Internships and Employment Opportunities

Internships

No.

There are no internships available.

In addition to largely being scams whereby employers exploit enthusiasm in exchange for very little actual ‘work experience’ (especially, you know, the being paid bit), they particularly disenfranchise folks who are without the benefit of wealthy support networks.

So fuck all that. We don’t do internships, and if you’ve got any common sense or self-respect, neither should you.

Work Experience

Ditto, but with the grisly bonus of screwing over children.

Employment Opportunities & Freelancing

I’ve tried being a boss, and I wasn’t amazing at it. I’m not saying I’m amazing at design, but at least I can do it without shrivelling into a ball in the corner of the office most days. I don’t want to run staff, do timesheets, or project manage. I want to design stuff. That’s why I became a designer.

That said, I do come across jobs for which I have a great idea but not the technical or artistic aptitude to create it. And so I have historically tended to send these jobs away into the ether. But I would prefer to work on these jobs with people whose skills I think would be a good fit, and develop relationships with freelancers who I can call upon with the occasional paid gig when the need arises. A collaborative exercise, in other words, where we can both develop our folios, our skills and our horizons.

If you think you might like the occasional opportunity to work on some low-paid, low prestige work like this (gestures around the website), then please send me through your contact details and a link to your folio and I will put you in some kind of hastily-assembled, rickety database and get in touch with you brandishing money should I require your particular flavour of talent. You have nothing to lose! And very little to gain quite honestly, but again, nothing to lose.

As per the Ethical Design Manifesto I firmly believe that only a wonderfully diverse group of people creating selfishly can create wonderful, diverse work, and as such I would be delighted to receive folios from anyone, but in particular I would like to strongly encourage people who aren’t straight white men, as that demographic is pretty well covered by me.

Mentoring

Sure, why not, albeit on a pretty ad hoc basis. Send me your questions and when I get a minute I’ll answer them. Again, I’d like to encourage those of you who aren’t white guys to pipe up (which, let’s be clear again, is not the same as discouraging white guys who would like to pipe up from doing so).