Summer 2023 Design Intern

Hyperakt is looking for a design intern to support our creative team!

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Description of Role

Design Intern
35 hours/week
Location: NYC or Remote USA, Eastern Time Zone

This role supports the design team and reports to the Director of Creative Operations.

Hyperakt is looking for a summer design intern to support our design team (1 senior designer, 1 mid-level designer, and 1 partner/creative director) with branding and digital projects. The design intern will be expected to:

  • Support the team: take on production tasks such as masking and retouching, design assets from existing guidelines, source photography and illustration, conduct research on printing and digital production, document Hyperakt’s past projects, package Adobe files, and create Google templates

  • Collaborate creatively: collaborate directly with designers and CDs to develop brand guidelines, create mockups, build figma prototypes, design wireframes, and brainstorm creative directions

  • Participate in client projects: participate in strategy and design workshops and presentations with clients and assist with synthesizing the output of design exercises

  • Support Hyperakt’s social media: prepare images for Hyperakt’s instagram account

Required Hard Skills

  • Expert in Figma

  • Expert in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

  • Proficient in Google Docs and Google Slides

  • Proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint

  • Bonus: competency in Adobe After Effects

Required Soft Skills

  • Demonstrates command of skills necessary for the craft of design

  • Able to translate and explain design decisions

  • Exhibits creativity; comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas

  • Maintains composure throughout a wide range of projects and clients; is cool under pressure

  • Always maintains a constructive "we'll figure this out attitude"

  • Contributes to cross-team exchange of ideas and challenges others to build on and improve their ideas

  • Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; doesn’t give up before finishing

  • Communicates clearly both verbally and in writing

  • Is able to manage their time effectively and efficiently and deliver on time

Benefits & Compensation

  • $20/hour

  • 35 hours/week

  • May–August, with possibility of extension

  • Location: If you’re based in NYC that’s great, but we’re cool with remote work anywhere in the US, as long as you’re able to work east coast hours every day (Monday - Friday, 9:30am-6pm EST)

  • Work from home: While most of us are based in NYC, we are a fully remote team

  • Field Trips: We schedule regular team outings to cultural institutions and events for our NYC-based staff

About Hyperakt

Hyperakt is a purpose-driven, branding and design studio that elevates human dignity and ignites curiosity. Hyperakt was established in 2001, founded by refugees, and majority-owned by women.

We’re a passionate team of 8 designers, strategists, project managers, and engineers who believe in using design as a force for good. Our interdisciplinary team is deeply invested in the power of design to communicate ideas, spark emotions, and effect change. We work exclusively for clients in the social impact space wrestling with some of the biggest social challenges of our time. We see the diversity of our team as fundamental to our work.

Last but not least

Truth be told, no candidate checks all of the boxes. We are interested in your work experience but also in who you are as a person and how we can work together to thoughtfully solve problems. If this job seems like a good fit, we encourage you to apply!

Hyperakt is committed to nurturing a diverse team with attention to inclusivity. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer invested in the growth of our employees by creating a safe and supportive environment. You can read our Code of Conduct here.

Application Process

Please send us your resume, cover letter, and relevant links (LinkedIn profile, portfolio, website, etc.) using the application link below. Please submit your applications by end of day, Eastern Time, May 30, 2023. Selected applicants can then expect:

  • 30 minute video interview with our design team

  • 30 minute video interview with our Director of Creative Operations

  • 1 hour final video interview that will include a short presentation of your past work with one of our partners

  • A reference check

**Note: Hyperakt cannot sponsor applicants for work visas at this time

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