Design Intern

How to apply

Please send an online portfolio that shows the very best of your thinking and making, a resume, links to online material, and cover letter to jobs@potiondesign.com.

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Potion is seeking a talented Design Intern to join the Design discipline.

Potion is seeking a talented Design Intern to join our team. We are looking for an organized, motivated, and detail-oriented person who enjoys working in a collaborative design environment with a tight-knit team. From day one you will be collaborating with fellow Designers, Developers and Producers throughout a range of project phases, including in-depth research and concepting, design exploration, low-fidelity prototyping, through to the final stages of design production.

The Design Intern position requires a solid foundation in design & visual communications (composition, interaction interface, information architecture, etc.) as well as the ability to translate design direction across multiple platforms and a wide range of media. Interns are self-motivated and consistently display enthusiasm for experiencing all aspects of the studio. This is an opportunity to take risks, do the unexpected, make mistakes, and build a design vocabulary–this position affords the most time for exploration and creative freedom possible within a professional environment.

This is a full-time, three month paid internship on site in our Manhattan office.

Expectations & Responsibilities

A Design Intern is responsible for supporting the conceptual development, direction and delivery of visual design–both internally and externally. Ideal candidates will participate in ideation to aid in the development of high level concepts, and are able to follow direction and iterate upon ideas with elegant design solutions. They have a developing sense of interaction and screen design, and contribute to 1 to 2 projects at a time, as well as presentations.

Every Designer within the Design discipline contributes to a project’s conceptual development and is expected to collaborate in developing meaningful experiences for a wide-range of audiences. Designers are expected to bring a strong point of view to both challenge and inspire one another, to push boundaries and elevate our work. This ability must be backed by a sophisticated executional ability of the highest calibre, and exceptional command of the production process from initial concept to final delivery.

Qualifications & Skills

  • This internship is open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduates majoring in graphic design, and graduate students
  • Outstanding skill in graphic design (composition, typography, branding, image making)
  • Background in graphic design and visual communications, with relevant interaction design experience
  • A strong grasp of digital design principles
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to confidently and successfully present work to internal teams
  • Ability to receive and give critical feedback
  • Ability to work on and contribute to a high performing team
  • An advanced knowledge of the Adobe Suite. Experience with 2D animation, film editing, and/or 3D is a plus
  • Ability to prototype ideas quickly using pen and paper or popular tools likeInVision, Framer, and Sketch
  • Ability to assist in the creation of beautiful presentations that articulate a deep understanding of what we do
  • Awareness and interest in new media, emerging technologies, and design trends
  • Ability to work collaboratively and participate in the creation of a respectful working environment
  • Maturity, vision, humility, curiosity, enthusiasm, and inspiration
  • Support the mission and values of Potion
  • Ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment

The person in this position will be expected to perform other job-related duties, outside of what is listed in this description that may be required by their supervisor.

Things to note

  • This is a paid and/or credit internship
  • Non-US residents must arrange for a student visa and sponsorship independently
  • We do not provide housing, but can help with recommendations

How to apply

Please send an online portfolio that shows the very best of your thinking and making, a resume, links to online material, and cover letter to jobs@potiondesign.com.

Apply