Client, Employer, or Organization: DiscoverE

Name of Contact: Rebecca Lai

Email: demarket@ualberta.ca

Phone Number: 7804928779

Job Title: Volunteer

Job or Opportunity Description: Spend your summer by volunteering at a digital design and storytelling camp! This is a fun opportunity for artists and designers to share what you love to do. As a bonus, you will be eligible to receive a reference letter after volunteering for at least 8 hours. Find more info on the poster!

Notes: We have a poster with the specific details of the camp! Let us know if you want it emailed to you.

Application Deadline: 8/17/2018

User Experience Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: Cultovo

Name of Contact: Zachary Fritze

Email: zachary.fritze@cultovo.com

Website: http://cultovo.com/

Job Title: User Experience Designer

Job or Opportunity Description: Cultovo is a software startup that provides crop knowledge to crop insurance companies to reduce claim overpayment and to help more farmers get the insurance they need. We are developing a real-time, dynamic data visualization dashboard, and we need UI + UX support to build a mockup of the user journey. 

It will show the pathway from an alert email that notifies an insurer of a risk in their portfolio. From there they would go to a web based login. It would then take to a landing page that provides either a portfolio view or an individual policyholder view. Both would be dashboards showing easy to understand graphs and other visual cues to indicate various pieces of information that an insurer needs to know. 

We need help starting next week (first week of July) to be finished third week of July. There will be more work afterwards if things go well.

Estimated Compensation: $400

Application Deadline: 7/6/2018

Graphic Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: StudentHire

Email: aprince@studenthire.ca

Website: https://studenthire.ca/

Job Summary: At StudentHire, their mission is to address the student debt problem by connecting students with opportunities to make money and gain experience, working when they have time. The "gig-economy" is a common phrase that is associated with the type of flexible work we curate for students.

They are hoping to connect with graphic design students at the U of A (or students in other programs that teach graphic design skills), as they are looking to create a small core group of graphic design students that can take gigs from their platform and work closely with them, providing feedback to make sure they are building a marketplace that really does suit their needs. 

Because they are launching their new platform in the next couple weeks, this is somewhat time sensitive so talk to them soon! 

Please send an email to aprince@studenthire.ca if you are interested in getting involved. We understand this is the busiest time of the semester for most students, but there is no requirement to start taking gigs right away. They simply want to start building this group! 

Student Graphic Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: University of Aberta Students' Union

Name of Contact: Juliana du Pree

Email: juliana.dupree@su.ualberta.ca

Phone Number: 780 492 4241

Website: http://www.su.ualberta.ca

Job Summary:

The Students’ Union operates a full time Marketing & Design department to support its businesses, services, and the Executive. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Creative Director, and with guidance from the Senior Manager, the Student Graphic Designer will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience working on real designs projects in a friendly and professional environment. 

From initial client consultation to finished pieces, the Student Graphic Designer will support the daily design activities of the department by developing promotional materials such as posters, banners, advertisements, brochures, and digital material for new and existing projects of different sizes and complexities. 

Duties & Responsibilities

• Design promotional material for the U of A Students' Union and its departments. 
• Work both individually and collaboratively with the designers, and interact with clients as needed.


1. Must be registered in the equivalent of at least one course for credit at the University of Alberta in either the Fall and Winter sessions in the 2018-2019 year, and must have paid the SU fee.
2. Preference given to a Visual Communication Design student enrolled in the BDes program who is returning for either a fourth or fifth year.
3. Excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work in a demanding and fast-paced studio.
4. Strong fundamental design skills and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite in a Macintosh environment, are essential.
5. Illustration, photography, and interactive media skills are an asset.
6. Must love design and play well with others. 

Located in Students' Union Building.

