An internship is an opportunity for students to work in their chosen profession while attending school in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience.

Most often, interns are not paid for the work they do monetarily, but are instead rewarded by the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities for their portfolio, networks and possibly a permanent job offer if the intern takes advantage of the opportunity to be a valuable employee.
Students in the Valencia Graphics Department are required to take an internship. Students cannot take an internship until they have passed GRA2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA2143 Advanced Web Page Design with a C or higher. Students probably won’t qualify for a Graphics Internship until their final two semesters enrolled.

You will not be able to register for an internship without following the steps outlined on our blog:

East Campus Lab Building 1 Room 213 

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various format paper cutters, board cutters, headphone check-out, loupe check-out, spray booth, viewing booth, light table, camera check-out, scanners, wacom tablet check-out and Cintiq monitors. All this in a friendly social working environment with a modern resources for students to browse and lounge while working on their laptops.

Phone: 407-582-2762           Visit for current hours and closed dates. Check before you drive.

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

West Campus Lab 3-150

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, headphone check-out, camera check-out, light table, scanners, loupe check-out, photo tent and wacom tablet check-out. Please be mindful if there are classes in session when using this lab by using only the computers in the back of the room.

Phone: 407-582-1592

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

Osceola Campus Lab 1-244

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, camera check-out, lights and light cube, media card readers, scanners, loupe check-out, Pantone swatch books, and wacom tablet check-out. Please be patient while we work on making lab improvements you’re going to love.

Phone 407-582-4953

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. might not be available for students in the lab.

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big rick is looking for a graphic designer

by kpennino on October 18, 2013

i need someone that basically knows what they are doing

can handle print files and can make billboards

must have a clear understanding of typography, clean design, must follow guidelines of client needs, and can meet deadlines

needs to be able to work between 9am and 5pm (no later than that unless requested by client)

must like to drink beer during meetings and enjoy a good laugh


will discuss an hourly rate once we meet

designer must have a printed and/or online portfolio showcasing work

I’m always at my computer and need work done now!


by kpennino on August 26, 2013

Web Production Specialist (Temporary)
The Web Production Specialist facilitates and implements the technical and content objectives for various Starwood websites. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining website content and design elements that are consistent with company brand, design and content specifications and standards.


  • Development – 90%
    ·   Update website content and images including articles, user interface, copy, headlines, photo captions, email blasts, FAQs, newsletters, user guides, photos, logos and other graphic elements.
    ·   Collaborate with project coordinator to document and track all changes to websites.
    ·   Troubleshoot issues with existing or developed systems, and work with the appropriate resources to resolve them.
  • Leadership – 10%
    ·   Maintain schedule of recurring tasks to keep Starwood websites up-to-date.
    ·   Utilize scripting languages to create dynamic content solutions.
    ·   Participate in production meetings and help resolve issues.
    ·   Team Player
    ·   Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as required by management.



Four-year college degree with two years of related experience required. The formal education requirement may be substituted for equivalent experience.

Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following categories:
·      Standard web production concepts, practices and procedures.
·      Solid PC skills including thorough knowledge of MS Office.
·      Fluent in HTML and JavaScript programming languages.
·      Solid experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash.
·      Strong image creation/manipulation skills.
·      Good organizational skills.
·      Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to sustain editorial “voice” suitable for audience.
·      Familiarity with AP style.
·      Experience with a content management system desired.


The Web Production Specialist will make recommendations about content enhancements and/or improvements to the websites. They solicit input from the business sponsor and make decisions on what technology and process is used to update and maintain our web site portfolio.


Business travel may occasionally be required.


Approximately what percentage of time is spent performing supervisory functions?   10%


Daily contact with production team, developers, interactive team, sales and marketing.



Fall 2013 Internship Opp. at Aedieno

by kpennino on July 30, 2013


Internship Description

Aedieno is a boutique creative firm offering a hands-on graphic design internship. The fall internship position will interact with projects ranging from branding, identity, photography and web design, plus everything in between!

This is an opportunity to be a part of a team where all things are possible, and will include one-on-one interaction with a creative group leader. We will provide training and guidance (maybe even a laugh or two), while encouraging growth through the entire process. There will be a workspace, computer and a library of resources available.

Internship Dates: Fall (Sept – Dec)

Through this journey, you will achieve a well-rounded perspective of the creative field while creating permanent employment potential. While this internship is unpaid, you will be offered an in-house portfolio review, as well as portfolio print/production services through our sister company Xperient (not to exceed $200).

Excited? Send over your resumé and portfolio to for immediate consideration.

Mama’s Sauce is Recruiting Fall 2013 Interns

by kpennino on July 16, 2013


Get your foot in the door now for Mama’s Sauce Internship Program, brought to you by French Paper Company!

