Design Firm: Michael Patrick Partners
Position Summary: Our Portland office is looking for a senior or graduate level graphic designer with a concentrated studyand a demonstrated experience in “digital/website/interactive design.” A BS in graphic design and/orcomputer science is preferred.This is a fast paced program where interns are exposed to a wide variety of branding practices. At the completion of the program interns will have acquired a good understanding of a design firm’s role in developing brand strategy, stewarding design communication tactics, production processes, and assignment organizational procedures to support corporate marketing communications and product marketing groups. Interns also perform general administrative tasks and processes related to businessdevelopment and operations. Interns report to, and work with, creative directors and design teams.
Administrative Tasks Include• Answer phone, make coffee, empty trash, filing, FedEx, vacuum and dust (all the fun stuff)• Gathering/organizing secondary research for new business prospecting• Prepare and maintain sales and marketing materials
A Typical Intern’s Week Includes • Attending internal strategy meetings, creative sessions, press checks, photo sessions • Website production, development, and design• Conducting and gathering research• Data entry and administrative support on assigned projects • Filing and retrieving • Providing general gofer duties—anything that’s asked of them
General Qualifications • EXCELLENT verbal and written communication and organizational skills • Responsible, hard working, dependable, and a positive “can do anything” attitude •
Appropriate professional grooming and clothes • Important Note: Expectations of applicants are to display a highly formal level of written and verbal communication.
Excellent social skills are expected
• Hours—we’re flexible and will work with the individual’s schedule
Compensation• Current minimum wage—no additional benefits are included