INT499 – Graphic Design and Publishing

  • Discipline(s): Internships

  • Credits: 3

  • Course Type: Internships

  • Taught in: English

Number of Internships Available
Two (2)

Course Information
INT499 (3 credit hours)
Unpaid internship for academic credit

Position Length
Semester Internship: 12 weeks
Summer Internship: 8 weeks

Position Hours
Approximately 135 hours total

Summary of Position
Interns will assist the Marketing and Design staff with the creation and execution of its graphic communications projects, including its editorial endeavors. The Intern will be briefed on new projects and will then prepare sketches and presentations of their ideas. For editorial projects, the Intern will provide page layouts and study its coordinated image and then format and layout its contents including photographic/illustrative material.

Roles and Responsibilities
– Create sketches and presentations for the design projects pursued.
– Help develop new designs of all marketing materials such as brochures, logos, web pages, and editorial projects.
– Create and organize a branding book for ISI Florence and its other partners.
– Help with the design and layout of ISI Florence’s editorial projects including ‘Beyond’, ‘Il Quaderno’, and other faculty book projects.
– Research and analyze current trends in visual communication for higher education and, based on the findings, suggest, find, or make new layouts for the ISI Florence website or other printed material.
– Assist with the marketing team on the visual development and promotion of the Institute.
– Based on self-reflection, create a peer-to-peer communications project to promote the study abroad experience to future students.

Qualifications
– Passion for graphic and editorial design
– Proficiency in Creative Suite graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
– Familiarity with pre-press and printing processes
– Good organizational and problem-solving skills
– Enthusiastic and proactive work ethic
– Previous graphic design experience is a plus

Acquired Skills
– Increase knowledge of the design process from the brief to the finished product
– Advance visual literacy and how it pertains to good communication
– Project management skills including planning, organization, and execution
– Advance editorial and publishing skills from book design to layout
– Completion of communication projects within a multicultural environment
– Increase knowledge of the use of graphic design for marketing and communications

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