It’s that time of year again! Design students, this post is for you! Two Paperdolls is currently accepting applications for fall design internships. As a TPD intern you can expect opportunities to work on real design projects alongside our lead designers and learn a bit about the biz.
Responsibilities may include:
- assisting designers with assignments
- designing for our branding, social, and/or retail departments
- comping projects for clients and our production team
- attending client meetings
- eating pizza and playing with puppies
- comfortable working in a group as well as individually
- great attention to detail
- proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.)
- able to meet tight deadlines and manage time appropriately
- able to work 20-30 hours in a week, preferably on consecutive days
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- self-motivated and self-sufficient
- good craftsmanship
- ability to multi-task and stay organized
We have a very limited number of positions available. To apply, send an email with the subject “Design Internship” with a PDF of your resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recently said our farewells to an awesome intern, Ashley Connor. We asked her to reflect on her experience as a TPD intern to provide insight for applicants. Below is her response, and some seriously cool Philadelphia prints she designed during her time with us.
To all potential interns,
If you’re thinking about applying for an internship at Two Paperdolls, you should stop thinking and start doing, immediately.
I am entering my senior year at Temple University, Tyler School of Art as a graphic and interactive design student and my program allows me the opportunity to complete an internship for course credit. I found Two Paperdolls through my own research of letterpress studios in the Philadelphia area and became hooked on the idea of interning here as I explored their impressive work and their story. After hearing more encouraging words from design professors and a previous intern about the TPD business, I made the decision to apply.
Now 3 months later, I can’t stress enough how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented, dedicated, and energetic team. I spent my time working on social projects with Jennifer James (Designer/Illustrator), a branding assignment with Christine McMahon (Designer), and letterpress prints for the retail line with Melissa Ginsiorsky (Designer/Copywriter) and Kevin McLaughlin (Creative Director), who was there to guide me on my way throughout each design process. Outside of the design team I was welcomed by the entire TPD staff and even got to experience the letterpress process with the guidance of Bo Duvall (Pressman). What was most exciting was seeing the entire process take place from day to day and being a member of the team that produced the final product.
If you’re looking for a real internship, and I mean where even the busiest people are willing to answer your questions, professional designers take the time out of their day to respond to the projects you have helped work on, and even get the chance to see your designs produced, then there should be no hesitation to apply at Two Paperdolls. Their work is approached with enthusiasm and a strong sense of teamwork that you shouldn’t pass up to chance to be a part of. I appreciate the TPD team for all the hard work they do and the summer experience they have given me.
Ashley illustrated and designed this stellar print likeness of our very own City Hall.
Both of these prints are are available for purchase right in our TPD Merch Store. Check them out!
Thanks so much, Ashley, for all your hard work and for spending your summer with us here at the Dollhouse!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be our next intern, apply for our fall internship today! We can’t wait to meet you!