Week 5 Presentation prep

  1. My update for my internship I am currently updating the open lab blog portion because of situations going on currently I was falling behind. Now I am lesson planning and preparing for the summer camp starting July 5th I miss my students already and can’t wait to make new friends this summer.
  2. https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/jaylahjones-eportfolio/
  3. Some tips I picked up from reading the articles is a way to keep the audience engaged like speaking to them like it is a regular conversation with genuinely interesting topics by even helping others with conversable advice. Another tip I picked up is Incorporating media to capture your audience’s attention, and lastly a pro tip for creating the best presentations; organization so the audience feels secure in what you are presenting and can clearly follow along and engage with you as well. 
  4. The cartoons were interesting illustrations explaining how time punctuality is professional in any work environment and should always be kept in mind. Continuing to the second illustration where you can see the presenter has a blank and noninformative (unengaging) screen and the client seems uninterested and disappointed in what the presenter is delivering. 

Week 4; Designer contracts

  1. My internship is currently timed and documented well. It has been a lot to transition school and learn the students names while also lesson planning and preparing for the classes. As well as getting a new device and now I’m taking care of a family situation out of state with no computer I resume in the beginning of July to finish the 40 hours I need left. And I must upload to open lab accordingly when I come back as well.
  2. Introduction to designer contracts is important to understand as a designer as we use alterations to protect ourselves as well as grasp the deliverables for the client. For example the chart is the thorough thought out process of key components for an ensured protective graphic design contract.
  3. The link I chose was https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/freelance-design-contracts/  titled “11 mistakes freelancers make with design contracts.” Some responses that stood out to me was, mistake # 3 Not asking for payment. That surprised me as it is interesting as well as a common sense sort of rule when thinking more about it. They went in by explaining how it is wise to have payment information dated and explained in the contract as well as 5% upfront to further secure payments. Another example that I found intriguing is example #10 Agreeing to exclusivity which is basically the definition of keeping certain topics of work confidential for businesses because as professions privacy is very important.
  4. I looked at the graphic design contract and some points I’ve found interesting was  for starters the thorough description of the designer and client.I thought this was interesting because it seems the point of the conversation was for the designers point of direction and they’re  performance is understood. Which goes hand in hand to the client’s actions through the process of information and their own rights.

Week 3; Employment contracts

A) My weekly update is I have been working at more sites helping teach art and design in elementary schools around Manhattan. We are finishing our last week at the afterschool program for the school year, and I am continuing to teach at the summer program again during July. In July I will be taking on longer shifts and I currently have about 85 hours signed weekly.
B) I read the link https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/nondisclosure-agreements-29630.html
“Using Nondisclosure Agreements to Protect Business Trade Secrets”
One example that stuck with me while reading was the purpose of NDA, which is used to present confidential information in a limited context. Furthermore, some information I picked up from the article is the importance of knowing obligations and understanding agreements for what you are signing up for. Nonetheless, they broke down the 5 elements of the Non-Disclosure agreement and its relevance.

C) Employment contracts benefit both parties because they are held accountable and provide protection.

Week 2; Intro to Ethics

A) My internship update is I am currently working on experiments with kids at my internship teaching them about how things are designed will result in how we choose to use/ see them. I also am starting at a new school as well as my usual school to help teach motion design/ web design classes for 4-5th grade girls starting Monday which is exciting. 

B) The link I read was the article https://justcreative.com/networking-tips-for-designers/ some points that stood out to me is when they stated, “Set Quantifiable Goals” They explained how important it is for you to understand what you want to do when around other peoples in terms of connections and pitching yourself. Having an idea of what you can do to help your career is always a priority to help yourself get out there.

C) An experience I had at a networking event quite some time ago in a high school funded by the NFTE business program where I had to network and speak out loud to an audience of business owners for scholarships and opportunities to pursue public speaking. It was one of my first professional experiences and honestly, I haven’t gotten the opportunity for another so I don’t remember much. 

D) Adhering to ethics help a designer as it builds up your experience and confidence for your reputation as a designer. To the clients, they would appreciate the hard work and talent I could showcase.

E) My takeaway from this video is how communication can be manipulated by the use of resolving and even humor. 


Internship Summer 2023

Hello and welcome, my name is Jaylah Jones and I am a junior in City tech majoring in Communication design BFA . My internship is located at several elementary schools as well as a community center that’s focused on digital / hands on activities. At these locations I do something new everyday like teach, assist and monitor students grades K-5. We do crafts, ceramics, experiments, coding, stop motion, painting, film making and we also focus on how we design the things we make to make it useful while also creatively pleasing. I love working with kids specifically kindergarteners that has been my ongoing occupation for about 2 years now, I am a child at heart so they truly are my friends. I started the internship in May and continue in a summer day camp until August.