Hiring: Summer Interns

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Iron is hiring two internship positions for this summer. Details below!

Graphic Design Intern

We are seeking a digital-focused student designer to extend our small team’s capacity for summer 2019. This student’s portfolio should be focused on branding and website ui/ux. We expect our student interns to have a confident understanding of what a brand is today as well as an eagerness to develop their ui/ux process and understanding. Our workflow is fast and we will teach our interns to prioritize effectively. You can expect to touch on 1-3 projects any given day. This is a full-time position based in Ithaca NY at our studio.

Our process involves deep research and design exploration, well-informed design thinking, and flawless presentations to clientele. Our interns will have a hand in the work we put in front of our wonderful clients. Student designers who love data and research and who still believe in the power of sketching past your first, second, and third idea will fit in well at our studio.

Requirements

  • An upperclassman (Current Junior or Senior)
  • Intermediate experience in Adobe CC Suite
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Basic understanding of a user interface design software (Sketch preferred, others accepted)
  • Strength in typography
  • Great time management; able to arrive to work on time every day and adhere to project deadlines
  • Ability to speak clearly about one’s work with an emphasis on the problem(s) solved and specific examples of said solutions (This is something we will help students develop further!)

To Apply

Our formal job posting is on Handshake. We welcome students to login with their Handshake account to apply there.  Otherwise, please submit a cover letter, resume, and an online portfolio url, or digital pdf portfolio that includes 5-10 pieces of your best work to kim-at-irondesign.com. A follow-up interview will be mandatory to finalize the process (preferably in-person interviews).

 


Marketing Strategist/Business Development Intern

Iron Design is in search of a highly-motivated, data-loving, marketing strategist/business development intern to add to our small team this summer. This person will be tasked with helping grow our creative agency’s online presence and book of business, all while honing in some real-world marketing strategy, data analysis and business development skills of their own. This must be someone who is quick-to-learn, eager-to-grow, and who has a strong interest in building a career in the marketing industry.

Our summer session starts in early June and runs through late August (11 weeks), with a weekly commitment of 20 hours/week. We are able to be flexible with start/end dates but feel that the hourly commitment is fair and gives students the most valuable experience during their time with us while still being able to enjoy a gorgeous summer in Ithaca.

Requirements

  • An upperclassman (Current Junior or Senior)
  • Someone with experience in social media management
  • Someone with experience in digital marketing, SEO, content management, business development
  • A critical thinker who approaches problems and assignments with a can-do attitude

Brownie points for candidates who have familiarity with Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Moz SEO tools.

To Apply

Our formal job posting is on Handshake. We welcome students to login with their Handshake account to apply there.  Otherwise, please submit a cover letter, resume, and an online portfolio url, or digital pdf portfolio that includes 5-10 pieces of your best work to shane-at-irondesign.com. A follow-up interview will be mandatory to finalize the process (preferably in-person interviews).

Intern Spotlight: Nghi

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My name is Nghi (pronounced ‘knee’) Nguyễn (‘win’) and I’m from Sài Gòn, Vietnam, which has a population of nine million people. This is my fourth year in the United States, having completed my undergraduate training at Illinois Wesleyan University in Psychology and Art, Graphic Design. My background in Psychology aids me in thinking methodologically and has allowed me to integrate those practicalities into my design process. Prior to the U.S., I was educated in the U.K. for two years for International Baccalaureate Degree (unfortunately, I did not pick up the accent.) As evidenced in my travels, my passion resides in being well-rounded and cultured.  I look forward to continuing to cultivate my knowledge of how people think and adding that to my design work.

Eventually, I hope to have completed a Masters degree in what I am most passionate about: people and design. I hope to continue to work on different challenging projects, where I am able to engage myself in different communities; much like the previous works here at Iron.

What first interested you in Iron Design?

I was drawn to Iron’s connectedness to the surrounding Ithaca community, its central location, and when I visited the studio in person, its cool yellow-accented studio.

What has been your favorite part about living in Ithaca?

There is a lot to like here. For me, it’s the food; good seafood like the Oysters at Simeon’s and authentic Southern Vietnamese food because it brings me home just for a moment. There are affordable donated sewing goods for me to grab just down the street from the studio. I love the seasonal activities here, like fishing at Cayuga Lake, cherry picking in the summer and making syrup in the winter, our small and easy bus system, walking around and taking in views of beautiful yet dangerous gorges next to vintage buildings, the board game community my husband and I have found, as well as interesting and friendly people from all over the world. Basically, Ithaca can appease my unreasonably wide range of favorite activities and needs. There’s always something to see and do.

Talk about something you’re loving as part of your current workload at Iron.

I am truly spoiled here at Iron, in the best way! I enjoy the challenges that I have been given, ranging from layout design and package design, to contributing to a startup brand project. You never know what you can create unless given the opportunity. I’m learning how to balance my time and work with real-world deadlines. I’ve had the chance to directly interact with clients which is a huge help with understanding their wants and needs. I learned to not dislike any task regardless of scale and type; every opportunity to work on something is fantastic. Sometimes it just takes a bit to understand the details and get my creativity flowing.