Employer Profile: Local Projects, New York, NY

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Local Projects is an interdisciplinary experience design firm for museums and public spaces. While innovation drives much of today’s design, we’re interested in creating meaningful projects that endure.

We’re reinventing public space through media. We focus on engaging audiences through emotion and technology, developing new ways for people to interact with art, cities and one another.

Local Projects has won the top prize for every major design award including the National Design Award for Interaction Design, Fast Company Masters of Design, Webby Gold, Muse Gold and AIGA Gold.

To learn more about us, visit LocalProjects.net

Visual Experience Design Intern

Stipend/ Internship/ Summer

We have a roster of fantastic projects in front of us and are looking for passionate graphic designers with a strong point of view. As a member of the Visual Experience Department, designers are responsible for developing and executing impactful design solutions for a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects.

We are currently seeking a Graphic Design Intern with strong 2D design and some experience, if only in the classroom, in placing graphic design in three-dimensional space. Any experience in motion graphics and Interaction Design is helpful. Our graphic design work goes in museums, public and online spaces. We are growing into having our graphic design drive the engagement visitors have with the work.

The Graphic Design intern will work closely with Local Projects’ Project Manager(s) and Creative Director(s) to achieve specific graphic elements for project(s). Our past work includes projects for the National September 11 Memorial Museum, SFMOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as a variety of Civic and Cultural sector clients. These projects will demand a very special individual who can work autonomously but also takes direction well and who can combine passion with craft to create something extraordinary.

You must be in a degree-granting program for graphic design, or a graduate of one, and work regular work hours to at the downtown New York City office to work with the teams.

Qualifications:

– A design degree (graphic, interaction, communication, media design, or a related field) or currently pursuing one
– Excellent design skills exhibited in an impactful portfolio
– An interest for developing unprecedented solutions that actively engage audiences
– A demonstrated aptitude for establishing design system
– The ability to think conceptually and express ideas visually, verbally and in writing
– A passion for typography
– A solid understanding or demonstrable interest in user-experience and interaction design
– Interest in designing for physical spaces and/or interactive media
– Strong technical and organizational skills
– Ambitious attitude and a strong point of view
– An empathetic nature with an open, positive mindset
– The ability to collaborate in teams, to work autonomously and to take direction from project leads
– An awareness of contemporary trends in technology, art, and design

Motion Design Intern

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Interactive Design Intern

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Physical Design Intern

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