Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kansas City Area Development Council is hiring!

Kansas City Area Development Council
Graphic Design Internship
Description:As an integral part of the Kansas City Area Development Council’s marketing department, the graphic design intern works to create graphic elements and tools utilized by the KCADC team, and the top 250 companies in Kansas City. The graphic design intern will assist the creative services team with the creation of custom materials for print and online presentation.
Duties include:
  • Assisting with web layout design
  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Creating custom designed documents for clients
  • Supporting the design team with large projects
Length of Internship: Present through December 2014
Time Commitment: Full-Time
Compensation: Paid
Applications accepted via: Email
Qualifications:Candidate must be pursuing or recently graduated with a degree in graphic design, or a related fine-arts field. In addition, the following attributes are essential:
  • Hands on knowledge in designing with the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to follow style guides, instructions and critique feedback.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and complete multi­ple projects and assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Attentive to detail and quality conscious.
Please send cover letter, résumé and portfolio via email to the following:
Kaitlin Xouris
Coordinator, Talent Recruitment Initiative 
Kansas City Area Development Council
For more information about KCADC, please visit

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Job opportunity at Benesch - Graphic Design/Marketing

Business Development Assistant
Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch) is a nationally recognized multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm that has routinely been ranked as a "Go-To Design Firm" by Roads and Bridges magazine. Since 1946, Benesch has successfully completed thousands of design and engineering projects throughout the United States and is currently ranked #130 among the top 500 consulting engineering firms in the country by Engineering News Record.

We have an immediate full-time opportunity for a Business Development Assistant to join our Great Plains Regional Operations located in Lincoln, NE.  This position will collaborate with the regional Business Development team to submit proposals, design marketing collateral, and execute strategies to meet and exceed business development goals. This position would ideally sit with the team in Lincoln, NE however there may be an opportunity to work out of another one of our Nebraska offices and/or Missouri office.

Please click here to apply

Contact for questions:

Jackie Sanchez | Human Resources Coordinator
Alfred Benesch & Company
| 205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60601
| F  312-819-8299  | E  | W

Paid internships in Omaha at Bozell

Bozell in Omaha, Nebraska is accepting applications for paid internships for 2015 spring and summer. The internship is paid hourly and the interns work up to 40 hours a week. All of the interns have the chance to work with all departments of the agency and be a part of real client work.

You can apply online here:

Or direct any questions to:
Emily Gunn
Project Manager 

Direct:  402.965.4340
Office:  402.965.4300


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Bozell     |     A WBENC Certified Business Enterprise    |    1022 Leavenworth, Omaha, NE 68102    |

Friday, November 14, 2014

Maine Animal Coalition // Animal Rights Flag Design Contest

OBJECTIVE: To design a flag to serve as a visual representation of the animal rights movement.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to residents of the United States who have reached the age of majority in their state at the time of entry.

CONTEST DATE: The Contest starts on October 15, 2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. EST February 15, 2015.

HOW TO SUBMIT: The design may be created in any medium and should be in color. Flag designs should be 8.5” x 11” (letter size). Entries may be submitted in the form of a jpg, gif, png or pdf file format by email to or sent by mail to Maine Animal Coalition, P.O. Box 6683, Portland, Maine 04101. Three entries are allowed per person. A brief explanation of the symbolism contained in the design is permitted. Entrants must submit their full contact information (full name, mailing address, phone number, email address). SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

All SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ORIGINAL. All submissions must be entrant’s own original design and creation, executed solely by the entrant, and may not have been entered in any other contest or won any other award; may not have been published previously; and may not be subject to any rights of any other parties.

JUDGING: The Board of the Maine Animal Coalition shall select the winning designs. The criteria that will be used to select the winning entries are best visual representations of the animal rights movement, practicality as a flag design, and overall appeal.

HELPFUL HINTS: Learn all you can about the animal rights movement and vexillology –the study (including design) of flags. To learn more about flag design go to (North American Vexillological Association) and read its guide to flag design, Good Flag, Bad Flag.

The potential winners will be notified on or about March 15, 2015. The potential winners are subject to verification and shall execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance & Publicity/Liability Release, and W-9. Potential winners must also execute a Copyright Assignment in order to irrevocably transfer all rights, title and interest in the winning designs. Potential winners shall return properly signed documents described herein within ten days of the date of the sending of the notice or the potential winners will forfeit the prizes in their entirety and alternate potential winners may be selected according to the criteria stated herein. Entrants agree that Maine Animal Coalition has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Maine Animal Coalition are final and binding. After verification, the First, Second and Third Prize winners will be posted on Maine Animal Coalition’s website,

PRIZES: The First Prize Winner will receive $1,000,
the Second Prize Winner will receive $500 and
the Third Prize Winner will receive $250.

