Graphic Designer & HTML Code CSS Writer for Internet Radio Station www.IRMIXRadio.comBookmark This
Internship Type: Virtual
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 7 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
DescriptionThis position starts February 24, 2013 - May 24, 2013 A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures (sometimes) and advertising. They are also sometimes responsible for typesetting, illustration, user interfaces, web design, or take a teaching position. A core responsibility of the designer's job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.
Responsibilities***MUST Be able to meet deadlines and communicate with the Operations Management, Promotions Team and Sales Department ****
Create new ideas to use IRMIX Logos or Improve the logo. Come up with slogans to promote the website through apparel and other marketing items. Create additions to the website like a membership forum, ways for other listeners or users to communicate with each other on the website through chatting. Creating additional graphics for our social media.
Requirements**** You can also be working toward this degree or be self taught but your work must be phenomenal! ****
A degree or certificate from an accredited trade school is usually considered essential for a graphic design position. After a career history has been established, though, the graphic designer's experience and number of years in the business are considered the primary qualifications. A portfolio, which is the primary method for demonstrating these qualifications, is usually required to be shown at job interviews, and is constantly developed throughout a designer's career.
One can obtain an AAS, BA, BFA, MFA or an MPhil / PhD in graphic design. Degree programs available vary depending upon the institution, although typical U.S. graphic design jobs require at least some form of degree.
Current graphic designer jobs demand proficiency in one or more graphic design software programs. Arguably, the most common software used in the graphic design industry is Adobe Creative Suite. The "Suite" has three primary programs used by a designer:
Photoshop -manipulate photos, typography and create images with a variety of effects.
Illustrator -create logos and typography.
InDesign-create typography, and output print layouts. (Some designers still prefer QuarkXPress when creating layouts, as it was previously the industry standard choice.)
Outside the graphic design industry many people use Microsoft Word to make a layout or design. However, depending on the job at hand, most designers create the layout in either InDesign or QuarkXPress. Specifically, the designer will type the text in the layout program, importing the graphics and images they created in PhotoShop or Illustrator. There are a couple reasons a designer builds a layout in this fashion:
Files going to press are printed at 300 dots per inch. As a result, the file size can become very large. So by using a layout program and importing the graphics and images, the working file is a fraction of the file size. When the designer is ready to go to press, they will either create a press-ready PDF; or do what is called, "Collect For Output."
InDesign or QuarkXpress make it possible to work with large multipage layouts like catalogs and booklets.
Since InDesign and QuarkXPress import the original file, linking to the graphics and images, the designer can change the "original file" and it will update all instances throughout the document to save time.