Design Intern at Morningstar
The design interns will work closely with the design manager, designer team, product managers, copywriters, programmers, and other internal groups to develop digital, print, and experiential design solutions for Morningstar's Talent & Culture team. Our interns are expected to assist designers in different stages of the development process, with implementing solutions for clients and general production tasks. Morningstar Design Internships are available for local students on a year-round basis (15-20 hours per week during the school year).
These paid positions will be hybrid based in our Chicago office and remote.
Job Responsibilities• Assist the Talent & Culture (T&C) Brand, Marketing, & Employee Experience team with developing & designing content for a variety of mediums and communication channels including print, digital, and environmental.• Assist with creative ideation and developing campaigns that support T&C initiatives.• Maintain and continue to develop designed imagery for our T&C library for branded communications.• Assist with creating and sending emails through Eloqua.• Assist with photographing employee events to be used for social media.• Assist with workshop planning & preparation for key initiatives in the company.• Assist with designing PPT / presentation slides as needs arise.• Assist with recurring requests that often require production and attention to implementing Morningstar's detailed design standards.• Corresponding with internal clients, including answering routine inquiries, sketching multiple design options for review and implementing the final design solution.• Spec final design files and prepare final images for developers.
Qualifications• Flexible, self-starter who can work independently with strong attention to detail and has an interest in different aspects of brand, marketing, and visual communication• Continuous improvement mindset and willingness to step forward and make contributions for the betterment of Morningstar and its employees.• Excellent communication skills and high emotional intelligence.• Demonstration of a high level of discretion and candor relating to sensitive or confidential information.• Ability to work collaboratively or on an independent basis.• Demonstrated enthusiasm for communications & visual design, information architecture, and experience design.• Curiosity, resourcefulness, and a desire to solve challenging information and communication design problems.• Excellent typography skills as well as strong communication, presentation, and technology skills.• Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office.• Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program throughout the internship, preferably one with an emphasis on design.
Please specify your cumulative G.P.A. in your resume, indicate your work availability in your cover letter, and attach design samples (or include a website) in your online application.
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