Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Part-Time Paid Internship

American Friends Service Committee is seeking students to apply for the 2014-2015 Peace Internship program. Peace Interns work 8-10 hours a week (receiving $9.25/hour) from August 2014-June 2015 supporting the AFSC staff and volunteers with peace campaigns and engaging from after school and high school programs.

The Peace Intern Will:
-receive training in peacemaking and social change
-help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in the KC AFSC program activities
-recruit and involve high school and university-aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns
-support AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

Qualifications Include:
-experience in organizing projects, making presentation and working collaboratively with others
-knowledge of and commitment to peace and social justice
-ability to involve others in creative participatory education and social change activities 
-ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
-leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
-flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

Application deadline: June 15th
Click here to learn more and apply.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Commission for Book Cover Design

Arionne Williams is an author who is self-publishing a book and looking to hire a talented graphic designer who can capture the message and mood of the book, as well as the audience's attention with an eye-catching, alluring cover design (for both print and ebook). 

The book is called "Love Like I've Never Been Hurt: How to Heal from Heartbreak." It tell the story of the major heartbreak of the author's 20s, how she healed, and how her readers can do the same. Her target audience is single, Christian women ages 25-34 who are looking for love (with 18-24 year olds being the secondary audience). The book will look and feel sassy, smart and chic. The design should be feminine, but not prissy. 

The author is looking for someone immediately and will pay $350. Please contact Arionne directly at arionne@arispeaks.com and check out her website at www.arispeaks.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paid Internship Opportunity at Ferrellgas

Ferrellgas, located in Overland Park, is looking for summer interns in their Creative Department. The internship is paid, and the intern would be able to earn college credit. More information can be found here and applications (portfolio, resume, cover letter) are due April 30th.  Don't miss this great opportunity!

For more information, contact graphics@ferrellgas.com.

Monday, March 24, 2014

paid internship at kc community capital fund

the community capital fund of kansas city is a nonprofit economic development organization committed to creating opportunities in kansas city, missouri’s most distressed communities. they are looking for a part-time, paid summer intern to work out of their office at 19th and vine in the historic jazz district. 

some of the many projects they have in store for their intern are as follows: 
  • co-design materials such as brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, booklets, presentation decks, infographics, maps, e-mails, letterhead, annual reports, white papers, etc.; 
  • develop a multi-layered map for internal and public use with data and information relevant to our organization and our community stakeholders; 
  • support the production of a short informational video for the CCF’s crowdfunding partner page

to apply, send a resume and a pdf of work samples or a website link to amanda wilson: amanda [at] ccfkansascity[dot]org

User Experience Developer Internships at Garmin

Position Summary:
Learn to apply fundamental usability and user centered design principles to objectify and guide the design process, while also increasing development proficiency in a variety of common web technologies.  This position will work closely with designers, developers, copywriters and business stakeholders to define the best user experience.  The UX team is part of the company's Marketing Communications department and works in a creative environment, much like an in-house advertising agency.

Essential Functions
-Learn to produce UX deliverables such as wireframes, user flows, site maps and interactive prototypes
-Learn to apply user feedback to guide and enhance UX design concepts
-Learn to develop scalable, reusable, innovative front-end solutions for Garmin’s suite of Internet applications
-Learn to collaborate with project team members and business stakeholders, while supporting multiple simultaneous projects

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
-Completed coursework in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Human Factors, or a degree with an equivalent curriculum.
-Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
-Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual design, interaction design and front-end development proficiency
-Demonstrated proficiency designing in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Demonstrated experience developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications
-Proficient developing semantic markup and front-end code that is cross-browser compatible
-Demonstrated experience simultaneously supporting multiple projects of varying complexity
-Must possess good organization, creative and analytical skills
-Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and demonstrate the ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment
-Must be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Desirable Qualifications:
-Proficient using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools
-Experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks
-Experience with dynamic, template-driven or MVC applications (PHP, JavaScript, etc.)
-Experience developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format
-Familiarity with Expression Engine or similar content management systems

For more information, contact Anita Finn at anita.finn@garmin.com.

Paid Internship at Adknowledge/AdBistro

AdBistro is a business channel within Adknowledge which drives users to articles and videos through our content recommendation technology. This cost-effective solution allows advertisers to obtain additional visitors and page views, while our publisher solutions include display, video and search.

