Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Career Development

Career Opportunities

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All postings are presented as a service and do not represent endorsement by the School of Art and Design or The University of Michigan.


Various Full Time Openings with GuideSpark

April 22, 2014

GuideSpark, recently named on Forbes‘ list of America’s Most Promising Companies, is a fast growing, well-funded startup that is revolutionizing how employers engage, communicate and train their employees. GuideSpark leverages the latest video and mobile technologies with unique content expertise to disrupt the $67B communications and training market. In a very short time we have built a tremendous roster of A-List clients from Fortune 1000 companies (e.g., Adobe) to fast growing startups (e.g., SurveyMonkey).

Openings include:

Content Production Specialist
QC Specialist

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Categories: Full Time


Part Time Creative Opportunity

April 22, 2014

Heavenly Metal an established women’s gift and lifestyle boutique in the Kerrytown neighborhood, with a website that includes an online store, is hiring a fashion-forward tech-savvy Mac/photoshop user/social media guru who will also at times be a store assistant. This is a part-time position, 20 hours/week. The position is multi-faceted and requires someone who excels in a dynamic retail and creative environment.

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Please send a resume and small sample of work or link to portfolio to Vicki Heavenly Metal by May 2, 2014.

Compensation: $8.50/hour

Categories: Part Time


Summer Graphic Design Internship with SUNGEM

April 22, 2014

Spend your summer designing up north with SUNGEM learning what it takes to be a full time designer at a digital firm.  Our office is located 20 minutes from Camp Michigania in downtown Petoskey.  This may be the only design internship located on a park, above a deli and fudge shop, and three blocks from Lake Michigan.  You’ll work closely with the managing partner of a small web design and strategy company. You’ll spend time working with the team to brainstorm and design marketing concepts for healthcare, higher education and consumer markets.  Your focus will be heavily geared towards digital interfaces but our clients also require print collateral in the form of posters, post cards and brochures.  You are encouraged to push it.  Be creative.  Surprise our clients.  Prove yourself.

Please email Dylan Valade the following:

Explain why you want to spend your summer designing in northern Michigan
Link to your portfolio
Links to examples of websites you found online that look incredible
Resume and three references.

You choose to work either a full or part-time internship.  $10/hr

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Categories: Internship, Part Time


Internship with Equator Design

April 21, 2014

Equator is an award-winning brand design consultancy with locations around the globe. We create impactful designs that connect with the hearts and minds of the consumer. The brands we build in partnership with our clients deliver astonishing business success. Equator continues to grow, and we are currently looking for an entry-level member of our Account Services team to join our fast-paced, energetic agency.

Position Overview:
Seeking an Account Coordinator Assistant looking for experience in consumer package design.  Candidate should be eager to learn about the industry and have a desire to help Equator grow. Must demonstrate drive and initiative.

As a member of the account service team, you will be directly responsible for assisting the Account Coordinators and providing support to the entire Accounts Team. The role demands natural attention to detail and multi-tasking in a deadline driven environment.

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Categories: Internship


Call for Visual Media and Cover Art Contest

April 21, 2014

This issue of NSN  (Nineteen Sixty Nine) will include work that critically engages with a wide array of topics (i.e., gender, race, class, sexuality, (dis)ability, pedagogy, colonialism). Serious consideration will be given to figurative or abstract artwork that transgresses genres and mediums, pushes boundaries, and specifically labors to build coalitions in the spirit of solidarity.

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Categories: Call For Art, Contest


Freelance Graphic Design Project

April 21, 2014

eMRI, a training and consulting company located in Saline, MI is seeking a graphic designer to work on a freelance project.

Our project involves designing graphics and layout for corporate marketing and training material.  The candidate will work closely with the company president.
Please send a resume and a link to a portfolio to Kathi Gardner by May 2, 2014.

Compensation to be negotiated.


Industrial Designer-Prototype Studio at Hallmark

April 21, 2014

The Prototype Studio at Hallmark collaborates with Hallmark North America to deliver compelling product and service solutions, combining business needs, consumer needs, and creative aspirations with existing and emerging capabilities.

