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.


2014 Summer Creative Ventures Residency Program

April 16, 2014

The Creative Ventures Residency Program (CVRP) is a highly competitive, six-month residency program for design-based businesses in Detroit. Accepted businesses (a/k/a “ventures”) receive access to mentors, subject matter experts and a dedicated DC3 entrepreneur-in-residence to guide them through monthly milestones working towards the shared goals of increasing their revenues and client base throughout the tenure of the program. Promotional support is also provided with opportunities to be showcased within DC3 social platforms and programming that include Drinks x Design, Detroit Design Festival and CreativeMornings/Detroit. 

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Categories: Fellowships


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


Internship with Kendig Keast Collaborative

April 14, 2014

Kendig Keast Collaborative seeks to hire graduate summer interns in art, architecture, planning or landscape architecture for a summer internship at its Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin or Sugar Land, Texas office. Given the nature of assignments, the ideal candidate will possess strong drafting and design skills to contribute to the illustration of planning concepts, and particularly for a new book (Performance Zoning, sustainability, efficiency, housing, and flexibility in the 21st century. likely publishing date 2015) that is underway as well ongoing zoning code work. Many of the graphics will need to be 3 D. Thus, we desire a student who has working knowledge and general proficiency in the use of 3 D graphic software (Google SketchUp, 3D Studio Max, Revit, or other 3 D programs). Other computer skills will be useful include knowledge Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc. and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Preference will be given to those demonstrating the most advanced experience and skill and desire to learn.

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Categories: Internship


UM Library Job Fair April 18, 2014

April 11, 2014

Are you a student looking for Spring/Summer and/or Fall 2014 employment?  Are you interested in a flexible work schedule that accommodates your class schedule?

Please join us if you are interested in working in the University of Michigan Library system.  Potential work locations include the Hatcher-Shapiro Libraries, the Fine Arts Library, the Museums Library, the Music Library and the Duderstadt Center.

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Categories: Part Time, Work Study


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


Development Director for 826 Michigan

April 7, 2014

826 Michigan is seeking an experienced,  dynamic, and highly organized Development Director who will successfully grow our fundraising initiatives in support of our five-­year strategic vision for growth and expansion.  This full time position will report directly to the Executive Director and will require close collaboration with other marketing,  program,  retail,  and volunteer management staff.

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Categories: Full Time


Illustrator/Character Designer

April 4, 2014

Seeking an Illustrator / Character Designer for a new consumer product centered around elephants for the 16-30 year old demographic.

Medicom and their bearbrick designs are a major inspiration/ design cue for this project.  The plan is to create limited runs on all of the pieces. Once the illustration stage of the project is done the designs will be passed to an industrial designer to mock up into 3D Figures.

Please send your resume with a portfolio link to Pasha at

Total Compensation for this project will be $1025.


Photo and Design Opportunities with The Michiganensian

April 4, 2014

Photographers are responsible for visually documenting people and events at the University, and have opportunities to photograph sporting events, including football and basketball, as well as other events such as commencement. In addition, photographers are tasked with taking group photos for various campus organizations, and capturing weekly shots from around campus. Photographers must gather relevant information about their photographs and provide it for writers in order to write informative captions. Photographers are expected to attend multiple events for the same spread and obtain a variety of photos, with a variety of subjects.

Designers have the responsibility to create an appealing and effective book. Designers will follow a central, consistent design scheme in which they will coordinate with writers and photographers in order to create a cohesive story and spread. Contribution to the decision on the design scheme is crucial as we decide this early in the year. Designers are expected to update the status of their work through the GoogleDocs we use. Coordination with writers and photographers is necessary, and timely notice must be given regarding work so each position has enough time to complete their assignments (for example, designers should give caption information as soon as possible). Familiarity with InDesign is required.

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Please send applications to Kaitlin Schuler at (Editor in Chief)


Visual Recorders for 2-Day Design Session in May

April 2, 2014

Brian Zikmund-Fisher (faculty in UM Health Behavior & Health Education and UM Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine) is seeking 1-2 students, alumni, or freelancers with design/drawing skills to support a 2-day “deep dive” session to design new ways of visually displaying medical laboratory test results to patients (e.g., in online patient portals to electronic record systems).

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Please send an email outlining relevant expertise to Dr. Zikmund-Fisher (
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Early contact is particularly necessary if applicants are not current students at the University of Michigan.


Graphic Design Internship with the South University Art Fair

March 31, 2014

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair is seeking an energetic, responsible, creative, Graphic Design intern to help out for summer 2014.

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair will be holding approximately a 12-week paid internship program this summer for current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. This is a unique opportunity to get an inside look at what it takes to plan the country’s largest and most recognized art fair.

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Please email your resume and link to portfolio to Melissa by May 1, 2014.

Questions? call 734.369.0442

Categories: Internship


Freelance Sketching Opportunity

March 31, 2014

Shauna Isbell is looking for a freelance artist who excels at drawing live sketches for her wedding on Saturday May
31 at 3:00 PM. The sketching will happen during the ceremony outdoors in Britton, MI, about 20 minutes south of Ann Arbor

Please submit your resume, samples of your sketch work and/or a link to your portfolio to by April 30.

The compensation for the project is $175.00 cash.

You can also contact Isabell at 928-606-2250 if you have any other questions.

Click here for an example sketch