The design internship will offer opportunities to assist with the creative development of AdBistro marketing materials and products based off of the design needs of the channel. They are looking for a motivated, well-grounded Graphic Design/Web Design Intern to help build the look and feel of their products and refine the AdBistro brand. Primary duties may include:

-Collaboration: Brainstorming and idea generation with consideration of functional requirements, customer feedback and existing competing products.
-Design: Graphic design of print and digital materials including ads, presentations, landing pages and more, using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and/or others. Also maintaining the AdBistro site via WordPress.

Additional duties may include:
-Development (for those that are web development-oriented): Utilize HTML, CSS and/or Javascript to develop landing pages, sites and widgets. Act as an advocate for user experience and best practices, and monitor performance across multiple site designs.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:
-Basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign
-Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Design or related area, or relevant experience

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:
-Eye for Design: Passion for creating slick looking marketing materials, while keeping user experience top of mind.
-Independent Decision Making: Ability to work comfortably on high-visibility projects with broadly-defined requirements.
-Time Management: Ability to work within tight deadlines, prioritize and multi-task effectively.
-Self-Starter: Ability and willingness to be proactive with ideas.

For more information, contact applicants@adknowlege.com or go to www.adknowledge.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SPIN! Summer Internship

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is looking for a part-time (25-30 hrs/wk) to work with their Marketing Department. The internship will run from May 15 through August 15 and is a paid position.

The team needs help with daily tasks such as printing, cutting and folding print jobs, making design edits, attendance at special events, file organization, research, running errands and possibly helping the administrative team with special projects. 

-loves pizza :)
-attention to detail
-positive attitude 
-flexibility (night and weekend hours too)
-ability to travel (car/insurance)
-organizational skills

-C5/6 Adobe programs (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator etc) required
-strong writing and communication
-social media
-design experience a plus

-marketing, design, journalism college coursework (1+ years)

Please email resume and samples to ellen@spinpizza.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Paid Internships at the Nelson-Atkins

Every year, the Nelson-Atkins invites current KCAI sophomores and juniors to apply for the Durwood internship program. There are 31 internships available in 10 departments, available for the summer, fall or spring semesters. Students may apply for as many positions as they want, but must fill out an application for each one.

Applications are due March 21st. The application process includes both an online form, and a form which must be printed out, signed by a faculty and turned into the AACS office by March 21st.

Apply and learn more at: 

Last Chance to Apply to Barkley's Mentorship Program! Applications due tonight!

This is a paid opportunity! The summer mentorship program runs from June 2 - August 8 and is a great experience with a very well known and respected design firm.

Don't pass this up!

Apply and learn more here:

Summer Internship at the SPCA

Great Plains SPCA is seeking a creative and qualified intern to assist in the design, development and production of creative projects. This intern will gain hands-on experience, expand their portfolio and professional network, all while working in a fast-paced and friendly environment to help needy animals! Working directly with the Chief of Communication, Manager of Creative Communications and Social Marketing Coordinator, this intern will design pieces to increase awareness and raise support for the organization. 

-a Junior or Senior 
-well versed in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (HTML experience a plus)
-familiar with the procedures and processes to take design for print and web from concept to completion
-able to work within a strict style guide and have a full understanding of brand standards
-able to work quickly to meet tight deadlines, while keeping organized and maintaining a high standard of design quality
-excellent written and verbal communication skills
-able to take direction and work independently 

Job Duties
-design and produce marketing materials including flyers, advertisements, signage, documents and branded pieces
-provide support for promotions, campaigns, events, and community awareness with marketing materials
-create web graphics for the organization's website, social media and e-communications
-assist in coordinating production schedules as needed
-present concepts given certain specs or content

Send cover letters, resumes, and 5 work samples (with brief explanations of each piece) to mmontgomery@greatplainsspca.org

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

sullivan higdon sink summer internships

kansas city agency sullivan higdon sink (and home to kcai-ers micah barta and michael armstrong) is looking for summer interns, so you should apply soonly for that. it is indeed paid. micah confirmed it. they do good work for shatto milk, cessna aeroplanes, and hippie chow, among others.

the deadline is monday, march 10. here is a link to the form. do it.

Friday, February 7, 2014

IBM Design Camp

ibm is seeking applicants now for their next round of design camp, which is the starting point for full-time work with the company. sam mak (GD '13) is currently in design camp and speaks highly of the design-centric culture that is being created to transform ibm as a whole into a design-led culture.

sam is working in austin, texas and enjoying her experience a lot. she says the application process is pretty rigorous, but she is willing to share her experience of the process for anyone that is interested. if you'd like to apply or get more information from sam, email tgalloway [at] kcai [dot] edu for a personal connection with sam via email.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

UX Designer needed in North Texas

Tekzenit is an award-winning custom software design company located in Irving, TX, looking for a UX designer. 

