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

Career Development

Career Opportunities

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Detroit Regional Chamber: Graphic Design Internship

July 24, 2014

This position will be responsible for supporting the Creative Advisory Team with graphic/web/visual design, multimedia, project production, traffic and department administration duties.  This includes conceptual layouts, design schemes and project production. Projects entail all or some of the following elements: graphic design, concept development, video production/editing, photography, photo retouching, element design/redesign and digital illustration. Responsible for providing support to various projects and will be required to adhere to deadlines and communicate assignment status to team and on a regular basis. Responsible for final project production including front-end (quotes, research) and back-end (assembly) processes as well as administrative tasks to support the Creative Advisory Team.

Apply online at:

Deadline for submissions/application: Monday, August 11, 2014

The internship will take place from August-October 2014, up to 40 hours a week, $10/hour, monthly parking pass provided.


UMCU: Marketing Specialist

July 22, 2014

The University of Michigan Credit Union is currently searching for a Marketing Specialist with a focus on creative writing.  The role is full-time and focuses around creative writing, marketing and social media.

Marketing Specialist

The University of Michigan Credit Union is currently searching for a highly creative, out of the box thinking, team-player to join the Marketing Team in the role of Marketing Specialist. Do you enjoy putting a creative spin on your communications? Do you want to work for a company that gives back to its employees as well as the community it serves? Then consider joining UMCU!

As a Marketing Specialist you’ll have the opportunity to create and manage a variety of marketing communication tools to help promote the University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU). You will help to build, maintain and promote a positive image of UMCU; educate members and potential members about the programs and services of UMCU; AND promote member understanding and usage of the programs and services of UMCU.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Write and coordinate email marketing messages to members.
  • Monitor and update Social Media sites including Facebook, Linked, Wikipedia, and Youtube.
  • Produce/purchase member communication material including member newsletters, brochures, advertisements, posters, material for special events and activities (flyers, banners, electronic, etc.).
  • Write radio scripts to promote UMCU in an exciting, attention driven way.
  • Maintain the UMCU website with current interest rates and information.
  • Represent UMCU in an exciting positive way by planning, leading and assisting with events and trade shows on campus and the community.
  • Serve as a marketing liaison with marketing vendors.
  • Be a UMCU brand champion and review all material for proper branding and messaging.
  • Using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, you will design print advertisements, graphics, logos, presentation templates, and web banners.
  • Using design software, you will need to optimize images, resize and reformat pictures for print, presentations, and use on the web. Also manage the picture and photo gallery by helping to sort, catalog, and label and file images.

TO APPLY:  Please email your resume to or apply online at

Categories: Full Time


U-M Student Seeks Art Tutor

July 21, 2014

U-M Student seeks an art tutor for guidance on completing ARTDES 170 by August 29, 2014.  He has completed several of the necessary assignments but needs some direction for the rest.  Schedule is open based on tutor’s availability.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.


Graphic design of visualizations of lab test results

July 18, 2014

Brian Zikmund-Fisher (faculty in UM Health Behavior & Health Education and UM Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine) is seeking a freelance graphic designer with particular experience/interest in information visualization for a series of jobs related to an ongoing research project on communicating medical test results.

Tasks will include creating dozens of number line graphics and other static data visuals that embody various specific combinations of design factors (e.g., color gradients, segmentation of the line into particular categories, non-linear scaling of data to position). Ideally, the candidate will be able to iterate with the research team over the next 2 years to refine the designs based on our testing.

Please submit a letter outlining relevant expertise (especially expertise regarding quantitative data visuals) to Dr. Zikmund-Fisher.
Compensation rate will depend on qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Work will ideally begin in late-August with substantial work needed in September.


FixUp Application seeks Graphic Designer to make screen samples for Building Issue reporting app

July 14, 2014

We are a group of UofM business students working on a mobile application and web interface aiming to change the way people post issues found in the buildings they frequent. FixUp aims to bridge the communication gap between landlord and tenant, student and school, and more.

We are looking for a graphic designer to create some sample screen shots of the application so we can give potential users and investors a better idea of how the application will look. Compensation is flexible and would ideally be paid per screen/pdf page made. We would like to have one or two sample screens made in the next few days, and maybe a few more made over the next few weeks. We have a document that explains the UI and flow of the app so creating the sample screens should not be too difficult.

Note that app experience is not necessary as we are just using these mockups as explanation tools and the goal is not to use them in any software application.

If interested, send relevant samples of work to Eliot Silverman or Danny Agar .  Work samples can be in a portfolio format, but individual files or links are also fine (as long as they are explained).

Deadline:  fast deadline for submission is 7/15/14 at 5pm, and the extended deadline is Friday August 1st.

Compensation:  $30 per basic image if they are completed by Wednesday 7/16/16 at 11am, and $10-$15 per image (or an overall flat rate) for the rest of the design work moving forward. It should be noted that apps general look the same from page to page so once a few images are created it should be easy to replicate with slight adjustments.


