Graphic Designer for Museum Consortia Database

 

Graphic Designer, NewPortal (contract position)
NewPortal, an online collaborative collections database between five 
Newport, Rhode Island-based cultural institutions, seeks a graphic designer 
to create a visual brand identity, including a logo, and a conceptualization 
of the project’s web presence.
 
About NewPortal:
 
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport Art Museum, 
Redwood Library and Athenaeum, The Newport Restoration Foundation, 
and The Newport Historical Society have joined forces to develop a shared, 
web-based database of museum objects and archival materials related to 
the history and culture of Newport, Rhode Island. The goal of this 
collaboration is to engage the public in the story of Newport’s vibrant 
cultural heritage and to encourage scholarship by promoting open, 
seamless access to the historical materials documenting that story, in spite 
of their geographic and administrative separation. Our web portal will 
facilitate access for users who now must travel to the individual institutions 
to research collections, and make possible the discovery of connections 
between the cultural artifact holdings throughout the city. This project seeks 
to reveal Newport’s hidden collections systemically and cost-effectively by 
combining resources and working collaboratively. 
 
Project objectives and deliverables include:
 
• NewPortal logo in various file types both at high-resolution and webready states.
 
• Style guide defining color palette, as well as primary and secondary 
type fonts
 
• Non-functional designs of webpages.
 
This is a grant-funded partnership and our consultant will be paid a onetime fee of $750 for services rendered.
Timeframe:
 
NewPortal would like first draft of deliverables by October 26, 2012.
 
To Apply:
Applicants should demonstrate competency in graphic design/branding and 
provide access to examples of previous like work. Send letter and 
resume/portfolio to Newportal.RI@gmail.com by October 12, 2012.
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