Graphic Design Internship

Looking for Chicago Graphic Design internships? Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic detailed-oriented person to serve as a graphic design intern for a PAID 12-week internship at its Chicago office.

We are no longer accepting applications for our fall internship program.  Check back in November for information on our winter and summer internship openings!

Graphic Design Intern

Walker Sands Communications, a growing marketing agency, is seeking a part-time Graphic Design Intern for our downtown Chicago office located in the Loop. We are looking for someone with some design experience, preferably a student in his or her junior or senior year of college.

A typical day involves designing websites, landing pages, calls-to-action, logos, brochures, direct mail pieces, PowerPoint presentations, infographics or letterheads. Our ideal candidate would be an independent thinker and a team player, who can contribute ideas and can move a project design from concept to completion quickly.

You will be working closely with other designers, content writers, developers, SEO experts, and other members of the marketing team to bring cutting-edge marketing programs to life.

Minimum Requirements

  • Available to work 40 hours per week, on-site in our downtown digs
  • Proficiency of Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent graphic and web design skills, with a keen ability to translate a design proposal into an effective design
  • Some level of web development skills. We're not looking for a programmer, but we want a designer with knowledge of HTML and CSS. JavaScript and JQuery is a plus.
  • Mac OSX proficiency - you'll be working on our 27" iMac.
  • Working toward a design or design-related degree at an accredited university or college

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking someone who has experience conceptualizing websites for both desktop and mobile platforms, with knowledge of CSS & HTML. You are also aware of current design trends, and always looking to bring an idea to the next level. You will gain experience working with an experienced designer.

Ideally you will have experience creating logos and creating branding materials such as: letterhead, PowerPoint, brochures, etc. You will also possess refined typography and design sensibilities.

Internship Details

  • We've completed our fall internship hiring, but we will be looking to hire winter and summer interns in the near future.  Check back in November for more details!
  • This is a paid internship
  • All graphic design internship candidate finalists must complete a writing test.

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