Product Design Intern (Summer 2019)

Product (UX) designers doing a design critique

Product Design Intern (Summer 2019)

Hi there! We’re WillowTree, and you’re our new Product Design Intern (we hope). 

Are you passionate about solving problems through design? Do you follow emerging tech and design trends? Are you motivated by driving design culture and creativity? 

WillowTree’s Product Design Team plays a central role in helping our clients envision and design the experience of their digital products.

As a Product Design Intern, you will not be stowed away working on fake projects. Our interns are our colleagues and you’ll contribute  to real client products in meaningful ways.

You'll participate in research, conceptual design, information architecture, interaction design, prototyping, and visual design, all while having a 1-on-1 mentor relationship with a senior level Product Designer.

If you have the talent and experience for this position, we'd like to talk to you.


Successful Applicants:

  • Have experience using Sketch or Photoshop to design digital interfaces
  • Collaborate closely with team designers and engineers to understand user needs and project requirements
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Are passionate  about current design trends coupled with a strong understanding of user experience

Must Haves:

  • Plans to complete a bachelor's degree program in either May 2020 or May 2021
  • Online portfolio of mobile app or web design work
  • Strong conceptual thinking with a demonstrated ability to understand customer needs, user behaviors, and project requirements
  • Solid written and oral communication skills, with natural ability to articulately explain design decisions
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of typography, layout, and basic design principles
  • Comfortable presenting your designs to teammates and client

Bonus points:

  • Motion design experience

P.S. In an ideal world, you’re a star with all the bullets we listed, but hey — we know that’s a lot of bullets. WillowTree builds teams with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives, so if you’re smart and passionately curious, don’t worry about checking all of the boxes. If you feel confident about a good amount of them, we can ramp you up on the rest. 


WillowTree Internships: 

Our summer internship program is an opportunity for you to work on real client projects and make a real impact on our organization all while receiving one-on-one mentoring from our full time team members. Not only that, but you’ll have weekly paid lunches, snacks galore, and plenty of chances to socialize with your fellow interns — some of them even during work hours. We’ll have you with us full time (think 40 hours a week for 10 - 12 weeks) and yes, it is definitely paid. Not a bad gig, right?


About WillowTree:

Founded in 2008, WillowTree is a mobile design and development agency whose mission is to bring together a team of smart, motivated people who take pride in their work and strive to be the best in mobile. We foster a collaborative environment that focuses on continuous learning and unlimited opportunities to have a big impact; and, of course, we also ship lots of code!

 At WillowTree, we work with companies like Zappos, PepsiCo, HBO, and Mattel to solve real-world product strategy, design, and technical problems. There's always something new and exciting to work on, and the results of our efforts get shipped to users' devices every day.


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