From their internship website post: 

“This unpaid internship is tailor-made for aspiring print designers. Our interns work hard and have access to a number of unique resources. Interns are responsible for product quality control as well as general shop upkeep. They are taught various skills pertaining to letterpress and silkscreen printing. Several optional seminars are offered each semester including the Spot Color Design Seminar, during which they’re given the opportunity to design a project that will be printed for them by Mama’s Sauce.

Interns during the Fall 2013 Semester will be offered an in-person portfolio review/meet & greet with Ross Moody, Owner and Designer at 55 Hi’s. He’ll be flying down from NYC just to shake your hand…this is not an opportunity to be missed!

If you’re a motivated creative whose work ethic is rivaled only by your play ethic, APPLY NOW!”

Fall Graphic Design Internship @ GKTW

by kpennino on July 12, 2013

Job Description

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” Village located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. Here, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in the Village’s whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals and much more. To learn more, visit

GKTW is currently seeking an undergraduate or graduate graphic design student for a part-time Fall internship.  Interns will be asked to work a full 15-week semester at a minimum of 16 hours weekly on property in Kissimmee, FL.  This is a professional internship with a formal dress code, policies and procedures mirroring those of the professional staff.  Students will go through an orientation at the beginning of their program and also have an opportunity to serve in multiple volunteer roles throughout the Village.  Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common.

Internship dates: September-December

Job Responsibilities include:
• Designing for both internal (operations) and external (fundraising and promotions) collateral under the project management of senior designers.
• Collateral pieces may include: identity, flyers, rack cards, brochures, mailers, email, signage, mini-sites (if the intern is on a web-design track)

Qualifications and Skills:
• Good portfolio: Strong sense of design, layout and type
• Multitasking in a fast-paced environment
• Willingness to learn and grow as a designer: able to take constructive criticism from lead designers
• Enjoys working in a team environment
• Good Attitude towards others
• Strong work ethic and deadline-driven
• Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 
(Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS a plus but not required)
• Microsoft Office: PowerPoint and Word
• Proficient in Mac platform

Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Village.  Although this is an unpaid internship, students will receive a $300 stipend at the end of their program. Interested candidates should submit a resume and 5 examples of their best design work in .pdf format emailed to

Upon submission of a resume and portfolio samples, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Push Seeks Digital Design Intern

by kpennino on July 9, 2013

Please send resume and work samples to

Push is an award-winning, full-service branding agency located in Downtown Orlando. Push’s capabilities cover everything from advertising and public relations, to research, brand planning, promotions, media buying and interactive design. A dynamic and growing agency, Push focuses on developing strategic, creative and influential work for a variety of more than 30 regional, national and international clients. Push builds brands by bringing creativity and innovation to every client campaign by combining experience with a unique and collaborative culture.

Job Title:Digital Design InternCompany Name: Push.

Start Date for position: Summer

Position Type: Internship

Compensation: Unpaid (Interns receive $7/day for lunch.)

Location: At Push in Orlando, FL

Relocation: No, local candidates only

Skills and Software Knowledge: 
*Required: Proficiency in Photoshop, strong typography and composition skills and an interest in web design, user experience and emerging technologies and trends.

*Pluses: Experience in web design, design internships in the past, portfolio of work.

Description: On a typical day duties would include designing for web and mobile, editing photos, making icons and generally having a wonderful time. This internship will not only give you chance to work with an award winning team, you will also walk away with great portfolio pieces and a more finely tuned skill set. The intern would work closely with the Interactive Art Director and assist in web design production.

Applicants should be at a Junior level or above and ideally available for 10-15 hours a week.

Be an Intern at iQuarius Media this Summer

by kpennino on June 5, 2013

iQuarius Media is, again, looking for a Web Designer/Developer Intern for the Summer!

This would be a great opportunity to learn and grow as a web professional. Either for College Credits or to build your resume, or who knows, you might find a happy home with us :)

We are located in Sunny Downtown Orlando where you will learn and be creative, along with the Front-End team.

Your title:
Web Designer/Developer Intern


  • HTML5 and CSS3.
  • CMS: WordPress and Drupal.
  • Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Designing for Social Media.
  • Web design knowledge (composition, color theory, typography, layout, file preparation, etc).
  • Collaborating with other team members.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Great attitude.
  • Willingness to learn.

Bonus Skills: (Not required)

  • E-newsletters development.
  • Responsive Web Design/Programming.
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • PHP
  • InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Being obsessed with web technologies like us.

If you want to learn in a great environment and have the skills necessary please contact Georgette Torres with your resume at the following email:

To learn more about our AWESOME company you can visit

Digital Propaganda Seeks Web Designer

by kpennino on May 23, 2013


Must be proficient in technical side of site construction. Must be expert Word Press.

