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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Schawk Retail Marketing Creative Intern (Paid Internship)

Schawk, Inc., (NYSE: SGK), is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. With a global footprint of more than 60 offices, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency.
Schawk Retail Marketing, a business unit of Schawk, Inc. creates online, offline and in-store marketing communications for many of the world's top retailers. By integrating the retail experience across brand touchpoints, Schawk Retail Marketing helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Job Summary
We are looking for a candidate that is creative, outgoing, dedicated worker that is eager to learn more and has a passion for design. Schawk appreciates our employees and good work never goes unnoticed!
Job Responsibilities

  • As an intern, you will have the opportunity to be a key attribute to the production of our catalogs, direct mail pieces and circulars for our Fortune 500 clients. You will be able to have hands on experience in designing thumbnails, page layouts, helping with the mounting and mock-ups, miscellaneous design elements like footers and icons while also being able to work on some of our special projects like the clients gift cards and store windows. You will have the opportunity to work with the digital files and be able to research our photo plans and reference library.

  • Schawk Retail Marketing is always brainstorming for new, creative ways to demonstrate to our client that we are exactly what they need. The more people we have the better ideas start to flow and everyone can feed off one another's ideas.

  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Majors in Advertising, Graphic Design, Visual Communications

  • Able to work 2-3 days a week (we will be flexible around your class schedule)

  • Able to commute to the downtown Chicago office

  • Knowledge in Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Illustrator

  • Personal Performance Factors

  • Integrity/Ethics - deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.

  • Perseverance - targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.

  • Teamwork - Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

  • Initiative - Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

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