Tuesday, October 16, 2018

LRI Graphic Design Internship

Internship Opportunity

Work in the exciting large-format graphics industry, creating one-of-a-kind graphics that are printed and installed throughout Iowa and beyond. LRI Graphics works on several unique graphics projects around the Drake University campus: including printed graphics for the women's basketball team, new graphics throughout the Knapp Center, and signage you can see as you walk around campus!

LRI Graphics' designs, prints, and installs custom graphics from vehicle wraps to stadium graphics to wall murals and point-of-purchase displays. Interns would learn directly from our Director of Graphic Design, who has over 30 years of experience in the graphic design industry. Interns work on team projects as well as being assigned to their own individual projects and designs.

The job requires being on-site at our office in Grimes, IA.

To apply: Contact thomas@lrigraphics.com or 515-518-6100.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Part time job

Moglea just moved to the Des Moines area and have positions available to help package greeting card and paper goods line.

They say assembly work is a great opportunity for your students to gain an additional mentor / shadowing experience before graduation, as well as growing skills in crafting products with high quality. These positions also often lead to full-time design or production internships.

If any students are interested in adding a few hours per week (a minimum of 8), please reach out with a current resume and cover letter to jobs@moglea.com. Evening and weekend shifts available.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Heartland AEA Internship

As part of Heartland AEA’s vision “to nurture learners, empower choice and enrich lives,” we are offering an internship opportunity in creative services. The internship may include co-consulting with teachers to understand their needs, design, layout, and preparing files for print. We use Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro. At this time of the school year, teachers are requesting posters, bookmarks, banners, and newsletters. The intern would be introduced to the Heartland AEA style guide. There may also be opportunities to observe meetings with the Heartland AEA and statewide communications teams.

This is an unpaid internship with approximately 5-10 hours/week October to December 2018. The location is 6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131. Office hours are 8:00-4:30 M-F.

An online interest form is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Eei_X8gtr0GFeP0IYbxldvwh976ZWwUWDJevTIrAPqo/edit

Monday, September 17, 2018

Freelance Photographer - Designer Needed

Book Cover Photo - Design

Ability to shoot on location with your own equipment and edit photo for to achieve specific color effect.

Art Direction: Photo of a woman, with red lipstick, and three snakes around her neck. The image will be black and white, set against a black/gray grainy backdrop, with color coming from the snakes, her woman's lips, and her shirt.

Model and snakes are already on board. Contact drake.lohse@drake.edu for more information.

Workiva visual design intern

Visual Design Intern - Summer 2019

Come join the user experience team at Workiva! As a visual design intern, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a collaborative environment while helping to build our cloud-based Wdesk platform. Our goal is to create experiences that are not only visually appealing but also highly usable. We believe good design is rooted in a critical thought process.
This isn’t your typical internship. At Workiva, you’ll be able to see your ideas valued, and your work come to life. You'll be able to enjoy lunch at our farm-to-table restaurant, and snacks and sodas are on the house. When you need a change of pace, you can spend a few minutes in the game room or find a spot to work in the sunny atrium.

What You'll Do:

  • Build pixel-perfect vector versions of our UI components and interfaces.
  • Assist with building vector icons and preparing files for implementation.
  • Apply our visual style consistently to top-notch interactions.
  • Document precise dimensions, colors, and fonts used in mockups for developers building HTML5 and mobile applications.
  • Maintain a growing library of visual design assets.
  • Learn and grow with your new UX team friends.

What You'll Need:

  • A passion for design and great user experience. We truly love what we do.
  • Subpixel attention to detail. You should enjoy finessing minute design elements.
  • Good communication skills. You'll have a chance to participate in design critiques and discuss projects with interaction designers and developers.
  • Familiarity with basic web design principles. Basic HTML and CSS skills helpful.
  • Expert with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Bonus points: knowledge of After Effects and/or web animation prototyping tools. We design microinteractions and other web-based animations for our product.
  • A college junior or senior studying graphic design, visual communication, or a related discipline is preferred.  
  • You must be enrolled as a student for Fall 2019.
  • Applications without an online portfolio of work will not be considered. Please add a link to your portfolio on your resume or cover letter. 

