allied materials paid internship for spring '13




Allied Materials & Equipment is looking for a graphic design intern for the product development
department of Springbok Puzzles (www.springbok-puzzles.com). The ideal candidate will have expert
knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, be excited by the prospect of designing products for specific
market demographics, and enjoy jigsaw puzzles (either currently or at some point in your childhood)!

After an initial training period in which you will be exposed to the product line and consumer research,
you will be given the responsibility of finding and creating images suitable for becoming jigsaw puzzles.

Under guidance, the selected images will be critiqued, edited, surveyed, licensed and brought to press.
The student will be involved in every step of this process, and gain a strong understanding of product
development and how a company licenses artwork from independent artists.


Primary Responsibilities
Product Design

Review of the market demographic, who is the customer
Review of current product line, what makes a jigsaw puzzle
Image creation/selection process
Artwork licensing process
Final – Print production ready artwork


Packaging Design

Review of the Springbok brand retail packaging guidelines
Assist with the creation of product retail packaging
Final – Print production ready designs



Sales Support Materials
Studio Photography – Assist with the preparation for photography sessions as needed to
construct sales promotional materials.

Skills Required
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
All materials, computer and work station will be provided.

Location
Allied Materials & Equipment
1420 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64127

Compensation
$15.00 per hour

Contact
paxton butler PButler@alliedmaterials.com