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INTERN: Gensler, Digital Experience Design, Summer 2019

Student Internship – Digital Experience Design (DXD) – Summer 2019

Gensler’s Brand Design studio is a collaborative team of designers, strategists, digital experience experts and storytellers that engage with a wide variety of clients on projects of all sizes. Our work ranges from architectural media and interactive spatial experiences to environmental branding, print collateral, websites and international brand positioning. As Gensler brand designers, we help our clients tell their unique stories effectively via every channel available in today’s diverse media landscape. Our approach combines design and spatial expertise with a unique point of view and strong communication skills. We believe that this approach results in brands that build trust, inspire confidence, and forge lasting relationships.

As a DXD intern in Gensler’s New York office, you will join a creative studio environment for a full-time, paid internship opportunity running approximately from the end of May to the mid-August 2019. You must be available for the entire duration of the program.

Your Role

Your job is to leverage your expertise with a portfolio of digital technologies to support the design objectives of a wide variety of project types, including environmental visuals and content, interactive spatial experiences and digital-physical hybrid prototypes. You will be working directly with lead designers and gain tremendous experience and insight on project processes.

What You Will Do During This Internship

  • Participate in the conceptualization and visioning of projects defining their strategic goals and experience design direction
  • Work closely with architects, interior designers, brand designers and other technologists to design and realize projects that seamlessly blend physical environments with branded experience and expression
  • Gain knowledge of the spatial design process, including designing in large scale and understanding technical drawings
  • Work closely with the Creative Technology Director and the DXD team to explore, prototype and develop digital artifacts that demonstrate new ways technology can enhance physical spaces
  • Collaborate with your fellow interns on a student-led project to help improve a local community in need through the power of design​

Your Qualifications

  • A demonstrable grasp of the fundamentals of software development – including logic and algorithms, code factoring, use of frameworks and APIs.
  • Understand how to utilize code to create generative and interactive experiences, animation, imagery, for cross-media platforms
  • A portfolio of creative coding work including generative visualization, digital-physical hybrid pieces, sensor-driven interactivity, and other capabilities relevant to spatial experience
  • A thoughtful attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • Willingness to take direction and the desire to learn from design professionals from a variety of disciplines
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm to learn the elements of holistic spatial experience design
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Processing, openFrameworks, Cinder, Houdini, VVVV, Touch Designer, JavaScript frameworks such as Three.js, d3, p5js, jQuery UI, Greensock, Animate.css
  • All candidates must have completed their third year of undergraduate education or first year of graduate education

How to Apply

Submit online application including a resume, cover letter, and portfolio in PDF form. If you choose to submit a link to an online portfolio, you must make sure it is not password protected and that it contains a resume, cover letter and work samples. Submissions made in Microsoft Word and/or without work samples will not be considered.

This posting will remain open until March 1, 2019.

Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 6,000+ practitioners networked across 48 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


See more and apply here.