Monday, December 17, 2012

allied materials paid internship for spring '13

Allied Materials & Equipment is looking for a graphic design intern for the product development
department of Springbok Puzzles ( The ideal candidate will have expert
knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, be excited by the prospect of designing products for specific
market demographics, and enjoy jigsaw puzzles (either currently or at some point in your childhood)!

After an initial training period in which you will be exposed to the product line and consumer research,
you will be given the responsibility of finding and creating images suitable for becoming jigsaw puzzles.

Under guidance, the selected images will be critiqued, edited, surveyed, licensed and brought to press.
The student will be involved in every step of this process, and gain a strong understanding of product
development and how a company licenses artwork from independent artists.

Primary Responsibilities
Product Design

Review of the market demographic, who is the customer
Review of current product line, what makes a jigsaw puzzle
Image creation/selection process
Artwork licensing process
Final – Print production ready artwork

Packaging Design

Review of the Springbok brand retail packaging guidelines
Assist with the creation of product retail packaging
Final – Print production ready designs

Sales Support Materials
Studio Photography – Assist with the preparation for photography sessions as needed to
construct sales promotional materials.

Skills Required
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
All materials, computer and work station will be provided.

Allied Materials & Equipment
1420 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64127

$15.00 per hour

paxton butler

Friday, November 16, 2012

Website Design

Want to help a local company redesign their website? Over the next several weeks, Patricia Stevens Agency will be setting up their new website and would like to contract a KCAI student to help. This is a paying gig, with very flexible timing. 

Contact Jame Freije at for more information.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

seek student design conference nov 10

the seek student design conference is a one-day event held at northern illinois university in dekalb, illinois, just outside of chicago. registration is a paltry $45. check it out here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Intern for Sporting KC

Sporting KC is looking for college level (junior or senior) interns to work 8-10 hrs/wk for college credit. A successful candidate must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver.

More info and the online application can be found here.
For questions, please contact Michelle Erpelding at

Friday, October 5, 2012

Packaging Project

A start-up company in Atlanta is looking for a student or recent graduate who wants to help them design their packaging. This work would be pro-bono, but it presents a great opportunity for a sparkling  addition to your resume.

For more information, contact Chappelle Sparages at or 678-531-5267.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Website Project

Hadara Bar-Nadav, a creative writing professor at UMKC and published author wants to hire someone to redesign her website on a Wordpress platform. She already has all of the content for her website, she just needs someone to a) set it up in Wordpress and b) show her how she can edit the content in the future.

See her current website here.

If interested, please email Hadara at
This is a paying gig!


Want to design a logo for the Powerlifting competition?! It will be seen by over 300 powerlifters. It will also be put on t-shirts!

Contact Aaron Craig at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Signs Now needs full time designer immediately!

Signs Now is a small, local sign and graphics company looking to hire a full time graphic designer. Must be well versed with Illustrator on a PC, be able to work in a quick-paced environment and be comfortable handling some customer service.

Call Debbie Pruett at 816-436-8999 for more information. Email resumes to

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

girl scouts looking for designer and web manager

looking for a full-time designer to handle a range of print and web work. asking for 2–4 years of experience. good paying gig at $38-40K!

check out the full job description here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

DD Traders/DEMDACO is looking for a full-time website designer

If you have a BFA, 1-3 years of experience in a web-related environment, and a strong sense of both web and print design, this job might be for you!

Click here for more information about this job opportunity.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

self-promotion resource from our very own Eli

Check out this robust blog post from Eli about how to best promote yourself and take advantage of all of the great resources out there.

Graphic Design Survival Guide, by Eli Brumbaugh

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Reactor is looking for an intern

from clifton, via our dept facebook: "REACTOR is looking for an Intern for fall 2012. Please click the link and submit your stuff for consideration. We'd love to have a KCAI student join our growing team.

would be great for any of you print lovers.... 
p.s. i know the ad says only looking for seniors, but a junior with a super strong portfolio shouldn't hesitate to apply. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

kansas city chiefs internship

the chiefs are looking for an intern for the fall 2012 semester, unpaid but for credit. go here to check out details.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

REACTOR is hiring a mid-level designer

REACTOR Design Studio is hiring a mid-level designer (1-4 years experience).

