Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student Artists: Help design the cover of the 2010-11 UW Common Book!

Help design the cover of the 2010-11 UW Common Book

The University of Washington COMMON BOOK project is seeking an artist to develop cover art for the front and back covers of the 2010 UW COMMON BOOK.

The University of Washington COMMON BOOK project is seeking an artist to develop cover art for the front and back covers of the 2010 UW COMMON BOOK.

The 2010 UW COMMON BOOK will be an original anthology of poetry selected by UW students and faculty.

The UW COMMON BOOK is distributed to all incoming UW freshmen. It serves as an inviting introduction to the university community as well as a way for the larger public to connect with the UW. Roughly 6,000 copies will be distributed during Freshman Orientation; additional copies will be available to the public through the University Book Store.

Selection Details:
We are looking for an artist (undergraduates preferred) who can partner with us to create a strong cover design that will grab the interest of first year students while also remaining appropriate for a high visibility campus project. The art may also be used in promotional materials related to the COMMON BOOK project.

Interested artists should electronically submit a portfolio of 3-4 examples of their work that best represent what they would bring to this project. Portfolios are due by 5 p.m., Monday, April 5.

Please include your name, artist’s statement, major, year and contact information. Send to commonbk@uw.edu. If your email exceeds 2 MB, please use a service like the UW Catalyst Share Spaces or www.yousendit.com to send your profile.

Finalists will be interviewed April 7-8 and the winning artist will be chosen by April 9. Concepts are due April 16, an interim check-in will be on April 27 and final art work is due by May 3.

In addition to a portfolio piece with broad distribution, the selected artist will receive $150. Please note that as a work for hire, the UW shares the copyright to this work.

For more information, please contact the COMMON BOOK project at commonbk@uw.edu.