Graphic Design Intern

Overdrive Interactive is a Boston-based digital agency with a unique blend of strategic, media, creative and technical services that truly represent the model of what most agencies are striving to become in today’s competitive environment. Employment at Overdrive means having the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment providing some of the world’s leading companies with the cutting edge online marketing programs they need to succeed and grow. Our team members get their heads around online advertising, search marketing, social media, mobile, digital creative, analytics and more – all the things marketing and creative professionals need experience in to thrive in today’s ever changing marketplace. Want to know more? Check out our site at www.overdriveinteractive.com

Why intern at Overdrive Interactive?

An internship at Overdrive Interactive is a foot in the door. We train our interns to become expert interactive marketers so they can work for our company. So, while getting in the door might be a little harder here, once you’re in, you are viewed as a critical team member and an integral part of the agency’s future.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide graphic design support for the Creative Department
  • Contribute to the design and execution of images for websites, digital advertising, social media, PowerPoint presentations, and emails
  • Make everything that comes across your desk beautiful, clear, and motivating
  • Learn about digital design best practices, and become fluent in today’s tools and software
  • Occasionally write for Overdrive’s digital marketing blog, discussing industry trends, and news
  • Complete special projects as needed

Requirements:

The basics

  • Senior undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Able to devote 15-20 hours per week at Overdrive (Hours can be flexible to work around a school schedule for the ideal individual)
  • This is an unpaid internship for college credit
  • This is an on-site position at our Boston-Allston office

Technical chops

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite Products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Proficiency in Sketch is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of the realities of executing designs within an online environment (HTML, CSS, JavaScript); coding ability is not a requirement
  • Knowledge of social media marketing and design for the ever-changing social environment is a plus

The intangibles

  • Passion for clean design, typography, and color theory, desire to solve problems in an innovative manner, and eagerness to learn and grow
  • Exceptional communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills, and work ethic
  • Experience presenting and communicating design ideas and project goals
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to explore new technologies, programs, and techniques
  • Ability to work efficiently, both independently and in team environments
  • Great time management and organizational skills

Hours can be flexible to work around a school schedule for the ideal individual. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.