Practicum Position

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

Name of Contact: Nigel Brachi


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

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

Application Deadline: 12/17/2017

Graffiti Art on Residential Climbing Wall

Client, Employer, or Organization: Stanley Chan

Name of Contact: Stanley Chan


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


• Deadline for proposal submissions is January 14, 2018 at 11:59pm. 
• Proposals and questions can be directed to: Stanley Chan,
• 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

Design Intern

Client, Employer, or Organization: Room B Design

Name of Contact: Michael Peel



Job Title: Design Intern

Job or Opportunity Description: Room B is a Canadian furniture design and manufacturing company located in Calgary, Alberta. Since 2010, Room B has been creating high-quality products for the home and contract markets. 

Room B provides clean and modern design that is built domestically and can fit into a variety of environments. We believe good design is all-encompassing, and we strive to create products which are aesthetically pleasing, practical, affordable, and environmentally responsible. 

We’re looking for an Industrial Design intern to head a new design project. This position involves research, concept development, design execution, and will have opportunities to transition into a permanent position. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, flexible, meticulous, and has a passion for design.

Full Time (40-50 hours/week)
Competitive compensation based on relevant experience and education.

- Design research on market trends and competitors
- Communicate ideation and process through sketching and 3D modeling
- Create fully detailed parametric 3D models with Solidworks Professional
- Create full manufacturing packages for internal and vendor manufacturing
- Create fully detailed 2D technical drawings using Solidworks Professional
- Creating internal file and part management processes using Solidworks Professional and PDM Standard
- Working independently and collaboratively with a design team
- Assisting senior staff with other projects
- Project management
- Prototyping and testing

Skills required:
- Proficiency with Solidworks Professional and PDM
- Experience creating manufacturing packages, including drawings, CAM output, bill of materials, etc.
- Experience creating technical drawings for manufactured parts
- Comprehensive knowledge of BOM structure and change control processes
- High competency with dimensioning and tolerancing of parts and assemblies
- Experience organizing and maintaining part numbering sequences and revisions.
- Demonstrate strong attention to detail
- General understanding of furniture manufacturing process
- Familiarity with woodworking tools and machinery is an asset
- Problem-solving skills
- Experience with ergonomics and human factors
- Computer knowledge of Windows, Office, Outlook
- Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite is an asset
- Rendering experience is an asset (Keyshot + 3DS Max)
- Minimum Class 5 driver’s license

Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s Degree in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent fields of study.

Application Deadline: 12/15/2017

Digital Communications Specialist

Client, Employer, or Organization: Inside Education

Name of Contact: Chloe Wiun



Job Title: Digital Communications Specialist

Job or Opportunity Description:  The Digital Communications Specialist will ensure Inside Education’s environmental education resources are produced in a professional manner, promotes a positive online image and helps engage and connect teachers to Inside Education's programs and services. This role reports to the Communications Coordinator, and is responsible for the following:

1. Visual Communications: Working with the Communications Coordinator, coordinating the production of promotional materials and classroom resources. This will involve layout and design in a Mac-environment as well as working with certain contractors and printers.

2. Website Management: Making regular updates and improvements to Inside Education’s online environmental education web presence and our sister program websites. Inside Education uses the WordPress CMS.

3. Marketing and Promotions: Assist with the development of our electronic teacher newsletter. Working with meaningful metrics, tracking success of promotional efforts (eg. Google Analytics, formal/informal audience surveys)

4. Social Media: Assisting with content for social media accounts (eg. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo) Managing digital assets inventory (photos, impact stories, logos, artwork)

5. Partner/Donor Relations: Designing stakeholder reports and Society Annual Report. Designing the quarterly e-newsletter, Inside Edge. Designing partner recognition/appreciation materials.