Where You'll Work:

Please submit your portfolio when you apply. We are looking for individuals available year round. This is a paid internship.

More about Workiva:

We firmly believe our people are our greatest assets, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to not only make a difference, but BE the difference. Employees at Workiva develop and provide cutting-edge solutions and services to the business market. We hire smart, talented people with a wide range of skills who are hungry to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems. Workiva offers a creative culture and open-minded leadership. We want you to thrive, which is why we provide you with perks like:

Health & Wellness:

Need a break? Hit the relaxation room, or take a bike ride.

Casual Dress:

Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.


Free healthy snacks and drinks, Friday social hours with stocked fridges, awesome team outings, and even five dog-friendly offices.

At Workiva (NYSE:WK) we create best-in-class solutions for enterprise productivity. Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. Wdesk is being used by thousands of companies globally, including over 70% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue. We love our customers, and they love us back.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without currently or at any point in the future requiring sponsorship.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Iowa Secretary of State Design Intern

As the November 6 election approaches, our Iowa Secretary of State needs the assistance of a graphic designer. The intern will be creating pieces related to voter registration, absentee voting, voting on election day and cybersecurity. Students with experience creating GIFs, infographics and content used for social media would be ideal for this position.

The intern will need to be available through the November 6 election, with the flexibility to end the internship in plenty of time to prepare for finals. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This position is paid at a rate of $10/hour.

Iowa Secretary of State Web Site:

Contact Molly M. Hammer for more information:

Molly M. Hammer
Legal Counsel
Office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate

Internship Application:

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Anderson Gallery Internship Opportunity

The Anderson Gallery seeks applications for the position of Anderson Gallery Intern for the 2018-19 academic year. This is a paid internship offering 5-10 hours per week, with additional hours required during weeks of exhibition installation. This internship provides an excellent opportunity for a student to gain insight into the professional practice of gallery administration as well as hands-on experience working with visiting artists and providing logistic and design support to the gallery.

General responsibilities:
  • Production of supplementary print materials for gallery exhibitions; including promotional posters, gallery labels, vinyl lettering, etc.
  • Assists with PR initiatives, including social media posting, website updates, etc.
  • Functions as primary student-gallery liaison for campus-wide PR
  • Assists in packing/unpacking works of art, installations, exhibitions and gallery prep (including patching and painting walls, cleaning, lighting, possible work on ladders, etc.)
  • Provides support in coordination of opening receptions, lectures and other public events
  • Other duties as assigned
Applicants must:
  • be a junior or senior* at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, be enrolled in classes, and be majoring in a Drake University Art +Design program;
  • possess excellent writing skills;
  • be highly motivated, able to meet sometimes tight deadlines, multitask, and work independently;
  • have experience using various types of social media;
  • have an interest in gallery or museum work;
  • be willing to commit to this position for the entire 2018-19 school year and ability to begin immediately.
The following would be helpful but not required:
  • possess an art historical vocabulary and have a rudimentary knowledge of art historical movements;
  • previous experience in marketing and ability/experience to promote events;
  • experience creating or updating a website

To Apply:

All applicants will be required to submit a cover letter and resume. An on campus interview will be required for finalists and will take place the week of the 24th. To guarantee consideration, submit your resume and cover letter no later than September 21 by 4:00 PM.

Submit applications to Clarissa Snapper, Gallery Coordinator clarissa.snapper@drake.edu

For questions and a full description of job duties, please email Clarissa Snapper at the address above or call 515-271-1994.