By entering the contest you are agreeing to all contest rules and you are irrevocably granting Maine Animal Coalition and its assigns, the unconditional, unlimited and perpetual right and permission to use or not use your contest entry or any portion of it, as submitted or as modified in any way in Maine Animal Coalition’s sole discretion without additional compensation, notice to or approval from you. Winners shall transfer all rights, title and interest in the winning designs.

Entry also constitutes permission to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation.

Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the contest will be collected by Maine Animal Coalition and used by it for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the contest.

By entering this contest you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Maine Animal Coalition and its Board of Directors from all claims, losses and damages arising out of your participation in this contest. Use of any website or email involved in this contest is at user’s own risk. Maine Animal Coalition reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the contest, if necessary, due to technical problems. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PAID Internship for Graphic Design student at Kansas City Area Development Council

The Kansas City Area Development Council is currently looking for an intern. They are trying to fill the position relatively quickly, which will last through the end of this year.

The individual would have the opportunity to create graphic tools and materials for our team and the top 250 companies in Kansas City. The position is full-time and paid.

Please address any questions to:

Kaitlin Xouris
Marketing & Talent Recruitment Initiative
Kansas City Area Development Council
30 w Pershing Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108
cell: 913.424.7776 | direct: 816.374.5634

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Designboom is looking for an intern! (it's in Milan, Italy)

OK everybody - thank Ashton Shechtor for this find!

do you want to work at designboom?
then we would like to hear from you!

provided that you are:
- good at what you do
– knowledgeable about and have an interest in architecture, technology, design or graphics / video editing
– ready to work hard with a team of other enthusiastic types who aren’t bad at what they do either
– passionate about contemporary culture
– somebody with initiative and the ability to perform under deadline pressure
– fluent english speaker
– a nice person who’s easy to get along with

as an intern at designboom, you will given responsibilities that are essential to the management and success of our publication. during your time with us you will learn a lot (!!!) and quickly become knowledgeable in a variety of creative topics, processes and materials.

there never is a dull moment at designboom. we are continuously on the go, and as an active member of our team, you will have the opportunity to travel and visit different exhibitions and events; and of course living in milan, one of the global epicenters of design, you will be in a city full of established ateliers, surrounded by a strong creative history, as well as contemporary style!

we are currently seeking a candidate to fulfill an internship with a focus on SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION

with over 900,000 facebook followers, more than 240,000 on twitter, and surpassing 2.56 million google-plussers, designboom is seeking someone to not only listen, respond, and engage with our international audience, but also expand the community participation and outreach throughout our various platforms. we are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual who lives and breathes in the social stratosphere. with a background in communications, and/or marketing — and a strong interest in art, architecture and design — you will work on our presence through various networks. you will create and edit all content for platforms such as facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest, tumblr, instagram and similar sites. delivering a consistent voice to our readers is essential, and you will build on our rapidly growing group of social media followers. you should also have an interest in keeping up to date on the various trends and applications related to social media, and have a keen eye for detail.

the internship would be 8 months long in duration.

the details:

you will work in designboom’s office in milan, italy, where you will be an essential member of a small international team of smart people focused on solving design and communication challenges. you will report directly to designboom’s executives and will be co-responsible for developing the social media content on designboom. working hours are monday to friday, 9am – 6pm (except in circumstances where we may have to work extra to meet deadlines). you will receive a monthly stipend to help cover the cost of your living and work-travel expenses. as part of your internship you will experience the life and culture of milan.

how to apply:

applications must be submitted via email to: <> and should include:

- a statement of interest & brief strategy of the vision you would want to adopt for designboom’s social media
– a portrait picture
– resume (CV)
– links to examples of your own social media outlets
– subject line : ‘internship in social media communication’
*emails should be no heavier than 2MB.

please send your applications ASAP as we are currently selecting candidates.

*** the designboom internship program is based on a tradition of mentorship.
in the past, we have had many talented interns from all across the world. interns from countries outside of the EU (european union) would need to prepare the necessary paperwork enabling them to stay in italy for 8 months. designboom will provide a letter stating its offer of internship and consult with you on different strategies related to your country of provenience in obtaining a student / holiday working VISA.

