Student Agency Application

The CCAD Student Agency includes numerous paid positions. Students will gain real world experience and an understanding of professional agency practices while working on projects for CCAD and potentially external clients. Projects will vary in nature and scope, similar but not limited to the following examples:

  • Partner with a local organization to design a community building and outreach campaign
  • Design and produce promotional materials for a gallery opening (small batch posters, email banner, event webpage, postcard, handbill, 15-second Pinterest video ad)
  • Create a theme for the next CCAD orientation and design collateral (shirts, pens, brochures)
  • Produce episodes in a video series from scratch
  • Photograph gallery shows, artist talks, orientation, graduation, and other campus events
  • Capture video of gallery shows, artist talks, orientation, graduation, and other campus events
  • Work with a local college to design presentation templates and an event brochure
  • Edit and produce photo and video materials for promotional use

We are looking for creators, thinkers, and doers, someone who enjoys tackling a challenge, generating ideas, and finding solutions. We are looking for self-starters who like working in a face paced environment, someone who doesn’t sit around to wait to be told what to do, someone who continues to generate ideas even after the project is turned in, someone constantly trying to learn new skills and make themselves a better creative/designer/artist!

Positions are available in the Student Agency year round.  During school semesters, students can work up to 15 hours per week and over the summer students can work up to 35 hours per week.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with occasional night and weekend hours required. Each intern offered a position will be hired based on being qualified in one of the following categories, but will also be expected to learn and perform creative and design tasks outside the area of their specialty.

I. Designer (Advertising, Animation, Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Motion Graphics, Animation)

II. Design Researcher

III. Illustrator

IV. Photographer

V. Videographer

I. Designer will possess:

  • solid understanding of design elements such as color, type, and composition,
  • dependability, responsibility, time-management, follow-through
  • sensitivity to design trends and awareness of current theories and design practices,
  • high levels of problem-solving skills,
  • efficient in utilizing industry standard design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • communication skills, both written and verbal, and
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member.

II. Design Researcher will possess:

  • solid understanding of design research techniques,
  • sensitivity to design trends and awareness of current theories and design practices,
  • high levels of problem-solving skills,
  • communication skills, both written and verbal, and
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member.

III. Illustrator will possess:

  • solid understanding of design elements such as color, type, and composition
  • dependability, responsibility, time-management, follow-through
  • ability to work in a variety of styles and and with tight turnaround times
  • sensitivity to trends and awareness of current theories and practices
  • high levels of problem-solving skills
  • efficient in utilizing industry standard design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • communication skills, both written and verbal, and
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member.

IV. Photographer will possess:

  • solid understanding of photography  regarding lighting, color, and composition,
  • sensitivity to photography trends and awareness of current theories and practices,
  • high levels of problem-solving skills,
  • efficient in utilizing industry standard design software (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, etc.)
  • communication skills, both written and verbal, and
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member.

V. Videographer will possess:

  • solid understanding of lighting, color, and composition, pacing, editing, video compression,
  • sensitivity to video trends and awareness of current theories and practices,
  • high levels of problem-solving skills,
  • efficient in utilizing industry standard design software (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.),
  • ability to capture engaging footage of campus life, the classroom experience, and artwork produced by CCAD students and faculty,
  • communication skills, both written and verbal, and
  • ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Physical Demands: frequent sitting, frequent standing, used hands to handle or feel or hold equipment, reach with hands and arms, occasionally talk or hear.  Use arms, legs, fingers, to carry and utilize video and camera equipment, lighting, booms, etc.

To apply, please complete the form below.

Please paste a text version of your cover letter / personal statement here. Please include 1. Why you want to work as a creative intern? 2. How you think you can best contribute to the team? 3. What you would like to gain from an internship? The suggested length of the cover letter is one-paragraph to one-page.
Please paste a text version of your resume here. Please include creative project experience (paid or unpaid, in-class or co-curricular or personal), work experience and volunteer experience.
Please provide the name of 1-3 faculty references here. Ask one to three of your professors if they would be willing to serve as a reference for you. DO NOT ASK them for a letter of recommendation. We will send an email to the professor asking specific questions about your skills and experience.
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