Website Designer Job Purpose: Develops Web sites by planning and executing design; maintaining and upgrading service.

Web Site Designer Job Duties:

  • Plans site design by clarifying goals; designing functionality.
  • Develops site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content.
  • Develops site content and graphics by coordinating with copywriters and graphic artists; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.
  • Prepares site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.
  • Establishes locatability by registering with search engines.
  • Upgrades site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology; maintaining links.
  • Protects site by designing and installing security precautions.
  • Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.


Skills/Qualifications: Web Graphic Design, Web Savvy, Planning, Web User Interface Design, Web Programming Skills, Teamwork, Illustration Tools, Multimedia Content Development, Understanding Browser Capabilities, Internet Presence, Verbal Communication

Position will be approximately 60/40 Webwork and Design.

Must also be proficient in Adobe Suite, creative and technical designer.

Local applicants only.

Please send Portfolio/Samples to: Dan Yates []

Immediate opening.

Learn more about Digital Propaganda:

Creative Web Designer Sought

by kpennino on April 25, 2013

The ideal candidate will be an innovative web site designer with experience in graphic arts and a working knowledge of designing for e-commerce and corporate web sites, HTML Email Blasts, landing pages, and web banners. Occasional print work is required for company newsletters and signage.

The ideal candidate should be well spoken, have excellent time management skills, and be comfortable with multi- tasking and deadline constraints.


  • Extensive working knowledge of the creative process workflow from initial concept to final build-out and implementation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with technologies used in web site front-ends, including but not limited to: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Mac/PC environments.
  • Must maintain a sense of flexibility in an ever changing environment
  • Must be self-motivated and work with little or no supervision


  • Typical work week within an office setting.
  • Some overtime may be required at times to meet the needs of the company.

BENEFITS: This is a salaried position. Benefits include medical/dental coverage, paid vacation time.

A portfolio is encouraged but not required. Immediate hire.

Candidates should send their resume to Ann Marie Rudd and reference Creative Designer in the subject line.

Tavistock Seeks Marketing Associate

by kpennino on April 9, 2013


Any interested applicants can send their resume and portfolio to Jessica TenBrick at

EMPLOYER:  Tavistock Real Estate Management Services
TITLE:  Marketing Associate
SUPERVISOR: Marketing Director
POSITION TYPE:  Temporary with potential for permanent placement    

SUMMARY:  Tavistock Group is looking for a marketing associate to join the Orlando-based marketing team that supports Albany, our luxury resort community in The Bahamas. Working alongside Albany’s marketing director, this position will assist in various stages of print and digital resort marketing campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have some graphic design experience or training coupled with a strong desire to learn, develop, and advance his/her skills in marketing and design. This person should be a motivated self-starter prepared to work in a detail oriented, fast-paced team environment.


  • Create graphic collateral for promotional materials, including print advertisements, collateral, websites, e-newsletters, branding and internal/external publications
  • Conduct research on projects under the Marketing Director’s direction
  • Update and maintain resort templates
  • Provide supportive documents and samples in client meetings
  • Ensure that deadlines are met and work effectively under pressure
  • Develop, design, and format rich interactive content based on customer instruction
  • Collaborate with team and design professionals in order to produce effective and accurate work
  • Manage a project through all phases of development when necessary, creating concepts based on customer interaction, designing, revising, troubleshooting, and producing a final product
  • Develop concepts for and design a wide range of marketing materials in digital and print mediums
  • Create and maintain consistent templates in our corporate look and feel to insure fast campaign creation
  • Work within and help establish new marketing templates and best practices in support of brand management
  • Ensure print and digital deadlines are met by working in conjunction with other members of the marketing team
  • Update and maintain accuracy of company website and social media outlets when applicable
  • Grow new and maintain existing relationships with print and digital vendors
  • Manage and maintain a database/portfolio of marketing material design elements
  • Coordinate with team to receive proof approvals prior to printing and release. Document and make requested changes/additions as needed
  • Work directly with print/digital vendors to ensure final files are delivered and required materials are available for production
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Design, Marketing or Advertising degree
  • Minimum one year of experience in a marketing position is preferred
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the Premium Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop) is preferred
  • Team player with a positive attitude, strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word,  Outlook, and Excel)
  • Able to follow directions, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and respond to urgent requests in a positive manner
  • Good organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Familiar with working within corporate identity guidelines
  • Able to organize projects and project files
  • Knowledge of browser-based technologies (HTML, Javascript, CSS, etc.) a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines, while managing multiple projects



  • Must be physically able to do assigned work as outlined above.  Must be physically able to sit and use the computer for hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to communicate in English effectively with other individuals
  • Must be able to maintain good relations with employees, supervisors and the public
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this position. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

This posting does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship