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VSA Partners is a design-driven branding and marketing company.

VSA was founded as a design firm more than 30 years ago with the belief that design is not only a craft but a tool for achieving business objectives. As design thinkers, we approach business challenges holistically and aim to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising.

 

A little bit about the VSA Summer AtHometernship Program: If you’re looking for another bullet point on your resume, look elsewhere. At VSA, like much of what we do, we take our internship program seriously. This means our interns work on “real work,” with real meetings, deadlines, and business challenges from our brands and clients. This is the education you won’t get in a classroom. Consider it career practice, with the freedom to learn, make mistakes, refine, question and tag along. You’ll work with an individual manager and a group of mentors in an outstanding cross-disciplinary environment focused on brand, communications, marketing, and digital. As part of the larger program, you’ll take part in intern meetings, team outings, activities, and initiatives (can you say networking?). And yes, it’s paid, with an hourly rate, for 40 hours/week, on-site. It starts June 7th. Bet you can’t wait for summer.

 

You're a special breed - and not just because you're a special snowflake. We're referring to the fact that you've got designer chops but you also have a knack for the bigger picture. Some people call this "art direction." You might call it "a vision." Whatever it is, we're looking for a Creative Design intern that can craft ideas and not just, you know, design things. (If you fall into the latter category, see our Design Intern position.) Whether you're working in Photoshop or stepping in on a photoshoot, you'll help us craft visual stories that catch people's (AKA consumer's) eyes.

 

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

 


Responsibilities

  • You will participate in exploration, conceptual and visual development, and execution of design directions.
  • You will be essential in pulling together elements that bring ideas and presentations to life: helping to prepare comps and mood boards; conducting layout and color explorations; scanning; finding stock photography and illustrations, and searching portfolios for style references.
  • You will collaborate with Designers and Design Directors, who will guide your work and invest in your growth and development as a designer.
  • Your creative team will guide you through the fundamentals of print production (creating print specifications, marking up files, releasing jobs to printers, reviewing proofs, and attending press checks).
  • You’ll learn about art direction of photography and illustration from some of the best in the business.
  • We'll depend on you in the home stretch, making edits to documents and decks.

Qualifications

Apply If You...

  • Are currently a junior or senior undergraduate student or recent grad from an accredited institution or design school (including portfolio school)
  • Have a strong passion for a craft and/or particular area of specialization
  • Can demonstrate a clear “point-of-view” relating to your design...and you can articulate it.
  • Have the ability to work well in a collaborative environment, with the ability to fly solo when necessary
  • Know Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator inside and out
  • Understand how to incorporate and integrate design elements into a larger idea
  • Are always being asked to design something for your friends/family/strangers ‘cause you’re so good at it and yet you are still super humble about it ‘cause you’re so cool and you just want to keep pushing your craft ‘cause that’s what it’s all about: the craft
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