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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Switch Internship for the Summer

Switch Creative Group in Dallas is looking for a design intern to add to the creative team for the summer of 2010. Responsibilities will include conceptual development, design and production of a variety of print and web design projects. You will be working closely with our team of in-house designers and developers to create earnest, collaborative work that will meet the needs of our diverse client base.

Our Philosophy
• A good concept is the key to challenging, inspiring and compelling design.
• Honest communication provokes thoughts, listens intently and creates community.
• Design, at its best, can make a complicated solution look simple, bring new life to a company, offer a different perspective and inspire millions. Seriously.

Traits of a Successful Candidate
• You love design.
• You enjoy small, fast-paced development groups where communication and teamwork is critical.
• You are not afraid to ask questions to guarantee that the project is done right the first time.
• You understand the importance of a solid concept.
• You love pushing the boundaries of communication and client expectations.
• You get joy out of creating elegant solutions to problems with complex constraints and goals.
• You are more excited by collaboration than you are by competition.
• You periodically wax philosophical and are really into ampersands.

Must Haves
• Relevant experience as a designer.
• At least a junior-level college experience with an emphasis in design.
• The ability to design comfortably in PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign
• The ability to self-manage and take initiative.
• The ability to explain your ideas clearly and effectively both in speech and in writing.
• The willingness to learn how to manage content in web platforms such as Wordpress.

Nice to Have
• Experience designing for the web.
• Basic web development skills (HTML, CSS) and a willingness to learn more.
• An enthusiasm for branding.

We Offer
• A real opportunity to make a difference. You’ll be part of a small, powerful team.
• A stimulating environment with great people who seek genuine collaboration.
• A wide variety of clients and challenges to help you grow as a designer.

Please Include
• An introductory statement. Tell us what qualifies you for this position and give us a sense of who you are. Address the above requirements.
• A PDF or online portfolio that shows the breadth of your work and ability.
• A resume.

Please contact justin@groupswitch.com for consideration.

We're ready to hire ASAP and are currently in the interviewing process. The position will be three days a week for the course of the summer at $10/hr.