Graphic Design Intern

Status:

Part-Time (12 to 24 hours per week)

Salary:

$9 per hour

Position Description

Graphic design interns are supervised by the senior designer and are responsible for reporting to the project manager. They work on a variety of projects both on- and offline — including design for print, web and the wonderful world of Microsoft templates. As well as producing well-crafted design, interns are expected to be personable, articulate, organized and proactive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the production of marketing and promotional materials to facilitate the implementation of client communications strategies
  • Producing printed publications, e-communications materials and other promotional materials — from creative artwork to finished product — within corporate style guidelines and to deadlines
  • Contribution to and maintenance of a high standard of technical output
  • Responsibility for assigned projects and meeting deadlines

Essential Qualities

  • Creative — can demonstrate creativity via a design qualification or similar work experience
  • Collected — comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality standards and meeting deadlines
  • Team Player — able to interact with staff at all levels
  • Liaison — able to communicate with clients and represent the company in a professional manner
  • Self-Starter and Analytically Sound — can plan and organize own time and work
  • Flexible — able to respond quickly to new ideas, embrace and promote change
  • That Certain Something — has a great attitude, a love of design and a thirst for challenge

Key Experience and Skills

  • AAS, BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, or related field
  • Excellent design skills, attention to detail and the ability to take direction well
  • Knowledge of publishing techniques
  • Knowledge of electronic communication methods
  • Experience of producing promotional material
  • Experience of dealing with a wide range of clients
  • Experience of working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the following:
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or higher
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Reader, Distiller 6 and Acrobat Pro Extended
  • Firefox and Thunderbird
  • Adobe Dreamweaver or basic HTML capabilities are a big plus

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