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.
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
• 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.
NewPortal would like first draft of deliverables by October 26, 2012.
Applicants should demonstrate competency in graphic design/branding and
provide access to examples of previous like work. Send letter and