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Upward Projects is Hiring a Graphic Design Intern!

Graphics Intern

Upward Projects is looking for a rockstar graphic design intern to join our in-house marketing team! This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with an innovative, local company in a fun, fast-paced environment. You’ll be working with five unique restaurant brands, as well as helping to create marketing and event campaigns.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work directly with Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager on projects
  • Assist Graphic Designer in creating company graphics (corporate and store collateral, coupons, apparel, advertisements, signage, campaigns, social media graphics)
  • Update printed and online menus
  • Brainstorm ideas for marketing campaigns
  • Photograph events and product for internal training and marketing
  • Facilitate events and office duties, as needed

Educational Objectives:

  • Gain professional design experience with an exciting, innovative, local company
  • Improve efficiency in technical work practices (Adobe quick keys, file management, etc.)
  • Experience working with different departments and sourcing vendors
  • Learn about designing within brand standards
  • Improve design and communication skills

Required Qualifications: 

  • Technical experience in MS Office, Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • Experience with social media platforms (with a focus on Facebook and Instagram)
  • Confident understanding of design principles and basic layout
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and advanced proofreading skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently, in deadline-sensitive environment
  • Eager to take initiative in getting assistance and making suggestions
  • Strongly prefer recent graphic design graduates, but will consider students in their junior or senior year with advanced skills

Bonus points:  

  • Experience with a digital SLR and photo editing skills
  • Experience in video editing
  • Illustration skills
  • Experience with copywriting/ blog writing

The Deets:

  • This internship is a part time, paid, hourly position. Compensation will depend on experience.
  • This fall internship is from the beginning of August until December 1st, 2015 (flexibility with start and end dates)
  • Flexible hours: 20-30 hours a week during office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:30)
  • Laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud and Dropbox provided

To Apply: 

Creative Wiggle Mix

Blog - Upward Mixtape 4It’s no secret that we love music. This month, here’s what we are jamming to at work to help the creative juices flow. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration or music to help fuel you through a project, listen to our mix below!

Instagram Favorites: Round 15

If you follow us on Instagram (if you don’t, you better start!), you know that we love to post photos documenting current projects, our favorite items,  amazing finds, and your experiences at our restaurants! Here’s a snapshot of some of the most recent ones that make us smile…


Want to see your image on here? Make sure you tag your images on instagram with #windsoraz, #churnaz, #upwardprojects, #postino, #federalpizza or #joyridetacohouse!!

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Halloween Costumes!!

Halloween is kind of a big deal around our company.

If you’re coming to work, you’re most likely wearing a costume!!  Here’s a small showcase of the best of the best around Upward.  Check it out!


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Instagram Favorites: Round 14

00Instagram-Wk14 Want to see your image on here? Make sure you tag your images on instagram with #windsoraz, #churnaz, #upwardprojects, #postino, #federalpizza or #joyridetacohouse!!