Freelance Logo/Art/Design Gig

July 10, 2014

An Ann Arbor-based startup website that will be producing glamour and lifestyle content to college students and highlighting talented students of all kinds is looking to hire a student artist to paint or draw a large rendition of our website name for a promotional video being shot in August. We will record the work being completed and then speed it up for the video. We are looking for a graffiti-like style so use of spray paint might be ideal but is not required. It simply must be big, bold, and colorful. We are also looking for potential logo submissions. We want it to be sleek, simple, and sexy. If interested in competing for the logo design please contact Matthew Kerry for more information.

Please submit a picture of how you would paint our website name “Your yoU” if hired to do so on a canvas as large as 7 feet tall and 14 feet wide to Matthew Kerry

FYI “you” is meant to stand for “university” which is why the U only is capitalized. Remember, big, bold, and colorful. Maximum of 5 submissions per applicant.

Deadline: August 23, 2014

Compensation: Negotiable


Art Fellowship in Mexico

July 10, 2014

SOMA offers a two-year program entirely in spanish, for training contemporary artists based on continuous exchange between young artists and established professionals through courses, workshops, one-on-one critiques and studio visits. SOMA’s faculty comprises artists, theorists, and curators with extensive experience in their fields, both nationally and internationally.

This program is for students who have already completed a bachelors degree in visual arts or related studies.

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Categories: Fellowships


Office Assistant for Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Dean’s Office.

July 8, 2014

Preferred candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to exercise good judgment, and work independently while maintaining composure in high-stress, service-oriented office setting. Candidates with previous face-to-face customer service experience a plus. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications, with good knowledge of MS Excel and Google calendar a plus. Duties include basic office support (filing, multi-line telephone system, appointment-setting, courier, etc.), as well as some event planning and setup. PLEASE NOTE - Applicants MUST have a valid work-study award to be considered for this position. Interviews will take place over the summer break with the position starting in mid-August.

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Categories: Work Study


Internships with Studio 360

July 8, 2014

Studio 360’s internship is a hands-on experience. Interns and volunteers sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and learn a variety of tasks involved in producing a weekly program. Over the course of the term, interns and volunteers gain fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff mentors with producing segments for the show.

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Categories: Internship


Visual Arts Fellowships 2015 –16, Virginia Residents

July 3, 2014

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5 million in fellowships to Virginians.

Must be a legal resident of Virginia to qualify.

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Categories: Fellowships


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Technology and Innovation Fellowship

June 30, 2014

Our mission demands smart, usable and reliable technology. Come serve consumers by helping us design and build it.

We’re now recruiting candidates for the second round of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Technology and Innovation Fellowship, a two year program for technologists interested in leveraging technology to help further our mission of making financial products and services work for consumers.

Positions we’re hiring for:
Software product development

Back-End Developer

Front-End Developer

Graphic Designer

User Experience (UX) Designer

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Seeking Art Foundry to Cast Bronze Memorial

June 13, 2014

The City of Ann Arbor released a Request for Proposals to select an artist, or fine art foundry, to complete and install large cast bronze artwork. The bronze work will be a memorial to Mr. Coleman Jewett, who passed away in 2013, an area educator and longtime Farmer’s Market vendor. A plaza adjacent to the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market is the location for the work. The memorial will consist of two functioning Adirondack chairs. August 7th is the RFP deadline.

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Categories: Call For Art


International Bicycle Design Competition

June 11, 2014

The nineteenth International Bicycle Design Competition, sponsored by the Department of Industrial Technology , Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan).  It is organized by the Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center.

It is open to individuals or groups. One person should represent a group. The Gold Award winner receives NT$350,000 (at present this is just around $12,000) and a certificate.  There are 21 other Awards.

Registrations for the competition open from May 20 until August 31, 2014. 

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Categories: Contest


Call for Book Art

April 23, 2014

THEME – SACRED | PROFANE is seeking book art focusing on religion and spirituality. We are looking for works that cross the line between the sacred and the profane, the dichotomy of often-polarizing points of view.

Topics to consider along that razor-thin line: ritual and ceremony, creation and evolution, myth and memory, heaven and earth, superstition and scholarship, sacred and secular, rites and symbols, traditional and modern, occult and omnipresence, agnostic and atheistic, west and east. We hope to show a balanced number of sacred and profane works, so please do not be afraid to take on either, or both, themes.

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Categories: Call For Art


Internships Through the IAESTE Program

February 28, 2014

IAESTE (I-ess-tay) is the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, a global organization which maintains consultative and operational relations with the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization of American States. The organization was established in 1948 at the Imperial College in London. For more than 50 years, IAESTE has continued to grow and now includes more than 80 member countries.

Established in this country in 1950, IAESTE United States has a mission to enhance technical and professional development and to promote international understanding. This goal is achieved by partnering with technical and scientific universities and providing professional technical internships to international students.

Click here for 2 positions relevant to Art & Design

All positions are paid and interested students would apply through IAESTE United States ( If you are interested, please email Ms. Gina Del Tito at, and she will provide you with the necessary steps to apply for the listed internships. There is a $75 application fee and a $600 program fee which includes a $100 deposit that is returned at the end of the internship and after we receive all evaluation documentation. Our partner countries will need students to be nominated for these positions by March 14th, therefore we would need to have applications from qualified candidates by March 7th.

Categories: Internship