"We are hiring a Designer of Champions. REACTOR Design Studio is hiring a mid-level designer. Do you want to work at the World Headquarters of Awesome? If you have around 1-4 years experience as a designer and have a brilliant personality, then you may..." — Clifton Alexander, owner of Reactor and KCAI GD Alum. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Internship at Dimensional Innovations

Dimensional Innovations is looking for a summer graphic design intern. "It would be marketing based and a great opportunity. We are looking for someone who is not only a great designer, but a go-getter that can operate without a lot of direction."

If interested, email Marty.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Internship: Digital Evolution Group

Role: Interactive designer at Digital Evolution Group
Salary: $10 hr
32-40 hrs per week (flexible)
Dates: May 29th to August 3rd
Relaxed, creative and casual atmosphere with roughly 100 employees all focused on digital and interactive. "We work hard and play harder."

Specifically, this role would focus on digital only. Email design primarily. Possible opportunities for mobile, tablet, website and ecommerce design as well. There is a possibility of full-time employment for the right candidate.

Send a link to their work and bio or a light-weight PDF and an informal cover letter/resume to Adam Seitz.

Monday, May 7, 2012

summer design workshop DESIGN GYMNASTICS @ Berlin

Call for application
16-20 July 2012
The summer design workshop DESIGN GYMNASTICS @ Berlin 2012

to explore the sensorial approach to design; the new science of living

The 2nd edition of the summer design workshop “DESIGN GYMNASTICS@Berlin 2012” directed by Masayo Ave will take place in 16-20 July 2012 in Berlin. The 5 days concentrate workshop will be held in the institute’s new workshop atelier in the historical masterpiece architecture designed by Pier Vago, which is deeply hidden in Berlin Tiergarten - the huge forest central park located in the heart of Berlin city.

Each day is filled with introductory lecture, hands-on exercise of Design Gymnastic, creative brain storming, discussion, analysis and presentation. which encourages the participants to investigate basic truths and potentials of the new science of living. The workshop is performed for a group of 12 participants. The workshop is a truly unique occasion to share the intensive research experiences as well as to exchange the view with other participants with a variety of international backgrounds.

application deadline: Friday, 25 May 2012
for the further information for application

Friday, May 4, 2012

gragg advertising interactive designer position

Gragg Advertising is a traditional media and interactive, direct marketing agency dedicated to creative innovative advertising that can be fully tracked and thoroughly measured. We offer extensive expertise to meet all phases of your advertising needs. The team at Gragg Advertising mixes brand strategies with direct marketing tactics to build a strong market presence for your company, while getting you the measurable results you want.

Gragg Advertising is seeking a Web Designer and Developer. In conjunction with the Interactive team, the Web Designer and Developer is responsible for interpreting ideas and creative designs and producing fully working HTML/CSS templates from them. The Web Designer and Developer also performs maintenance and updates to existing websites. Daily work will involve building sites with CSS-based layouts and semantic HTML, as well as utilizing the best of JavaScript. The Web Designer and Developer utilizes information on web standards and accessibilities to create and develop web sites, web pages, emails and additional web marketing materials.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicate effectively with designers, developers, managers and clients.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and of digital imaging using the Adobe Suite –especially Illustrator, Photoshop, JavaScript, J Query, CSS, HTML, cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.).
  • Manage digital banner design, production and updates of Landing Pages.
  • Assist the design and production involved in developing new and existing websites – (including concepts and templates).
  • Assist with website reviews.
  • Design and production of email blasts (includes testing, sending, reporting and analysis).
  • Manage and maintain email blast templates.
  • Provide monthly reports to Operations for email blast billing.
  • Act as a Gragg Interactive representative with the client when called upon to do so.
  • Help the Interactive Department establish strategic partnerships with outside resources where Gragg is inefficient or lacking.
  • Participate in two seminars or classes per year for design, web design or marketing.
  • Record daily work or activity on a timesheet and report it to the Operations department.
  • Assist in the management and coordination of work flow and job assignments among the interactive team

Gragg Advertising complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations. Gragg Advertising does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

contact: Ella BrunworthHR Coordinator | Lever1
Phone: 816.994.1300

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

User Experience and Design internship, North Carolina

It looks like the intern positions are filled already, but if you want to spend the summer in North Carolina you should give Jason a call to see if anything else is open. The beach is only 2 hours away!