This position will be partially funded by the Government of Canada’s Green Corps program. As such, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or granted official refugee status
  • 18 -30 years of age • Un/under employed and not receiving employment insurance
  • Have not participated in any government-funded youth program within 1 year

Estimated Compensation: Compensation Salary for this position will be $26.25 per hour based on a 30 hour work week.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

To find out more and apply




3D Design Intern at John Fluevog Shoes


John Fluevog Shoes is looking for a full time 3D Design Intern from February 1st, 2018 to July 31st, 2018. Office Hours are 10am – 6pm (Monday-Friday), paid at minimum wage.

As an intern, you will gain valuable insight into the world of footwear design, development and manufacturing.

Ideal candidates for the internship are Canadian residents over the age of 19 and have previous experience working in 3D design such as industrial design or architecture. You must have an interest in fashion and a keen sense of three dimensional form. Current students and graduates from design programs will also be considered.

3D Intern Responsibilities

• Assisting with 3D modelling tasks, preparing files for 3D printing,

adjusting existing 3D files, organizing files

• Operation of 3D printer and 3D scanner, cleaning equipment and

handling prototypes

• Handling and organizing shipments

• Preparing technical documents and drawings

• Photographing and cataloguing samples

• Assisting with various Design Department tasks as required

• 3D tasks may include but are not limited to heels, soles, lasts,

hardware, accessories, car parts, boat parts, and store elements


• Strong proficiency in Rhinoceros 3D, 3D rendering software (such as

Keyshot), Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office

• Experience with digital fabrication including 3D printing

• Ability to translate two dimensional drawings to three dimensional

models and vice versa

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently

• Able to work full-time during the internship

• Ability to be creative on a tight deadline

• Technically savvy and quick to grasp new skills and software

• Legal to work in Canada without sponsorship from the company

• Creative, positive and proactive

• Must have good written and verbal communication skills

• Experience in photography, including editing/taking pictures

• Experience in fashion or footwear is a plus


DEADLINE: January 1, 2018

Digital Illustration and Movie Editing

Client, Employer, or Organization: Interface Fluidics

Name of Contact: Tom de Haas



Job or Opportunity Description: 

I am with Interface Fluidics. We are a startup company in the NINT building on U of A campus. Our company is focused on high-temperature, high-pressure fluid analysis for the chemical and oil and gas industries. We are a team of engineers and technicians who are awesome at engineering and running tests, but not so great at generating marketing material.

We are looking for a person to help us generate digital graphics to post online as part of blog-posts and other marketing material. Typically these would be sketches of industrial processes, experimental setups, or illustrative process flow diagrams. I have included a few examples of the types of images we are looking to make. These images would likely be made in Adobe Illustrator. We will provide all the technical guidance, we just need someone skilled in making vector graphics.

The pay for this position would be $20/hr and the number of hours would vary depending on the material that we require. We would like to see a portfolio of digital artwork that the applicant has made (does not have to be technical illustrations). 

We are also looking for a person to help with editing and directing short technical videos for our YouTube channel ( We will provide all the video recording equipment that is needed, but the applicant would need to have their own computer for editing. For this position, we would like to see other videos that the applicant has made. This position would also pay $20 per hour and the number of hours would be subject to our needs.

This would be a good chance to get some experience working on marketing material for a high-tech startup and we are located on campus which makes getting to our office easy.

Please have applicants send their resume and a link to their portfolios to

Volunteer Website Update and Maintenance

Client, Employer, or Organization: International Festival of Winter Cinema

Name of Contact: Tina Gill



Job or Opportunity Description: The International Festival of Winter Cinema, Edmonton’s newest community film festival, happening on February 10, 2018 and organized by FAVA Producer member Adam Bentley, is looking for a design student to maintain a website, and eventually design a promo poster. The position would be volunteer with the expectation that if the event is a success and we receive grants for future festivals, it will become a paid position in the future. If interested, please contact Tina Gill at the attached e-mail address. Note that we would provide you with content for inspiration.

