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Job Posting: Web Design Internship

The Company:

Geek Chicago

Geek Chicago is a digital marketing agency and web development firm that is committed to serving growing businesses and the political world. Geek specializes in website design & development, as well as inbound marketing - including content writing/creation, search engine optimization, social media, digital communications, and reputation management.

Geek helps clients enrich their brands and grow their audiences. Our clients work across multiple industries, including real estate, architecture, law, politics, financial services, insurance, and home services.

Job Description:

Geek Chicago is looking for a Design intern with graphic design and/or website design skills who will be responsible for creating great visual assets and/or website designs for our clients. Primary duties include creating, sourcing, and editing images for client landing pages, social media posts, and websites. Responsibilities may include conceptualizing and implementing creative ideas for client websites, as well as creating visual elements that are in line with our clients' branding.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have excellent visual design skills and be proficient in graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Experience managing paid social media campaigns, pay per click advertising, automated drip campaigns, and landing/squeeze pages is a plus.

This is a position for an entry-level candidate or associate. Previous professional experience is not required, but work samples are a precursor to an interview. The position will be 12-15 hours a week initially, with the possibility of growth. The work can be performed remotely with weekly or twice weekly virtual meetings.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Graphic design skills, specifically website and branding design. 
  • An ability to learn new subjects and concepts quickly, with a desire to expand your body of knowledge.
  • The ability to work independently and remotely, while adhering to a prescribed schedule.
  • Preferred: Experience with basic web design concepts and semantics.
  • Proficiency with GSuite (Google Apps Suite), and/or Content Management Systems (CMS - such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.)
  • Basic SEO knowledge is preferred, but not required.
  • Capability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.

Compensation:

Geek Chicago team members are hired as 1099 contractors, with assignment deadlines, and management of their own working hours. All staff are invited to weekly team meetings (Wednesday mornings.) In time, talented staff can expect an opportunity for assignments and working hours to grow (if interested), and an opportunity to become a W2 Geek employee. The position pays $12.50 - 13.50 per hour, commensurate with experience. W2 employees are offered health benefits and paid time-off.

Please send your resume and (2-4) digital assets/links in the form below.

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).