Foot Locker, Inc. is the world's leading retailer of athletically inspired footwear and apparel. Our brands include Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Eastbay, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02. We are at the heart of the sport and sneaker community. We work to inspire and empower youth culture every day and make it our mission to fuel a shared passion for self-expression. Foot Locker offers paid internships at our corporate locations in New York, NY, Camp Hill, PA, Bradenton, FL, Wausau, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, and Junction City, KS. As an Intern you will learn about the retail and ecommerce industry; participate in a collaborative business project, volunteer opportunities, and corporate training. Be a part of the team that leads innovation in the athletic ecommerce industry and wear cool kicks to work every day! As a Visual Design intern, you will:
Fulfill print/web design projects, including full site and mobile pages, emails, print collateral, and other projects as assigned. The Visual Design Intern will communicate directly with clients to ensure accurate and acceptable output while receiving feedback and additional direction from other members of the creative team in a timely, professional manner. The Visual Design Intern must have a solid understanding of design fundamentals, including intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as necessary. The Visual Design Intern will receive tutelage from other members of the team and will need to be able to independently and quickly get up to speed on design standards, assigned brand preferences, workflow, and project schedules, and must be able to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to design that meet company standards. The Visual Design Intern is autonomous in his or her work and produces superior layouts and high quality designs. RESPONSIBILITIES
Arranges layout of graphics and copy and participates in creative project development based upon supplied guidelines and instructions, brand protocol, available space, knowledge of layout principles, and aesthetic design concepts. Works as a part of a team throughout the entire design process. Researches current marketing and communication trends to ensure designs are appropriate for the target audience; communicates with superiors during development process; confirms project specs/mechanicals during preproduction phase. Creates digital and print experiences considering current and future usability, functionality, product knowledge, brand standards, sales trends, and available information. Suggests design possibilities and confers with stakeholders as opportunities arise. Meets regularly with superiors, design team, creative department, and other marketing personnel. Proofs each assigned project for quality and accuracy prior to proofing; presents design concepts to clients for approval. Collaborates with requestors/stakeholders to align project expectations. Makes changes as indicated on proofs and requested by client taking into consideration set standards, communicating directly with commenters as needed. Follows a production timeline to ensure tasks are being completed by their scheduled due dates. Communicates with supervisor on any issues that may jeopardize a project deadline. Demonstrate collaboration skills by providing input and seeking direction from stakeholders and design supervisors. Actively seeks to improve knowledge in sales, reporting/impact metrics, marketing, purchasing, brand establishment, customer support, and other areas of the business. Stays on top of current hardware/software and understands different design application techniques in a fast-changing business. QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perfo1m the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
The Visual Design Intern must have a solid understanding of design fundamentals, including intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as necessary. The Pursuit of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in marketing, advertising/PR, communications, telecommunications, advertising art and web design is a plus.