Innovation Designer (Early Career)

Client, Employer, or Organization: The Moment


Job Title: Innovation Designer (Early Career)

Job or Opportunity Description:  Here at The Moment, we need people with specialized talent who also want to stretch and grow their design capability. At The Moment, we create opportunities for designers to shine on end-to-end projects -- showing off their expertise and teaching others. We also create opportunities for designers to stretch their practice in new directions. This serves our clients well; each team is a multi-disciplinary design team with honed practice and fresh eyes on their business challenges.

Our clients engage us from discovery to deployment, requiring expertise in design research, service design, innovation strategy, foresight, and a host of other design capabilities. 

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017


Call to Edmonton Artists

Client, Employer, or Organization: Edmonton Arts Council

Name of Contact: Eva Marie Clarke


Phone Number: 7804242787 extension 235


Job Title: Call to Edmonton Artists : Rossdale Pocket Park (RFP)

Job or Opportunity Description: The Rossdale Pocket Park public art competition, open to professional artists residing in Edmonton and area, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas" (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an artist or artist team to create an outdoor sculptural installation for the Rossdale Pocket Park. The artwork can be existing, in as new condition, or a new creation. The sculpture(s) should be of intimate scale to suit the park's setting.

The Rossdale Park Project expands the existing Rossdale Linear park using land that is part of the fenced property surrounding Fire Station 21. The revitalized park will offer an inviting, usable, and safe space to the public.

The artwork(s) will be sited in the park's northwest corner. Two to four potential sites will be available. Artwork(s) will be placed on brick plinths.

$23,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm MST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Early Fall 2018

For more information, or if you have questions, please email Grace Law, Public Art Officer - - or call 780.424.2787 extension 230.

Visit to download the Call

The Edmonton Arts Council will hold an Information Session on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the Lestock Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre. RSVP to by Monday, October 23 - the event will be cancelled if there is low response.

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested individuals.

Estimated Compensation: $23000

Application Deadline: 11/22/2017

Director of Design

Client, Employer, or Organization: U of A Human Resource Management Association (UAHRMA)

Name of Contact: Kamille Lim



Job Title: Director of Design

Job or Opportunity Description: The U of A Human Resource Management Association (UAHRMA), a club in the Faculty of Business is looking for a Director of Design.

The director of design position will primarily take care of all UAHRMA related marketing designs such as posters, videos and website. 

Volunteer Graphic Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: University of Alberta - EcoCar

Name of Contact: Olamide Olaleye



Job Title: Volunteer Graphic Designer

Job or Opportunity Description: We are currently looking for individuals who could help take on the following duties:
• Offering design support for website, newsletter, print (Brochures, Adverts et al.) and other media
• Assisting in developing the EcoCar brand by creating regular engaging visual media content across all relevant social media channels and the website.
• Scheduling and production of digital assets; including but not limited to video, posters, timeline banners, and so on. 
• Help design the look, layout and features of our website.

Application Deadline: 10/11/2017

Latitude 53 Design Internship Opportunity

Organization: Latitude 53 

Name of Contact: Simone Kousol-Graham


Phone Number:  780-423-5353

We’re looking for a student passionate about design and fine arts to create print/digital materials for our upcoming Schmoozy fundraiser! Schmoozy is our annual winter event featuring local artists and musicians, artwork for auction, and food and drinks from our generous sponsors. As a non-profit artist run organization, events like these help fund our facilities and administrative costs. 

The project will begin October 10 with November 7 as a printing date for the November 25 event; this internship should be completed by December 1. We ask that they apply by October 3rd. 

This internship is SCIP approved and the designer will receive $1000 after ~60 hours of work. Here is the link they must use to apply:



OnCampus Advertising - Part-Time Work

Client, Employer, or Organization: OnCampus Advertising

Name of Contact: Nathan Souza


We are a national advertising agency that focuses on connecting our clients with the college market. My client, St. George’s University, needs 2 brand ambassadors to write the following message on 200 science classroom whiteboards between 9/27-9/28 & 10/2-10/3.


“Interested in Med or Vet School?

