This Week’s News

• A new survey on design internships by The Creative Group shows that those experiences are less about learning design skills and more about experiencing a “real-world” work environment. Among 250 marketing/advertising execs surveyed, the largest group, 31%, said the most important part of an internship is experiencing different work environments. is running a deal this weekend: 25% off purchases made on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Use code weekend4.

Dreamstime launched a new Flash-based search engine this week, giving photo buyers high-resolution full-screen previews, an interactive lightbox and zoom capability.

• On April 20, Bruce Nussbaum, visiting professor of innovation and design at Parsons and BusinessWeek contributing editor, will share the podium for a conversation with John Thackara as part of Design at the Edge—Redesigning Our Lives in an Era of Radical Change lecture series. Wollman Hall at The New School in New York City.

• Paper distributor Unisource announced that its own Porcelain Ultra premium coated paper is FSC-certified. 

AIGA/Philadelphia opens its Philadelphia Design Awards exhibition on May 1; the show runs through the end of May. Opening reception is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ADX Gallery in Philly. View the finalists and cast your vote for the people’s choice award.

School of Visual Arts presents its MFA design thesis exhibit, “Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion.” Thesis forum on Wednesday, April 22 at the SVA Theater; exhibition takes place at the Visual Arts Gallery from May 1 to 16.

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