Estimated Compensation: $11000.00

Application Deadline: 4/9/2018

Logo design and artwork


Client: Create, Collaborate, Connect

Contact: Azra Chatur


Job Description: We are an interdisciplinary student group organizing a symposium for April 11th, 2018. We are looking to have a logo, a couple posters for advertising, and a program designed for our event.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • • Create original logo
  • • Create 2-3 template posters advertising the event
  • • Meet with team in order to communicate their vision
  • • Design a program for the evening

Estimated compensation: To be discussed with selected applicants  

Application Requirements

  • Please include a portfolio, if available
  • Please submit a resume

Application Instructions

Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 15, 2018

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

  • E-mail your application package to:
  • achatur@ualberta.ca


Graphic Design/ Email Marketing Assistant

Client, Employer, or Organization: DIG Marketing

Name of Contact: Giselle Boehm

Email: giselle@dig-digital.com

Phone Number: 780-940-2708

Website: http://www.dig-digital.com

Job or Opportunity Description: Note: this is a remote position so you will be working from home, but in the Edmonton area will be preferred. DO NOT apply if you do not have the relevant experience. Please apply with link to design portfolio.

This position will start at 10 hours per week. We are a growing agency and if you're successful your hours will grow too.


Talented at graphic design and visual branding, with a strong portfolio
Strong knowledge of Indesign & Photoshop programs required
Strong writing + communication skills (grammar & spelling)
Ability to write for social media copy
Ability to work remotely, and on a self directed basis
Strong time management + organizational skills
Additional skills:

Mailchimp experience is a plus
Wordpress experience is a plus
Photography and video editing skills a plus
Digital marketing experience is a plus (SEO, FB Ads, Google Adwords)
Additional qualities:

Passionate about marketing (specifically social media marketing)
Quick to learn, willingness to learn and improve
Fluent + comfortable in working online/digital marketing platforms
Ability to work on and manage projects from multiple clients, in an agency context
Genuine love of plants, gardening, and nature is a plus
Entrepreneurial, team-based mindset, and positive, innovative problem-solving approach to project challenges

Post secondary education in graphic design/visual communications
1-2 years graphic design experience
Would be open to graphic design students in final years of study
About Us:

DIG Marketing is a digital marketing agency, specializing in digital + content marketing services in the plant + gardening industry. You’d be working as an assistant to our Creative Director, carrying out primarily email marketing + garden/lifestyle blogging campaigns.

Portfolios that showcase corporate branding graphic design work will be preferred.

Job Type: Contract

Wage: $21.00 /hour

Required experience: Graphic Design: 1 year

Application Deadline: 4/1/2018

App Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: The Lash Coach

Name of Contact: Michelle LaPratt

Email: michellelapratt@gmail.com

Phone Number: 7807198719

Website: http://www.thelashcoach.ca

Job or Opportunity Description: Make a visually appealing and user friendly beauty app with user network, photo uploading and facial recognition with in app purchases.

Estimated Compensation: $1000

Notes: I will also require my app to be trademarked and would love a highly qualified, organized and creative student. I would be willing to pay more, depending on project size and number of students involved.

Application Deadline: 3/31/2018

Edge Business Competition Executive Team

EDGE Business competition is an interactive, multidisciplinary, and high-energy case competition. It is a national competition with teams from all across Canada hosted by the Alberta School of Business. This year, we are looking to rebrand our EDGE, creating new missions, designs, and case competitions from scratch! 

Do you have enough EDGE to be on EDGE’s executive team? We are seeking motivated, innovative, creative, passionate and driven students to join our 2018-19 executive team. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 10th, at 11:59 PM. Follow two simple steps to apply!

1. Read the job descriptions for available positions below.

2. Apply through the following link.

We are excited to see your applications! If you have any further inquiries, feel free to contact us through our facebook page or through email at: edgebusinesscompetition@gmail.com

We are looking for a creative and motivated Design & Arts student to be part of our executive team for 2018-2019. This is a great opportunity to develop hands-on marketing experience as well as developing soft skills. Business clubs rarely have the opportunity to work with any other faculty students, however, we wanted to try something new this year, as we see the value in having a dynamic team!

Applications are open from Feb 23rd at 11:59 PM, until March 1th at 11:59 PM.

