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Graphic Design Intern

Company: Great Wolf Lodge
Location: Cicero
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Program Summary
The Corporate Internship Program at Great Wolf is a 10-week program that provides college students with paid, meaningful experience that compliments their current coursework. Through an experiential and structured approach to learning, interns will gain hands-on experience with real-life work that is tied to the success of the team and Great Wolf's purpose of Bringing Joy to Families. In addition to meaningful assignments and working in a supportive business environment, students will be invited to participate in professional development opportunities, social activities to get to know fellow Pack Members and build relationships across other departments, and more. Students can expect regular mentorship and feedback to help develop the skills and experience that will position them to grow in their career area of choice.
Position Summary: Great Wolf's Creative Services Team is looking for a student studying Graphic Design with education/training creative content and consumer understanding. The ideal candidate should show samples of creating impactful visual design for brand design, promotion, wayfinding, video and presentations for Great Wolf Lodge. We're looking for a visual storyteller with the ability to deliver our brand identity and guidelines across a wide variety of projects, applications and media types. With a collaborative spirit the candidate will work with writers, fellow designers and agency partners to help set the conceptual and visual skills and the drive to deliver breakthrough creative that shows how we bring joy to families and make's Great Wolf famous.
Experiences You Will Gain:
This is a dynamic work environment and a creative team that delivers world class brand work across all media channels. In this role an intern will gain:


  • Hands on work experience with real projects that impact Great Wolf's Purpose of "Bringing Joy to Families"
  • Opportunity to complete multiple portfolio worthy brand and writing projects
  • Mentorship from a talented team of highly experienced brand and creative marketing professionals

    Basic Qualifications & Skills

    • Enrolled in a Bachelor's program focused on graphic design or similar (rising Junior or Senior preferred)
    • Unrestricted work authorization in the United States (sponsorship not provided)
    • Willingness to work in a hybrid environment out of the downtown Chicago corporate office
    • All employment offers contingent upon a successful background check

      Desired Qualifications & Traits
      Technical Skillset:

      • Comfortable using the Mac platform, as well as some experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effect (or similar).
      • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. -
      • Up-to-date knowledge of widely used Internet-based services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram. -

        Design Skillset: -

        • Range of student or real life examples of design (Video skills a plus) -
        • Creating original design for promotion, identity, and in lodge communications that fall within brand standards -
        • Take an idea from brainstorm to final production in print and digital -

          Writing Skillset:

          • We would like to review sample writing examples and/or creative writing projects
          • Excellent writing skills in a broad range of styles and applications
          • Strong attention to detail

            Work Style:

            • Collaborative and Coachable
            • Good communication skills
            • Candidate will have exposure to 3rd party agencies including advertising/marketing agencies and Great Wolf marketing partners.

              About the Great Wolf Corporate Internship Program:

              • 10-week full-time program based in our Corporate Headquarters located in Chicago, IL
              • Work on a hybrid schedule (Mon/Fri optional work from home, Tues/Wed/Thurs in the office with your team)
              • Meaningful, business-driven assignments and projects
              • Regular mentorship and individualized performance coaching and feedback
              • Cohort-based onboarding and learning
              • Professional development opportunities---
              • Social events and activities
                Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Great Wolf Lodge, Cicero , Graphic Design Intern, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Cicero, Illinois

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