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 bid adieu to an extraordinary intern, Arielle Goft. We asked her to reflect on her experience as a TPD intern to provide insight for applicants. Below is her response, and a seriously cool pair of letterpress prints she illustrated.
To all potential interns,
I spent my summer interning at Two Paperdolls and I’m just a tad bit jealous that you get the opportunity to do it now. I am currently starting my senior year at Penn State University as a graphic design student and my program requires students to complete a summer internship. I first heard of Two Paperdolls through PSU alumna and current designer, Melissa Ginsiorsky. After exploring TPD’s impressive work, I knew it was exactly the place I was looking for in terms of style and quality of design. My experience was more than I could have hoped for and by the end of the summer I wished I didn’t have to leave.
I had the chance to work with everyone in the office, but I spent most of the summer working closely with the social design team, including Jennifer James (Senior Designer), Melissa Ginsiorsky (Designer), and Nicole Banar (Director of Client Services). The entire TPD team was super welcoming and always willing to answer any of my questions. During my time there, I had the fortunate opportunity to complete several projects. I saw these projects from the beginning stages of client meetings and first proofs all the way to production. As an intern, it was exciting to go downstairs and see my designs produced by the in-house production and letterpress team.
If you are looking for an internship experience that allows you to work closely with talented designers and expand your skills, then Two Paperdolls is the place for you. Not only will you gain valuable real world experience, but you’ll have fun while doing it. It was truly an experience I will never forget.
And here are some letterpress notecards she designed:
Thanks again, Arielle, for hanging out at the dollhouse this summer!