Communication Design Intern (Summer 2018)

In a nutshell:

IDEO New York is in search of a Communications Design Intern for the summer of 2018 who loves world-class visual design and is a storyteller at heart. If you are comfortable being the visual translator of complex systemic challenges as well as innovative new offers you will be the next unicorn on our team.

Why is this role important for IDEO's work?

Communication Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our clients. The projects spread across print, packaging, brand identity and interactive designs for screens, devices and spaces.  

IDEO’s human-centered design process involves careful observations of people, gathering insights from those observations and other creative perspectives, exploring and defining design opportunities, helping to define strategy, creating tangible design expressions and communicating the essence of these ideas.

Being a Communication Design Intern at IDEO means bringing your talent and personality to the table when brainstorming and iterating with a group of people with different backgrounds such as industrial designers, mechanical engineers and interaction designers. This diversity of thought and approach results in breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes.

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Relevant experience + mindset:

The ideal candidate has strong communication design and storytelling skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams. You use your excellent visualization skills to facilitate the delivery and communication of complex ideas and strategies. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to integrate visual strategy and graphic design to tell powerful stories about our designs in an intriguing and compelling way.

Pop quiz:

Please include your answer to the questions below in your cover letter:

What is your favorite brand and why? What is it about the visual communication and storytelling that appeals to you? What would you change to make it even better?

Application requirements and instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, portfolio and pop quiz answer.  When submitting your work samples/portfolio, please indicate your specific role(s) and contributions for each project presented. This internship will start this summer and last approximately 3 months.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.