internship opportunity // folk alliance international

You read that right! Folk Alliance International is looking for you, a graphic design intern!

This is a 20-hour a week internship. They are looking for interns to be available July 2019 through
January 2020, but are flexible with the start date (if you aren’t available until the fall semester, they
can work with your schedule). They also expect their interns to travel with them to New Orleans for their
annual conference in January (travel and lodging will be provided).

• Assist the communications team in developing creative assets
• Brainstorm with team to come up with new and creative marketing strategies
• Design graphics for social media, website, and email use
• Assist with designing various print materials

• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
• Previous internship/professional experience is helpful but not required.
• Must provide a portfolio of your design work.
• Current or recently graduated college student in graphic design, marketing, or related field is

This is a paid internship at $11 / hour. If interested, please contact Marisa Kolka at

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internship opportunity // mccowngordon construction

McCownGordon Construction is looking for a design intern this summer!

Internship work includes:

Collaborating alongside a team of talented and fun marketing professionals.

Designing e-blast, flyers, cards, t-shirts and other deliverables for both internal and external, client-facing events.

Help establish our new brand standards.

Work with construction teams to deliver job site specific project signange.

Create project specific inforgaphics

… & so much more!

To apply for this position, please send resumes to Amanda Stultz at by April 15th. Be sure to include a link to your online portfolio or submit as a PDF attachment.

gensler // paid full-time summer internships


gensler is a global design and architecture firm focused on strategic research and design shaping the future of cities. these will be amazing opportunities to learn more about environmental graphic design and interface with architects and interior designers.

the san francisco graphic design position is listed here.

the atlanta graphic design position is listed here.

the chicago graphic design position is listed here.

the denver graphic design position is listed here.

a brand design position in new york city is listed here.

application deadline is march 22nd.

internship position // crema

An internship is available at Crema, in downtown KC!

As an intern at Crema, you will get to interact with every individual on the staff and will work on real projects that will greatly expand your skill set and help you grow as a professional. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from the Crema team and how a successful company runs itself.

Check out the details and apply at:

visual designer // garmin

Garmin is looking for a visual designer on the graphics team! The position would primarily be designing graphics for on-screen interfaces, potentially anything from Fitness smartwatches to mobile apps to in-dash navigation systems). Be sure to check out the position and apply at:

Contact Dean Johnson with any questions

freelance opportunity // wedding invitations

Jessica Young has reached out to the department with a freelance opportunity open to students. She is in need of a wedding invitation design project. She would like something produces similarly to the photo below, but geared towards Grand Lake, Colorado instead of Colorado Springs. She would also be interested in a similar RSVP card.

Interested students are asked to submit an email with a pdf of relevant work samples or a portfolio URL to Jessica at

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paid commission // outdoor mural

An opportunity for mural work is in sight!

Contact: John Hoffman

Commission: Outdoor mural painting. The wall is 12’ x 36’.

Location: 5500 Troost st. Kansas City, MO

Budget: $2,000 + paint supplies

Interested students should email Tyler Galloway at, who will connect you with Mr. Hoffman.

femtunes commission opportunity

FemTunes is in need of some work! Here are some words from Lyndsey Padget:

I'm looking for a design for a web site I'm currently building. It's called FemTunes, a blog for female (or female identifying) computer programmers who like badass tunes with a bit of interesting music trivia on the side. The site, along with social channels, will be launching later this fall. It is loosely inspired by one of my favorite internet radio stations, WeFunkRadio in Montreal.

I would love to feature one of your designs for FemTunes branded merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags, posters, etc. If you pitch me 3 designs featuring the name "FemTunes", I'll pick one and give you $75 up front, plus ongoing royalties for each item sold. I don't anticipate revisions to the chosen design unless there are printing issues (i.e. too much detail or font that is too small). Designs should be "casual office" appropriate; meaning no explicit language, sexual or violent imagery, etc. They can be funky, edgy, and cool... but not offensive.

More about FemTunes:
The playlists feature a variety of music, including rap, hip hop, funk, soul, international, country, rock, pop, and k-pop. If you have Spotify, you can access the the playlists to get a feel for the vibe. I try to curate playlists that are upbeat, funky, worldly, fun, positive, sassy, and BOSS.

More about credits & royalties:
Each item listed on the site will credit you as the artist and can link to your site, if desired. The designs themselves should not be signed. I plan on using TeeSpring to print and fulfill orders. TeeSpring's pricing model lets you set a sale price for each item. Each item has a base price, and the difference is the profit. I'll give you 15% of the total sale price of each item. For example: I'd like to start with a premium unisex t-shirt with a base price of $13.98 and a sale price of $29.99 (so the profit would be $16.01). 15% of the total sale price is $4.50. Because I'm just starting out with this, it's important to note that the sale price may vary in the future. People may not be willing to pay $30 for a t-shirt, so I'll bring that cost down. Other items might be super popular, so much so that I can raise the price. Supply and demand. :)

More about me:
I'm a female software engineer with 15 years in the tech industry. I'm a UMKC grad, born & raised in Kansas City. I love supporting the local arts here! Last fall I left my full-time software development job to pursue my entrepreneurial goals. FemTunes is one of them!

I hope you'll consider this and let me know if you're interested.

Lyndsey Padget