QPG DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM-Design Summer Intern

New York, US

QPG DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

DESIGN SUMMER 2021 INTERN

The Quarto Publishing Group USA is part of the global Quarto Publishing brand, with over 20 North American imprints creating toys, illustrated books, and books plus for international and co-edition sales. 

We are seeking a Design student for an exciting professional internship in our Summer 2021 Quarto Diversity Internship Program, which is intended to provide diverse students with opportunities to integrate real world professional design experiences concurrent with their ongoing undergraduate studies.

The Quarto Diversity Summer Internship Program will run from May 2021 through August 2021.

The Internships will be a part of our New York Design Team working on projects primarily for our Rock Point Publishing imprint as well as a variety of book-related content other imprints of the Quarto Group. Interns will work a total of 20 hours per week, remotely to start, and possibly on-site should COVID-19 related office closures relax in the future. Interns will be supervised by the Creative Director, and integrated into a variety of product development tasks, assignments, and projects, fulfilling a wide variety of creative requests for the Design Team.

Eligible student applicants must be diverse students enrolled full-time as of Spring 2021 as either a Junior, Senior in a college-level undergraduate, or a Graduate student in a design or design-related master's program. Applicants must be able to work remotely (and possibly on-location post-COVID-19 related office closures) for the duration of the Internship Program. Each internship position requires a commitment to 20 cumulative weekly hours, to be scheduled in concert with the Creative Director and the New York Publishing Team.

Ideal, experienced candidates must present a body of portfolio work in their discipline(s) that demonstrates ongoing study and aptitude in one or both of these majors as follows:

Graphic Design (Visual Communication Design) majors should demonstrate comprehension of and achievement in the fundamentals of graphic design history, practice, and problem solving, supported by a competitive student portfolio of work that depicts the following: Excellent-level student sketch, layout, composition, and design skills using both vector and pixel-based software tools from the Adobe Creative Cloud; Evidence of hands-on paste-up and mock-up work for presentations and finished samples; Above-average verbal and written presentation skills; Fundamental understanding of layout and composition, formats, typography, color, digital design file management and customization, print file preparation, digital and press printing.

Applicants must demonstrate at least an intermediate-level student understanding of the following design principals using a variety of industry standard software tools including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud software (working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other ACC applications required for both Graphic Design and Industrial Design majors)
  • Candidates should be comfortable working with Apple OS as their primary platform.

Experience & Education Requirements:

Applicants must be full-time enrolled Junior or Senior level majors in an Industrial Design and/or a (Graphic) design undergraduate program or a graduate student in a design or design-related program.

Application Process:

Interested applicants may submit the following materials directly to the email address below:

  • Cover letter stating interests, short description of design work and experience, and objectives. Cover letter must detail why you are applying; how this internship opportunity might expand your studies; and how your background and experiences would contribute to a more diverse, more inclusive workplace.
  • Link to digital online design portfolio and/or PDF of work

Please submit all application materials via email to internship@quarto.com.

Applications are requested by March 31, 2021 and will be reviewed upon receipt until final interns are selected. Eligible, select candidates will be contacted for initial telephone interviews.

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