"My firm is looking for both user experience and design interns for this summer. We have a great mix of large clients (Puma, World Wildlife Fund, Time Life, Lenovo, National Geographic) as well as local and start-ups (Duke University, OPower, Epic Games), and the design team is one of best I've ever worked with. Paid. 10 weeks."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beveridge Seay > Identity and Branding Consultants is hiring

Beveridge Seay is hiring an entry Level Graphic Designer 

Function: Branding & Corporate Identity 
Status: Full Time 
Compensation: Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, 401k 
Reports to: Senior Staff and Firm Partners 

Internationally recognized Washington DC-based branding firm, Beveridge Seay, is seeking a full time designer for Kansas City office. This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in a small satellite poised for new growth. As an entry level designer you will be responsible for supporting senior staff in design and project execution in a predominately print environment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to visualize a range of design solutions with refined execution and attention to detail. An aptitude or interest in brand and corporate identity is encouraged. 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design 
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on a Mac platform 
• Excellence in design, layout, typography, and execution 
• Strong communication and writing skills 
• Ability to organize and multi-task 

How to Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and five (5) portfolio pieces in PDF form to: Meghan Still at using the subject line: Resume Submittal. Please do not mail a physical resume or portfolio. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

part-time design job at the kemper museum

the kemper museum of contemporary art is looking for a part-time "digital communications specialist". chief responsibilities include:

Web site Management
• Update web site content with information provided by various Museum departments
• Organize, record, edit, and post podcasts to web site and rss feed for access through
iTunes and other aggregators
• Design and develop new web pages for web site as necessary
• Add contacts for email blasts 
Graphic/Video Design
• Design and develop graphic materials for communication and marketing purposes
• Edit and produce informational DVD videos as needed

to apply, send the following to

- Cover letter
- Resume including education and relevant employment history
- Three professional references

the detailed job description is available on their website.

applications are due by april 15 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Razorfish Summer Internship

Razorfish: San Francisco and Portland!

Contact information:

At Razorfish, we’re old school digital.

That’s because we’ve been doing interactive work for about 15 years. In fact, we were one of the first to animate a website on a Netscape browser. When everyone else started moving to digital, we were right there to greet them.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for Art Director & Copywriter interns who live interactive, think for the web, and want to give their portfolios a digital edge. Here, you’ll work on live briefs with a great group of digital minds. We have a lot of exciting projects for Intel, Wells Fargo, PGE and other high profile clients that will look very good in your book. But more importantly, you’ll come out of here with sharp digital thinking and the experience of producing real interactive work.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:
We ARE NOT looking for a Photoshop Chimp for our internship program. What we want is a creative innovator. A designer whose work bleeds perfection. A writer of copy you remember the next week. An architect of the next generation of websites. A rethinker of same-old advertising. A visual storyteller.

A user of user generated content. A generator of user generated content. A music, film, design, art, and fashion hound who doesn’t care about trends for the sake of trends. A Gawkering, Flickring, Facebooking, Googling, MySpacing, YouTubing Adcritic.

Oh, and there may be some Photoshop work…

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

Some prior experience with Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, basic HTML, Quark Xpress or similar design tools are a plus

Must be able to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment

Flexibility and responsiveness to customer and/or team needs, and ability to work in a team setting are a must.

We are hiring for several positions in both San Francisco & Portland. If you have what it takes to be an Art Director Intern or Copywriter Intern, apply to the specific location that interests you. If you’re ready to rock it old school on the digital dance floor, let’s see what you got.

This position is a 10 week full-time paid position, approximately 40 hrs/week.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

muller bressler brown summer internship

cassie king (kcai GD '10), who works at muller bressler brown, let us know they're looking for a summer intern in their creative/design department. check out the details here.

application deadline is monday april 9.

