Spitfiregirl

Graphic Design Internship

Type of work: Internship
Location: Denver
Date Posted: October 16th, 2013
Description:

We are looking for a smart, creative, and energetic intern to join our studio for our FALL 2013 Internship Program. Our clients are primarily in the wedding, hospitality, event & fashion industries, so a LOVE of pretty pictures and fun content is a must! These are 3-4-month, unpaid internships. School credit is preferred but not a requirement. Paid freelance work upon completion of the internship will definitely be considered for qualified candidates - most of our interns have been hired as freelancers. Think this could be you? then please read below for all the details. . .

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
You will work on a variety of design projects (identity, print and mostly web) with an emphasis on marketing to help build a brand. I am looking for strong concepts, good typography, a strong understanding of the web, good use of grids and color, and appropriate styles for respective projects. There should be some thought behind your work. You will get hands-on experience how a design studio works, including various stages of projects from concept to completion along with participating in office duties in our creative shop. This position is a great opportunity for someone to learn the ins and outs of running a professional design business in a casual work environment.

Here's what some of our interns have said:

"As a self-taught designer, I am always looking for new opportunities to advance my skill-set. Working with Heidi gave me real world experience that classrooms don't provide. She shares great advice and what it takes to make a good design, great! She'll throw you right in the mix on day one which is exactly what I wanted out of this partnership. It's a five star experience that will leave you feeling confident and motivated to take on your next steps in life. I am grateful for this opportunity and happy to have found a mentor and most of all a friend."
~ Nicole, Design Intern

"Heidi is the ultimate mentor -- equal parts creative problem solver and friend. And my favorite projects have come from working with Heidi!"
~ Marielle, Design Intern

"Heidi has such a unique way of teaching that reinforced confidence in my own skills as a young designer. Role model, mentor, kick-ass business woman and friend... I'm honored to have interned with Heidi and her team. She is a true inspiration to the entrepreneurial spirit."
~ Kathryn, Design Intern

Skills you'll utilize and learn:
• research and concepting
• creation of mood boards and photoshop templates
• file organization
• print collateral design
• website wireframes & design
• designing email & promotional materials
• creation of fashion lookbooks
• web & print production

Requirements:
• Portfolio of design work that includes web, print, and identity projects
• DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY in PHOTOSHOP (masking, brushes, layers) a must!!! Illustrator, and InDesign also requires proficiency
• Understanding of HTML is a plus
• Proactive & good at multi-tasking. Efficient!
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Available to work 15-20 hours per week
• On-site intern given top priority but the right candidate will be considered if remote
• Ideally a design student but also not a steadfast requirement

Interested? Please send your resume and portfolio (please link to your website and/or client work). Please list "DESIGN INTERN" in your subject line and mention why you'd like to work at Spitfiregirl.

INTERNSHIP START DATE: LATE OCTOBER, EARLY NOVEMBER

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We will let all candidates know we have received your information, and reply back in more detail to those we are interested in interviewing.

Thanks and good luck!

How to apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio (please link to your website and/or client work) to info@spitfiregirldesign.com

Please list "DESIGN INTERN" in your subject line and mention why you'd like to work at Spitfiregirl.

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