Firebelly Design is looking for designers

Are you looking for:
• the design projects you've dreamt of?
• a small studio that encourages growth?
• a truly collaborative team?
• the ability to impact good organizations and people?

If so, we are looking for senior level print/digital designers to apply for an opening on our team.

If this describes you, send us note and include some recent projects:

Attention Graphic Design Students and Recent Grads: KCADC is Hiring

Kansas City Area Development Council
Graphic Design Internship
Description:As an integral part of the Kansas City Area Development Council’s marketing department, the graphic design intern works to create graphic elements and tools utilized by the KCADC team, and the top 250 companies in Kansas City. The graphic design intern will assist the creative services team with the creation of custom materials for print and online presentation.
Duties include:
  • Assisting with web layout design
  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Creating custom designed documents for clients
  • Supporting the design team with large projects
Length of Internship: Present through December 2014
Time Commitment: Full-Time
Compensation: Paid
Applications accepted via: Email
Qualifications:Candidate must be pursuing or recently graduated with a degree in graphic design, or a related fine-arts field. In addition, the following attributes are essential:
  • Hands on knowledge in designing with the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to follow style guides, instructions and critique feedback.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and complete multi­ple projects and assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Attentive to detail and quality conscious.
Please send cover letter, résumé and portfolio via email to the following:
Kaitlin Xouris
Coordinator, Talent Recruitment Initiative 
Kansas City Area Development Council
For more information about KCADC, please visit

Packaging Challenge with H & M



H&M Germany






Find innovative ways to reduce waste and increase recycling along the transport routes of the fashion retailer H&M Germany.


Worldwide transport represents a quarter of total CO2 emissions, so improving packaging and transport can significantly reduce our environmental footprint. Every day H&M sends large amounts of goods to its stores all across the world, 11% of CO2 produced in an H&M product’s life cycle are attributed to packaging and transport.

We challenge you to create an innovative packaging system for one of H&M Germany’s product lines. The goal is to minimize waste and energy, optimize the handling process and create maximum recycling and upcycling opportunities along the way. The solution should aim to be globally scalable and economically viable. By taking a complete look at the supply chain, from shipping, to warehouse storage, to reaching the consumer market, this Challenge is an opportunity to develop a more efficient and environmentally friendly process that can be scaled for significant environmental impact.

Over ten weeks, you will create a prototype for a new packaging system and process that will be tested in deliveries between H&M’s distribution center for Germany and individual stores. This process is supported by our Challenge Lab, a course which offers knowledge, skills and tools necessary to successfully solve the Challenge. Furthermore, you will gain an in-depth look into a multi-national company.

You will have the chance to interact with leading experts in the fields of packaging, reverse logistics, and sustainability, as well as meet H&M experts from those fields. You will conduct research to identify and understand the status quo of H&M, and its vision of sustainability in the context of available best-practices regarding transport and logistics. Based on these learning experiences, you will brainstorm, identify, and test ideas for a packaging prototype. The focus will lie on finding a feasible solution that is innovative, scalable, economical and more sustainable.

The impact of your solution will be measured during a one-week testing phase at the end of the ten-week Incubation Phase in Hamburg, delivering goods from the central German warehouse to H&M stores in Hamburg. Although the testing will take place in Germany, the solution should be one that can be scaled to suppliers worldwide for maximum impact.

Solving the Challenge as a group is only one part of the start-up program. During the ten weeks on campus you will also work intensively on turning your own venture idea into a viable social venture plan that is ready for implementation during the following ten-month Implementation Phase

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Logo & poster design for Missouri AfterSchool Network

The Missouri AfterSchool Network a non-profit organization just announced a student contest for logo and poster design of their fast approaching statewide campaign to increase awareness and support of quality afterschool programs for youth. 
They would love for students from all universities across Missouri to have the opportunity to participate.  It is a very quick turnaround, but the prize is $300.  If you’d like more information, or to have the form to fill out, see me. (Kelly)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Opportunity this Fall with The Lean Lab (Kansas City)

The Lean Lab acknowledges that K-12 education could be better. The Lean Lab acts as a creative laboratory where creative professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and community leaders can work together to build the future of education in Kansas City.  More formally, we offer an incubator fellowship program where professionals with early stage ideas join the fellowship to create innovative ventures that provide excellent educational opportunities for Kansas City youth.  As of now, we have six ventures in our lab, each spending the next academic year developing and piloting their initiatives.  These six ventures need design help to create polished materials that will take their venture to the next level and allow them to begin seeking funding/investment and impacting urban students of Kansas City.

