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Internship: Graphic Designer Entry-Level, BAZOOF!

Cover Volume 18, Issue 1-#86

Position: Part-time hybrid schedule (20 hours/week), 20 weeks from Aug. to Dec. 2024
Location: Vancouver, BC
Compensation: $19/hour

About BAZOOF!

BAZOOF! is dedicated to publishing children’s work backed by a talented team of writers, illustrators, and designers who have a passion for what they do and still have one foot in the world of being a kid. BAZOOF! Digi-Mag is a digital publication that is distributed globally with a focus on healthy living and creativity.

Job Description – Graphic Designer Entry-Level (internship)

As an intern student with BAZOOF!, you’d become an integral part of the creative team working as a graphic designer and illustrator (optional) for the various projects BAZOOF! produces, which includes:

  • BAZOOF! Digi-Mag
  • Planet GLAK, an online platform that publishes children’s work
  • Website projects
  • The brand’s social media
  • Marketing and special projects in both print and web

Design work will include refreshing pre-designed projects at various levels and skills in creating interactive content, including page jumps, animation, sound, and hyperlinks. Common projects handled in the magazine include stories, games, puzzles, crafts, recipes, children’s art, and health education. PLUS, designing at least two covers for the magazine! The age group for most of the projects is 7-12 years.

You’ll also be part of the editing, proofing and all the stages of production leading up to the final publishing. The ability to illustrate would be an asset but is not required. Once you gain experience in designing an integrated style meant for kids, you can design almost anything!

Assistance Received

As BAZOOF! is based in Vancouver, you’d be working alongside the editor, who will guide you through all your projects. Style guides and examples from previously published work and library resources are provided. We work as a team, so assistance is provided on all sides of production to support you in your role. You’ll also be paired with a mentor who will assist you with your career on a weekly basis.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Interns must be enrolled in or recent graduate (within 3 years) of graphic design or a comparable program at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Computer with the licensed Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator


Intermediate Level

  • Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • English language communication skills


Basic Level

  • Familiarity with using social media
  • Artistic, innovative and capable of grasping design that works and appeals to young readers
  • A keen interest in the brand’s demographics of 7-12 years


An Asset

  • Illustration

Company Location

The creative team for BAZOOF! works remotely from various places in Canada, but for the purposes of the practicum, the supervisor and intern will meet at the Vancouver Public Library downtown, as arranged, and remotely.

Deliverables

  • Design for website homepage, blog, and other social media
  • Design for BAZOOF! Digital publication
  • Attending and contributing to editorial meetings
  • Contributing to ideas for design and production associated with video and podcasts
  • Design posts for the new Planet GLAK platform
  • Other tasks as assigned

Accountability

The intern will report to TeLeni Koochin, Managing Editor, and the mentor as assigned.

Benefits

This role will give the intern a full view of the design process for an online publication and various print projects as needed with the ability to contribute as is appropriate based on the individual. The intern is expected to leave with the knowledge required to obtain an entry-level job in the industry.

Time Commitment

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 20-week position
Start date: August 5, 2024
End date: Dec 20, 2024
Pay: $19 per hour

How to Apply?

Application deadline: Open until position is filled

Please send email to mail@bazoof.com with:

  • Email subject line, e.g. posting title, full name, etc.
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Sample of work
  • Contact information

Any questions?

TeLeni Koochin / Publisher
BAZOOF! at Dream Wave Publishing Inc.
mail@bazoof.com
(604) 725-7691

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