St. George's University Information Session

Thursday, 10/5 7:00-8:30pm

at Fairmont Hotel MacDonald”


This position will require each individual brand ambassador to work for around 10 hours and write on 100 whiteboards. The position pays an hourly rate of $20 for a total of $200 per person. Please see below for summary of details.

Location: Science Building Classrooms

Timeframe: 9/27-9/28 & 10/2-10/3

# Hours: 10 per person (20 total)

# Whiteboards: 100 per person (200 total)

Payment: $20/hour ($200 per person)

Please let me know if you’re interested ASAP so that I can get you the information you will need. First come, first serve!

Call for Industrial Designers

Jeff Johnson, an Industrial Design Instructor broke his collarbone biking in the mountains over the weekend and has rendered him unable to fabricate in his workshop! OH NO! 
He is seeking an Industrial Design student (previous or present) to work in his shop assisting him in the fabrication of biological research equipment. 
This is an IMMEDIATE start and would be 20-35 (35 being ideal) hours a week.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jeff as soon as possible at:



Practicum Position

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

Name of Contact: Nigel Brachi


Phone Number: 780 492 4241

Thinking about a Practicum position for the Winter Term? 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

Please apply - with a cover letter and a link to your portfolio - by midnight, December 5, to Nigel Brachi, Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications at the SU at

Production Staff (Commercial Medical Devices)

Client, Employer, or Organization: Rehabtronics

Name of Contact: Andrew Nguyen


Job Title: Production Staff (Commercial Medical Devices)

Description: REHABTRONICS is a medical devices company based in Edmonton, Alberta. We are dedicated to helping therapists and patients get access to innovative and efficacy-driven technology for recovery. At Rehabtronics, we design, develop, manufacture and validate our products in partnership with research institutions and initiatives around the world. 

Rehabtronics is currently seeking candidates to join our team. This opportunity will provide graduates of the Design program the ability to engage and acquire experience in a product design environment. Your primary role will be to support the production of existing commercial medical devices that are distributed worldwide. Other, lateral type roles, such as assisting in the design and development of new products not-yet-at-market are opportunities that will undoubtedly present themselves during the candidate’s time of employment.

Essential skills and characteristics of a successful candidate:

  • Possess a basic level of mechanical reasoning
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Works and communicates well in a team-based environment
  • Diligence within a highly-controlled work environment
  • Empathetic and is driven by an understanding of people
  • Practical knowledge with CAD programs (Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 3D, Solidworks) is a plus

Notes: Paid Full-Time (Compensation is Negotiable)

Application Deadline: 9/18/2017

Industrial Designer

Client, Employer, or Organization: ONETWOSIX Design Inc.

Name of Contact: Nick Kazakoff


Phone Number: 780 965 1049


Job Title: Industrial Designer

Job or Opportunity Description: Industrial Designer
ONETWOSIX Design Inc. – Edmonton, AB

ONETWOSIX is a team of industrial designers and builders with an unwavering ambition to design products without functional or aesthetic compromise. We work clients who fundamentally believe in the value of great design as much as we do. Our approach is human centered and through our experiences we have learned that hands on prototyping is key to creating a great product. 

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, positive, and passionate individual to join the fabrication side of our team. This individual must be able to use the mindset of an industrial designer to creatively solve problems, think on their toes, and fabricate high quality prototypes and finished products. The candidate must have ample shop experience and be able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. This role will involve a variety of tasks including input into design concepts, 3D CAD modelling, creating drawings for fabrication, optimizing designs for fabrication, fabricating prototypes in a variety of materials using a variety of methods, building finished products, and operating CNC machines. A successful candidate must be able to learn quickly, and apply critical thinking to improve processes. Prior experience operating CNC machinery and welding is a plus. The candidate must be comfortable alternating between computer based industrial design work and fabrication work, however the primary focus will be on assisting in fabrication. 