Friday, March 9, 2012

GOOD magazine summer UI apprenticeships

alicia rosas, GD '10, is working for GOOD magazine in los angeles and let us know about this awesome opportunity in LA!

from alicia: "We're looking for 3 UI (user interface) Design Apprentices to design a platform and develop it with the engineering apprenticeship team this summer, from June to August. It's an amazing experience, especially as a student or recent graduate: apprentices will get to work on a project from research to final deliverable, and also get experience working alongside developers and the Product Team at GOOD. If anyone has questions about the apprenticeship program, I'd be happy to try and answer them as well. I think that this is a great opportunity for KCAI students since so much of GOOD's design process and philosophy aligns with what you guys taught all of us." 

sounds great! hit the link above and email alicia for any other questions:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

floc 5 internship

Floc 5 was looking for a summer intern.
Send resume, letter and portfolio to Sarah Beshears.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paid Internships @ Bernstein-Rein

Bernstein-Rein is looking for designers and writers for their summer internship program. There are seven open intern positions. Two in the Account Management Department. Two in the Creative Department. Two in the Media Department. And one in the Social Marketing Department. If you will have completed your junior year in college by the summer, you’re eligible.  If selected, you'll be working with '07 KCAI Graphic Design Alum Jonathan Springer, and you'll be paid $10/hour.

For detailed information and an online application, click here!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Popstar is looking for Designers

Popstar is looking for someone who has an extreme passion for design and is looking to grow and expand their design capabilities in a fast paced environment. We specialize in developing digital signage applications which range from motion graphics to interactive touchscreen applications. Designers at Popstar work very closely with our user experience team, multimedia developers, and software engineers to develop projects through design thinking methods and process. We also work to support our sales and marketing teams by properly implementing and developing our brand across all touch points. 

We believe in finding great people and helping them adapt to this environment. For this reason we are looking for anything from someone who can start as an intern to a more experienced designer (up to 3 years experience). Please see the info below for details.

Resumes and portfolios should be submitted to:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Summer Internship and Studio Team at VML

Interested in interactive, online marketing & web design? VML is now taking applicants.

1. JUNIORS: paid graphic design summer interns – past interns have gone on to be hired full time after graduation. This is a great way to get your foot in the door.

2. SENIORS: full-time salaried positions on studio team – a small team within VML that supports the different creative teams with production capabilities. The positions are designed to last one year with the designer graduating to an Art Director position, or moving on.

Submit your resume and digital samples by March 9th to:
Farrah McGuire
VML | Talent Manager
250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO 64116
office: +1.816.218.3013
fax: +1.816.817.1766

Monday, January 30, 2012

Summer Internship @ Sullivan Higdon & Sink

Check out the letter and notepads on the wall by the bathrooms for more info!

Sullivan Higdon & Sink is searching for JUNIORS with a minimum of 90 credit hours  for their summer internship program.

Free parking
Casual dress

To apply:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Barkley is Hiring!

Great ideas in design can make a brand irreplaceable. We’re looking for an idea generator and problem solver who knows how to bring exceptional design to life.


  • Learn quickly and accurately the client’s business and creative needs
  • Brainstorm, develop, and execute a wide variety of communication pieces, including brochures, packaging, point of purchase, direct mail, identity, in-store, websites and more.
  • Work directly with writers, design leads, creative directors, and account management to complete work on time and in line with the creative brief
  • Create tight and accurate files for production.
Review work for accuracy by e-proof, physical proof, and at press checks

  • 3 or more years industry experience preferred
Exceptional type and layout skills

  • Superior understanding of color, typography, illustration, and photography trends
  • Familiarity with letterpress and capability to design for it

  • Great understanding of visual communication trends
  • Organized with a sharp attention to detail
Self-starter who manages time and tight deadlines with a great attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly with design management, account service, other designers, and clients about your work

  • Skilled knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge and InDesign is essential 

  • Must be qualified in Illustration
  • Print production knowledge and experience 
Ability to add conceptual thinking to a design
Interactive design experience would be preferred

  • Experience with branding & identity work would be preferred
  • Experience with point of purchase design work a plus

Please forward a resume, cover letter and work samples for consideration to  We will be in contact with you if your qualifications meet our needs.

ArtCorps Opportunity

ArtCorps is an organization that uses the arts to advance social change in developing countries by sending artists to Central America to support environmental, public health and human rights initiatives. 

ArtCorps is accepting applications for June 2012 placements in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. During the one- to two-year placements, artists use murals, theater, stories, puppetry and other creative facilitation techniques to educate and inspire people to participate actively in improving their communities. 

The application deadline is Feb. 15. For more information and to apply, visit

Heineken Contest

Heineken invites graphic design concepts for a limited edition bottle that will be produced in 2013 to mark the company’s 140th anniversary. 