Animated Infographic Designer and Animator

Client, Employer, or Organization: ZipLine Productions Inc.

Name of Contact: Stephen Robinson

Email: stephenrobinson95@gmail.com

Phone Number: 780-307-7182

Website: http://52skillz.com

Job or Opportunity Description: We are looking for a designer who is able to create animated infographics for a series we are producing for Telus VOD and Youtube called "How to Learn Anything". The infographics would need to be of a similar quality and design to the following links: 

Ex1: https://vimeo.com/119336068 (The animations that compliment the interview with Obama) 
Ex2: https://vimeo.com/210939436 (0:09-0:22) (0:38-0:48)

The job would begin in April, with first drafts for the animations required in early May, and final drafts required at the end of June. The # of animations, and how long the animations are will depend on the writing of the show and the that rate is decided on between the production company and the animator.

Estimated Compensation: $1500

Application Deadline: 3/10/2018

Logo Design and artwork

Client, Employer, or Organization: Caplink Financial Corporation

Name of Contact: Devin Greenlaw

Email: devin@caplink.ca

Phone Number: 7807029224

Website: http://www.caplink.ca

Job or Opportunity Description: We are a private lending and investment firm starting two new ventures that will require new logos. The new logo will have to follow certain criteria but the creative side of it will be your responsibility. Beyond the work with the logos, we also run a series of magazine ads that we will need help to design. Specifics will come later. The completion of the logos would be of relative urgency.

Estimated Compensation: $500

Application Deadline: 2/15/2018

Graphic Design Intern

Client, Employer, or Organization: MDIIO

Name of Contact: Curtis Serna

Email: cserna@songistry.com

Website: http://mdiio.com/

Job or Opportunity Description: We (www.mdiio.com) are looking for a creative, innovative graphic design intern with a passion for music to join our team, expand their skillset, and continue their passion for art and design. You will be exposed to many different types of media projects and the operations of the music industry. This position offers the opportunity to work with influential members of the global music community through various artistic outlets on a wide variety of projects.

In this position, you will work with our close-knit creative team in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago (with offices opening in Nashville, Austin, London and Sweden in 2018).  You will have the opportunity to be involved and work with our creative department on a vast array of projects that are constantly expanding your skillset and exposure to the music industry.

This is an unpaid internship position but could potentially lead to a full time paid position in the summer. The right candidate will have some experience with all items listed below and must have their own laptop to work from with all required Adobe software.

We’re looking for someone with:
• Interest in learning more about graphic design, illustration, photo and video editing, and apparel design;
• Interest & knowledge of the music industry;
• Knowledge and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Premier and After Effects a plus;
• Must be willing to come into our office 20 hours per week (or to meet specific school qualifications);
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and a strong attention to detail;
• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment-Strong work ethic;
• Must be able to work overtime on projects with tight deadlines;
• Able to work independently to complete tasks – must have proper time management and organizational skills;
• Some photo editing and or apparel paneling experience a plus;
• Experience with WordPress is also a plus.

What’s In It for You?
• The opportunity to learn and work within the global music industry while enhancing your skills and knowledge as a graphic designer in the professional field;
• This is likely to lead to a full-time position.

Required education: igh school or equivalent
Required experience:  year
Other Requirements: Portfolio showcasing your best works.

Be a part of the MDIIO team and apply today! Please send resume to cserna@songistry.com kindly include your name and “Graphic Designer Intern” in the email subject header.

Estimated Compensation: $0

Graphic Design, Technology, and Video Intern

Client, Employer, or Organization: Residence Services

Name of Contact: Jessica Ruprecht

Email:  ruprecht@ualberta.ca 

Phone Number: 780.492.1892.     

Job or Opportunity Description: Residence Services is currently hiring a Graphic Design, Technology, and Video Intern to work on design, videos, and content for our online student staff training EClass course, and First Year Orientation EClass Course. This position will be full time in the summer, and part time during the school year. More information and a link to the application can be found on our website, applications are due February 4th.

