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)
- 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)
- 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!