Graphic Design Intern - Winter 2020

Company: Spark Growth Location: Toronto Department: Marketing Employment Type: Full Time

Position: Graphic Design Intern - Winter 2020

About Us:

At Spark Growth, we’re a growing team, passionate about helping clients create meaningful, human connections that inspire action. We’re a small digital agency with big ideas, and we’re looking to take things to the next level. And we want your help as we grow. Our company has 6 core values that we look for in all our new recruits:

  • Strategic - go beyond checking the boxes 
  • Fired Up - do what we do with passion
  • Resourceful - find the possibilities, not the problems
  • Inclusive - be who you are
  • Straightforward - say what you feel
  • Results-driven - set aggressive goals, then measure and achieve them

Perks & Benefits:

We offer a fun, flexible working environment, a fully-stocked kitchen with snacks, and frequent team lunches!

  • Winter 2020 commitment required (minimum 32hrs/week and up to 44hrs/week depending on candidate's availability). Candidates must be available from January to April to be eligible.
  • Compensation: Honorarium of $1200 for 4 months of internship and Academic Credit
  • Our office is located at Dundas and Spadina (nice, huh?)
  • Music in the office to give you that boost of energy!

Your Mission:

To help contribute to the creative output of Spark Growth, expanding the original creative content across channels and clients. In the process, you will be exposed to the workings of a digital marketing agency and have the opportunity to contribute to digital support tasks to gain industry experience.


Core Responsibilities: 

Responsible for supporting our design team with awesome ideas and a badass graphic design:

The role is ideal for a self-starter, who can show an amazing attention to detail and is capable of delivering brilliant creative ideas. The role offers a significant training and learning component for the intern to be able to complete the tasks. The intern will also have on-the-job support, such as mentoring and coaching.

  • Balance direction and guidance from senior designers, copywriters, and strategists while ensuring design integrity and brand alignment across all touch points
  • Work directly with the Design team, gaining direct feedback, mentorship, and critique in a small intimate team setting including copywriters, project managers, and strategists
  • Be immersed in current and relevant in the world,, and can contribute to ideation and creative thinking with visual research and hands on exploration and iteration
  • Work collaboratively with the team in brainstorming graphic ideas
  • Contribute in other design projects, as required

Core Qualifications:

  • Mac and Windows Operations 
  • Familiarity with Google programs: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Mail etc.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, XD a plus 
  • Working knowledge of InVision, Mailchimp or other collaboration and/or email management tools 
  • Strong time management skills with ability to handle tight deadlines

Role Competencies:

  • Ability to keep a level head with multiple priorities and ongoing streams of incoming requests
  • Ability to use/learn a variety of design programs and UX services, including (but not limited to): Word and Mac operations, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Presentations and Google Sheets, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Technical Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Ps, Ai, Id, XD)
  • Understanding of typography fundamentals
  • Comfortable sketching and drawing
  • Ability to make motion graphics using After Effects a plus 
  • Understanding of HTML & CSS is a valued asset
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