Application Deadline:  February 4, 2018

SU Election Candidate Campaign

Client, Employer, or Organization: SU Election Candidate

Name of Contact: Shane Scott

Email: sscott@ualberta.ca

Phone Number: 4034047492

Job or Opportunity Description: I am currently the VP Academic for the SU and will be a candidate running for President in the next Students' Union election in March. I am looking for a volunteer designer to develop my posters, handbills and digital assets. These become the posters displayed across campus and are an opportunity to build your portfolio. I am also able to provide references following the election.

Application Deadline: 1/22/2018

Works to Work Summer Internship

Client, Employer, or Organization: The Works Art & Design Festival

Name of Contact: Betty-Jo Lecours

Email: education@theworks.ab.ca

Phone Number: 7804262122

Website: http://www.theworks.ab.ca/education/

Job Title: Works to Work Summer Internship

Job or Opportunity Description: The Works Art & Design Festival Works to Work Program accepts applications for students looking for positions in the art and design field. Learn more about the intern experience at The Works Blog.

• Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018

The Works to Work Summer Internship program begins in May and runs throughout the summer. This paid program is fast-paced and connects theoretical learning with real-world applications: participants complete 46 plus hours of in-class/ home-study instruction as well as over 500 hours of practical work experience in delivering The Works Art & Design Festival. Participants benefit from working with experienced arts presenters and world class artists, while learning in a variety of ways that include assignment modules, research, student instruction, guest lectures, professional exposure, and hands-on experience.
Works to Work participants may return summer after summer to encourage ongoing skill development, progressing from Assistant to Coordinator to Supervisor to Lead Supervisor levels in each department.

Who Should Apply?
• Students and graduates of visual art and design programs, marketing, communications, public relations, and arts and cultural management programs
• Students in related fields (museums, theatre, heritage, recreation, etc.)
• Emerging artists interested in building and expanding their careers
• Persons considering a career in arts and culture

Placements available in the following 5 departments:
1. Exhibit Production & Technology: Oversee the physical aspects of 20+ exhibits and installations including venue preparation, artwork handling, install & dismantle, construction techniques, resource management, inventories, and special projects.

2. Curatorial: Administer and document festival presentations including curatorial research, registration, reporting, archiving, contracts, insurance, communications, curatorial intent, artwork handling, install & dismantle, exhibit interpretation, and audience development.
3. Design: Assist with the design of The Works Art & Design Festival marketing collateral, apply festival campaign to print and web outputs including festival guide. Internship opportunities also offered in exhibition design, industrial design, and related disciplines.
4. Marketing, Public Relations, Special Events: Develop and implement public and media outreach strategies, administer and deliver special events throughout the Festival season including the media launch, artist events, stage presentations, and celebration events.
5. Volunteer Administration: Recruit, orient, schedule, and develop event and appreciation programs for The Works volunteers. Maintain and develop relationships with volunteer organizations and community supporters. Operate volunteer headquarters during festival.

Contact Amber at (780) 426-2122 ext. 226 for more information

To apply to the Works to Work program, please include:

- A resume
- Copy of your most recent transcripts
- A cover letter, indicating the stream or streams for which you would like to apply
- Contact information for three references

Send your application to The Works Art & Design Festival, 10635 – 95 ST. NW Edmonton, AB T5H 2C3 Fax: (780) 426-4673

Or via email: theworks@telusplanet.net Please put Attn: Amber Rooke in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 4/1/2018

Event Assistant

Client, Employer, or Organization: Latitude 53

Name of Contact: Simone Kousol-Graham 

Email: admin@latitude53.org

Phone Number: 780-423-5353

Job or Opportunity Description: Another position that we are seeking to fill for Parka Patio is Event Assistant. The Event Assistant will coordinate artist installations for the event including sponsorship asks for the event itself. They will also coordinate the event flow (volunteers, attendees, fundraising engagement), with assistance from Latitude 53 staff and the Fundraising Events Committee. This is an exceptional project opportunity with significant portfolio potential in event planning from inception through to final production and evaluation. The selected candidate must be comfortable working within tight deadlines. Biweekly meetings with Latitude 53 staff and volunteer Fundraising Events Committee will produce feedback for the Event Assistant to respond to. The project will begin January 9 as the assistant will work with our volunteer run Fundraising Events Committee to coordinate and organize Parka Patio for February 10.

The Internship is SCIP approved and students will receive $1000 after 50 to 60 hours of work. Any interested students can email Simone at admin@latitude53.org to apply or inquire about the position.

Event Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: Latitude 53

Name of Contact: Simone Kousol-Graham 

Email: admin@latitude53.org

Phone Number: 780-423-5353

Job or Opportunity Description: We’re seeking a student passionate about design and fine arts to create print/digital materials for our upcoming Parka Patio fundraiser! Parka Patio is Latitude 53’s winter celebration event. For previous iterations of Parka Patio, the event has been themed around warmth, light, and the future. We will have a DJ or a live act to play music, and guests will be invited to explore the gallery full of artist installations that relate to the theme in the gallery spaces. This year’s theme is Solitude. As a non-profit artist run organization, events like these help fund our facilities and administrative costs.

The project will begin January 10 with January 24 as a printing date for the February 10 event; this internship will be completed by February 10. This project is designed to serve as professional experience designing for a client for a student with experience and passion for visual communication design.

The Internship is SCIP approved and students will receive $1000 after 50 to 60 hours of work. Any interested students can email Simone at admin@latitude53.org to apply or inquire about the position.


Client, Employer, or Organization: vrCAVE

Name of Contact: Alex Rossol

Email: info@vrcave.ca

Phone Number: 780-932-9141

Website: http://vrcave.ca


Job or Opportunity Description: About vrCAVE
vrCAVE utilizes the latest in Virtual Reality (VR) technologies to bring users the highest quality shared entertainment experiences. The vrCAVE system is a cutting-edge VR platform sold to small & medium businesses (B2B), predominantly in the entertainment industry. What makes vrCAVE's technology unique is that consumers can literally stand beside and interact with their friends as they explore and conquer virtual worlds together. vrCAVE has a unique, proprietary library of networked social VR games designed to be played collaboratively with groups of friends as opposed to the non-social, solo experiences offered by the home market.

Our first product line is a two-person VR haunted house called Hospital of Horror (www.hospitalofhorror.com) . This was first launched in Edmonton in October 2016, and was Canada’s first multi-user VR haunted house. In 2017, an updated version was released and is available in several cities across Canada and Western U.S.A.. 

In addition to halloween experiences, vrCAVE is also developing a line of VR escape rooms. Our very first title is called Space Station Tiberia, a space-themed four person escape room. It was first launched in Edmonton in July 2017, with several locations opening across North America in the Fall of 2017.

***Jr. 3D Technical Artist***

We are looking for a 3D Artist to create an immersive virtual world complete with believable environments, interactive props, and characters for use in multi-user VR experiences built in Unreal Engine 4.


-Create/Modify 3D static meshes as well as modifying/creating their respective texture files
-Contribute to the design of the overall game

Required Skills:
-Preferred degree background in Art & Design or Computer Science
-Skills in one or more aspects of 3D game art, including: 3D computer graphics, 3D Art/Content creation, or 3D animation.
-Verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
-Motivation to learn, and perseverance in solving complex issues.

Desired Skills:
-Experience with 3D content production tools such as Blender 3D, 3dsmax, Maya, etc.
-Experience with Photoshop or other image editing software
-Experience in working with a modern game engine: (particularly Unreal Engine, but experience with Unity, Source Engine, etc. also an asset)
-Have made a video game before (or a game mod)

Estimated Compensation: $25.00

Notes: Full-time position, flexible hours and location.

