Creative Design Intern

Art

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

Every summer, Fingerpaint invites motivated individuals with a specific interest in marketing to apply for an internship, offering a hands-on opportunity to work alongside our team to produce great client solutions. You’ll be helping us achieve amazing results by working on projects that may include branding, research, creative, digital, promotion and production. 

You’ll be fully immersed in the Fingerpaint culture for 10 weeks (usually just after Memorial Day through mid-August) for 30 hours per week. You’ll be working with industry experts who have first-hand knowledge of the marketing and advertising industry. 

You will not only have a chance to touch client work as part of your role, but you will also work on a group project of your own with our other interns. We’ll team you up with a local non-profit organization as your client, and you and our intern team will own a marketing project tailored specifically for that organization’s needs. It’s a hands-on experience that’s a win-win for all involved: They walk away with a pro-bono project, and you walk away with real-world client experience to enhance your resume. And as an added bonus, it’s a great way for you to contribute to Fingerpaint’s passion for giving back to the community. 

Our internship program is highly competitive with a limited number of paid spots (summer only). For-credit opportunities may also be available during other semesters. 

What does the creative team do?

The creative team collaborates, concepts, and executes ideas for compelling and memorable work for clients, brands, and philanthropic initiatives. They work with all departments to create unexpected, memorable, and on-brand visual solutions. The creative team collaborate, concepts, and execute ideas for compelling and memorable work for clients, brands, and philanthropic initiatives. They work with all departments to create unexpected, memorable, and on brand visual solutions.

Overview of the creative design internship:

  • Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator. Make sure to submit a link to your portfolio or submit samples of your work in order to be considered. 
  • Prior experience creating graphics in a solid understanding of graphic design principles and practices, formats, typography 
  • Must demonstrate willingness to collaborate across agency departments, including project management, strategy, and account services.
  • Understand basics of strategy story for brands
  • Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals
  • Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • Lead graphic designer for your office’s intern project

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to check their shyness at the door. They have specific interest and experience in a graphic design role. They are creative, self-motivated, and hard-working.