*Freshman and sophomore students are eligible for Gallery Monitor positions, which is excellent preparation for those who wish to apply to the Internship in upcoming years. Please inquire if you are interested in openings for the Gallery Monitor position.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Iowa International Center Internship

Graphic Design Intern (15 hours, unpaid)
Organization Description:
As a leader in civic diplomacy and international relations, the mission of the Iowa International Center is to enrich lives and create pathways to prosperity. IIC is a non-profit organization engaging Iowa with the needs, cultures, and contributions of refugees, immigrants, and global visitors. More information is available at www.iowainternationalcenter.org.
Internship Description:
Showcase your unique skillset and aesthetic style by taking charge of the visual components of the Iowa International Center! See your work on our print, digital, web, video and various communications pieces. You will work hands-on to create logos, collateral event materials and a variety of other creative products. This one-of-a- kind opportunity will enable you to promote your personal brand while also gaining real-world professional experience working for a nonprofit.
Benefits & Opportunities:
  •   Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of program management, marketing, and project management
  •   Increase knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures
  •   Receive academic credit (pending your advisor’s approval)
    Position Description/Responsibilities:
  •   Participate in concept planning, creative concept design and development
  •   Creation of high resolution visual arts and images with use of Adobe Creative Suite
  •   Assist with publicizing special projects and events, marketing, and content development
  •   Assist with integrating designs into various media (newsletters, website, gala program, etc.)
  •   Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames
  •   Organized, dependable and detail oriented
    College student seeking professional experience and/or academic internship credit
    Background in any of the following (but not limited to): graphic design, marketing, journalism/mass
    Video editing and content sharing experience a plus
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to be self-directed and work independently while also working as part of a team
    Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and maintain accurate records
    Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred, but not required
    Work Schedule:
    Internships occur during fall, spring, and summer semesters
    Must commit 15-20 hours per week (unpaid); weekly schedule is negotiable and flexible
    For more information and an application, please visit http://iowainternationalcenter.org/get-involved/college- internship-program/
    Please direct application and inquiries to:
    Catherine Tran, Director of Development
    Iowa International Center
    3839 Merle Hay Rd., Suite 259, Des Moines, IA 50310 Phone: 515-282-8269, ext. 15
    | Fax: 515-282-0454 E-mail: ctran@iowainternationalcenter.org

Friday, August 31, 2018

Let America Vote Internships

We are currently looking for interns for our fall program. The internship program at Let America Vote is designed to allow students to learn about and participate in grassroots political activism that will expand voting rights here in Iowa and across the country. Throughout the course of their work, interns will learn valuable organizing, advocacy, and community engagement skills which will help their future career prospects while also empowering them become more informed and active citizens.

If you are a motivated, resourceful person who wants to step into the forefront in the fight to protect voting rights and learn the nuts and bolts of how a top-tier political operation works please visit www.letamericavote.org/intern to apply now.

Working at Let America Vote is fun, the hours are very flexible, and no experience is necessary! You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as making lifelong friends.

As a part of the Let America Vote field team, you will learn the building blocks for creating a grassroots field program and help elect candidates who will fight to support and protect our right to vote. You will engage in daily field activities and participate in our Field Organizer Training Program where you will learn from and be exposed to experienced campaign staff, as well as hear from a variety of guest speakers.

For more information, check out the article about our summer program in Iowa: Jason Kander’s army of voting rights interns come to Iowa. “There’s no small jobs on campaigns, and that’s particularly true on a race like state legislature,” Kander said. “If you’re willing to show up often and do what work needs to be done, you’re going to make a huge impact on that campaign.” You can also visit www.letamericavote.org.

To apply, visit www.letamericavote.org/intern, call us at 571-336-2643, or email intern.iowa@letamericavote.org.

[WO]MAN UP! Conference 2018

The [WO]MAN UP! Conference exists to celebrate and empower women in the world of art and design. AIGA Iowa is committed to empowering creative women and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today without generalizing or segregating female creatives. Instead, through this event, we aim to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively, while also providing a fun atmosphere for attendees to meet, mingle, and inspire one another.

This year, the conference will be hosted at Mainframe Studios. Antionette Carroll of Creative Reaction Lab will kick off the event with a presentation on creative problem solving for social justice. Attendees can then choose from a variety of break-out sessions ranging from participatory panels to hands-on workshops. The event is capped off with a keynote presentation by the acclaimed greeting card designer, Emily McDowell of Emily McDowell Studio.

Info and to purchase tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woman-up-conference-2018-tickets-44273210364