The successful candidate with have:
-Bachelor's degree 
-2+ years experience with UX design
-knowledge of experience maps, system maps, concept maps, application structure diagrams, wireframe and wireflows, and use case and persona development
-understanding and oftentimes use of rapid prototyping techniques
-solid understanding of front-end, back-end and the software development life cycle (no coding required)
-experience with prototyping tools such as Axure, Balsamiq, Sketchflow, Visio, Omnigraffle, Keynote, etc.
-portfolio of sample designs, including annotated wireframes, flowcharts, concept maps and any other relevant prototyping materials

Bonus points for:
-telecommunications industry experience
-page layout skills
-ability to hand craft HTML and CSS
-knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks

Please send resume and complete portfolio to creativejobs@tekzenit.com

Deadline Fast Approaching for an Awesome Opportunity!

Roadtrip Nation invites individuals (students and non-students between the ages of 18 - 35) to spend a summer traveling across the country in small teams to interview American design leaders.

Applications are due February 10th so click here to apply and learn more about the program

Paid P&G Co-Op Opportunity for Juniors

Procter & Gamble is seeking design students graduating in 2015 for a summer co-op program. This paid Design Management Cooperative provides the opportunity for you to:
-create new designs and innovations
-partner with and learn from world class design leaders and agencies 
-work as a strategic partner on a multifunctional team
-incorporate sustainability principles in P&G's most important products & brands

To apply or learn more about this opportunity, click here and do the following:
1. Select Apply > Apply Here on the menu bar
2. Enter United States and English into the search bar
3. Under Job Field, select Design and check Internship/Co-Op
4. You'll know you're in the right place when you see: DSN -- Design Manager -- Cooperative

For questions, please contact Lindsey Newton at newton.lg@pg.com or Emily Okerson at okerson.ea@pg.com.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bernstein-Rein needs Digital Designer + Interns

Need a job? Bernstein-Rein currently has a Digital Designer position open. 2+ years experience. For more information, click here.

Need an internship? Bernstein-Rein is offering a paid summer internship for students who will be entering their senior year in the fall. They have a total of seven positions open in several different departments. For more information, click here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In celebration of Fossil's 30th anniversary, they are sponsoring a design competition! Download the template, create your design, and upload it starting January 30th for a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash prizes. 

The theme for the Tin Design Contest is On the Open Road—think vintage automobiles, roadside diners, the sights of Route 66, or American travel from the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning January 30th, designers can visit www.fossiltincontest.com to upload their original artwork and create an iconic watch tin. Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity and representation of Fossil’s modern-vintage style. 

The Top 30 tin designs will be selected based on these judging criteria by a Fossil judging panel and will be posted in an online gallery for public voting.The Top 30 designs will also be produced into actual tins to be displayed at select Fossil stores and events. Five finalists will be chosen: one Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000, two First Prize winners will receive $2,500, and two Second Prize winners will receive $1,000 each. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

ux product designer needed at perka nyc

my good friend from graduate school and very smart lad jay harlow works at perka in downtown new york, which is an app-based customer loyalty program for business of all sizes. they are looking for a product designer with 2+ years of ux/ui experience. view the full description here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Graphic Designer for Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges, the Walton Family Foundation's fine art museum located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is looking for a full-time graphic designer. Qualifications include:
-Bachelors degree in graphic design or related field
-expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
-minimum 4 years experience in graphic design field

For more information and to apply to this position, please click here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Marketing Assistant / Graphic Design Internship at Helix

Helix Architecture + Design is looking for an intern. They need someone to work directly with the marketing coordinator in proposal development, professional communications, public relations, and implementation of overall marketing plan. 

The successful candidate will have, or be working towards, a bachelor's degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or a related field. Experience in verbal and visual communication is essential, in addition to proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft office. Responsibility, organization and a collaborative nature will be highly valued.

Click here for more info.
Send your resume to resume@helixkc.com for immediate consideration.

Website Design

Heartland Partners in Caring is a charity run by realty company Keller Williams and their website needs a complete overhaul. This could be established as an internship for next semester (for credit!) or could be done on a pro bono basis. 

See the website that needs a facelift.

For more information, contact Robin Marks at robinmarks@kw.com or call 913-558-9409.