Their ventures are as follows:
  • Business Allied Scholars connects local businesses to urban youth talent for skill building and mentorship opportunities.
  • Resilient Connections is an intrapreneural initiative of Truman Medical Center’s Trauma Sensitive Care Initiative and professional development toolkit equipping urban educators with the skills necessary to support students who have experienced significant instances of trauma. 
  • Echo Grade is an app that motivates students through quick, meaningful, paperless feedback.
  • ELL Teacher Archive is a local toolkit for teachers to transition ELL (English Language Learner) students into classrooms.
  • My Sister-Girl, MySelf is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for adolescent girls of color.
What we need:

1.   Creative, mission driven, passionate and meticulous individuals looking to build out their graphic design portfolio. 
2.   logo design, media kits, video, templates, marketing materials, etc. 
3.   4 hours of work/week from October-June

What you get:
  1. A portfolio of work that you own all creative rights to.
  2. A work environment where creativity is respected and you have full creative license to create original work. 
  3. Networking opportunities to our design partners--such as MK12 and VML.
  4. An opportunity to work with mission driven organizations.

Application process: submit an electric portfolio by September 30, 11:59PM to

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paid internship at Reactor!

The fine folks at Reactor are getting a head start on recruitment for their Spring 2015 design intern position. Applications will be accepted through October 31st. All the details can be found here:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Request for Qualifications for Graphic Design Services
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council

Deadline for responses: 5:00PM, July 7, 2014

For ArtsKC fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2014 and running through June 30, 2015, ArtsKC is seeking services from a design firm or freelance graphic design artist to assist ArtsKC by providing graphic design solutions and creating materials and digital renderings to be used for ArtsKC’s most high profile print materials, digital tactics, and templates for staff use for ongoing communications. Specifically, these pieces are likely to include, but may not be limited to:
  i.      Materials for our Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon (electronic Save the Date, printed invitation, and program)
ii.      Materials for the Annual Inspiration Breakfast – a fundraiser for the general operations of the agency (electronic Save the Date, printed invitation, and program)
iii.      Annual ArtsKC Fund brochure and support materials
iv.      Templates for our direct mail newsletters
The specific pieces contracted as part of the agreement will be negotiated based on hourly rate, evolving agency needs, and available resources.
ArtsKC seeks a firm or individual available to provide such services for a 12 month period. Interested parties should submit a statement of qualifications to provide such services using the following guidelines and instructions.
  1. Submission Requirements:
Statement of Qualifications should provide a straightforward, complete, and concise description of the firm’s capabilities and qualifications to provide graphic design services to ArtsKC. Please prepare three copies of your statement and work samples. Each copy should be bound in a single volume and include any documentation you may wish to submit.

i.      Contact information
On a single cover sheet, please provide:
  1. The lead firm or individual’s name
  2. Contact person’s name
  3. The year the firm or practice was established
  4. The type of work, specialty, and size of firm
ii.      Please respond to all of the questions as presented herein. ArtsKC prefers that all services not completed by staff members to be completed by a single firm or freelance graphic design artist for the entirety of the contracted period.
Interested firms or individuals are invited to submit a statement of qualifications that contain the following information:
  1. Brief history of graphic design services provided to nonprofits, arts organizations or artists, or other similar industries
  2. Description of the firm’s organizational structure, including work history, resume, or summary of specific qualifications of all staff who would work directly with ArtsKC
  3. Samples of up to five projects that you have completed and two potential client references. Please include a description of the nature of the work, the size and complexity of the project, and the amount and agreed fee arrangements.
  4. Any other information you believe would make the firm’s work on behalf of ArtsKC superior to that of other firms or individuals or any information about specific skills you hold which would be of benefit to our relationship.
iii.      Fees
  1. Whether you would be willing to agree to a fee cap.
  2. The normal hourly rate of each staff member whose resume or other qualifications you have included or whose job category may be required.
  3. ArtsKC will work with printers and other vendors to conduct the bidding process for services required.
  4. Any other foreseen fees or charges.
  5. Projected hours needed for one or more listed projects
Statement of Qualifications must be received by 5:00PM, July 7th, 2014.
Deliver or mail materials to:
Attn: Sara Vogt
106 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO  64108