Practicum Position

Client, Employer, or Organization: The Students' Union at the University of Alberta

Name of Contact: Nigel Brachi

Email: nigel.brachi@su.ualberta.ca

Phone Number: 780 492 4241

Job or Opportunity Description: Thinking about a Practicum position for the Winter Term 2018? Then you should check out The Studio at the Students’ Union.

The Students’ Union (SU) is a large operation that runs a wide range of services and businesses on behalf of students, and The Studio is the full service design shop that provides support to the SU for everything from advertising and promotion to identity and branding. 

Take your practicum at The Studio and we’ll offer you eight hours of work a week, with the chance to work on real projects in a friendly and professional environment. We love to have our practicum students come in for a full day each week, but we can work around your schedule. Either way, you’ll get a ton of hands on experience, and we we’ll never ask you to run the coffee machine or the copier.

Read more about the Students’ Union at su.ualberta.ca

Please apply - with a cover letter and a link to your portfolio - by midnight, December 17, to Nigel Brachi, Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications at the SU at nigel.brachi@su.ualberta.ca

Application Deadline: 12/17/2017

Graffiti Art on Residential Climbing Wall

Client, Employer, or Organization: Stanley Chan

Name of Contact: Stanley Chan

Email: stanley.chan@ualberta.ca

Phone Number: 780-235-8778

Job or Opportunity Description: Background and Requested Services

A small modern residential climbing space is currently being built within walking distance from the University of Alberta.

To enhance the space, we are seeking an artistic treatment on part (or all) of the 3D climbing surface composed of Baltic birch panels (one overhanging and one adjacent vertical wall). Potential artwork may consist of graffiti art, however, we are open to other painted art. Images or designs must be flat as climbing holds may be placed around or on top of the image. Additionally, the art will need to be durable and amenable to a clear surface coating (in order to protect and maintain the surface). 

The art may be created partially or completely on site, starting as early as January 15, 2018. While the birch panels are removable, the 3D nature of the site may lend itself better to on site visualization and artistic application. 

Proposal Requirements

Proposals must include: 
• A sketch, drawing, rendering, or photograph of the proposed artwork
• Information on the scale of the artwork
• An artist’s statement about the work, and its conceptual foundation
• The artist’s resume, including year and program of study (if applicable)
• The names and phone numbers of two references who can speak to the artist’s professionalism, quality of work, and ability to meet deadlines.
• Artworks DO NOT need to be created specifically for this proposal—works created previously for class work or personal use are acceptable for submission.
• Proposals should not be longer than three (3) pages, not inclusive of the resume(s).
• Proposals may be submitted by a current University of Alberta student or alumnus, but is not limited to such.


Artists will receive $500.00 to $750.00 for the art created, depending on scale, creativity and impressiveness of design. 
• $250.00 will be delivered upon receiving the commission
• The remainder will be delivered upon completion of the project.
• This sum of money is inclusive of the cost of materials, manufacturing, and any transportation costs.

Proposal Delivery

Pre-Proposal Meetings (optional)
Pre-Proposal Meetings for parties interested in submitting a proposal will be held on an individual basis, by appointment only, during the period from December 11, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Interested parties will be shown the actual climbing space for the artwork and they will then have the opportunity to ask questions regarding any proposal requirements. Interested parties should make appointments for this meeting with, or direct any questions concerning this process to, Stanley Chan at 780-235-8778 or stanley.chan@ualberta.ca.


• Deadline for proposal submissions is January 14, 2018 at 11:59pm. 
• Proposals and questions can be directed to: Stanley Chan, Email:stanley.chan@ualberta.ca
• Electronic submissions to the email address listed above are strongly preferred. All electronic documents should be submitted in portable document format (.pdf).


Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: 
60% Creativity and originality of work proposed
35% Logistical feasibility of design
5% Reference review
We reserve the right to accept none of the submitted proposals, or to extend the deadline for submissions if deemed necessary.


After evaluation of proposals, successful applicants will be contacted. Upon acceptance of the contract, the applicant will have until March 10th, 2018 to complete the project.

Estimated Compensation: $500

Application Deadline: 1/14/2018