Using design tools provided on Heinekens Facebook page, participants must connect their design concept with that of a complete stranger to create a joint entry as a virtual design duo. The design can incorporate illustration, photography, graphics or anything else, according to the company. “Through social connectivity, this opens up a dynamic arena of design possibilities, one of which will become the chosen future bottle in Heinekens collection of classics,” a company spokesperson said. 

The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges including Evan Orensten, co-founder and executive editor of Cool Hunting; Mark Dytham, co-founder of global creative network PechaKucha; and Mark van Iterson, global head of design at Heineken. The winners’ names will appear on the bottle. 

To get involved, visit The Twitter hashtag is #yourfuturebottle. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

hallmark summer internships

hallmark is hosting paid summer internships in various creative departments:

Sculptor/3D Modeling Artist – Keepsakes Studio
3D Product Designer – Commercialization and Retail Studios
Industrial Designer – Design Engineering Studio
Multimedia Designer-Video – Multimedia Studio 
Design Technician – Tech Design Studio
Font Designer/Lettering Artist – Lettering Studio 
Graphic Designer – Consumer Activation
Motion Photographer/Photographer – Union Hill Photography Studio
Bilingual Writer/Editor – Writing and Editorial Studios
Writer/Editor – Writing and Editorial Studios
Copywriter – Consumer Activation

positions are highly competitive, with students from across the country applying.

to learn more about the program, each position, the portfolio requirements, and to apply, please visit and click on “college students.”

application deadline is march 1.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Duct Tape Marketing Graphic Design Intern ($10-12/hr)

Duct Tape Marketing is a small businesses marketing firm that works with over 200,000 small businesses on a monthly basis. Over the next 12 months the team is dedicated to doubling Duct Tape Marketing, which will make for a very invigorating working environment.

Graphic Designer Job Purpose: 
Prepares visual content by designing art and copy layouts based on Duct Tape Marketing produced materials. This internship will give the intern valuable real-world experience in print and web design, as well as providing Duct Tape Marketing an internal resource to produce visual content.

Graphic Designer Job Duties: 
• Works closely with the Duct Tape Marketing team to display key concepts visually including whitepapers, worksheets, product descriptions, advertising, etc
• Manages graphic design projects from start to finish, including planning draft reviews and seeking out input from team members
• Research other marketing and/or small businesses with successful branding and visual content
• Prepares finished copies of work by communicating and working with outside vendors such as printing vendor Alpha Graphics
• Lead a weekly meeting with their manager set up to discuss ongoing projects and desired projects or skill development

Available to travel to the Duct Tape Marketing Headquarters (on the plaza) 15-20 hours a week, 2+ Years of School, Graphic Design Skills, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Creativity, Deadline-Oriented, Teamwork, Curiosity, Adobe Software skills, HTML is preferred, Marketing would be a plus.

Depending on skill and experience $10-12/hr as well as items produced that the intern can put into their portfolio.

At the end of the internship the supervisor can be used as a reference for future job search.

To be considered, please email your resume, along with three design samples to:
Jenna Jantsch, Marketing Manager

Duct Tape Marketing
4806 Belleview Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Graphic Design Position

Make-A-Wish Foundation® is looking for 1-2 Graphic Designer Committee Positions filled.

Summary: Provides graphic design service for logos, brochures, posters, letterhead/flyer materials, brand packages and/or other materials. All work can be performed virtually with extremely flexible work hours. Great opportunity for students interested in writing, journalism, or graphic design work.

Tiffany Kintchen
(913) 341-9474

Monday, January 9, 2012

Attention Alums: VML is hiring

VML (Kansas City office) is currently looking for an Art Director and Senior Art Director. See job postings here and let us know if you are interested in applying.

There are some awesome folks working over at VML (KCAI alum and former faculty). It would be a great experience.

Friday, January 6, 2012

dvd design contest

steve dorst is the director of the new documentary film "shattered sky",coming to festivals and PBS in 2012. he just launched a DVD Design Contest. The winning designer earns $3,000 and national exposure. There are also five $500 "first prizes." Designers can learn more about the film and the contest on SHATTERED SKY's Facebook page:

engraving / design position available in north k.c.

a recent animation grad sent this over in case anyone is looking. she mentioned that does does know the pay is under 30k, it's full-time, and it would be good for the production experience.
here is a listing they have on craigslist.
and here is their website.