University of Wisconsin–Madison

Design Intern, Madison WI

Employer CUNA Mutual Group
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Contact information Sandy Fiene 608-665-7815
Apply by March 13, 2018
More details
Posted on February 13, 2018


Job Overview

  • Designs for knowledge.
  • Creates remarkable visual reports that convey information memorably.
  • Uses the latest digital design tools and Filene brand standards to delight readers and viewers.
  • Produces Filene marketing, communications, and collateral designs.
  • Demonstrates skills in time management, attention to detail, planning, prioritizing, organizing, resource planning, and professional collaboration to accomplish assignments.
  • Interacts with Design Associate, Director of Research, Communications Manager, Research Associate, senior company leaders, and various researchers, contractors and suppliers.
  • Thinks visually and creatively about how to convey findings in compelling and useful ways.
  • Identifies obstacles to the timely completion of projects and regularly reports on the pipeline’s status.
  • Able to gather information, define issues, and recommend solutions in a succinct, independent manner.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac and Windows software and operating systems.

General Accountabilities

(75%) Research/Innovation/Impact Outputs:

  • Designs powerfully and clearly, thinks visually and creatively about how to convey research, innovation and impact findings in compelling and useful ways. Constantly improves the quality of visual outputs.
  • Designs outputs and publications for the research, impact, innovation, and communications functions across the organization, including the core research team, innovation teams, and impact teams.
  • Helps to manage content on the Filene website, and is a source of ideas for constant iteration and improvement of Filene’s online content, look, and feel.
  • Effectively maintains physical and/or electronic project folders to document design project history. Responsible for making decisions with limited supervision.

(25%) Marketing/Business Development Outputs:

  • Working with communications and membership development teams, creates collateral, publications, slide decks, and communications templates.
  • Collaborates with Filene team members to enhance the Institute’s overall success.
  • Conducts occasional office functions: answering phones, filing, data entry, mailings, ordering supplies, etc.
  • The above statement of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties will be assigned as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Storyteller with a portfolio of creative, compelling designs. Translates technical and dense scientific material into compelling and easy-to-understand documents for executives and the general public, without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Experience working with printers, publishers, and other designers desired.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite required. Experience with animation and video production preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Currently enrolled in or continuing in an academic program encompassing graphic design, animation, communications, or closely related field.
  • Intellectually curious about consumer finance, banking, and credit unions.
  • Enjoy working in a “think-tank” environment where ideation, continually embracing change, being restless with the status quo, and seeking reinvention are a part of the culture.
  • Demonstration of effective planning and organizational skills through previous work assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate project information to internal and external customers via phone, email and other electronic mediums, in person and in writing.
  • Strong writing and editing skills (technical and creative) are important, as well as the ability to articulate ideas verbally.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, sound judgment, problem identification, problem resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Effective demonstration of determining options and selecting appropriate strategies or methods.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort using various software programs, internet and social media sites, databases, and other cloud computing solutions.
  • Must be able to self-teach, problem solve, and trouble shoot independently using available resources.

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