The Prototype Studio works with key business partners (Platforms, Commercialization, Keepsakes, Operations, Manufacturing, Retail, and Marketing) with a strategic focus on 3D and 2D prototyping.

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Categories: Full Time


Opportunities with Flint Public Art Project

April 18, 2014

Director of Programs
As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking a candidate to be our Director of Programs. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate on an ambitious project, connecting contemporary artists, designers, architects, and planners, with local residents and stakeholders.

Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator works closely with the Director of Programs, local residents, and visiting artists to develop and execute public events, workshops, temporary installations, and other programs.

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Categories: Full Time


Graphic Design/Communications – Summer Internship

April 18, 2014

State Voices seeks highly motivated college or recently graduated students for a semester-long internship. Interns will work with and report to the communications staff in State Voices’ Detroit office, focusing on graphic design and communications projects and supporting the needs of our national staff and state networks. Through this work, interns will gain a better understanding of the national civic engagement landscape, get valuable experience designing materials for our network, and work closely with State Voices staff across the country.

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Categories: Internship, Part Time


Full Time Designer Needed (video, rap, music)

April 16, 2014 is a website that offers video, real-time rap competitions and cyphers. Imagine video chatting, but with beats in the back ground so people can rap over them, and a live audience voting for who they like best. We’re Detroit based and part of Bizdom, which is supported by Dan Gilbert and his family of companies. We work out of the Madison Building.

Please submit your resume and a link to your portfolio to Erik

Compensation is negotiable.


826michigan Seeks Summer Interns in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit

April 14, 2014

826michigan, a local non-profit organization, is looking for creative, hardworking individuals to join our team this summer in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit! If you’re not familiar with 826michigan, perhaps you’ve heard of the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair. That’s us, too! Behind that storefront (owned and operated by 826), we offer after-school tutoring, creative writing workshops, field trips, in-school assistance, and more to local students ages 6-18.

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Categories: Internship


Design Opportunity with Tailyour

April 10, 2014

Tailyour is looking for someone with design experience using Photoshop to create aesthetically pleasing marketing materials for our business. We are a new company and our image is everything. We are looking to offer direction, but want to allow an intern to use her/his creative ability.

Students should submit a resume and a portfolio to Justin Celt by May 15, 2014

The deadline for submission is may 15.

Our company is looking to pay per project. We will negotiate a fair rate with individual applicants that meet both of our needs.

Additionally, some background about our company is important as well. Essentially we are a tailoring company for men’s dress clothes. We allow men to take a picture of their best fitting shirts, and we take the measurements from the picture. Then, whenever they send us a shirt, we tailor it to the specifications from their best fitting shirt. Thus, some interest in fashion would be something we are looking for as well.


Freelance Book Cover Design

April 10, 2014

In 1980 the Department of Economics wrote and published a book on the department’s history from 1880 to 1980. We are now working on combining this first edition book into a new edition that will be about the history of the Economics Department from 1880 to the present.

We want to hire a student to work on designing the cover for the new book. The first edition of the book only had text as its cover design.

We have an idea in mind, but we are open to suggestions from the student as well about what will work/look best.

Timeframe for Project:
From now until early June. We need to send the final version of the book to print early June in order to have the books by the end of June.

Please submit a resume, link to a portfolio (especially if you have designed a book cover for class, etc.), and 3 professional references (local contacts preferred) to Lai Tutt by April 30, 2014

Pay Rate to be negotiated with chosen designer.


Illustrator/graphic designer for a board game

April 10, 2014

Seeking a freelance illustrator/designer for a tabletop board game aimed at medical professionals. Design elements include the box, board, instructions, and approximately 20-30 cards. The style of illustrations should evoke the game’s setting (19th century Europe) and may include historical and fictional characters, landscapes, and anatomic structures. 

Deadline for submission is June 15.

Total design budget is $3500.

Please send your resume with a portfolio link to Zach at