Visual Design Intern

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 08-13-2015
SUMMARY
Motivate Design is a user experience staffing, research and design shop. We are looking for a design intern to work with both the research and design teams starting this January. You should be a self-starter with a positive attitude, who can stay focused and flexible in our fast-paced agency environment.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
Responsibilities will vary greatly depending on current projects. Possible tasks include working with the design team on multiple projects doing hands-on work and contributing to visual and graphic design work for both internal and external projects. This may include: wireframing, creating style guides, prototyping, UX/UI design, creating presentations and other design tasks. Lastly, the intern will have the opportunity to work with our Business Partnerships Lead and contribute to the creation of marketing assets.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have skills as a digital designer with an interest in UX/UI design. The candidate is expected to have some background knowledge in at least one of the listed disciplines and be eager to expand their understanding in all disciplines. Enthusiasm, curiosity and hands-on work are required as well as the following prerequisites:
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year college or university or a full-time Masters program
  • Desire to learn and eagerness to be immersed in a research-driven, user-centered design environment
  • Strong collaborative spirit with ability to communicate effectively visually, verbally, and through writing
  • Passion for user-centered design and clear, beautiful user experiences
  • Strong conceptual and out-of-the-box thinking, with passion for finding disruptive solutions
  • Strong sense of typography, color-theory, and visual hierarchy.
  • Natural eye for smart design solutions across disciplines (from web design to print design)
  • Ability to work iteratively, receive constructive criticism and apply it to work
  • Extremely comfortable working in Illustrator, Indesign and Powerpoint. Experience using Sketch or Axure is a plus.
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