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The Basics

  • £18,000 annual salary (pro-rata for the duration of the internship)
  • 3 Months
  • Central London
  • Full time
  • 25 day’s annual leave (pro-rata 8 days)
Download the full job description (pdf format) here.

So what's it about?

We are looking for an intern with skills and experience from design disciplines such as visual design and digital applications, illustration, print-based media, branding and identity design, to help our Creative Design Team inspire our colleagues, partners, stakeholders and global audiences by bringing the work of our Future Cities Lab to life.
 
Fast urbanisation is one of the most important trends changing our world over the coming decades. You are interested in learning how your design talent can help cities to solve urban challenges and develop solutions that will make our cities more sustainable.
 
An internship with the Creative Design Team at Future Cities Catapult will give you unique opportunities to apply your design knowledge and skills to urban innovation through a wide range of live projects in multi-disciplinary collaborations between service designers, insight specialists, data scientists and developers, filmmakers and copywriters.

 

What will you be doing?

You will assist permanent members of our Creative Design team in creating engaging and innovative visual materials and solutions that ensure maximum impact of insights, ideas, concepts and solutions from across the organisation. Gaining understanding of our brand you will utilise the guidelines to enhance our design and visual communications through a range of analogue and digital media such as:
  • Presentations and reports (Keynote, PowerPoint, InDesign, etc.)
  • Workshop materials (posters, activity templates, activity cards, etc.)
  • User and process flows
  • Mind maps
  • Storyboards and user journeys
  • Site maps
  • Wireframes and prototypes
  • Data visualisations and info-graphics
  • Digital applications and user interfaces

What will be the first year outcomes?

For the successful Intern, the outcomes will being able to fully utilize their Design Flair, Skill and Technological knowledge to enhance an ever growing Portfolio of Projects.

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for an intern who is passionate about designing great user experiences, interfaces and interactions, and motivated to learn how to position these in urban contexts. You are comfortable working fast and making things tangible in an innovation environment, prototyping quickly for feedback and iteration. You love to draw, compose, create, and tell stories using images, graphics or illustrations, build, push pixels and prototype in equal measure.
Essential requirements:
  • Be in the process of undertaking an undergraduate degree in a relevant design subject (graphic design, illustration, visual communication, animation, digital design, interaction design etc.)
  • Samples of work showing experimentation with mobile apps, web sites, print publications, branding and identity design, illustration etc.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Basic UI and UX thinking.
  • Good communication and storytelling skills.
  • An understanding of typography, layout and graphic design skills for presentations, publications, web contributions, or prototype applications.
Desirable requirements:
  • Be in the process of undertaking a postgraduate degree in a relevant design subject or urban innovation context related topic.
  • Critical thinking skills with an active interest in developing our work.
  • Up-to-date with the latest UX/UI trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps.
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & jQuery.
  • Ability to work independently and to actively contribute to a creative design agenda.
  • Portfolio with motion design/animation.
 
 

Want to apply?

Send your CV with covering letter via our application portal. In your cover letter tell us why you’re right for the job.

In need of a little more information? Take a look at the JD here

Or why not have a read through our testimonial from Bin, who was on our internship programme last summer and is now an employee here at the Catapult. You can read about Bin's story here
 
www.futurecities.catapult.org.uk
Twitter: @FutureCitiesCat
 

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