Essential Responsibilities:
• Fabricating prototypes and finished products
• Creating drawings for fabrication
• 3D CAD modelling
• Developing design concepts through research and sketching

Desired Education / Skills:
• BDes in Industrial Design
• Excellent woodworking skills using hardwood, veneer, laminate, etc. 
• Proficient in Rhino 3D
• Welding and metalworking experience is a plus
• Experience operating CNC machines is a plus
• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
• Experience in Autodesk Fusion 360 is a plus
• Excellent attention to detail and focus on quality
• Must be able to juggle multiple projects at once
• Must have an unwavering passion for industrial design, belief in pushing boundaries, and a build anything attitude.

Required Experience: 
• 2+ years of experience in fabrication with a focus in product development. 
• Experience working in a design related industry is a plus.

Job Type: Full Time, hourly
Benefits: Competitive health benefits
Job Location: Edmonton, AB
Compensation: Based on amount of experience

Estimated Compensation:

Notes: Full time paid position, hourly wage based on experience

Application Deadline: 6/23/2017

Logo/Web Landing Page Design

Organization: eHUB UAlberta

Name of Contact: Brittney Roy


Phone Number: 7809142083


Job Title: Logo/Web Landing Page Design

Job or Opportunity Description: eHUB is an entrepreneurship centre on campus. On average we have 20 students per semester working on a new venture/company. Each one of these students needs a design identity!

We are looking for a student/alumni (within one year of graduation) who are interested in designing a logo, web landing page design and other promotional materials for new student companies.

You will be working directly with entrepreneurial students. Each students needs will vary.

We recommend this for a jr. level designer who is looking to build their client relationship skills and build their portfolio but any level of experience is welcome to apply.
We currently have a designer who is working with students. We are looking for two or more designers who are interested in staying on our roster of talent.
We are making updates to our website and will be putting student designers on our website and link to your website/portfolio/social media pages.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people from different facilities. In the past we have had teams form at eHUB through relationship building and connecting at events.

The way it works:
You will essentially be "on call" for when students need design support. Lately they have been streaming in 2-5 new companies per week. 
Project scopes vary.

Please send us a link to your portfolio and a short description on your level of experience and project scope specialization.

The cost can fluctuate but we have set our costs at:
$100/landing page design (no coding necessary)
Additional work will default to: $20/hour

If you are a photographer, writer, design prototypes we would love to hear from you!

Estimated Compensation: $200

Application Deadline: 5/7/2017

Stage Designer

Client: Office of Alumni Relations, University of Alberta

Name of Contact: Jodi Richter


Phone Number: (780) 492-4523


Job Title: Stage Design: Alumni Awards

Job or Opportunity Description: The Alumni Awards ceremony is the university's largest annual public event. tarted in 1994, the ceremony is now attended by over 900 alumni and members of the community. This year, the ceremony will be held at the Jubilee Auditorium on September 25. 

In years past, u stage design for the Alumni Awards ceremony has been quite traditional: flowers, flags, podiums, the recipients seated on stage with green/gold vertical lightnin. Since the Alumni Awards celebrate our most outstanding alumni, we would like to use a U of A student(s) or alumni to design/build the stage design for our award ceremony. 

- We would prefer to rent set pieces or use pieces from the Jubilee as we don't have a space to store a custom-made piece until the ceremony next year
- Themes: Formal but fun, U of A green and gold, celebratory, stage focus is on recipients being presented with their award by President Turpin, with a select number (4) of recipients making speeches at a podium.

Estimated Compensation: $2000

Note: Compensation dependent on the complexity of the project and materials used by the designer

Application Deadline: 5/11/2017

Graphic Designer

Organization: Alpine Club of Canada

Name of Contact: Craig Hartmetz


Job Title: Graphic Designer

Job or Opportunity Description: The Alpine Club of Canada is looking for a graphic designer to design some promotional materials for them. Currently, they are looking to purchase a stand up banner. If you're interested in doing a short project, please contact Craig for more details.

Estimated Compensation: Volunteer position