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Creative Suitcase is a strategic design firm in Austin, TX that’s focused on thoughtful, quality work for cause-driven organizations. We promote a healthy work-life balance and foster an environment of collaborative, open communication where everyone contributes.

If you’re ready to join a tight-knit team of people at one of the best graphic design firms in Texas, we’d love to hear from you.

Open Positions

Design Intern

We’re looking for an aspiring designer ready to jump from the classroom and into real client work.

Here’s what you need to know about us: We’re small, quick and nimble. That means our interns get knee-deep in client work and are exposed to the ins and outs of running the studio. We work for non-profits. That means we’re concerned with the public good, which is at the center of everything we do. We work on a variety of projects, so being flexible and detail-oriented is a requirement.

All this means we expect a lot from our interns. A good book demonstrating well-executed student work will get you in the door, but your professionalism and punctuality is key. Your responsibilities will be a mix of hands-on design, a lot of production, some strategy and some administrative tasks. Your experience here will allow you to flex your software skills, refine your design eye and develop your strategic thinking.

Sound good? Look over the responsibilities and requirements below. If you feel you’re a good fit, send us your best projects and any relevant experience you may have. Be sure to include your availability too, 15 hours a week should do the trick. We’ll contact you if your skills match what we’re looking for. Good luck!

And one more thing — this is a paid internship! That means more ramen for you my friend. (But if you’d like school credit too, we’re happy to oblige.)

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to Creative Suitcase marketing efforts (digital content production, print production)
  • Support the production of client work (client pitches, mock-ups, wireframes, revisions, photo editing)
  • Design and concepting of client work (UX, logo exercises, brainstorming, ad design, etc.)
  • Administrative tasks (contacting vendors, archiving projects, submitting to award shows)

Job Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, a degree program in Graphic Design or Visual Communication
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency— mostly the heavyweights: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Bonus points for After Effects and Premiere.
  • Familiarity with concepts involving the creation of digital work, including the understanding of front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS), user experience and social media best practices. Kudos if you grok some back-end stuff too.
  • Experience working with multi-page print documents
  • Conceptually minded, strategic thinker with a great eye for design (color, composition, hierarchy and typography)
  • Self-motivated
  • Must be able to contribute at least 15 hours per week

Ready to apply?

If you're in the Austin, TX area, use the form on the following page to send us your resume, a brief cover letter and a link to your online portfolio. You can send a PDF too— just keep them under 3mb.

No phone calls please—we'll contact candidates whose skill and experience meet our needs. Thanks!

Freelance Graphic Designer

We're always on the lookout for talented freelancers. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, fast-paced and team-driven.

We are a boutique design studio with the occasional need for a production designer. The ideal candidates are detail-oriented, fast-paced and team-driven. We are looking for experience in print and web work. You must have excellent knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign on the Mac platform, including the proper way to set up multi-page layouts and styles. You should enjoy a variety of work as no day will ever look the same. This is a freelance position, but you should be available during typical work hours.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Set up files for print and review proofs
  • Attend presschecks
  • Create new materials for clients using existing look and feel assets
  • Resize banners and ads
  • Revise work based on client feedback
  • Juggle several projects while maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • Research stock photos for designers
  • Retouch and color correct photos

Job Requirements

  • BFA in graphic design or similar
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
  • Positive attitude and ability to work within a team
  • Understanding of capabilities of browsers and design constraints on the Web including solid understanding of image optimization and compression
  • Organized, dependable, resourceful and proactive nature
  • Some design skills are a nice to have, but please understand our needs are primarily production-oriented.
  • Illustration skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML or CSS is a welcomed bonus.

Ready to apply?

If you live (or plan to live) in Austin, TX, email us your resume along with a url or PDF (no larger than 3MB) of work samples.

Please do not call us about open positions. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs. Thanks!