Saturday, June 14, 2014

National non-profit hosts card design competition

FYI– The non-profit group, National Eating Disorders Association, is hosting a card design competition for their e-card service. Full info below and here:

NEDA’s Birthday Card Contest
Your design becomes our well wishes!
Contest Details:
Birthdays are special and we are giving you the opportunity to help the National Eating Disorders Association celebrate the birthdays of our wonderful supporters.  Here is the chance to have your creative artwork or photograph featured in NEDA electronic birthday greeting cards.  NEDA intends to send electronic birthday wishes to our supporters using the top five winning birthday card designs on a rotating basis.  Only individuals who have submitted their birthdates to NEDA will receive birthday wishes featuring one of the winning designs by email. In the future, our plan is to have the winning designs available for our supporters to purchase from the NEDA online store.  Spread the word to everyone you know and get involved in this exciting contest!
This contest is open to everyone.  Experience in arts or photography is not required.
Contest Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014  
Deadline for all entries: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (will probably be delayed)
How to Enter: 
Using the form below, submit your full name, contact information, and birthdate along with your unique birthday card design as an email attachment. The subject title in the email should say “NEDA’s Birthday Card Contest”.
Submission Requirements:
  • Image Size:   4 x 6 in (may be Portrait or Landscape)
  • Document File Format: .JPEG, or .PNG
  • The words “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Birthday to You” must be incorporated in your design.
  • Each submission will be judged for originality, creativity and appropriateness for use as a birthday and/or greeting card.   
  • Only 1 entry can be submitted per applicant.
For more information:
National Eating Disorders Association
165 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Helpline: 1.800.931.2237
Visit our NEW Interactive Teen Website:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Summer Internship at Indicia

Role Overview
The Intern’s duties will encompass all aspects of web design and development including design, coding, and testing to routine maintenance and troubleshooting client websites. This is a paid opportunity.

  • Currently enrolled at the Junior or Senior level, in Computer Science, Digital Media or related degree
  • Experience with front-end languages (PHP, JavaScript)
  • Experience with CSS and HTML
  • Experience working with MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Strong WordPress experience
  • Experience with industry standards in web development and content accessibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to assist other team members in problem-solving
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be highly flexible to quickly changing business needs and new technologies
EDIT: all of the above skills are not a requirement for this position, but represent an ideal situation. basic skills desired include knowledge of wordpress, html, and javascript. 

Contact Ryan Hembree at for more information.

Friday, April 25, 2014

KC Public Schools looking for Summer Intern

Kansas City Public Schools seeks a summer intern to work in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing (PRM). PRM is responsible for advancing the mission and vision of KCPS by ensuring effective, timely and interactive communications with the students, families, staff and community interests of the district.

About Public Relations and Marketing at KCPS:
Come join the small but mighty team of PRM, comprised of a writer, designer and videographer, two of which are Alumni of KCAI. The intern will work with the team to conceptualize, design, and develop assigned projects. Interns will work closely with the Graphic Design Specialist who will oversee deliverables to ensure continuity of design and assist in learning outcomes. 

This is a for credit, unpaid internship, but you will gain real experience and insight on K-12 education in Kansas City Public Schools. Position is located at the Board of Education Building at 12th and McGee. iMac and Adobe Creative Suite will be provided for the duration of the internship. This is an opportunity to utilize your strategic, creative skills and to make an immediate contribution and impact to the lives of KCPS students and families.

Intern Deliverables:
  • Design an 8-page broadside that folds out to poster with the them: "Do you know what your 8th grader is learning in school?" with one design for every grade. They will go out to every family in KCPS
  • Assist in planning the annual Convocation that takes place in early August. This will involve designing an invitation, program, print/digital signage and more based on the theme.

