and PC platforms
  • Skilled at proofing, pre-flighting, and preparing files for print.
  • Proficient at page layout and design.
  • Familiar with image compression, file correction, and optimization techniques.
  • Able to provide a portfolio for review.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact RTC Graphic Artist, Jan Wadsworth at (702) 676-1609 or wadsworthj@rtcsnv.com.

Monday, March 1, 2010

GRC 207 Students' Impression Poster Exhibition

From March 5 until May 2010, students from Dan McElhattan III's GRC 207 class will have their Impression Poster Exhibition on display at Holsum Design Center.

On display is the work of 11 GRC students, created as the final project for McElhattan's Fall 2009 Electronic Design class.

This is a "great opportunity to promote the classes and connect the artists to our community through our exhibition," McElhattan said. "I hope you can make the time to view the posters."

To view video footage of the work go to http://www.youtube.com/m3impression.

Three of the 11 posters on display.

To view artwork, it will be displayed as follows:
Holsum Bread Company (Holsum Design Center)
(Charleston and I-15 - next to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Headquarters.)
241 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV

First Friday, March 5, 4–10pm
After First Friday: Monday–Saturday
8:30am–6pm (When Holsum is opened)
from March 5–May 6, 2010

The Holsum Building reflects the passion of one man’s vision to save a piece of Las Vegas History and infuse culture in a community that celebrates and embraces talent.

LaPour Partners, the building's owner, has graciously allowed the College of Southern Nevada (Cheyenne Campus) to display the works of 11 student-designer/artists from their final project entitled: IMPRESSION.

For the GRC 207 Electronic Design course of Spring 2009, the students were challenged with a tailored project for a greater cause. To design a poster that expresses their favorite quotation. The cause was to see if the talent at a local college can rise to the occasion and leave a lasting impression.

The direction for the students was to design a poster that they would be proud to purchase and hang in their homes—a design that would leave a lasting Impression for the audience viewing the design, McElhattan explained.

Their concept would not be graded as a final exam, but judged by leading business owners, patron of the arts, local photographers, entrepreneurs and managers of companies that embrace design as a marketing tool. A private invitation was sent to 35 judges to attend for review and critique the final posters.

"On these walls are those works of art from the due diligence of the future designers of our community," McElhattan said. Sponsors are UBC Enterprises, GoingGreen.com, JDYN Photography, Frazee Paint, Wendoh Media, Joey Galon, Larry Monterro, Ron & Karen Custer, Skyler Custer & Christian Sagum Mike Marion, M3AD.com, and Lola’s.

Take the time to visit Holsum Design Center and see if these posters makes a lasting Impression.

See the event posting on Facebook.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two New Courses by McElhattan

New Offering Courses—GRC 198B

GRC 198B Sec. 005,
T, 12–3:40pm, Cheyenne

Every business entity has a mark an identifier to instill a memorable transaction—a Brandmark?

This class will cover the differences between a lexicon, an avatar, a mark in identity creation. It is not a logo class.

The course is an exploration of identity from traditional type and marks into compositions that compel, communicate and stand out from the clutter of identity systems that are slowing becoming clip art in design and appearance.

Portfolio Accelerator and Job Preparation
GRC 198B Sec. 006, [#29596]
W, 6–9:40 pm, Cheyenne

This course is GRC 294B, accelerated; not your typical portfolio prep class.

Students will explore what a really portfolio is supposed to be, learning vital tools and skills to accelerate their portfolio for a memorable, impressionable tool.

All will be required to explore options of manufacturing / developing their own custom vehicle to showcase their talents and create, design and establish key elements for them to go after their dream position or project

If you have any questions, contact Dan McElhattan at
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