  • Must be a student in the School of Design at KCAI
  • Basic knowledge in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Selected intern will work 20-40 hours per week during Summer 2014

Desired Skills and Characteristics:
  • Knowledge/understanding of the fundamental elements of design
  • Reliable and honest
  • Passionate about K-12 education
  • Takes constructive criticism well
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communicator

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of the internship, the intern will learn how to:
  • Manage a project, creation to completion
  • Apply principles of design to print and digital pieces
  • Manage deadlines and expectations for projects through regular and ongoing communication
  • Gain knowledge/experience in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and pre-press process

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Local Recording Artist Looking for Collaborator(s)

Storm is a recording artist who looking to team up with one or more art students to work with. She is looking for a graphic designer, videographer and/or anyone who is interested in working with a recording artist to create music videos and graphic work such as flyers and cd covers. Below are links to her music.
About Storm 
Storm has gained a fierce reputation as one of the most lyrical and artistic MC’s in Missouri. In a male dominated industry Storm commands attention and respect each and every time she picks up the mic as her talents stretch far beyond gender barriers. Storm brings a Hip Hop and Soul flavor to NuWayv Order. She considers her music to be timeless. Storm notes that her musical influences range from KRS-One to Queen Latifah. Recently, she released her mix tape entitled Me, Myself, and My Microphone as an independent artist. Through her ability to C.A.M.P (Campaign, Advertise, Market and Promote) her own music, Storm has been able to capture the attention of both the underground and mainstream music market. 
Storm represents 1/5 of the Movement Nuwayv. She represents the Water element
For more information, contact Storm by phone 816-442-3646.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Full-time Graphic Design position at Murphy Hoffman Company

Murphy Hoffman Company is a locally owned company based out of Leawood, Kansas and for nearly 40 years has served the heavy and medium duty trucking industry. They have over 3,000 employees throughout 90+ locations and are committed to doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ to support their customers and community. To ensure the best quality, they have an in-house ad agency and are looking to fill a graphic design position. This position would do anything from web-design, decals, billboards to flyers and postcards. Although the department is similar to an ad agency, it offers a larger variety/scope of projects and responsibilities.

The primary function of the Graphic Designer is to support the Marketing Department with graphic design services for advertising, promotional and e-marketing campaigns to support the sales organization and strategic priorities. This position will translate business needs into designs the capture the desired corporate identity, brand awareness and marketing image.

Position Responsibility
1. Branding & Advertising: Provide graphic design services for web and other media, including print, intranet, presentations, and marketing collateral materials.
2. Sales Support & Education: Develop and support marketing programs designed to enhance the sales process. This includes printed materials, sales tools, presentations and e-marketing campaigns.
3. Direct Marketing & Lead Generation: Support the creative direction and development of specific marketing campaigns to encourage customer interaction for MHC department and companies. This includes printed materials, e-marketing, landing pages, search engine campaigns and other social media outlets.
4. Website: Maintain and update content on company website and create landing pages to support marketing campaigns.
5. SharePoint: Provide support and help maintain the site pages for Marketing and other Departments.
Administrative: Assists Brand & Communication Manager/Director with regular department maintenance projects:
-file organization
-electronic file archives and back-ups
-purchasing coordination and vendor communication
-budget adherence
-project status reports

1. Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. One to three years of relevant work experience in Graphic Design preferred.
3. Proficient with computer skills with the following systems and software: Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft SharePoint; Macintosh/PC, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash; and HTML/DHTML.
4. Must have a strong commitment to customer service.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6. Must be a team player with a positive, can do attitude.

For more information and to apply, go to (search: location-Leawood, KS corporate).
For questions, contact Natalie Batliner at

Paid Summer Internship

Engaged In Life Companies (Parkville, MO) is looking to hire a summer Marketing Intern.  They operate as a family of companies including:

eShipping: National provider of transportation management services and technology
Engaged Technologies: Technology company pioneering new strategies for freight management in mid-market companies nationwide
eShipping Exchange: Community of carriers and shippers where technology and transportation management is provided direct from carriers who know their customer’s freight and understand their business
Engaged In Life Youth Academy: A school that teaches 5th through 10th graders to become solutions to tomorrow’s problems through project-based learning, traditional core curriculum, and character classes

Job Description
They are seeking a creative individual with a passion for learning the many facets of a marketing department, including but not limited to design, digital, copywriting, corporate identity, branding, web development, and customer relationship management (CRM). The ideal candidate should possess copywriting skills, and will be ready to assist in various areas of the Marketing Department as needed. This position may include administrative duties preparing presentations for new business development and account management, assisting with website re-design projects, implementing automated marketing campaigns in CRM, event planning, and other project-based marketing efforts. The Marketing team is integral in the support of the Sales and Account Management teams, so the pace is fast and the ideal candidate should be able to learn and adapt quickly and be able to balance multiple projects at once.

Minimum Requirements
At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the following programs:
•Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Excel)
•Adobe Illustrator
•Adobe Photoshop

For more information, contact Jonelle Jones at or go to

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 and check out her website at

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

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